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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    New Bangkok 'Super Tower' to be tallest in Southeast Asia at 615 metres

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AP

    ... Lumpur, the tallest building in Southeast Asia, stand at 452 metres. The tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre, is 484 metres tall. The Thai developer intends the tower as the centre of a new business, shopping and residential district in Bangkok costing 100 billion baht (HK$24 billion). It will be built on almost 12 hectares of land in the city. A competition ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... to in connection with the murders. “There are three possible suspects,” southern regional police commander Panya Maman said, without confirming their nationalities. “We have set up a coordination centre ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assembly

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by BLOOM

    ... to take any action he deems necessary without fear of prosecution. "This is little more than a puppet NLA," said Kevin Hewison, director of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Party time again in Bangkok after curfew lifted

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AP

    ... Yesterday, movie-goers jammed a city centre shopping mall and Bangkok cinemas for the free screening an epic film featuring a medieval king. The junta also engineered a last-minute deal ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Arrests as soldiers and police curb Thailand anti-coup flashmobs

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai police arrested seven anti-coup protesters after a flashmob rally held on Sunday outside a Bangkok shopping centre in defiance of thousands of security ... More than 6,500 police and soldiers were deployed at several sites across the city. In the biggest action of the day, around 20 protesters briefly gathered outside a downtown shopping centre ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:23pm by AFP

    ... earlier. But there was no sign of any rallies. A man was arrested and another fled when police thwarted their attempt to hold a protest at another shopping centre. One of the men held up a sign ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thousands of Thai soldiers and police out in force to deter protest

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 01:33pm by AP

    ... them. The protest fizzled after a couple of hours, and about 60 of the demonstrators regrouped down the road near the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Soldiers showed up there, too, marching ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Reading takes on a tone of defiance among coup critics in Thailand

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by AP

    ... Journalists and academics have been summoned by the army. Activists have fled. Kasama Na Nagara, who works in the financial sector, said about 20 people had joined the book readings. Saturday ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THAILAND

    Thailand’s army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule

    Posted May 26th 2014, 07:09pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... Centre at the City University of Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government wants more troops stationed in Bangkok as political crisis heats up

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:56pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... said Surapong, who heads the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order that co-ordinates the state’s handling of the protests. The “red shirts” are supporters of the Shinawatras ... will bring peace back to the country.” Amongst the charges Yingluck faces is one of dereliction of duty for overseeing a financially ruinous state rice-buying scheme that has left hundreds ...




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