King presides over royal cremation
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on Thursday (Oct 26) presided over the royal cremation ceremony for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang attended by members of royal families from 16 countries and guests of distinction from various countries as well as tens of thousand of Thai people at the ceremonial ground.
— Thai PBS
Bangladesh to import 150,000 tons parboiled rice from Thailand
The government has decided to import 150,000 tons of parboiled rice from Thailand, and procure another 100,000 tons from local traders at a total cost of Tk1017.14cr to boost domestic food grain reserves.
— Dhaka Tribune
Economic Watch: Brisk tourism, trade cement China-Thailand ties
For those living in the drier parts of inland China, spending more than 10 hours on flights for a subtropical seaside vacation in Thailand is becoming a thing of the past.
Flooded provinces shield Bangkok from calamity at sensitive time
Water levels remained critical in three flooded regions Wednesday as the prime minister thanked flooded provinces in the central region for their sacrifice.
KrisEnergy starts well campaign offshore Thailand
The PV Drilling I jackup drilling rig has spudded the East Mayura-1 exploration well in the G10/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand for operator KrisEnergy Ltd.
Sea of black in Bangkok as thousands flock to late king’s funeral
Thailand bade a final goodbye to its beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday in a ceremony steeped in ancient rituals, processions and Buddhist rites that drew hundreds of thousands of mourners.
Late King’s ‘sufficiency economy’ concept takes on new life with CPD
THE COOPERATIVE Promotion Department (CPD) has adopted the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s philosophy of “sufficiency economy” as a guideline to strengthen cooperatives and farmers nationwide.
— The Nation
Smartphone demand continues unabated
Despite Thailand’s high smartphone penetration rate, the country’s handset market continues to grow thanks to replacement demand, says global market research firm Canalys.
— Bangkok Post
Extremes of devotion mark last goodbye to Thai king
A woman’s 750-km (470-mile) trek to see the late Thai king’s cremation ceremony was only one example of the level of religious devotion on display in Thailand on Thursday.
Study: Thailand has edge for foreign firms
Thailand ranked 34th out of 36 countries in terms of attractiveness to online global marketplace players, according to a study conducted by global payout solution provider Hyperwallet.
— Bangkok Post
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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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