Thailand morning news for February 22

Thailand morning news for February 22

Auto output up 8% in January Automotive output in January stood at 179,595 units, up year-on-year by 8.06%, on increased production for domestic and overseas markets, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Thursday. — Bangkok Post Rights advocates worry cyber bills a major threat Some tweaks made after outcry, but sweeping state powers raise […]

Thailand morning news for February 21

Thailand morning news for February 21

Defence spokesman defends military budget The Thai military has defended its spending of about 1 trillion baht, or 7% of the fiscal budget, over the past five years and claimed it had not increased substantially. — Thai PBS News Chiang Mai University urges people to stay indoors as pollution worsens IN THE face of persistent […]

Thailand morning news for February 20

Thailand morning news for February 20

Thailand tops global digital rankings Thailand ranked No.1 for mobile banking users, second for ownership of cryptocurrency, and third in mobile commerce, according to the Global Digital Report 2019. — Bangkok Post (annoying pop-ups) $1.3 Million Bitcoin Scam Swindles Victims in Thailand. Are Tougher Crypto Regulations Necessary? A virtual bitcoin mining farm in Thailand has […]

Thailand morning news for February 19

Thailand morning news for February 19

Thailand’s GDP Growth Exceeds Forecasts on Domestic Demand Thailand’s economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than the previous three months, as local demand helped to offset a slide in exports. — Bloomberg Army chief sees red over Pheu Thai’s defence budget cut plan Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Monday said […]

Thailand morning news for February 18

Thailand morning news for February 18

EEC policy panel to focus on education to meet labour THE EASTERN Economic Corridor (EEC) policy committee has agreed to focus on educational measures to address the problem of labour shortage in the region, allocating Bt725 million to train and improve the quality of teachers, lecturers and students in the economic corridor. — The Nation […]

Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand leads Asia-Pacific in improving fishers lives

Thailand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to ratify an international treaty designed to bolster the living and working conditions onboard commercial fishing vessels. Thailand Labour Minister, Police General Adul Sangsingkeo, presented the signed Work in Fishing Convention No 188, 2007 (WIFC) to Guy Ryder, director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) […]

Thailand morning news for February 15

Thailand morning news for February 15

High pressure increases PM2.5 dust particles in and around Bangkok today and tomorrow After a brief respite, air quality in Bangkok and surrounding provinces deteriorated today, with PM2.5 dust particulate rising. The arrival of a moderate high pressure front from China and stale… — Thai PBS World Bill on protection of fishing crew sails through, […]

Thailand morning news for February 14

Thailand morning news for February 14

Calls for schools in Chiang Mai to close as haze crisis worsens WITH CHIANG MAI entering the global list for worst air pollution, calls are growing for schools and educational institutes in the northern province to close down temporarily for the sake of students. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Yellow-shirt leaders lose final appeal […]

Thailand morning news for February 13

Thailand morning news for February 13

Six digital bills passed in Thailand by NLA According to a recent report, six digital bills were passed during the second round of the National Legislative Assembly, according to the Minister of Digital Economy and Society. — Open Gov Investors flee as political risk escalates In a span of three days, more than $3.85 billion […]

Thailand morning news for February 12

Thailand morning news for February 12

Al-Araibi walks free as Bahrain withdraws extradition request BAHRAINI fugitive footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was facing an extradition trial in Bangkok since his detention in November last year, yesterday walked free after his country decided to withdraw its extradition request. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Thai Raksa Chart party in disarray as special meeting […]

Countdown begins: EU begins process to strip Cambodia of trade preferences

Countdown begins: EU begins process to strip Cambodia of trade preferences

The European Union (EU) today (Feb 11) commenced the formal process to strip Cambodia of preferential tariff subsidies provided under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. The process will see a ‘six-month period of intensive monitoring and engagement’, followed by another three-month period for the EU to produce a report based on its findings. […]

Thailand morning news for February 11

Thailand morning news for February 11

Not happening: Thai King slaps down attempt to drag royal house into politics Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has slapped-down an attempt by a newly formed political party to drag the Thai royal house into the coming general election. — AEC News Today Thai Riot Police Put on Alert as Coup Rumors Spread PHICHIT — […]

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