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Thai 14-year-old boy and 8 others charged with royal defamation

Thai 14-year-old boy and 8 others charged with royal defamation

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A 14-year-old boy, along with 8 others, have been charged with royal defamation, a police officer in Khon Kaen province told Reuters on Friday. The nine suspects were [...]
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Korean human trafficking suspect arrested in Thailand

21-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Nationalpost | 6:00 AM

Thai law enforcement officials announced Friday they have arrested a South Korean man suspected of involvement in trafficking of Thai women into South Korea’s sex [...]
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Thailand-Vietnam sign 10 deals for greater cooperation

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Thailand and Vietnam on Thursday signed 10 deals for cooperation in trade, investment, science and technology as Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Van Phuc led a delegation to [...]
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Suspected Thai militants turn stolen cars into bombspolice

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Suspected militants raided a car dealership in southern Thailand and turned two of the cars into bombs, police said on Thursday, adding that a “new generation” of [...]
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Kingsgate Jumps Most in 20 Years as Thailand Ends Suspension

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd, the Australian producer that shuttered Thailand’s biggest gold mine following a licensing dispute, advanced the most in 18 months after the [...]
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8 charged in Thailand’s latest case of insulting monarchy

19-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Sanluisobispo | 6:00 AM

At least eight people have been charged with insulting the monarchy for allegedly burning portraits of members of Thailand’s royal family, a legal aid group said [...]
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Brits holidaying in Thailand are warned to leave their e-cigarettes at home or face PRISON

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Sun | 6:00 AM

BRITS travelling to Thailand are being warned to leave their e-cigarettes behind or risk ending up in prison. Vaping was banned in the country in 2014, but many tourists are [...]
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Tourists face 10 years in prison for vaping in Thailand, experts warn

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

British travellers heading to Thailand have been warned they risk 10 years in prison for taking an e-cigarette into the country. Experts say as the ban on vaping introduced [...]
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Thailand activist imprisoned for sharing BBC article about country’s king

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Jurist.org | 6:00 AM

A Thai provincial court in the north eastern province of Khon Kaen sentenced [NYT report] activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa [FrontlineDefenders [...]
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Bank of Thailand holds interest rate at 1.5pct

18-Aug-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged on Wednesday as expected by economists. The Bank of Thailand held the one-day repurchase rate at 1.5 per [...]
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Postal boating: the Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Revving up his engine as the monsoon clouds begin to open, Nopadol Choihirun steers his weathered boat under a two-lane bridge to keep his pile of envelopes and parcels dry. [...]
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Thai student leader pleads guilty to lese majeste

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A prominent student leader on Tuesday pleaded guilty to defaming Thailand’s royal family by sharing a news story about the kingdom’s new monarch on Facebook, his [...]
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Australian father and son electrocuted while repairing pool in Thailand

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Bodies of Andrew Fenwick and his son Jason discovered after youngest son found crying by a guard at housing complex An Australian man and his 10-year-old son have been [...]
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Thailand Decision Guide: Currency Surge Complicates Rate Outlook

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A surge in Thailand’s currency is putting the question of an interest-rate cut back on the table. While economists predict the Bank of Thailand will keep its benchmark [...]
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Activist jailed for offending Thailand king on social media

17-Aug-2017 Intellasia | NY Post | 6:00 AM

A Thai student activist was jailed for two and a half years on Tuesday for posting on Facebook a BBC article deemed offensive to Thailand’s king, his lawyer said. [...]
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