Quest for the holy grail: Thai foreign minister jets to India as RCEP heads to the wire (video)

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As the curtain begins to come down on Thailand’s year as Asean Chair Thailand foreign minister Don Pramudwinai has made a lightning three-day visit to India. In India Mr Pramudwinai co-chaired the 8th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) for Bilateral Cooperation with his counterpart, Dr Subrahmanvam Jaishankar, India’s Minister of External Affairs . The two […]

Philippines morning news for October 11

Philippines morning news for October 11

Cantilan Bank adopts cloud technology to expand banking access (video) Financial technology (FinTech) has the potential to bring millions of people into the formal financial system. In Mindanao, Cantilan Bank has become the first Philippines financial institution to move its core banking system into the cloud, providing its clients with improved access to a wider […]

Thailand morning news for October 11

Thailand morning news for October 11

BBC Thai follows up Australian media claims about Thammanat’s imprisonment in Sydney The BBC’s Thai affiliate has published notes of an official document obtained from a visit to an Australian court, stating that Manat Bophlom one of the former names used by the Thai Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Thammanat Prompao, had served four […]

Cantilan Bank first to adopt cloud technology for greater banking access (video)

Cantilan Bank first to adopt cloud technology for greater banking access (video)

Financial technology (FinTech) has the potential to bring millions of people into the formal financial system. In Mindanao, Cantilan Bank has become the first Philippines financial institution to move its core banking system into the cloud, providing its clients with improved access to a wider range of financial services. Introduced through a collaboration involving the […]

Philippines morning news for October 10

Philippines morning news for October 10

What crisis? THE people in Malacañang, the Palace of the People, don’t con­sider it a “transportation crisis” that fewer LRT trains are running and passengers find themselves squeez­ing into buses and jeepneys like sar­dines with legs, or that MRT trains bog down as a matter of habit. — Tempo 7 cadets, 5 PMA personnel charged […]

Thailand morning news for October 10

Thailand morning news for October 10

DPM Anutin calls on National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (Wednesday) called on the National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly over the ban or restriction on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos at its forthcoming meeting. — Thai PBS News Myanmar to […]

Philippines morning news for October 9

Philippines morning news for October 9

PH slips in global competitiveness ranking, drops to 6th spot in ASEAN The Philippines fell eight notches to 64th from 56th last year out of 141 countries in the global competitiveness ranking pulled down by lower ICT (information/communications technology) adoption and macroeconomic stability, according to the 2019 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. […]

Thailand morning news for October 9

Thailand morning news for October 9

Five more Thai elephants die in waterfall plunge Five more wild elephants in Thailand died in a plunge from the top of a waterfall, drone footage released on Tuesday (Oct 8) showed, bringing the death toll to 11, including a three-year-old calf. — CNA Thailand arrests man amid #royalmotorcade controversy Thai authorities have arrested and […]

Thailand morning news for October 8

Thailand morning news for October 8

Panel bans three controversial herbicides effective December 1 The four-party working committee, set up at the order of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed unanimously today to ban the production, import, sale and use of paraquat glyphosate and chlorpyrifos… — Thai PBS News Fact-finding panel to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs The Judicial Commission has […]

Thailand morning news for October 7

Thailand morning news for October 7

Pheu Thai calls for urgent probe about alleged meddling in Yala’s judicial affairs The Pheu Thai party is urging the government to investigate alleged meddling with the judiciary after a judge in the Yala provincial court shot himself on Friday in an apparent suicide bid related to unwarranted interference. — The Thaiger Six wild elephants […]

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 […]