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PM confirms that anti-monarchy Thai activist extradited

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Mahathir confirmed this afternoon that a Thai woman seeking refuge in Malaysia for anti-monarchy statements made at home has been sent back to Bangkok. Having [...]
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A third of Thailand’s appointed senators linked to military, police

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than a third of Thailand’s newly appointed senators have military or police backgrounds, an official document showed on Tuesday, a sign the upper house will [...]
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Thailand’s richest man, 12 others to build $9.3 billion high-speed rail linking 3 major airports

15-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and 12 other companies were selected to build a $6.8 billion (S$9.3 billion) high-speed train project that will link three major [...]
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Escalating trade war a boon for Thailand industrial property as Chinese manufacturers shift production overseas

15-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s industrial property sector is profiting from the US-China trade war, as mainland Chinese manufacturers shift production to Southeast Asia in an attempt to [...]
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Malaysia: Thai Asylum Seeker Forcibly Returned

15-May-2019 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities forcibly returned a Thai asylum seeker to Thailand where she faces likely persecution for her peaceful political activities, Human Rights Watch said [...]
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Thailand: Disappeared activists forced home from Vietnam

15-May-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Human rights organisations say a worrying pattern is emerging of dissidents being abducted in Southeast Asia. The disappearance of three well-known critics of [...]
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Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

14-May-2019 Intellasia | The Naition | 6:00 AM

Thai exporters are expected to pay a heavy price as the ramping up of the US-China trade war continues. The US has now launched a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports. [...]
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Thailand eyeing more halal food exports to non-Muslim countries

14-May-2019 Intellasia | Salaam Gateway | 6:00 AM

Thailand wants to improve its branding to accelerate its halal exports to non-Muslim-majority countries as its reach to Islamic markets continues to grow steadily. Minister [...]
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Thailand’s Immigration Introduces Facial, Fingerprint Biometrics Recognition Systems at Points of Entry

13-May-2019 Intellasia | Chiangrai Times | 6:00 AM

The biometrics device can scan any face-lifted suspects and fingerprints which cannot be changed, thus raising the confidence of travellers in the airport’s safety [...]
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Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappearedrights groups

11-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:53 AM

Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two [...]
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Thai activist jailed for insulting monarchy freed in royal pardon

Thai activist jailed for insulting monarchy freed in royal pardon

11-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 7:53 AM

A Thai anti-junta activist who spent more than two years behind bars for insulting the country’s monarchy by sharing an unflattering BBC article about the king walked [...]
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Pro-military government likely in Thailand despite democratic front’s election dominance

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Long-delayed results of Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup show the opposition “democratic front” alliance won the most seats but rules [...]
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Thailand’s Richest 2019: Major Moves For Minor Hotels’ Billionaire Chief

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of Thailand’s Richest 2019. See the full coverage here. Even measured against its steady expansion in recent years, Minor [...]
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Thailand Economy: Looking To Japan And China To Boost Prosperity

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Thailand in late March held its first elections since 2014. Whatever its shortcomings, the vote ensured that elected representatives in parliament have some measure of [...]
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Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

10-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Election Commission on Wednesday announced the final results of the March 24 general election the first since a military coup in 2014 that gave no party an [...]
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