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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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Russian tourist detained in Thailand for feeding fish, may face jail

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | FT | 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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Thailand 2016 growth up but below junta target

22-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy grew 3.2 per cent 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 junta urged to drop case against torture activists

Thai junta urged to drop case against torture activists

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

Rights groups on Tuesday urged the Thai army to drop defamation charges against three activists over a report on torture in the conflict-hit south, decrying the prosecution [...]
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Thailand embarks on sports tourism campaign

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

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will increase efforts to promote Thailand as a sports hub during the up-coming ITB Berlin, 8 to 12 March. Tourism and sports [...]
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Thousands of Thais obstruct search for wanted monk

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | News Agencies | 6:00 AM

Thousands of followers of Thailand’s largest Buddhist temple have defied police orders to evacuate the 1,000 acre facility, hindering the search for the [...]
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Worshippers defy Thai police at Buddhist temple

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

Thousands of followers of Thailand’s biggest Buddhist temple Buddhist temple defied orders to leave its grounds on Sunday to enable police to seek out their former [...]
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Korea Participates in Military Exercise in Thailand

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

South Korea has joined the annual Cobra Gold maritime military exercise in Thailand, local media reported on Sunday, citing a Marine Corps official. South Korea sent a [...]
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Thailand’s plan to remake economy a lofty goal amid airport, cultural woes

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Thailand is prone to policy faddism. Several years ago, the Asean Economic Community (AEC) was all the rage until it officially came into being with a whimper at the end of [...]
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Russia Plans to Supply Thailand With 4 Mi-17V5 Helicopters – Rostec Official

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Russia plans to deliver four military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to Thailand, Rostec state corporation’s international cooperation head Viktor Kladov told Sputnik on [...]
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Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

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

Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The [...]
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Thailand’s Growth Weakens to One-Year Low as Consumption Eases

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Bomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy grew at the slowest pace in a year last quarter as private consumption moderated. Key Points Gross domestic product expanded 3 percent from a year [...]
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Ministerial delegation visits Thailand for bilateral discussions on developing Sri Lanka’s fisheries industry

21-Feb-2017 Intellasia | Clombopage | 6:00 AM

A ministerial delegation comprising minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera, minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake and minister of [...]
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Thailand, Sri Lanka prepare trade pact

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

Thailand and Sri Lanka are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) later this year, aiming to triple bilateral trade to UScopy.5 billion (52.5 billion baht) over the next [...]
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Thai government panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area

20-Feb-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday. [...]
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