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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thai Central Bank Labels Top Firms ‘Risky,’ Panic Ensues

BANGKOK — A declaration from the central bank describing five of the nation’s largest financial institutions as “risky” should not cause alarm, according to an investment banker and the leader of the ruling junta, who weighed in Tuesday to tell everyone to calm down.

13 Airlines Blocked From Flying Abroad Await Judgment

BANGKOK — Thirteen Thai airlines ordered to halt international flights for failing to meet international regulations will be reevaluated at the end of the...

Critics Say Prayuth Should Compensate Aussie Mine He Shut Down

BANGKOK — An Australian mining company on Monday denied it has settled with the military government a year after the junta leader used his...

4-Year Professional Visas Get Green Light

BANGKOK — A plan to offer four-year visas to highly skilled professionals and investors was endorsed Friday by the Cabinet. Those who obtain the so-called...

Expert Says New Regulations Coerce Online Platforms to Self-Censor

BANGKOK — The final regulations written to facilitate the removal of online content under the new Computer Crime Act illustrate the government’s bid to...

Govt Backtracks From Threatening Facebook, Again

BANGKOK — Telecommunications regulators said Wednesday they decided to drop an ultimatum given to top foreign online platforms after finding flaws in their own...

Gov’t Committee Weighs Asking Facebook to Link Thai IDs

BANGKOK — Members of the junta-appointed reform committee said Tuesday that social media users need stricter identity verification methods to deter them from using it inappropriately.

Oil Extraction on Protected Land Resumes Under Junta’s Shield

BANGKOK — Oil companies resumed operations Monday after the junta chief used his self-granted absolute power to overturn a court order and give them...

Junta Pilloried for Handling of Rail Project at Forum

BANGKOK — After the junta chief exempted the 179 billion baht, high-speed railway project from 10 laws and orders last week, questions have flown...

Shades of California Wow as True Fitness Takes a Bow

BANGKOK — Dozens of gym members showed up ready to work out Thursday at the sole remaining True Fitness fitness center only to find...

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