Thailand

Two senior Thai police face royal insult charge as cases mount

BANGKOK - Two senior Thai policemen face royal insult charges, a national police spokesman said on Sunday, and warrants have been issued for their arrest, the latest in a mounting number of lese-majeste cases following a coup in May.

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Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication 21 Nov 2014

YANGON - Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing "torture" in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication.

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Three Thais detained for handing out tickets to Hunger Games 20 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - Three Thai university students were taken into police custody on Thursday for handing out free tickets to the latest film in the Hunger Games series, from which Thai protesters have borrowed a gesture of resistance to a totalitarian government. | Video

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Americans suspected of trying to ship baby body parts flee Thailand - police 17 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Monday two Americans suspected of trying to send infant and adult body parts in parcels to the United States had fled the country.

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China identifies 'dozens' of Uighurs in Thailand - report 14 Nov 2014

BEIJING - Chinese officials in Thailand have identified "dozens" of Uighurs from the Chinese region of Xinjiang who were rescued by Thai police from a human-smuggling camp and those confirmed from China will be sent home, a Chinese newspaper said on Friday.

Influx of boat people a 'huge burden for Thailand' - military spokesman 13 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand is buckling under the burden of sheltering and feeding hundreds of boat people over the past month, a senior government spokesman said on Thursday, and needs more help from rights groups and non-governmental organizations.

Thailand to push back more than 200 boat people - police 10 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - More than 200 boat people held in southern Thailand will be pushed back out to sea, police said on Monday, despite calls by rights group to stop a policy that puts would-be asylum seekers at risk.

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Thai PM considering lifting martial law in some areas 06 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is ready to consider lifting martial law in some parts of the country to help boost a struggling tourism sector and economy, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday.

Thai police take wind out of sails of festival goers with death threat 05 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - Thais releasing paper lanterns skyward to usher in good luck have been warned by police: anyone found releasing them near an airport could face the death penalty.

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Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand 04 Nov 2014

BANGKOK - A co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, has been arrested in Thailand, police said on Tuesday, after he tried to cross into the country from neighbouring Laos.