AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court sentenced a university student to 2 1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for posting a message on Facebook that the court said insulted the country’s king.
AP Wire Service BANGKOK (AP) — 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. The National Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday released the asset declarations of the 33 Cabinet ministers, 25 of whom are millionaires in dollar terms.
By Solinette Pich Northwest Asian Weekly Ever since I was a little girl, I would admire the beautifully made dresses displayed in the window of a
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The
By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand’s largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here’s a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised, and the Thai military government’s new draft law that […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly How can a cow suit lead to helping people and sharing their stories?
Part 1 of a 2-part series By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly The second annual Trans*Pride, organized by the Gender Justice League, kicked off the festivities for this
By Jamie Sun Northwest Asian Weekly The 39th annual Dragon Fest is coming to the International District July 12 and July 13, with several new events, including a food walk, performances, a night market, Sakura Con, and a Recycling Fashion Contest.
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Our brown bus got to Phnom Penh right at 4 p.m. as promised. My son, husband, and I alighted on Monivong long before the official depot in the center of town. This was going to be a different kind of arrival, without the swarming of a thousand and one […]
By Jocelyn Gecker Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – First, Thailand’s junta seized power, then they commandeered every TV channel for round-the-clock broadcasts of dour announcements and patriotic hymns. The public’s verdict: DJ, please change the soundtrack. And after about 24 hours, they did.