Thailand English-language News for February 14, 2017

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In the February 14, 2017 edition of Newsline, a daily Thailand English-language news and current affairs programme produced by the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNBT) under the Thailand Government Public Relations Department (PRD) for NBTWorld*, presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:

• His Holiness Phra Phrommunee, vice abbot of Wat Ratchabophit, has asked those paying their respects to newly appointed Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, to only bring floral tributes and not bring food after mid-day, or to offer cash at any time. Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong was appointed Thailand’s 20th supreme patriarch by His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun last Sunday.

• Thailand Ministry of Defence ( MOD) spokesman, Major General Kongcheep Tantravanich, said that the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC), will commence holding reconciliation meetings with Thailand political parties today, February 14, as part of its national reconciliation efforts on Thailand’s ‘path to democracy.’

• The Thai Revenue Department (TRD) is urging Thailand tax-payers to lodge their personal income tax (PIT) returns via the internet and to use the newly introduced PromptPay system to receive their income tax refunds, if any.

• Thailand’s  Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced that it will have geographical indicator (GI) branded products in all Thailand provinces by the end of this year.

• Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has ordered the Gulf of Thailand closed to commercial fishing operations closer than seven nautical miles to shore for three months – from February 15 to May 15 – in line with Thailand government attempts to foster a sustainable fishing industry.

• Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is working with farmers in the central province of Phichit, 330km (205 miles) north of Bangkok, who are experiencing water shortages.

• Sales at Bangkok’s largest flower market ahead of Valentine’s day are down on last year according to market vendors.

• and much more.



*NBT World is the NNBTs 24/7 English language television service delivering Thailand government news and information to the Thai, Asean and wider Asian communities broadcast Internationally via cable and satellite. It is also available via android and iOS apps.




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