Thailand halted plans on Monday to expel an 18-year-old Saudi woman fleeing her family after she barricaded herself inside Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport hotel to prevent immigration officials putting her on a flight to Kuwait. They have also granted the UNHCR access to her.
A Saudi woman is fighting against her deportation from Bangkok's airport back to her family in Kuwait, where she claims to be "killed" if she returns. She was trying to head to Australia via a connecting flight in Bangkok, but her travel document was seized by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport, according to tweets from her.
A new regulation from the Central Islamic Council of Thailand (Cicot) bans children under the age of 17 from marriage. The move after public outcry over the controversial marriage in June of an 11-year-old Thai girl to a 41-year-old Malaysian man earlier this year. Meanwhile in Indonesia, there's push for a wide legislative change on the same issue.
Thailand's military government has lifted restrictions on political activities, effectively allowing parties to start campaigning in the run-up to the elections early next year. But when exactly again? I explain all the details.
In Bangkok, an international conference is seeking ways to accelerate the ambitious goal to end hunger worldwide by 2030, one of the Sustainable Developments Goal by the United Nations. But with only 12 years to go, the efforts are wide off mark.
(Originally aired on November 28, 2018)