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 […]

EU should have a ‘sober second thought’ over EBA removal: EuroCham Cambodia

EU should have a ‘sober second thought’ over EBA removal: EuroCham Cambodia

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) has called for the European Commission (EC) deciding Cambodia’s future entitlement to import concessions under the ‘Everything But Arms (EBA)’ trade scheme to have a ‘sober second thought’. The call came in a media release issued today (Sep 25) which said suspending Cambodia’s access to the trade […]

Thailand morning news for September 25

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Thailand morning news for September 25

Thailand calls on developed countries to act on climate commitments Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on developed countries to deliver on their financial commitments to scale-up climate finance that is secure, predictable and sustainable beyond next year. — AEC News Today Major Thai stores to stop giving out plastic bags by 2020: […]

Thailand calls on developed countries to act on climate commitments

Thailand calls on developed countries to act on climate commitments

Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on developed countries to deliver on their financial commitments to scale-up climate finance that is secure, predictable and sustainable beyond next year. Delivering a statement on behalf of Asean member states to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in his role as Asean Chair, […]

Thailand morning news for September 24

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Thailand morning news for September 24

Thailand spends 560 million USD on EEC development The Thai government plans to allocate 17 billion baht (560 million USD) for the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in fiscal 2020, according to Kobsak Pootrakool, deputy secretary-general to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. — Vietnam+ CP given airport link ultimatum The Charoen Pokphand Group […]