Thailand Morning News For May 25

Thailand Morning News For May 25

Employers reminded of June 30 deadline for foreign labor registration The Ministry of Labor has called on employers to complete the registration of their foreign workers before the end of June, warning that failure to do so will result in legal punishment. — News Today (video) Labor Minister orders solution to labor shortage in fishing […]

Who’s Who at The New Phnom Penh Post: Propaganda, $5mln, & a Bogus ‘Malaysia Boleh’ Record *Updated

Who’s Who at The New Phnom Penh Post: Propaganda, $5mln, & a Bogus ‘Malaysia Boleh’ Record *Updated

Throughout its 26 year history The Phnom Penh Post has had only two owners, founders Michael Hayes and Kathleen O’Keefe, and more recently Australian extractive industries magnate Bill Clough. The sale of Post Media and it’s Khmer- and English-language daily newspapers at the beginning of the month to a Malaysian businessman therefore came as more than a […]

Thailand Morning News For May 24

Thailand Morning News For May 24

High-speed airport link auction shapes up The terms of reference (ToR) for the 224.54-billion-baht high-speed railway linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports to serve the much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme are scheduled to be unveiled today. — Bangkok Post Junta reform ‘may kill off universal healthcare’ THE MILITARY-LED government of Prime Minister Prayut […]

Thailand Morning News For May 23

Thailand Morning News For May 23

SPECIAL REPORT: EEC apart, NCPO has done little to enhance people’s lives, say economists ECONOMISTS SEE some economic improvement during the term of the junta-backed government but are disappointed at the paucity of its major economic reforms. — The Nation NESDB adjusts annual economic forecast after strong Q1 performance The Office of the National Economic […]

Thailand Morning News For May 22

Thailand Morning News For May 22

Growth view up to 4.2-4.7% Following a robust first-quarter performance, the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) on Monday raised its economic growth forecast to 4.2-4.7% this year from 3.6-4.6% in February. — Bangkok Post Thai police declare no-go zones for anti-junta march Thai police declared Bangkok’s Government House and surrounding streets a no-go […]

No Coercion: Phnom Penh Post Sale One Year in The Works (HD Video)

If any thoughts remained as to whether the sale of Cambodia publishing company Post Media, publisher of The Phnom Penh Post, was the result of a politically motivated artificial tax bill they were put to rest last Friday (May 18) when the company’s new management team fronted a media conference in Phnom Penh. Anthony Galliano, […]

Thailand Morning News For May 21

Thailand Morning News For May 21

Public rallies banned for coup anniversary Government House and surrounding areas within a 50 metres radius are expected to be declared a “controlled zone”, where any public gatherings are prohibited, said a deputy national police chief Sunday. — Bangkok Post Foreign businesses bring in 4 8 billion baht in first four months The government is […]

Thailand Morning News For May 18

Thailand Morning News For May 18

Study finds Thailand loses over THB145 mn from unsustainable fishery A network of civil societies for fair and sustainable fishing has reported that unsustainable fishery costs Thailand more than 145 million baht a year. The network also found that fishery laborers in the country still work excessive hours. — NNT EU rap a result of […]

Thailand Morning News For May 17

Thailand Morning News For May 17

Thailand Smashes Ugandan Human Trafficking Operation (HD video) Thai authorities have broken what they believe to be a major transnational human trafficking operation responsible for the trafficking of hundreds of Ugandan women into Thailand and on to other parts of Asean. — AEC News Today (video) Thailand Doesn’t Feel Pressure to Join Global Tightening Thailand’s […]

Thailand Smashes Ugandan Human Trafficking Operation (HD video)

Thai authorities have broken what they believe to be a major transnational human trafficking operation responsible for the trafficking of hundreds of Ugandan women into Thailand and on to other parts of Asean. Police Lieutenant General (Pol Lt. Gen.) Jaruvat Vaisaya, head of the Thailand Anti Trafficking in Persons Task Force (TATIP) yesterday (May 15) […]

Thailand Morning News For May 16

Thailand Morning News For May 16

Commercial banks saw solid performance during Q1 The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has issued a report showing that overall, commercial banks performed well in the first quarter of the year with strong capital, reserves and liquidity. — News Today (video) Govt to waive VAT on personal cryptocurrency earnings The Revenue Department will waive value-added tax […]

Thailand Morning News For May 15

Thailand Morning News For May 15

Thai banks’ loans seen up 5-6 pct this year – c.bank Commercial banks in Thailand are likely to see a loan growth of 5-6 percent this year, a central bank official said on Monday, down from the 6-8 percent rise projected in February, as more companies are now raising funds through stocks and bonds. — […]

Thailand Morning News For May 14

Thailand Morning News For May 14

Thai junta’s slow investment spending could drag on growth Erratic delivery of public investment has left Thailand plodding behind faster-growing Southeast Asian economies, yet regulations introduced by the military-led government have made it even harder for state agencies to spend this year. — Reuters Thai activists drop protests, vow to resume if deal with junta […]

Thailand Morning News For May 11

Thailand Morning News For May 11

Authorities Mum on Capture of ‘Grandmother’ of Ugandan Human Trafficking in Thailand Thailand immigration authorities are reported to have taken into custody a Ugandan national said to be the ‘grandmother’ of human trafficking of Ugandan women into the Thailand sex industry, and a reported ‘under boss’ who was once a human trafficking victim herself. — […]

Authorities Mum on Capture of ‘Grandmother’ of Ugandan Human Trafficking in Thailand

Authorities Mum on Capture of ‘Grandmother’ of Ugandan Human Trafficking in Thailand

Thailand immigration authorities are reported to have taken into custody a Ugandan national said to be the ‘grandmother’ of human trafficking of Ugandan women into the Thailand sex industry, and a reported ‘under boss’ who was once a human trafficking victim herself. Known only by her nickname ‘Sadaa’, the woman was reportedly apprehended in her […]

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