Thailand

May 2, 2018
May 2, 2018

Thailand can be a gateway to SE Asia for Bangladesh: Thai minister

Thailand's Minister for Economic Reforms and Investment Dr Kobsak Pootrakool says Thailand can be the gateway to Southeast Asia for Bangladesh and vice-versa.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Huge crystal methamphetamine seized in Thailand

Thailand makes one of its largest crystal methamphetamine busts, seizing 700 million baht ($22.42 million) worth of the drug, police say, as the United Nations warns Southeast Asia is being flooded...

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

Penis whitening fad worries surgeons

Plastic surgeons raise red flags about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand, dismissing the procedure as a phallic "fashion" with uncertain benefits and many risks.

October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017

King Bhumibol sowed the seeds of a new economic doctrine

If one looks too close, one can miss the big, overall picture. Too far out and important details can go unnoticed.

September 27, 2017
September 27, 2017

Thai ex-PM Yingluck gets 5-year jail for negligence

Thailand's ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is handed a five-year prison sentence after the country's highest court finds her guilty of negligence in the management of a...

September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017

Thai cops to detain 'runaway bride' on theft charge

Police in Thailand detain a woman accused of taking off with dowries after marrying at least seven men. But it remains unclear what charges she might face in the high-profile case, reports Bangkok...

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

Thailand 'to receive' those fleeing Myanmar violence

Thailand is preparing to receive people fleeing fighting in Myanmar and send them back "when they are ready", the prime minister has said, following a series of attacks by Rohingya Muslim...

August 23, 2017
August 23, 2017

Thailand probes ‘massive port authority scam’

Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) discovers graft scam involving 560 employees including many high-ranking officials of the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) and cost between...

August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017

MoU signed to import rice from Thailand

Bangladesh yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand to facilitate up to 10 lakh tonnes of rice import from the

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Govt to further slash duty on rice import

In a desperate bid to stabilise rice price, the government has decided to further reduce the duty on import of the staple and strike a deal with Thailand to buy rice.