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Australian man arrested in Thailand for stealing prawns from restaurant

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | News | 6:00 AM

AN Australian tourist in Phuket has been arrested after stealing raw prawns from a restaurant and stuffing them in his pocket. The “very drunk” tourist, [...]
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Thailand admits ‘urgent’ need to improve aviation safety

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities Monday said they would use special powers under junta rule to “urgently” improve airline safety as several carriers face bans on new [...]
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Thailand’s airlines face ‘significant’ safety concerns

Thailand’s airlines face ‘significant’ safety concerns

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s aviation industry has been placed under “special measures” after issues were flagged up by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) [...]
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Thailand vows to overhaul aviation regulatory system

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Prime minister general Prayut Chan-o-cha’s will use the immense power given to him by invoking Article 44 of the interim charter to address substandard Department of [...]
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Staunch US ally Thailand gets cozy with China

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Bworldonline | 6:00 AM

Throughout us global wars against communism, drugs and terrorism, Thailand has been an indispensable strategic partner. But the recent sharp deterioration in ties was evident [...]
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Japan Clips Thailand’s Wings With Airline Ban

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities said Monday they will use military-provided powers to improve a poor safety rating from the International Civil Aviation Organisation that prompted Japan to [...]
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Thailand detains 76 migrants found on train, including Rohingya

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities said on Monday they had found a group of 76 migrants from neighbouring Myanmar, including six suspected Rohingya, in a sign that one of Asia’s busiest [...]
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Thailand faces downgrade if NHRC merger goes ahead

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THE KINGDOM’S human rights status could be downgraded in October should the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) get merged with the Office of the Ombudsman as per [...]
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Thailand rights groups urge review of plan to replace martial law

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

Eight rights groups on Monday expressed concern [press release] over a plan by Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha[BBC profile] to ease the Martial Law Act BE [...]
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UPDATE 1-Holcim sells stake in Thailand’s Siam City Cement for $681 million

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Switzerland’s Holcim said on Monday it had sold its 27.5 percent stake in Thailand’s second-largest cement company Siam City Cement, in deals worth 655 million [...]
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Thailand toughens trafficking law with death penalty, steep fines

01-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to introduce harsher punishments for human traffickers, including life imprisonment and the death penalty in [...]
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In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

In Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tongue

31-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched – or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand’s [...]
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Thai junta chief considers martial law replacement

Thai junta chief considers martial law replacement

30-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta chief Friday said he was considering lifting martial law, but only after passing a new order to replace it. Speaking to reporters during a trip to the [...]
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Thai junta leader: I’ll fight forced labour in fish industry

Thai junta leader: I’ll fight forced labour in fish industry

30-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labour, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by [...]
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Thai generals push for ‘golden era’ when elite held sway

30-Mar-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A new Thai constitution being drafted by the ruling junta is a throwback to an era when a royalist and military elite had a stranglehold on politics, analysts and politicians [...]
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