In Thailand English-language News for January 8, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about:
00:40 | Thais continue to pay their respects to the ashes of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
01:50 | Museum Siam in Bangkok is hosting an exhibition in tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej until January 21.
02:49 | The Fine Arts Department (FAD) yesterday held a memorial service for King Pinklao, younger brother of King Rama IV and the first Commander of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), who died January 7, 1866.
03:49 | Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday that he never wanted to be a politician, but was propelled into the role by necessity and out of a sense of duty to the nation.
04:56 | Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, Minister attached to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), said yesterday that the junta’s road map was intact and that an election will be held later this year.
06:06 | National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said yesterday that the NLA was not controlled by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
07:12 | Panthep Klanarongran, chairman of the reform committee on the prevention and suppression of corruption said yesterday that he supported lifting the ceiling on the value of gifts that holders of political positions can receive from the current Bt3,000 (about US$93).
Meanwhile National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) secretary-general, Worawit Sukboon, said the matter has not yet been discussed by the NACC.
10:44 | Minister of Commerce (MoC), Sonthirat Sonthijirawong, has inspected a ‘Blue Flag’ store in Bangkok to ensure prices are within the range recommended by the ministry.
11:29 | Newsline takes a look at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market in Taling Chan District of Bangkok.
12:31 | Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Grisada Boonrach recently observed a new farming theory that follows the principles of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Kalasin province.
13:51 | The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is pursuing an initiative to support some 6,010 communities with tourism potential to achieve sustainable development.
15:08 | The Nackon Phanom Provincial Public Health office recently organised a training programme for the development of nurses’ potential.
16:34 | Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai are to attend the Lancing-Mekong Coordination Summit to be chaired by Cambodia and China in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
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