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142,000 Cambodian workers return home from Thailand

142,000 Cambodian workers return home from Thailand

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 140,000 Cambodians had fled jobs in Thailand to return home as of Monday, fearing a crackdown on illegal migrants under junta rule, an official said. The mass [...]
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Thai coup leaders’ goal: Democracy on their terms

Thai coup leaders’ goal: Democracy on their terms

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

From the day Thailand’s military coup leader seized power last month, he has promised unspecified reforms to restore stability and return to civilian rule and [...]
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Thailand says no policy to ‘sweep and clean’ illegal migrants

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta denied on Monday that they were pursuing a “sweep and clean” policy of driving illegal foreign workers out of the country, despite mass [...]
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Thailand Defends Human Rights Record

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Voa News | 6:00 AM

Thai government officials are defending their country’s rights record as the US State Department prepares to issue its annual human trafficking report. Thailand faces a [...]
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In Thailand, a Struggle for Control of State Firms

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military junta is moving to extend its control over the nation’s powerful state-owned enterprises, a formidable economic sector that has been a crucial [...]
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Thailand Ends Controversial Rice Subsidy Scheme

18-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Voa News | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military government ended a rice price-support scheme, put in place under the former civilian government, as investigations continue into widespread [...]
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Thai banks line up for licences in Burma

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The banking industry in Myanmar is a key strategic destination for Thai commercial banks as they plan for Asean integration after the Myanmar authority allows foreign banks [...]
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Thailand continues to round up illegal Burma migrants

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Eleven | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities are increasingly cracking down on illegal Myanmar workers and have threatened to take legal action against employers, according to Mae Sot-based Joint Action [...]
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More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

More than 110,000 Cambodian migrants flee Thailand

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 110,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand to return home in the past week, an official said Sunday, amid fears of a crackdown on migrant workers after last [...]
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Thai cyber police step up royal slur patrols

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military is bolstering its self-designated role as protector of the monarchy with increased “cyber patrols” to root out critics of the king [...]
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No curfew: Saturday night Bangkok-style is back

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Nation Multi Media | 6:00 AM

The generals who seized power in Thailand disrupted one of the country’s most lucrative industries – the go-go bars that were forced to close early because of a [...]
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Thailand reverses earlier decision, backs ILO protocol on forced labour

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand has reversed its stance and decided to back an international protocol on forced labour, despite initially voting against the move in Geneva several days ago. The [...]
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Thailand Denies Crackdown on Foreign Workers

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on Thailand’s government saying there was no order given to expel foreign labourers from neighbouring countries despite hundreds [...]
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Thailand faces US consequences if human trafficking subsists

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

He was too sick to eat, and Min Min Chan’s chest ached with each breath he sucked. It didn’t matter: The Thai captain warned him to get back on deck and start [...]
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Thailand’s junta lifts curfew throughout country

Thailand’s junta lifts curfew throughout country

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military government announced that it has fully lifted a nationwide curfew it imposed after seizing power last month, saying there is no threat of violence [...]
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