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Thailand’s youth demand change ahead of elections

Thailand’s youth demand change ahead of elections

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Choltanutkun Tun-Atiruj wasn’t old enough to vote in the last official elections held in Thailand in 2011. Like many of the 7 million other first time voters, she came [...]
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Voters in Thailand Head to Polls for First Time Since Coup

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

About 51 million people will head to the polls in Thailand’s general election on Sunday after nearly five years under a military government that’s trying to keep [...]
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In Thailand’s restive deep south, election stirs rare enthusiasm

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Pateemoh Poh-itaeda-oh, 39, has lost four family members to violence in Thailand’s deep south, where a Muslim separatist movement has fought against rule from Bangkok [...]
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‘Thailand’s Banksy’ lampoons military government ahead of elections

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

As Thailand prepares for Sunday’s elections, not everyone in the country is optimistic about the supposed return of democracy after five years of military rule. Street [...]
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Thai princess who stood for PM attends Shinawatra HK wedding

Thai princess who stood for PM attends Shinawatra HK wedding

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The princess whose shock candidacy in Thailand’s general election sent jitters through the country attended a glitzy wedding for ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s [...]
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Parties hold final rallies as Thailand prepares to vote

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Before Sunday’s elections, enthusiastic supporters cheer Future Forward party leader as campaigning draws to a close. In January last year, in the quiet library of his [...]
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Rival rallies grip Bangkok as election crunch time looms

Rival rallies grip Bangkok as election crunch time looms

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Parties for and against Thailand’s junta rallied across Bangkok Friday, as election fever grips the country ahead of the first poll in eight years. The boisterous final [...]
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Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

25-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra won’t know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy [...]
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Timeline: Thailand’s turbulent politics over two decades

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand has seen two coups, duelling street demonstrations and political instability over most of the past two decades, much of it centred around the divisive figure of [...]
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Kamnan Style: Thai ‘godfathers’ resurgent as junta scrambles for seats

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Itthipol Khunpleum grabs the mic, bounds onto the stage and flashes a winning smile as he works the crowd gathered for a final rally: “Chonburi… show me your [...]
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Thailand cancels visas for Ukrainians from April 14

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Unian | 6:00 AM

The visa-free regime is applicable to visits for up to 30 days. Thailand has cancelled visas for Ukrainians who plan short-term travel from April 14. “From April 14, [...]
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Numbers game: How Thailand’s election system favours pro-army parties

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday (March 24) under a new system that critics say the military government has devised to prevent the most popular political party, which has [...]
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Thailand’s Siam bank in exclusive talks with FWD for insurance unit sale

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCB) said on Friday it had entered into exclusive talks with Hong Kong-based insurer FWD Group for the sale of its life insurance [...]
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New Thai election rules make it hard to trump junta’s pick

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand heads to the polls Sunday to vote in the country’s first general election since the military toppled an elected government in a coup nearly five years ago. [...]
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18 trafficked Burma citizens repatriated to homeland from Thailand

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Eighteen Myanmar citizens, who were trafficked to Thailand, have been brought back homeland through Myanmar’s border town of Myawaddy in southeastern Kayin state, [...]
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