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Beijing – The organisers of the Olympic torch relay are considering shortening the politically sensitive leg through Tibet because of this month’s earthquake in neighbouring Sichuan province, informed sources said Monday in Beijing. Changes to the route are necessary after the torch relay was halted during three days of national mourning last week for the… » read more

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Kathmandu – The Nepalese government banned demonstrations outside the royal palace and the private residence of King Gyanendra in Kathmandu ahead of a meeting of an assembly that was expected to formally abolish the monarchy, official media reported Monday. The Kathmandu district administration office imposed the order to maintain peace and security, the official Rising… » read more

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The Australian Government has made changes to its visa system so that Thai citizens studying in Australia will be automatically be eligible to work part-time during their courses. Visa change for Thais studying in Australia Thai students previously had to apply separately for permission to work part-time. “Under new processing arrangements which came into effect… » read more

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