Thailand’s strict COVID-19 entry restrictions and failure to manage public expectations may have a political basis, and risk harming the country’s international ties.
Volunteers are helping Thailand’s large population of migrant voters, many of whom are voting for the first time, register to cast ballots early.
The Thai town of Mae Hong Son near the border with Myanmar remains eerily empty despite a partial lifting of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Thai government said it will re-open its borders to migrant workers, but Myanmar authorities seek assurances that laborers won’t be saddled with quarantine fees.
A PETA campaign alleging abuse of monkeys by Thai coconut growers is false and has caused their income to drop, the farmers say.
Myanmar’s military has led a raid on a large casino on the Thai border. Under the May 2019 Gambling Law gambling is only legal for foreigners.
After the signing of a bilateral strategic statement, Washington will expect Bangkok to be more assertive in its support for US policies, especially in relation to China.
Despite claims by Thai police that arms seized in Mae Sot in June were intended for domestic use, intelligence sources say the weapons were ordered by the AA and ARSA.
The Karen Border Guard Force said it had no knowledge of 16 Chinese men who illegally entered Thailand and claimed to have worked at the group’s casinos.
In Thailand, COVID-19 has left millions of migrant workers from Myanmar jobless, facing a daily struggle to get by with little income and few options.
Polls show Thais are fairly satisfied with their prime minister’s performance, despite questions over transparency, rights and intolerance of opposition views.
Large quantities of top-quality weapons destined for rebel armies have been seized by the Thai authorities and eight suspects have been arrested.
Twenty-three COVID-19 cases detected on Friday among migrants deported from Thailand brought the country’s largest daily increase since its first reported case in late March.
U Htoo Chit remembers the late Thai politician and activist Kraisak Choonhavan, who for many years championed the rights of Myanmar laborers and refugees in Thailand.
Three men at a quarantine center in Ayeyarwady Region were deemed overly raucous and have been jailed for three months.