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Thailand and Burma: Traditional rivals now brothers in arms

15-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

ndochina Bureau Chief in Bangkok In an early sign of new warmth between Bangkok and Naypyitaw, up to 130,000 Myanmar refugees in camps on the Thai side of the border may be [...]
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Thailand noncommittal regarding military exercise

Thailand noncommittal regarding military exercise

15-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Jacaran Dafm | 6:00 AM

ove its Cobra Gold military exercise to Australia after the Thai military took power in a coup, the Nation newspaper reported. Cobra Gold is an annual military exercise [...]
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Thailand’s family of billionaires

15-Jul-2014 Intellasia | BangKok Post | 6:00 AM

Dhanin Chearavanont was known for years as Thailand’s second-richest man. As the chair and public face of Charoen Pokphand Group, the country’s largest [...]
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Perth man Benjamin Thomas Geldart fined importing steroids from Thailand

15-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Perth Now | 6:00 AM

A PERTH man has been fined several thousand dollars for illegally importing steroids into Australia from Thailand. Benjamin Thomas Geldart, 21, appeared in Perth Magistrates [...]
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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye halal

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Just-food | 6:00 AM

The global market for halal food is expected to grow from $698bn in 2012 to reach $830bn in 2016, according to Malaysia’s department of Islamic development, and [...]
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Burma sinks Thai trawler

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The incident took place about 10 nautical miles west of Koh Chang of Ranong province, said vice-Admiral Tharathorn Kajitsuwan, the Third Naval Area commander. He said the [...]
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Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, global regulator CITES said on Friday. “There [...]
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Poachers kill elephant for tusks in Thai sanctuary

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone’s 2004 movie [...]
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Thai junta to share power with new government

Thai junta to share power with new government

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta said Friday that it would keep control of national security under a planned interim government, despite international calls for a return to full [...]
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Three Thai police officers killed in ambush

Three Thai police officers killed in ambush

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three policemen were shot dead in an ambush by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand’s insurgency-racked far south, an official said Friday. The three Muslim officers [...]
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Gold jewellery import dips 80pct from Thailand

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Amid concerns over the certificate of origin issue, import of gold jewellery from Thailand has dipped by 80.7 per cent to Rs 100.46 crore (351 kilogram) in 2013-14, [...]
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Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings: CITES

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, global regulator CITES said on Friday. “There [...]
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Thailand’s expected reform council to represent 11 groups

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s national reform council, which is expected to start operation in October, will consist of 250 members to represent 11 social groups, the military junta [...]
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Thailand turns off tap on gas imports as economy falters

14-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is cutting natural gas imports after consumption growth in Asia’s fourth-largest user of the fuel has sagged to two-decade lows, threatening to idle costly [...]
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To serve or not to serve: Thailand’s ladyboys and a lottery to the military life

12-Jul-2014 Intellasia | Contented | 6:00 AM

If you’re above the age of 21 and male by gender, military service in Thailand becomes unavoidable. There, it involves a long, gruelling lottery process from morning to [...]
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