Thailand

Thai protest leaders handed prison terms - and freed on bail

BANGKOK - Six prominent Thai anti-government protest leaders were sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday for storming the prime minister's office during a 2008 rally - and then released on bail to allow for appeals.

Desperate migrant pays for baby to be drugged, smuggled to Myanmar - researchers 27 May 2015

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Burmese woman working in Thailand hired a man to sedate and smuggle her 3-month-old baby across the border to relatives in Myanmar, researchers said, describing a common "service" for desperate migrant mothers fearful of losing their jobs.

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Over 2,500 migrants still adrift, U.N. says ahead of SE Asia meeting 27 May 2015

BANGKOK - More than 2,500 migrants could still be stranded on boats in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, according to estimates by the United Nations, as Thailand prepares to host a regional meeting it said was focused on "immediate action" to tackle the crisis.

No human trafficking camps left in Thai south, police say 26 May 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border.

No human trafficking camps left in Thai south, police say 25 May 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Monday there were no human trafficking camps left in southern Thailand following a month-long crackdown and the discovery of seven camps in mountainous jungle near the Thai-Malaysian border.

Mass graves of suspected trafficking victims found in Malaysia 24 May 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Mass graves and suspected human-trafficking detention camps have been discovered by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country's home minister said on Sunday.

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A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business 22 May 2015

BANGKOK - When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

Thai junta detains opposition activists on coup anniversary 22 May 2015

BANGKOK - Thai authorities detained dozens of student activists protesting against military rule on Friday, a year after the army seized power from an elected government.

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A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business 22 May 2015

BANGKOK - When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

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Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference 22 May 2015

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, and a Thai official said Myanmar had agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis.