Thailand morning news for December 25

Thailand morning news for December 25

Reporter gets jail in libel case filed by poultry farm A court on Tuesday sentenced a reporter to two years in prison for criminal libel for a comment she tweeted about a labour abuse grievance at a poultry farm. — Bangkok Post Learn & earn: Unesco Learning Coin initiative fulfilling migrant children’s dreams (video) It […]

Thailand morning news for December 24

Thailand morning news for December 24

Exports see drop for 4th month Exports fell for the fourth straight month in November, plunging by 7.39% year-on-year, attributed largely to lower oil and farm product prices, the world’s economic and trade slowdown, ongoing trade tensions between the US and China and baht appreciation. — Bangkok Post State pins hopes on Q4 stimulus hike […]

Thailand morning news for December 23

Thailand morning news for December 23

Severity of drought next year likely to equal that of 2015-16 in Thailand Thailand is at risk of a drought like that in 2015 and 2016, while the volume of rainfall, from this month through May, is forecast to be 5-10% lower than normal, said Mr. Seri Suparathit, director of the Centre of Climate Change […]

Thailand morning news for December 20

Thailand morning news for December 20

Air pollution soars in Thai capital Bangkok, authorities issue warning Authorities in Thailand’s capital warned people to wear face masks or stay indoors on Thursday (Dec 19) after choking air pollution returned to Bangkok following months of clear air in one of the world’s top tourist destinations. — CNA Thailand begins to prepare for a […]

Thailand morning news for December 19

Thailand morning news for December 19

BoI upgrades EEC perks to garner HR outlays The Board of Investment (BoI) agreed on Wednesday to upgrade investment privileges for projects in the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to make them more enticing and promote human resource development. — Bangkok Post Thai army ‘regrets’ killing three Muslim civilians in south The Thai army […]

Thailand morning news for December 18

Thailand morning news for December 18

Pattaya air pollution at a very high level, local residents concerned The 2.5 PM particulate matter in the air in Pattaya has reached 162 Micrograms/cubic metres which was measured today at 3:30PM alarming both local residents and tourists due to potential health concerns. — The Pattaya News “Run against Dictatorship” organisers threatened with legal action […]

Thailand morning news for December 17

Thailand morning news for December 17

Police manhunt for Serial Killer known as Thailand’s Jack The Ripper after murder in Khon Kaen A police manhunt is underway for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper”, a serial killer previously convicted of 17 rapes, murders and robberies, who allegedly killed a hotel maid on December 15th in the north-eastern province of Khon Kaen. — The […]

Thailand morning news for December 16

Thailand morning news for December 16

Opposition sign pledge to push for charter rewrite Before they held a discussion on the charter, seven opposition parties signed a letter of ratification on Saturday to confirm their determination to amend the current Constitution. Future Forward party… — Thai PBS News Future Forward’s Thanathorn says he’ll “bring people to the streets” It’s the biggest […]

See why Thai diplomacy packs a punch: Welcome to Thailand, with FM Don (video)

Foreign and local media representatives attending an end-of-year gathering at Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in Bangkok last week got to see a different side of the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Don Pramudwinai, and thanks to his good humour, so too can you. A veteran Thai diplomat having served as the Thailand ambassador […]

Thailand morning news for December 13

Thailand morning news for December 13

Premchai’s jail term increased in black-leopard case The Appeal Court on Thursday increased the prison sentence handed down to construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta to three years and two months for illegal possession of wildlife carcasses and firearms in a national park, and poaching. — Bangkok Post Mentally Ill Man Cleared of Lese Majeste, Gets 3 […]

Thailand morning news for December 12

Thailand morning news for December 12

Another day of infamy for the EC – Piyabutr Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has called the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward party “another day of infamy” for this independent organization. — Thai PBS News Finance minister assures Thai economy not critical, just slowing down […]

Thailand morning news for December 11

Thailand morning news for December 11

GSB: Startups continue bleeding confidence in Q3 Startup entrepreneurs’ confidence has continued to fall, dipping to 51.85 for the third quarter because of the faltering economy, cautious consumer spending and intensified competition, according to a Government Savings Bank (GSB) survey. — Bangkok Post FFP boss didn’t dodge draft: Apirat Army chief Apirat Kongsompong confirmed on […]