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Thailand: 8 Charged for Mocking Junta Leader on Facebook

Thailand: 8 Charged for Mocking Junta Leader on Facebook

11-May-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military junta should drop sedition and other criminal charges against eight people for mocking the prime minister on Facebook, Human Rights Watch said [...]
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Ageing Isaan blazes a trail for Thailand

10-May-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

For the past three years, Boonterm Chaila has puttered around on his improvised three-wheel motorcycle spreading two messages across five provinces in Thailand’s [...]
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A role reversal for Burma and Thailand

10-May-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Rarely do next-door neighbours move as rapidly in opposite political directions as Thailand and Myanmar have in recent years. After more than a half-century of military [...]
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Malaysians face death in Thailand over drugs

10-May-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Twenty-one Malaysians arrested in Thailand recently on suspicion of being “drug mules” could face the death penalty upon conviction under the country’s [...]
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Lessons for Thailand from China’s start-up mentality

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

Start-ups have been in the news a lot in Thailand in recent weeks. The Commerce Ministry has proposed an economic model that includes developing traditional small and [...]
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Four in 10 listed companies in Thailand victims of fraud

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

About 39 per cent of listed Thai companies have been victims of fraud in the past year, according to PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)’s 2016 global economic crime survey [...]
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Thailand’s oxen soothsayers predict enough rainfall, prosperous economy

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

Thailand’s annual plowing ceremony on Monday forecast average rainfall, growth in foreign trade and abundant rice as the country struggles with drought and a shaky [...]
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Thai police defend arresting anti-junta activist’s mother

09-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:01 AM

Thai police on Saturday defended arresting the mother of a prominent student activist, following public outcry over a case rights groups described as a “new low” [...]
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Thai activist’s mother arrested for not condemning royal insult

Thai activist’s mother arrested for not condemning royal insult

09-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:01 AM

Thai police on Saturday defended arresting the mother of a prominent student activist, following public outcry over a case rights groups described as a “new low” [...]
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Thailand: Academics Call For UN to Probe Rights Abuses Under Junta

09-May-2016 Intellasia | The Jakarta Post | 6:01 AM

A group of Thai academics is petitioning the UN to investigate Thailand’s crackdown on dissent as tensions build over a constitutional referendum in August. “We [...]
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Editorial: Military repression halts progress: So much for paradise in Thailand

09-May-2016 Intellasia | Chicago Tribune | 6:01 AM

Thailand is an exotic destination for travellers and a big Southeast Asian economy, but it has an ugly side. Freedoms there are under siege from a heavy-handed military [...]
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Blocked Facebook page suggests deal with Thai junta

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Social media giant Facebook has blocked an entire page in Thailand, reportedly at the junta’s request as it was seen to satirise a monarchy protected by the [...]
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Fear spreads as Thai junta jails online critics

Fear spreads as Thai junta jails online critics

07-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Thai junta’s fresh arrests of online critics is spreading paranoia across the country, say rights activists, with eight people being held for disparaging the regime [...]
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Cambodian Kidnapped, Raped in Thailand

07-May-2016 Intellasia | Cambodia Daily | 6:00 AM

Thai police on Wednesday freed a Cambodian meatball seller who was abducted from a market in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, detained at a nearby resort and raped, [...]
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Ageing Thailand takes toll on indebted households

06-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai civil servant Supapan Pullbangyung spends just under half of her salary on caring for her 75-year-old father, who suffers from diabetes and dementia. Hers is one of many [...]
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