Thailand

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

Thailand's cave to become museum to showcase boys' rescue

A cave complex in Thailand where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks before they were safely brought out will be turned into a museum to showcase the rescue, the head of the operation says.

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

1 diver dead, rescuers for 'alternative' routes to save trapped Thai boys

A Thai rescuer is dead in an operation to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave complex, the latest setback for a mission fraught with danger as rescue teams brace for more rain that could delay their work.

June 29, 2018
June 29, 2018

Unable to find lost boys, Thai police drop survival packages into cave

As a search in northern Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing inside a flooded cave entered a sixth day on Friday, police begins dropping survival packages through a shaft drilled in the mountainside not knowing if anyone is there.

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 with illegal drugs from the "Golden Triangle" region.

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 rice subsidy scheme.

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 Post.

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 insurgents on Myanmar security forces last week.