Thailand morning news for January 23

Thailand morning news for January 23

Thailand’s total domestic car sales seen down 3.8 pct in 2019 -Toyota Thailand’s total domestic car sales are likely to fall 3.8 percent to 1 million units this year after a 19 percent jump in 2018, Toyota Motor Corp’s Thai unit said on Tuesday. — Reuters “Red zones” declared in seven worst-affected areas in Bangkok […]

Singapore morning news for January 22

Singapore morning news for January 22

Singaporeans’ inflation expectations stand pat at end-2018: poll SINGAPOREANS don’t expect overall consumer costs to budge much in the next 12 months, but think that core inflation – that is, price hikes outside of housing and private transport – could still inch up. — The Business Times Banks tighten credit to bunker industry amid fraud […]

Thailand morning news for January 22

Thailand morning news for January 22

Water spraying drones being considered to contend with PM 2.5 Thailand’s Prime Minister has focused on Royal Rain Making as a way to reduce the amount of particulate matter or PM 2.5 in the air above Bangkok and its vicinity with the Pollution Control Department (PCD) planning to employ water spraying drones as part of […]

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Thailand moves to ease plight of asylum-seekers’ & refugees’ children

Seven Thailand government agencies have today (Jan 21) inked an agreement that will allow the children of refugees and asylum seekers to be freed from Immigration Detention Centres (IDC). The Memorandum of Understanding on the Determination of Measures and Approaches Alternative to Detention of Children in Immigration Detention Centres outlines the procedures and policies to […]

Singapore morning news for January 21

Singapore morning news for January 21

Dengue cases surge, with 455 in two weeks Dengue cases have increased over the past four weeks, with 455 seen in the first two weeks of this month. — The Straits Times Security, social needs, economic restructuring key focus of upcoming Budget, says Finance Minister Heng This year’s Budget will focus on Singapore’s security and […]

Thailand morning news for January 21

Thailand morning news for January 21

Smog expected to worsen on Monday With air pollution lingering in Bangkok on Sunday and possibly set to worsen on Monday, the head of the Department of Health expressed concern for the health of people who work outdoors such as street vendors, traffic police, road sweepers and tuk-tuk drivers. — The Nation (very annoying popups) […]

Down to work: Asean foreign ministers focus on trade, humanity, crime (video)

Following a day of social immersion and the opportunity to sound each other out on issues with candid one-on-one talks and a working dinner, Asean’s foreign minister got down to work on Friday (Jan 18) with trade, humanity, and crime key items on the agenda. Held under the theme of ‘Advancing Partnership for Sustainability’, a […]

Hope for Rohingya: Asean foreign ministers put China, Myanmar on notice

Hope for Rohingya: Asean foreign ministers put China, Myanmar on notice

A gathering of Asean foreign ministers in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday signalled that the bloc is no longer prepared to ignore the actions of member states if it damages the image of the collective with external partners, at the same time putting China on notice over the South China Sea. That the bloc […]

Behind the scenes at the 2019 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat – Day 1 (gallery)

Behind the scenes at the 2019 Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat – Day 1 (gallery)

Foreign ministers from Asean’s ten member states have met for the 19th Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AFMR), with a broad range of topics and views being tabled and canvassed by host nation Thailand. Initiated under Singapore’s chairmanship in 1999, the retreats are said to provide a venue and opportunity for the free-flowing exchange of views […]

Singapore morning news for January 18

Singapore morning news for January 18

Johor Chief Minister defends visit to Malaysia vessel anchored in Singapore waters JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Chief Minister Osman Sapian on Thursday (Jan 17) defended his decision to visit a Malaysian vessel anchored in Singapore waters, adding that his actions have been supported by grassroots leaders. — Channel News Asia (very annoying popups) Half of Singapore […]

Thailand morning news for January 18

Thailand morning news for January 18

Air pollution alert for Friday Air pollution is expected to get worse in Bangkok on Friday following a slight improvement in weather conditions on Thursday. — The Nation (very annoying popups) Asean foreign ministers retreat in Chiang Mai (video) Asean foreign ministers and senior officials have gathered in the northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai […]

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