Perfect Liverpool edge Leicester

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool fends off Wes Morgan of Leicester in the clubs‘ match at King Power Stadium on Saturday. (Reuters Photo) LEICESTER, England: LIverpool maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Thai-owned Leicester on Saturday at King Power Stadium. The last time Liverpool began a top-flight campaign with four wins was in […]

Apirat becomes new army chief

Gen Apirat Kongsompong (top left) will become the new army chief starting Oct 1 while Adm Luechai Ruddit (top right) and ACM Chaiyapruk Ditsayasarin (bottom left) will head the navy and the air force respectively. Gen Nat Intaracharoen (centre) will be permanent secretary of the Defence Ministry and Gen Pornpipat Benyasri (bottom right) will lead the Royal Thai Armed Forces […]

Myanmar-Thailand highway branded ‘ecological and social disaster‘

An industrial jetty at the Dawei Special Economic Zone. (Bangkok Post file photo) PHNOM PENH: Community and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an “ecological and social disaster”, saying it would uproot indigenous people from their homes and farms. Critics said an environmental and social impact assessment for the road project, […]

Jakarta to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia‘s president says his country will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following what he says was the success of the Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang. Joko Widodo made the announcement on Saturday at a meeting with the presidents of the International Olympic Committee and Asian Olympic Committee. “With the experience we have in organising the 18th […]

Myanmar solves ‘ghost ship‘ mystery

YANGON: A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar waters this week was earlier being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian nationals before it became unmoored, the Myanmar Navy said. Fishermen came across the rusted and empty vessel, bearing the name Sam Rataulangi PB 1600, drifting in the Gulf of Martaban, about 11 kilometres […]