Thailand morning news for February 6

Thailand morning news for February 6

Thailand rebuffs Australia’s plea to free Bahraini refugee footballer The Australian government on Tuesday urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion to free a refugee football player who lives and plays in Australia and told a Bangkok court that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain. — Bangkok Post Australian ‘red notice’ led to […]

Thailand morning news for February 5

Thailand morning news for February 5

60 days more: Australia wants Thai PM to intervene in al-Araibi extradition trial (video) Australia’s highest ranking diplomat in Thailand has called for the country’s prime minister to immediately intervene in the detention and trial of Australian-based Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi and “allow him to return to Australia”. — AEC News Today NEB to […]

60 days more: Australia wants Thai PM to intervene in al-Araibi extradition trial (video)

Australia’s highest ranking diplomat in Thailand has called for the country’s prime minister to immediately intervene in the detention and trial of Australian-based Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi and “allow him to return to Australia”. The call by Australia’s ambassador-designate in Thailand, Allan McKinnon, came following a court hearing this morning at which Mr al-Arabi, […]

Thailand morning news for February 4

Thailand morning news for February 4

‘Overshooting’ baht raises fears of sluggish growth WITH THE stronger baht constraining Thai economic growth, other small emerging market economies are facing the risk of recession, economists warn. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Chinese tourists flock back to Phuket for Chinese New Year 2019 Chinese tourists are flocking back to Phuket for Chinese New […]

Thailand morning news for February 1

Thailand morning news for February 1

There’s No Stopping Thailand’s Baht Last year’s best performer in emerging Asia has rallied another 4.2 percent versus the dollar this year, the biggest gain in the region, and what’s driving its advance include a slew of local and foreign factors. — Bloomberg Factory toxic emissions inspections to start Friday The Internal Security Operations Command […]

Thailand morning news for January 31

Thailand morning news for January 31

All schools in Bangkok closed as smog problem worsens The Ministry of Education has ordered all schools in Bangkok closed for two days starting Thursday as smog condition in and around Bangkok worsened today. Meanwhile, Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwangkuang… — Thai PBS World Thailand aims to export 9.5m tonnes of rice in 2019 Thailand aims […]

Thailand morning news for January 30

Thailand morning news for January 30

Australian PM Asks Thailand to Free Detained Footballer Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained football player who has refugee status in Australia, his office said Tuesday. — Khaosod English Corruption rises in Thailand, global watchdog says Thailand dropped to 36 points, one lower than […]

Thailand morning news for January 29

Thailand morning news for January 29

Bank report says 2.6 billion baht financial loss so far from smog in and around Bangkok The ongoing smog problem in and around Bangkok has caused financial loss estimated at 2,600 million baht since late last month in term of lost opportunities in health and tourism aspects, according to the assessment report of Kasikorn Research […]

Thailand morning news for January 28

Thailand morning news for January 28

FIFA asks Thai premier to release Bahraini soccer player The Thai government has been asked by FIFA’s leadership to release a Bahraini soccer player who is in detention while embroiled in extradition proceedings despite having refugee status in Australia. — Pattaya Mail Ratchaburi province hit by smog for the first time The western province of […]

Thailand morning news for January 25

Thailand morning news for January 25

Air pollution levels drop in Bangkok Air pollution levels in Greater Bangkok improved on Thursday morning as only 11 areas reported unsafe levels of PM2.5  – airborne particulates 2.5 microns in diameter and smaller, the Pollution Control Department said. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Thailand’s ambassador to Australia stresses patience on Hakeem AlAraibi’s extradition […]

Thailand morning news for January 24

Thailand morning news for January 24

Some Bangkok private schools close temporarily due to air pollution worries AIR POLLUTION has forced the suspension of classes at private schools across Bangkok this week, though the Pollution Control Department (PCD) yesterday reported fewer areas with unsafe levels of PM2.5 – airborne particulates 2.5 microns in diameter and smaller. — The Nation (very annoying […]

Singapore morning news for January 23

Singapore morning news for January 23

Islamic State-linked plots in region fell in 2018, but terrorism threat to Singapore remains high: MHA The most pressing terrorism threat to Singapore continues to come from Islamic State, even though the number of plots directed by the militant group fell in the region in 2018.This is according to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) […]

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