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Floods in Thailand leave 23 dead, $300 million in losses

Floods in Thailand leave 23 dead, $300 million in losses

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Floods in Thailand’s northern and eastern regions have killed at least 23 people and left two missing with damage estimated at around $300 million. Ten provinces have [...]
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Thailand ranks No.22 in cyber risk study

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand was ranked 22nd out of 165 countries in a newly released global assessment of nations’ vulnerability to cyber attacks, while its cyber security standards are [...]
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Pravit Rojanaphruk, CPJ honoree, accused of sedition in Thailand

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Cpj.org | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Thailand should cease harassing Pravit Rojanaphruk and should drop any criminal proceedings against him for his writing, the Committee to Protect Journalists [...]
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Surge seen in N. Koreans entering Thailand

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The number of North Koreans slipping illegally into Thailand has surged in recent months, according to immigration bureau officials, as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula [...]
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Russian FM to visit Thailand next week

05-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will pay an official visit to Thailand next week to strengthen relationship and cooperation between the two countries, the Thai foreign [...]
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Thailand Has Acquitted Several Former Officials in Abuse of Power Case

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

Two former Thai prime ministers were cleared of abuse of power Wednesday in a case involving the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008. The court in Bangkok [...]
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Thailand’s Air Force requests funds to cover F-5 Tiger II upgrades

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Defensenews | 6:00 AM

The Royal Thai Air Force has requested Cabinet approval for funds to upgrade four more Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger II interceptors, adding to an earlier contract to upgrade 10 [...]
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Prayut to meet Tillerson for wide-ranging talks in Thailand

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson will visit Thailand next week to maintain the momentum of the invitation extended in April by President Donald Trump for prime minister [...]
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Beauty behind bars: recycled lipstick for Thailand’s inmates

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Desperate to brighten up the gloom of Thai prison life, Prontip Mankong and her fellow female inmates used to sneak food colouring from the kitchen and mix it with Vaseline [...]
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Two former Thailand PMs acquitted over 2008 protest deaths

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Hindustan Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s highest court on Wednesday acquitted two ex-prime ministers and two former top police officers over their role in a 2008 crackdown on anti-government [...]
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In rare win for Thailand anti-junta camp, case against two pro-Shinawatra PMs dismissed

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Former premier Somchai Wongsawat and his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh faced negligence charges over a police operation to remove protesters who had laid siege to [...]
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Australia/Thailand: Urge Junta To End Repression

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Australia’s Foreign minister Julie Bishop should press Thailand’s junta leader to end rights repression and ensure a rapid transition to democratic civilian rule [...]
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Thailand, long used to China’s carrots, now gets the stick

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is its new grand strategy. Chinese leaders have emphasized that the initiative is a win-win solution whose economic benefits will [...]
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Flash floods in Thailand kill 239News

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | 9news | 6:00 AM

Flash floods in Thailand caused by continued heavy rainfall have killed 23 people and affected more than one million others since the start of July. All 23 flood fatalities [...]
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Thailand may export 11m tonnes of rice this year

04-Aug-2017 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand is likely to export 11 million tonnes of rice this year, higher than its target, Commerce minister Apiradi Tantraporn said on Wednesday. “Thailand is [...]
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