In Thailand English-language News for July 14, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:
0:42 | Thais continue to attend at the Grand Palace to mourn the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, while sandalwood flower making continues across the country.
03:12 | Preparation of the Royal urn for the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is progressing steadily with craftsmen at the Office of Traditional Arts (OTA), along with volunteers carving wood pieces to decorate it. Work on the urn has reached 60 per cent complete
04:14 | The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has opened two new channels for receiving complaints about corruption involving civil servants. The public can phone complaints to 1299 toll free, or post them to PO Box 444.
05:35 | The chairman of the committee on justice system reform, General Boonsang Niampradit, has pledged to listen to all opinions before starting the drafting of a law to overhaul Thailand’s police
07:00 | The Medical Council of Thailand (MCoT) has formed a subcommittee to revise the draft of the National Health Security Act. The revised law is expected to be submitted to the Minister of Public Health in three weeks.
08:01 | Thailand’s minister for foreign affairs will be attending a high-level political forum on sustainable development to be held at the United Nations in New York between July 17 and 20.
12:41 | Kasikorn Bank has increased its 2017 Thailand GDP forecast to 3.4 per cent due to expected growth during the third quarter in exports and agricultural sector revenue.
14: 25 The Wastewater Management Authority (WMA) is preparing to set up a wastewater monitoring centre.
15:37 | Heavy rains have increased the water flow in rivers and waterways prompting the Meteorological Department to issue a warning to those living in disaster prone areas.
17:04 | Sa school in Nan Province has received the Like Know Show Share Award presented by The Safe and Creative Media Development Fund (SCF) at TK Park, CentralWorld as the winner of a competition organised to promote the digital media literacy of Thai youth through short films.
18:23 | The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Radio Republik of Indonesia (RRI) to foster media services. Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, acting director-general of the PRD, and Soleman Yusuf, director of programme and production at RRI chaired the signing ceremony.
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