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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China

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

Panama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the [...]
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Thailand’s May tourist arrivals up 4.6 pct y/y ministry

14-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

International tourist arrivals in Thailand rose 4.6 percent in May from a year earlier, with revenues up 6.9 percent, but a strong baht could impact the lucrative industry, [...]
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Taiwan says feels sorry, angry as Panama switches diplomatic ties to China

14-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Taiwan government said on Tuesday it feels very angry and sorry that Panama has switched diplomatic ties to China and that it will not compete with China in a diplomatic [...]
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Ten-year old in Thailand asks provincial governor for help and gets it

14-Jun-2017 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

The governor has deployed financial assistance to the student’s family and repairs to her home A 10-year-old student’s letter describing her family’s [...]
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Thailand tightens border as region grapples with growing threat from Daesh

13-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Smuggling activities along the 645km Thai-Malaysia border lately has come under closer scrutiny from the Thai authorities, who are determined not to let the problem evolve [...]
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Immigration Official Still Held in Thailand for Weapons Deal

13-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Cambodia Daily | 6:00 AM

A Cambodian immigration police officer who was arrested in Thailand more than a week ago was still being held and questioned on Sunday by Thai authorities for his alleged [...]
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Thai man jailed for 35 years for ‘defaming’ royals on Facebook

Thai man jailed for 35 years for ‘defaming’ royals on Facebook

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

A Thai man was jailed for 35 years on Friday for Facebook posts deemed insulting to the royal family, a watchdog said, in one of the harshest sentences handed down for a [...]
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Thailand to target Facebook profits over illegal content

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Thai regulators plan to impose financial penalties on Facebook and other companies with video-sharing platforms if they fail to swiftly remove what they deem to be illegal [...]
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How Thailand Could Become Southeast Asia’s Next Fintech Hub

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

When people think of Thailand, they associate the Kingdom with a lot of things: Beaches, backpackers, temples, elephants, enlightenment. In short, all of the elements that [...]
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JD.com plans expansion into Thailand by end of year

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

JD.com Inc, China’s second-largest e-commerce company, plans to enter the Thai market later this year in a move to expand its overseas business beyond Indonesia, its [...]
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True Fitness ceases operations in Thailand; Company says it is business as usual in Singapore

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Home-grown gym chain True Fitness has assured customers that it will continue to operate as usual in Singapore, following the closure of its operations in Thailand. True [...]
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Thailand ‘among top 20 most dangerous countries’ to visit

12-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

THAILAND HAS been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists, with high rates of crime and violence and low reliability of police services, [...]
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Thailand to Target Facebook Profits Over Videos of Royal Family

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thai regulators plan to impose financial penalties on Facebook Inc. and other companies with video-sharing platforms if they fail to swiftly remove what they deem to be [...]
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Thailand Proposes Palace Budget of More Than $123 Million

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The final contract is to be inked this year, according to a senior Russian defense industry official. Thailand’s junta plans to allocate more than $123 million for the [...]
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208 Burma workers arrested in Thailand

10-Jun-2017 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

MORE than 200 Myanmar migrants who were working in a chicken factory in Htamakan town in Thailand’s Kachanaburi Province have been arrested for working without permits, [...]
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