Philippines morning news for November 18

Philippines morning news for November 18

Energy dep’t releases draft rules for law that will slash electricity rates THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT has released the draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the Murang Kuryente Act, the law that allowed the use of the existing and future government share in the Malampaya gas-to-power project as payment for government debt now shouldered by […]

Thailand morning news for November 18

Thailand morning news for November 18

THAI boss insists big losses ‘normal’ Thai Airways International plc (THAI) and subsidiaries reported a net loss of 4.68 billion baht in the third quarter of this year and a 10.91-billion-baht net loss for the first nine months, THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said on Friday. — Bangkok Post Most people expect PM to address economic […]

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

The Cambodian government has labelled claims by Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it has a leaked copy of a just-completed European Commission (EC) assessment on the country’s future to qualify for lucrative tariff exemptions under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme as fake news. The statement, issued late on Friday (Nov 15) by the Ministry […]

Thailand morning news for November 15

Thailand morning news for November 15

Future Forward submits bill to scrap drafting Conscription will be replaced by voluntary recruitment, except during wartime, and recruits must not be treated as personal houseboys if the Future Forward Party has its way. — Bangkok Post Economic stimulus packages still needed to spur domestic economy – Finance Minister Thailand’s Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has […]

Thailand morning news for November 14

Thailand morning news for November 14

Central bank foresees lower growth, says ‘still policy room’ to help economy The Bank of Thailand will lower its economic growth forecasts for this year and next and it still has monetary policy space to help the economy despite the key interest rate being at a record low, a deputy central bank governor said on […]

Thailand morning news for November 13

Thailand morning news for November 13

Four suspects, including former National Park Chief, in custody in investigation of murder of Rights activist in Thailand Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and the three fellow suspects have been detained after four hours of questioning by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), during which they denied all the charges filed against […]

Thailand morning news for November 12

Thailand morning news for November 12

4 wanted for killing ‘Billy’ The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has issued arrest warrants for former Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and three others, on suspicion they murdered Karen rights activist Porlajee Billy Rakchongcharoen, who went missing in April 2014. — Bangkok Post TAT launches “Travel Thailand with 100 […]

Thailand morning news for November 11

Thailand morning news for November 11

From January 1, 46 shopping centres and convenience chains stop giving out single-use plastic bags It’s slowly happening, but the out-cry over single-use plastics is gathering pace and some of the ‘big names’ are now changing their policies. — The Thaiger Thailand’s ‘economic condition index’ expected to decline in Q3 Thailand’s household economic condition index […]

Khmer gather to eat ork ambok as disruption attempt foiled (photo gallery)

Khmer gather to eat ork ambok as disruption attempt foiled (photo gallery)

Hundreds of thousands of Khmer yesterday (Nov 9) participated in mass ork ambok (pounded rice) eating events organised by the Cambodian government to demonstrate support for the nation, religion, and King on the 66th anniversary of Independence from French colonial rule. The mass eating of the traditional dish — made from pounding roasted unhusked rice […]

Thailand morning news for November 8

Thailand morning news for November 8

Indo-Pacific gets an extra $68 mln for transparency as US investment soars The United States has pledged an additional $68 million for new programmes under the Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative (IPTI). — AEC News Today Disasters to hit rice output Alternating drought conditions and flooding in northeastern Thailand are expected to cut paddy production in […]

Indo-Pacific gets an extra $68 mln for transparency as US investment soars

Indo-Pacific gets an extra $68 mln for transparency as US investment soars

The United States has pledged an additional $68 million for new programmes under the Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative (IPTI). Details of the new funding were announced on Monday (Nov 4) by United States Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur L. Ross at the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF), and by US Ambassador, Robert C. O’Brien, assistant to […]

Thailand morning news for November 7

Thailand morning news for November 7

PM refuses ex-Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy entry into Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made clear that Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy will be refused entry to Thailand on his way to the Cambodian border town of Poipet to celebrate Cambodia’s Independence Day on November 9th. — Thai PBS News Bank of […]

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