Thailand Morning News For January 15

Thailand Morning News For January 15

Thailand morning newsEven Record Tourism Hasn’t Boosted Thai Airlines
Record tourist arrivals to Thailand that buoyed shares of hotels and the nation’s airports operator haven’t boosted the country’s four listed carriers. Investors eyeing the laggard airline stocks, however, may do well to reconsider.
— Bloomberg

Trafficking probe over 20 victims at parlour
MORE THAN 20 of the 113 women detained by authorities following last Friday’s Department of Investigation (DSI) raid on Victoria Secret’s massage parlour are probably victims of a human trafficking network, according to authorities.
— The Nation

Concern voiced that the real poor may not receive welfare fund from government
A university lecturer has expressed concern that the real low-income earners may not receive the 100-200 baht monthly subsidy given by the government under the second phase of the State Welfare Card programme.
— Thai PBS

BOI aims to attract Bt720 billion in investment
THE BOARD of Investment (BOI) aims to attract applications for ivestmemts of as much as Bt720 billion this year, up from the Bt600 billion targeted for last year, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said yesterday after providing policy guidance to the agency.
— The Nation

Confidence in teachers declines amid Thailand 4.0 challenges
PUBLIC CONFIDENCE in teachers has slightly dropped from 7.71 to 7.69 points in a recent survey, which was conducted to mark the National Teachers’ Day.
— The Nation

Corruption law in Thailand to tighten limits, including those on receiving gifts
In the not-so-distant future, civil servants might find themselves in a tight spot after the new bill on conflict of interest is enacted.
— The Straits Times

Democrat plans NACC petition against PM over ministers’ holdings
A SENIOR former Democrat MP yesterday said he would seek action from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) office against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over what he alleged was malfeasance concerning ministers’ stock holdings.
— The Nation

367,000 CCTV cameras to be connected by 2019
The Ministry of Defense is determined to link 367,000 closed circuit cameras across Thailand by 2019 for national security and public safety.
— News Today

Commerce Ministry focuses on developing grassroots economy this year
The Ministry of Commerce will focus its effort on improving the grassroots economy throughout 2018.
— News Today

Speedboat carrying Chinese tourists explodes; 16 injured
Sixteen people were injured when a speedboat carrying 26 Chinese tourists exploded off Phi Phi island on Sunday.
— Bangkok Post

PM Prayut to visit Mae Hong Son to tackle poverty
The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, will visit Mae Hong Son on January 17th to help improve the quality of life of the local people.
— NNT

Govt blitz on foreign buses stirs concern
Songkhla: Authorities have been urged to issue clear guidelines on the use of foreign-registered buses in the southern province of Songkhla following the recent seizure of Malaysian buses in Hat Yai.
— Bangkok Post

Caller-ID spoofing remedy ordered
Telecom service providers have been told to block 50 numbers used by call centre gangs to trick their victims and have been given two months to develop a system to counter caller-ID spoofing via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
— Bangkok Post

Thai Airways and Airbus Foundation Deliver School Supplies to Thailand’s Narathiwat Province
Thai Airways International and the Airbus Foundation delivered over 1,000 kits of backpacks and classroom stationery to 400 underprivileged children in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat Province on Friday.
— TravelNewsAsia

Indonesian govt’ decides to import rice from Vietnam, Thailand
The Indonesian government has responded to the continuous rise in the price of medium-grade rice by announcing the import of 500 thousand tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand by the end of January this year.
— Antara

 

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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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