Thailand

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM UTC Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out the window.

Thailand considers ID wristbands for tourists

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:58PM UTC Tourists at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Thailand. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s tourism minister has said that it is considering identifications wristbands for tourists “so that if they’re out partying late and, for example, get drunk or lost, they can be easily assisted,” Reuters reports.

Some advice to the junta: Don’t mess with the opiate of the masses

By Sun, Sep 28, 2014 1:40PM UTC Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Reuters: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticized television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions in society said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation, and would write them himself if he had to. Prayuth, who is also army chief, staged a coup on May 22, overthrowing an elected

At UN, Thailand defends its military takeover

By Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:23AM UTC At UN, Thailand defends its military takeover

Thailand is defending the political takeover by its military and says it won’t “go against the tide of democracy.”

Thailand to install more surveillance cameras after tourist murders

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014 1:44PM UTC Thai officers walk near the bodies of two British tourists after their bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government says it will install more surveillance cameras nationwide and better lighting in major tourist areas after the murders of two British tourists on a resort island.

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