In Thailand English-language News for September 1, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about:
00:43 | Over 400 troops from the Royal Thai Army’s (RTAs) Department of Ordnance rehearsed the pulling of chariots to be used in a procession for the royal funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26.
02:50 | The Grand Palace continues to welcome Thais from across the country wishing to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
03:57 | A merit-making ceremony has been held to inaugurate the new Government House reception building, named Phakdeebodin, which will be used to welcome distinguished guests visiting the kingdom.
05:36 | Deputy defence minister and chief representative of the government, General Udomdej Sitabutr, has visited Patani Province to follow up on the peace process in Thailand’s southernmost region. General Sitabutr also plans to visit Yala province to observe operations at the Southern Border Provinces Operation Center, as well as the Mueang Yala Provincial Police Station’s CCTV monitoring and surveillance center.
09:19 | The Mekong River in Nong Khai province has overflowed into local farmland, while a large portion of Ang Thong province is under water due to the higher discharge rate of the Chao Phraya Dam
11:13 | Thailand Minister of Commerce, Abhiradee Tantraporn, has denied claims that China has shut down several of its docks due to pollution caused by tapioca shipments, saying that such claims are often made during the peak of the tapioca export season, probably in an attempt to dampen sentiment towards Thailand’s products. She said major buyers like China have continued to demand the product.
12:42 | Strong export and tourism growth continued to drive the economy in July. The Bank of Thailand (BoT) said Thursday that exports grew 8.0 per cent over last year and tourism expanded 4.8 per cent year-over-year.
14:06 | Thai and Saudi officials have so far assisted some 8,800 Thai pilgrims to enter Mina Field in preparation for entering the Arafah and Musdalifah fields to perform religious activities.
15:54 | Deputy permanent secretary for social development and human security, Napa Setthakorn, has chaired a meeting of representatives from local multidisciplinary teams in border provinces, and observers from international agencies in Chiang Mai to discuss protection for human trafficking victims.
16:49 | Newsline takes a look at The Singing Cooks & Waiters restaurant in the Philippines
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