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Thai army to deploy more troops amid warning of poll violence

Thai army to deploy more troops amid warning of poll violence

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s army will increase the number of troops in the capital ahead of Sunday’s election, it said on Thursday, as the government warned it might not be able [...]
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Thais Clash While the Factories Keep Humming

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Businessweek | 6:00 AM

It’s hard to tell which is the real Thailand: Is it the country whose politics are so divisive and violent that an army coup is possible? Or the country that hosts one [...]
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Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra raises the stakes in election test of wills

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra raises the stakes in election test of wills

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CBC | 6:00 AM

When Yingluck Shinawatra inherited her older brother’s job as prime minister of Thailand just over two years ago, many thought she was just his puppet. Indeed, few [...]
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Continuing Unrest Could Undermine Thailand’s Economy

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy tends to bounce back vigorously from the coups, street protests and natural disasters that trouble it every few years. This time, however, could be [...]
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Thailand Stocks Most Volatile Since 2006 Lure Invesco on Profits

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The biggest price swings in Thai stocks since the nation imposed capital controls in 2006 are turning Invesco Asset Management and Aberdeen Asset Management Plc into buyers [...]
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Red Shirts a Wild Card in Thailand’s Political Drama

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Wall Street Journal | 6:00 AM

While Thailand braces for contentious elections that could spark more violence in the capital, broader ideological battles are playing out here in the country’s [...]
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Troubled Thailand is only the tip of Asia’s iceberg

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

Rather than add my voice to the chorus pointing out how much damage the ongoing protests are doing to Thailand’s economy, I’m tempted to skip ahead and write its [...]
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Isoc denies foreign forces in Thailand

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

The Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) on Thursday rejected a claim by anti-government protesters that foreigners who were now bearing arms against them had entered [...]
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Thailand to deploy 10,000 police in capital to secure voting

Thailand to deploy 10,000 police in capital to secure voting

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government will deploy 10,000 police in the capital for Sunday’s election, which protesters have promised to disrupt as part of their drawn-out attempt [...]
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The show must go on

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Economist | 6:00 AM

IN FRONT of the Royal Thai Army Club the thuggish rump of a failed people’s revolution gathered to collect their reward. They were to hear the announcement of a [...]
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Down and Out in Thailand

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Counterpunch | 6:00 AM

The new issue of CounterPunch magazine is hot off the press and it’s an explosive edition, headlined by Jeffrey Blankfort’s searing history of the Israeli lobby [...]
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US wraps up group resettlement for Burma refugees in Thailand

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Unhcr | 6:00 AM

One of the world’s largest resettlement programmes recently came to an end in Thailand when UNHCR received the final expressions of interest from eligible Myanmar [...]
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Thailand crisis to benefit other holiday spots

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | Mydigitalfc | 6:00 AM

The widespread protests in Thailand to overthrow the existing government have forced Indian tourists to go easy on Thailand holiday plans and focus on other value-for-money [...]
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Thai firms feel squeeze from crisis, seek solution

Thai firms feel squeeze from crisis, seek solution

31-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hotel occupancy rates in central Bangkok have plunged. Conventions have been canceled. Business deals have been postponed. Tourist bookings for coming months are way down. [...]
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Thailand to proceed with election despite protests

Thailand to proceed with election despite protests

30-Jan-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government vowed Tuesday to push ahead with controversial elections this weekend, despite threats by opposition protesters to disrupt the polls in an attempt [...]
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