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Thai authorities bar Amnesty International talk on torture

Thai authorities bar Amnesty International talk on torture

TRANS AISA NEWSThailand :- Thai authorities shut down an Amnesty International news conference on torture in the kingdom Wednesday, the watchdog said, in the latest move to silence rights groups in the army-run country.

28-09-2016 Thailand

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Mara Patani calls for revived peace talks

Mara Patani calls for revived peace talks

TRANS ASIA NEWS An umbrella group of Muslim rebels involved in the southern insurgency called Thursday for a resumption of stalled peace talks, but it was unclear whether the military would recognise them.

28-08-2015 Thailand

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Thai King Leaves Hospital to Attend Coronation Anniversary

Thai King Leaves Hospital to Attend Coronation Anniversary

TRANS ASIA NEWSBANGKOK/ THAILAND: The world's longest reigning monarch, Thailand's revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance to commemorate the 65th anniversary of his coronation. It was the second time in as many months that the 87-year-monarch had ventured out of Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital for the...

06-05-2015 Thailand

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EU Warns Thailand on Illegal Fishing

EU Warns Thailand on Illegal Fishing

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK/ THAILAND: The European Union (EU) has warned Bangkok that it would block seafood imports unless it addresses concerns over illegal fishing within six months. Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, said it is "confident" it can address concerns raised by Brussels. Thailand's agriculture ministry has since unveiled...

23-04-2015 Thailand

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Thailand to Seize Tigers from Popular Tiger Temple

Thailand to Seize Tigers from Popular Tiger Temple

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK/ THAILAND: The popular Kanchanaburi Temple, also known as the Tiger Temple will lose all its 146 resident tigers, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Preservation (DNP) said in a statement.The DNP said it would remove the tigers from the temple after activities around the...

10-04-2015 Thailand

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Thai WHO executive faces 'slavery' allegations

Thai WHO executive faces 'slavery' allegations

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK/ THAILAND: The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) top executive in Thailand has refuted charges of alleged mistreatment of a 25-year-old maid, reports say. The 25-year-old unnamed maid of Ethiopian origin filed a complaint with police last month accusing Dr Yonas Tegegn, the WHO’s representative in Thailand, and his...

06-04-2015 Thailand

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Thai tradesman Jailed for 25 Years Under Lèse majesté Laws

Thai tradesman Jailed for 25 Years Under Lèse majesté Laws

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK/ THAILAND: A military court handed a businessman a 50-year prison sentence for defaming the country’s monarchy, but then slashed it in half since he had pleaded guilty to all charges. Thiensutham Suthijitseranee, 58, was found guilty on five counts of lese majeste for postings he made on Facebook,...

01-04-2015 Thailand

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Yingluck Shinawatra Faces Impeachment in Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra Faces Impeachment in Thailand

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK/ THAILAND: The former Prime Minister is at the National Assembly to face an impeachment hearing that could lead to her being banned from politics for five years and stoke tension in the divided country. Yingluck Shinawatra, a deeply religious Thailand's first woman prime minister, was removed from office...

09-01-2015 Thailand

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Trial set to begin into murder of British Tourists

Trial set to begin into murder of British Tourists

TRANS ASIA NEWS Bangkok: A Thai court is all set to decide whether two Burmese men will stand trial for the murder of two British tourists in Thailand earlier this year. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 21, are accused of killing Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on the island...

04-12-2014 Thailand

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Thai Muslims Protest Outside Israeli Mission

Thai Muslims Protest Outside Israeli Mission

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK: Hundreds of Muslims took part in a peaceful demonstration in front of the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok on Friday, calling for an end to the genocide in Gaza and freedom for Palestine. 

26-07-2014 Thailand

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Thailand urges EU to review punitive measures

Thailand urges EU to review punitive measures

    BANGKOK-- The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs wants the European Union (EU) to review its moves against Thailand, even as an EU representative says that the pressures will not affect the pending free trade agreement between the EU and Thailand.

26-06-2014 Thailand

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Protesters retreat from Bangkok downtown

Protesters retreat from Bangkok downtown

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK: Thousands of Thai anti-government demonstrators have retreated from major protest sites in downtown Bangkok to the calm of a city-center park.

03-03-2014 Thailand

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Protesters surround Thai PM office

Protesters surround Thai PM office

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK: Anti-government protesters in Thailand have surrounded the temporary office of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawat, in the capital, Bangkok.

19-02-2014 Thailand

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Rose Prices Surge By 600% On Valentine's Day In Thailand

Rose Prices Surge By 600% On Valentine's Day In Thailand

TRANS ASIA NEWS BANGKOK: Rose prices have gone up by as high as 600 percent in the country as Thais celebrate St. Valentine's Day on Friday, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

14-02-2014 Thailand

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Thailand unrest to hit travel companies , airlines

MUMBAI: Travel companies and airlines are anticipating a major slowdown in travel to Thailand, after the government late Tuesday declared a 60-day emergency in Bangkok — the country's capital.  "Net bookings are very low for now due to political unrest," said a senior executive at budget carrier SpiceJet. The airline will...

14-01-2014 Thailand

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