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Eat, Shop, Spend campaign Phase 3 full, unless you’re over 60

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

A Thai government spokesperson says Phase 3 of the hugely popular economic stimulus programme “Eat, Shop, Spend” (Chim Shop Chai), is now fully subscribed, [...]
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Persecuted Catholics ‘honoured’ to glimpse Pope Francis in Thailand

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Clutching her entrance badge to see the Pope, Vietnamese Catholic refugee Ko Sa says attending the pontiff’s mass this week is a great honoura rare bright spot in her [...]
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Forecasts cut as Q3 GDP withers

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The slowdown in economic growth in the third quarter has prompted government think tank National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) to cut its 2019 GDP forecast [...]
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Ministry to survey ‘no man’s land’ claimed by MP Pareena

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry will resurvey the land controversially owned by Palang Pracharath MP Pareena Kraikupt, and demarcate the boundaries. Natural [...]
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‘Don’t mention the economy’

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged the public not to discuss Thailand’s economic problems too frequently, saying this could have a psychological impact [...]
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B12bn submarine buy ‘still on’

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwon insists the navy will go ahead with its plan to buy a second Chinese-made submarine amid reports of a possible delay. His assurance was [...]
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Small in numbers, Thai Catholics preserve centuries-old traditions

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The last time Vararunee Khonchanath was in the presence of a pope was before she was born just over 35 years ago, but when Pope Francis visits Bangkok later this week to [...]
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‘Bonds of friendship’: Pope Francis heads to Thailand and Japan

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Pope to visit two largely Buddhist nations to strengthen ties and reiterate call for elimination of nuclear weapons. Japan may have few Catholics, but the pacifist message of [...]
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Tight security for Wednesday’s arrival of Pope Francis

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Tight security and traffic controls have been put in place for the 4-day visit by Pope Francis from Wednesday, with 6,500 police to be deployed in Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom. [...]
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Thai government might buy private pot Health minister

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

After years of speculation, some members of the coalition Thai government are pushing efforts to allow Thais to grow up to six cannabis plants for sale to the government for [...]
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Uttama: 3rd phase response lacklustre

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

People are less enthusiastic about the third phase of the Taste, Shop, Spend scheme than the previous two phases, says Finance minister Uttama Savanayana. The lacklustre [...]
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Accused ‘Billy’ killer Chaiwat transferred to job in Pattani

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn, the former chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park accused of the high-profile murder of a Karen activist, has been transferred to the southern border [...]
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Thailand hopes to have bullet trains running by 2023

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Pope’s Francis’s missionary cousin, tribal minority people from remote mountain villages and Buddhist children will be among the tens of thousands of people who [...]
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Thai Airways says it won’t get into a price-war with other airlines

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

National carrier Thai Airways says it won’t head down the ‘price-cutting’ route to be competitive in 2020. The struggling airline says, instead, they will [...]
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A cousin, tribal groups, Buddhists gather for the pope in Thailand

19-Nov-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Pope’s Francis’s missionary cousin, tribal minority people from remote mountain villages and Buddhist children will be among the tens of thousands of people who [...]
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