Archive for May 10th, 2019

US, Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a US guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a [...]
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Thailand’s Richest 2019: Half Of Nation’s Wealthiest See Fortunes Decline This Year

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

After enjoying a surge in their wealth a year ago, Thailand’s richest hit a speed bump in 2019. Uncertainty ahead of the country’s March elections and a slow [...]
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Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

10-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s Election Commission on Wednesday announced the final results of the March 24 general election the first since a military coup in 2014 that gave no party an [...]
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Thailand Economy: Looking To Japan And China To Boost Prosperity

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Thailand in late March held its first elections since 2014. Whatever its shortcomings, the vote ensured that elected representatives in parliament have some measure of [...]
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Thailand’s Richest 2019: Major Moves For Minor Hotels’ Billionaire Chief

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of Thailand’s Richest 2019. See the full coverage here. Even measured against its steady expansion in recent years, Minor [...]
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Pro-military government likely in Thailand despite democratic front’s election dominance

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Long-delayed results of Thailand’s first election since a 2014 military coup show the opposition “democratic front” alliance won the most seats but rules [...]
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After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta [...]
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Thailand’s Top 50 Richest On Forbes List Hit Speed Bump

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

After enjoying a surge in their wealth a year ago, Thailand’s richest hit a speed bump in 2019 as half of the top 50 saw their fortunes decline, including each of the [...]
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Thailand’s Richest 2019: Bangkok Airways Billionaire Grounded By Regulators

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Former surgeon Prasert Prasarttong-Osoth, 86, saw his fortune rise 1.5 percent to $3.4 billion despite being obliged by regulators to step down from the helm of the regional [...]
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Thailand’s opposition wins most seats, but won’t get to choose country’s leader

10-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s main opposition party has won more seats than anyone else in the country’s parliamentin the first election since a military coup five years agobut it [...]
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Thailand’s Richest 2019: Renewables Juice Up Profits For Energy Absolute

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Former securities trader Somphote Ahunai, who made his first billion from solar and wind power, is now betting on electric vehicles and the batteries to power them. Shares in [...]
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Indonesia president aims for slimmer government in second term

Indonesia president aims for slimmer government in second term

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged on Thursday to slim the government during his second term and cut red tape hampering investment to achieve an ambitious growth target [...]
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SRC trial: AmBank punished for not flagging dodgy transactions in Najib’s accounts

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

AmBank was previously penalised by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) over its failure to report suspicious transactions in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s accounts from the time [...]
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Sarawak banks on durian, pineapples, bananas, coconuts as new cash crops

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The state Ministry Of Agriculture, Native Land And Regional Development is focusing on durian, pineapple, banana and coconut as the chosen fruit crops to help meet [...]
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Najib will challenge civil forfeiture suits, says lawyer

10-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Datuk Seri Najib Razak will challenge the two civil forfeiture suits filed by Putrajaya and the police against him and several others, said his lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee [...]
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