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Misery at sea: the Rohingya boat bounced between nations

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The fate of around 300 ethnic Rohingya migrants whose overcrowded trawler has been bounced for days between Thai and Malaysian waters dramatises the desperate plight of [...]
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Thai economy grows a sluggish 0.3pct in Q1

19-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy expanded 0.3 percent on-quarter in January-March, official data showed on Monday, highlighting the task ahead for the military junta that seized [...]
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Thailand’s Crisis, Burma’s Shame

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

International pressure to address a humanitarian crisis in Thailand has exposed another one in Myanmar. Now the world – and especially Southeast Asia – has no [...]
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39 bombs rock southern Thailand

19-May-2015 Intellasia | News24 | 6:00 AM

Up to 39 explosions injured 22 people over three days in Thailand’s restive southern province of Yala, an army official said on Monday. “There were 36 to 39 bombs [...]
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Thailand’s GDP Growth Slowed Last Quarter on Exports Decline

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy barely grew last quarter as rising government spending failed to counter falling exports and weakening local demand. The outlook for the rest of the [...]
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Thailand will not set up centres for illegal migrants

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Thailand will not set up centres for illegal migrants, only temporary holding areas to provide humanitarian assistance before they continue the journey to their destination, [...]
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Despite the coup, Thailand is ‘friends with every country,’ minister says

19-May-2015 Intellasia | Asia One | 6:00 AM

Thailand had been under pressure from the international community since the military staged a coup in May last year, but Foreign minister general Tanasak Patimapragorn [...]
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Kerry discusses shelter for Rohingya with Thai minister

Kerry discusses shelter for Rohingya with Thai minister

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States said on Friday it had urged Thailand to consider sheltering stateless Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and are adrift in boats in the Indian Ocean, [...]
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Thai shelters struggle as Rohingya crisis deepens in Southeast Asia

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thai shelters for Rohingya women and children desperately need more assistance to care for victims of a deepening trafficking crisis across Southeast Asia, activists said on [...]
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Bombs in Thailand’s restive south injure 18 people

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Eighteen people have been injured in Thailand’s southern province of Yala in a string of bomb attacks by suspected Muslim insurgents upset at recent measures to rein in [...]
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This Activist Is On A Mission To Reform Buddhism In Thailand

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Huffingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Think Buddhist monk, and bodyguards and bomb threats probably don’t spring to mind. But that’s exactly what Phra Buddha Issara is dealing with as he mounts a [...]
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Thailand to lend humanitarian aid while turning away boats

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Migrants rescued by Thai authorities will be repatriated later, while those who are sick will be given medical treatment, even as Thailand continues to turn away boats filled [...]
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Australian controlled gold mine in Thailand faces pollution charges

18-May-2015 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

An Australian-controlled gold mine in central Thailand is facing fresh charges of polluting local water supplies with villagers demanding a new probe into the mine’s [...]
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Hardliner tries to reform Thailand’s Buddhist monks behaving badly

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Think Buddhist monk, and bodyguards and bomb threats probably don’t spring to mind. But that’s exactly what Phra Buddha Issara is dealing with as he mounts a [...]
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Shared benefit guarantee needed for China-Laos-Thailand rail link, ex-minister says

18-May-2015 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THE joint development by China, Thailand and Laos of a standard-gauge railway connecting Kunming, Vientiane and Bangkok is in need of an agreement that would guarantee equal [...]
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