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Thailand Curfew

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

At 16:30 on Thursday afternoon, the Thai military staged a coup that, among other things, dissolved the caretaker government, suspended the constitution, banned gatherings of more than five people, and issued a curfew across the country that starts at 22:00 and ends at 05:00. The curfew applies to everyone in Thailand, ...

More Bangkok Protests

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

A day of anti-government protest has been called for Saturday 29th March in Bangkok. Disruption to some streets and increased traffic is expected.

Chi Phat saved from destructive Titanium mine

Monday, April 11th, 2011

A late minute intervention by Prime minister, Hun Sen, has saved a thriving community-based tourism project in Cambodia's Koh Kong Province from a planned, highly destructive, Titanium mine. The mine project, by the United Khmer Group, was rumoured to have been just a cover to gain access to the ...

Thailand Curfew Lifted

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The curfew that has been in place on Bangkok and 23 other provinces within Thailand has been lifted by the Thai Government. The State of Emergency however, remains firmly in place. The curfew was introduced after the Thai military moved in on the red shirt protestors in the centre of the ...

Single Visa for ASEAN Proposed

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The Philippines is proposing the adoption of a single visa policy for 10 South-East Asian nations, saying it would benefit trade and tourism. Visitors currently need to secure separate visas for each of the 10 members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Philippine Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan said he was ...

FCO Amends Thailand Travel Advice

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

The UK's Foreign Office (FCO) has revised its travel advice to Thailand, which last week advised against all but essential travel to the whole country. The travel directive has been amended as follows: This advice has been reviewed and reissued with amendments to the Summary and the Terrorism and Security ...

Cambodia-Thailand Border Tensions

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Thursday: Siem Reap-A meeting between Thai and Cambodian military officials continued late into Thursday night but failed to end in an agreement. The two sides refused to agree on the issue of redeployment of troops into the Preah Vihear area and also failed to come to any agreement on establishing a ...

Thailand- Cambodia Border Dispute.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

THAI and Cambodian soldiers exchanged gunfire across their shared border yesterday in a  battle over a small and remote plot of jungle adjoining an ancient Hindu temple. At least two Cambodian soldiers were reported to have been killed and five Thais and two Cambodians were injured in the afternoon battle at ...