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Thai junta gives security forces majority in interim legislature

Thai junta gives security forces majority in interim legislature

02-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta on Thursday named a majority of active and retired members of the security forces to an interim legislature of 200 people, as it seeks to keep tight [...]
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Abandoned baby Gammy rushed to hospital in Thailand

02-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

The health of a critically unwell baby who was abandoned by his Australian parents in Thailand has deteriorated, even as Australians donated more than $50,000 for his medical [...]
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Australians in Thailand face visa crackdown, junta warns

02-Aug-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

The days of freewheeling foreigners, including thousands of Australians, staying in Thailand without proper visas are over. Thailand’s military-run administration has [...]
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Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country’s railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part [...]
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Thailand Quick To Claim Human Trafficking Improvements

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Phuketwan | 6:00 AM

Following several recent national policy announcements of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), there have been a multitude of activities and significant [...]
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Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature [...]
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Thai Airways bans shark fin from cargo flights

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Thai Airways has banned shark fin from its cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia. The carrier joins a host of other airlines [...]
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Supermarket giants in Thailand for prawn slavery talks

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

UK and US supermarket groups are meeting in Thailand this week to create a taskforce to tackle trafficking and forced labour in the shrimp feed industry. The talks follow a [...]
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Special Report: Thailand is ‘safe’ but unsettled

Special Report: Thailand is ‘safe’ but unsettled

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Travelweekly | 6:00 AM

A military coup in Thailand in May ended six months of turmoil. What’s the situation now? Ian Taylor reports from Bangkok. Thailand is under martial law. An army coup [...]
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Thailand to Allow Companies to Raise Money for Overseas Projects

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

Thailand plans to allow companies to raise funds locally for infrastructure projects in neighbouring countries such as Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. The regulator will approve [...]
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Reform, the only way out of political conflict for Thailand’

Reform, the only way out of political conflict for Thailand’

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

In this concluding part of the speech by former deputy prime minister Surakiart Sathirathai at the international conference “Thailand is Back”, co-organised by [...]
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Retail, foodservice giants head to Thailand to view CP Foods supply chain

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Undercurrentnews | 6:00 AM

US and UK retailers are meeting with Charoen Pokphand Foods this week in Thailand with a plan to create a new task force to combat illegal labour in the shrimp feed supply [...]
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Thailand’s government calls John Oliver ‘an international threat’

01-Aug-2014 Intellasia | Lightlybuzzed | 6:00 AM

Thailand is famous for two things: boys who pretend to be girls for creepy Australian tourists and having a new military coup d’etat every two weeks. Thailand’s [...]
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Time to take money off the table in Thailand?

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Thailand stocks have rallied sharply this year, an impressive feat given May’s military coup, but despite high hopes for the new administration’s policies, [...]
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‘Thailand up and moving again, ready for reforms’

31-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Nationmulti Media | 6:00 AM

Former deputy prime minister and foreign minister Prof Surakiart Sathirathai, who is also chair of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council, spoke on [...]
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