• Sat, 08 Sep 2018 01:00
    ‘Three Friends’ will test Thaksin’s influence
    Party defectors running against Pheu Thai will be trying to surmount deeply entrenched presumptions
    opinion
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:01
    Pheu Thai defectors to welcome Prayut in Ubon
    Former Pheu Thai MPs in Ubon Ratchathani who have defected to a pro-junta party plan to welcome Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha when he visits the northeastern province early next week.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:16
    Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
    Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier's defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:52
    N Korean celeb 'returns home after hell in South'
    Seoul - South Korea is investigating the case of a North Korean defector who became a celebrity refugee in Seoul, but recently appeared on Pyongyang television to claim she had returned home from the "hell" of the capitalist South.
    ASEAN+
  • Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:44
    N. Korea female agents are regime's weapon of choice: defector
    SEOUL - North Korean female assassins, armed with good looks and poison tools, are now the weapon of choice for a ruthless regime stalking its opponents, a high-profile defector told AFP on Thursday, after the latest apparent assassination.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:22
    N. Korea plans nuclear push in 2017: top defector
    SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is planning a "prime time" nuclear weapons push in 2017 to take advantage of leadership transitions in South Korea and the United States, a high-ranking defector said Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:00
    The underground pipeline funnelling capitalism to North Korea
    As the United States and other nations grasp for new ways to sanction Pyongyang in response to its latest nuclear test, some North Korean defectors see investment in its rudimentary market economy as a way to foment gradual change from within.
    opinion
  • Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:00
    A North Korean defector’s life... in webtoons
    Escapee uses artistic skills to express struggles of life in capitalist South
    lifestyle
  • Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:00
    A look back in anguish
    North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee's account of her risky flight and its consequences has now been published in Thai
    Art
  • Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:00
    Green shoots of hope on the two-tone peninsula
    Look northward from South Korea's observatories along the demilitarised zone and you see bare, brown mountains. Defectors who flee the North in boats are said to feel relieved at seeing densely forested hills - the first sign they have entered South Korea
    opinion
  • Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00
    Fear turns to fury for new breed of North Korean defectors
    Former residents of the gulag state share their stories of murder, famine and loved ones left behind
    opinion
  • Sun, 22 Dec 2013 00:00
    Stepping up to the Seoul stage
    North Korean defector and former solo dancer Koh Young-hee talks about life under the "dear leader"
    opinion
  • Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00
    Caught between life and death
    "48" looks at the perilous route that North Korean defectors take in search of something better
    movie & TV
  • Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00
    Malaysian terror suspect 'hiding with Moro rebels'
    Defector from Philippine group said to be sheltering Marwan
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:00
    Peering behind the bamboo curtain
    The North Korean defector tour makes a trip to the heart of the DMZ a unique experience
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