Post Tagged with: "Thailand"

Malaysian authorities thwarts hijacking of Thai oil tanker

September 7, 2017 10:30 pm
Malaysian authorities thwarts hijacking of Thai oil tanker

A MMEA team stormed the MT Tanker MGT1, off the coast of Terengganu, Malaysia, nearly 10 hours after it was reported missing on September 7, 2017. (Photo by Bernama) Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the […]

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Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flees to Dubai ahead of verdict

August 26, 2017 9:00 am
Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra flees to Dubai ahead of verdict

This photo taken on July 21, 2017 shows former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greeting her supporters as she leaves the Supreme Court in Bangkok. (By AFP) Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed […]

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Report: Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand

August 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Report: Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fled Thailand, sources close to her family were quoted by Reuters as saying Friday. Yingluck on Friday failed to show up at court in a case centered on the multi-billion dollar losses incurred by a rice subsidy scheme for farmers, for which she faced up […]

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Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivers final court statement

August 1, 2017 1:31 pm
Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivers final court statement

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on August 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has delivered her final defense ahead of a court verdict regarding charges of negligence in her handling of a […]

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Tens of thousands of migrants flee as Thailand imposes new labor rules

July 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Tens of thousands of migrants flee as Thailand imposes new labor rules

Tens of thousands of migrants have fled Thailand amid government efforts to revamp labor regulations as well as an unfolding crackdown on illegal workers. An Immigration Bureau official said Monday that around 60,000 workers had left between June 23 and June 28, apparently after the adoption of new labor regulations […]

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Six soldiers killed in bomb attack in Thailand

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Six soldiers killed in bomb attack in Thailand

Thai soldiers are investigating the site of a bomb explosion in the southern city of Pattani, Thailand, April 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Six soldiers in Thailand have been killed and four others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in a southern province. The explosion occurred as the soldiers were […]

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Thailand finds click farm with 347,000 SIM cards

June 13, 2017 7:43 pm
Thailand finds click farm with 347,000 SIM cards

The undated photo shows a number of cellphones seized in Thailand. Three Chinese men arrested in Thailand have acknowledged that they were operating a “click farm,” using hundreds of cellphones and several hundred thousand SIM cards to run up “likes” and views on WeChat, a Chinese social media mobile application, […]

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Thai youths face jail for burning late king’s photo

May 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Thai youths face jail for burning late king’s photo

A Thai mourner holds a portrait of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the hearse carrying the body of the late monarch passes the Grand Palace in Bangkok, October 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Five young individuals have been taken into custody over the torching of a photo of the country’s […]

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Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorses new junta-backed constitution

April 6, 2017 9:03 am
Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun endorses new junta-backed constitution

Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has finally signed the country’s new constitution despite criticisms that the charter will allow the military and unelected people to keep their grip on power for a long time. Bodindradebayavarangkun rubber-stamped the charter on Thursday during a ceremony at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in the Thai […]

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Thai police ‘uncover assassination plot’ with weapons cache

March 20, 2017 4:30 am
Thai police ‘uncover assassination plot’ with weapons cache

An officer checks his notes inside a medical centre on the Wat Dhammakaya temple compound in Pathum Thani province, Thailand. Photo / AP Thai police say they uncovered a plot to assassinate the country’s prime minister after seizing a weapons cache belonging to a fugitive anti-junta activist. It is the […]

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