Bhisasha ‘Paddy’ Chayangpath: ‘Asian women are fetishised so much.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After growing up on the 15th floor of an apartment block in downtown Bangkok, Bhisasha Chayangpath, who goes by the nickname Paddy, wanted “a breath o(...)

 Under the rice scheme, Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government bought rice from farmers at above-market prices, costing the state up to $8bn. File photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP Photo

Thailand’s supreme court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for misman(...)

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong (centre) stands next to recently-elected lawmaker Nathan Law  as he holds up his expulsion order from Thai authorities  upon his arrival  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Joshua Wong, the teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise the 79-day Occupy Central protests in 2014, was deported from Thailand on Wednes(...)

An anti-government protester rests next to a banner during a rally outside the Government House in Bangkok on Thursday. The fresh round of anti-government protests has raised the question whether Thailand could again be subject to a prolonged period of civil unrest. Photograph: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

Civic unrest in Thailand usually comes colour-coded, red and yellow, but this does not make the turbulence in Bangkok any less complicated.The fresh r(...)

A Red-Shirt pro-Thaksin supporter shouts slogans during a rally to support the Thai government at Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit

Thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the Thai capital today demanding the resignation of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day(...)