In Thailand English-language News for December 1, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:
00:41 | King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has presided over a religious ceremony at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to install a Buddha image made in honor of Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign.
02:16 | All 18 newly-appointed ministers of the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration have pledged their oath of allegiance to King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun as part of a swearing-in ceremony during a royal audience at the Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall.
03:36 | Newsline looks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) plans to mark World Soil Day on December 5 at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York.
06:39 | The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed the draft law on the election of the Members of Parliament and the draft law on the election of the Senate in their first reading.
08:21 | Dr Surin Pitsuwan, a former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and a former Thai minister of foreign affairs, died yesterday, November 30, as a result of a heart attack. He was 68-years-old.
11:21 | Newsline talks with Stanley Kang, chairman of the about the private sectors’ view on the 2017 Thai economy, as well as what the country should focus on to further develop the economy.
According to Mr Kang Thailand should focus on big data and artificial intelligence as these are two key areas for development of the country’s economy which will mirror changes in the global business environment.
20:34 | Parts of Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Pattani, and Narathiwat provinces remain severely affected by flooding, with provincial governors distributing drinking water, food, and supplies to affected people.
21:55 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has met with Adama Dosso, Ambassador to Thailand for Cote d’Ivoire, to discuss trade and investment opportunity between the two countries.
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