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Thailand canvasses support for controversial charter ahead of August vote

Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
However, the referendum, and a subsequent election, will do little to ease foreign investors' concerns, said an executive of credit rating firm Moody's, since the constitution is unlikely to resolve the issues polarizing Thailand. "Political ...

Thailand 4.0: Will it move the country out of its 'lost decade'?

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
Deputy Commerce Minister Suwit Maesinsri is a young academic with an impressive vision for how Thailand can climb out of the dark hole using a concrete and comprehensive road map to turn the country's traditional economy into a "value-added economy" ...
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Coma judo star Stephanie Inglis on a flight to Thailand

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Scottish judo star who suffered head injuries in a motorbike accident in Vietnam is being flown to a hospital in Bangkok in Thailand. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Stephanie Inglis remains in a coma after the accident earlier this month. She ...
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Thailand most hospitable nation, survey shows

The Nation - ‎10 hours ago‎
As many say the chance to experience new cultures is the best thing about travelling on business, Thailand is considered the most hospitable nation.

Thailand 'aims to re-draw concessions'

Upstream Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Chevron and Thai state giant PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) could be drawn to the negotiation table by Thailand's government as the Bangkok administration looks for a better return for state coffers from existing concessions, according to a report.

Korean Investors Show Interest in Thailand's IT industry

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎17 hours ago‎
BANGKOK, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Potential Korean investors are showing strong interest in Thailand's IT industry in response to Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak's visit to South Korea in March.

Virgin Active to open 20 fitness clubs in Thailand

Bangkok Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
"The resounding success of our first four clubs in Thailand and Singapore has exceeded our own high expectations and we feel that the time is now right to accelerate our expansion plans for Southeast Asia," said Virgin Active founder Matthew Bucknall.
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UN welcomes Thailand's decision to criminalise torture, enforced disappearances

The Nation - ‎10 hours ago‎
The UN Human Rights Office for Southeast Asia (OHCHR) welcomes Thailand's decision to enact a law to criminalise torture and enforced disappearances, and to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced ...

Myanmar army chief visits Thailand

Mizzima News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Myanmar's armed forces commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing kicks off his three-day visit to Thailand today, where he will meet Privy Council president Gen PremTinsulanonda, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and military top brass.
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Did the EU Grant Thailand a Fishing Ban Extension?

The Diplomat - ‎May 24, 2016‎
On Monday, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said that the European Union (EU) had granted Thailand more time to end illegal fishing before reaching a decision on whether to ban fish exports from the Southeast Asian state (See: “EU ...

Thailand's auto production picks up

The Nation - ‎11 hours ago‎
Thailand manufactured 138,237 vehicles in April, an increase by 11.51 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Federation of Thai Industries' automotive industry club.

European crime suspects hiding in Thailand arrested

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
Thai immigration police chief Nathorn Phrosunthorn told a press conference yesterday that his agency was informed by Italian authorities that suspect Mauro Vincenzo Saguata had fled Italy and was hiding in Thailand. Subsequent probe located the man on ...
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Travel: After Koh Tachai, Thailand bans tourist activities in three other islands

Asia Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Wednesday, Thailand's marine officials have banned tourist activities at coral reefs near three other islands off Phuket's east coast to prevent further damage.
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Fire Kills at Least 17 Schoolgirls in Thailand Dormitory

TIME - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A fire in a school dormitory in northern Thailand on Sunday has killed at least 17 girls. Thirty-eight pupils, between the ages of 6 and 13, were staying at the Pithakkiart Witthaya school in Chiang Rai when the building caught fire during the night ...
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SEABA Cup: Gilas Cadets thrash Indonesia ahead of Thailand clash

Inquirer.net - ‎8 hours ago‎
Gilas Pilipinas churned out another stellar showing last night, pummeling Indonesia in a relaxing 83-52 win that served as a light workout prior to its toughest battle in the 5th SEABA Stankovic Cup 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Mike Tolomia breezed ...
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Elephant in Thailand Falls Asleep 'Every Time' Caretaker Sings Her a Lullaby

ABC News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Lullabies may have been created for children, but that hasn't stopped an elephant in Thailand from falling asleep when her caretaker sings one to her.
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Qatar Airways says to expand Thailand services in December

ArabianBusiness.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on December 6.

Saving Thailand's UN Security Council seat

The Nation - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Thailand's poor performance at its United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) has strengthened speculation that its pathway to a Security Council seat has been jeopardised.
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China, Thailand Kick Off Military Exercise Blue Strike 2016

The Diplomat - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Blue Strike 2016, a joint drill involving the Chinese and Thai marines, got underway Saturday at Sattahip naval base, the largest naval base in Thailand and the headquarters of the Royal Thai Marine Corps. The opening ceremony, supervised by Royal Thai ...

Thailand says no EU decision taken on fishing ban

EurActiv - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The EU has not made any decision about whether to ban fish exports from Thailand, the Thai foreign ministry said on Monday (23 May), clarifying comments made by its deputy prime minister that Bangkok had been given more time to end illegal fishing.
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