In Thailand English-language News for August 25, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:
00:32 | Thais from across the country continue to visit the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
01:57 | Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to solve political conflicts, corruption, and economic malaise through the national reform strategies, and urged all sectors to cooperate towards moving the country forwards.
03:03 | The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has unanimously voted to pass the new Sports Authority of Thailand Act, which includes amendments relating to the structure and funding of the Sports Authority of Thailand Committee (SATC).
04:10 | Thailand’s religious leaders convened to discuss interfaith harmony in a meeting hosted by the Department of Religious Affairs (DRA) by order of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). Six measures will be implemented to prevent the distortion of religious teachings and promoting interfaith unity.
05:38 | Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General, Police General Chakthip Chaijinda, said that appointment of new police generals has been deferred to August 30.
06:41 | Prime Minister, General Prayut-Chan-ocha, military officials and cabinet members attended the 97th birthday celebration of Privy Council President, General Prem Tinsulanonda.
10:51 | Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) chairman, General Wiwat Suchart, said that Bangkok Expressway and Metro’s (BEM) will increase the toll fee by Bt5 (about US$0.15) on Chaloem Maha Nakhon and Si Rat expressways in September 2018. This is BEM’s final price hike as its concessions is due to expire in 2018.
12:22 | Director-General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Chatchai Phromlert calls for fairness and transparency in the procurement of two helicopters for emergency rescue missions, whilst calling on helicopters producers or sales representatives to submit their bids for the tender. Proposals can be submitted until September 25.
13:43 | Administrative and security officials conduct on routine inspections of fishing boats in Pranburi district in Prachaub Khiri Khan, as a part of its efforts to prevent human trafficking and illegal fishing.
14:45 | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) hosted the 2017 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Southeast Asia Regional Forum, which focuses on the opportunities and challenges posed by Southeast Asia’s digital transformation.
18:05 | Newsline takes a closer look at Lopburi Province’s Khao Phra Ngam subdistrict’s community health service project, which has been recognised by the United Nations (UN) as a model for community homewards.
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