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Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple


BANGKOK Thailand's government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country's biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday.

Thailand and Philippines agree to strengthen military links

BANGKOK Thailand’s junta leader and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte agreed on Tuesday to strengthen military ties and cooperate against cross-border criminality, including illegal drugs.

World, Mar 21 2017

Malaysia says intercepted North Korean arms shipment to Thailand in 2011

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia intercepted and returned a shipment of North Korean military communications equipment sent to Thailand in 2011, the country's police chief said on Monday, amid growing scrutiny of the southeast Asian nation's dealings with North Korea.

Thai opposition 'red shirt' says plot to kill PM a setup

BANGKOK An exiled "red shirt" opponent of Thailand's junta accused police of trying to set him up after they said they had found a cache of weapons and uncovered a plot to kill the prime minister.

World, Mar 20 2017

Indonesia plans to sue Thailand's PTTEP over 2009 oil spill

JAKARTA Indonesia is preparing to sue a unit of Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) over alleged environmental damage from the Montara oil spill in 2009, the country's Coordinating Maritime Affairs Ministry said.

World, Environment, Indonesia Mar 20 2017

Thai police say they have found plot to kill prime minister

BANGKOK Thai police said on Sunday they had uncovered a plot to assassinate the country's prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist.

World, Mar 19 2017