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Thai political crisis threatens budget, rice scheme, public works

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s inability to form a new government has left the country facing a slow-burn budget crisis, with a costly rice-buying scheme close to collapse and public [...]
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Thai protesters seek to win over disgruntled rice farmers

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Anti-government protesters in Thailand plan to collect money for farmers as they march in Bangkok on Friday, seeking to capitalise on discontent in rural areas at the [...]
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Sustainable hotel in Thailand

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Eturbonews | 6:00 AM

Located in one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, the luxury spa resort Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket impresses with maintaining a high [...]
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Thai farmers protest in new challenge to PM

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of Thai rice farmers mounted a protest in Bangkok on Thursday in the latest show of public anger agains prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s embattled [...]
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Thailand’s Nok Air to order Boeing 737 MAX jets: sources

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

Thailand’s Nok Airlines is close to placing an order for Boeing 737 jets (BA.N), several people familiar with the matter said, sidestepping domestic political turmoil [...]
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Thailand looks to arrest Buddhist monk for insurrection

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Religionnews | 6:00 AM

(RNS) Authorities in Thailand are preparing to arrest and possibly defrock a senior Buddhist monk on charges of insurrection and breach of Buddhist discipline for leading [...]
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Thailand: One of world’s finest destinations

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Arabnews | 6:00 AM

My initial impression of Bangkok was disappointing. Just outside the airport there ran a river of incredible muddiness all the way through the city to the Hyatt Regency [...]
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Controversial Rice Scheme Risks Thai Ruling Party’s Popularity

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Voanews | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s unfinished election means the current caretaker government cannot create any new debt, leaving rice farmers owed billions of dollars as part of a [...]
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Clear reforms will help strengthen Thailand democracy

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Timesunion | 6:00 AM

These are dark days in Thailand, where an election was disrupted by protesters whose demands for a suspension of democracy could lead to greater chaos. The country’s [...]
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Thailand protests: Meet the ‘Red Shirts’, the pro-government Shinawatra supporters of the north

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

The market in San Kamphaeng is home to a sinus-opening collection of aromas – fermented fish and fresh meat, resplendent limes and gleaming chillies, combining to [...]
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Tourism Authority of Thailand to hold roadshows in Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Indiatimes | 6:00 AM

The Tourism Authority of Thailand will hold roadshows in Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad on February 10, 12, and 14 respectively to attract Indian tourists and luxury [...]
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Thailand’s flagship rice buying policy turns sour

Thailand’s flagship rice buying policy turns sour

08-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An ambitious rice buying programme that Thailand’s ruling party hoped would aid millions of its poor rural supporters may instead help bring down the increasingly [...]
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Thai government defends chaos-mired rice policy

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s embattled government on Wednesday defended a much-criticised rice subsidy scheme after a Chinese firm cancelled a one million tonne order for stockpiled [...]
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Democracy thwarted in Thailand

Democracy thwarted in Thailand

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Theglobeandmail | 6:00 AM

Democracies have to accommodate some degree of populist politics. In Thailand, much of the upper and middle-class establishment cannot accept this truism. As a result, the [...]
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Tourists avoid Bangkok, flock to Thai beaches, mountains

07-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s anti-government protests, now in their third month, have taken a heavy toll on tourism in the bustling capital Bangkok, but sparked an upturn in arrivals at [...]
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