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Thailand court upholds magazine editor’s royal insult conviction

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday upheld the sentence of a former magazine editor who published stories criticising the royal family. The court did curtail the [...]
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Thailand: Quash Editor’s Conviction for ‘Insulting Monarchy’

25-Feb-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities should quash the conviction and release a prominent magazine editor imprisoned under Thailand’s draconian law on insulting the monarchy, Human Rights [...]
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BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a [...]
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Thai court reduces magazine royal insult sentence

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the sentence of a prominent former magazine editor who had been jailed for 10 years for insulting the country’s [...]
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Costly Insurance in Thailand

24-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The $3 billion valuation Siam Commercial Bank Pcl is seeking for part or all of its life unit looks too high, yet the promise of improving on Thailand’s low insurance [...]
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Thailand to stop sugar subsidy by end of the year

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Brazil challenged Thailand at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in March last year, arguing that Thailand’s subsidies for sugar producers have dragged down global [...]
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Missing Thailand tourist: Body found in hunt for Andrew Apperley

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A body has been found during the search for a British tourist who disappeared after a beach party in Thailand. Andrew Apperley, 38, from Eastbourne, was reported missing [...]
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Rights groups urge Thailand officials to drop charges against 3 activists

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

Human rights groups on Tuesday urged the Thai Army to drop defamation charges against three activists, including the Chair of Amnesty International Thailand, Pornpen [...]
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Russian tourist detained in Thailand for feeding fish, may face jail

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | RT | 6:00 AM

A 53-year-old Russian woman has been arrested in Thailand’s Phuket Province and is awaiting a court hearing after she was caught feeding some bread to fish near [...]
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Thai January auto sales up 10.5 pct y/y – federation

23-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Data published by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI): KEY DATA Thai monthly car and truck sales: change y/y percent vehicles January +10.5 57,254 December -14.4 86,858 [...]
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Thailand 2016 growth up but below junta target

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy grew 3.2 percent in 2016, a slight increase on the previous year but below the junta’s target as the generals struggle to revive what was once [...]
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Thai palace official fired and stripped of titles

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A senior member of the personal security retinue of Thailand’s new king has been fired and stripped of his titles, the palace has announced, the latest royal official [...]
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Thailand has ‘world’s most congested traffic’

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand was the world’s most congested country for traffic in 2016, according to a study released Monday by INRIX Inc. Drivers in Thailand spent an average of 61 hours [...]
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SDF conducts 1st overseas drill in Thailand for protecting Japanese

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | The-Japan-News. | 6:00 AM

Self-Defense Forces personnel conducted a drill in Thailand on Sunday for the protection of Japanese nationals abroard, a task made possible under Japan’s national [...]
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Japanese troops hold 1st overseas drill to extract nationals

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The Self-Defense Forces have been conducting their first drill overseas to extract Japanese nationals, based on security legislation that took effect last year, with part of [...]
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