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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Higher education ‘stuck in outdated mode’ despite ’4.0 era’: lecturer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MOST PARTS of the higher education sector are stuck in an outdated 1.2 version, even as the ambitious Thailand 4.0 serves as a future benchmark, a prominent university [...]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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Thai floods harm key region for world’s rubber

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

First came drought, then came floods. Rubber farmers in Thailand’s south are counting the cost of extreme weather in the world’s top growing region. “From [...]
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Thai, Indonesia probes into alleged Rolls-Royce corruption

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s flagship airline on Thursday said it had launched a probe into revelations that Rolls-Royce paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts, including to [...]
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Poor schools are at the heart of Thailand’s political malaise

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

EVERYONE knows that nurturing brainboxes is good for an economy. In Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities [...]
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When Are China’s Submarines Coming to Thailand?

21-Jan-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

2017 could finally see some progress on a high-profile deal. In a surprise move back in June 2015, Thailand’s navy elected to buy three submarines from China in what [...]
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HK actor Andy Lau injured during filming in Thailand

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

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau attends a red carpet event promoting Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s latest film ‘Great Wall’ in Beijing, China December 6, 2016. [...]
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