Jul 24, 2016

Thai police charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two 8-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent. The junta is determined to see a charter it drafted ...

Toyota to let go of 800 workers in Thailand

Jul 6, 2016

Toyota to let go of 800 workers in Thailand

Car maker Toyota said Wednesday it is letting go of at least 800 workers at its factories in Thailand under a voluntary departure program, a reflection of deepening troubles in the Thai automotive industry. Toyota Motor Thailand said in a statement that it aims ...

Jul 1, 2016

U.S. takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist; Myanmar demoted

The United States removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist on Thursday, though forced labor remains widespread in the nation’s lucrative seafood industry. The State Department made the assessment in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which examines 188 governments’ efforts in combating modern-day ...

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

Jun 16, 2016

Ancient urban networks around Angkor Wat discovered

An Australian archaeologist and his colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat. Using high-tech lasers to scan the Cambodian jungle, Damian Evans and colleagues say they found traces of extensive networks surrounding ...

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Jun 9, 2016

Ailing Thai king marks 70 years since accession to throne

Hundreds of orange-robed monks led ceremonies Thursday marking 70 years since Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne following the mysterious death of his brother, as anxiety grows over the health of the ailing octogenarian. The 88-year-old king is the world’s longest serving ...