Thailand English-language News For February 28, 2017

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In the February 28, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about:

• Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has presided over a ceremony to erect the main pillar of the Royal Crematorium being constructed at Sanam Luang in front of the Grand Palace in Bangkok for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died last October 13.

• Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has nullified the previous environmental and health impact studies on impacts from the controversial proposed Krabi coal-fired power station, ordering new studies to be undertaken in the name of transparency.

• US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies has met with Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on the occasion of 200 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to discuss the recent Cobra Gold military exercise which involved the participation of 28 countries.

• High level science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are imperative if Thais are going to be able to meet the challenges of the 21st-century and Thailand’s Ministry of Education is including increasing STEM content into the national education system.

• The Yala Islamic Committee will hold a number of events in 14 southern provinces between March 5 and 14 to celebrate the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday (Mawlid).

• and much more.



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




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