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Lese majeste: Thailand’s most controversial law, explained

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The crime of lese majeste — insulting the royal family — is a law enforced by monarchies around the globe. But few are stricter than Thailand. Thailand stipulates [...]
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PChome JV provides e-payment services in Thailand

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Digi Times | 6:00 AM

Taiwan-based web portal and online shopping platform PChome Online has announced its joint venture PChome Thailand will operate electronic payment services in the Thailand [...]
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As 96 refugees prepare to return from Thailand, Karen groups say it is too early for repatriation

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Nearly 100 Karen refugees will be repatriated to Myanmar from a camp in Thailand next week, according to government officials. The 96 refugees currently staying at the Nu Po [...]
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Thailand hits out at ‘false’ foreign reports following death of king

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Amid questions over successor to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, junta insists ‘constitution, royal laws and traditions’ are being properly observed Thailand has said it [...]
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PM Lee in Thailand to pay last respects to King Bhumibol

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong left Singapore yesterday for a two-day visit to Bangkok to pay his respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace. The Thai [...]
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PM Lee to visit Thailand to pay respects to late King Bhumibol

PM Lee to visit Thailand to pay respects to late King Bhumibol

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong will be in Bangkok from Thursday (October 20) to October 21 to pay his respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace. [...]
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Media, property and alcohol firms at risk during Thailand’s entertainment ban

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Media, property and alcohol industries may feel the biggest pinch from a 30-day ban on “joyful events” as the county grieves over the death of its ninth monarch. [...]
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Bank of Thailand announces current banknotes to remain in use indefinitely

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that the current banknotes, that prominently display a picture of the late HM the King, will continue to be used despite his passing. [...]
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Thailand Weighs New Internet Rules That Could Make government Spying Easy

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Buzzfeed | 6:00 AM

A potential revision to the country’s cybersecurity law that would make it easier to send people to jail for speaking out against the government has activists [...]
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Thai junta fines former PM Yingluck, orders assets seized over failed rice scheme

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the military junta that overthrew her has ordered her assets seized and fined her 35 billion baht ($996.87 [...]
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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck to fight order to pay $1 bn

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck to fight order to pay $1 bn

22-Oct-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday she would fight a junta order demanding she personally pay nearly $1 billion in compensation for a rice policy prosecutors [...]
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King’s death compounds economic uncertainty in Thailand

21-Oct-2016 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

With the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand has entered a new era of uncertainty, which is not only political but also economic. Can the military regime cope with the [...]
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Why Thailand Hates Its Future King

21-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Seeker | 6:00 AM

While the late Thai king was a widely respected ruler, his son is labeled as a millionaire playboy. So why does Thailand detest its heir? When the king of Thailand passed [...]
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Thailand sees a jump in royal defamation cases after death of king

21-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai police are investigating 12 new complaints of royal defamation on social media lodged since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, a sharp rise amid [...]
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Thailand to Monitor Thais Abroad for Criticism of Monarchy

21-Oct-2016 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government said Tuesday it will monitor the social media activities of Thais abroad to see if they are posting insulting comments about the monarchy, which [...]
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