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Thailand struggles to win back Chinese tourists during Golden Week holiday

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As China kicked off its “Golden Week” holiday on Monday, Thailand said it was struggling to lure back visitors from its biggest source of tourists, after a boat [...]
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Four ministers from Thailand’s military government launch new party ahead of polls

Four ministers from Thailand’s military government launch new party ahead of polls

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four ministers from Thailand’s military government launched a new political party on Saturday (Sep 29), amid speculation they will back prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha [...]
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Thailand military leadership reshuffle raises fresh concerns for return to democracy

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Foreign Brief | 6:00 AM

A major reshuffling of Thailand’s military leadership takes effect today, raising fresh concerns over the military’s promise to hold elections and return power to [...]
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US becomes No. 2 scrap aluminum exporter to Thailand after China curbs

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Spglobal | 6:00 AM

The US has become the second-largest exporter of scrap aluminum to Thailand in recent months as it searches for alternative buyers outside of China, market sources said [...]
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New army chief takes over as Thailand prepares for return of civilian rule

New army chief takes over as Thailand prepares for return of civilian rule

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A new chief of Thailand’s army took command on Friday, a staunchly royalist general who will oversee a return to barracks to make way for a civilian government after [...]
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Thai businessperson convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessperson of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier [...]
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Taiwanese drug mule arrested in Thailand

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

A Taiwanese drug mule allegedly responsible for smuggling narcotics into Thailand has been detained in Pattaya, thanks to law enforcement cooperation between the two [...]
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Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday. The [...]
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1 killed, 11 injured as old pagoda crashes during renovation in Thailand

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Edgeprop | 6:00 AM

One person was killed and 11 injured after an old pagoda collapsed during renovation at Phraya Tham Voraviharn Temple in Bangkok district on Tuesday, Xinhua reported. [...]
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Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta leader has appointed the scion of a notorious political clan to run the country’s money-spinning ‘Sin City’ of Pattaya, as he woos [...]
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British divers rescued Thai adults before saving ‘Wild Boars’: report

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two British divers who helped rescue a Thai youth football team from a flooded cave had earlier saved four adults also stranded in the complex, according to a new report on a [...]
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Thailand sells rice to China for first time in six months

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government on Wednesday said it had sold 100,000 tonnes of rice to China, the first such sale since March. Chinese state-owned food trader COFCO had halted [...]
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Dr M to visit Thailand end of next month, says Thai PM

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will visit Thailand end of next month, his Thai counterpart Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today. The visit by [...]
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Thailand’s August coal imports rise 5pct on year to 2.46 mil mt

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | SP Global | 6:00 AM

Thailand imported 2.46 million mt of coal in August, 5.2 percent higher year-on-year, according to customs data released on Monday. Of the total, 888,922 mt was bituminous [...]
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Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

27-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta leader has appointed the scion of a notorious political clan to run the country’s money-spinning ‘Sin City’ of Pattaya, as he woos [...]
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