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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ruling junta issues permit for ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to travel abroad

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Yingluck is expected to travel to Paris next week to attend the 65th birthday party of her elder brother, the fugitive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Her request was approved because she has ... if the decision by the NACC to forward the case would have any bearing on Yingluck's travel plans. The commission said the decision to let her go abroad was the military's. Thaksin was ousted ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta commanders travel to China for regional security talks

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Junta commanders in China for security talks A delegation of Thai military commanders travelled to China yesterday for talks on regional security and joint training amid ... a travel ban on junta leaders and cut defence cooperation, the toughest measures taken by a foreign government since the change of regime. In contrast, the ambassadors of China and Vietnam ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai television soaps under fire for plotlines depicting rape as romantic

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:20pm by AP

    ... this try to teach society that women should not travel alone or wear revealing clothes," the director said. "And men shouldn’t drink." But rapists are seldom punished in TV ... to teach society that women should not travel alone or wear revealing clothes Sitthiwat Tappan, filmmaker The word "blum," which translates roughly as "wrestling," is how Thais ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand proposes wristbands and party curfews to keep tourists safe

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... beach parties can be held were also being considered, said Kobkarn. The idea is unlikely to go down well with young backbackers who travel to Thailand in search of sun, sea and a good time. ...

  5. 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

    ... of the victims are due to arrive in Bangkok later on Tuesday for forensic tests, Jakkrapan said. According to reports in the British press, police said they wanted to speak to one of the travelling ... requesting anonymity. Koh Tao is popular with tourists but draws fewer travellers than the neighbouring Koh Phangnan, home to the hedonistic full moon party. Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry has ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:42pm

    ... travelled with Miller, contrary to UK media reports. “All of the British nationals are now on their way home,” provincial police chief Kiattipong Khawsamang said, adding they had been “cleared” as suspects. The pair travelled to Koh Tao with friends and met each other on the island while staying in neighbouring rooms at Ocean View Bungalows, said police Major General Kiattipong Khawsamang. ...

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    Thai PM to visit Myanmar on first official trip

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... with its former military-ruled neighbour. Prayuth will travel to Myanmar “as soon as possible”, deputy foreign minister Don Pramudwinai told reporters, saying the trip could take place by the end ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Four couples barred from taking surrogate babies home from Thailand

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:17pm by AP

    ... with babies born to Thai women, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. One couple had attempted to travel with the Thai surrogate mother in the hope of avoiding a challenge ... an infant out of the country, it has to be proven that the infant is travelling with or accompanied by the parents. And due to the recent surrogacy issue, the authorities are stricter in keeping ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup dims tourist allure of ‘Land of Smiles’

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... on Friday. “Hong Kong people treat safety very importantly because travelling is part of their daily life.” Steve Huen Bookings had already suffered because of months of political unrest, ... Kong, Japan and Taiwan quick to cancel. “Hong Kong people treat safety very importantly because travelling is part of their daily life,” said Steve Huen, executive director of EGL Tours, which ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai coup likely to worsen downturn in tourist industry, a big earner

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:16pm by BLOOM

    ... Agencies and Danny Mok Curfew and travel alerts following military takeover will deepen the gloom for Thai tourism operators, though first reports say situation calm Coup to worsen tourism ... to go ahead with future tours to Thailand after the city's government issued a red travel alert to avoid all non-essential travel. Even before they met, Hong Thai Travel Services announced ...




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