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UN chief condemns armed attack on PDRC protest

The secretary-general of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for an immediate end to escalating violence in Thailand, and urged authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

Asean’s growing Thirst for Energy

Energy demand in Southeast Asia has expanded by two and a half times since 1990 - and is still only about half the global average as the global energy epicenter shifts to Asia, according to a new…

Peace talks stalled in Thailand southern provinces

The Thai government has postponed peace talks with a southern militant group indefinitely, and is reinforcing military strength in the country’s deep South, following escalating violence in the last…

Kasikornbank predicts growth at 4% in 2013

Thailand’s economic growth will possibly be capped at 4 per cent this year given delays in the state’s 2014 budget spending and the planned Bt2 trillion investment on infrastructure development, a…

Death toll reaches 5,235 in troubled South

A total of 5,235 people lost their lives and 9,704 were injured in violent incidents which took place in the insurgency-plagued southern border provinces between Jan 1, 2004-Aug 31, 2013, according to…

Jasmine Goes Big On Broadband In Thailand

Five years ago Pete Bodharamik was a 35-year-old with a big challenge. He had just taken over as chief executive of Jasmine International, the telecom holding company his father had started back in…