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Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Narathiwat: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country and has a massively rich and impressive religious heritage. However, the oldest manuscript crafted in Indonesia of the Holy Quran, the Muslims’ sacred book, is preserved at the Ahmadiyah Islamiyah Museum in Narathiwat Province, Thailand. And it is in pristine condition. “The manuscript of the Quran was written in 1634 […]

South Korea, Thailand agree on high-tech industry cooperation, closer defense ties

South Korea, Thailand agree on high-tech industry cooperation, closer defense ties

Bangkok: South Korea and Thailand have agreed to team up to cope with the fourth industrial revolution, expanding their time-honored ties to high-tech sectors. They also signed an accord on exchanging and protecting military intelligence, as President Moon Jae-in and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had summit talks at the Government House of Thailand, also known […]

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

South Korea, Thailand to hold summit on high-tech industry cooperation

  Bangkok: The leaders of South Korea and Thailand will hold summit talks in Bangkok on Monday primarily on working together in response to the fourth industrial revolution. President Moon Jae-in arrived in Bangkok a day earlier, becoming South Korea’s first leader to visit the Southeast Asian nation in seven years. He will first attend […]

South Korean President to visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos next week

South Korean President to visit Thailand, Myanmar, Laos next week

  Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to make a tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos as part of his key diplomatic initiative of strengthening Seoul’s partnerships with Southeast Asian nations, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday. With the weeklong trip to begin September 1, Moon will fulfill his promise to visit all the 10 […]

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

  Bangkok: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have recommended the drafting of a new ASEAN-ROK Plan of Action for 2021 – 2025. The plan will consider the ASEAN – ROK Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership that will be issued at the third ASEAN-ROK Commemorative […]

No fatalities reported as multiple blasts hit Bangkok

No fatalities reported as multiple blasts hit Bangkok

  Bangkok: A Thai government spokesperson said on Friday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pleaded with the public on Friday morning not to panic and ordered an immediate investigation into various bomb blasts and small fires in the capital. The police were ordered to step up security and the public to report any irregularities or […]

Thai PM calls for strengthening ASEAN-led mechanisms, cooperation

Thai PM calls for strengthening ASEAN-led mechanisms, cooperation

  Bangkok: ASEAN must enhance cooperation with its Dialogue Partners and with other countries outside the region and welcome cooperation with new partners in order to achieve sustainability in all dimensions, Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha has said. Prayut was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and […]

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

[Kuala Lumpur]  Many among the estimated 600 million people of the 10 ASEAN countries ‘just love’ to eat everything with ‘sambal’, the fiery hot chili paste. To many, the hotter the sambal the better and more appetizing the hot steaming rice will be. And, of course without the sambal, crushed from any type of the […]

Korean language boom heats up in Thailand

Korean language boom heats up in Thailand

The fever for learning Korean is steadily spreading among Thai students, as the number of secondary schools teaching Korean as a second foreign language in Thailand is expected to swell to 130 this year, officials said Tuesday. The Korean Education Center in Thailand said as many as 130 middle and high schools in the Southeast […]

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

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