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Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Last week Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs General Tanasak Patimapragorn failed to join his counterparts from Indonesia and Malaysia at the conclusion of a…

Thailand Labour Day 2013 – Photo Special

Thailand Labour Day 2013 – Photo Special

More than four thousand trade unionists gathered at Sanam Luang park in central Bangkok yesterday (May 1, 2013) to mark Thailand Labour Day 2013 and hear Prime Minister…

Hold the phone, Thailand telcos “worse than unanaesthetised root-canal”

Hold the phone, Thailand telcos “worse than unanaesthetised root-canal”

Getting connected to mobile phone and data services in most countries of the world is a simple matter of buying a SIM card, inserting it into your phone…

Thailand Internal Security Act shows rattled Thai Government

Thailand Internal Security Act shows rattled Thai Government

Just a little more than two-and-a-half years after anti-government street protests brought the centre of Bangkok to a stop for 64 days ahead of a bloody military crackdown,…

Four agreements & panda diplomacy neuters US President’s visit to Thailand

Four agreements & panda diplomacy neuters US President’s visit to Thailand

Just days after being fawned over by US President Barack Obama on a whirlwind Southeast Asia tour, Thailand has signed four bilateral memorandum of agreements with regional powerhouse…

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Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Last week Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs General Tanasak Patimapragorn failed…

Is Myanmar another Rwanda genocide in the making?

Is Myanmar another Rwanda genocide in the making?

The events of the last two weeks in Myanmar bear considerable similarity to events a…

Thais need educating that foreigners visiting Thailand are not targets – Thailand Foreign Minister

Thais need educating that foreigners visiting Thailand are not targets – Thailand Foreign Minister

Editorial Thailand’s high-value tourism industry has taken a battering courtesy of the country’s foreign minister,…

Betrayal in the land of smiles – the death of Gareth Paul Davies

Betrayal in the land of smiles – the death of Gareth Paul Davies

Editorial The death of Leicestershire English teacher Gareth Davies is one of the most needless…

Indonesia

Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Last week Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs General Tanasak Patimapragorn failed to join his counterparts from Indonesia and Malaysia at the conclusion of a…

US demands royalties on pandemic vaccines as thousands more fall ill with influenza A(H1N1) Mexican swine flu

US demands royalties on pandemic vaccines as thousands more fall ill with influenza A(H1N1) Mexican swine flu

An intergovernmental meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has failed to reach an agreement on sharing influenza virus research material and access to vaccines, with the US…

Further delay possible for Bali bombers

Further delay possible for Bali bombers

The execution of the islamist fundamentalists responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people could face further delays. There is no time limit in…

Gili Trawangan – a paradise lost

Gili Trawangan – a paradise lost

This story was updated at 15:56 February 13, 2013 Additional material in green type Located only 35 kilometres to the east of Bali, the island of Lombok has…

Death of maid in Malaysia highlights endemic foreign worker abuse

Death of maid in Malaysia highlights endemic foreign worker abuse

The torture-murder of a 24-year-old Indonesian maid in her employers house in Malaysia last week is just the tip of the iceberg of a litany of human rights…

Foreigners caned most in Malaysia

Foreigners caned most in Malaysia

When video of a drug trafficker being caned (rotaned) in Malaysia was leaked onto the Internet last week it resulted in headlines and still images from the video…

Indonesian tourism

Further delay possible for Bali bombers

Further delay possible for Bali bombers

The execution of the islamist fundamentalists responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people could face further…

Gili Trawangan – a paradise lost

Gili Trawangan – a paradise lost

This story was updated at 15:56 February 13, 2013 Additional material in green type Located only 35 kilometres to the east…

Indonesian corruption – immigration officials skimming millions

Indonesian corruption – immigration officials skimming millions

Government officers at Mataram‚Äôs immigration office are systematically skimming hundreds of millions of rupiah every day in tips or ‚Äúuang terima…

Lombok vet takes conservation lead

Lombok vet takes conservation lead

Animal conservation is not something usually associated with Asian countries. However the forward looking views of a Lombok veterinarian almost five…

Indonesian tourism

Further delay possible for Bali bombers

The execution of the islamist fundamentalists responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people could face further delays. There is no time limit…

Malaysian tourism

Visit Malaysia 2007 … why bother?

To celebrate 50 years of independence the Malaysian Government is spending RM 149 million (US$ 12 million) on it’s third “Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) promotion in the…

Pattaya tourism

Thais need educating that foreigners visiting Thailand are not targets – Thailand Foreign Minister

Editorial Thailand’s high-value tourism industry has taken a battering courtesy of the country’s foreign minister, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who said a campaign is needed to educate Thai people…

Phuket tourism

Thais need educating that foreigners visiting Thailand are not targets – Thailand Foreign Minister

Editorial Thailand’s high-value tourism industry has taken a battering courtesy of the country’s foreign minister, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who said a campaign is needed to educate Thai people…

Thailand tourism

Thais need educating that foreigners visiting Thailand are not targets – Thailand Foreign Minister

Editorial Thailand’s high-value tourism industry has taken a battering courtesy of the country’s foreign minister, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who said a campaign is needed to educate Thai people…

Drug resistant malaria on Thailand-Burma border grows by 3,335%

Two recent studies of malaria along the Thailand-Burma border show that drug-resistant malaria in the region is increasing at an alarming rate, with one study showing a…

Business

Hold the phone, Thailand telcos “worse than unanaesthetised root-canal”

Getting connected to mobile phone and data services in most countries of the world is a simple matter of buying a SIM card, inserting it into your…

Four agreements & panda diplomacy neuters US President’s visit to Thailand

Just days after being fawned over by US President Barack Obama on a whirlwind Southeast Asia tour, Thailand has signed four bilateral memorandum of agreements with regional…

Medical science

Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

In an apparent backflip on a proposed Thailand TPP membership application Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she will not be discussing an application to…

Thailand’s TPP application threatens to overshadow Presidential visit

Bangkok is abuzz at the imminent visit of freshly re-elected US President Barack Obama on a whirlwind three-nation tour to shore up US support in the region,…

Human rights

Does Thailand’s Failure To Communicate Mask A Bigger Problem?

Last week Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs General Tanasak Patimapragorn failed to join his counterparts from Indonesia and Malaysia at the conclusion of…

Is Myanmar another Rwanda genocide in the making?

The events of the last two weeks in Myanmar bear considerable similarity to events a little over 19 years ago in a country that became synonymous with…