Human Rights

Harassed by palm oil company, Thai village defends land

Villagers of Klong Sai Pattana say palm oil company responsible for targeted killings and harassment of their community.

Harassed by palm oil company, Thai village defends land

Asia Pacific

Thailand acquits two ex-PMs over protester deaths

Court rules police had to use force to end demonstration in 2008, but says there is no proof officers caused casualties.

Court acquits two ex-PMs over protester deaths in 2008

Human Rights

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

An Uzbek woman who was trafficked to Thailand and forced to sell sex shares the story of her escape.

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Critics say royal family law is stifling dissent

Thailand’s military government is increasing efforts to stop people insulting or criticising the royal family.

Asia Pacific

Thai general convicted for Rohingya trafficking deaths

Many of the victims found in mass graves were Rohingya Muslims – a persecuted minority from Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Verdict for 103 who buried Rohingya in mass graves

At least 103 people charged with abandoning Rohingya refugees at sea and burying dozens more in mass graves are about to receive their verdicts in Thailand.

Thailand

Study finds high suicide rates among Myanmar refugees in Thailand

Since the 1980s, tens of thousands of refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border into Thailand. They are mostly settled in nine major camps. A recent study conducted in the largest camp shows an increase in suicides.

Asia Pacific

Tens of thousands flee Thailand over new labour rules

Workers return to Myanmar and other countries after government vows to crack down on unregistered foreign labourers.

Thailand: 60,000 workers flee over new labour laws

Asia Pacific

Thailand cracks down on criticism of the royal family

Thailand's military government is ramping up a crackdown against people insulting or criticising the royal family. Over the past three years, more than 100 people have been charged or convicted under strict lese-majeste laws.

Asia Pacific

Cash benefits for ex-communists in Thai amnesty deal

Final payouts made as part of agreement with government that led to the surrender of 80,000 party members in 1980.

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Moves to grant stateless youth citizenship face hurdles

As many as 80,000 stateless children and young adults in Thailand could soon become citizens after the government approved a resolution that will allow children born in the country to parents from ethnic minorities to apply for Thai nationality.

Asia Pacific

Peace eludes Thailand's mainly Muslim south

Military under pressure to solve separatist problem plaguing Buddhist-majority country's Malay-speaking provinces.

Asia Pacific

The changing face of Thailand’s Hua Hin

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Hua Hin, one of the Thai cities that has reportedly seen major economic reforms accompanied by a booming tourism industry following the 2014 military coup.

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Deep divisions remain since 2014 military coup

It has been three years since a military coup deposed Yingluck Shinawatra, who was then prime minister.

Asia Pacific

Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24

Incident at hospital frequented by retired army officers took place on third anniversary of Thailand's military coup.

Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24