Thailand morning news for August 13

Thailand morning news for August 13

Thailand morning news

Last 18 Thai fishermen stranded in Somalia arrive home
The last group of 18 Thai fishermen, who had been stranded on fishing trawlers in the seas off Somalia, arrived in Bangkok this morning on a Thai Airways International flight and were welcomed by officials and airline staff at Suvarnabhumi international airport.
— Thai PBS News

THAI and Thai Air Asia cancel flights to Hong Kong today
Thai Airways International and Thai Air Asia have cancelled their flights to Hong Kong today after protesters broke into Hong Kong airport’s passenger terminal.
— Thai PBS News

Spectacular drone show in honor of HM Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother
Drone show in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother on the auspicious occasion of her birthday anniversary, August 12th
— NBT World (video)

Trade between Thailand and 17 partners reach 140 billion USD in 2019’s first half
The Thai Department of Trade Negotiations under the Commerce Ministry on Monday said that the total trade value between Thailand and its Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) partner countries reached over 140 billion U. S. dollars in the first half of the year.
— Xinhuanet

Industry Minister consults with FTI on driving Thai industries
The Industry Ministry said that it will work with the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to boost the economy in the industrial sector.
— NBT World (video)

Thai troops keep close watch on Mon Bridge as debris piles up
The famous Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge, Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, is being watched around the clock by the Thai army for fear that it may collapse under the force of strong…
— Thai PBS News

Thais borrow early and get trapped in a cycle of debt
Thais, nowadays, are indebted from an early age, and the level of their debt is maintained even as they approach retirement.
— Thai PBS News

Private sector, Ministry of Commerce push for exports
The Board of Trade of Thailand will closely work with the Ministry of Commerce to add value for Thai export goods in the wake of the trade war between the United States and China.
— NBT World (video)

Baby dugong Mariam is ill, condition ‘worrying’
Mariam the baby dugong has developed a serious illness after being attacked by an adult dugong while swimming in the Andaman Sea.
— Bangkok Post

Thailand’s progressive Future Forward Party hits back at army chief’s fake news accusation
Thailand’s Future Forward Party, a progressive political party popular among youths, has hit back at a remark made by the army chief claiming that it uses fake news to brainwash the younger generation.
— The Straits Times

CSD ordered to take lead in capital bomb blitz investigation
National Police chief, Chakthip Chaijinda, has ordered the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to take over probes relating to the Aug 2 bombing and arson attacks in Bangkok and Nonthaburi and combine them into a single case, a source in the Royal Thai Police said.
— Bangkok Post

Workers told to take up skills training
Unskilled Thai migrants in South Korea are being encouraged to participate in additional skills training offered by Seoul to help secure better jobs and higher pay, the Royal Thai Embassy in Seoul says.
— Bangkok Post

Thailand’s longest wooden bridge on brink of collapse in face of heavy rains
Thai Army on Monday is on a vigil watch over Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, the Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge, as continuous rain slashes through Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi.
— Xinhuanet

Thai legislators hold meeting on preparation for 40th AIPA General Assembly
The Thai parliament has held a meeting on the preparation for the 40th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).
— Vietnamplus

Thailand to hold 64th Bangkok Gem, Jewelry Fair to expand exports
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce is holding the 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair in September to promote Thailand as one of the key hubs for gems and jewelry trading and manufacturing in the world.
— Xinhuanet

PPRP toils to keep minnows in coalition
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) has decided to award a “political position” to a small coalition party bloc as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha prepares to hold clear-the-air talks with the group later this week following their threat to withdraw support for the government.
— Bangkok Post

Thailand awarded Weibo’s 2019 most popular destination for Chinese tourists
Thailand was recently awarded as one of the “most anticipated and popular outbound tourist destinations of 2019” due to its high-quality content and high click-through on the Weibo Page.
— The Pattaya News

PM orders close global economy, trade war watch
The Prime Minister has recently urged related agencies to closely monitor the effects of the global economy against the Thai economy, before discussing the matter with economic ministers, in the wake of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
— NBT World (video)

Continuous heavy rain warning in eastern and southern Thailand
With continuous rainfall in many areas of Thailand, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning for people to prepare for possible flash floods and forest runoff.
— Pattaya Mail

PM leads merit making ceremony to mark Queen Mother’s birthday
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses, Privy Councilors, MPs, Senators, senior government officials, high-ranking military and police officers and members of the public…
— Thai PBS News

Villagers downstream of reservoir advised to relocate to higher ground
Villagers living downstream of a small earthen dam, in Bang Saphan district of Thailand’s southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, were yesterday advised to move their belongings to higher ground.
— Thai PBS News

Thai woman arrested for running a bar that allegedly offered underage prostitution in 2017
Daily News Daily News reported that the Thai police served a warrant on a 31-year-old woman who ran a bar offering underage girls for sex in Pattaya.
— The Pattaya News

3 Burmese workers dead following collapse at VIP Condo construction site in Rawai
Two workers have been found dead following yesterday’s collapse at the construction site of the VIP Mercury and VIP Galaxy condo and villa site in Rawai.
— The Thaiger

Ombudsman urges gov’t to end Thap Lan park dispute
The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to recommend that the government solve the two-decade-long land dispute among the people in the Thap Lan (ทับลาน) National Park within 120 days.
— NBT World (video)

Erawan waterfall partially closed after tourists injured
Part of the popular Erawan waterfall in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi has been temporarily closed after heavy downpours damaged a path to higher tiers, but the access to all levels is expected to be restored on Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

Volunteering activities held marking HM Queen Sirikit’s birthday
Many provinces conducted Altruistic Heart 904 campaign activities in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother and on occasion of Her Majesty’s birthday anniversary on August 12th.
— NBT World (video)

 

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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.

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