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Thailand election: political restrictions signal bumpy road for return to democracy | This Week In Asia  South China Morning Post

The military junta has announced that the long-delayed elections will be held on February 24 But analysts and opposition politicians question if the polls will ...

South China Morning Post
Hospital-business partnership aims to combat blindness in Thailand  The Nation

Rajavithi Hospital has joined forces with Google to help prevent blindness using its AI-powered software that screens for diabetic retinopathy.

The Nation
Foster + Partners use trees as partitions inside Thailand’s first Apple store  Dezeen

Indigenous trees and wooden workbenches line the inside of Apple Iconsiam in Bangkok, the first Apple Store to open in Thailand, designed by Foster + ...

Anti-junta film 'Ten Years Thailand' aims to fire political debate  The Business Times

[BANGKOK] With cat-like humans, soldiers infiltrating an art gallery and brainwashed cadets, dystopian "Ten Years Thailand" is the latest in a pan-Asian film ...

The Business Times
Backpacker, 24, who broke her neck in pool diving accident in Thailand stranded there unless she finds £60,000 to fly home  iNews

A young backpacker who broke her neck in an accident is stuck in a hospital in Thailand unless she raises £60,000 to fly back to the UK. Sophie Wilson had ...

A guide to the ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand  National Geographic

The ruins of Sukhothai are one of Thailand's best-kept secrets. Dotted with the columns and spires of 700-year-old temples and shrines presided over by the ...

National Geographic
Thailand voted best MotoGP of 2018  crash.net

MotoGP paddock votes Buriram as best grand prix of 2018.

Thailand: Lift Draconian Speech Restrictions  Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Thailand's junta should immediately end restrictions on the right to free expression so that credible national elections can be held on February 24, ...

Human Rights Watch
Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted  BBC News

After many delays, the military has committed to a date as a first step to restore democracy.

BBC News
AFC Asian Cup 2019 Rival Watch: Thailand announces 27-man squad  Goal.com

India's AFC Asian Cup 2019 Group A opponents Thailand have announced a 27-man initial squad for the tournament in UAE. Milovan Rajevac's side are ...

Big guns set to return for Thailand at AFC Asian Cup 2019  FOX Sports Asia

A host of key players are set to return for Thailand at AFC Asian Cup 2019 after coach Milovan Rajevac's preliminary 27-man squad was announced on ...

FOX Sports Asia
Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalization of marijuana  Reuters

Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalize medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially ...

Hakeem Al-Araibi: Australian Interpol office alerted Thailand to arrival of refugee  The Guardian

Department of Home Affairs confirms alert came from Australia but cannot explain how red notice was issued.

The Guardian
Exxon Mobil expands in Australia; Chevron loses in Thailand  Chron

The top two U.S. energy players, Exxon Mobil and Chevron, made diverging news on major international gas projects. Irving-based Exxon Mobil said it decided ...

Thailand delays 700MHz spectrum auction  Developing Telecoms

Thailand has pushed back another scheduled spectrum auction, this time a sale of 700MHz spectrum planned for February.

Developing Telecoms
Thailand: Don't Return Cambodian Dissident  Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Thai government should not forcibly return the dissident Rath Rott Mony to Cambodia.

Human Rights Watch
Thailand told of refugee's holiday plans  SBS News

The Australian government informed Thailand authorities of a Melbourne-based refugee's travel plans, who was the subject of an Interpol Red Notice.

SBS News
Thailand Chengdu Cooperation Week to be held in Bangkok | Travel News  Travel News | eTurboNews

The Thailand-Chengdu 2018 Cooperation Week, hosted by the Chengdu Municipal People's Government and jointly organized by the Chengdu Municipal ...

Travel News | eTurboNews
Thailand sends home Cambodian critic wanted over sex-trafficking film  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Thailand sent back to Cambodia on Wednesday a labour activist wanted by authorities at home over his role in making a documentary ...

Channel NewsAsia
Thailand's military is working to further link major weapon systems  DefenseNews.com

The Royal Thai Air Force is working to expand its indigenous network, Link T, across the fleet.

Who is Miss Thailand, last weekend’s runner-up in the Miss World competition?  The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok. “Beauty is seen in action and how much you give to society. Beauty is what you do for other people and what you ...

The Thaiger
Thailand's roads still among most deadly, although ranking improves: WHO  The Nation

Thailand's roads remain among the deadliest in the world, but the Kingdom has dropped from its previous No-2 position to eighth, behind a collection of smaller ...

The Nation
Thailand to auction 2.6-GHz spectrum in 2H19  Telecom Asia

Thai telecoms regulator NBTC has revealed plans to hold a 2600-MHz spectrum auction in the second half of 2019 as part of efforts to facilitate the launch of 5G ...

Telecom Asia
Japan's Mori Hamada Hires Former DLA Piper Partner in Thailand | International | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Chatchai Inthasuwan who will lead the disputes practice in Bangkok is the third global firm partner to be hired by the Japanese firm's Thailand arm in the past 12 ...

Lilliana, baby who contracted meningococcal in Thailand, to undergo more surgery  Gold Coast Bulletin

JAI Sheridan and Elisha Robinson almost feel like pinching themselves as they watch their baby girl crawl around their lounge room floor.

Gold Coast Bulletin
Dam drove ‘collapse’ of rainforest bird populations in Thailand  Mongabay.com

The construction of a hydroelectric dam in Thailand in the 1980s devastated the area's wild birds, leaving behind just a few of the many species that once ...

Nate Miklos Visits Thailand for U.S. College Golf Camp  Youngstown State Athletics

Youngstown State Head Women's Golf Coach Nate Miklos traveled overseas to Thailand earlier this month to serve as an instructor at the U.S. College Golf ...

Youngstown State Athletics
Thailand Cold Chain Market Report 2018: Analysis 2012-2017 & Forecasts 2018-2022  PRNewswire

DUBLIN, Dec 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Thailand Cold Chain Market Forecast to 2022 - By Type, By 3PL, By Temperature Range, By Region, ...

Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer  Channel NewsAsia

MELBOURNE: Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia ...

Channel NewsAsia
Millions of tourists flock to Bangkok every year, and now a resort 2 hours outside the city has been named the world's 'best private villa' for $150,000 a week  Business Insider

The Resort Villa in Thailand offers guests private access to a 150,0000-square-foot property that includes seven villas and a full-time staff of 60 people.

Business Insider
Thailand to 'hand over maker of film soon'  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior Cambodian police officials on Wednesday said Thai police would soon hand over the alleged producer of a documentary on sex trafficking judged to ...

The Phnom Penh Post
Visa on Arriva for Georgians Traveling to Thailand  Georgia Today

From February 2019, Visa on Arrival will be opened for Georgian citizens traveling to Thailand. This will enable Georgians to travel freely to Thailand, obtain a ...

Georgia Today
Sharks return to Thailand's famous Maya Bay after tourist ban  Channel NewsAsia

A stark contrast in how Maya Bay looked before and after its closure for rehabilitation. (Photo: Thai National Park Department and Pichayada Promchertchoo).

Channel NewsAsia
Thailand, Japan hold joint RCEP seminar  NHK WORLD

A seminar to promote cooperation toward finalizing a regional trade pact has been held in Bangkok.

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Thailand coach Rajevac defends inclusion of Siroch and Peerapat in preliminary squad  FOX Sports Asia

Thailand coach Milovan Rajevac has defended the inclusion of PT Prachuap forward Siroch Chatthong and Bangkok United defender Peerapat Notchaiya in his ...

FOX Sports Asia
Thailand arrests Bahrain refugee for possible extradition  The Wichita Eagle

Police in Thailand say a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia has been officially arrested ahead of a court ruling on whether he will be extradited ...

The Wichita Eagle
From Cave Divers to a Fearless Flier, Here Are the Heroes of 2018  TIME

From the workers who rescued the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave, to Tammie Jo Schults, who landed Flight 1380 after an engine exploded.

Miss Universe lovelies sashay into Thailand  Bangkok Post

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha welcomed the organisers and contestants of Miss Universe 2018 to Thailand on Tuesday, and gave them a tour of ...

Bangkok Post
Australian Bahraini dissident told he will face extradition hearing in Thailand  The Guardian

Hakeem Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, has been held in detention in Bangkok for 10 days.

The Guardian
NU stuns Thailand in ASEAN University Games  ABS-CBN News

The Philippines, represented by reigning UAAP men's volleyball champions National University, pulled off a shock win over defending champions Thailand in ...

Azkals’ Mark Hartmann joins Tawan Sripan at Suphanburi FC in Thailand  FOX Sports Asia

Filipino striker Mark Hartmann has joined ambitious Thai League 1 club Suphanburi FC for the 2019 season.

FOX Sports Asia
Thailand to Deport Cambodian Union Leader Who Helped Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rath Rott Mony, the president of the Cambodian Construction Workers Trade Union Federation (CCTUF), in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in an undated photo.

Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Thailand Considers Same-Sex Partnership Bill  VOA News

The bill was first drafted in February 2013, but proceedings were sidelined a year later, after a May 2014 coup and subsequent government reshuffle.

VOA News
Thailand's Famous Phi Phi Islands Are Running Out of Drinking Water Because of Too Many Tourists  TIME

Just days after Thailand's world renowned Phi Phi Islands were praised for their environmental recovery, new details have emerged about the drinking water ...

Bangkok: Chandler MHM hires DLA's Thailand litigation head  Legal Business Online

Thai law firm Chandler MHM has hired veteran lawyer Chatchai Inthasuwan in Bangkok as a senior partner and head of its dispute resolution practice from DLA ...

Legal Business Online
A battle of the bands in Thailand, with political overtones  The Economist

CHANGE IS COMING. Ahead of a long-awaited election, scheduled for February 24th after years of delays, the military government is expected to relax a few of ...

The Economist
PICS: Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters enjoys island life in Thailand  IOL

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters takes in Thailand's sun, sea and sand.

Cambodian critic held in Thailand over sex-trafficking film - wife  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation from Thailand back to Cambodia over his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking that ...

Channel NewsAsia
UNHCR Lets Down Palestinian Refugees In Thailand  AMN Al-Masdar News

Refugees twice over, Palestinians in Thailand are in a state of panic, as they fear unjust arrest at the hands of Thai Authorities and possible indefinite.

AMN Al-Masdar News
Where to meet sriracha chili sauce makers in Thailand  Los Angeles Times

Explore the origins of sriracha (Gold Medal brand), which began as homemade chili sauce in the seaport town of Si Racha, Thailand, on a custom tour ...

Los Angeles Times
Ahead of elections, Thailand must drop human rights bans and charges against critics  Amnesty International

The government must end its use of fear, intimidation and imprisonment against individuals who are peacefully speaking their mind. Katherine Gerson, Amnesty ...

Amnesty International
Bahrain requested arrest of refugee 'before he arrived in Thailand'  The Guardian

Thai official says the arrest of Hakeem Al-Araibi, a footballer who fled to Australia, was plotted by the Gulf state in advance.

The Guardian
Lego opens its first official store in Thailand at Siam Paragon  Retail News Asia

The first certified Lego Thailand store has opened at Siam Paragon in Bangkok. The Danish building-toy manufacturer says the move is part of the brand's.

Retail News Asia
Heritage Bangkok Townhouse Gets Transformed Into a Modern Office  HYPEBEAST

Design firm Creative Crews has unveiled its new office in the Talad Noi heritage district in Bangkok, Thailand. The revamped workspace takes over two ...

Upgrades to Thailand's Easter Economic Corridor Help Drive Global Tech Innovation  PR Web

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) announced a recently approved public-private partnership plan for Digital Park Thailand (EECD), one of the key ...

PR Web
U.S. Draws Sweden, Thailand and Chile at 2019 Women’s World Cup  The New York Times

PARIS — No matter what took place at the draw for the 2019 Women's World Cup on Saturday night, one thing was never going to change: the United States ...

The New York Times
New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high  The Thaiger

Thailand's roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a ...

The Thaiger
Thailand on track to develop into regional rail hub  Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK -- Thailand is in the midst of an ambitious railway development drive aimed at weaning the country away from autos to more eco-friendly train.

Nikkei Asian Review
Chilling video: The moment Kiwi tourist in Thailand led down alleyway to alleged rape  Newshub

The accused, a construction worker, confessed to trying to have sex with the woman.

House Hunting in … Thailand  The New York Times

Considered a low-key alternative to tourist spots like Phuket, the island of Koh Samui attracts foreign buyers with reasonably priced new construction.

The New York Times
Japanese tourist in Thailand lured by travel freebies into smuggling meth  Japan Today

An Iranian man has been arrested after using travel freebies to lure an unsuspecting Japanese tourist into smuggling a bag of clothes laced with crystal meth, ...

Japan Today
Video: Phil Atwill Goes to Thailand - Part 1  Pinkbike.com

Words by Vee Tire During the 2018 UCI MTB World Championship in Lenzerheide Switzerland, Phil Atwill (UK) met ChinnapatSukchanya (Thailand) for first time ...

Thailand dengue cases top 80,000, measles cases rise  Outbreak News Today

Dengue. Thai health officials report from Jan. 1 through Dec. 10, 80,065 dengue fever cases have been recorded from all 77 provinces. 107 fatalities have been ...

Outbreak News Today
Thailand sees strong year end economic growth – Economics  Thailand Business News

The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs has revealed that Thailand's GDP growth this year is likely to end above four percent and that over 2 trillion baht ...

Thailand Business News
Meet Thailand's tattoo master  National Geographic

When Angelina Jolie showed off her first Thai tattoo 15 years ago—five lines of Buddhist blessings running down her back—she raised the country's ...

National Geographic
#2019BucketList: DaNang, Vietnam is the 'new Thailand'  IOL

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam known for its sandy beaches and historical sites. Dubbed as the 'new Thailand', Da Nang offers an insight into the ...

Dying to be beautiful: Illegal plastic surgery in Thailand  CGTN

An underground cosmetics industry is flourishing in Thailand, fueled by demand from people who will do whatever it takes to be beautiful. "Bag doctors" – or ...

Thailand morning news for December 13  AEC News Today

All the #Thailand #news you need to know for December 13, 2018. Thailand English news, Thailand business news, Thailand news today, Thailand latest news, ...

AEC News Today
Flight to Fight: Thai Boxing in Thailand Ep. 2 - Welcome to Phuket  Bloody Elbow

Welcome to the second episode of Flight to Fight: Thai Boxing in Thailand! Watch Bloody Elbow's own Eddie Mercado, yours truly, travel around the globe to ...

Bloody Elbow
Thailand coach Rajevac given Asian Cup ultimatum, Latest Football News  The New Paper

Football News - The fate of Thailand coach Milovan Rajevac will be decided at next month's Asian Cup, said Football Association of Thailand (FAT) chief Somyot ...

The New Paper
Thailand in Asia's lead to legalize weed  Asia Times

Buddhist-majority Thailand will soon become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize medical marijuana, hoping its traditional secretive potions, stoner “Thai ...

Asia Times
Thailand's ASEAN Chair Challenge in 2019  The Diplomat

On November 15 at the recent ASEAN Summit in Singapore, the symbolic gavel of the rotating ASEAN chairmanship was handed from Singapore to Thailand ...

The Diplomat
Escapes: This may be the most beautiful place in Thailand, but should you stay away?  Los Angeles Times

Travelers love Thailand, but in some cases, are they going to love some attractions to death? Maybe. And that's why understanding a problem and choosing to ...

Los Angeles Times
Fears held for Australian refugee footballer detained in Thailand  The Sydney Morning Herald

A refugee footballer who lives in Australia is being detained in Thailand on an Interpol red notice from the country he fled, and has been stopped from leaving ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Danish company ISS to close in Thailand, 12 other countries  Bangkok Post

COPENHAGEN: A leading facility services company says it will shut down operations in Thailand and 12 other countries as it tries to boost growth and simplify ...

Bangkok Post
10 Indian Men Arrested In Thailand For Falsifying Marriage Documents  NDTV News

Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand on charges of forging documents and filing falsified papers to authorities about their ...

Nathan Edwards’ death in Thailand was ruled an accident but new evidence suggests foul play  The Advertiser

Evidence has emerged that Adelaide airline steward Nathan Edwards may have met with foul play when he fell to his death at a Thai hotel in 2010.

The Advertiser
An American Tourist Left $10,000 in a Thailand Taxi — and the World's Most Honest Driver Returned It  Travel+Leisure

An American tourist who left $10000 in the back of a Bangkok taxi is thanking his lucky stars after an honest driver returned the money.

Man arrested for killing wife ‘insured her for US$4.35 million’  South China Morning Post

A man from northern China has been arrested in Thailand for killing his wife in a hotel swimming pool in Phuket, mainland media reported. Family of the victim, ...

South China Morning Post
Thailand: Don't Send Back Bahraini Dissident  Human Rights Watch

(New York ) – Thailand's government should ensure that Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali al-Araibi, a recognized refugee, is not returned to Bahrain, Human Rights ...

Human Rights Watch
Thailand glass floor observation deck will take you to new heights  WPVI-TV

Turn away if you're scared of heights. A new glass floor outdoor observation deck and roof-top bar sit on top of Thailand's tallest building, which is 78 stories tall.

Media release 2020 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup comes to Thailand 09 Dec 18  International Cricket Council

The Asia Qualifier Division 2 for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is being held in Thailand from 9th to 17th December with ten teams playing in group matches in ...

International Cricket Council
Büro Ole Scheeren completes Thailand's tallest tower  The Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper is the most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States.

The Architect's Newspaper
Bikie sentenced to death in Thailand to be released after just three years  ABC News

An Australian kickboxer previously convicted of the murder of a Hells Angels drug trafficker is expected to be released from jail in Thailand today, despite an ...

ABC News
Friday Fare Deals: Thailand, Austin, Vietnam, Dallas, Paris, Long Beach, and more.  SF Gate

The flight deal gurus at Thrifty Traveler have teamed up with SFGate to provide a weekly roundup of the best domestic and international flight deals from the San ...

SF Gate
Thailand continues to hold Australian refugee footballer after Interpol notice lifted  The Sydney Morning Herald

Thai immigration authorities are continuing to hold a former Bahraini national soccer player who is an Australian permanent resident despite the lifting of an ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Thailand To Review Medical Marijuana, Kratom Legalization Proposal  TheFix.com

The kratom/marijuana legalization bill has received substantial support from the National Legislative Assembly and the Thai public.

Thailand’s No Beach Party for Investors  Bloomberg

With an aging population and two lost decades in the stock market, the nation looks to have acquired a dose of the Japan blues.

Singapore-style school in Thailand under fire over IPO listing  The Straits Times

A private school based on the Singapore curriculum is facing possible court scrutiny in Thailand after the recent debut of its shares on the local stock exchange.

The Straits Times
Bangkok's King Power MahaNakhon tower opens with 'glass tray' observation deck  Curbed

The glass tray floor cantilevers more than 1000 feet in the air, undoubtedly serving up the best views of downtown Bangkok.

Bear cub does King Kong act at condo in Thailand  The Straits Times

An Asian black bear cub spent the better part of two days clambering around the exterior of a condo building in Thailand before being netted.. Read more at ...

The Straits Times
Thailand's Famed Phi Phi Islands Are Running Out of Clean Drinking Water, Here's Why  The Weather Channel

The latest crisis comes just days after the famed islands were praised for their environmental recovery.

The Weather Channel
Malaysian fraud suspect arrested in Thailand - Nation  The Star Online

BANGKOK (Bernama): A 60-year-old Malaysian fugitive, wanted for real estate fraud back home, thought he could evade arrest by escaping to Thailand, but he ...

The Star Online
Terrifying glass floor opens atop Thailand's tallest completed building  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Bangkok is famous for many things. Street food, temples and over-the-top shopping malls come to mind. Terrifying experiences that make ...

WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland
Royal Enfield to open subsidiary in Thailand: Official  Moneycontrol.com

On its plan to set up pre-owned showrooms under the brand Vintage in the country, he said already seven such showrooms have been set up across India.

Calls For a Ban on Child Boxing Grow in Thailand After the Death of a 13-Year-Old Boy  TIME

Calls to ban children from participating in Thai boxing have intensified following the death of a 13-year-old boy in a bout Monday.

Thailand dips into cash cows to support economy - Business News  The Star Online

BANGKOK: Thailand's military government is leaning on state-run enterprises to support economic expansion by speeding up investment, as risks loom from ...

The Star Online
Malaysia stun Thailand to reach AFF Cup final [NSTTV]  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia twice came from behind to knock out heavyweights Thailand in the AFF Cup semi-final second leg in Bangkok today.

New Straits Times
British brothers held in Thailand over suspected drug offences  BBC News

Joseph and Gregory Mulhare, aged 43 and 38, have been held on suspicion of drugs trafficking.

BBC News

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Thailand (Thai: ประเทศไทย) ( TY-land), officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม), is a country at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Although nominally a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup in 2014 established a de facto military dictatorship.Tai peoples migrated from southwestern China to mainland Southeast Asia from the 11th century; the oldest known mention of their presence in the region by the exonym Siamese dates to the 12th century. Various Indianised kingdoms such as the Mon, the Khmer Empire and Malay states ruled the region, competing with Thai states such as Ngoenyang, the Sukhothai Kingdom, Lan Na and the Ayutthaya Kingdom, which rivaled each other. European contact began in 1511 with a Portuguese diplomatic mission to Ayutthaya, one of the great powers in the region. Ayutthaya reached its peak during cosmopolitan Narai's reign (1656–88), gradually declining thereafter until being ultimately destroyed in 1767 in a war with Burma. Taksin quickly reunified the fragmented territory and established the short-lived Thonburi Kingdom. He was succeeded in 1782 by Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, the first monarch of the Chakri dynasty and founder of the Rattanakosin Kingdom, which lasted into the early 20th century.Through the 18th and 19th centuries, Siam faced pressure from France and the United Kingdom, including forced concessions of territory, but nevertheless it remained the only Southeast Asian country to avoid direct Western rule. Following a bloodless revolution in 1932, Siam became a constitutional monarchy and changed its official name to "Thailand". While it joined the Allies in World War I, Thailand was an Axis satellite in World War II. In the late 1950s, a military coup revived the monarchy's historically influential role in politics. Thailand became a major ally of the United States and played a key anti-communist role in the region. Apart from a brief period of parliamentary democracy in the mid 1970s, Thailand has periodically alternated between democracy and military rule. In the 21st century, Thailand endured a political crisis that culminated in two coups and the establishment of its current and 20th constitution by the military junta.Thailand is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy under a military junta. Thailand is a founding member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations and remains a major ally of the US. Despite its comparatively sporadic changes in leadership, it is considered a regional power in Southeast Asia and a middle power in global affairs. With a high level of human development, the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, and the 20th largest by PPP, Thailand is classified as a newly industrialized economy; manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy.