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Ubolratana: the pop-singing Thai princess now plunging into politics

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Marrying an American, singing pop songs on talent shows, roles in movies and posts on Instagram, Princess Ubolratana has long broken the mould of Thailand’s royal [...]
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Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as US urges allies to bar Chinese gear

11-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Thailand on Friday launched a Huawei Technologies 5G test bed, even as the United States urges its allies to bar the Chinese telecoms giant from building next-generation [...]
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Thailand’s growth in 2019 likely to ease; central bank leaves key rate unchanged

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Business Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is likely to pick up from Q3, as stronger net trade balance and tourism offset a slight ease in domestic [...]
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Thaksin-linked political party is talk of Thailand amid premier rumour

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A party linked to Thailand’s exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is rapidly becoming the talk of the country amid rumours it will announce a shock prime [...]
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Thai princess enters election as shock move upends royal tradition of staying out of politics

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Politics in Thailand are set to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in the nation’s history as a member of the royal family has announced she will take on the ruling [...]
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Consecutive exercises in Thailand kick off new twist for Army’s Pacific Pathways

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:00 AM

Roughly 800 US Army personnel are wrapping up 11 days of side-by-side training with Royal Thai Army soldiers just north of Bangkok during the Hanuman Guardian exercise. Next [...]
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Thai princess to run for PM — against junta chief

Thai princess to run for PM — against junta chief

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had hoped to [...]
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Thailand to investigate disappearance of Vietnamese asylum-seeker

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand will investigate the disappearance of a dissident Vietnamese journalist after a rights group said he may have been abducted from Bangkok where he applied for UN [...]
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Thailand’s junta chief says he will run for PM in March 24 elections

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of Thailand’s military junta, Prayuth Chan-ocha, said on Friday he will contest March 24 elections as a candidate for prime minister. Prayuth, the army chief [...]
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In stunning move, Thai king’s sister running for PM in March polls

09-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The sister of Thailand’s king entered the race to become prime minister on Friday as the candidate of a populist party, an unprecedented foray into politics by a royal [...]
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Thailand blames Australia for arrest of refugee Bahraini footballer

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

Thailand defended on Wednesday its arrest of a Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia, saying officials only detained him because Australian authorities sent an [...]
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Thailand central bank holds fire as economic risks increase

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

Thailand’s central bank on Wednesday kept its benchmark rate steady after December’s tightening, saying an accommodative policy would support the economy in the [...]
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Thai attorney general opposes bail for Bahrain refugee footballer

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

Thai prosecutors will oppose bail for a refugee football player detained in Bangkok and facing extradition to Bahrain, the office of the attorney general said Wednesday, [...]
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Thailand makes Siamese fighting fish national aquatic animal

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

Tiny, testy and eye-catching with a colourful fin plumage, the Siamese fighting fish was on Tuesday named Thailand’s national aquatic animal. Known in the West as a [...]
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Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger vanishes in Thailand

Radio Free Asia says Vietnamese blogger vanishes in Thailand

07-Feb-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese blogger for Radio Free Asia has vanished after fleeing to Thailand, the news organisation said Tuesday, as rights activists voiced fear that he had been [...]
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