Thailand morning news for September 13

Thailand morning news for September 13

Thai Belt and Road project bumps into finance and liability issues Thailand’s government is delaying China’s ambitious high-speed railway project in the country as questions over financing and liabilities of the $9.9 billion infrastructure initiative remain unresolved. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Thai immigration Chief says TM30 law is outdated and needs to change Thai […]

Thailand morning news for September 12

Thailand morning news for September 12

Thai court won’t rule on PM’s oath omitting duty to constitution Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday declined to rule on a controversy over the new prime minister omitting a vow to uphold the constitution when he was sworn in as a civilian leader, five years after he toppled an elected government. — Reuters Thai opposition […]

Thailand morning news for September 11

Thailand morning news for September 11

Thailand first in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging on Tuesday (Sep 10), the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking. — CNA Thailand leads suicide rate in ASEAN THAILAND is leading the Association of Southeast […]

Thailand morning news for September 10

Thailand morning news for September 10

Australian newspaper reports on Thai minister’s criminal drug past The Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow has had his accounts about his role in a 3.2 kilogram heroin-smuggling ring challenged by an Australian newspaper. — The Thaiger Minister Won’t Explain Heroin Conviction, Jail Time in Australia A senior government official on Monday declined to address allegations […]

Thailand morning news for September 9

Thailand morning news for September 9

Thailand dangles 50% tax cut for manufacturers fleeing China Thailand announced a package of incentives Friday, including a 50% tax cut, for companies to relocate production to the slowing Southeast Asian economy from China amid the Sino-American trade war. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups […]

Thailand morning news for September 6

Thailand morning news for September 6

Aftermath of Podul leaves 16 dead Sixteen people have been killed since northern Thailand began experiencing the impacts of Tropical Storm Podul, coupled with a strong southwestern monsoon, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said yesterday. — Bangkok Post Thailand dengue cases top 55K, Bangkok reports 3 deaths Health officials in Thailand reported […]

Thailand morning news for September 5

Thailand morning news for September 5

PM speaks out on oath gaffe Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday defended his oath-taking in the cabinet swearing-in ceremony, saying he acted in compliance with the constitution. — Bangkok Post Park chief casts doubt on skull DNA test results A park official who was among the last people to see the late Porlajee Billy […]

Thailand morning news for September 4

Thailand morning news for September 4

Karen activist ‘Billy’ killed and incinerated in oil drum – DSI Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen was killed and his body stuffed into and burned in a 200-litre oil drum, which was later dumped into a river in Kaeng… — Thai PBS News Ninth turtle succumbs to pollution in Sattahip this past week […]

Thailand morning news for September 3

Thailand morning news for September 3

Thailand promotes five plans for energy development in ASEAN The Energy Ministry of Thailand is ready to push forward five plans to promote energy sector in ASEAN at the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) that scheduled for Sept 2-6 in Bangkok. — Vietnamplus Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals Dual-pricing […]

Thailand morning news for September 2

Thailand morning news for September 2

The 10th dead dugong of this year found on Koh Libong A dead dugong was found beached near an estuary on Libong Island in Thailand’s southern province of Trang on Sunday morning. — Thai PBS News New storm to bring more rain to Isan The northeastern region is braced for more rain, heavy in some […]

Cambodia micro-finance: a sample of 28 is an indication of 28, not 2.1mln

Cambodia micro-finance: a sample of 28 is an indication of 28, not 2.1mln

Cambodia’s financial sector czar’s yesterday (Aug 29) joined forces to pour cold water over a recent report which claimed that the country’s micro-finance sector was dragging its inhabitants into an inescapable debt trap. With just a few words Sok Touch, president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), crystallised what thousands of words of explanation […]

Thailand morning news for August 30

Thailand morning news for August 30

Koh Tao Murder Convicts Sentenced to Die by Supreme Court The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for two Burmese men convicted of murdering two British tourists on a popular island in 2014. — Khaosod English Thailand to Roll Out Plain Cigarette Packs Cigarette packs will no longer feature branding when tougher smoking […]

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