Thailand Remains a Good Place to Do Business

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Dr. Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput stated that, despite COVID-19 impacts on the Thai economy, Thailand remains a good place to do business because of at least three reasons.   The first reason is the country’s resiliency. Thailand has an economy that is very resilient and has been able to withstand a […]

Philippines summons Beijing’s envoy over boats in South China Sea

The Philippine foreign ministry said Tuesday it had confronted Beijing’s envoy over the “illegal lingering” of Chinese boats at a contested reef in the South China Sea, stepping up the diplomatic row. Tensions over the resource-rich sea have spiked after hundreds of Chinese boats were spotted last month at the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands, where Beijing and […]

 The rise and fall of Saksayam Chidchob, Thailand’s first COVID-positive Cabinet minister

Saksayam Chidchob was previously best known as the “nominee” of his older brother, veteran politician Newin. However, last week he landed himself in trouble by becoming the first Cabinet member and highest-ranking government official to test positive for COVID-19. News of his infection sparked public anger amid strong rumours he contracted the virus at a […]

Five people die in tour bus blaze in Khon Kaen province

Five passengers, including two children, were killed and several others were injured when a double-decker tour bus, in which they were travelling, caught fire on the Friendship Highway in Ban Haed district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen on Monday night. Initial reports indicate that journey of the bus, operated by 407 Pattana Company, […]

Myanmar Protesters Swap New Year Blessings for Anti-Junta Statements

With little to celebrate as they kicked off the Burmese New Year on Tuesday, people across Myanmar staged holiday-themed protests to defy the military junta in what an activist called “a funeral wake for the whole country,” while the U.N. rights chief said she feared the nation faces a fate similar to war-shattered Syria. Opponents […]