Archive for September 17th, 2021

New Din Daeng flat protest woes

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Tenants of the Din Daeng flats have filed a police complaint against protesters for allegedly assaulting them. A group of tenants lodged the complaint with Din Daeng police [...] » More

Wheels up: Bangkok protesters skate for democracy

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Kickflipping Thai skateboarders are flipping the bird at authorities, joining pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok to vent their anger over a lack of respect and dedicated public [...] » More

Lawmakers debate long-awaited legislation on torture, abductions

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Thailand’s parliament on Wednesday started debating draft legislation outlawing torture and enforced disappearance, following years of delay and civil society outrage [...] » More

Surging demand to propel Inter Pharma to sales goal

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

SET-listed pharmaceutical and food supplement company Inter Pharma Plc expects to achieve its sales target of 2.5 billion baht in 2024, one year early thanks to the pandemic, [...] » More

Govt devises jab plan for students

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

The Education Ministry has laid out a timeline for vaccinating students amid reluctance by some parents and students to join the nationwide inoculation campaign. Senior [...] » More

Curbs for reporters after Covid found

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Fewer reporters will be allowed into parliament after two colleagues contracted Covid-19 and those allowed inside will have access to antigen tests. A major clean-up [...] » More

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s gateway to the north, struggles in absence of international tourists

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | CNN | 5:02 AM

Prior to the pandemic, Chiang Mai received around four million international visitors a year, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) figures. But the economic [...] » More

Bangkok’s reopening to be postponed

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Bangkok’s reopening for inoculated tourists will be delayed by two weeks as most of the city’s residents are still waiting for their second jabs, while the [...] » More

Pattaya reopening likely to snub nightlife, favour other attractions

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 5:02 AM

While Pattaya and indeed the rest of Thailand are struggling to figure out when and how they will really be able to reopen for international tourism, it looks likely that [...] » More

Sandboxed tourists have spent 524,000 nights at Phuket hotels

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Hotels in Phuket have benefitted from more than 524,000 paid room nights since the island province’s sandboxed reopening 11 weeks ago, with the largest group of [...] » More

Thailand delays plans to reopen Bangkok to tourists

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | TheNationalNews | 5:02 AM

Travellers hoping to fly to Thailand next month will have to wait a bit longer to visit Bangkok, after authorities announced plans to delay the proposed reopening of the Thai [...] » More

Prawit, Thamanat keep high posts in ruling party

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Thamanat Prompow the former deputy agriculture minister sacked from his cabinet seat last Thursday will remain the secretary-general of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party [...] » More

Supachai pushes green economy for the region

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

Asia-Pacific is being advised to beef up green economy development and adopt a sufficiency economy to help recover the regional economy once the pandemic eases. Speaking at [...] » More

Five villages covered under Balikpapan house gas pipeline project

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM

The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry and Balikpapan authority, under a public-private partnership scheme, have continued the cooking gas pipeline project for [...] » More

Indonesia quells COVID, but is a new wave on the way?

17-Sep-2021 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 5:02 AM

Official data in Indonesia shows a Delta-driven second wave of COVID-19 that saw the Southeast Asian nation become the global epicentre of the pandemic in July and August has [...] » More