23 Dec 2020

After months of calm, Thailand grapples with virus outbreak

The Samut Sakhon province of Thailand is seeing a surge of cases that threatens efforts to contain the virus and the residual effects the virus has on the economy. A 1,000-bed field hospital is being set up in the province, close to those infected to reduce the transmission through travel

Read More
15 Oct 2020

Large gatherings banned under emergency decree in Thailand

An emergency decree has been enacted in Thailand to curb largely peaceful protests occurring in Bangkok calling for the prime minister to resign and to impose new restrictions on the king’s powers. The decree bans large gatherings and was announced via a televised announcement read by law enforcement. Several activists,

Read More
20 May 2020

WolfRAT Android Malware Targets WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

A new Android malware family has been identified by security researchers after it was repeatedly spotted in campaigns against Thai targets. According to researchers, the malware family, dubbed WolfRAT, targets popular messaging apps to gather intelligence. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are among those utilized by the malware operators, who are

Read More
10 Feb 2020

Thailand mourns victims of country’s deadliest mass shooting

Thailand has begun mourning for the victims of what is now the country’s deadliest mass shooting. The attacker was a soldier who was angry over a financial dispute with his commanding officer, who became his first victim. The attacker then targeted a mall, shooting at people inside and outside the

Read More
24 Jan 2020

Spreading Chinese Coronavirus Death Toll Rises as More Cities Are Locked Down

China has been combatting the spread of a new strain of coronavirus over the Lunar New Year. On Friday morning, China’s National Health Commission confirmed 830 cases of infection, a 250 person increase since the last count was released by officials a day earlier. 26 men and women have since

Read More
22 Jan 2020

China is trying to stop the spread of a deadly new virus at the worst possible time of year

A new coronavirus has hit China as hundreds of millions prepare to travel during the Lunar New Year period, which marks the largest annual human migration on Earth. Last year, almost 7 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad for the Lunar New Year. The holiday comes at a critical time for

Read More
13 Dec 2018

Thailand to go to the polls on Feb 24 as govt lifts ban on political activities

Since taking power through a 2014 military coup, the Thai army has outlawed political activities. This position has now been reversed, however, and elections are being prepared for February 24, 2019 as the military junta coordinates a limited return to citizen participation. Regardless of the outcome of the election, the

Read More
01 Oct 2018

New army chief takes over as Thailand prepares for return of civilian rule

Thailand has a complex and regularly shifting political arrangement between the military, the monarchy, and a political class. Some have characterized this arrangement as a symbiotic relationship of the military and the monarchy, with a growing civilian bureaucracy. Since a coup in 2014, the Thai military has held the reigns of

Read More
30 Aug 2018

Thailand’s Muslim insurgency roars back to life

“A new surge in lethal attacks in Thailand’s southernmost region has underscored the lack of progress in resolving the insurgent conflict after four years of military junta rule. The restive region had seen a lull in violence, including over a year-long national period of mourning from October 2016-17 for deceased

Read More
08 Mar 2012

Attack kills four Thai soldiers in restive south

“Four soldiers have been killed in southern Thailand after suspected militants detonated a roadside bomb.” Source: BBC News – Attack kills four Thai soldiers in restive south

Read More