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Thailand sentences man to 18 years in prison for insulting monarchy

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

A Thai man was jailed for 18 years on Wednesday for posting six video clips deemed insulting to the monarchy, his lawyer said, the latest conviction in junta-ruled Thailand [...]
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Tillerson in Thailand presses for more action on N Korea

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

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday pressed Thai leaders for more action on North Korea during the highest level visit to Thailand by a US official since a [...]
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Thailand: Drop Charges for Critical Facebook Posts

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Outspoken Journalist, Ex-Ministers Face Baseless Sedition Allegations Thailand’s military government has charged a journalist and two prominent political critics with [...]
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Thailand tells Tillerson trade with N. Korea has fallen sharply

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Foreign minister Don Pramudwinai told visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday that Thailand’s trade with North Korea, which faces UN sanctions over its [...]
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Thailand approves flood relief measures worth $48 million

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

Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday approved 1.6 billion baht ($48 million) in relief for farmers hit by floods in the north and northeast. Twenty-nine people have been [...]
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Thailand to Upgrade More F-5 Fighter Jets

10-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The Southeast Asian state continues to modernise its aging aircraft. Last week, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) said that the Thai government had cleared a project to upgrade [...]
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Thailand sees 15pct rise in Indian tourist arrivals

09-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The Hindu Business Line | 6:00 AM

Thailand has registered a 15 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals in the first half of 2017, thanks to more direct flights from various Indian destinations. India is [...]
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Tillerson in Thailand as US ties improve

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

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Thailand on Tuesday in the highest level visit by a US official since a military coup in 2014 soured relations with the United [...]
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Asean labour ministers back Thailand’s new migrant law

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Labour minister Sirichai Distakul joined Asean ministers to sign the CLMVT (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) Joint Declaration on Safe Migration to strengthen [...]
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Does Thailand’s Middle Class have a Distaste for Democracy

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | The News Lens | 6:00 AM

The growth of the middle class and civil society plays a pivotal role in the promotion of democracy. They closely monitor a government’s performance and its commitment [...]
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PM seeks hydropower deal with Thailand

08-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Khmertimeskh | 6:00 AM

The government is to ask Thailand for help to build a hydropower plant in the border province of Koh Kong. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Friday, prime minister Hun Sen [...]
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Thailand Declares Deadline for Internet Providers to Block ‘Illicit’ Websites

07-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s telecom regulator has reportedly warned Internet Service Providers to remove “illicit content” by Monday, after failing to pressure sites such as [...]
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Floods in Thailand leave 23 dead, $300 million in losses

Floods in Thailand leave 23 dead, $300 million in losses

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Floods in Thailand’s northern and eastern regions have killed at least 23 people and left two missing with damage estimated at around $300 million. Ten provinces have [...]
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Thailand ranks No.22 in cyber risk study

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand was ranked 22nd out of 165 countries in a newly released global assessment of nations’ vulnerability to cyber attacks, while its cyber security standards are [...]
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Pravit Rojanaphruk, CPJ honoree, accused of sedition in Thailand

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Thailand should cease harassing Pravit Rojanaphruk and should drop any criminal proceedings against him for his writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists [...]
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