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Thailand lifts Bangkok state of emergency

Chiang Mai, Thailand (eTN) – Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat along with the Royal Thai Army General Anupong Paochinda, and Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General Patcharawat Won

Is this the way out for Thailand’s political problems?

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Thailand's Constitution Court Tuesday found Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej guilty of violating the constitution by hosting two cooking shows on commercial television, t

Bangkok state of emergency will primarily impact Asian visitors

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Calling for state of emergency in Bangkok following violent confrontation on Monday night between government partisans and protesters, embattled Prime Minister Samak Sundarav

Political crisis plunges Thai transport into chaos

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - The latent political crisis about the controversial Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, considered by many Thais as a “proxy” of previous Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawa

Thai low-cost carriers face rough times, One-Two-Go finally suspended

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - A brief notice was transferred last Monday by Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) stating that starting July 22, Orient Thai Airline and its low-cost subsidiary O

Thailand Samak gov’t: I have a dream…

(eTN) - Thailand’s new government of Samak Sundaravej is looking to relaunch infrastructure mega-projects in Thailand, reviving a policy from previous Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The country will go then to speed up rail and public transport infrastructure in Bangkok and around the country as well as looking to expand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport.

Asian destinations keen on becoming gambling giants

(eTN) - With the announcement by Samak Sundaravej, incoming Thai prime minister who is planning to legalize gambling and build five casinos for domestic and foreign holidaymakers in the country's tourist belts of Phuket, Pattaya, Khon Kaen, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai, the Far East has now entrenched itself as the world's biggest legal gambling destination for tourists.

Thailand election result: Good news for tourism?

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Almost 70 percent of eligible voters turned out to exercise their rights in the country’s first general election following the September 19, 2006 military coup that ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.