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‘Everything is already decided’: Thailand’s army is set to cement power with an election

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

Wearing identical white nylon track jackets, seemingly impervious to the swampy afternoon heat, the half-dozen candidates breezed through a sprawling covered market on the [...]
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Thailand Post branches out into banking

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Thailand Post has joined hands with 10 banks to provide money deposit services via its 1,200 branches and counter services nationwide. The firm expects 50,000 transactions [...]
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Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

It’s election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan [...]
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Thailand votes: Record number of early voters hints at possible cliffhanger

Thailand votes: Record number of early voters hints at possible cliffhanger

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Opposition fancies its chances, citing public enthusiasm over first election in 8 years More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early votingalmost 90 per cent of those [...]
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Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday’s election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta [...]
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What Thai generals can learn from Indonesia’s military: Jakarta Post columnist

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

On March 24, Thai voters will go to the polls to elect their MPs, who will then elect a prime minister. On April 17, Indonesians will also exercise their constitutional right [...]
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Thailand delays application to join trans-Pacific FTA

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Thailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after next Sunday’s election, a Commerce Ministry official said Monday. Auramon [...]
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Thailand needs child protection expertise at community level

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Violence against children is widespread in Thai society. Figures from the Public health ministry reveal that nearly 9,000 children were treated in hospitals due to abuse in [...]
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Thailand to continue crackdown on human trafficking

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Thailand is continuing to crack down on human trafficking rings nationwide, deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan was quoted as saying on Monday. Prawit, who concurrently [...]
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Thailand’s neglected northeast hopes for election ‘miracle’

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

In the ‘red shirt’ heartland, voters say odds may be against democratic forces but they won’t give up without a fight. As a deepening red sun slips from the [...]
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Deaths, jail and cyber spies: The dangers of dissent in Thailand

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dead dissidents dumped in a river, activists knotted up by the courts, and Big Brother-style internet lawscritics of Thailand’s junta fear this week’s election is [...]
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Thailand’s oldest party may be king-maker after vote to determine military role

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s oldest political party is heading into an election on Sunday with leader Abhisit Vejjajiva facing tough choices in the first polls since the military seized [...]
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Airports of Thailand postpones duty free auction to address monopoly concerns

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT) will postpone the auction for its biggest duty-free concession by as much as two weeks to address public concern about the process’ [...]
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Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai tycoon accused of killing a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other poaching-related charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a [...]
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Cliffhanger election looms as record number of Thais turn out for early voting

Cliffhanger election looms as record number of Thais turn out for early voting

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early votingalmost 90 percent of those registeredfor Thailand’s hotly anticipated national election, as the junta’s [...]
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