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Thailand is closed to the sex trade

20-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Times Live | 6:01 AM

Thailand has promised to eradicate its notorious sex tourism industry as it attempts to reinvent itself as a female-friendly travel destination. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the [...]
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Thailand considers buying more power from Laos

20-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:01 AM

Thailand may buy 9,000 megawatts of electricity from Laos this year to ensure sufficient supply to meet rising demand, says a senior official at the Energy Ministry. That is [...]
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Thailand government plans to wipe out sex industry

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | ITV | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s infamous sex industry is under fire from the country’s government who hope to abolish it. The south-east Asian state is predominantly Buddhist and [...]
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Soaring prison population prompts Thailand to re-think ‘lost’ drug war

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Somsak Sreesomsong was 18 when he was jailed for selling illegal drugs. Now, turning 30, he is not yet half way through his 33-year sentence at Bangkok’s high-security [...]
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Thailand, UK to work on FTA

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle to work on a bilateral free-trade agreement to relieve the impact from Britain’s vote to exit the European [...]
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Tibet Airlines opens first route to Thailand

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Tibet Airlines, the autonomous region’s first airline company, on Sunday launched its first international route linking southwest China’s Chengdu with Samui [...]
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‘Thailand is closed to sex trade’, says country’s first female tourism minister

19-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Thailand has promised to eradicate its notorious sex tourism industry as it attempts to reinvent itself as a female-friendly travel destination. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the [...]
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Thailand’s Thanachart Capital Q2 profit rises on lower provisions

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Thanachart Capital Pcl, a partner of Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia, said on Friday its quarterly net profit rose 5.2 percent to the highest in 10 [...]
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StanChart robbery suspect’s note to self: Take taxi and act normal

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

Wear plain clothes, take a taxi and behave normally. Singapore bank robbery suspect David James Roach, 27, had scribbled these three “points to note after carrying out [...]
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Thailand and Turkey finally set for kick-off of free-trade talks

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

NEGOTIATIONS for Thailand and Turkey’s free-trade agreement will kicked off next week and are expected to be finalised mid-next year. Commerce minister Apiradi [...]
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Thailand to stress rehab over jail for drug users

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Marijuana or methamphetamine users in Thailand may get rehabilitation rather than jail under broad changes to the country’s narcotics policy. The kingdom is reviewing [...]
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Don’t overlook situation in Southern Thailand, says terror expert

18-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Malaysia should not overlook the conflict in Southern Thailand as many people in the region are supportive of the Islamic State (IS), says a terror expert. Ahmad El-Muhammady [...]
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Thailand to carry out new trade tactic along

16-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND will adjust its international trade policy by conducting strategic partnerships with priority countries that deepen cooperation in key sectors – focusing on [...]
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Thailand ‘is getting more competitive’

16-Jul-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s world competitiveness ranking should improve to between 20th and 25th next year as the government has made much progress in infrastructure development, [...]
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Thailand Will Get First M58 Patrol Gun Boat Soon

16-Jul-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Final fit-out currently ongoing ahead of planned delivery by September. Thailand’s first M58 patrol boat is currently undergoing its final fit-out ahead of its [...]
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