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Thai army under pressure to explain cadet's missing organs.

BANGKOK, Nov 24 — Thailand's military faced mounting pressure today to explain the murky death of a teenage army cadet, whose case has seized national attention after his parents discovered his organs were mysteriously removed from his body....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fifth time since coup.

BANGKOK, Nov 24 — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said today, the fifth change in his administration since he took power in 2014. Prayuth, a former army chief, seized...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fifth time since coup.

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said on Friday, the fifth change in his administration since he took power in 2014.

- Reuters - US

Toyota launches remodeled version of Lexus luxury sedan in Thailand.

Marking the model's first launch in Southeast Asia, Toyota Motor Corp. has begun selling the latest model of its flagship Lexus luxury sedan series in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Ratchanok in Hong-Kong semi-final.

HONG KONG: Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon defeated Michelle Li of Canada on Friday to move on to the semi-finals of the US$400,000 BWF Hong Kong Open badminton tournament.

- BangkokPost - TH

Supermax MD Stanley Thai jailed five years for insider trading.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Glove manufacturing tycoon Datuk Seri Stanley Thai was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and an RM5 million fine today for insider trading, but was granted a stay of execution. The Securities Commission said that...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors.

Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response barcodes that can be read using smartphones. Thailand is famous for its traditional street stalls that offer everything from stir-fried noodles to clothes and for many Thais eating out at a pavement stall is part of ...

- Stuff - NZ

13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash: police.

The van was travelling to Bangkok when it crashed into the 10-wheeler in Singburi The post 13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash: police appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Tobacco Monopoly employees rally over excise tax rate.

Members of the state-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly's labour union rallied outside the Finance Ministry on Friday, seeking justice over the new excise tax structure they say caused a 41% drop in TTM's cigarette sales, but opened a legal loophole for foreign tobacco companies to boost their share of the market.

- BangkokPost - TH

13 Myanmar passengers killed after van collided with truck in Thailand: Police.

The van was travelling from the border town of Mae Sot, a common entry point for Myanmar migrant workers, to Bangkok.

- Zee News - IN

14 burnt to death after van crash in Sing Buri.

SING BURI: Thirteen Myanmar nationals and a Thai driver were killed after being trapped inside a van engulfed in flames following a car crash in Muang district Friday early morning.

- BangkokPost - TH

App allows booking of car park spaces

Thai automated parking system provider Parkplus Co has entered the online platform, launching Park 2 Go, the first car park mobile booking application.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine

BANGKOK, Nov 24 — Police in Thailand yesterday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Navy boss vows action against stars

Thai League 1 club Navy FC have vowed to take drastic action against their players who were involved in match-fixing.

- BangkokPost - TH

Mumbai Open: Ankita Raina enters quarter-finals with comprehensive win over Thailand’s Peangtarn Plipuech

India's Ankita Raina continued her impressive progress in the USD 125,000 L&T Mumbai Open by outclassing her higher ranked opponent Peangtarn Plipuech of Thailand in straight sets to make a maiden entry into the singles quarterfinals of a WTA Series event. The post Mumbai Open: Ankita Raina enters quarter-finals with ...

- Firstpost - IN

Phuket's 'rip-off temple' exposed by prominent critic

A Buddhist temple in Phuket has come under fire for allowing a private enterprise to lease its land and build structures to cater to foreign group tours.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indian golfer Chawrasia leads in 1st round of Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong, Nov 23 Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia carded a five-under-par 65 to lead the first round of the 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open here on Thursday. Conditions were very tough today especially with the wind and I'm very happy my five-under par today." Chawrasia said as reported by Xinhua news agency. American Micah Lauren ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Four Indian boxers in fray on Friday

Guwahati, Nov 23 Four Indian boxers will step into the ring on Friday, as the curtain goes up on the semifinals of the AIBA Women's Youth World Boxing Championships here. Ten bouts in the fly, feather, welter, middle and heavy categories are on the card on the opening day of this epochal stage, with only Russia matching the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Meanwhile... In Iowa, three young Tanzanian visitors seem to have touched the hearts of residents

And in Morocco, 110 synagogues have been restored, while in Bolivia, Thailand, and Tunisia, women outnumber men as research scientists.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Pope's Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

The cousins have not seen each other in three years but exchange letters funnelled through the Vatican Embassy in Bangkok.

- The Hindu - IN

Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors

BANGKOK - Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response barcodes that can be read using smartphones.

- Reuters - US

Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors

BANGKOK: Bangkok’s famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response barcodes that can be read using smartphones. Thailand is famous for its traditional street stalls that offer everything from stir-fried noodles to clothes and for many Thais eating out at a pavement ...

- Sify - IN

Pope Francis' Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

The Pope has been outspoken about his sympathy for the Muslim Rohingya -- a stance that could trigger protests in mainly Buddhist Myanmar where the minority is vilified.

- Zee News - IN

Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 ― Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur Muslim man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said today. Asri Yusoff, police chief in the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Woman Not Able To Recognize Her Son After Plastic Surgery

A woman in Thailand was left unable to recognize her 22-year-old son after he underwent a drastic plastic surgery makeover in South Korea for a popular television show. Looking at the man rsquo;s before and after pictures, who can really blame her? Noppajit Monlin, a 22-year-old factory worker from Thailand, had always been ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Thaksin case reboots 'above-board'

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has defended the Office of the Attorney-General 's move to seek the resumption of court hearings in two criminal cases against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying this is not a violation of human rights principles.

- BangkokPost - TH

Chinese woman held for zero-dollar tours

Police have arrested a 43-year-old Chinese national for allegedly using falsified documents to obtain a Thai identification card which was used to open a company running so-called "zero dollar" scam tours.

- BangkokPost - TH

New joint Thai-US university begins courses next year

CMKL University, a joint institute established by Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University in the US and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology University Ladkrabang , will start courses in August next year, according to its new rector Supan Tungjitkusolmun.

- BangkokPost - TH

Erawan blast suspect nabbed at airport

The family of a Thai-Muslim woman arrested yesterday at Suvarnabhumi airport for alleged involvement in the deadly explosion at the Erawan shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection in the capital two years ago says she came back to Thailand to prove her innocence.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai soldier's body returned with tissue paper instead of brain, missing organs

The family of a Thai soldier wants answers from the government after he died suddenly and his body was returned missing a number of organs including his heart and brain. Pakapong Tanyakan's family was told by the military that he died of a heart attack last month, but did not release an autopsy to t...

- The Raw Story - US

Elizabeth II is Now the Oldest Head of State in the World

After the resignation of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, became the world's oldest head of state, the Daily Mail reported. Mugabe, 93, ruled the African country for 37 years. He said on Tuesday he was leaving the presidency. Thus, the 91-year-old British Queen became the oldest ...

- Novinite - BG

Missing organs

The Thai army says a young cadet died of heart failure - but his family found that his organs were missing.

- BBC - UK

First Thai suspect in Erawan shrine bombing detained

A Thai woman suspected of facilitating the 2015 Erawan Shrine bombing, the deadliest attack in Bangkok, returned to Thailand and was taken into police custody on Wednesday evening.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thailand ‘not deporting’ Uygurs to China after detention centre escape, say police

Thai police on Wednesday said ethnic Uygur Muslims from China who escaped an immigration detention centre will not be deported – if they are recaptured – despite a request by Beijing. The dramatic predawn jailbreak on Monday saw a group of 25 Uygurs use blankets to climb out of their cell in southern Thailand. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine

BANGKOK - Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists.

- Reuters - US

Chinese tour operator arrested with fake Thai ID

Police arrested a Chinese woman accused of illegally holding the Thai ID card of an ethnic Lahu woman and operating tour services in Bangkok. They said around 50 people were suspected of similar crimes.

- BangkokPost - TH

Gulf Energy Raises $733 Mln, Biggest Thai Corporate IPO In Over A Decade

Thailand's Gulf Energy Development Pcl raises $733 million after its initial public offering priced at the top end of expectations.

- Rigzone.com - US

Thailand govt to reopen criminal cases against exiled ex-PM Thaksin

THAILAND's government has asked the country's highest court to reopen the case of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra for alleged graft. The post Thailand govt to reopen criminal cases against exiled ex-PM Thaksin appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Brothel raid: 10 including three Thai women arrested

Ten women including three from Thailand and seven Sri Lankan women had been arrested last night on charges of allegedly running a brothel under the guise of an Ayurvedic massage parlour at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, in Kollupitiya, Colombo 4, the Police said.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Thai army returns teen cadet's body — without its heart, brain and other organs

The family of an 18-year-old Thai army cadet demand answers after his suspicious death, and his body was returned without its vital organs. The army said Pakapong Tanyakan died of a sudden heart attack, but did not release details.

- ABC News - AU

No need to go to Thailand, work here, Cambodians told

PHNOM PENH: The National Employment Agency opened a new job centre in Banteay Meanchey on Tuesday to help people find employment locally or elsewhere in Cambodia instead of going to Thailand to work.

- BangkokPost - TH

M’sia to help locate Uighur detainees after Thai jailbreak

Zahid says working with Aseanapol and Interpol to track detainees who reportedly enterered M'sia.

- Malaysiakini - MY

High road toll 'damaging the economy'

The high road accident rate in Thailand is damaging the economy, with an average 61 people dying every day, most of them part of the workforce, the Accident Prevention Network says.

- BangkokPost - TH

Fast Asia Open: Thailand trade data, Taiwan unemployment

- Financial Times - US

South-east Asia stocks rise, Singapore hits 30-month high

SINGAPORE, Nov 22 — South-east Asian stock markets rose today, riding the global positive sentiment, with Singapore hitting a 2-1/2-year high, while data showing better-than-expected exports in October underpinned Thai shares. Broader Asian...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Police to step up patrol at Malaysia-Thai border

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 ― The Royal Malaysia Police has stepped up patrol in areas bordering Thailand to prevent the illegal entry of the Uighur people who had escaped from an Immigration detention centre in southern Thailand into Malaysia....

- The Malay Mail - MY

TAAX plans new routes, fleet growth

Thai AirAsia X is all set to get its expansion plans off the ground now that safety issues related to Thai regulators have been resolved.

- BangkokPost - TH

Father-Admiral 'goes off' when son dropped by Marines

The Royal Thai Marine Corps has lodged a police complaint against a former naval officer who unleashed his anger and allegedly damaged assets as well as snatched a rifle at the Reconnaissance Battalion, a unit of the corps in Chon Buri.

- BangkokPost - TH

Hungary Signs Education, Economic Pact With Thailand

Hungary has signed very important' pacts with Thailand on education and economic cooperation, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó said from Bangkok. An agreement was struck with the Thai authorities for the continued operation of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Hungary

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout

BANGKOK, Nov 21 — A manhunt was under way today for 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who made a daring escape from an immigration detention centre in southern Thailand, as Beijing urged Bangkok to return the group to Chinese soil. Police...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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