Archive for December 8th, 2016

New US ambassador confident of stable ties with Philippines

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Pulse | 6:00 AM

Philippines president Duterte has criticised the US in various statements and vowed to separate from America. The new US ambassador to the Philippines on Tuesday expressed [...]
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Leni embarks on own projects

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

After quitting her housing portfolio, vice President Leni Robredo flew to Mindanao yesterday to check on the progress of her own anti-poverty projects in three provinces. [...]
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Trump ‘encourages’ Duterte’s deadly drug war in the Philippines – and we should be worried

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Rawstory | 6:00 AM

“In some ways, Duterte is like an Asian version of Donald Trump,” wrote Niko Vorobjov back in May, in a piece for The Influence about the international rise of [...]
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Six shot dead in day of Thai deep south violence

Six shot dead in day of Thai deep south violence

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s southern provinces have witnessed a 12-year Malay-Muslim insurgency Six people were gunned down over 24 hours by suspected militants in a string of separate [...]
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El Al loses monopoly on Thailand flights

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Globes | 6:00 AM

A new open skies agreement between Israel and Thailand allows each country up to 28 weekly regular flights. The air route to Thailand is being opened to competition under an [...]
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Thailand Announces Startup Stock Exchange: What Can We Expect?

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Thailand is a lively and thriving country to start a small business. However, in my assessment of startups from Bangkok and Bangkok’s startup ecosystem, there needs to [...]
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Honda recalls more cars in Thailand over Takata air bags

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Honda Automobile (Thailand) on Tuesday said it was recalling another 165,128 vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2011 to replace front passenger air bag inflators made by [...]
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Thailand in 2016: The end of the Bhumibol era

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Japan Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand in 2016 is forever bookmarked as the year in which the country lost its guiding light. King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13, having been on the throne [...]
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Thailand to probe profile of new king for lese-majeste

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta announced Tuesday that police have been ordered to investigate whether a profile of the country’s new king published last week violates harsh [...]
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Thailand: In the Footsteps of the King

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn assumed Thailand’s throne on December 1, more than a month after the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol [...]
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Thailand’s new king appoints his privy council

Thailand’s new king appoints his privy council

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

In one of his first official acts, King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has retired eight members of his father King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 16-member privy [...]
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Still flooding to Thailand

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Timeslive | 6:00 AM

That’s what South African holiday-makers seem to be doing, despite the death of 14 people in severe storms that have battered the popular tourist destination since the [...]
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Thailand: ‘No Exceptions’ on Lese Majeste for News Outlets

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government will not back down from prosecuting news outlets that publish “illegal” content, the defense minister said Wednesday, after the [...]
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Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king

Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Police visit BBC’s Bangkok office, taking staff’s Yakult milk drink, after profile detailing King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s personal life is blocked online [...]
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Generals dominate new Thai king’s Privy Council

08-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn appointed top army brass to his powerful advisory body on Tuesday, including three generals linked to the ruling junta. The move [...]
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