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Judgment day for Thai party that nominated princess for PM

Judgment day for Thai party that nominated princess for PM

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:55 AM

Thai authorities beefed up security around the Constitutional Court on Thursday ahead of a ruling on whether to ban an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as [...]
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Judgment day as Thai court to rule on key Shinawatra-linked party

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

A Thai party which is a crucial cog in the election strategy of the Shinawatra political clan braced Thursday for a ruling which could see it dissolved over an ill-starred [...]
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Thai court bans party for nominating princess for PM

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

Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in [...]
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Thailand’s Election Dirty Tricks

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CFR | 6:00 AM

In the run-up to Thailand’s elections, to be held on March 24, there was an initial burst of media attention around the possibility that Princess Ubolratana, the older [...]
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‘A real source of hope’: social media opens Thailand’s junta to criticism

08-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Social platforms wield increasing power in Thai politics, where traditional media remain under the iron grip of the military Just over a week ago, Thailand’s army chief [...]
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Thai AirAsia owner says it will not buy shares in rival Nok Air

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

Asia Aviation, majority shareholder of budget airline Thai AirAsia, said on Wednesday that it would not proceed with an acquisition of shares in rival carrier Nok Airlines, [...]
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Bank of Thailand says economic stability strong, can handle external volatility

07-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand is economically stable and strong and can withstand increased global volatility, the central bank chief said on Tuesday. The country has low foreign debt, high [...]
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Thailand: From free speech to refugee protection, next government must undertake deep reforms

06-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Amnesty | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s next government will need to lift undue restrictions on freedom of expression and limit arbitrary executive powers, Amnesty International said ahead of [...]
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Thai general who led coup pines for ‘democracy’ in election ballad

Thai general who led coup pines for ‘democracy’ in election ballad

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

Junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha dropped his latest saccharine pop ballad on the Thai public Monday, pining for the “democratic path” nearly five years after he [...]
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Thailand’s waste-to-energy plants ‘an environmental hazard’, academics warn

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

Thai academics have urged the authorities to slow down their large-scale waste-to-energy development policy, as it could severely harm the country’s environment and [...]
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Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

Shinawatra parties rally across Thailand as crucial court ruling looms

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

Parties aligned with Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan staged major rallies Saturday ahead of a court ruling that could deal a gut punch to their prospects in [...]
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Thailand plans elaborate coronation ceremonies for king in May

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

Thailand on Friday detailed plans for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, beginning next month with the gathering of holy waters in preparation for three days of [...]
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Thailand passes controversial cybersecurity law

04-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Jurist | 6:00 AM

Thailand unanimously passed the Cybersecurity Act on Thursday that gives the government control over the internet. This act permits the National Cybersecurity Committee, led [...]
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Thailand defends cybersecurity law amid concerns over rights, abuse

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

Thailand on Friday defended a controversial cybersecurity law approved this week, following an outcry from rights groups and internet users over privacy and surveillance [...]
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Pakistan airspace re-opens but 2,000 tourists still stranded in Thailand after airstrike

04-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

FOUR Pakistani airports have begun partial operations on Friday after airspace was re-opened following clashes with India, but travel chaos is still expected for days to [...]
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