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Thai man jailed for 35 years for ‘defaming’ royals on Facebook

Thai man jailed for 35 years for ‘defaming’ royals on Facebook

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years on Friday for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said, in one of the harshest sentences handed down for a [...]
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Thailand to target Facebook profits over illegal content

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Thai regulators plan to impose financial penalties on Facebook and other companies with video-sharing platforms if they fail to swiftly remove what they deem to be illegal [...]
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How Thailand Could Become Southeast Asia’s Next Fintech Hub

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

When people think of Thailand, they associate the Kingdom with a lot of things: Beaches, backpackers, temples, elephants, enlightenment. In short, all of the elements that [...]
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JD.com plans expansion into Thailand by end of year

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

JD.com Inc, China’s second-largest e-commerce company, plans to enter the Thai market later this year in a move to expand its overseas business beyond Indonesia, its [...]
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True Fitness ceases operations in Thailand; Company says it is business as usual in Singapore

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Home-grown gym chain True Fitness has assured customers that it will continue to operate as usual in Singapore, following the closure of its operations in Thailand. True [...]
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Thailand ‘among top 20 most dangerous countries’ to visit

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND HAS been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists, with high rates of crime and violence and low reliability of police services, [...]
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Thailand to Target Facebook Profits Over Videos of Royal Family

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thai regulators plan to impose financial penalties on Facebook Inc. and other companies with video-sharing platforms if they fail to swiftly remove what they deem to be [...]
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Thailand Proposes Palace Budget of More Than $123 Million

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

The final contract is to be inked this year, according to a senior Russian defense industry official. Thailand’s junta plans to allocate more than $123 million for the [...]
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208 Burma workers arrested in Thailand

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

MORE than 200 Myanmar migrants who were working in a chicken factory in Htamakan town in Thailand’s Kachanaburi Province have been arrested for working without permits, [...]
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Sri Lanka-Thailand reach consensus on FTA

09-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Dailymirror | 6:00 AM

Sri Lanka and Thailand have come to a consensus on a free trade agreement (FTA) to trade goods as the first step towards a comprehensive FTA that will follow in the future, [...]
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Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank launches $30M ‘Beacon’ fund for fintech

09-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Techcrunch | 6:00 AM

Roll up, roll up, there’s a new fintech VC fund in Southeast Asia town. Today, Thailand-based Kasikorn Bank announced its inaugural tech fund which is 1 billion THB, [...]
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Thailand’s 4G networks are improving but still lag behind, new report finds

09-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Thai Visa | 6:00 AM

The average speed of Thailand’s 4G networks are almost twice as fast as they were 6 months ago, a new report has found. The same report said 4G is more readily [...]
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Migrant Workers Arrested in Thailand; 11 Repatriated From Laos

08-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Cambodia Daily | 6:00 AM

The government is seeking legal representation and possible pardons for 24 Cambodians who were arrested last week for entering Thailand using fake passports, according to a [...]
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Thailand minimally affected by Gulf dispute with Qatar

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

Thailand, as coordinator of the next Asean-GCC ministerial ministers’ Meeting, is addressing fallout from the decision by Arab and other Muslim nations to cut ties with [...]
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Stanchart robber convicted in Thailand for money laundering likely to be repatriated to Canada after serving time

08-Jun-2017 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

The Canadian wanted in Singapore robbing a Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart), has been sentenced to jail in Thailand for 14 months on currency and money laundering charges. [...]
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