Thailand morning news for August 14

Thailand morning news for August 14

Populist budget close to legal limit Little room remains in the budget for the government to spend further on populist policies through state-owned financial institutions, as populist spending is nearing the cap of 30% of the annual budget, says an informed source at the Finance Ministry. — Bangkok Post Government urged to help 1.2m desperately […]

Thailand morning news for August 13

Thailand morning news for August 13

Sustaining 5% growth a challenge, say economists THE ECONOMY could grow by 5 per cent this year, but the challenge will be in how to sustain that rate, economists agreed at a roundtable discussion last week. — The Nation Thai Police announce all Nigerians in Thailand will be investigated Police on Friday said they will […]

Thailand morning news for August 10

Thailand morning news for August 10

Somkid offers GDP sneak preview Thai economic growth is expected to have exceeded 4.5% in the first half of the year, boosted by myriad positive factors such as higher public and private investment, growing tourism and exports, and recovering domestic consumption, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak. — Bangkok Post Disaster warnings as storm raises […]

Thailand morning news for August 9

Thailand morning news for August 9

Monetary Policy Committee maintains benchmark rate at 1.5 percent Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee has resolved to maintain the policy interest rate at 1.5% a year to support Thailand’s economic growth. — NNT Candle Parade disruption! Netizens peeved at funky temple dance (video) Thai netizens are up in arms over a video showing what appears to […]

Thailand morning news for August 8

Thailand morning news for August 8

Private sector fears trade war hit on exports next year THE nation’s peak private-sector advisory grouping has voiced fears that the escalating trade conflict between the United States and China could harm the export sector – a standout performer in the Thai economy – next year. — The Nation Exports to see eased second-half growth […]

Thailand morning news for August 7

Thailand morning news for August 7

Phetchaburi industries brace for deluge Industrial and business operators in Phetchaburi have stepped up preventive measures to deal with the possibility of flooding as a large volume of water overflows Kaeng Krachan dam. — Bangkok Post Dept readies for purge of plastic waste The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) will launch […]

Thailand morning news for August 6

Thailand morning news for August 6

Brimming dams pose severe threat People in western provinces urged to move to higher ground as more water to be released from reservoirs. — The Nation Govt to seek migrants for fish industry A plan to attract thousands of foreign workers into the Thai fishing industry is taking shape with Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo likely […]

Thailand morning news for August 3

Thailand morning news for August 3

Consumer’s confidence index for July highest in 62 months Consumer’s confidence index for the month of July was registered at 82.2 representing the highest rate for the past 62 months of five years and two months since June 2013, said Mr Thanawat Pholvichai, director of Economic and Business Forecast Centre of the Thai Chamber of […]

Thailand morning news for August 2

Thailand morning news for August 2

Fishermen issue fresh ultimatum to government Warn they would stop fishing if treaty, that ‘does not suit local conditions’ is ratified — The Nation Prayut touts EEC for prosperity Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed Wednesday that the key to ensuring Thailand escapes the “middle-income trap” and transforms into a high-income nation means sticking to the […]

Thailand morning news for August 1

Thailand morning news for August 1

B85bn double-track line gets go-ahead The cabinet has given the green light to the 323km double-track rail route from Den Chai to Chiang Khong in the North. — Bangkok Post Tata Motors to stop manufacturing ops in Thailand Tata Motors today said it has decided to stop manufacturing operations in Thailand citing viability issues but […]

Thailand morning news for July 31

Thailand morning news for July 31

59 provinces told to brace for floods, mudslides Disaster prevention and prevention offices in 59 provinces have been instructed to be fully prepared for river overflows, flash floods and landslides as many provinces in the North, Northeast, Central and South regions have been hit by intensive and isolated heavy rain, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department […]

Thailand morning news for July 30

Thailand morning news for July 30

BoT: E-payment climb hastening Thailand’s average digital payment transactions are expected to triple to 150 transactions per person per year sooner than previously forecast, thanks to a series of launches of digital banking services. — Bangkok Post Fishermen threaten strike The commercial fishing sector has renewed its call for the government to bypass the lengthy […]

Cambodia votes: CPP claims 45% gain, claims boycott call ignored (gallery)

Cambodia votes: CPP claims 45% gain, claims boycott call ignored (gallery)

The future of Cambodia’s political landscape is unclear this evening with the country’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) claiming some 82.17 per cent of eligible Khmer voters rejected a call to boycott today’s national election, with the ruling party claiming a boost of 47 per cent. Rather than staying at home as suggested by members of […]

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Ahead of national elections that are widely tipped to see the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) and Southeast Asia strongman Hun Sen returned to office tomorrow the country’s 8.3 million registered voters are finding it difficult to stay abreast of the latest developments, with 17 news sites being blocked by the government. Not announced prior […]

An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

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An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

It is not often that a country gets the chance to change its political landscape without the intervention of armed forces. One has only to look at Thailand where the political landscape has undergone forced change 12 times since 1932. On Sunday polling booths across Cambodia will open for what will be the country’s sixth […]

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