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Wife of missing Thai land activist jailed for trespassing

31-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The wife of a Thai land activist who disappeared in mysterious circumstances has been jailed for trespassing, her lawyer said Friday, a crushing blow to a rural community [...]
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Thailand can do more on human trafficking

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

High-profile convictions of dozens of people, including an army general, a step in the right direction but the underlying problems remain Thailand has taken a significant [...]
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Thailand’s PTT venture takes $500 million stake in Malaysia LNG project

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

PTTEP, the exploration and production arm of Thailand’s oil and gas giant PTT Group, said on Thursday their liquefied natural gas (LNG) venture had taken a $500 million [...]
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Thais mark new King’s birthday with monks, stamps

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Monks gathered for a mass alms-giving ceremony and glittering commemorative stamps were issued on Friday as Thais marked the 65th birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkornhis [...]
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Thailand celebrates King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday

29-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand marks King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 65 birthday on Friday with major religious ceremonies and public display of loyalty around the country. Thai prime minister [...]
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Thais free 1,066 turtles to celebrate King’s birthday

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren and naval officers sent 1,066 turtles scuttling into the sea on Wednesday in a ceremony aimed at bringing good fortune to the new King Maha [...]
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Thailand: New King Celebrates Huge Birthday as Junta Chief Urges Loyalty From Thais

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Thailand are going all out to mark the birthday of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn this week as part of wider moves to consolidate his power and build his [...]
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Thailand tightens credit-card rules to battle high household debt

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday tightened controls on credit cards and unsecured personal loans, a move that should contain high household debt levels and could [...]
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As Thailand Restricts Internet Freedom, Cyber Activists Work To Keep An Open Web

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

On June 9 2017, a Thai man was sentenced to 35 years in jail for sharing Facebook posts. The crime: he allegedly defamed the king. This harsh sentence is just one example of [...]
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Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s first female PM, faces financial ruin and jail

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Bangkok: Six years after being swept into power on a landslide victory Thailand’s first female prime minister is facing financial ruin and jail. But Yingluck [...]
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Thailand: Depression over north of Kingdom sets off flood warnings in 43 provinces

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | NNT | 6:00 AM

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has coordinated with 43 provinces to prepare for heavy rains as tropical storm Sonca lesssens in intensity to a [...]
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Thailand to celebrate birthday of assertive new King

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Drapes are being carefully hung around royal portraits and saplings primed for planting in the ground. At the stroke of noon on Friday (July 28), 21-gun salutes will ring out [...]
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Thailand welcomes new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Turkish Airlines is now offering four direct flights per week from Istanbul to Phuket, one of the world’s best known beach destinations with a number of award-winning [...]
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Cyber Activists Fight Against Thailand’s Attempt to Suppress the Open Internet

28-Jul-2017 Intellasia | The Wire | 6:00 AM

In a country where sharing a wrong Facebook post could now land you in jail, citizens and digital rights activists are trying to hold fort. On June 9, 2017, a Thai man was [...]
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Thai police make $30m drug haul linked to Laos suspect

27-Jul-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai police on Tuesday announced the seizure of drugs worth $30 million, including seven million methamphetamine tablets, “ice” and liquid ketamine, from houses [...]
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