Thailand morning news for September 20

Thailand morning news for September 20

Chicken exports to China increases 700% amid swine fever outbreak The soaring pork price,s due to the swine fever outbreak in China, have led to an over 700% increase in Thailand’s chicken exports between January and July this year — NNT High-speed train talks with China back on rails The Transport Ministry will hold contract […]

Thailand morning news for September 19

Thailand morning news for September 19

Thai PM Prayut skirts debate on oath-taking amid grilling by MPs September 19, 2019 5:00 AMThai opposition MPs called for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s resignation yesterday following a debate in Parliament where they grilled him for hours on an incomplete oath of office taken in July, to no avail. — Straits Times (annoying popups) Thai […]

Thailand morning news for September 18

Thailand morning news for September 18

Industry sentiment plunges to 10-month low The Thai Industries Sentiment Index dropped in August to 92.8 points, the lowest in 10 months, on business concerns about people’s lower purchasing power and a bearish sentiment on exports, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reported on Tuesday. — Bangkok Post Calls mount to ban farm chemicals The […]

Thailand morning news for September 17

Thailand morning news for September 17

Urgent energy meeting called after oil price spike Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has called an urgent meeting of the Energy Policy Administration Committee on Tuesday to evaluate the oil situation after the global price surge. — Bangkok Post Biometrics identify 8 fake passports in 3 days PHOTO: Workpoint News Thai Immigration Police have been lauding […]

Thailand morning news for September 16

Thailand morning news for September 16

Monorail link planned for Don Mueang airport Airports of Thailand Plc plans to build a 3-kilometre monorail electric train route to link Don Mueang international airport with the Bangkok Transit System (BTS) Green Line on the Mor Chit-Saphan Mai-Khu Khot route in Bangkok’s northern suburb, Don Mueang airport deputy director Flying Officer Sumpun Khutranon said. […]

Thailand morning news for September 13

Thailand morning news for September 13

Thai Belt and Road project bumps into finance and liability issues Thailand’s government is delaying China’s ambitious high-speed railway project in the country as questions over financing and liabilities of the $9.9 billion infrastructure initiative remain unresolved. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Thai immigration Chief says TM30 law is outdated and needs to change Thai […]

Thailand morning news for September 12

Thailand morning news for September 12

Thai court won’t rule on PM’s oath omitting duty to constitution Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday declined to rule on a controversy over the new prime minister omitting a vow to uphold the constitution when he was sworn in as a civilian leader, five years after he toppled an elected government. — Reuters Thai opposition […]

Thailand morning news for September 11

Thailand morning news for September 11

Thailand first in Asia to roll out plain cigarette packaging Thailand rolled out plain cigarette packaging on Tuesday (Sep 10), the first country in Asia to introduce what activists say is an effective way to reduce the appeal of smoking. — CNA Thailand leads suicide rate in ASEAN THAILAND is leading the Association of Southeast […]

Thailand morning news for September 10

Thailand morning news for September 10

Australian newspaper reports on Thai minister’s criminal drug past The Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow has had his accounts about his role in a 3.2 kilogram heroin-smuggling ring challenged by an Australian newspaper. — The Thaiger Minister Won’t Explain Heroin Conviction, Jail Time in Australia A senior government official on Monday declined to address allegations […]

Thailand morning news for September 9

Thailand morning news for September 9

Thailand dangles 50% tax cut for manufacturers fleeing China Thailand announced a package of incentives Friday, including a 50% tax cut, for companies to relocate production to the slowing Southeast Asian economy from China amid the Sino-American trade war. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups […]

Thailand morning news for September 6

Thailand morning news for September 6

Aftermath of Podul leaves 16 dead Sixteen people have been killed since northern Thailand began experiencing the impacts of Tropical Storm Podul, coupled with a strong southwestern monsoon, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said yesterday. — Bangkok Post Thailand dengue cases top 55K, Bangkok reports 3 deaths Health officials in Thailand reported […]

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