Scarborough Shoal lost to China says Philippines spokesman

Scarborough Shoal lost to China says Philippines spokesman

Filipinos finally heard last Sunday (April 14) what many have dreaded hearing for sometime. Scarborough Shoal has been lost to China. The candid and perhaps unintentional admission, largely overlooked by the Philippine media, first came during a fiery exchange between former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario and Philippine Presidential spokesperson Salvador F Panelo, and […]

Thailand morning news for April 18

Thailand morning news for April  18

Cabinet approves 3rd runway at Suvarnabhumi airport The Thai cabinet today approved the construction of a third runway at Suvarnabhumi international airport as part of the country’s ambition to become the aviation hub of ASEAN. –Thai PBS News Future Forward’s Piyabutr denies charges Future Forward Party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has denied computer crime and contempt […]

Thailand morning news for April 17

Thailand morning news for April  17

297 people die in five days of Songkran festival The five days of Songkran up to yesterday have claimed 297 lives with another 2,807 people injured in 2,702 road accidents across the country, according to the Centre for the… — Thai PBS News Drink-driving cases during Songkran pass 8,000 Drink-driving cases accounted for 98% of […]

Thailand morning news for April 16

Thailand morning news for April  16

EU deal could spur shift to Vietnam Relocation of Thailand’s automotive, computer, garment and electric circuit industries to Vietnam is possible once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) takes effect this year, the Commerce Ministry… — Bangkok Post New fires in the North likely to be arson – Army Some 1,000 combined professional and volunteer […]

Thailand morning news for April 15

Thailand morning news for April  15

Day Three: Songkran road deaths show a dramatic drop There has been 1,665 traffic accidents, with 174 deaths and 1,728 people injured in the first three days of the Songkran ‘seven days of danger’ (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). — The Thaiger 2,294 vehicles impounded, 71,307 charged for drink-driving in 3 days Officials have charged a total […]

Thailand morning news for April 12

Thailand morning news for April  12

EIC revises down GDP forecast once more Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has again downgraded its 2019 economic outlook, slashing the forecast for Thai GDP growth to 3.6% amid a global economic slowdown and and domestic political risk. — Bangkok Post Risky loans by cooperatives a concern The National Credit Bureau (NCB) has […]

Thailand morning news for April 11

Thailand morning news for April  11

One person leaps to death after blaze breaks out at busy Bangkok shopping centre: police Two people were killed, including a person who jumped to their death, and more than a dozen were injured after a fire broke out at one of Bangkok’s busiest shopping malls on Wednesday evening, officials said. — SCMP Probe begins […]

Thailand morning news for April 10

Thailand morning news for April  10

Thailand’s north still burning and choking despite PM’s vow Chiang Mai continues to have the world’s worst air pollution today and fires still blaze across the north — far from snuffed out as promised by the prime minister. — Coconuts (paywall) Foreign Minister angry at foreign diplomats who attended Thanathorn’s reporting to police Thailand’s Foreign […]

Thailand morning news for April 9

Thailand morning news for April  9

Gov’t Says Trying Thanathorn in Military Court is Fair The junta has defended trialing civilians in military courts, saying it’s about maintaining peace and order. — Khaosod English Private hospitals urged to reduce drug prices and medical service fees Of a total of over 300 hospitals asked to provide information about drug prices and medical […]

Thailand morning news for April 8

Thailand morning news for April  8

Manipulation suspicions mount in Thailand’s post-coup election Thailand’s first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting. — Reuters “Toxic air pollution shortens children’s lives by […]

Thailand morning news for April 5

Thailand morning news for April  5

Financial Stability Risks Remain for Thailand, Central Bank Governor Says Thailand’s central bank Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said there are still financial frailties in the economy, which are being tackled through a combination of measures, including macro-prudential steps and the monetary stance. — Bloomberg Thailand enters 5G technology era Thailand is leading the ASEAN community in […]

Thailand morning news for April 4

Thailand morning news for April  4

Army employs thousands of troops to fight forest fires in North The Royal Thai Army has deployed thousands of troops to reinforce volunteers and forest officials fighting widespread forest fires,which have been sending smog across nine of the country’s upper northern provinces for the past several weeks. — Thai PBS World DOLE Announces Thailand Will […]

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