Thai youth fear junta's school reforms will dim job prospects


BANGKOK - Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn't have time to waste matching up to a military-led government's idea of what makes a good Thai.


Thai PM says new DNA tests can be done in British murder probe 29 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday challenged critics of a police investigation into the murder of two British tourists saying new DNA tests can be done as concern grows that two men arrested over the killings might have been framed.

Thai court throws out defamation case against British rights activist 29 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - A Thai court on Wednesday dismissed on a technicality a defamation case brought against a British human rights activist by a Thai fruit company.


Special Report - Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade 22 Oct 2014

PHANG NGA Thailand - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, "I'll see you soon." He said he expected to return that evening.

Thailand tourist murder suspects retract confessions 22 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men accused of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island have retracted their confessions, their lawyers said on Wednesday, adding further confusion to an investigation that has attracted widespread criticism.


Thai rights body to probe torture claims over tourist murders 20 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's human rights commission will launch an inquiry into allegations of police torture of two migrant workers from Myanmar arrested over the murders of two British tourists, the rights body said on Monday.

British police to join Thai investigation into tourist murders 18 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand has agreed to allow British police to join an investigation into the murder of two backpackers on a Thai island, after local authorities came under criticism for their handling of the case.

More Bangladeshis found in Thailand on human trafficking route 13 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thai police found scores of sick and exhausted boat people hiding on a remote island on Monday, and all but one of the 79 suspected human-trafficking victims were from Bangladesh, according to local officials.


Record bust in Cambodia signals Thai dollar counterfeiting boom 13 Oct 2014

BATTAMBANG Cambodia - Brigadier General Sar Theth is the police chief of Battambang, a languid riverside town in western Cambodia. You could also call him the seven million dollar man. | Video


Thai PM stands by investigation into murders of British tourists 10 Oct 2014

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha defended a police investigation into the murder of two British tourists on Friday, amid criticism of shoddy forensic work and concern that two arrested Myanmar men may have admitted the crimes under duress.