Philippines morning news for October 9

Philippines morning news for October 9

PH slips in global competitiveness ranking, drops to 6th spot in ASEAN The Philippines fell eight notches to 64th from 56th last year out of 141 countries in the global competitiveness ranking pulled down by lower ICT (information/communications technology) adoption and macroeconomic stability, according to the 2019 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. […]

Thailand morning news for October 9

Thailand morning news for October 9

Five more Thai elephants die in waterfall plunge Five more wild elephants in Thailand died in a plunge from the top of a waterfall, drone footage released on Tuesday (Oct 8) showed, bringing the death toll to 11, including a three-year-old calf. — CNA Thailand arrests man amid #royalmotorcade controversy Thai authorities have arrested and […]

Thailand morning news for October 8

Thailand morning news for October 8

Panel bans three controversial herbicides effective December 1 The four-party working committee, set up at the order of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed unanimously today to ban the production, import, sale and use of paraquat glyphosate and chlorpyrifos… — Thai PBS News Fact-finding panel to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs The Judicial Commission has […]

Thailand morning news for October 7

Thailand morning news for October 7

Pheu Thai calls for urgent probe about alleged meddling in Yala’s judicial affairs The Pheu Thai party is urging the government to investigate alleged meddling with the judiciary after a judge in the Yala provincial court shot himself on Friday in an apparent suicide bid related to unwarranted interference. — The Thaiger Six wild elephants […]

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

A group of 37 Cambodian civil society organisations today (Oct 4) issued a statement condemning a decision by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to order additional investigations into two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists charged with espionage and producing pornography. Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin were arrested on November 14, 2017 and four days […]

Thailand morning news for October 4

Thailand morning news for October 4

CP Group given Oct 15 deadline to sign B225bn rail deal The government has given agro-industrial conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) until next Tuesday to sign an investment agreement for the 225 billion baht high-speed train project after wining the bidding, or face blacklisting. — Bangkok Post Several public holidays approaching, likely booze ban in […]

Thailand morning news for October 3

Thailand morning news for October 3

Thai PM says no Islamic State ties to Thailand as Egypt arrests student The Thai student, who has not been identified, was taken into custody by Egyptian authorities on Sept 24 in Cairo after a video clip circulated online that showed him voicing support for an “Islamic revolution” in an interview. — Reuters Thailand expects […]

Thailand morning news for October 2

Thailand morning news for October 2

WTO cuts trade growth forecast The World Trade Organisation has cut its global trade growth forecast for this year to the weakest level in a decade, warning that further rounds of tariffs in an environment of heightened uncertainty could spark a “destructive cycle of recrimination.” — Bangkok Post Thailand’s king takes personal control of two […]

Thailand morning news for October 1

Thailand morning news for October 1

Thailand PM considers moving capital as Bangkok congestion takes toll Thailand could be the next nation in south-east Asia to relocate its capital after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “possibility” under his government. — The Guardian August exports fall 2.1% y-o-y, but trade surplus widens Thailand’s August current account […]

Thailand morning news for September 30

Thailand morning news for September 30

Horror crash spurs action Road safety advocates are calling on authorities to enforce road safety regulations more strictly after 13 people were killed when the pickup truck they were riding on overturned Sunday morning. — Bangkok Post 11 districts in Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 dust particles Air quality in Bangkok, and its two neighbouring provinces […]

Thailand morning news for September 27

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Thailand morning news for September 27

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok US President Donald Trump may be on his way to Bangkok to attend the Asean Summit which takes place from the end of October to the beginning of November this year. — Thai Examiner.com 3 districts of capital hit […]

Thailand morning news for September 26

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Thailand morning news for September 26

Central bank cuts growth projection to 2.8 percent but retains policy rate at 1.5 percent The Bank of Thailand has slashed the country’s economic growth projection for this year to 2.8% from 3.3% and the projection for next year from 3.7 % to 3.3%. — Thai PBS News Chevron says no arbitration for now over […]

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