Archive for March 20th, 2019

ICC prosecutor: examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

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

The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would continue, despite [...] » More

Chedeng to threaten flash flooding in the southern Philippines into Tuesday

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Accuweather | 6:00 AM

Tropical depression Chedeng organised across the Philippine Sea and will threaten the southern Philippines with flash flooding and gusty winds into Tuesday. The system was [...] » More

Cliffhanger election looms as record number of Thais turn out for early voting

Cliffhanger election looms as record number of Thais turn out for early voting

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

More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early votingalmost 90 percent of those registeredfor Thailand’s hotly anticipated national election, as the junta’s [...] » More

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

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

A Thai tycoon accused of killing a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other poaching-related charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a [...] » More

Airports of Thailand postpones duty free auction to address monopoly concerns

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

Airports of Thailand PCL (AOT) will postpone the auction for its biggest duty-free concession by as much as two weeks to address public concern about the process’ [...] » More

Thailand’s oldest party may be king-maker after vote to determine military role

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

Thailand’s oldest political party is heading into an election on Sunday with leader Abhisit Vejjajiva facing tough choices in the first polls since the military seized [...] » More

Deaths, jail and cyber spies: The dangers of dissent in Thailand

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

Dead dissidents dumped in a river, activists knotted up by the courts, and Big Brother-style internet lawscritics of Thailand’s junta fear this week’s election is [...] » More

Thailand’s neglected northeast hopes for election ‘miracle’

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

In the ‘red shirt’ heartland, voters say odds may be against democratic forces but they won’t give up without a fight. As a deepening red sun slips from the [...] » More

Thailand to continue crackdown on human trafficking

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

Thailand is continuing to crack down on human trafficking rings nationwide, deputy prime minister Prawit Wongsuwan was quoted as saying on Monday. Prawit, who concurrently [...] » More

Thailand needs child protection expertise at community level

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Violence against children is widespread in Thai society. Figures from the Public health ministry reveal that nearly 9,000 children were treated in hospitals due to abuse in [...] » More

Thailand delays application to join trans-Pacific FTA

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Mainichi | 6:00 AM

Thailand will delay its application to join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement until after next Sunday’s election, a Commerce Ministry official said Monday. Auramon [...] » More

What Thai generals can learn from Indonesia’s military: Jakarta Post columnist

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

On March 24, Thai voters will go to the polls to elect their MPs, who will then elect a prime minister. On April 17, Indonesians will also exercise their constitutional right [...] » More

Indonesia flash flood death toll rises

Indonesia flash flood death toll rises

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

At least 77 people are now known to have died in flash floods and mudslides in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, the disaster agency says. Two more people died in an [...] » More

Indonesian terror group leader Abu Umar jailed for 10 years over extremist teachings

20-Mar-2019 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

The chief agitator behind last year’s child suicide bombings in Indonesia’s second-biggest city, Surabaya, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Abu Umar, [...] » More

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

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

At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia’s Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers [...] » More