Hundreds gather near U.N. headquarters in Bangkok to protest…

Hundreds gather near U.N. headquarters in Bangkok to protest…

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Hundreds gathered outside the United Nations’ regional headquarters in Bangkok and two other locations on Wednesday to urge Thailand’s military government to end what they say is the intimidation of community activists by authorities. Demonstrators take part in a…

Thailand frees former magazine editor jailed for royal insult

Thailand frees former magazine editor jailed for royal insult

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A high-profile Thai activist and former magazine editor jailed for insulting the country’s monarchy vowed on Monday to keep pressing his call for democracy after he was released from prison. Thailand’s military government, led by former army chief Prayuth…

Laos to track Thai fugitives suspected of royal insult – media

Laos to track Thai fugitives suspected of royal insult – media

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Laos will help the military government of neighboring Thailand to track Thai nationals suspected of insulting the royal family, the Bangkok Post daily said on Monday, citing military sources. Thailand has the world’s strictest lese-majeste law, which prescribes jail…

Brit charity worker reveals he feared being raped during hellish 40 days locked up in Thai hell-hole after being accused of trespassing

Brit charity worker reveals he feared being raped during hellish 40 days locked up in Thai hell-hole after being accused of trespassing

Founder of Abducted Angels Sean Felton, 47, spent over a month in a cramped filthy cell in Sakhon Nakon prison on charges of trespassing. Sean was forced to live in a tiny cell with around 50 other inmates and fought off perverts…

Six Myanmar migrant workers killed in Thailand bus crash

Six Myanmar migrant workers killed in Thailand bus crash

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Six migrant workers from Myanmar were killed when a double-decker bus they were traveling in crashed into a ditch in Thailand, the second fatal accident in as many weeks involving migrants. Up to 3 million people from poorer neighbor…

Brit backpacker, 18, 'drugged and raped on Thai 'death island' Koh Tao after night out with French tourist'

Brit backpacker, 18, 'drugged and raped on Thai 'death island' Koh Tao after night out with French tourist'

The woman, 18, had been drinking with the suspect and two friends on the notorious holiday spot last Wednesday night. She told police she woke up the next morning to find the suspect, Yohan Michael Tunka Buaga, 26, pleasuring himself in his…

Southeast Asia’s idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

Southeast Asia’s idyllic islands buckle under tourism strain

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK – The six-month closure of the Philippine tourism island of Boracay for a revamp after the country’s president branded it a “cesspool” reflects the growing pressures on beach resorts across Southeast Asia as visitor numbers surge. Tourism experts say the region’s…

Thai politics: No country for young men?

Thai politics: No country for young men?

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A 39-year-old motor parts billionaire and extreme sports enthusiast seeking to shake up Thai politics has been compared to France’s Emmanuel Macron and Canada’s Justin Trudeau for his youth. FILE PHOTO: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, founder of Thailand’s Future Forward Party,…