Thailand Morning News For August 7

Thailand Morning News For August 7
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Thailand morning newsHeavy rain wreck havoc in several southern provinces
Officials of Tarnbokekoranee national park in Krabi have declared Tarnbokekoranee waterfall off-limits to all visitors for their safety after upstream water level has risen sharply due to heavy rain.
— Thai PBS

Don Mueang queues due to ‘staff shortage’
Immigration Bureau Chief Nathathorn Prousoontorn admitted Sunday that a staff shortage was behind the hours-long wait for foreigners entering Thailand through Don Mueang International Airport on Saturday.
— Bangkok Post

Robotisation: Why You Will Lose Your Job to a Machine (video)
Robotisation is increasingly becoming the norm in today’s society and along with it increasing warnings of why you will lose your job to a machine.
— AEC News Today

Industry 4.0, Thailand 4.0: What’s it All Mean? (video)
Industry 4.0’ has become a buzzword among Asean member countries, many of which believe that the ‘4.0’ approach is the right way towards economic prosperity. But what exactly does ‘Industry 4.0’ mean?
— AEC News Today

PM urges firms, universities to push forward national development plans
The Prime Minister called upon the private sector and universities to push forward national development plans by stepping out of the comfort zone. He also assured the public that the government is readyto provide necessary assistance.
— NBT World (video)

RICEBERRY brand registration by foreign company not affecting Thai rice exports: DIP
The registration of RICEBERRY as a trademark by a private foreign company will not affect the exports of Thai rice berry products, says DIP.

Ban Chang Smart City Project
Areas in industrial districts are often thought of as polluted places. However, that belief could be changed if a project, called Ban Chang Smart City, is successful. The project is being subsidized by both the public and private sectors in realizing its aims. Kwankamol Prurapark has more details of the progressive plan.
— NBT World (video)

More celebrities to face charges for advertising alcoholic drinks
Police are to summon more celebrities for interrogation and acknowledgement of the charges against them for allowing their images to be seen with alcoholic drinks and posted in the social media.
— Thai PBS

Police are to summon DSI officials for questioning: Pol Lt-Gen Sanit
Thung Song Hong police superintendent was ordered to carefully study the ruling of the Criminal Court regarding the death of former Phuket and Phang-nga land official Thawatchai Anukul before proceeding with an investigation to find out who was or were responsible for his death.
— Thai PBS

Government confirms commitment to women’s rights
The government has confirmed its commitment to women’s rights following the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) calls for female activists to stage a campaign without a threat of prosecution.
— NBT World (video)

SC Asset readies nine launches for Bt11.4 bn
SC Asset Corporation plans to launch nine residential projects worth Bt11.45 billion before the end of this year to boost its full-year presales to Bt16 billion and revenue to Bt14.8 billion.
— The Nation

Transport Min inspects Chachoengsao port
The Ministry of Transport has paid an inspection visit to a sea port in Chachoengsao province.

Commerce Min issues flood relief measures
The Ministry of Commerce has issued a series of flood relief measures to support businesses in disaster zones.

PM orders strict regulation on alcohol ban near schools
The Prime Minister has ordered a strict regulation on the ban of alcohol sale near education institutes, encouraging the public to inform officials if they find any violation.

Dusit Thani College inks MICE internships deal
Dusit Thani College signed an agreement with Thai Exhibition Association to offer students more hands-on experience and training in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions field.
— Pattaya Mail

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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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