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China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break


BEIJING China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to "quickly bring to justice" 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention centre through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.


Thailand seeks to prosecute ousted PM Thaksin in absentia in two graft cases 21 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Thailand is seeking to prosecute ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for graft under a law that allows politicians to be tried in absentia, an official said on Tuesday, months after Thaksin's sister was sentenced to jail in her absence.

Twenty Chinese Uighurs use blankets to escape Thai cell 20 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Twenty ethnic Uighur Muslims from China broke out of a detention centre near the Thai-Malaysia border, Thai officials said on Monday, after digging holes in the wall and using blankets as ladders.


Thailand plans joint arms factory with China 16 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's defence technology agency plans to set up a joint centre with China to produce and maintain military equipment in the latest sign of the strengthening security relationship since a 2014 coup.

Thai court looks into lawsuit against owner of Leicester City 15 Nov 2017

BANGKOK A Thai criminal court on Monday said it would proceed to determine whether it would hear a case in a 14 billion baht ($423 million) lawsuit brought against Thai duty-free giant King Power International, the company that owns English Premier League football club Leicester City.


Japan's MUFG hires 180 staff in London in Europe expansion drive 14 Nov 2017

LONDON Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) is hiring staff in London in a drive to expand its investment banking operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and boost income outside its home market, a senior executive said.


Senior Thai royal official dismissed in latest shake-up - palace 08 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's Royal Household Bureau has dismissed a top palace official for "extremely evil behaviour", a note on Wednesday said, in what appears to be the latest shake-up under new King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Thailand's main party urges junta to end ban on political activity 08 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's Puea Thai Party on Wednesday urged the ruling junta to end a ban on political activity since the 2014 coup, saying it feared a delay could signal that a general election promised for next year might be pushed back yet again.


After year of mourning Thailand's 'floating basket' festival returns 03 Nov 2017

BANGKOK People in Thailand celebrated the Loy Krathong or "floating basket" festival on Friday, following a year of mourning for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej that saw many celebrations muted or cancelled.

Rare protest in junta-ruled Thailand after mourning chaos 01 Nov 2017

BANGKOK Authorities in Thailand's southeastern Chonburi province braced for more demonstrations on Wednesday after hundreds of furious residents gathered a day earlier in a rare protest to complain about bureaucratic incompetence.