Cambodia electricity to stay higher than neighbours as EBA jitters emerge

Cambodia electricity to stay higher than neighbours as EBA jitters emerge

In a blow to any hopes Cambodia may have had of mimicking the manufacturing and industrialisation might of Thailand or Vietnam, the head of the country’s electricity authority on Thursday (Aug 8) said that the cost of electricity in Cambodia will “never be as cheap” as in neighbouring countries. The discouraging news for foreign investors […]

Thailand morning news for August 13

Thailand morning news for August 13

Last 18 Thai fishermen stranded in Somalia arrive home The last group of 18 Thai fishermen, who had been stranded on fishing trawlers in the seas off Somalia, arrived in Bangkok this morning on a Thai Airways International flight and were welcomed by officials and airline staff at Suvarnabhumi international airport. — Thai PBS News […]

Thailand morning news for August 12

Thailand morning news for August 12

Surin hospital pleads for water as its reserves run out Water shortages in Thailand’s northeastern province of Surin have reached such a critical level that the provincial hospital has appealed for help from all agencies concerned, while many residents have resorted to buying water from private sources as tap water supply is not meeting the […]

Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts

Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts

The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided. EdC director-general Keo Rottanak […]

Thailand morning news for August 9

Thailand morning news for August 9

PM ‘won’t quit’ over oath A government spokeswoman has played down rumours that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may quit after apologising for not completing the oath of office during last month’s cabinet swearing-in ceremony. — Bangkok Post Thai Consumer Confidence Index for July lowest in 22 Months A Thai academic thinktank on Thursday said in […]

Thailand morning news for August 8

Thailand morning news for August 8

PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but will settle the issue himself. — Thai PBS News Bank of Thailand cuts […]

Thailand morning news for August 7

Thailand morning news for August 7

PM admits error in oath recital and is trying to resolve the problem Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted, for the first time, that he did not recite the oath of office in full, as alleged by the Opposition, and is now trying to resolve the problem. — Thai PBS News Suthep faces trial for […]

Thailand morning news for August 6

Thailand morning news for August 6

PM: More than 10 involved in bombings Security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday. — Bangkok Post Prayut makes light of alleged oath gaffe Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday shrugged off the opposition’s move […]

Thailand morning news for August 5

Thailand morning news for August 5

Army chief ridicules claim Thailand behind chemical attack in Japan An exiled critic of the country’s military and monarchy said he was attacked in his home in Japan last month and believes Thai authorities were behind the incident, an accusation that was ridiculed by the kingdom’s army chief. — Bangkok Post Economic plans to be […]

Singapore morning news for August 2

Singapore morning news for August 2

Abuse by couple left maid, 39, disfigured and traumatised Ms Khanifah, a mother of two from Indramayu, West Java, thinks people are disgusted when they see her. The 39-year-old has a deformed left ear, and permanent and prominent scars on her forehead, back of her head and across her shoulders. — Straits Times (annoying popups) […]

Thailand morning news for August 2

Thailand morning news for August 2

Thai July headline CPI rises 0.98% y/y, slightly below forecast Thailand’s annual headline consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.98% in July from a year earlier, slightly lower than a Reuters poll forecast of a 1% increase, and June’s 0.87% rise, commerce ministry data showed on Thursday. — Reuters Thailand plans larger budget deficit for fiscal […]

Singapore morning news for August 1

Singapore morning news for August 1

Subsidies helpful, but public education also needed to improve adult vaccination rates: Experts Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) kills one in every four to five senior adults who catch the disease, said Associate Professor Helen Oh, senior consultant for infectious diseases at Changi General Hospital. — Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups) Sentiment tanks, services firms less […]

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