Thailand Morning News For June 5

Thailand Morning News For June 5
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Thailand morning newsTen Japanese firms invest in Eastern Economic Corridor
At least 10 Japanese companies are investing in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the new industrial zone for higher technologies and green industries.
– NBT World (VDO)

Govt allocates Bt2.5 bn for universities’ research projects
THE GOVERNMENT has set aside Bt2.5 billion of this fiscal year’s Bt190-billion additional budget to help 27 universities extend their research projects with commercial purposes as a way to promote the “Thailand 4.0” policy.
– The Nation

AI at 4.0 forefront
As Thailand pushes forward to the digital economy era, ramping up the use of artificial intelligence will serve not only to transform the world of business, but how people live.
– Bangkok Post

Govt eyes on border trade with Myanmar
The Thai government is promoting the Mae SotMyawaddy development model as a bordertrade opportunity for the Thai private sector that could be extended to other neighbouring countries besides Myanmar.
– The Nation

Congestion suffocating AoT airports
The combined capacity of airports under Airports of Thailand Plc’s (AoT) supervision has fallen well short of actual utilisation, resulting in congestion, according to AoT data.
– Bangkok Post

Interior Ministry mobilizing Thailand 4 0 policy
The Interior Minister has ordered provincial governors to bring forward implementation of the “Thailand 4.0” policy in order to find solutions to all existing problems.
– NBT World (VDO)

Experts urge focus on biomedical
Thai medical and health sectors have unique capabilities to tap technologies and product commercialisation as part of the successful Thailand 4.0 vision, said a group of medical experts at The Nation roundtable.
– The Nation

E-work permits planned for migrant workers in Phuket
-Phuket officials have announced the launch of an electronic work permit (e-work permit) for migrant workers from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, to become effective on November 1 this year.
– Phuket Gazette

Sermsuk insists it has high standards after exploding
SERMSUK has responded to a Bt2-million Civil Court liability finding by insisting that it always places the highest priority on the safety and quality of its products.
– The Nation

DPM Somkid urges state, private sectors to cooperate in promoting SMEs
A deputy prime minister in charge of economics has urged both state and private sectors to cooperate more effectively to promote Thai SMEs.

Financial incentives ‘needed to reduce garbage’
INCREASING amounts of garbage require the development of more incentives and collective action from all stakeholders, an academic has said amid worsening problems.
– The Nation

CPF in hunt for more global deals
Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the SET-listed subsidiary of agribusiness giant Charoen Pokphand Group, remains active in scouting for more merger and acquisition opportunities this year, focusing notably on markets with relatively large populations and hefty barriers, in order to stimulate its business growth.
– Bangkok Post

PM confirms Govt’s commitment to social equality
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha says the government has a sincere commitment to improving the well being of the poor and the many low-income earners in the community.

Government urges citizens to prepare for the aging society
According to the Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs, the implementation of the government’s measures to tackle the aging society have been placed.
– NBT World (VDO)

DPM Wissanu unperturbed by criticism
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday he is not worried about the criticism of Thai politicians, saying it is common for any governments to be verbally attacked by their dissenters.

Submission of audited accounts now mandatory for an e-filing taxpayer
Under Section 69 of the Revenue Code, a company or juristic partnership is required to file its corporate income tax returns together with a balance sheet, income statement, income account, expenditure or gross income account (as the case may be) which has been certified by its auditors (collectively referred to as the ‘audited accounts’) within 150 days from the last day of an accounting period.
– The Nation

Floods ease in 25 provinces
Post-flood assistance continues in 25 provinces while authorities are on high alert for more rains.
– NBT World (VDO)


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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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