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China, Thailand to build strategic canal

20-May-2015 Intellasia | Business Spectator | 6:00 AM

China’s ambassador to Thailand has denied any official involvement in a project to construct a canal through the Malay peninsula linking the South China Sea and the [...]
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THAILAND PRESS-Siam Commercial Bank turns focus to car loans – Bangkok Post

20-May-2015 Intellasia | Daily Mail | 6:00 AM

Siam Commercial Bank, Thailand’s third-largest lender by assets, has ramped up its automobile lending after a slowdown for more than a year, the Bangkok Post reported, [...]
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Aussie father of Thailand-born surrogate baby accused of trying to get cash donated to boy

20-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian biological father of a Thailand-born Down syndrome baby who sparked a global debate over surrogacy was on Tuesday accused of trying to access money donated to [...]
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Thailand worried by blast of anti-migrant vitriol on social media

20-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand expressed concern on Monday at a wave of anti-migrant vitriol on social media, which the government said underlined why it cannot accept any more of the asylum [...]
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Thai people smuggling ‘kingpin’ hands himself in: police

20-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A former Thai regional official accused of being a major people trafficking kingpin turned himself in on Monday, police said, as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against [...]
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Thailand arrests suspected trafficker, ministers to meet on boat crisis

20-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand arrested the suspected kingpin of a human trafficking network on Monday, the latest bust in a crackdown on people smuggling that has triggered a humanitarian crisis [...]
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The hidden cost of Thailand’s electricity

20-May-2015 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The National Energy Policy Council last week approved Thailand’s new Power Development Plan (PDP 2015), which lays out Thailand’s energy and investment plans for [...]
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Thailand’s Yingluck due in court on negligence charges

Thailand’s Yingluck due in court on negligence charges

20-May-2015 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s ousted prime minister faces a criminal trial and up to ten years in jail as the ruling generals and their establishment allies seek to tighten their hold on [...]
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Thailand: After 5 Years, No Justice for 2010 Violence

20-May-2015 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Five years on, the Thai government has not prosecuted those responsible for the 2010 political violence in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite overwhelming [...]
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Thailand strikes railway deals with China and Japan

20-May-2015 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

The military junta running Thailand has demonstrated a capacity for diplomatic subtlety by negotiating new deals for rapid rail lines with both great competitors to supply [...]
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Thailand’s delicate dance with the major powers

20-May-2015 Intellasia | The Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand now stands on a tightrope among the major powers. Recently, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev made a high-profile visit to Bangkok, hosted by the coup-appointed [...]
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Thailand’s Yingluck faces trial and political ruin

Thailand’s Yingluck faces trial and political ruin

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s first female prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces court Tuesday at the start of a negligence trial which could see her jailed for a decade and deliver a [...]
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Misery at sea: the Rohingya boat bounced between nations

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The fate of around 300 ethnic Rohingya migrants whose overcrowded trawler has been bounced for days between Thai and Malaysian waters dramatises the desperate plight of [...]
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Thai economy grows a sluggish 0.3pct in Q1

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy expanded 0.3 percent on-quarter in January-March, official data showed on Monday, highlighting the task ahead for the military junta that seized [...]
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Thailand’s Crisis, Burma’s Shame

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

International pressure to address a humanitarian crisis in Thailand has exposed another one in Myanmar. Now the world – and especially Southeast Asia – has no [...]
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