Jul 15, 2015

Foreigners could be subject to death penalty under new Thai anti-graft law

Thailand has enacted a new anti-corruption law that extends a maximum penalty of capital punishment to foreigners. Previous legislation provided various punishments, including a possible death penalty, for Thai officials convicted of bribery, though apparently no one was ever executed for the crime. The ...

Jul 13, 2015

Gun-carrying ex-Bangkok police chief won't face indictment

Prosecutors do not plan to indict a former Thai police official who was arrested at Narita International Airport last month on suspicion of bringing a loaded handgun into the country, sources said Monday. Comronwit Toopgrajank, 60, identified by the Thai Embassy in Tokyo as ...

Jun 24, 2015

China says 'Golden Triangle' source of most dangerous drugs

Southeast Asia’s lawless “Golden Triangle” region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine sold in China, the country’s Cabinet said in a report issued Wednesday. The report said 90 percent of the 9.3 tons of heroin and 11.4 tons of methamphetamine seized ...

Jun 19, 2015

Thailand took four days to confirm its first MERS case

Thai authorities took nearly four days to confirm the country’s first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), the health ministry said on Friday, a time lag likely to raise fears of a further spread of the deadly virus in Asia. Thailand confirmed its ...