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Has TAT lost it with ‘medical tourism’ social media campaign?

By Tue, Sep 14, 2010 12:00PM UTC Has TAT lost it with ‘medical tourism’ social media campaign?

Back in January the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced it was dipping its toes into social media having already run a social-media led Ultimate Explorer campaign in late 2009. However, with the launch of its latest social media campaign – aimed at promoting Thailand as a medical tourism hub

China postpones official’s visit to Japan

By Tue, Sep 14, 2010 11:59AM UTC

Japan says China has postpones a senior official’s visit to Tokyo amid a row over a collision near disputed islets. Shu Kajita, an official at Japan’s lower house of parliament, said Tuesday that Beijing has asked for a delay in a visit by Li Jianguo, vice chairman of the Standing

Malaysia prince takes over throne amid bitter feud

By Tue, Sep 14, 2010 10:39AM UTC

A prince took over a northern Malaysian state’s throne Monday, allegedly against his bedridden father’s wishes in a bitter succession tussle that has given a rare glimpse into behind-the-scenes court intrigue. Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra was proclaimed the new sultan of northern Kelantan state following a decision by the Council

Why did Thailand deny visas to the human rights speakers?

By Tue, Sep 14, 2010 10:14AM UTC

Yesterday, BP blogged on the story that Thailand had denied visas to two human rights speakers who were to hold a press conference to present a report entitled “From Rhetoric to Reality: Human Rights in Vietnam” (copy of the report is available from here) on the grounds that the press

15 killed in disputed Kashmir in deadly protests

By Tue, Sep 14, 2010 9:47AM UTC

Indian forces fought Kashmiri demonstrators in street battles that killed 15 people — including one police officer — in the deadliest day in a summer of violence challenging Indian rule in the disputed territory. Reports of a Quran desecration in the United States intensified the anger, with activists chanting “Down

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