Bomber Blame Game Sees Thailand Immigration Abruptly Change Visa Rules (Update #5)

Update #5 Reports from Thailand-Cambodia border crossings at Ban Laem/Daun Lem, Ban Pakard/Phsa Prum and Aranyaprathet/Poipet indicate that out-in stamps are again being issued for... (See full details below)

Bomber Blame Game Sees Thailand Immigration Abruptly Change Visa Rules (Update #5)

Foreign workers and tourists who use the country’s visa exempt entry provisions are the unwitting victims in a high-stakes blame game being played out in the wake of the Erawan shrine bombing on August 17. On Saturday morning Thailand border crossings along the Cambodia border, along with the Phu Nam Ron/ Htee Khee border crossing […]

16% Boost Sees PAP Convincingly Win 2015 Singapore General Election (Updated)

Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) has convincingly won the 2015 Singapore General Election securing at least 70 of the 89 seats up for grabs and throwing the political aspirations of opposition parties into disarray. More than two million Singaporeans turned-out Friday to cast their vote in the country’s 12th general election, which saw nine political […]

Thailand Launches Air & Sea Hunt For Rogue Fishing Ship Taishan (Kunlun)

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Thailand Launches Air & Sea Hunt For Rogue Fishing Ship Taishan (Kunlun)

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has commenced an air and sea search for the rogue fishing ship the Taishan (also known as the Kunlun) which abruptly weighed anchor and fled the Port of Phuket on Wednesday. Contacted late on Wednesday evening a RTN Command Center to Combat Illegal Fishing (CCCIF) officer who cannot be named […]

Bangkok Celebrates Vietnam National Day in Style

Bangkok Celebrates Vietnam National Day in Style

Vietnamese nationals around the world yesterday celebrated their 70th National Day anniversary commencing with an inspiring and colourful parade in the capital, Hanoi, with embassies, consulates and Vietnamese communities globally joining in the celebrations. In Bangkok the Vietnam Ambassador to Bangkok Nguyen Tat Thành and wife Nguyen Tu Huyen hosted a lavish reception for the […]

Bangkok Bomber Arrested (Updated)

Thai authorities Tuesday announced the arrest of a man on the Thai-Cambodian border who they say is the prime suspect in the August 17 bombing of the Erawan shrine in Bangkok which killed 20 people and injured more than 130 others. According to Thai media reports the man was in possession of a Peoples Republic […]

Uncooperative Bangkok Bomb Suspect Planned More Attacks

Thailand police say a man arrested in connection with the deadly Erawan shrine bombing on August 17 which killed 20 people and saw more than 130 others seek medical treatment is being uncooperative, while Turkish embassy officials in Bangkok say the man is not a Turkish citizen. Arrested on Saturday at an apartment block in […]

Deadly Bangkok Bomb Rocks CBD

Deadly Bangkok Bomb Rocks CBD

Twin bomb explosion in central Bangkok earlier this evening have left at least 15 people dead and up to 80 people injured, though some unconfirmed local media reports put the figure as high as 27 dead, including a number of Chinese tourists. The explosion occurred at around 6.55pm local time near the Erawan Shrine in […]

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