Thailand Morning News For October 16

Thailand Morning News For October 16

Thailand morning newsTight Security For Second Dress Rehearsal For King Bhumibol (photo special)
The second dress rehearsal for the royal funeral of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held today, October 15, in near perfect weather conditions and amidst some of the tightest security Bangkok has seen.
— AEC News Today

Chao Phraya overflow wreaks havoc
People in several Central Plains provinces have begun bearing the brunt of the Chao Phraya River overflow.
— Bangkok Post

PM confident 2011 flood will not repeat itself
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has reassured the public of the government’s anti-flood measures, expressing confidence that this year’s water situation will not be as severe as that of 2011.
— NBT World (video)

Government rejects rumors about more water discharged from Bhumibol Dam
The government has rejected rumors that more water has been discharged from Bhumibol Dam and flown towards Bangkok.
— NBT World (video)

Mini-mart draught beer tax mulled
The Excise Department found issue with sales of draught beer at convenience stores and is ready to regulate the business if any operators offer the product.
— Bangkok Post

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PM: Foreign investors confident in political situation in Thailand
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that Thai and foreign investors trust the current administration and have confidence in the current political situation.

Health chief urges free contraception for teens
IN A bid to prevent premature pregnancy among Thai teens, Health Department chief Dr Wachira Pengchan is calling for girls aged 10 to 20 to receive a free contraceptive implant at any of the nationwide medical facilities registered for Universal Coverage (UC) under the National Health Security Office (NHSO).
— The Nation

Police reform work in progress: Gen Boonsrang
The police reform work is now in progress and and the criteria for police transfers and appointments are expected to be concluded by the end of this year, according to Police Reform Committee chairman Gen Boonsrang Niempradit.
— Thai PBS

Welfare cards off to a rocky start
Electronic readers of the state-sponsored welfare cards have suffered technical glitches since they were introduced two weeks ago, although the problem is dwarfed by the extent of the scheme’s popularity.
— Bangkok Post

Japanese boost for property market
JAPANESE property firms have expanded their investment in Thailand’s residential market by over Bt100 billion since 2013, recognising the nation’s potential as a gateway to expanding their investment in Asean.
— The Nation

B600bn revenue target within reach
The Excise Department has expressed confidence that its revenue target of 600 billion baht for this fiscal year is reachable based on the country’s economic momentum.
— Bangkok Post

Ambitious Sansiri looks to China for momentum
PROPERTY developer Sansari is expanding its business in China with new offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The Thai firm expects to generate Bt3.5 billion in revenue from Chinese buyers from a total international market of Bt9 billion by the end of this year.
— The Nation

Security to be beefed up during royal funeral rites
The Thai government has reassured the public of the security measures to be deployed during the royal cremation of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
— NBT World (video)

Somkid requests low-income job training funding
The government is committed to allocating a higher budget to support low-income earners next year, especially through training programmes to help them improve their employability.
— Bangkok Post

Second royal cremation procession concluded beautifully
The second rehearsal of the royal cremation procession for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej is currently taking place, with crowds of the general public witnessing the scene.
— NBT World (video)

Selling senior services
Economists say the growing ageing society will create tremendous growth opportunity for businesses.
— Bangkok Post

Student loan agreement goes into effect
The Employer’s Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Student Loan Fund (SLF) in a new move to address the problems of debt default on Thursday (Oct 12).
— Thai PBS


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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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