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UK reviews military ties with Thailand

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Britain is reviewing its military relationship with Thailand following a coup last week, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said on Monday. Thailand’s army chief, [...] » More

Thailand: ousted cabinet minister surfaces from hiding to condemn coup

Thailand: ousted cabinet minister surfaces from hiding to condemn coup

29-May-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

A Thai cabinet minister who emerged from hiding on Tuesday to make the first public appearance by any member of the ousted government since a military coup last week was [...] » More

From beaches to Bangkok, tourists ask ‘What coup?’

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

When Thailand’s military staged a coup last week, Phil Koenighaus was on a beach enjoying the debauchery of the country’s infamous “Half Moon” [...] » More

Thailand Risks Inheriting Sick-Man Tag as Turmoil Taints Appeal

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand, once prized in Southeast Asia for its relative economic stability, is in danger of inheriting the “Sick Man of Asia” tag as the latest coup threatens to [...] » More

Thai military rulers appoint advisers; economy in doldrums

Thai military rulers appoint advisers; economy in doldrums

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile towards former prime minister [...] » More

Five Thai monks charged over child sex abuse ring

Five Thai monks charged over child sex abuse ring

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai police on Wednesday said they had charged five defrocked Buddhist abbots with sexually abusing eight boys at monasteries around the northern city of Chiang Mai. The [...] » More

Thai junta airs propaganda to show detainees OK

Thai junta airs propaganda to show detainees OK

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Propaganda videos distributed by Thailand’s new military junta aired Wednesday on television stations nationwide, part of an effort to convince the public that [...] » More

Weak April export, output data shows Thai army faces tough test

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s trade shrank in April and factory output fell for a 13th straight month, underscoring the damage political unrest has caused and the tough job the new [...] » More

Thai Military Relaxes Curfew to Boost Tourism

29-May-2014 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s ruling military eased its curfew to minimise the impact on the public and tourism, as some industry groups and foreign investors expressed optimism the junta [...] » More

Little risk in Thailand business despite coup: Japan auto boss

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

There is little risk to investing in Thailand despite last week’s military coup, the head of Japan’s carmaking sector said Tuesday, as vehicle production returns [...] » More

Australian tourist among first foreigners to be arrested after Thailand’s coup

29-May-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

An Australian tourist is one of the first foreigners to be arrested under Thailand’s harsh military rule that could see some offenders prosecuted in military courts. [...] » More

Thailand risks inheriting Asia’s ‘sick man’ tag on unrest

29-May-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are forecast to grow more than 5 percent this year, while Thailand is on the verge of a recession after gross domestic [...] » More

Thai troops detain government minister who blasted coup

Thai troops detain government minister who blasted coup

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Armed troops detained a Thai Cabinet minister who defiantly emerged from hiding Tuesday to condemn last week’s military coup and urge a return to civilian rule, in the [...] » More

Thai troops swoop on fugitive former minister

29-May-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai soldiers swooped to detain a fugitive former cabinet minister on Tuesday after he emerged from hiding to become the first member of the ousted government to publicly [...] » More

Thai ex-Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

28-May-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An aide to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she has been released from military custody. The aide said Yingluck was freed Monday and has returned to her home. [...] » More