Thailand morning news for January 28

Thailand morning news for January 28

Thailand’s PM assures coronavirus situation is “100% under control” Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured the public that the novel coronavirus situation in Thailand is “100% under control” and that he will personally take charge of overseeing the operations… — Thai PBS News Hungarian’s death in Suvarnabhumi cell sparks special probe A fact-finding panel has […]

Thailand morning news for January 27

Thailand morning news for January 27

Starving Thai students plead for help as Wuhan coronavirus runs wild (video) A Thai student studying at Wuhan University, China, has posted a desperate plea for help from the Thai government on Facebook as the 2019 novel* coronavirus (2019-nCoV) runs rampant in the city, threatening to cause its public health system to collapse. — AEC […]

Thailand morning news for January 24

Thailand morning news for January 24

Government considers Plan B due to delays of budget disbursement The Thai government’s economic team has been tasked, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to work out a Plan B in case the already late disbursement of the fiscal budget is further delayed, possibly until the second quarter, by proceedings in the Constitutional Court to determine […]

Thailand morning news for January 23

Thailand morning news for January 23

Exports see 2.7% annual dip Exports last year fell by 2.7% from 2018, weighed down by global economic malaise, low oil and farm prices and weak industrial product shipments. — Bangkok Post Thailand leaps up global democracy rankings Thailand was the biggest mover in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Democracy Index, rising 38 places in […]

Thailand morning news for January 22

Thailand morning news for January 22

Bangkok City Hall suspends classes in 437 schools on Wednesday The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has suspended classes at 437 schools under its supervision for one day and introduced staggered working hours for all its officials from Wednesday, as airborne PM2.5 dust is forecast to remain excessive in most parts of the capital. — Thai […]

Thailand morning news for January 21

Thailand morning news for January 21

Governor of Sa Kaeo announces “Absolutely no burning of sugar cane, prosecution awaits violators” as air pollution worsens in Eastern Thailand The Governor of Sa Kaeo has announced yesterday to the associated Thai Press that he is getting tough on sugarcane burning which he states is the major cause of air pollution for his province […]

Thailand morning news for January 20

Thailand morning news for January 20

Agencies responsible for air quality are incompetent – Nida Poll Most of the respondents to a recent opinion poll accuse government agencies of incompetence and complacence in the handling of air pollution in Bangkok. — Thai PBS News Exhaust and no wind blamed for Bangkok’s worsening air quality Vehicular exhaust, accumulated since Friday evening when […]

Thailand morning news for January 17

Thailand morning news for January 17

Rice exports forecast to fall to lowest in 7 years Thailand’s rice exports in 2020 are forecast to drop to their lowest in seven year, the country’s rice exporters group said on Thursday, as the strong baht reduces the competitiveness against other shippers. — Bangkok Post Fourth phase of stimulus on the cards Finance Minister […]

Thailand morning news for January 16

Thailand morning news for January 16

Airports on virus red alert ahead of Chinese New Year Health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection at airports for the new mystery virus from China ahead of Lunar New Year, when Chinese visitors flock to Thailand, a health official said on Wednesday. — Bangkok Post Bangkok has been told to brace for worsening […]

Hun Sen dismisses power transfer myth, calls for improved journalism standards

Hun Sen dismisses power transfer myth, calls for improved journalism standards

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed rumours and speculation that he is planning to have his eldest son succeed him as prime minister, saying such a thing isn’t possible, while urging journalists to improve their professional standards and government spokespeople to be more responsive to media requirements. In a speech touching on a wide […]

Thailand morning news for January 15

Thailand morning news for January 15

Anutin floats home working in light of PM2.5 Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has come up with an idea for employees of private companies to work from home, saying that this would probably help reduce the PM2.5 smog. — Bangkok Post 61 year old Chinese tourist being treated for new coronavirus in Thailand A 61 […]

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