Sep 23, 2015

Malaysia detains eight suspects over Thai blast

Eight people, including four believed to be ethnic Uighurs, have been detained in Malaysia for questioning in connection with last month’s bombing of a shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people, a senior official said Wednesday. National deputy police chief Noor Rashid Ibrahim said ...

Sep 23, 2015

Thailand urges Japan to invest in east-west rail initiative

Thailand’s deputy prime minister urged Japan on Tuesday to invest in an east-west railway project. Newly appointed Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic policy, outlined the benefits to be received by building a new East-West rail link in Thailand to more than ...

Kitakyushu courts tourism boost with Thai TV drama

Sep 22, 2015

Kitakyushu courts tourism boost with Thai TV drama

The city of Kitakyushu is sponsoring a television series in Thailand in an attempt to attract tourists from the country. “Devil Lover,” a romantic science-fiction action drama series that uses Kitakyushu as its main filming location, should bring many Thai visitors to the city, ...

Thaksin advises red shirt opposition to 'play dead' — for now

Sep 21, 2015

Thaksin advises red shirt opposition to 'play dead' — for now

From self-imposed exile, the influential leader of Thailand’s rural red shirt opposition movement has delivered a simple message to followers chafing at the military junta’s iron rule: lay low for now, don’t panic, “play dead.” Billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, longtime political leader ...

Sep 15, 2015

Thai police chief links Bangkok blast to Uighur trafficking

Police in Thailand say they are now certain that last month’s deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine was related to the trafficking of Uighur Muslims from China to Turkey. National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung’s comments Tuesday marked the first time authorities have publicly linked ...

Sep 14, 2015

Malaysia arrests three in connection with Bangkok shrine blast

Malaysia has arrested three suspects in connection with the investigation into a bomb blast in central Bangkok last month that killed 20 people, police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Monday. Two Malaysians and a Pakistani national were arrested and are assisting with the investigation, ...