Thailand morning news for October 15

Thailand morning news for October 15

Thailand morning news

Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown
Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due for deliberation…
— Thai PBS News

NHSC members who refuse to ban 3 controversial herbicides should leave the country – Deputy Agriculture Minister
Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth has warned the 27 members of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) to heed the public’s demand for a complete ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, or leave Thailand.
— Thai PBS News

PM praises students and those who fought for democracy in “Oct 14 Uprising”
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Monday) praised students and members of the public who stood up against a military dictatorship to fight for democracy 46 years ago on the anniversary of the 1973 student-led uprising.
— Thai PBS News

Thailand hopes for RCEP negotiation conclusion in November
Sixteen nations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement have vowed to conclude negotiations on the free trade agreement by the end of this year, said Thai Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.
— Vietnam+

Paddy payouts kick off Tuesday, says Jurin
Farmers who grow white rice and Pathum Thani rice with 15% moisture content will begin receiving cash handouts under the rice price-guarantee scheme on Tuesday, says Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.
— Bangkok Post

BMA blamed for surge in homelessness
The number of homeless people in Bangkok surged to 4,392 this year, 10% higher than last year, according to Atchara Sorawaree, secretary-general of the Issarachon Foundation.
— Bangkok Post

Singapore and Thailand top ranks in female CEO representation, Malaysia lags
Singapore has topped the charts globally for having the most number of female CEOs, according to a study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI). Alongside Italy, both countries were tallied with 15% female CEO representation.
— Marketing

Japan, Thailand and Singapore benefit as Chinese tourists skip Hong Kong over golden week
Fewer Chinese travellers went overseas during “golden week” this year – but for those who did, Japan, Thailand and Singapore were the top-ranked destinations as tourists from the mainland gave Hong Kong a miss, according to China’s largest travel company Ctrip.
— Asia One (extremely annoying popups)

Mananya upbeat over chemical ban
Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Mananya Thaiset believes the controversy over three highly toxic farm chemicals will be settled next Tuesday, with the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) likely to vote in favour of a ban.
— Bangkok Post

Thais commemorate the passing of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Thousands across the Kingdom, many wearing yellow, attended religious ceremonies and activities yesterday to commemorate the passing of the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. His Majesty died on October 13, 2016 In Bangkok, a large crowd offered alms to hundreds of monks and novices as PM Prayut Chan-o-cha led ministers, military leaders and officials in …
— The Thaiger

Rhian spent the weekend in Thailand and it’s all sorts of amazing
Rhian Ramos had the best weekend, exploring a number of Thai islands.
— GMA News Online (photo spread)

Kenyan tourist faces racial profiling in Cambodia trip
When Renee Ezra woke up on the morning of October 7 to the nudging impulse to travel, she easily chose Cambodia as her destination, due to its renowned low-budget tourism destinations, history and pristine coral beaches.
— Daily Nation

Fuzzy outlook for digital TV channels
The remaining 15 digital TV channels breathed a sigh of relief after their costs were hugely subsidised by the state following a Section 44 order in April, but their future remains uncertain as new technology lets viewers watch content via other platforms beyond traditional TV.
— Bangkok Post

Panel woes delay land appraisal
The Treasury Department has pushed back implementation of a new appraisal price for land by one year to 2021 after a hiccup in the formation of a new committee.
— Bangkok Post

Capital’s healthcare hub to get makeover
Bangkok’s Yothi neighbourhood, which is known as the capital city’s healthcare hub due to its high concentration of medical facilities, is set to undergo a significant redevelopment to make it more “friendly” — both for locals and long-term residents — under the Yothi Medical Innovation District (YMID) initiative.
— Bangkok Post

NBTC: EEC may get first taste of 5G adoption
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) areas could see 5G rolled out, along with industrial and healthcare zones by next October, says the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
— Bangkok Post

Asia’s Best REITs May Lose Appeal as Rally Trims Thai Yields
Thailand’s real estate investment trusts have outperformed their Asian peers amid lower borrowing costs. The stellar performance, however, also reduced the allure of the much-loved sector as their surging prices trump yields.
— Bloomberg (paywall)

Measures outlined to reach 39.8 million tourists’ target by end of 2019
The cabinet of economic ministers has approved 18 measures with the aim of attracting 39.8 million tourists in the coming year.
— The Thaiger

Piyabutr warns Army Chief’s remarks will deepen national divide
The Future Forward Party secretary-general says that Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s remarks on politicians, academics and national security could deepen the political divide in the country and spark a “clash of generations”.
— The Thaiger

The future of fruits and veggies? Thailand specialty firm looks to reinvent sector via self-developed processing technologies
Thai specialist fruit and vegetable firm Chiangmai Bioveggie is looking to reinvent the way consumers view the sector via the development of new formats through the use of their self-innovated processing technologies.
— Food navigator-asia

The Case of Thailand’s Disappearing Dissidents
At 4:45 a.m. on July 8, a man wearing black and a mask broke into my apartment in Kyoto. He walked into my bedroom, attacked me and my partner with a chemical spray and escaped. Nothing was stolen.
— The New York Times

Individual banking agent licences studied
The Bank of Thailand wants to grant individual banking agent licences for basic financial transactions to broaden consumer alternatives in accessing financial services.
— Bangkok Post

Floods hit Chiang Mai, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Hours of rainfall caused floods at the centres of Chiang Mai and Prachuap Khiri Khan provinces as an incoming high pressure system sparked volatile weather patterns on Monday.
— Bangkok Post

Three drug dealers arrested with variety of drugs in Pattaya area
Three drug dealers arrested with variety of drugs in Sri Racha Sri Racha -Three drug dealers have been arrested with 12 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 31,200 methamphetamine pills, 1,300 ecstasy pills and 3.65 kilograms of ketamine in Sri Racha. Sri Racha Police led by Police Chief Col Jakkrapan Kittisiriphonkun have arrested three male drug …
— The Pattaya News

Rescuers capture four-metre-long King Cobra in Thailand
Rescuers captured a four-metre-long adult king cobra in Thailand’s tourist district of Krabi on Sunday.
—euronews

Tham Luang Cave reopens for tourists
Tham Luang cave complex where 12 young footballers and their coach were trapped will reopen to visitors later this year, according to the environment minister.
— TTR Weekly

 

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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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