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 ...

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Jun 2, 2016

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial “tiger temple” with skins and fangs Thursday, the latest discovery to fuel accusations that the zoo is involved in the illegal wildlife trade. Dozens of police and ...

Mar 29, 2016

Thailand's proposed new constitution unveiled to the public

Thailand’s proposed new constitution was unveiled to the public on Tuesday amid criticism the charter is undemocratic and gives too much power to the military that staged a coup two years ago. The military government, which had banned criticism of the proposed constitution prior ...

J-pop singers, manga feature heavily at Japan Weekend in Bangkok

Nov 9, 2015

J-pop singers, manga feature heavily at Japan Weekend in Bangkok

Hoping to boost Thai people’s interest in visiting Japan, events to promote Japanese culture and tourism took place this weekend at various places around Bangkok. The Japan Weekend events, organized by the Japan External Trade Organization together with Japanese government entities and the private ...

Oct 28, 2015

Matsumotokiyoshi set to open first drugstore abroad in Bangkok

Japan’s largest drugstore operator, Matsumotokiyoshi, will open a store in Bangkok this week, its first abroad, and a second one by the end of the year, the head of the company’s new joint venture here said Tuesday. “We are confident to be successful here,” ...