Thailand

Foreign lease holders could face trouble in Thailand

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 3:14PM UTC Foreign lease holders could face trouble in Thailand

Foreigners who hold long-term leases on property in Thailand were in for a shock last week, when a Phuket court ruled that formerly attractive secured leases are “not valid.” Foreigners technically can’t own land in Thailand, but they can sign a 30-year lease that can be renewed twice, for two more subsequent 30-year periods.

Thai junta’s lawmakers see ‘nothing wrong’ with hiring family members

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 9:35AM UTC Thai junta's lawmakers see 'nothing wrong' with hiring family members

Dozens of Thailand’s lawmakers have employed their family members with state money and see nothing wrong with that, while they claim to eradicate exactly that kind of behavior out of Thai politics.

Tourism Thailand’s creepy ‘stalker’ video’

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:33AM UTC Tourism Thailand’s creepy 'stalker' video'

Tourism Thailand’s attempt to charm potential travellers with romantic plot twists and photogenic actors has had the opposite effect. MSN’s coverage of the ad says it “comes off as more creepy than creative.” Meanwhile, a harsher critique on the popular Skift website questioned whether or not the ministry was being “tone deaf” with the video.

Thai junta’s constitution drafters propose ‘indirectly elected’ Senate

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:45AM UTC Thai junta's constitution drafters propose 'indirectly elected' Senate

The Constitutional Drafting Committee are continuing to re-write the political rule book for a post-coup Thailand. But, like with all the military junta’s government bodies, the claim to “reform” and bring “true democracy” is questionable, as the most recent proposals for an unelected sorry, “indirectly elected” Senate shows.

Thai Airways Tokyo-Bangkok flight hits turbulence, 11 injured

By Thu, Feb 26, 2015 11:28PM UTC Thai Airways Tokyo-Bangkok flight hits turbulence, 11 injured

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Airways says one of its planes hit severe turbulence over Thailand and 11 people on board were injured.