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Panu Wongcha-um

Thai universities tap into rising Chinese demand

Jan 16 2019

BANGKOK Chinese national Cherry He Ting rattles off in fluent Thai as she presents her masters thesis ahead of graduating from a Bangkok university, where she has studied for the past three and a half years.

Thai capital fires water cannon into the air to fight pollution

Jan 15 2019

BANGKOK The Thai capital fired water cannon into the hot tropical air and hosed down streets on Monday as authorities handed out masks in a bid to combat air pollution in one of the world's most visited cities which has been blanketed by smog since Saturday. | Video

Australia says no timeframe to decide case of Saudi teen asylum seeker

Jan 10 2019

BANGKOK Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday there was no timeframe for the assessment of the case of Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her.

Australian foreign minister in Thailand as Saudi teen seeks asylum

Jan 10 2019

BANGKOK Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne was in Bangkok on Thursday after Canberra said it would consider giving asylum to an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand, saying she feared her family, which she accused of abuse, would kill her.

Thailand welcomes EU decision to lift warning on illegal fishing

Jan 09 2019

BANGKOK Thailand on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the European Commission to drop the Southeast Asian nation from a list of countries it had warned over illegal and unregulated fishing.

Father of Saudi teen asylum seeker in Thailand, seeks meeting

Jan 08 2019

BANGKOK The father of an 18-year-old Saudi woman asylum seeker who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family would kill her, has arrived in Bangkok and wants to meet his daughter, Thailand's immigration chief said on Tuesday. | Video

RPT-#SaveRahaf: Activists' lightning campaign made Saudi teen's flight a global cause

Jan 08 2019

BANGKOK, Jan 8 On Sunday morning, a new Twitter account was created by an 18-year-old Saudi woman denied entry into Thailand as she fled from what she said was an abusive family.

#SaveRahaf: Activists' lightning campaign made Saudi teen's flight a global cause

Jan 08 2019

BANGKOK On Sunday morning, a new Twitter account was created by an 18-year-old Saudi woman denied entry into Thailand as she fled from what she said was an abusive family.

Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia

Jan 04 2019

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK Cambodia's centuries-old tradition of masked dance was nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge's "Killing Fields" regime, but a handful of artists managed to keep it alive and are now working to pass it along to a new generation. | Video

Redrawing boundaries, lawsuits cast doubt on credibility of Thai election

Dec 17 2018

BANGKOK Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup and many hope the vote will return Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to democracy.

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