Thailand morning news for March 26

Thailand morning news for March 26

Thailand general election result in tatters as votes exceed voters Thais went to the polls yesterday (March 24) in the first general election since the Thai military seized power in May, 2014. The result may be a win for the country, but it has seen the country’s Election Commission’s (ECs) reputation in tatters. — AEC […]

Thailand morning news for March 25

Thailand morning news for March 25

Pheu Thai leads, but PPRP strong second An exit poll in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup indicated the ousted Pheu Thai Party of exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra won the most seats at 163, while the military proxy party came second at 96 seats. — Bangkok Post Japanese, Chinese firms to survey EEC […]

Thailand morning news for March 8

Thailand morning news for March 8

Heatwave, water shortages forecast this dry season Temperatures in some areas are expected to hit 42°C this dry season, with farmers already being warned to prepare for a prolonged water shortage. — Bangkok Post Constitutional Court orders dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart party A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major […]

Thailand morning news for March 7

Thailand morning news for March 7

1,200 police to secure Constitutional Court on ruling day Police will deploy 1,200 officers in and around the Constitutional Court on Thursday when it rules on the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart following the party’s nomination of Princess Ubolratana to be its candidate for prime minister. — Bangkok Post Thailand ranks world’s 23rd most polluted […]

Thailand morning news for March 6

Thailand morning news for March 6

Thailand to ban import of plastic waste next year Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will propose to the cabinet a total ban on the import of plastic waste into Thailand beginning next year. — Thai PBS News Bangkok Declaration must wait until June ASEAN COUNTRIES yesterday agreed to work together closely to deal […]

Thailand morning news for March 5

Thailand morning news for March 5

Not enough water left for rice farmers in Northeast A WATER SHORTAGE is threatening to soon strike several northeastern provinces. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Central bank says it has acted on rapid moves in baht The baht is likely to remain volatile and the central bank has taken action on excessive moves in […]

Thailand morning news for March 4

Thailand morning news for March 4

Thailand preparing CPTPP application TOKYO: Thailand will apply this month to join the new trans-Pacific free trade agreement, aiming to ensure it is not left behind by its competitors in the vibrant region, according to the country’s trade negotiations chief. — The Bangkok Post UN for first time places day’s focus on threats to undersea […]

Thailand morning news for March 1

Thailand morning news for March 1

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’ Thailand’s military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight and potential abuse of power. — Reuters More arrests in the theft and sale of police pistols Police […]

Thailand morning news for February 28

Thailand morning news for February 28

Two policemen abducted, shot dead in Thailand’s restive south Two Thai policemen were executed after being abducted from a tea shop in the kingdom’s violent southern borderlands, police said Wednesday (Feb 27), as bloodshed again spikes in a 15-year insurgency. — The Straits Times THAI temporarily cancels flights to Europe after Pakistan closes airspace Thai […]

Thailand morning news for February 27

Thailand morning news for February 27

Board of Investment gives the nod to five projects worth Bt40 bn THE BOARD of Investment (BoI) yesterday approved five investment projects worth a total of Bt40.462 billion during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. — The Nation (annoying pop-ups) January factory output rises 0.18% y-o-y, misses forecast Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) […]

Thailand morning news for February 26

Thailand morning news for February 26

Smog in 9 northern provinces to increase March-April Smog problem in nine of Thailand’s Northern provinces is likely to get worse during March and April due to forest fires, despite a complete ban on the open burning of… — Thai PBS News Why the role of the non-elected Senate will be crucial Though not elected, […]