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  • Thailand’s auto manufacturing expects to reach 2.2 million

    Thailand’s auto manufacturing expects to reach 2.2 million

    PHOTO: Autoinfo Car sales for 2019 are likely to increase thanks to the improved purchasing power of Thais as the agricultural sector returns better prices. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Phasu Loharachun, say the automotive industry is the main economic activity generating revenue for the country. Meanwhile, the total number of cars to be manufactured this year is expected to reach 2.2 million, similar to last year. Of that figure, half are for domestic sales and the other half for export

  • Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

    Thailand slashes 2019 exports estimates as trade war escalates

    by Phuwit Limviphuwat Thai exporters are expected to pay a heavy price as the ramping up of the US-China trade war continues. The US has now launched a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports. Last Friday US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Talks with China continue in a very congenial manner, there is absolutely no need to rush, as Tariffs are NOW being paid to the United States by China of 25 per cent on US$250 billion worth of goods and products.

  • 90% untreated water flowing into Bang Tao canal

    90% untreated water flowing into Bang Tao canal

    90% of business operators and locals are releasing wastewater into the filthy Bang Tao canal. Cherng Talay Tambol Administrative Organisation President Maann Samran says, “There are some hotels, restaurants and locals still releasing wastewater into Bang Tao Canal where it is flowing into the sea.” “Only 10% of them have connected their wastewater pipe into the wastewater treatment plants.” “Today we will use sand to block the Bang Tao Canal so the water will not flow into the sea. Waste water in the canal will be pumped and removed for treatment.” “This is not the right way to do it but in urgent situations we have to do this first.” Phuket’s Governor gave an urgent order to solve the problem of wastewater flowing into Bang Tao Beach  after the issue went viral in social media

  • ASEAN launches $1 billion investment for green projects

    ASEAN launches $1 billion investment for green projects

    South East Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank and major development financiers have launched a new US$1 billion (32 billion baht) initiative to spur green infrastructure investments across the region. The launch ceremony was witnessed by Thailand’s Minister of Finance  Apisak Tantivorawong and ADB President Takehiko Nakao. Senior officials from ASEAN and private sector partners also joined the ceremony

  • Royal Coronation schedule takes shape

    Royal Coronation schedule takes shape

    His Majesty King Maha Vachiralongkorn has asked that his coronation ceremony should be ‘economical’ and ‘in line with Royal tradition’. The instructions have been forwarded to Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, head of the coronation organising committee.

  • Malaysian PM receives honorary doctorate from Rangsit University

    PHOTOS: Facebook/Rangsit University Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Rangsit University President Arthit Ourairat during the convocation ceremony on Sunday. – Picture from Rangsit University Facebook Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has been in Bangkok over the weekend, his second trip to the Kingdom in the past three months.

  • Thai 11 year old wins women’s world drone racing championships

    Thai 11 year old wins women’s world drone racing championships

    Go Wanraya!! An 11 year old Thai girl, Wanraya Wannapong, has won the women’s title in the World Drone Racing Championships held last Sunday in Shenzhen, China. The event is organised by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale

  • Unofficial confirmations that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was aboard crashed helicopter

    FILE PHOTO Although there haven’t been official verifications from authorities, it appears likely that Thai duty free supremo, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was aboard his personal helicopter when it crashed soon after take off following a league match last night, UK time. Two leading media sources have led with news of Mr Srivaddhanaprabha being on the helicopter when it took off

  • Government mobilizes a new war on drugs

    South East Asian governments have declared various ‘wars on drugs’ over recent decades, most notably President Duterte and The Philippines (2016 – 2018) and Thailand’s former PM, Thaksin Shinawatra in 2003. Both of them have had questionable results with rights groups decrying the extrajudicial killings as trampling on basic human rights

  • Thailand’s Seniors are world’s most active Airbnb hosts and guests

    Thailand senior guests have increased 62% year-on-year. Seniors (hosts and guests aged 60+) have been a growing and integral part of the Airbnb community for many years, growing fast in number, earning important extra income, and continuing to be the most-loved of any age group. In addition to hosting, seniors are a burgeoning portion of Airbnb’s guest community, using the power of the platform to go beyond traditional tourist districts and experience local, authentic neighbourhoods