Archive for December 29th, 2016

Thailand introduces unique Thai local experiences in Hua Hin and Phetchaburi

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Travel Daily News | 6:00 AM

As part of the strategy to offer unique Thai local experiences and to introduce visitors to the ‘Sufficiency Economy’ philosophy of the late King Bhumibol [...]
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Microsoft help to educate students in Thailand to fight human trafficking

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mspoweruser | 6:00 AM

Microsoft is taking part in a project in Thailand to help fight human trafficking in the region. Chaired by Phuket vice Governor Teera Anantaseriwidhya, at Prince of Songkla [...]
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Police delay raid on Thailand’s largest temple after stand-off with monks

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

Thai authorities have delayed a planned raid on Thailand’s largest Buddhist temple to arrest its charismatic 72-year-old leader Phra Dhammachayo until after New Year [...]
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Man impaled on spike after two-storey fall in Thailand

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

A Thai man was trying to hang his towel after a shower when he slipped and fell two storeys from his balcony onto a metal spike below which impaled his groin. The spike [...]
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Thailand Charges Suspected Hacker, Hunts for More

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:00 AM

Officers are hunting for more suspected hackers who breached some 30 government websites as a show of dissent against Thailand’s newly amended Computer Crime Act, [...]
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Facebook Safety Check Feature Triggered By Fake News Citing Thailand Explosion

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

Facebook’s algorithm mistakenly activated its Safety Check feature after a series of fake news reports said there was an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, the [...]
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Facebook’s Safety Check in Bangkok misled users with news from 2015

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Verge | 6:00 AM

Facebook got fooled by its own algorithm. Today, the social network activated its Safety Check feature but falsely suggested that there was an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand. [...]
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Thai Police Call off Raid on Scandal-hit Buddhist Temple

Thai Police Call off Raid on Scandal-hit Buddhist Temple

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Thai police on Tuesday called off a raid to arrest a prominent Buddhist monk wanted for suspected money laundering after devotees barricaded entrances to his sprawling temple [...]
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SET rises 4.24 to 1,521.32 at midday

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

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 4.24 points or 0.28 percent to close at 1,521.32 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was [...]
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Minor quakes hit northern Thailand

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

Minor quakes have jolted the northern part of the country, especially Chiang Mai, but they are ordinary occurrences and not dangerous, Adisorn Foongkachorn, director of the [...]
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Thailand Expanding Relations with China Amid Pivot to Other Nations

Thailand Expanding Relations with China Amid Pivot to Other Nations

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s bilateral relationship with China is advancing, evident by growing economic ties and military cooperation. Analysts, however, say Bangkok wants to set a more [...]
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Facebook safety check helped spread false reports of Thailand explosion

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

Company claimed one-man protest involving ‘giant firecrackers’ led to activation, but it also promoted a link to a false report of a major ‘explosion’ [...]
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Thailand memo to Kingsgate: don’t bother suing us over Chatree

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Watoday | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s prime minister has warned Australian miner Kingsgate it would be a waste of time suing his military government over his order to shutdown the company’s [...]
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Indonesia Rises After 9 Sessions of Falls

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian shares rose 1 percent on Tuesday after nine days of falls, while Philippine stocks were headed for their first session of gain in three. Other Southeast Asian [...]
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Indonesia takes delivery of 122 mm rocket systems from China

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Janes | 6:00 AM

The Indonesian Marines Corps (Korps Marinir, or KORMAR) has taken delivery of four units of the Type 90B 122 mm (40-round) multiple rocket system (MRS) from China North [...]
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