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Thailand cracks down on migrant workers as anti-immigration feelings rise


BANGKOK Thailand is cracking down on migrant workers from neighbouring countries, saying they are "stealing jobs from Thais", amid fears that anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as Southeast Asia's second-largest economy stagnates. | Video


Thai junta allows 'culture of torture' to flourish - rights group 28 Sep 2016

BANGKOK International human rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Thailand's military government of allowing a "culture of torture" to flourish since the army seized power in a 2014 coup.

Thai police raid on suspected foreign forgery gang uncovers body in freezer 24 Sep 2016

BANGKOK Thai police on Saturday said they will charge three foreign members of a suspected passport forgery gang with concealing a dead body after a raid on a Bangkok compound discovered the dismembered remains of a man in a freezer.


Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush 23 Sep 2016

BANGKOK Three Thai policemen were killed and two wounded on Friday in a bomb and gun attack in the southern province of Yala where Muslim separatists have been waging a simmering insurgency against the state.


Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination - Mastercard 22 Sep 2016

BANGKOK The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world's most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday.


Thai court finds British rights activist guilty of defamation 20 Sep 2016

BANGKOK A British rights activist was found guilty by a Thai court on Tuesday of criminal defamation and given a three-year suspended sentence, a move rights groups said sets a worrying precedent.

Thai defamation verdict a setback in anti-slavery fight, say activists 20 Sep 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A guilty verdict for a British activist in Thailand charged with defamation for alleging ill-treatment of migrant workers at a big fruit company sets an alarming precedent in the fight against labour exploitation, rights groups said on Tuesday.


Thailand expects huge jump in tourists, thanks to Chinese 19 Sep 2016

BANGKOK Tourist arrivals to Thailand are expected to rise 17.8 percent in the last quarter of 2016 year-on-year, the Tourism Council said on Monday, driven mostly by an increase in Chinese visitors.


Boat in fatal Thai accident was overcrowded, piloted recklessly - police 19 Sep 2016

BANGKOK An overcrowded tourist boat carrying Muslim pilgrims was being piloted recklessly before it capsized, killing at least 15 Thai people, officials said on Monday as divers and other rescuers searched for 11 people still missing.


Thai PM defends rights record since coup ahead of U.N. visit 15 Sep 2016

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday defended his country's rights record since he seized power in a 2014 coup, saying he acted to end months of political instability.