Thailand morning news for April 3

Thailand morning news for April  3

Thailand’s Junta Party Won the Most Votes. Now What? Coup-prone Thailand held its first election under a rewritten constitution on March 24 after the longest stretch of military rule — nearly five years — since the early 1970s. — Bloomberg Wildfires Turn Thailand’s Air Into the Planet’s Most Toxic Top Asian finance ministers and central […]

Thailand morning news for April 2

Thailand morning news for April  2

Protesters hit city streets Just one week after Thailand’s first election in five years, protesters have returned to Bangkok’s streets to step up their calls for the removal of the seven election commissioners, accusing them of mishandling… — Bangkok Post Toxic dust levels continue to plague 8 northern provinces Unhealthy smog levels continue to plague […]

Thailand morning news for April 1

Thailand morning news for April  1

Flights diverted as Chiang Mai haze reaches critical level Chiang Mai has been enshrouded in a cloud of ultrafine PM2.5 dust at levels far exceeding safety standards, plunging the tourist province into a crisis. — Bangkok Post Forest fire causes smog in Phayao Phayao province is blanketed with smog caused by forest fires, as villagers […]

Thailand morning news for March 29

Thailand morning news for March 29

Thailand’s pro-army party wins popular vote: Election Commission Thailand’s chaotic election took another turn on Thursday when the Election Commission announced that the pro-army party, which is seeking to keep the current junta leader in power, had won the popular vote, with 100 percent of ballots counted. — Reuters Thai duty-free monopoly under pressure after […]

Thailand morning news for March 28

Thailand morning news for March 28

Anti-Junta bloc announces coalition with at least 255 seats by Kas Chanwanpen The Pheu Thai Party’s de facto leader Sudarat Keyuraphan has announced this morning that an ‘anti-junta’ bloc had mustered at least 255 MPs from seven parties to form a coalition government. — The Thaiger Phalang Pracharath Insists on Leading Coalition, Won’t Name Allies […]

Thailand morning news for March 27

Thailand morning news for March 27

EC announces constituency winners The Election Commission of Thailand (EC) has announced the winners of electoral constituencies via its website. The Pheu Thai Party takes the greatest number of seats in the lower house. — NNT February factory output unexpectedly falls 1.6% Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) in February unexpectedly dropped 1.6% from a year […]

Thailand morning news for March 26

Thailand morning news for March 26

Thailand general election result in tatters as votes exceed voters Thais went to the polls yesterday (March 24) in the first general election since the Thai military seized power in May, 2014. The result may be a win for the country, but it has seen the country’s Election Commission’s (ECs) reputation in tatters. — AEC […]

Thailand morning news for March 25

Thailand morning news for March 25

Pheu Thai leads, but PPRP strong second An exit poll in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup indicated the ousted Pheu Thai Party of exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra won the most seats at 163, while the military proxy party came second at 96 seats. — Bangkok Post Japanese, Chinese firms to survey EEC […]

Thailand morning news for March 8

Thailand morning news for March 8

Heatwave, water shortages forecast this dry season Temperatures in some areas are expected to hit 42°C this dry season, with farmers already being warned to prepare for a prolonged water shortage. — Bangkok Post Constitutional Court orders dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart party A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major […]

Thailand morning news for March 7

Thailand morning news for March 7

1,200 police to secure Constitutional Court on ruling day Police will deploy 1,200 officers in and around the Constitutional Court on Thursday when it rules on the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart following the party’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana to be its candidate for prime minister. — Bangkok Post Thailand ranks world’s 23rd most polluted […]

Thailand morning news for March 6

Thailand morning news for March 6

Thailand to ban import of plastic waste next year Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will propose to the cabinet a total ban on the import of plastic waste into Thailand beginning next year. — Thai PBS News Bangkok Declaration must wait until June ASEAN COUNTRIES yesterday agreed to work together closely to deal […]

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