Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Thailand

Southeast Asian Leaders Throw Weight Behind China-led Trade Pact

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (6th from L) poses with (L to 5th L) Laos' Minister of Foreign Affairs Saleumxay Kommasith, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar's Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint, Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, (6th R to R) Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Philippines' Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Erywan Yusof, Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh, Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi during a bilateral meeting at the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on August 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN / “The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [adding identity of Cambodia's permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Kan Pharidh]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.

BANGKOK: Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the trade war between the US and China clouding the outlook for their export-led economies. Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day Association ...

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Iqra Aziz confirms dating Yasir Hussain

THAILAND: Pakistani actor Iqra Aziz and her alleged boyfriend Yasir Hussain are vacationing in Thailand these days, but they aren’t shying away from giving their fans updates from their trip through their social media and are giving obvious subtle hints about their relationship status. The lovebirds have been sharing pictures ...

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Fifty children saved as Interpol bust dark web

BANGKOK: International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring. More arrests were expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation ...

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Thai opposition demands military govt step aside

BANGKOK: Seven Thai parties said on Wednesday that they formed a “democratic front” after a disputed election, claiming the opposition won a majority in the lower house of parliament, and the right to try and form a government. However, the coalition will likely fall short of electing a prime minister, ...

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Pakistan beat India in Asian Junior Team Squash Championships

BANGKOK: Pakistan defeated arch-rivals India 2-1 in their Asian Junior Team Squash Championships 2019 clash in Thailand. Pakistan took the lead when Abbas Zeb defeated Utkarsh Baheti by 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-6 and 11-9. Haris Qasim secured the win with a 10-12, 6-11, 12-10, 12-10 and 11-6 victory over Veer ...

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3-year-old dies in Thailand after being left in school van

BANGKOK: A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Thailand, police said Thursday after arresting the driver. The girl was discovered Wednesday afternoon after her mother went to pick her up at the end of school in the southern province of Pattani and ...

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Thai court sentences disgraced monk to 114 years

BANGKOK:  A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States. Wiraphon Sukphon made headlines in 2013 when footage emerged of him wearing designer aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag ...

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Thailand wants Britain to extradite former PM

BANGKOK : Thailand’s junta wants Britain to extradite ousted leader Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a recent request seen by AFP, in a move denounced as “political”. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, fled the country in August 2017 after being charged over her government’s failed rice ...

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Crocodile bites trainer’s arm during Thailand circus show

BANGKOK: It’s hard to know what a man expects when he puts his arm into the mouth of a crocodile – but one circus handler in Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand got exactly what one would think. Footage captured at Bogotara Wildlife Park on Sunday shows the man reaching into ...

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