Topic archives: Thailand

Bishop’s flop of a speech in Thailand reveals dangerous apathy towards south-east Asia

August 7, 2017 11

To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

May 26, 2017 4

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

November 7, 2016 5

Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

Isentia Index: Kings and tennis tantrums

October 19, 2016

Australians were warned to behave themselves across the world ... and the news and sports ones.

Death of Thai King leaves fraught power vacuum

October 14, 2016

Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.

Thailand’s military rulers entrench their power

August 8, 2016

A new constitution will replace Thailand's pre-coup parliamentary system. And things don't look good for the country's democracy.

Thailand’s human trafficking industry is Australia’s problem

July 5, 2016 6

Thailand's human trafficking problem has been downgraded, but the country's fishing industry is still built on the back of slaves.

The death trap that endangers hundreds of thousands of Aussies a year

May 3, 2016 2

Don't drive in Thailand.

Islamic State will create ‘at least one branch’ in south-east Asia this year

March 2, 2016 2

A terrorism expert argues that it is “very likely” that IS will dispatch explosive experts, combat tacticians and other operatives to our northern neighbours this year.

Terrorist groups gaining a foothold close to home

November 16, 2015 11

Terrorist groups are expanding and recruiting in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and other Asian countries. In the wake of the Paris massacre, we need to pay very close attention to our Asian neighbours.

Thousands much closer than Syria desperately need our help

Thousands much closer than Syria desperately need our help

September 8, 2015 4

When Australia finally rediscovers its heart, we don't need to look as far as Syria to find people who need us.

Aussie journo happy to be free, but anger at Reuters lingers

Aussie journo happy to be free, but anger at Reuters lingers

September 1, 2015

Thailand-based journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian have been found not guilty by a Thai court. While it is a relief, they say Reuters has a lot to answer for.

Bomb attack rocks fragile Thailand ahead of Australian trade visit

Bomb attack rocks fragile Thailand ahead of Australian trade visit

August 18, 2015 2

Even before last night's bomb attack in Bangkok, Thailand's political economy was on shaky ground.

Media briefs: HuffPo lands … ad blocking killing the internet? … Murdoch-funded rubbish …

Media briefs: HuffPo lands … ad blocking killing the internet? … Murdoch-funded rubbish …

August 18, 2015 6

Batten down the hatches, HuffPo is here. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Thailand shoots the messenger, Australia turns its back

Thailand shoots the messenger, Australia turns its back

July 17, 2015 3

Why does the Australian government pick and choose it's targets for censure in south-east Asia? Indonesia cops a serve. China and Thailand just coast on by.

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

Aussie journo Alan Morison an inspiration to us all

July 14, 2015 1

Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.

Australian journalist faces jail under Thailand’s troubling ‘justice’ system

Australian journalist faces jail under Thailand’s troubling ‘justice’ system

June 30, 2015

Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are facing court -- and the possibility of seven years in jail -- for republishing a single paragraph of a Reuters story the Thai government disapproved of.

Bishop in Thailand, but don’t mention the C-word

Bishop in Thailand, but don’t mention the C-word

May 11, 2015 5

Julie Bishop has visited Thailand, the highest-ranking Abbott government member to do so, but funnily enough she did not seem to want to see the refugee's paradise that is Cambodia.

Thailand mass graves reveal migrant-slave deaths and media shackles

Thailand mass graves reveal migrant-slave deaths and media shackles

May 4, 2015 2

As Thailand’s human-trafficking history is revealed, the government is being forced to recognise that media freedom can help rid the country of this barbaric scourge.

Look to Scandinavia, not America, when it comes to tax

April 13, 2015

Crikey readers have their say on tax reform and other issues of the day.