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Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

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 join…

Thailand’s TPP application threatens to overshadow Presidential visit

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, however…

Someone is harassing MSF in Rakhine State Myanmar, but it’s a secret who

Someone is harassing MSF in Rakhine State Myanmar, but it’s a secret who

When it comes to bizarre media releases it’s hard to go past one issued today by international humanitarian organisation M√©decins Sans Fronti√®res (MSF), breathlessly titled MSF prevented from…

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, Surapong Tovichakchaikul, who said a campaign is needed to educate Thai people that…

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

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 3,335…

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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…

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 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 kasih‚Äù (thank you money) with the issuing…

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 years ago has seen the turtle population…

Indonesian tourism

Trawangan dive school coral regrowth project encouraging

Trawangan dive school coral regrowth project encouraging

Every year divers from all round the world head to Indonesia to explore the pristine waters surrounding the 16,000 islands forming…

Indonesia’s wedding month

Indonesia’s wedding month

Visitors to Indonesia in the month following the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan might be forgiven for thinking the whole…

Knights on horseback and sea worms feature in Sumba Pasola festival

Knights on horseback and sea worms feature in Sumba Pasola festival

One of the southern most islands of the Indonesian archipelago is Sumba, or Sandalwood island. A member of the Lesser Sunda…

Former penal colony is holiday hot spot

Former penal colony is holiday hot spot

While many find Lombok a pleasingly sedate change to the commercialism of Bali, the smaller Gili‚Äôs located off Lombok‚Äôs coast are…

Indonesian tourism

Gili Meno the honeymoon island… a perfect place for you, or two

To most people the notion of a tropical island conjures up images of sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, small clusters of bungalows nestled amongst towering coconut…

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

2011 Songkran festival may be wettest yet as southern Thailand flood waters slowly recede

As Thailand races towards it’s globally recognized water festival, Songkran, heralding in of the Thai New Year, all indications are that the 2011 Songkran celebrations in Thailand…

Phuket tourism

Thailand tourism industry prioritised to lead 2009 recovery as economy shrinks 5%

Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has targeted the Thailand tourism industry as a priority for reviving the Thai economy in 2009¬† in a speech to members of…

Thailand tourism

Bangkok terrorism alert a face-losing embarrassment by Thai government (updated Jan 20, 2012)

This story was updated at 15:15 Jan 20, 2012 Edited text in blue type This story was updated at 09:30 Jan 19, 2012. Edited text in green…

Chiang Mai tourist death probe finds no common link – PR campaign launched to protect tourism industry

Improper handling of pathology samples and limited cooperation by relatives are blamed by Thailand authorities for scientists on four continents being unable to determine a causative agent…

Business

Thaksin royal pardon has Thailand coup watchers on alert as the 9s line up again

After just 106 days in office the coming days promise to be a tense period for the government of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (‡∏¢‡∏¥‡πà‡∏á‡∏•‡∏±‡∏Ň∏©‡∏ì‡πå ‡∏ä‡∏¥‡∏ô‡∏߇∏±‡∏ï‡∏£), with…

2011 Thailand flood could be more destructive than Asian Economic Crisis

This story was updated at 10:33 Nov 9, 2011. Edited text in green type For the second consecutive weekend residents of Bangkok have been alerted to prepare…

Medical science

Trial reports sunlight reduces advanced breast cancer

Researchers in the US have found that increased exposure to sunlight, which increases levels of vitamin D in the body, may decrease the risk of advanced breast…

Nerve growth trials bring hope

Trials about to get underway in the UK may soon enable doctors to regenerate injured nerves in people and bring damaged limbs and organs back to life.…

Human rights

Get me out of here pleads Leicestershire English teacher Gareth Davies

A seriously ill Leicestershire English teacher in Thailand, Gareth Davies, has phoned friends and relatives begging to be transferred from the provincial hospital he is warded in,…

Thainess, the economy & the 2011 Thailand general election

The culmination of more than three years of political unrest which have cost at least 150 lives are due to come to a head next Sunday (July…

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