Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

World Nov 12, 2013

Thai Senate kills contentious amnesty bill

Thailand's Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government. The main opposition Democrat Party called for civil disobedience ...

Business / Corporate Jul 5, 2013

Thai bank to help small Japanese firms expand to Southeast Asia

Thailand's Kasikornbank PCL signed an agreement Thursday with the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry to help small Japanese firms establish bases in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, officials said. Small and midsize companies will be provided information on potential business partners in the ...

Business Jul 3, 2013

MUFG seeks Ayudhya deal in July

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. is seeking to strike a deal for control of Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya Pcl as soon as this month, two sources said. Japan's biggest bank plans to acquire about half of Bank of Ayudhya through a tender offer to shareholders, ...

Cobra Gold 2013 holds evacuation drill in Thailand for Japanese

National Feb 18, 2013

Cobra Gold 2013 holds evacuation drill in Thailand for Japanese

As part of this year's Cobra Gold multinational military exercise, a drill to practice the emergency evacuation and transportation of Japanese nationals during humanitarian crises was held Sunday at the beach resort of Pattaya, on Thailand's coast. Based on this scenario, around 20 Japanese Embassy ...

National Feb 12, 2013

Asia-Pacific military exercise kicks off in northern Thailand

A large-scale military training exercise began Monday in northern Thailand involving 13,000 personnel from the United States and six Asian countries — Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the host nation. Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said at an opening ...