Thailand English-language News For June 1, 2017

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In Thailand English-language News for June 1, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha, tells us about:

02:37 |  Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has told a seminar to promote the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights that businesses are responsible for upholding human rights and guaranteeing dignity, safety, equality, equal opportunity, access to government services, and fair treatment.

04:15 | A seminar by the European Union (EU) funded International Labour Organisation (ILO) has hosted a seminar titled ‘Good Labour Practices: What’s next for the Thai fishing and seafood industry?’ which brought together various stakeholders to discuss the new Good Labour Practice (GLP) programme.

07:30 | Students and faculty at Siriraj Hospital, along with the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), have held a number of activities highlighting the health risk of tobacco smoking to mark World No Tobacco Day.

09:01 Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha speaks with World Health Organization (WHO) Thailand Country Medical Officer, Dr Renu Madanlal Garg, on the dangers of tobacco smoking, which kills about 50,000 Thais a year.

19:35 | The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has reported that strong growth in the Thai economy in April was driven by a 5.9 per cent year on year (YoY) increase in exports compared to the same period in 2016, along with a 7 per cent YoY increase in tourism, increased private consumption, and growth in the agriculture sector.

21:07 | The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) has teamed up with the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) to promote sustainable agriculture at THAIFEX-World of food ASIA 2017.

23:21 | Lazada Thailand, a member of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, has announced it plans to establish an electronic-commerce park in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) within the next two months and begin operation in early 2019.

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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. AEC News Today publishes Thailand English-language News M-F.  



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