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Thailand junta tries to silence its critics to protect the king

Thailand junta tries to silence its critics to protect the king

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

In the past month, since the Thai military overthrew the elected government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the 19th coup since Thailand abolished its absolute [...]
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EU may delay signing pact with Thailand

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Phuket Gazette | 6:00 AM

The European Union has decided it will delay signing an agreement on closer economic and political ties with Thailand and is demanding a swift return to democracy, a draft [...]
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AP Exclusive: Thai dissident: keep junta honest

AP Exclusive: Thai dissident: keep junta honest

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

The jailed activist who helped organise protests against last month’s military takeover in Thailand has some advice for his followers: The coup is an accomplished fact, [...]
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ING committed to Thailand

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

No question, Thailand’s ongoing political soap opera has taken a toll on the economy over the past year, as policy risks have led companies and consumers alike to sit [...]
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Thailand’s Rice Prices Rise As Migrant Worker Shortage Slows Exports

21-Jun-2014 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Though Thailand’s coup d’etat has been relatively calm and largely successful in terms of maintaining social order, it’s had a profoundly harmful effect on [...]
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Thailand holds interest rate after army takeover

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

Thailand’s central bank held its key interest rate Wednesday, in its first monetary policy decision since the army toppled a civilian government whose spending plans [...]
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Bad monks beware – Thailand launches behaviour hotline

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

Misbehaving monks face censure after Thai religious authorities said they had launched a 24-hour hotline for the public to report unruly acts by Buddhist bad boys. The move [...]
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In Thailand, a Struggle for Control of State Firms

20-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: End Of Rate Cuts? Military Coup A Good Thing?

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Blogs | 6:00 AM

As expected, the Bank of Thailand kept its benchmark rate on hold at 2 percent today, amid signs that the worst phase of the political crisis in Thailand is over. [...]
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Biggest land owners in Thailand

20-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Prachachart Turakit | 6:00 AM

Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi & family have emerged as Thailand’s largest land owner with 630,000 rai, as the junta considers approving a property tax for the first [...]
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Southeast Asia links: ‘Happy’ Thailand, Malaysia and ISIS, Burma’s growing problems and more

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | The Interpreter | 6:00 AM

Over 100,000 illegal migrant workers (from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia) in Thailand have fled after a Thai military-government crackdown. Michael Montesano argues that the US [...]
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Thailand, Cambodia agree to quash ‘rumours’ after worker exodus

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

Cambodia has accused Thailand’s new military rulers of fomenting an exodus of migrant workers which it claimed had caused at least eight deaths and economic hardship [...]
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Cambodia wants workers to return to Thailand

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Eat Sophea said Tuesday Cambodian authorities will encourage migrant workers to return to Thailand through legal means, Thai News Agency [...]
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Thailand braces for US verdict on human-trafficking record

19-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Phuket Gazette | 6:00 AM

Thailand is holding its breath as it waits to hear if the United States will downgrade or praise the nation for its human-trafficking record. Officials at the foreign [...]
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1000 Burma workers detained in Thailand

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

Around 1000 Myanmar migrant workers have been detained in Thailand from June 3 to 9, according to the Joint Action Committee for Burma Affairs (JACBA). Most of the workers [...]
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