John Sparks 113 items found
No one gets to decide where they are born, but if people had the power to choose, no one would want to be a Rohingya from north-west Burma.
Human traffickers are selling migrant workers from Cambodia and Burma for a couple of hundred dollars each to the owners of Thai fishing boats.
With the middle classes still on the streets, the embattled Thai prime minister needs a ringing endorsement from rural voters if she is to retain any authority after elections due early next month.
Explosions in the Thai capital injure 28 and shake Bangkok's reputation as an open, easy-going city. Asia Correspondent John Sparks blogs about changes in Thailand.
John Sparks meets some of the growing population of UK pensioners who have headed to Thailand's seedy seaside resort Pattaya to 'get busy living'.
The international community has called on the secretive state to close its gulags, but now it seems they are expanding them.