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Thailand has passed a new cyber security law, critics call it controversial

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from...

Dutch fugitive on 5 year overstay arrested in Chon Buri for alleged human trafficking

From The Nation: A 68-year-old man from the Netherlands, wanted for transnational human-trafficking crimes and who had been laying low in Thailand over the past...

Thai exports lower by 5.65% year over year in January, largely due to US-China...

Thai exports saw a 5.65 per cent year on year contraction in January, largely due to the impact of the US-China trade war, the...

Japanese discount store chain Don Quijote begins a wave of Asian expansion, launches in...

BANGKOK -- Japanese discount store chain Don Quijote begins a wave of Asian expansion on Friday with the launch of a shopping complex in...

Thailand to host Miss World competition this winter for the first time

MANILA – Months after Miss Universe 2018, Thailand will once again serve as a venue for an international pageant. On Tuesday, Miss World held a...