Thailand Morning News For October 30

Thailand Morning News For October 30
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Thailand morning newsChumphon placed under heavy rain, flashflood warning
The Centre for Flooding, Storm and Landslide Monitoring in Chumphon warned people of heavy rain and possible flash flood and surface flooding in the province from tomorrow (Oct 29) until Nov 2.
— Thai PBS

Thai king’s remains laid to rest at end of five-day ceremony
The bones and ashes of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej were brought to their final resting places on Sunday, the fifth and last day of an elaborate funeral ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of mourners to the streets of Bangkok.
— Reuters

Can Trump reverse Thailand’s drift towards China?
Under the doctrine of “America First,” the Thai military regime has enjoyed warming relations with the United States. However, economic and development opportunities with China have pulled Thailand into China’s orbit.
— Global Risk Insights

Met Dept warns 10 provinces to brace for downpour
The Meteorological Department on Sunday warned residents in 10 provinces of the lower Central Plains and the South to brace for heavy downpours and strong winds over coming days.
— Bangkok Post

Thai Real Estate: Popular But Overvalued
Foreign investors choose Thai real estate more than anywhere else in Asia. That’s likely because of a strong tourism sector with Bangkok as the most visited city on the planet. People often come to Thailand, enjoy themselves, and buy property there.
— InvestAsia

Honda hopes to build PCX Electric bike in Thailand
AP Honda has sought cooperation with Thai authorities in a move to market the PCX Electric, Honda Motor’s latest electrically powered motorcycle, in the Kingdom and is set to announce updates this January.
— The Nation

Fresh legal battle looms in rice case
Prosecutors are preparing for another legal bout with former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and his former deputy Poom Sarapol following their appeals against the Supreme Court’s verdict on their…
— Bangkok Post

Floods, welfare cards spur sales of canned fish
The current flooding and the government’s programme to stimulate consumption with welfare cards for low-income eaners have combined to spur sales of processed foods, especially canned fish, in the last quarter, said Thai Food Processors Association president Wisit Limluecha.
— Thai PBS

17 provinces remain inundated
A total of 17 provinces remained flooded as of Saturday, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.

Naval flood relief ships sent to Roi Et
The Royal Thai Navy’s disaster relief center has sent 30 flow thruster ships to Thailand’s northeastern province of Roi Et to boost floodwater drainage.

Road deaths fall during royal funeral
Fewer road deaths and injuries were recorded on Thursday when the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was cremated amid an elaborate five-day royal funeral ceremony, a road safety advocate said Sunday.
— Bangkok Post

Rise in poultry consumption in Japan benefits Thai exports
Thailand’s export sector is receiving benefits from the increased poultry consumption in Japan, as Japanese consumers have confidence in the quality and safety of Thai chicken products.

Exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej opens in November
The Government Public Relations Department of Thailand (PRD) has announced that the exhibition of the Royal Crematorium for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be open for viewing by the general public from 2 to 30 November, 2017, between 07:00 and 22:00 Hrs.
— TAT News

TAT promotes Royal Projects at ITB Asia 2017 in honour of the late King Bhumibol
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reiterated its promotions of unique Thai local experiences at the various Royal Projects nationwide in honour of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at ITB Asia 2017.
— TAT News

Dress code for visitors to the exhibition of Royal cremation ceremonies
The Culture Ministry has announced a dress code for people who want to visit the exhibition of Royal cremation ceremonies to be held at the site of the Royal crematorium in Sanam Luang during November 2-30.
— Thai PBS


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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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