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‘Bangkok Shutdown’ day 3: overnight violence, Feb. 2 elections to go ahead

Here’s the latest: Two people were hurt in a shooting early this morning. And separately, the Bangkok residence of Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva was hit with a small explosive device. The Thai...

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‘Bangkok Shutdown’ update: Court says government can delay Feb. 2 election —...

The Wall Street Journal reports: Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that contentious elections set for February 2 can be postponed, adding further pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck...

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Following Thailand protest news: blogs, my Twitter lists, local media, and more

Since I’m now in Singapore covering technology news across Southeast Asia, my posts about the ongoing unrest in Thailand will probably be limited in the weeks and months ahead. So, as I’ve done in the...

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Thai army declares martial law — how to follow the news

Our main story today: Thailand’s armed forces declared martial law early Tuesday, saying the move was intended to curb the country’s sometimes violent political conflict and wasn’t a coup d’état. Army...

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‘Hunger Games’ Salute, Facebook outage and more: a Belated Roundup of Thai...

As I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled to Bangkok to help out with our coverage following the May 22 military coup. Here are links to a few of the stories I worked on: Turmoil Costing Thailand...

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Travelfish Founder Stuart McDonald Talks Southeast Asia Travel

If you’re interested in Southeast Asia travel, you might enjoy listening to this podcast interview with Stuart McDonald, founder of the travel site Travelfish.org. McDonald has been traveling in the...

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The AP on Thai Junta’s Asset Disclosures

The AP reports: Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption....

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‘Bangkok Airport’— Trailer for New Show Coming to BBC Three

Given my many previous posts about Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point this out. Embedded above and on YouTube here: A trailer for “Bangkok Airport,” a series of six...

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‘Bangkok Airport’ Episode One — Available on YouTube

Embedded above and on YouTube here: The first episode of the series I mentioned last week. It does not disappoint.

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Video from Thailand Shows Pedestrian Bridge Built Around Overhead Cables

I don’t know the context, but it looks like the people who built this pedestrian flyover in Thailand simply worked around the existing overhead cables. The remarkable video, which I first spotted on...

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President Obama, ‘If You Were a Rohingya…”

A Thai attendee at a recent Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative event at the White House asked President Obama the following question: “If you were a Rohinya, which country would you prefer to...

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Bangkok Bombings: Latest Updates and How to Follow the News

A and I returned to Singapore Monday morning after a couple of weeks of traveling. Then that evening came the sad news about the bombings in Bangkok. From our latest WSJ story: Thai police said they...

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Bangkok Bombing: Police Release Sketch of Main Suspect

Following my post yesterday: Here’s the latest from my WSJ colleagues in Bangkok: Thailand’s prime minister urged the main suspect in the bombing that killed 20 people in Bangkok this week to turn...

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File Under: Whoops

The AP reports: An error by race organisers has turned Bangkok into the home of the world’s longest half-marathon. Instead of a 13-mile run through Thailand’s capital, the Standard Chartered Bangkok...

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By Me and a Colleague Wed.: Uber to Launch Motorbike Service in Bangkok

The story begins: BANGKOK—Uber Technologies Inc. is breaking into motorcycle bookings, taking its battle to win over users in Southeast Asia to the traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok. Beginning...

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Travelfish Founder Stuart McDonald Talks Southeast Asia Travel

If you’re interested in Southeast Asia travel, you might enjoy listening to this podcast interview with Stuart McDonald, founder of the travel site Travelfish.org. McDonald has been traveling in the...

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The AP on Thai Junta’s Asset Disclosures

The AP reports: Asset disclosures by members of Thailand’s military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption....

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‘Bangkok Airport’— Trailer for New Show Coming to BBC Three

Given my many previous posts about Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point this out. Embedded above and on YouTube here: A trailer for “Bangkok Airport,” a series of six...

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‘Bangkok Airport’ Episode One — Available on YouTube

Embedded above and on YouTube here: The first episode of the series I mentioned last week. It does not disappoint.

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Video from Thailand Shows Pedestrian Bridge Built Around Overhead Cables

I don’t know the context, but it looks like the people who built this pedestrian flyover in Thailand simply worked around the existing overhead cables. The remarkable video, which I first spotted on...

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