Thailand?s Transgender People Aren?t Just ?Ladyboys? Anymore
“This is a historic move in Thailand and a breakthrough for the Thai transgender community and Thai activists,” said Joe Wong of the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), a regional organization based in Bangkok. And yet the widely-reported notion ...
Amid 'challenging' times, Thailand and US start scaled down drills
Cobra Gold, the largest military exercise in the Asia-Pacific, has been held annually in Thailand for more than three decades, but the United States scaled the drill back this year after sanctioning Bangkok for last year's coup. "We can't deny that ...
Obama protests Thailand coup, scales down annual Cobra Gold military exercisesWashington Times
Thailand is stuck in a US-China tug of warBusiness Spectator
As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumblesYahoo News
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Thai Authorities Investigate Buddhist Temple for Tiger Trafficking
Officials have seized more than 100 tigers from a Buddhist temple in western Thailand and are investigating whether the monks have illegally traded in the big cats. Photos from the “Tiger Temple” abound on the Internet because it has famously made a ...
Surge in Sino-Thai security cooperation
The upgrade of Sino-Thai defence cooperation reflects Thailand's latest geostrategic views of China's economic and military rise. Bangkok does not want to choose between Washington and Beijing. As a strategic alliance, Thailand will continue to engage ...
Tuk-tuk ice sculpture wins Japan snow contest | Bangkok Post: news
It was the sixth win in the top award for Thailand since 2000. The previous winning ice sculpture was ''Artist from nature'' in 2013. Finnish sculptors were the runner-up this year with their ''Yearning'' piece. Tourism Authority of Thailand deputy ...
Thailand Scores Low on Political Rights
These bills, if passed into law, could further gag the new media and the few remaining critical voices in Thai cyberspace. These are challenging times for Thailand's democracy and press freedom advocates. It is up to the international community to push ...
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Fire-hit SCB building sealed off | Bangkok Post: news
The blaze killed Decha Duangchana, a 35-year-old firefighter volunteer for the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department based in Lak Si district, as he and other fighters tried to contain the fire. He was believed to have died of suffocation due to lack of ...
Fire at Siam Commercial Bank in Bangkok kills 1AsiaOne
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Life's a toddle | Bangkok Post: news
When it is time for dinner, Gammy displays a healthy appetite. His favourite food is rice topped with roast duck, though he is also partial to banana and Thai desserts. Without teeth though, eating these proves difficult — his grandmother must chew ...
Thai Airways needs to plot new course
According to former board member Banyong Pongpanich, THAI shoulders a higher cost for its available seat kilometres (ASK) than its competitors on some routes. For instance, for the Bangkok-Phuket route, which is about 700km, Thai Airways International ...
Video: Fire at SCB Park Plaza
A fire broke out at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) Park Plaza on Ratchadaphisek Road on Saturday night, Police Radio FM 91 station reported. According to the report, the blaze started on the 10th floor of the building at about 10pm. Firefighters rushed to ...
Fire at Siam Commercial Bank in Bangkok kills 1AsiaOne
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Unique Eats at Thai House
Enter Thai House- the nondescript-looking eatery on Transit Road in Depew that specializes in Burmese, Thai and Malaysian dishes alongside better-known offerings from Japan and China. Owner and chef Kyaw Soe Kyaw is a former chef at another Western ...
Thailand cling to King's Cup hopes
Most of Thailand's players in Incheon are in the King's Cup squad, while the South Korean team in Nakhon Ratchasima is a U22 side. Kiatisak said he would make some changes to the line-up with Tanaboon Ketsarat likely to replace Thai-Welsh defender ...
Budget airlines keep Thai airports on growth trajectory
GRAPHIC: Growth in Thai air traffic: link.reuters.com/kyg93w By Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Air traffic at Thailand's six main airports run by Airports of Thailand climbed to a record last year, boosted by aggressive expansion at ...
Maldives airline set to fly into Don MueangThe Nation
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Thailand: Japan Should Urge End to Military Rule
Human Rights Watch
Prime Minister Abe should emphasize Japan's deep concerns with military rule in Thailand. The Thai junta leader should be told there will be no return to business as usual until Thailand returns to democratically elected civilian rule, and respect for ...
Govt baulks at China loan offer | Bangkok Post: newsBangkok Post
Thai PM meets with Chinese security officialGlobal Times
Thailand and Japan Agree to Sign Deal on Dawei Mega-ProjectBurma News International
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The Air Chief Marshall Of Thailand Was A Poodle Named Foo Foo And He Just ...
The biggest question seems to be that of succession, since the prince is due to succeed his ailing, 88-year-old father as the next Thai King. Many in Thailand would rather see Princess Sirindhorn take the throne. A far cry from her brother's bad boy ...
Thai crown prince's poodle, Air Chief Marshal Foo Foo, has been crematedThe Guardian
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Thailand: US Meddling in Asia Backfiring
Center for Research on Globalization
Even in 2011, a meager 35% of Thailand's total electorate voted for Shinawatra's party, and of those who bothered to vote, Peua Thai failed to earn the popular majority. According to an Asia Foundation poll conducted in 2010, a mere 7% of Thailand's 70 ...
US-Thailand Relations and Cobra Gold 2015: What's Really Going On?
As Cobra Gold – the Asia-Pacific's largest annual multinational military exercise – is set to commence on February 9 in Thailand, uncertainty continues to cloud specifics amid strained relations between Bangkok and its ally the United States. ... In ...
Get Out: Back to Bangkok
The Beijinger (blog)
Thompson was an American who first came to Southeast Asia during World War II as a member of the Office of Special Services (or OSS, a forerunner to the Central Intelligence Agency), and is credited with restarting the Thai silk industry. He “built ...
THAILAND PRESS-Ministry to propose plan to drive export growth - Bangkok Post
The Commerce Ministry is preparing a proposal for cabinet consideration to place exports on the national agenda, the Bangkok Post reported, citing Deputy Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. (bit.ly/1CwCnnI). ----. NOTE: Reuters has not verified this ...
New bid to drive exportsBangkok Post
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James Syhabout's Hawker Fare: Home-style Thai in SF
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