In Thailand English-language News for October 2, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
00:46 | Replicas of the Royal Crematorium being constructed in Provinces across the nation are 80 per cent complete and are expected to be finished no later than October 15. Meanwhile some 4,999 marigolds have been planted around Su-ngai Padi District Office in the Southern Province of Narathiwat, in memory of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
02:09 | Thais across the country yesterday partook in ceremonies held to mark the death on October 1, 1868 of King Maha Mongkut (Rama IV), who was known as the father of Science in Thailand.
03:06 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has arrived in Washington DC where he has met with a group of Thai business entrepreneurs ahead of his “four-eyed meeting” with US President Donald Trump.
04:19 | National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Deputy Chairman, Peerasak Porchit, has led 37 legislators to Sisaket Province where they met representatives of six industry sector groups and the public in an attempt to find solutions to problems affecting them.
05:10 | Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) chairperson, Meechai Ruchuphan, has stated that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra must personally lodge any appeal she might wish to lodge against the five year jail sentence she received for malfaesence in the ‘rice pledging scheme’ case, as the law stipulates it can not be filed on her behalf.
07:23 | Thailand Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has led a team to inspect an under-construction bridge which partially collapsed in Chai Nat Province injuring four workers, and ordered the inspection of 17 other under construction river bridges.
08:22 | The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MAC) has pledged to further strengthen the country’s farming sector by empowering farmer’s through local farmer networks, with a focus on human development, operations management, education, and good governance.
Moreover, the ministry asked local cooperatives to support learning centers to help farmers lower their production costs, generate higher income, achieve productivity, and adopt chemical free practices.
09:29 | Newsline discusses a new programme to provide free HIV testing for 500 men who have sex with men (MSM) with Wadchara Pumpradit, medical director for Bangkok Health Hub.
19:04 | The office of Commercial Affairs and other relevant agencies in Uthai Thani Province have begun dispatching ‘trouble solving teams’ to observe the operation of electronic data capture (EDC) units by Pracharat (Blue Flag) discount shops following the issuance of government e-wealfare cards for low income earners.
21:07 | The Land Transport Department (LTD) and the Royal Thai Police (RTP) have started to enforce motor vehicle registration requirements with drivers who fail to get their vehicle correctly registered within 60-days of purchase being subjected to a fine of Bt1,000 (about US$30). After January 1, 2018 vehicles that are not registered within 30-days after purchase will face a maximum fine of Bt10,000 ($300).
22:21 | The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has celebrated Asean Day for Disaster Management with the release of a book titled The Science and Art of the King for Sustainable Reduction of Disaster Risk that features the ideas and projects of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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