Thailand morning news for December 20

Thailand morning news for December 20

Second victim claimed in horrific gang-rape STATE agencies have become involved in a case in which an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Saraburi is alleged to have been by gang-raped by five youths on Sunday, after her father expressed concern that justice was not being served. — The Nation MPC raises policy rate to 1.75% The Monetary […]

Thailand morning news for December 19

Thailand morning news for December 19

Bank of Thailand Chair Says Tightening Unlikely to Be Aggressive Thailand is unlikely to tighten monetary policy aggressively as inflation remains low and the economy needs support, the chairman of the nation’s central bank said. — Bloomberg Media warned against revisiting past unrest Media crews have been warned against publishing or presenting hate-provoking news and […]

Thailand morning news for December 18

Thailand morning news for December 18

Thai central bank seen hiking key rate for first time since 2011 Thailand’s central bank is expected on Wednesday to hike its key interest rate from near-record lows for the first time in more than seven years, a Reuters poll survey showed. — Business Recorder Doomed ‘Phoenix’ substandard: international experts Police and international specialists have […]

Thailand morning news for December 17

Thailand morning news for December 17

Embassy staff can observe poll, but not outsiders, says foreign minister The Foreign Ministry has welcomed the idea of allowing embassy staff to observe the general election but not non-residents or foreign organisations. — Bangkok Post Thai Govt launches campaign to regain Chinese visitors’ confidence Minister of Tourism and Sports Weerasak Kowsurat said this weekend […]

Thailand morning news for December 14

Thailand morning news for December 14

Tham Luang cave rescuers named Time’s heroes of the year 2018 Rescue volunteers involved in the dramatic and complex rescue operation to extract 12 boys and their football coach trapped deep inside the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district have been named among Time magazine’s heroes of the year 2018. — Thai […]

Thailand morning news for December 13

Thailand morning news for December 13

Prayut hints again at return as premier Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hinted once again he may be ready to return as premier after the Feb 24 poll, a day after the ban on political activities was lifted. — Bangkok Post Apisak warns of slower economic growth FINANCE Minister Apisak Tantivorawong predicts Thailand will encounter […]

Thailand morning news for December 12

Thailand morning news for December 12

Bahraini footballer detained 60 days awaiting extradition to Bahrain The Criminal Court today ordered a former Bahraini national footballer detained for 60 days pending an extradition process after the Bahraini government had requested his extradition to face charges of arson, illegal public gathering to incite public unrest and illegal possession of inflammatory materials. — Thai […]

Thailand morning news for December 11

Thailand morning news for December 11

Parties call for constitution to be ripped up Representatives from political parties slammed the coup-sponsored 2017 charter on Monday, branded “Section 44” of being another form of coup and suggested the constitution should be amended after the House of Representatives is in place. — Bangkok Post Court to hear AlAraibi extradition case The Criminal Court […]

Thailand morning news for December 10

Thailand morning news for December 10

Pheu Thai party cries foul over reported omission of party logos from poll ballots The Pheu Thai party has cried foul over what its spokesman described as an “election tragedy” a proposal reportedly from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that the election ballots will show only the names and numbers of candidates without party logos. — […]

Thailand morning news for December 7

Thailand morning news for December 7

Report: Thailand most unequal country in 2018 Thailand has overtaken Russia and India as the most unequal country in the latest survey by a Swiss bank. — Bangkok Post Trade war: Focus turns to Thailand to conclude $7 trln RCEP Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to transform […]

Thailand morning news for December 6

Thailand morning news for December 6

GDP forecast to top out at 4-4.3% in 2019 Thai business operators expect the country’s GDP to grow 4-4.3% in 2019 while exports have been tipped to expand 5-7% next year. — Bangkok Post Drug haul of B4.5bn last month Authorities are claiming success in their latest anti-drug operation, seizing 4.5-billion-baht worth of narcotics in […]

Thailand morning news for December 5

Thailand morning news for December 5

Ministries told to prepare ‘New Year gifts’ for people THE CABINET yesterday gave the green light to all government ministries to prepare projects considered “New Year presents” to the people. — The Nation Finance Ministry to return VAT payments during Chinese New Year to spur growth The Ministry of Finance will be rebating Valued Added […]

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