Thailand morning news for January 9

Thailand morning news for January 9

Outdoor activities discouraged as air quality worsens The level of PM 2.5 airborne dust measured today was higher than yesterday, with three provinces in the northern region including Lampang severely affected. — NNT Top business groups see GDP growth of 2.5%-3% this year Leading business associations on Wednesday projected economic growth of 2.5%-3.0% this year […]

Thailand morning news for January 8

Thailand morning news for January 8

Water diverted from Tha Chine to Chao Phraya River to flush out seawater The Royal Irrigation Department has started diverting water from the Tha Chine River, in Nakhon Pathom province, into the Chao Phraya River through the Phraya Banlue irrigation canal to flush out seawater. — Thai PBS News Energy Ministry prepares fuel measures amidst […]

Thailand morning news for January 7

Thailand morning news for January 7

Deputy PM Somkid says six EEC infrastructure projects must start this year The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) continues to attract more investors. Last year, the EEC generated over 100 billion baht from outside investment. — NNT PM gives embassy authority to evacuate Thais in Iran The Prime Minister has given authority to the Thai embassy […]

Thailand morning news for January 6

Thailand morning news for January 6

Drunk driving no.1 crime this New Year season Courts processed 9,179 traffic cases during the seven dangerous days of the New Year holidays, with drunk driving the most common instance where both adults and youths were involved. — NNT PM to head command centre to tackle drought At their meeting on Tuesday, the cabinet is […]

Thailand morning news for January 3

Thailand morning news for January 3

MOPH announces successful medical cannabis outcomes The Ministry of Public Health has released initial findings on medical cannabis administration to patients, and related clinical research, which show positive effects among young patients with epilepsy, and patients with end-stage cancer. — NNT Chinese dam to reduce water discharge into Mekong river A Chinese authority has informed […]

Thailand morning news for January 2

Thailand morning news for January 2

Thailand kicks off 2020 with plastic bag ban Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce waste and debris in the sea. — Reuters Over 400 arrested for drink-driving in Kalasin province […]

Thailand morning news for January 1

Thailand morning news for January 1

Central bank plays down baht appreciation to under ฿30 to US$1 The Bank of Thailand has played down the steady appreciation of the Thai baht currency, which strengthened to under ฿30 against the US greenback on Monday. — Thai PBS News New Year road death toll exceeds 200 in 4 days Road accidents numbered 1,988, […]

Cambodia taxpayers to see E-filing system in new year as collections rocket

Cambodia taxpayers to see E-filing system in new year as collections rocket

Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT) is set to begin rolling out an electronic tax filing (E-filing) system in the new year, the latest move to streamline tax compliance and remove face-to-face contact between taxpayers and tax office employees. Details on the new system are scant, save that the new system will require taxpayers to […]

Thailand morning news for December 31

Thailand morning news for December 31

String of tragedies spur green push This year, environmentalists and people on the streets alike were hit by news about the death of a several rare marine animals. — Bangkok Post BoT: 2.5% growth in 2019 likely Thailand’s economic growth is expected to close at 2.5% in the October-to-December quarter, leading the full-year figure to […]

Thailand morning news for December 30

Thailand morning news for December 30

Thai road toll jumps to 109 after first two days of seven day campaign Road incidents during the first two days of the seven day New Year holiday period have risen to 974. The southern province of Surat Thani, just north of Phuket, had 33 incidents and 37 people injured. — The Thaiger Half a […]

Thailand morning news for December 27

Thailand morning news for December 27

Prayut troubled by fake news Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the military to be more proactive in tackling fake news online. — Bangkok Post Finance Ministry upbeat on private investment The Finance Ministry has painted a rosy picture of private investment, forecasting 2020 growth of 4.6%, up from 2.7% predicted for […]

Thailand morning news for December 26

Thailand morning news for December 26

Thai court to decide on dissolution of opposition party in January Thailand’s Constitutional Court said on Wednesday (Dec 25) that it would rule on the dissolution of the opposition Future Forward Party on Jan 21 following a complaint that its actions were seditious and that it plans to overthrow the constitutional monarchy. — CNA Thailand’s […]