Twenty-six bodies exhumed at a mass grave in southern Thailand near a camp with suspected links to human trafficking bear no signs of violent death, police said on Sunday, following initial forensic examinations at the site.
The remains of 26 migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh have been exhumed from a mass grave after Thai police ended their search Saturday, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers` camp.
The badly decayed remains of at least three more migrants thought to be from Myanmar or Bangladesh were exhumed Saturday from a mass grave in southern Thailand, as details emerged of the maltreatment endured at the remote people smugglers` camp.
Thai authorities on Saturday resumed the excavation of a mass grave site in a remote patch of jungle where migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh were held for months by people smugglers in appalling conditions.
Any achievements by Thailand`s ruling junta while in power will be lost without significant changes to the country`s draft constitution, Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.
Thailand's "Red Shirt" supporters reacted with dismay on Friday after a television network run by the opposition movement was taken off air in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.
The defence team for two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand last year will be allowed to independently analyse the evidence against their clients, a Thai court ruled Thursday.
A Thai inquest into the death of a Japanese cameraman during a military crackdown five years ago against protesters ended inconclusively on Thursday with the court unable to decide who fired the fatal shot.
The leader of Thailand`s `Red Shirt` movement hit out Tuesday at plans to take his pro-democracy television network off the air, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.
Thailand`s controversial "Tiger Temple" has been banned from charging tourists to visit dozens of big cats in their care, the parks department said Saturday, following a dispute between monks and officials over the welfare of the animals.
New regional agreements are needed to tackle criminal gangs using the world`s oceans for illegal fishing and smuggling, a top Australian maritime officer said, calling the lucrative trade an "imminent threat" to global security.
Deliberations began Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.
Thailand`s top cop says his task is to revive trust in a graft-tainted force, but observers believe his real brief is to be a hatchet man for a junta trying to tame the police -- and their patron, billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.