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Thailand court acquits 24 Red Shirt leaders over 2010 protests

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

Criminal court said 2010 protest, where 91 people were killed, was ‘political fight, not terrorism’. A court in Thailand has dismissed terrorism charges against [...]
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Thailand rolling out its legal weed wares

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | AsiaTimes | 6:02 AM

Government has produced its first batch of medical marijuana oils, tablets, sprays and wafers, some with a traditional herbal Thai twist Still unwilling to allow the public [...]
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Chinese and Indians to be offered visa free arrival for 15 days in Thailand

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 6:02 AM

The Tourism and Sports minister says he’ll seek cabinet approval to offer visa exemptions to visitors from China and India for one year. Already Chinese tourists have a [...]
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Thai airlines’ losses widen on weak tourism, strong baht

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Bangkok Airways and smaller Thai carriers have reported surging second-quarter losses as they reeled from a decline in Chinese tourists and a strengthening baht currency. [...]
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HK airport shutdown has knock-on effects on inbound travel into Thailand

16-Aug-2019 Intellasia | TTGAsia | 6:02 AM

The Kasikorn Bank (KBank) Research centre estimates that the closure of the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will affect Thailand’s tourism industry “by not [...]
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THAI flies bigger plane to HK to evacuate passengers

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Thai Airways International switched to a bigger aircraft for its Bangkok-Hong Kong service on Wednesday, to bring all of its passengers stranded in the protest-hit airport [...]
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Thailand warned against ‘liberalisation’ of cannabis use

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has advised the government to proceed with extreme caution on its cannabis policy, warning that Thailand must abide by [...]
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KBank passes along rate cut for lending

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Kasikornbank (KBank) has taken the lead in fully passing on the central bank’s 25-basis-point policy rate cut by slashing its minimum retail rate (MRR) and minimum [...]
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Ruling set for tycoon Premchai’s tusk possession

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Criminal Court has set October 1 as the date for its ruling on construction billionaire Premchai Karnasuta’s possession of elephant tusks after finishing the [...]
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Thailand tightens the screws on TM30 reporting, petition ongoing

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

Nearly 5,000 Thai expats have now signed a petition pleading for modification or abolition of the TM30 immigration form. The well-organised petition calling for changes to [...]
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US man fakes death and flees to Thailand to avoid child sex abuse charges

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Independent | 6:02 AM

An Alabama man accused of faking his death and fleeing to Thailand to avoid a trial on child sex charges has pleaded guilty to social security fraud and aggravated identity [...]
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Govt bid to ‘unlock’ LAOs’ funds

15-Aug-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Interior minister Anupong Paojinda has agreed to study how to “unlock” funds of local administrative organisations (LAOs) and divert them to stimulate the [...]
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Thailand’s longest wooden bridge on brink of collapse in face of heavy rains

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Thai Army on Monday is on a vigil watch over Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, the Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge, as continuous rain slashes through Thailand’s [...]
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Thailand to hold 64th Bangkok Gem, Jewellery Fair to expand exports

14-Aug-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce is holding the 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair in September to promote Thailand as one of the key hubs for gems and jewellery [...]
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Thailand aims to reduce road accidents by 50pct in 2020

13-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Thaiger | 6:02 AM

A laudable aim but probably unachievable. Thai transport authorities and police are aiming to reduce the rate of road accidents by half in 2020. They are aiming to meet the [...]
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