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Thai queen recovering from pneumonia after treatment - palace


BANGKOK Thailand's Queen Sirikit, 83, has been treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Bangkok and is recovering, the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Saturday.


No aim to 'perpetuate military rule' with Thai charter; ex-PM rejects it 27 Jul 2016

BANGKOK A constitution that Thailand will decide on in a referendum next month is not aimed at perpetuating military rule, an official who helped write it said on Wednesday, as a former premier from a pro-establishment party rejected the draft charter.


Thai students use social media to stoke opposition to draft charter 25 Jul 2016

BANGKOK Thai student protesters will use social media tools, from Facebook to Japanese messaging app Line, to persuade voters to reject a military-backed draft constitution, some of the activists said on Monday.

Thai police charge two eight-year-old girls who tore down pink lists 24 Jul 2016

BANGKOK Two 8-year-old girls in Thailand have been charged for violating campaigning rules ahead of a contentious referendum next month after tearing voter lists off a wall because they liked the pink paper they were printed on, police said on Sunday.


Thailand ramps up referendum campaign with songs, TV shows 21 Jul 2016

BANGKOK Less than three weeks before a contentious constitutional referendum, Thailand's military government is scrambling to drum up support, broadcasting songs and television programmes in a vigorous public relations campaign.


Thousands arrested in global football gambling raids - Interpol 18 Jul 2016

BANGKOK More than 4,000 people have been arrested worldwide and more than $13 million (£9.8 million) seized across Asia in operations targeting illegal gambling during the Euro 2016 football tournament, Interpol said on Monday.


Thai sex industry under fire from tourism minister, police 17 Jul 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's infamous sex industry is under fire, with the tourism minister pushing to rid the country of its ubiquitous brothels and a spate of police raids in recent weeks on some of the largest establishments providing sex services in Bangkok.


Thai land rights campaigners' most powerful weapon? Access to information 14 Jul 2016

KLONG SAI PATTANA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Along a mud road deep inside oil palm and rubber plantations in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani, handwritten signs tag grim evidence of a struggle for land that began two decades ago, and then turned violent and deadly.


Suspected Singapore bank robber to be 'sent abroad' - Thai police 13 Jul 2016

BANGKOK A Canadian suspected of robbing a Singapore bank of S$30,000 (16,710 pounds) will be sent abroad, Thailand's police chief said on Wednesday, but he did not say whether he would be sent to Singapore or Canada.


Rare bank robbery raises questions on complacency in safe Singapore 11 Jul 2016

SINGAPORE A rare bank robbery in Singapore has sparked a social media debate on whether the country's low crime rates made authorities and society in general too complacent, while Thai authorities said on Monday they had detained the suspected thief.