Stories By Panu Wongcha-um
125 May 2015 Mon
Although many Rohingyas have made it to Thailand, they are either treated as illegal migrants or victims of human trafficking, not refugees. As Bangkok is gearing up for a regional meeting to address the issue of irregular migration, human rights activists hope this condition would change.
222 May 2015 Fri
People in parts of southern Thailand that have long been landing points for Rohingya migrants hold differing views on how to deal with the plight of the refugees.
320 May 2015 Wed
Representatives from the European Union visit Bangkok on Wednesday to re-evaluate Thailand's performance in tackling illegal fishing, after it warned the country of possible sanctions on the multimillion-dollar seafood trade last month.
419 May 2015 Tue
Thai government officials have denied media reports that Bangkok has signed an agreement with Beijing to construct a shipping canal through the Kra Isthmus that could allow ships to bypass the Straits of Malacca.
519 May 2015 Tue
Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded not guilty to all charges at the Supreme Court. She is forbidden to leave the country without permission and scheduled to give testimonies on July 21 and 28.
615 May 2015 Fri
The Royal Thai Navy has captured five illegal fishing boats and arrested 43 Vietnamese fishermen after a 12-hour operation.
707 May 2015 Thu
Officials hope to iron out details of the proposed Sino-Thai dual track rail system, which China and Thailand agreed to develop in December, 2014.
823 Apr 2015 Thu
Thailand may introduce a new regulation to crack down on illegal fishing practices, as the EU and United States consider banning its seafood over concerns about slave labour.
921 Apr 2015 Tue
Reports are saying the European Union will give Thailand six months to come up with concrete policies to address its fishing industry's illegal and abusive practices failing which, it will impose sanctions on Thai seafood products.
1017 Apr 2015 Fri
The new charter - which the drafting committee said was shaped by concerns over past political problems such as corruption and a lack of checks and balances - could come into effect in September this year at the earliest.