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Thai officers walk near the bodies of two British tourists after their bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao last month. Pic: AP.

Still no answers in murder of British tourists on Koh Tao

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014 12:03PM UTC Comments Off Thai officers walk near the bodies of two British tourists after their bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao last month. Pic: AP.

Tourism authorities in Thailand are considering fitting tourists with ID bracelets so locals can identify foreigners who are "in trouble". The proposed ID bracelet scheme seems to be the latest in a series of haphazard responses to the brutal murder of two British backpackers on the southern island of Koh Tao....

Thai man gets death penalty for train rape, murder

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:17PM UTC Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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. ...

At UN, Thailand defends its military takeover

By Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:23AM UTC Comments Off 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 Comments Off Thai officers walk near the bodies of two British tourists after their bodies were found on a beach in Koh Tao last month. 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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