Thailand Morning News For December 11

Thailand Morning News For December 11

Thailand morning news4 Seconds to Death on Thailand’s Deadly Roads (HD video)
As Thailand heads into what is traditionally promoted as one of its two deadliest periods on its already deadly roads, a tragic video has emerged of a freak road death in Kamphaeng Saen District in Nakorn Pathom Province, central Thailand.
— AEC News Today

B520bn rail projects prepped for cabinet
The Transport Ministry has prepared rail projects worth more than 520 billion baht as it plans seeking cabinet approval for the work early next year.
— Bangkok Post

PM content with economic measures, November CCI
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has lauded the government’s economic policies after the Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) hit a 33-month high in November.
— News Today (video)

Team to monitor e-tailers for tax
The Revenue Department has set up an online business team to support e-commerce tax collection and ensure fairness in the tax system.
— Bangkok Post

WorkVenture secures $3.6m Series A from Thai investor
Bangkok-based job search portal WorkVenture has secured $3.6 million in a Series A financing round from a Thai strategic investor, marking the largest Series A round among Thai startups this year.
— DealStreetAsia

Govt opens financial information hotline for SMEs
The government has opened the financial information hotline 1357 for SMEs, set to update laws and come up with measures to promote smart enterprises.

Scepticism abounds about Prawit’s ‘borrowed’ watch
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Defence Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan will submit an explanatory letter to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) tomorrow regarding his controversial possession of a high-end watch and diamond ring, according to a source close to Prawit.
— The Nation

NLA passes Treasury Reserves Bill and Public Debt Management Bill in first readings
The Thai legislature on Friday passed the draft Treasury Reserves Act and the draft Public Debt Management Act by unanimous consent.
— News Today (video)

Investment advice for 2018
The Thai stock market is set to surpass its January 1994 intra-day all-time high of 1,789 points in 2018 after it surged 10.6% this year to date.
— Bangkok Post

Funeral held for Thai cadet at centre of army abuse scandal
A Thai army recruit whose death captured national attention after his organs were removed in mysterious circumstances showed signs of being physically assaulted, his family said on Sunday (Dec 10), citing the results of an autopsy ahead of the teenager’s funeral.
— Channel NewsAsia

PM declares Government’s intentions to suppression corruption
The Prime Minister declared the government’s intention to efficiently suppress all forms of corruption, while working with related units in achieving the goal.
— News Today (video)

Experience Thailand and More guidebook enhances ASEAN Connectivity with new destination combinations
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new “Experience Thailand and More” pocketbook, focusing on four key experiences that enhance its ASEAN Connectivity initiative with new destination combinations.
— TAT News

Risks grow for ageing population
FAMILIES and communities will have seriously limited resources to look after ageing parents and other relatives as Thailand becomes a full-fledged ageing society over the next four years, a state think-tank agency has warned.
— The Nation

Prayut to promote ‘Kalasin Model’ amid project controversy
THE prime minister will visit the northeastern province of Kalasin on a one-day trip tomorrow with his “Kalasin Model” in hand as he proposes a plan to fight rampant poverty in the province.
— The Nation


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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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