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Thailand’s animal tourism under scrutiny after Tiger Temple raid

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

From selfies with tigers to elephant rides and orangutan boxing, Thailand offers tourists an array of attractions that animal rights activists say are cruel and should be [...]
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Facebook, 2C2P’s Qwik Testing Payments via Pages in Thailand (Report)

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Adweek | 6:00 AM

Facebook is conducting a test in Thailand with 2C2P’s Qwik whereby users can make payments directly on pages via credit cards, debit cards or online bank transfers. The [...]
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‘Tiger temple’ in Thailand denies abbot involved in illegal trafficking

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Globalnews | 6:00 AM

A Buddhist temple denied that its abbot was involved in illegal trafficking of tigers at a news conference Thursday that was its first detailed response since [...]
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Thailand certified free of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

Thailand has been officially certified free of the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mothers to their children. Thailand is the first country in Asia, and among the first [...]
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Thai AIS to spend about $200 million on broadband network in 2016

11-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service Pcl (AIS) said on Friday it plans to invest 7 billion baht ($198.53 million) this year to expand its fixed [...]
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Bangkok brothel raid reveals underage sex workers, cop racket

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A raid on a large Bangkok brothel notorious for its ‘soapy massages’ has found underage sex workers and logbooks detailing big kickbacks to corrupt cops and [...]
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Singaporeans urged to be vigilant when travelling to Thailand: MFA

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) travel notice advises Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Thailand to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. The [...]
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EconomyThailand consumer confidence at eight-month low

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s consumer confidence has continued to deteriorate despite the recent tax reforms meant to bolster consumption. The consumer confidence index produced by the [...]
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IMF Urges Thai Rate Cuts That Central Bank Says Not Needed

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund called on policy makers in Thailand to cut interest rates in the face of a sluggish economy and low inflation, an approach that the central [...]
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At least 2 killed, 20 injured after packed tour boats crash off Thailand

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Foxnews | 6:00 AM

Two speedboats packed with 62 tourists crashed Wednesday off the coast of southern Thailand, leaving at least two dead and more than 20 injured. The fatalities were [...]
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Thais celebrate 70 year of king’s reign, but anxious about his health

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The bespectacled image of King Bhumibol Adulyadej dominates public space in Thailand, from billboards on high-rises to portraits that flank leafy boulevards. After seven [...]
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Obama, Kerry congratulate King on 70th anniversary of his accession

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

United States President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have sent congratulatory messages to His Majesty, marking the 70th anniversary of the King’s [...]
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Thailand: Drop Case Against Rights Defenders

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

The Thai military should immediately withdraw its criminal complaints against three human rights defenders for reporting alleged torture by government security forces in [...]
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Thailand seeks trade and tourism with Bangladesh

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bdnews24 | 6:00 AM

Somkid Jatusripitak, who is tasked with economic affairs, made the comment when Bangladesh Ambassador Saida Muna Tasneem called on him and briefed him about the expo on [...]
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No imports of GM plants allowed if Thailand joins TPP: vice minister

10-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND would neither allow the import of genetically modified (GM) plants nor the registration of longan as a new plant variety in other countries if the Kingdom were to [...]
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