Thailand Morning News For April 6

Thailand Morning News For April 6
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China, Thailand agree to nuclear energy cooperation
China and Thailand have a signed an agreement to cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed in Beijing on 29 March by Nur Bekri, director of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), and Thai energy minister Anantaporn Kanchanarat.
World Nuclear News 

Emerging Market Bid Is So Hot Thailand Faces U.S. Watchlist Risk
Thailand is no stranger when it comes to hot money. This time around, officials have a new dynamic to worry about when it comes to cooling inflows from abroad: Donald Trump.
Bloomberg 

Thai sues Jack Ma, Alibaba unit for alleged IP breaches
ELIDE FIRE Ball Pro Company, manufacturer of a fire-extinguishing ball patented by a Thai inventor, is suing Hangzhou Alibaba Advertising Co and Jack Ma, the man behind online shopping websites Alibaba and AliExpress, for allegedly promoting the sale of counterfeit goods.
The Nation 

Prayut reassures investors on EEC
PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday assured investors that his government was firmly committed to developing the Eastern Economic Corridor on a long-term and sustainable basis and would warmly welcome participation by the private sector.
The Nation 

Thailand to buy more VT-4 MBTs from NORINCO
The Thai government has approved the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) procurement of an additional 10 VT-4 main battle tanks (MBTs) from China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO), it was announced on 4 April.
IHS 

Carimin, Thailand’s Emas Energy team up
Carimin Petroleum Bhd has inked a collaboration agreement with Emas Energy Services (Thailand) Ltd to pursue tender bids involving decommissioning, well plug and abandonment services in Malaysia and other countries.
The Sun Daily 

Thailand buys more Chinese tanks
Thailand has stepped up its growing arms trade with China by ordering more Chinese-made Main Battle Tank 3000s (VT-4).
Asia Times 

Thailand to get submarines within six years, if Cabinet gives nod
Thailand is poised to get its first submarines in six years after a wait of more than seven decades, to guard its vulnerable security and economic interests, the Navy said on Wednesday.
The Nation 

Over 35 million Thais to make travel trips during Songkran
The Ministry of Transport estimates that more than 35.6 million Thai people will be making more than 521,996 travel trips nationwide during the upcoming Songkran festival.
Thai PBS 

Drug reform group to launch report in Bangkok
The Global Commission on Drug Policy has chosen Thailand as the venue to unveil its annual report on drugs thanks to the late King’s commitment to solving narcotics problems and the current government’s shift in drug policy.
Bangkok Post 

Q1 earnings of SET firms expected to be near last year’s
THE BANKING and energy sectors are expected to boost total listed companies’ earnings for the first quarter of this year to be close to what they were a year earlier, according to a brokerage house.
The Nation 

Major Airport Expect 5.36M Arrivals for Songkran Festival 
More than 5 million passengers are expected to arrive at Thailand’s six main airports during the Songkran festival this year. Airports of Thailand president Nitina Sirisamatthakarn said AOT expected more than 5.36 million arrivals during the water-splash festival, Thai National News Bureau reported on Tuesday.
The Nation 

Indian tourist visa fees increase sharply
Indian tourist visa fees have risen for applicants who apply via the normal process, while the fees remain unchanged for e-visa applications, the Indian embassy says.
Bangkok Post 

Industry throws support behind family-friendly Pattaya
With the Thai government intent on highlighting Pattaya as a family-friendly destination, more in the private sector are aligning their efforts and availing products suited to the preferences of tourists young and old.
TTG 

Singapore-registered cargo ship crashes into riverside houses in Thailand, no casualty reported
A Singapore-registered cargo ship lost control and crashed into four riverside houses in Samut Prakan on Wednesday (April 5), police said.
The Straits Times 

Weather warning issued for Phuket, other Southern provinces
The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has today (Apr 5) issued a weather warning forecasting ‘heavy to very heavy’ rain in Phuket and the rest of the South of Thailand from today through to Friday (Apr 7).
The Phuket News 

Industry throws support behind family-friendly Pattaya
With the Thai government intent on highlighting Pattaya as a family-friendly destination, more in the private sector are aligning their efforts and availing products suited to the preferences of tourists young and old.
TTG 

Singapore-registered cargo ship crashes into riverside houses in Thailand, no casualty reported
A Singapore-registered cargo ship lost control and crashed into four riverside houses in Samut Prakan on Wednesday (April 5), police said.
The Straits Times 

Thai-owned mine in Myanmar investigated for human rights violations
The residents of Myaung Pyo village has been adversely affected by operations of the Heinda tin mine in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region.
Channel NewsAsia 

Weather warning issued for Phuket, other Southern provinces
The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has today (Apr 5) issued a weather warning forecasting ‘heavy to very heavy’ rain in Phuket and the rest of the South of Thailand from today through to Friday (Apr 7).
The Phuket News 

 

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John Le Fevre

Managing Editor at AEC News Today
John is an Australian national with more than 35 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer and copy editor.He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia.He has covered major world events including the 1991 pillage riots 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.
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