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Greenpeace appeals to Thai PM to tackle air pollution 'crisis'


BANGKOK Environment group Greenpeace on Thursday called on Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to tackle an air pollution "crisis" in Bangkok, weeks after a pollution agency said the city's air quality had hit dangerous levels.


Thai junta says 'not concerned' about ousted PM Thaksin's Asia tour 21 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Thailand is not concerned about the movement of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, also an ousted former leader, after recent visits by the pair to several Asian cities and meetings with members of their party.


Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election 20 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, former leader Yingluck, were in Singapore on Tuesday, in a rare sighting of them since Yingluck fled Thailand last year, and a day after Thaksin called for unity within his party.


Thai court grants custody to Japanese father of 13 surrogate children 20 Feb 2018

BANGKOK A Thai court on Tuesday said it ruled in favour of a wealthy Japanese man who had fathered 13 surrogate children in Thailand, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian.


Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election 19 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.


Portrait of Thai royal insult exile sold to help activists 19 Feb 2018

BANGKOK A portrait of a prominent critic of the Thai monarchy was sold in an online auction for $6,745 (4,803.10 pounds), which will go into a fund for activists facing legal cases in junta-ruled Thailand, including royal insult cases, a manager for the fund said on Monday.


Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis 17 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Thailand awarded Myanmar's army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation.

Thai activists plan more protests ahead of coup anniversary in May 17 Feb 2018

BANGKOK A group of pro-democracy activists in Thailand said on Saturday that it plans to hold more public protests, despite threat of arrests, to demand the military government not to delay a general election scheduled for November this year.

Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud 16 Feb 2018

PHNOM PENH Authorities in Cambodia on Friday arrested 36 suspects from Cambodia, Taiwan and neighbouring Thailand on suspicion of running a telecoms scam to defraud victims abroad, military police said.


Thailand bets on 'magic pills' to boost declining birth rate 14 Feb 2018

BANGKOK Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country's birth rate, but on Valentine's Day today it adopted a new approach - handing out vitamin pills. | Video