Thailand morning news for September 5

Thailand morning news for September 5

PM speaks out on oath gaffe Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday defended his oath-taking in the cabinet swearing-in ceremony, saying he acted in compliance with the constitution. — Bangkok Post Park chief casts doubt on skull DNA test results A park official who was among the last people to see the late Porlajee Billy […]

Thailand morning news for September 4

Thailand morning news for September 4

Karen activist ‘Billy’ killed and incinerated in oil drum – DSI Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen was killed and his body stuffed into and burned in a 200-litre oil drum, which was later dumped into a river in Kaeng… — Thai PBS News Ninth turtle succumbs to pollution in Sattahip this past week […]

Thailand morning news for September 3

Thailand morning news for September 3

Thailand promotes five plans for energy development in ASEAN The Energy Ministry of Thailand is ready to push forward five plans to promote energy sector in ASEAN at the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) that scheduled for Sept 2-6 in Bangkok. — Vietnamplus Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals Dual-pricing […]

Thailand morning news for September 2

Thailand morning news for September 2

The 10th dead dugong of this year found on Koh Libong A dead dugong was found beached near an estuary on Libong Island in Thailand’s southern province of Trang on Sunday morning. — Thai PBS News New storm to bring more rain to Isan The northeastern region is braced for more rain, heavy in some […]

Cambodia micro-finance: a sample of 28 is an indication of 28, not 2.1mln

Cambodia micro-finance: a sample of 28 is an indication of 28, not 2.1mln

Cambodia’s financial sector czar’s yesterday (Aug 29) joined forces to pour cold water over a recent report which claimed that the country’s micro-finance sector was dragging its inhabitants into an inescapable debt trap. With just a few words Sok Touch, president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), crystallised what thousands of words of explanation […]

Thailand morning news for August 30

Thailand morning news for August 30

Koh Tao Murder Convicts Sentenced to Die by Supreme Court The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence for two Burmese men convicted of murdering two British tourists on a popular island in 2014. — Khaosod English Thailand to Roll Out Plain Cigarette Packs Cigarette packs will no longer feature branding when tougher smoking […]

Thailand morning news for August 29

Thailand morning news for August 29

We Believe We Can Achieve Our 3% Growth Target, Says Thailand’s Finance Minister Thailand Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana discusses Thailand’s economy, reserves, economic growth, their current account surplus, the possibility of another rate cut, his outlook for the Baht, the U.S.-China trade war and his outlook for the government. — Bloomberg (video) Thai PM Rejects […]

Thailand morning news for August 28

Thailand morning news for August 28

Ombudsman calls Thai PM’s incomplete oath unconstitutional Thailand’s ombudsman has ruled that the prime minister’s failure to recite a key sentence in his oath of office was unconstitutional, and will refer the matter to the Constitutional Court to rule on whether the government is legally installed. — The Washington Post Seoul Endorses Intelligence Pact With […]

Thailand morning news for August 27

Thailand morning news for August 27

Oath ‘fix’ tipped for today Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is due to lead the cabinet in receiving a message from His Majesty the King at Government House on Tuesday, in an event believed to be linked with the recent controversy over the swearing-in of the cabinet, according to an internal formal schedule circulated on Monday. […]

Thailand morning news for August 26

Thailand morning news for August 26

Comatose suspected insurgent dies after 35 days in hospital Abdulloh Esor Musor, a suspected insurgent being held in military custody for questioning after his arrest on July 20th, died early Sunday morning. — Thai PBS News Thailand to roll out plastic bag-gobbling robots Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is developing an AI robot […]

Thailand morning news for August 23

Thailand morning news for August 23

Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest at 9.35pm today (Thursday) after suffering indigestion and gastroparesis over the past few days. — Thai PBS News Thai government to […]

Thailand morning news for August 22

Thailand morning news for August 22

Thai July exports unexpectedly rise 4.28% y/y on gold boost Thailand’s customs-cleared exports unexpectedly rose in July for the first time in five months, up 4.28% from a year earlier, as gold shipments surged, the commerce ministry said on Wednesday. — Reuters Thai Airways bans 2015-2017 MacBook Pros Thai Airways International has banned passengers from […]

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