Thai news coverage via Yahoo! Australia
recent updated : April 23, 2015, 2:21 pm
Thailand rushes to fix illegal fishing after EU ban threat
Thai officials said they were rushing to crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing in a bid to avoid the European Union-:39:s threat to ban seafood import from the country. The EU on Tuesday gave Thailand, ...
Thai bookseller given jail term for royal defamation
Bangkok (AFP) - A Thai man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in jail for selling books that allegedly defamed the monarchy, the latest in a string of convictions under a notorious lese majeste law.
Thai customs seize African elephant tusks worth $6 mn
Bangkok (AFP) - Four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth $6 million has been seized at a Bangkok port in a container labelled as beans, Thai customs said Monday, in the kingdom-:39:s largest-ever haul of its kind.
House panel is told of slavery in Thai seafood industry
Modern-day slavery persists around the world, including the abuse of fishermen in the Thai seafood industry whose catch can end up in U.S. markets, a congressional panel was told Wednesday. -quot:As has ...
Thai Kiradech prevails in playoff to win in Shenzhen
(Reuters) - Big-hitting Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat eagled the penultimate hole to force a playoff and then prevailed over Chinese teen Li Hao-tong at the Shenzhen International to claim his second Euro...
US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law
In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply ...
Thai New Year party goes off with a splash
Karratha-:39:s Thai community welcomed their new year with a massive water fight and feed at Dodd Court Park on Sunday.
Thai police detain man, tighten security, after Samui car bomb
Bangkok (AFP) - Thai police have detained a man suspected of involvement in a car bomb on the resort island of Samui that wounded seven people, authorities said Sunday.
Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island of Samui
A car bomb on the Thai resort island of Samui has wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, police said Saturday, in a further blow to the country-:39:s tarnished reputation as a top tourist destination.
Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil
Bangkok (AFP) - Deliberations began on Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.