Thailand

Thai red shirt activist shot dead in Bangkok

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 6:26PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand’s capital say a pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of the monarchy has been shot dead. Police Col. Thanawat Watthanakul says Kamol Duangphasuk was shot by unidentified gunmen Wednesday in a restaurant parking lot in northern Bangkok. The victim, a poet also

Lèse majesté vigilantism and Thailand’s political crisis

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 11:00AM UTC Lèse majesté vigilantism and Thailand’s political crisis

As Thailand’s political crisis lingers on, the country’s draconian lèse majesté law is still being applied, as two related cases show. Moreover, a new online vigilante group is making sure it stays that way.

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:48PM UTC

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Naval officials from the U.S. and nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have adopted an agreement aimed at heading off accidents and miscommunication at sea. The Code For Unplanned Encounters at Sea was approved unanimously Tuesday at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium held in the eastern Chinese

Group concerned for activist missing in Thailand

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 2:06PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — An international human rights group is calling on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent environmental activist. Human Rights Watch says Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen, known as “Billy,” has been missing since he was detained last week in Petchaburi province’s Kaengkrachan National Park. Park chief

Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attack

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:39AM UTC Pic: AP.

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police in southern Thailand say suspected insurgents shot dead three people, including a 2-year-old girl, in a drive-by shooting. Police Col. Chartchai Chanasit says two gunmen riding on a motorcycle carried out the attack on Sunday in the Bannang Sata district of Yala province.

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