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Thai junta lays out ‘legally binding’ 20-year masterplan

Thai junta lays out ‘legally binding’ 20-year masterplan

18-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:16 AM

Thailand’s junta on Thursday said any future civilian government will be legally bound to follow a 20-year “masterplan” for the country as generals seek to [...]
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Thailand charges activist who mocked PM’s song

Thailand charges activist who mocked PM’s song

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | News Agencies | 6:00 AM

Campaigner took to Facebook to rate military leader’s song on ‘returning happiness’ and could be jailed three years. A Thai activist who made fun of one of [...]
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Thai Activist Faces 5 Years Imprisonment

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Pmnewsnigeria | 6:00 AM

A Thai activist on Wednesday reported to the police on a computer crimes charge for conducting a Facebook survey that suggested negative public opinion toward the military [...]
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Thailand Investigates New Cases Involving Buddhist Temple’s Money

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is investigating three new cases involving possible financial crimes at the country’s biggest Buddhist temple, whose influential former abbot is wanted for [...]
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Thailand seeks to collect big tax bill from former PM

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Sltrib | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s military government is seeking to collect at least 12 billion baht ($360 million) in unpaid taxes and penalties from a prime minister toppled in a coup 11 [...]
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Duterte off to Thailand next week: DFA

17-Mar-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will undertake an official visit to Thailand, home to to 16,000 Pinoy expatriates, on March 20 to 22. The visit was set months after Duterte paid a [...]
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Rhino horns worth $5m seized in Thailand off flight from Ethiopia

16-Mar-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Twenty-one rhino horns worth an estimated $5m have been seized in Thailand after being found in luggage sent from Ethiopia in the biggest such haul in years. The seizure [...]
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Thailand ‘fails to address rights concerns’ at UN review

16-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand failed to address international concerns about the military government’s obligation to uphold civil and political rights at a UN review in Geneva, rights [...]
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‘Missing’ British tourist found wandering around Thailand completely naked

16-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Metro | 6:00 AM

A British woman who was missing for several days was discovered wandering around the streets of Thailand completely nakedon Tuesday afternoon. The woman, who is in her [...]
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US VP Pence skips Thailand for first Asia tour

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

US vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan and Indonesia next month, sources said on Monday, as part of an Asian tour amid concerns the Trump administration is rolling [...]
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Bird flu outbreaks present Thailand with a ‘golden opportunity’

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Agrimoney | 6:00 AM

Bird flu outbreaks in parts of Asia, as well as the US, represent a “golden opportunity” for Thailand in chicken exports, raising the prospect of another record [...]
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Thailand: Finalise Disappearances Convention

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

The Thai government should urgently take the final steps to ratify the international convention against enforced disappearance, Human Rights Watch said today. The government [...]
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Empowering Migrant Workers in Thailand

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | Human Rights at Sea | 6:00 AM

It is promising that the Thai government and big industry players like Costco are getting involved in the fight against human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry, but [...]
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IMF Staff Concludes 2017 Article IV Visit to Thailand

15-Mar-2017 Intellasia | | 6:00 AM

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are [...]
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Red-faced Thai cops admit monk ‘may have escaped’ temple siege

14-Mar-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An elderly monk wanted for massive fraud may have escaped a three-week siege of his temple, Thai police admitted Saturday, thwarting a much-trumpted dragnet ordered by the [...]
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