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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry.

Sep 29 2017

Trump-Prayuth meet to seal normalisation of Thai-U.S. relations

By Panu Wongcha-um, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Donna Airoldi

Sep 23 2017

Thai junta leader, backers fuel suspicions of plans to stay in power

By Panarat Thepgumpanat, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Panu Wongcha-um

Sep 01 2017

Thai university removes student leader for defying royalist tradition

BANGKOK Thailand's prestigious Chulalongkorn University has removed the head of its student council, a vocal critic of military rule, after he was accused of disrupting a royalist initiation ceremony.

Aug 29 2017

Thailand's Buddhism chief removed after pressure from religious groups

BANGKOK Thailand's junta has removed the head of the national Buddhism office, the prime minister said on Tuesday, after religious groups called on the government to sack him over his plans to clean up scandal-hit monasteries.

Aug 04 2017

Thai journalist accused of sedition says charge creates 'chilling effect'

BANGKOK An award-winning Thai journalist accused of sedition over online comments critical of the junta said on Friday that the charge created a "chilling effect" amid an ongoing crackdown on critics of the military government.

Jul 19 2017

Thai general, provincial politicians found guilty in trafficking trial

By Panu Wongcha-um, Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Aukkarapon Niyomyat | Video

Jul 19 2017

In junta-ruled Thailand, critics turn to comedy

BANGKOK Dissent has been muted by Thailand's ruling generals since a 2014 coup. But there is one area where critical voices still have some space: humor.

Jul 13 2017

Asia Rice-Thai, India prices fall on weak export demand

HANOI/BANGKOK/DHAKA, July 13 Rice prices in India and Thailand, the world's top two exporters of the grain, fell this week on low export demand, traders said on Thursday.

Jun 19 2017

Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring

BANGKOK Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government's ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

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