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Thailand

Country archive · 220 posts


Latest stories about Thailand

13 April 2014

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Thailand’s ‘Seven Dangerous Days’ of the Songkran Festival

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year but it is also the period when road accidents shoot up across the country.

1 April 2014

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Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.

17 February 2014

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Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

10 February 2014

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Why are Rice Farmers Protesting in Thailand?

Rice farmers have organized several protests in Thailand's capital after the government failed to pay them under the rice subsidy program. The opposition has expressed support to the farmers.

2 February 2014

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Millions Disenfranchised in Thailand Elections

Anti-government protesters in Thailand blocked hundreds of polling stations across the country which prevented many voters from casting their votes.

17 January 2014

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#RespectMyVote Movement Vs ‘Bangkok Shutdown’ in Thailand

As 'Bangkok Shutdown' campaign enters its fifth day, Thais from other parts of the country are asking Bangkok protesters to respect their vote and participate in the coming elections

30 December 2013

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PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries

26 December 2013

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Haze and Haiyan: Southeast Asia’s Deadly Disasters of 2013

Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013

24 December 2013

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7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013

Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government

6 November 2013

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Bigger Protests Against Thailand’s Amnesty Bill

Opposition to the bill emerged after it was reported that the amended version of the measure would benefit corrupt politicians and human rights violators.

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