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In rare rebuke, ASEAN scorches Myanmar for ‘highly reprehensible’ executions

ASEAN on Tuesday issued its harshest criticism of the Burmese junta yet, calling Myanmar’s execution of four political prisoners “highly…

Thai police searching for monkeypox-infected Nigerian man

Thai police and health officials in Phuket are trying to trace the whereabouts of a Nigerian man, confirmed to be…

Dozens of teachers killed, hundreds arrested by Myanmar junta for joining strike

Two dozen teachers have been killed and more than 200 others arrested since Myanmar’s military seized control from the elected…

Record-breaking rainfall in Bangkok on Wednesday night

Over 100mm of rain poured into Khlong Toei and Bang Na districts of Bangkok last night, with similar heavy downpours…

Junta, opposition activists hold dueling events to mark Martyrs’ Day in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military regime and opposition forces held dueling events Tuesday to mark the country’s 75th Martyrs’ Day, with heavy security…

Unease downstream despite assurances that leaking Lao Nam Theun 1 is safe

People living near a leaking dam in central Laos remained fearful Wednesday, five days after a video of the leak…

Thailand’s Trafficking in Persons status upgraded, local labour activist hailed ‘hero’

In this year’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), compiled and recently published by the US State Department, Thailand has…

Lao power officials say no danger from ‘seepage’ at Nam Theun 1 Dam

Power officials in Laos moved to assure nervous residents Monday that a video showing the Nam Theun 1 dam leaking…

Bangkok to arrange orderly pavement vending

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been trying to regulate pavement vending in an effort to ensure safety, enough pedestrian…

Can Thammanat deliver death blow to teetering govt in censure debate?

“Anything can happen in Thai politics” was Thai Economic Party leader Thammanat Prompow’s reply when asked about the possibility of…