Thailand morning news for January 10

Thailand morning news for January 10

Thai investment applications top $28bn in 2018, exceed target Investment applications in Thailand reached a total of 902 billion baht ($28.2 billion) worth of projects in 2018, 43 percent higher than requests the previous year and beating a target of 720 billion baht, the state investment agency said on Wednesday. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) […]

Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund donates Bt3 mln to victims of ‘Pabuk’

Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund donates Bt3 mln to victims of ‘Pabuk’

Honda Thailand Foundation’s (HTFs) Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund (HKKT Fund) is a familiar site to the nations poor and minority rural dwellers, dispensing blankets and warm clothing ahead of the cold season, and pitching in at times of natural disaster. In the wake of Tropical Storm Pabuk’, which cut a destructive path through parts […]

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore morning news for January 9

Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions top 50m tonnes: Report Singapore generated more than 50 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2014, the bulk of it from the burning of fossil fuels to generate energy for industries, buildings, households and transportation. — Today Singapore Healthcare boosted Singapore’s capital markets in 2018 Singapore’s capital markets were significantly lifted […]

Thailand morning news for January 9

Thailand morning news for January 9

Commission lifts “yellow card” from Thailand for its actions against illegal fishing The European Commission delists Thailand from the group of “warned countries” as recognition of its progress in tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. — European Commission (video) Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision Human rights organisations, and social and news […]

Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Accolades for Thailand in wake of Saudi asylum-seeker decision

Human rights organisations, and social and news media channels are today awash with praise for Thailand for allowing 18-year-old Saudi Arabia woman Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun temporary entry to file an application for asylum. Since AEC News Today first broke details of Ms al-Qunun’s predicament on Sunday, Jan 6, news of her detention and pending […]

Singapore morning news for January 8

Singapore morning news for January 8

Blockchain incubator programme launches in Singapore A crypto-currency wallet that works with smart contracts, a digital marketplace to trade renewable energy certificates and an online protocol that uses biometrics to authenticate identities are some of the projects selected for an incubator programme launched yesterday. — Straits Times “Seletar cannot use Malaysia’s airspace”–M’sian Foreign Minister Datuk […]

Thailand morning news for January 8

Thailand morning news for January 8

Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6 Just seven days in to its year as Asean chair and Thailand is embroiled in a human rights controversy that threatens to caste a lingering shadow over its custodianship of the region’s 4.5 million people for the next 12 months. […]

Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

This has been an AEC News Today breaking news story. No further updates will be made to this story

Saudi asylum-seeker challenges Thailand human rights record as Asean chair year begins (video) *update #6

Just seven days in to its year as Asean chair and Thailand is embroiled in a human rights controversy that threatens to caste a lingering shadow over its custodianship of the region’s 4.5 million people for the next 12 months. At the heart of the controversy is a frightened 18-year-old Saudi Arabian woman, Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq […]

Singapore morning news for January 7

Singapore morning news for January 7

Singapore supplies additional treated water to Malaysia at Johor’s request Singapore’s water agency PUB said on Sunday (Jan 6) that it supplied additional treated water to Malaysia this week after pollution disrupted production at Johor’s water plants. — Channel NewsAsia Banks partnering fintechs in quest for digital dominance There is a power play ahead for […]

Thailand morning news for January 7

Thailand morning news for January 7

Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3 An 18-year-old woman claims that she is currently being held against her will in a Bangkok hotel room after being ‘abducted’ from the arrival gate by Saudi Arabia diplomatic staff. — AEC News Today Thailand resumes flights, ferry services as tropical storm slows Thailand resumed flights on […]

Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

This has been an AEC News Today breaking news story. No further updates will be made to this story

Claims of Saudi abduction at Suvarnabhumi *Update #3

An 18-year-old woman claims that she is currently being held against her will in a Bangkok hotel room after being ‘abducted’ from the arrival gate by Saudi Arabia diplomatic staff. Rahaf Mohammed Mutlaq al-Qunun claims that Saudi Arabian diplomats intercepted her as she was de-planing a Kuwait Airlines flight from Kuwait when it landed at […]

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