Thailand Morning News For April 10

Thailand Morning News For April 10

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Best Western to rise at Thailand’s biggest market
Best Western Hotels & Resortshas signed a brand new hotel that will be ideal for shoppers, business travelers and guests wanting to immerse themselves in authentic Thai culture.

PayPal reveals ambition for deeper footprint in Thailand
PAYPAL AIMS to be a “must choice” e-payment option in Thailand. The company recently set up a representative office and appointed its first country head for Thailand.
The Nation

Army asks netizens to not share a clip of abuses of conscripts
Netizens were asked by the army to not share a video clip featuring abuses against conscripts which has been circulating in the social media.
Thai PBS

Another ‘garbage island’ found off Bang Saphan coast
A floating garbage island has been found in the Gulf of Thailand off Bang Saphan district.
Bangkok Post

Thailand lacks understanding of CLMV
Thailand loves to discuss plans to help its neighbouring countries. “Prosper-Thy-Neighbour” has been the motto for decades for successive Thai governments. Since the end of the Vietnam war and the subsequent rapid economic development period of 1980s, Bangkok has dished out so many strategies and plans to bring about their developmental and improve their standard of living.
The Nation

Growth in jobless spurs government skills plan
Close to half a million people were unemployed last month, up 99,000 or 1.3% in the same period last year, which is spurring the government to offer skills training for jobless workers.
Bangkok Post 

Driver under meth influence crashes bus into truck
A bus, driven by a man under the influence of meth-amphetamine, rear-ended a truck in Angthong province on Sunday morning, injuring about 10 Myanmar passengers.
The Nation

Unlicensed IoT platform to get spectrum
The telecom regulator has tentatively identified spectrum in the 920-925 megahertz band for Internet of Things (IoT) access under the unlicensed platform.
Bangkok Post 

Malaysia ahead of Thailand in WEF’s travel and tourism competitiveness index
Malaysia is ranked higher than Thailand in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Star Online

Thailand trade expo from May 9
Thai Trade Exhibition Oman 2017 (TTXO 2017) is scheduled to begin on May 9 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), Muscat. The five-day event, ending May 13, is expected to attract some 100 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors.
Times of Oman 

Livelihoods for elderly now a top priority
WITH most elderly Thais having no or hardly any savings, Thailand has an acute need to keep people in work as long as possible.
The Nation

Thailand Discovering the Power of Woman Travellers
Thailand has long been a magnet for male travellers from the West, but now the kingdom’s tourism authorities are recognizing the power of woman travellers especially from Asia – among others from India, China and Japan.

April 11 D-Day on passenger vans
The Land Transport Department will on Tuesday start cracking down on passenger vans which do not observe the 13-seat regulation.
– Thai PBS 

Thailand seeks to lure UK pensioners in the wake of Brexit
Thailand has launched a campaign aimed at attracting pensioner-age Britons to move to the country after the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union, a British media outlet has reported.
The Straits Times

Small retailers to get govt aid
TRADITIONAL retail businesses will get help from the government to enable them to compete better with modern operators and stimulate the domestic economy.
The Nation 

Four arrested in fake education degrees scam
FOUR SUSPECTS have been arrested for allegedly issuing fake educational degrees to paying customers who will also face legal action.
The Nation

Government to promote traditional Songkran celebration
The government will hold a traditional Songkran celebration during April 13-17 and urge all sectors in the society to follow suit with emphasis on safety, proper clothing, and using water sparingly.
Thai PBS

Commerce opens first Thai fast food shop at PTT petrol station in Suphanburi
The Commerce Ministry yesterday opened the first low priced fast-food restaurant at the PTT petrol station in Suphanburi province to service travellers during the Songkran festival.
Thai PBS 

Eastern innovation districts planned to boost start-ups
THE NATIONAL Innovation Agency (NIA) and its partners are developing “innovation districts” in the Eastern region, expecting to generate 400 start-ups over the next three years and generate total economic value of Bt17.6 billion in five years.
The Nation

Thailand’s deadly rich kids
The Thai media has dubbed them the “deadly rich kids” – young people of privilege who, while driving in fancy cars, were involved in fatal accidents.
Asia One 


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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