Thailand

PM says Thailand not always safe for tourists after murder of Britons

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BANGKOK - Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday the country was not always as safe for foreign visitors as their homelands, after the murder of two British tourists dealt a blow to the southeast Asian nation's image. | Video

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Thai PM aims to broaden tax base, bring in inheritance tax 12 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday his military-backed government aimed to broaden the tax base in the new fiscal year beginning next month, bringing in an inheritance tax among other changes.

Thai woman fights for stateless after dodging brothels 12 Sep 2014

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the northern Thai village where Srinuan Saokhamnuan was born, stateless children like her faced two career choices - work in factories or sell sex at karaoke bars.

Thai junta tells rights group to 'get its facts straight' 11 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's ruling junta urged Amnesty International to "get its facts straight" after the human rights group issued a scathing appraisal of 100 days under military rule.

Leaders of Thai rubber farmers threaten protests as prices slide 10 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - More than 10,000 rubber farmers in Thailand, based mostly in the south, are preparing to launch protests against the government and demand it announce measures to help them counter a slump in prices to five-year lows, farmers' leaders said on Wednesday.

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New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult 08 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - As he prepares to move in to Bangkok's Government House this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is going to great lengths to sweep away any occult challenge.

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With free visas, Thailand tells Chinese tourists 'please come back soon' 05 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - To make vacationing in a country still under martial law a little more attractive, Thailand’s military junta is offering tourists from China free visas.

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Thai cabinet meets king; doubt grows over power handover schedule 04 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's new military-stacked cabinet met King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok on Thursday, marking the formal start of an administration that will spend at least a year overhauling the political system before calling an election.

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Thai PM vows reform council to include people from all walks of life 04 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included.

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Thai junta may lift martial law in tourist areas 03 Sep 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's military government is considering lifting martial law in some provinces, particularly in those that attract a lot of tourists, a junta spokesman said on Wednesday.