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Thai army holds ceremony countering pro-democracy protesters view of history

25 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's army has joined the debate over history and democracy in the Southeast Asian nation by holding a ceremony on the same day that pro-democracy demonstrations were held at memorials to the 1932 revolution that ended centuries of absolute monarchy.

In Thailand, it's statues of democracy leaders that are disappearing

24 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Certain historical statues have been disappearing in Thailand, but they are not effigies of colonialists or slave owners torn down by protesters.

Thailand pro-democracy protesters mark end of absolute monarchy

24 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Political activists from several groups across Thailand staged peaceful protests around the country on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the 1932 revolt which ended the absolute monarchy in the country.

Thai exile's kidnapping sparks protests over 'missing' critics

08 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Protests flared in Bangkok on Monday against the suspected kidnapping of a Thai activist in Cambodia which has reignited protests against Thailand’s military-royalist elite, with some online questioning a law banning criticism of the monarchy.

Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes

04 Jun 2020

SALADANG, Thailand Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine repeated in communities across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thai researcher eyes affordable, accessible coronavirus vaccine for SE Asia

25 May 2020

BANGKOK A researcher leading Thailand's push to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine says its aim is to make it cost-effective and accessible to Southeast Asia, and play a part in preventing a supply shortage globally.

Thai anger unabated, banned politician says, 10 years after deadly army crackdown

19 May 2020

BANGKOK Thailand marked the 10th anniversary of a bloody army crackdown on protesters on Tuesday, with a banned opposition politician saying anger was unabated, especially after last year's disputed election that kept a coup leader in power.

Thailand marks 10 years since deadly army crackdown

18 May 2020

BANGKOK Survivors of a deadly army crackdown in Thailand that killed more than 90 people were to observe the 10-year anniversary mostly in private on Tuesday amid a state of emergency prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Asia-Pacific drug trade thrives amid the COVID-19 pandemic

15 May 2020

BANGKOK Illicit drug markets in the Asia-Pacific continue to expand and diversify and appear to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations said on Friday.

Asia-Pacific drug trade thrives amid the COVID-19 pandemic

15 May 2020

BANGKOK, May 15 Illicit drug markets in the Asia-Pacific continue to expand and diversify and appear to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, the United Nations said on Friday.

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