Archive for August 1st, 2020

More Covid cases among returnees

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:18 PM

The government on Friday reported six new cases of coronavirus disease infection among returnees from Egypt and the Netherlands, lifting the total to 3,310. Taweesilp [...] » More

2,000 hires for cyber unit

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:16 PM

The National Police Policy Board has approved 2,000 positions to run a newly-established cyber police unit to lead the fight against high technology crimes. Pol Lt Gen Piya [...] » More

Thai Airways confident in rehabilitation request as court hearing nears

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:15 PM

Thai Airways International Plc expects the Central Bankruptcy Court to allow for a rehabilitation process after a hearing next month on its restructuring proposals, its legal [...] » More

Special groups of foreigners can now enter

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:14 PM

Business operators can proceed to bring in their foreign visitors under the so-called Phase 6 of the easing of lockdown measures when they are ready, said the Centre for [...] » More

Hospitals look to get tough on violence

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:13 PM

Tougher security measures like those used at banks and gold shops are among ideas that have been proposed to prevent violent incidents in hospital emergency rooms after a [...] » More

Plans afoot for totally new charter

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:10 PM

The House committee studying constitutional amendments has opened up to the idea of a council being formed to draw up a new constitution, saying it is prepared to propose it [...] » More

Entry ban extension hits Thais

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | | 1:07 PM

The Japanese government has extended its entry ban on foreign nationals arriving from 146 countries, including Thailand. The Thai ambassador to Japan, Singtong Lapisatepun, [...] » More

Dentists reject police cocaine story in ‘Boss’ case

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:06 PM

Dentists do not use cocaine as an anaesthetic on patients, the president of the Dental Council said on Friday, pouring cold water on the excuse police used for not filing a [...] » More

Q2 contraction poised to hit 13pct

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 1:03 PM

Thailand’s second-quarter economic contraction could reach a record 13 percent year-on-year after business activity was halted by lockdown measures during the period, [...] » More

Thailand’s four post-Covid challenges identified by Surakiart

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:50 PM

Thailand will face four major challenges in the “new normal” following the Covid-19 crisis, according to former deputy prime minister Surakiart Sathirathai. The [...] » More

Hundreds shocked to find themselves out of a job

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:39 PM

More than 1,000 people at two companies have lost their jobs due to the ailing economy. In Nakhon Sawan, more than 800 workers received an unpleasant surprise when they [...] » More

Abhisit talks post-pandemic future

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:36 PM

Ex-prime minister showers praise on nation’s healthcare system in containing virus spread but remains adamant that charter rewrite is necessary to stem domestic [...] » More

IT, cybersecurity defy tight budgets

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 12:34 PM

Despite tight budgets due to the pandemic, investment in IT and cybersecurity systems continues to grow in Thailand, driven by accelerated digital transformations and changes [...] » More

Why HK’s firebrand localists have exploded onto the political scene and will they stay united with moderate opposition?

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:05 PM

A mass disqualification of prominent figures in Hong Kong’s opposition on Thursday was a stunning blow to the camp but now the threat of fragmentation could also lie [...] » More

Germany suspends HK extradition agreement after election delay and amid national security law furore

01-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 12:03 PM

Germany has suspended its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, Foreign minister Heiko Maas said, following other Western countries in a move that reflected widespread [...] » More