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By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 16th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Thailand’s government has named a former prime minister as regent, who will act as caretaker of the monarchy while the country mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. There was no official statement on Saturday about the appointment of Pr...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 16th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand (SMH + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The coronation of Thailand’s Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be delayed more than a year as Thais mourn the death of their long-reigning king, Bhumibol Adulyadej. The 64-year-old Crown Prince will ascend to the throne after funeral rites for h...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Oct 14th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A white-and-blue van carrying Buddhist monks and the remains of King Bhumibol Adulyadej led a royal convoy Friday from a hospital to the Grand Palace, where the body will remain to allow people pay respects to the monarch who many Thais revered as their father ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Feb 28th, 2016
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Pattani, Thailand (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A roadside police patrol camp in southern Thailand was attacked Saturday by an improvised car bomb that left seven officers and two civilians injured, police said. The attack in Pattani province was believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents who targ...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Feb 20th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Thailand is pursuing closer ties – and possible arms deals – with Russia, with relations between Thailand and its traditional partner, the United States, cooling in the wake of a May 2014 coup. Two Thai deputy prime ministers will travel ...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Feb 20th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand (DIPLOMAT.SO)- The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about new visa restrictions imposed on foreign reporters in Thailand that if fully implemented could restrict coverage of the country. The new guidelines, outlined in a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press stateme...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 30th, 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Critics have slammed an initial draft of Thailand’s new constitution released Friday, claiming it is little more than an effort by the ruling junta to extend its stay in power. Among those raising their voices were academics and politici...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 28th, 2016
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Berlin , Germany ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A new report lists Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan as the most highly corrupt nations on Earth. Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, relying on what it calls expert opinion from around the wor...
By Tajuddin
In Entertainment
Dec 30th, 2015
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Bangkok,Thailand ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Have you ever wondered how Hollywood stars spend their lavish family holidays? Well, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie certainly don’t do things in halves when it comes to leisure. The parents have whisked their six children to Thailand where the wh...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Dec 24th, 2015
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Koh Samui, Thailand (AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case that raised questions about police competence and the treatment of migrant workers in Thailand. Human Rights Watc...

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