An elderly woman prays in front of a Buddha statue at a temple in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday. Hindus, Buddhists and Taoists will hold special prayers for greater religious freedom amid fears their rights in this Muslim-majority nation are increasingly under threat, an official said.// AFP PHOTO/BILLION LIM
The Council for National Security (CNS) spokesman, Colonel Sensern Kaewkamnerd Tuesday dismissed as "groundless" an accusation from a lawyer to deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra that a wife of the CNS chief took "kickbacks" from Channel 5's programming.
TOKYO - Thailand's army-installed premier on Wednesday urged business leaders to help persuade the Thai public of the benefits of a free-trade deal with Japan, which has been the target of street protests.
Songkran revelries to go on for five days
The Cabinet agreed yesterday to extend this year's Songkran festival, which was originally set down as a four-day break from Friday April 13 until Monday April 16, for an extra day.