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UNHCR welcomes Thai Cabinet approval of framework for refugee screening mechanism

26-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

The UN Refugee Agency warmly welcomes the Royal Thai government’s recent approval of a framework to enhance the identification and protection of refugees. On January [...]
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Thailand Backing Controversial Survey to Clear Mekong Islets

25-Jan-2017 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The Thai government is backing a plan by China to demolish islets and rocky outcrops on the Mekong River as part of a decade long project to boost shipping navigation from [...]
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Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank seeks bids for insurance business: sources

25-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCB) has begun to formally seek bids for its life insurance business in a sale that could raise about $3 billion for Thailand’s third-biggest [...]
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Thailand, Burma moot maritime tourism on Andaman coast

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thai provinces on the Andaman Coast are keen to expand maritime tourism to Myanmar as part of regional efforts to draw more tourists to the two countries. Tourism and sports [...]
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Thai police nab ‘Asean drug lord’ who supplied drugs to Malaysia, Singapore

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

A Laotian man, dubbed the ‘Asean Drug Lord’ for allegedly orchestrating a network spanning the South East Asian region, including Malaysia, was arrested by the [...]
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Thailand’s expanding state ‘threatens future growth’

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Expansion of creaking rail system may put economy on the wrong track, critics say Thailand is banking on its state-owned enterprises to spearhead economic growth in 2017 [...]
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Floods continue to wreak havoc in lower South

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Floods continue to wreak havoc in parts of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Phatthalung in the lower South, according to local media reports. In Pattani province, water [...]
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TAT eyes 3pct growth from ‘quality’ Singaporeans

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) projects Singaporean tourists arrivals will grow by 3 percent this year from 1.07 million last year, while its revenue target will [...]
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Higher education ‘stuck in outdated mode’ despite ’4.0 era’: lecturer

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

MOST PARTS of the higher education sector are stuck in an outdated 1.2 version, even as the ambitious Thailand 4.0 serves as a future benchmark, a prominent university [...]
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Nissan, Mazda set to gain more market share in Thailand

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Japanese automakers Nissan Motor and Mazda Motor are projecting they will acquire bigger slices of the vehicle market this year on the back of an expected gradual rebound in [...]
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Thailand: Activist Unjustly Jailed for ‘Insulting Monarchy’

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities should immediately release a prominent pro-democracy activist charged for a Facebook posting under laws intended to protect Thailand’s monarchy, Human [...]
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Thailand: South braces for another bout of floods

24-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Reliefweb | 6:00 AM

The southern provinces, which have been recovering from serious flooding, are now bracing for more floods as a new cold front makes its way from China bringing heavy rain. [...]
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Thailand sets up reconciliation panel ahead of polls

23-Jan-2017 Intellasia | News agencies | 6:00 AM

Main political parties say they are open to reconciliation but question neutrality under military administration. Thailand’s military government is setting up a [...]
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Emperor, empress to visit Vietnam, Thailand from February 28

23-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Japan Today | 6:00 AM

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will make a weeklong trip from February 28 to Vietnam, their first visit to the Southeast Asian country, as well as Thailand, the [...]
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Military-led national reconciliation panel in Thailand unlikely to resolve political conflict between two opposing camps

23-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military-led government is setting up a national reconciliation panel to resolve a decade-long political conflict between supporters of former prime minister [...]
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