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Managing the US-Thailand Alliance in the Trump Era

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

After Prayut’s White House visit, the hard work of alliance management remains. Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s White House visit earlier this month was [...]
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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Those caught lighting up could face a year’s imprisonment as the government seeks to end pollution and drain damage on Thai beaches caused by discarded cigarette butts [...]
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Thailand’s Saha Group sees sales recovery in 2018 as economy picks up

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s top consumer goods manufacturer Saha Group expects sales to improve next year as government spending drives growth in Southeast Asia’s second-largest [...]
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Shinwa eyes more investment in Thailand

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Japanese developer Shinwa Group plans to expand its investment in the building and construction industry in Thailand soon after the successful launch of its first condominium [...]
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Thai property tech startup Hipflat raises funding from Japan’s Aucfan, will introduce new products

13-Oct-2017 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Hipflat will be Aucfan’s first investment in Thailand and in the real estate marketplace sector Bangkok-based real estate marketplace Hipflat announced today that it [...]
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Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta chief said Tuesday the country would hold elections in November 2018, more than four years after the military seized power and imposed a blanket ban on [...]
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Thailand prepares to bid farewell to ‘the people’s king’

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand is putting the finishing touches this month to a lavish five-day funeral ceremony in a final goodbye to its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who helped shape the [...]
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Thailand lacks an incentive to escape middle-income trap

12-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

A very premature prediction. While education in Thailand continues to suffer from declining standards, its neighbours are performing and forging ahead. Thailand 4.0 is a [...]
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UN aviation regulator removes Thailand from red-flag nations

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Idahostatesman | 6:00 AM

The United Nations’ aviation regulator has removed Thailand from its list of countries red-flagged for safety concerns, more than two years after it was first put on [...]
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Thai airlines get safety boost as UN agency lifts ‘red flag’

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN’s aviation agency has removed a safety “red flag” against Thai carriers, the kingdom’s junta leader said Monday, in a major boost to the [...]
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Thailand’s air safety rating has been upgraded but which countries are still failing?

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s airlines have been handed a boost after the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) removed a red flag against the country over its safety record. [...]
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Thailand’s junta backflips on election promise after Donald Trump joint statement

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Coup leader and Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has “clarified” a joint statement he made with US President Donald Trump that a long-awaited election would [...]
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Bangladesh to buy 250000 tonnes of rice from Thailand, India

11-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Dhakatribune | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh has emerged as a major importer of the grain this year after floods damaged its crops Bangladesh is set to import a total of 250,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand [...]
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More than $500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king’s behalf

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The financial arm of Thailand’s ultra-rich monarchy has transferred bank shares worth more than $500 million on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to the [...]
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Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king’s cremation

10-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangkok’s streets have turned monochrome again as the military government urges the public to wear black-and-white and mute celebrations in the weeks leading up to the [...]
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