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Thailand wants us killed: Bitcoin couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski who lived in ocean shack

The pair had hoped to escape governments when they went to live on a tiny oil rig-like structure 15 nautical miles out to sea. But things went south when the Thai navy showed up to accuse them of establishing a breakaway nation.

19 Apr 2019 - 9:45PM

The pair had hoped to escape governments when they went to live on a tiny oil rig-like structure 15 nautical miles out to sea. But things went south when the Thai navy showed up to accuse them of establishing a breakaway nation.

Thailand wants us killed: Bitcoin couple Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski who lived in ocean shack
Second Future Forward leader questioned by Thai authorities, ramping up concerns of attack on Democratic Front

The grilling of a second Future Forward party leader has raised fears that the junta is using prosecutors to neuter the Democratic Front coalition after the country’s March 24 election.

18 Apr 2019 - 11:11AM

The grilling of a second Future Forward party leader has raised fears that the junta is using prosecutors to neuter the Democratic Front coalition after the country’s March 24 election.

Second Future Forward leader questioned by Thai authorities, ramping up concerns of attack on Democratic Front
Thick smog leaves Chiang Mai’s Songkran Thai New Year celebrations a damp squib

For more than a month, the northern Thai city and its neighbouring provinces have been shrouded in smog, which has discouraged tourists and hurt hotel occupancy rates.

15 Apr 2019 - 9:37PM

For more than a month, the northern Thai city and its neighbouring provinces have been shrouded in smog, which has discouraged tourists and hurt hotel occupancy rates.

Thick smog leaves Chiang Mai’s Songkran Thai New Year celebrations a damp squib
Thailand election: Confusion over party-list seat allocation sparks controversy

As Thailand waits for the election commission to unveil the allocation of party-list seats after its March 24 polls, concerns are rising over the use of a new formula to determine how many seats contesting parties can obtain.

12 Apr 2019 - 9:38PM

As Thailand waits for the election commission to unveil the allocation of party-list seats after its March 24 polls, concerns are rising over the use of a new formula to determine how many seats contesting parties can obtain.

Thailand election: Confusion over party-list seat allocation sparks controversy
Tourists in Thailand taking Phuket airport runway selfies could face death penalty

Authorities say they are distracting pilots and have banned them from the area. The maximum penalty for trespassing is death.

9 Apr 2019 - 11:37PM

Authorities say they are distracting pilots and have banned them from the area. The maximum penalty for trespassing is death.

Tourists in Thailand taking Phuket airport runway selfies could face death penalty
#savethanathorn: twist in Thailand’s election dispute as Future Forward leader faces sedition charge

Charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and his deputy Piyabutr Saengkanokkul raise speculation junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha will stop at nothing to cripple the democratic front that claims to have won the vote

4 Apr 2019 - 10:15AM

Charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and his deputy Piyabutr Saengkanokkul raise speculation junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha will stop at nothing to cripple the democratic front that claims to have won the vote

#savethanathorn: twist in Thailand’s election dispute as Future Forward leader faces sedition charge
Chiang Mai’s smog crisis threatens to smother Songkran celebrations and hurt Thai tourism industry

Tourism revenue, particularly from China, underpins Thailand’s economy. The number of arrivals recovered after the deadly Phuket boat accident last year but Chiang Mai’s smog crisis is another setback.

2 Apr 2019 - 10:04PM

Tourism revenue, particularly from China, underpins Thailand’s economy. The number of arrivals recovered after the deadly Phuket boat accident last year but Chiang Mai’s smog crisis is another setback.

Chiang Mai’s smog crisis threatens to smother Songkran celebrations and hurt Thai tourism industry
Thailand’s election stalemate: in Thaksin versus the junta, a pro-marijuana tycoon is kingmaker

As tongues wag over who will solve the Thaksin-junta stalemate in the Thai election, one man has emerged a kingmaker: a pro-marijuana tycoon who has offered this piece of cryptic advice as to his political intentions: ‘Hot and Spicy’.

30 Mar 2019 - 9:06AM

As tongues wag over who will solve the Thaksin-junta stalemate in the Thai election, one man has emerged a kingmaker: a pro-marijuana tycoon who has offered this piece of cryptic advice as to his political intentions: ‘Hot and Spicy’.

Thailand’s election stalemate: in Thaksin versus the junta, a pro-marijuana tycoon is kingmaker
Thailand election: can seven-party ‘democratic front’ block path to power for junta proxies and Prayuth Chan-ocha?

Seven parties led by Pheu Thai, the party projected to have won the most seats, say the pro-junta camp should stand aside.

27 Mar 2019 - 3:48PM

Seven parties led by Pheu Thai, the party projected to have won the most seats, say the pro-junta camp should stand aside.

Thailand election: can seven-party ‘democratic front’ block path to power for junta proxies and Prayuth Chan-ocha?
Who won Thailand’s election? Stand-off as military-backed Palang Pracharat and Shinawatra proxy Pheu Thai both claim victory

The military backed Palang Pracharat party wins the popular vote, Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai wins the most seats. And a third party’s leader – called ‘Daddy’ – says he is ready to be prime minister. Welcome to Thai politics.

26 Mar 2019 - 8:18AM

The military backed Palang Pracharat party wins the popular vote, Shinawatra-backed Pheu Thai wins the most seats. And a third party’s leader – called ‘Daddy’ – says he is ready to be prime minister. Welcome to Thai politics.

Who won Thailand’s election? Stand-off as military-backed Palang Pracharat and Shinawatra proxy Pheu Thai both claim victory
Thailand election: rude shock for Thaksin-linked party as vote count points to solid victory for pro-military rivals

Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong urged supporters to maintain ‘hope’ but did not mention prospect of defeat.

26 Mar 2019 - 8:13AM

Exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong urged supporters to maintain ‘hope’ but did not mention prospect of defeat.

Thailand election: rude shock for Thaksin-linked party as vote count points to solid victory for pro-military rivals
Thailand election: likely victory ‘made in heaven’ says pro-junta party as Thaksin-linked rival cries foul

In a shock twist, the Palang Pracharat Party of Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is headed towards victory, with one leader claiming the result was ‘made in heaven’.

25 Mar 2019 - 7:48AM

In a shock twist, the Palang Pracharat Party of Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is headed towards victory, with one leader claiming the result was ‘made in heaven’.

Thailand election: likely victory ‘made in heaven’ says pro-junta party as Thaksin-linked rival cries foul
Thailand elections: vote-counting begins after calm polling day with King Vajiralongkorn urging subjects to back ‘good people’

Sunday’s vote – the first since the 2014 coup – took place peacefully with the royal military establishment and the rural-backed populist movement linked to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra vying for power.

24 Mar 2019 - 7:41PM

Sunday’s vote – the first since the 2014 coup – took place peacefully with the royal military establishment and the rural-backed populist movement linked to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra vying for power.

Thailand elections: vote-counting begins after calm polling day with King Vajiralongkorn urging subjects to back ‘good people’
Explainer | Thailand’s election explained: a battle royale for junta’s Prayuth Chan-ocha and the Shinawatras 

Five years after the latest in a long string of coups, democracy is back in town in Thailand. Or at least, that’s what it looks like. But in Sunday’s election, winning the most votes and winning power are not the same thing.

25 Mar 2019 - 10:01AM

Five years after the latest in a long string of coups, democracy is back in town in Thailand. Or at least, that’s what it looks like. But in Sunday’s election, winning the most votes and winning power are not the same thing.

Thailand’s election explained: a battle royale for junta’s Prayuth Chan-ocha and the Shinawatras 
Thailand’s military-appointed Senate could steal election result, Pheu Thai Party leader warns

Leader of biggest political party warns that unelected Senate could hand prime ministership to junta chief – even if his political proxies are trounced at the ballot box on Sunday.

21 Mar 2019 - 12:54PM

Leader of biggest political party warns that unelected Senate could hand prime ministership to junta chief – even if his political proxies are trounced at the ballot box on Sunday.

Thailand’s military-appointed Senate could steal election result, Pheu Thai Party leader warns
Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan set to visit Hong Kong days ahead of national polls

The family, led by self-exiled patriarch and deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, will be in the city for the wedding of his youngest daughter.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:59PM

The family, led by self-exiled patriarch and deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, will be in the city for the wedding of his youngest daughter.

Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan set to visit Hong Kong days ahead of national polls
No more coups: in fight to reform Thai military, millennials are a secret weapon

The billionaire’s Future Forward is among a group of parties that plan to reduce the army’s outsize influence should they take power after the March 24 polls – and they have support from millennial voters.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:35PM

The billionaire’s Future Forward is among a group of parties that plan to reduce the army’s outsize influence should they take power after the March 24 polls – and they have support from millennial voters.

No more coups: in fight to reform Thai military, millennials are a secret weapon
Thai election: for voters, any policy you like, as long as it’s Thaksinomics

Images of the Shinawatras are banned on the campaign trail, but their legacy lives on through the populist economic policies that swept them to power and are now being embraced by all – even the military bloc that deposed them

16 Mar 2019 - 7:31PM

Images of the Shinawatras are banned on the campaign trail, but their legacy lives on through the populist economic policies that swept them to power and are now being embraced by all – even the military bloc that deposed them

Thai election: for voters, any policy you like, as long as it’s Thaksinomics
Thai election: parties jostle for votes by selling economic promises – and snubbing the junta

Campaigning is in high gear ahead of the March 24 polls but there’s no reaction to the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart – instead, there is a fierce debate about how the military should stay out of politics after the country votes.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:39PM

Campaigning is in high gear ahead of the March 24 polls but there’s no reaction to the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart – instead, there is a fierce debate about how the military should stay out of politics after the country votes.

Thai election: parties jostle for votes by selling economic promises – and snubbing the junta
Thai election: Parties jostle for votes by selling economic promises – and snubbing the junta

Campaigning is in high gear ahead of the March 24 polls but there’s no reaction to the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart – instead, there is a fierce debate on how the military should stay out of politics after the country votes.

12 Mar 2019 - 8:06AM

Campaigning is in high gear ahead of the March 24 polls but there’s no reaction to the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart – instead, there is a fierce debate on how the military should stay out of politics after the country votes.

Thai election: Parties jostle for votes by selling economic promises – and snubbing the junta
Young lives destroyed, overcrowded prisons: the hidden cost of Thailand’s cheap meth

Despite a bloody war on drugs and frequent seizures by authorities, the supply of ya ba pills has grown to the point prices are falling. A better approach, according to a UN expert, is treatment, prevention and harm minimisation.

11 Mar 2019 - 9:54PM

Despite a bloody war on drugs and frequent seizures by authorities, the supply of ya ba pills has grown to the point prices are falling. A better approach, according to a UN expert, is treatment, prevention and harm minimisation.

Young lives destroyed, overcrowded prisons: the hidden cost of Thailand’s cheap meth
Election blow for Shinawatras as court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart party over Princess Ubolratana’s bid to be PM

Thailand braces for violence after Constitutional Court disqualifies the party from March 24 election, dealing a blow to influential Shinawatra clan and strengthening junta.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:40PM

Thailand braces for violence after Constitutional Court disqualifies the party from March 24 election, dealing a blow to influential Shinawatra clan and strengthening junta.

Election blow for Shinawatras as court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart party over Princess Ubolratana’s bid to be PM
In Thailand, will the Thai Raksa Chart party suffer the same fate as Princess Ubolratana’s bid for prime minister?

The controversial bid to make King Vajiralongkorn’s sister the next premier could end in the party’s dissolution, depending on a court verdict. Such a ruling would be a blow for the anti-junta bloc aligned with the Shinawatras.

7 Mar 2019 - 8:19AM

The controversial bid to make King Vajiralongkorn’s sister the next premier could end in the party’s dissolution, depending on a court verdict. Such a ruling would be a blow for the anti-junta bloc aligned with the Shinawatras.

In Thailand, will the Thai Raksa Chart party suffer the same fate as Princess Ubolratana’s bid for prime minister?
This Thai durian seller is looking for a Chinese man to win his daughter’s love, US$300,000 and the chance to take over his business

Anont Rotthong will also give the ideal candidate US$300,000 and a chance to take over his thriving durian business.

6 Mar 2019 - 10:31AM

Anont Rotthong will also give the ideal candidate US$300,000 and a chance to take over his thriving durian business.

This Thai durian seller is looking for a Chinese man to win his daughter’s love, US$300,000 and the chance to take over his business
Work with Hong Kong to reap benefits of China’s Greater Bay Area scheme, city’s leader Carrie Lam urges Southeast Asian nations

Thai firms can take advantage of myriad links between Hong Kong and mainland China to expand into new markets, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok forum.

1 Mar 2019 - 7:53AM

Thai firms can take advantage of myriad links between Hong Kong and mainland China to expand into new markets, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok forum.

Work with Hong Kong to reap benefits of China’s Greater Bay Area scheme, city’s leader Carrie Lam urges Southeast Asian nations
Everyone loves ‘Daddy’: forget Thaksin, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is the Thai junta’s new billionaire rival

The law is after him, the ladies call him ‘daddy’, and he’s running in the Thai elections promising a welfare state. It’s millennial darling, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

24 Feb 2019 - 3:08PM

The law is after him, the ladies call him ‘daddy’, and he’s running in the Thai elections promising a welfare state. It’s millennial darling, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Everyone loves ‘Daddy’: forget Thaksin, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is the Thai junta’s new billionaire rival
Thai elections: Thai Raksa Chart party that put Princess Ubolratana forward as candidate for PM defiant ahead of court ruling on controversial move

Party leaders have vowed to continue campaigning until the Constitutional Court decides their fate.

21 Mar 2019 - 1:44PM

Party leaders have vowed to continue campaigning until the Constitutional Court decides their fate.

Thai elections: Thai Raksa Chart party that put Princess Ubolratana forward as candidate for PM defiant ahead of court ruling on controversial move
Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya’s abortive prime ministerial bid may have stunned investors, but the Thai baht and the kingdom’s economy have a ‘Teflon’ reputation

21 Mar 2019 - 1:46PM

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya’s abortive prime ministerial bid may have stunned investors, but the Thai baht and the kingdom’s economy have a ‘Teflon’ reputation

Will Thailand’s election turmoil hit China-backed US$54 billion Eastern Economic Corridor?
Thailand’s election commission quashes Princess Ubolratana’s prime ministerial bid

The royally appointed body has formally blocked the princess’ bid to enter politics – but some say it bodes ill for the March 24 election’s hopes of returning democracy to junta-led Thailand

21 Mar 2019 - 1:49PM

The royally appointed body has formally blocked the princess’ bid to enter politics – but some say it bodes ill for the March 24 election’s hopes of returning democracy to junta-led Thailand

Thailand’s election commission quashes Princess Ubolratana’s prime ministerial bid
Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana is an election game-changer – but don’t write off the junta just yet

Will blurring the lines between palace and parliament be the panacea to the country’s long-running power struggle?

21 Mar 2019 - 1:49PM

Will blurring the lines between palace and parliament be the panacea to the country’s long-running power struggle?

Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana is an election game-changer – but don’t write off the junta just yet