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Tapioca price control planned
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:52:00 +0200
Thai tapioca exporters have agreed to stop lowering prices to put a lid on the losses incurred by local farmers, industry officials said last week.
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Comedian Jerry Lewis dies at 91
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:03:53 +0200
Jerry Lewis, the king of low-brow comedy and a fund-raising powerhouse, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91. - REUTERS
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Spain's king leads mourning at a mass for Barcelona attack victims
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:01:09 +0200
Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia on Sunday joined Spanish and Portuguese political leaders at architect Antoni Gaudi's famous Sagrada Familia church, for a mass in honour of the victims of the Barcelona van attack at Las Ramblas. - REUTERS
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Honda Mobilio RS facelift (2017) review
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:48:00 +0200
The Honda Mobilio has its traditional MPV rivals beaten, but can its facelift cope with the arrivals of the Toyota Sienta and the brand’s very own BR-V?
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Developers sweeten pot for buyers
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:39:00 +0200
Developers are offering free or low monthly instalments for up to three years to speed clearance of ready-to-transfer condominiums and to cushion against high rejection rates for housing loans.
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Staying relevant in the age of disruption
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:25:00 +0200
Everyone is ready to state the obvious when they talk about change. The truth is, change is here to stay and it has been like this for a while now. What we should worry about is not change itself but the scope, scale and impact of changes that have brought...
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Shedding light on solar panels
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:30:00 +0200
Thailand is among a number of countries trying to cut reliance on fossil fuels by highlighting renewable energy development, but the colossal task of managing solar panel waste remains a bottleneck, dimming the light of hopeful advancement in renewable...
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Flood, drought plans to be tabled
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Multi-billion-baht projects on water management and transport will be tabled to the mobile cabinet meeting which will kick off Monday in Nakhon Ratchasima.
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Defence to appeal Koh Tao verdicts
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The defence in a case where two Myanmar nationals were convicted of the brutal murders of two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014, will file their final appeal with the Supreme Court Monday.
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Govt to offer incentives to port investors
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Authorities are seeking approval from Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak for a new benefit-sharing arrangement between state and private sectors to give four river and sea ports shunned by investors a new lease on life.
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Ex-minister warns against Bestlin bids
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Allowing Bestlin Group to join a fresh round of bidding for 489 city buses would be an affront to the government's anti-graft campaign, warns former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij.
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770,000 migrant workers being 'legalised'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The government is processing more than 770,000 illegal migrant workers who decided to register with the state in their bid to stay in the country, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan says.
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Buri Ram airport upgrade gets approval
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Buri Ram: The province is set to expand its commercial airport to accommodate growing visitor traffic after it was granted a budget of 140 million baht for the project.
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Perils of trespassing into sacred territory
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government spokesman and caretaker director-general of the Public Relations Department, drew flak from media organisations and journalists because he unwittingly, or perhaps unknowingly, trespassed into their fiercely-guarded...
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Far-reaching changes afoot for excise tax
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Organic laws concerning the new excise tax rates, which will apply to all products subject to excise duties except for alcohol and cigarettes, will top the cabinet's agenda this week.
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LCCs bite into legacy carriers' air traffic
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
As low-cost carriers' (LCCs) portion of air traffic continues to soar in Thailand, legacy airlines are seeing their share of the sky shrink.
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Blue-sky thinking?
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Over the last few months, crossing the Pathumwan intersection on foot was a near-impossible task requiring pedestrians to zig-zag along the mazes of malls and footpaths, as the pedestrian bridges were closed-off by a major construction site.
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Did China just blink?
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
The annual mid-year Asean meetings discussed, but then once again set aside, the highly disputatious issue of the South China Sea. This was no surprise. The host of the meetings, the Philippines, has had its own problems settling on a policy towards the...
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Time to respect ecology
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:15:00 +0200
Re: "Tourism troubles", (PostBag, Aug 20).
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'Cambodia Daily' newspaper may be shut over taxes
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:44:04 +0200
PHNOM PENH - The Cambodia Daily, an English-language tabloid, faces closure and confiscation of its assets if it fails to pay nearly a decade in taxes by Sept 4, the nation's top tax official said Sunday.
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Thousands protest Hong Kong democracy jailings
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:33:00 +0200
HONG KONG - Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.
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Charleston businesses ready to capitalise on total solar eclipse
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:22:00 +0200
With Charleston being the last city to host the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in almost a century, area businesses are cashing in. — Reuters
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US aquarium preps its animals for solar eclipse
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:16:00 +0200
As the solar eclipse approaches in the United States, animals in its path may be in for both an early evening and a rude awakening. — Reuters
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Boston march against hate speech avoids Charlottesville chaos
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:15:40 +0200
Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration. — Reuters
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Cambodia busts hundreds of Chinese scam suspects
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:14:48 +0200
Chinese and Taiwanese scam suspects took over an 11-storey building in Cambodia before police busted the group on a tip-off from mainland authorities. — Reuters
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BoI tells Thai firms to look at expanding into Asean
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:41:00 +0200
Thailand's Board of Investment (BoI) is encouraging Thai investors to invest more in several Asean countries to capitalise on growing demand at a time when labour costs in these countries remain low.
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Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter car parts
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0200
KYOTO: The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel -- wood.
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Airline profits hit turbulence in Q2
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:57:00 +0200
The second quarter was a weak period for the four SET-listed airlines, with only one declaring a (sharply lower) profit.
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2017 Toyota Yaris Ativ: Thai pricing, specs and pics
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:33:00 +0200
New four-door budget car is a reskinned Vios saloon with power borrowed from the Yaris hatchback.
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Twisting media's arm will backfire
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:35:00 +0200
The Prayut Chan-o-cha government is back in the eye of the storm for all for the wrong reasons. This time all eyes are on the mobile cabinet meeting set to take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Nakhon Ratchasima after government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd...
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Prayut urges regional development, aid to poor
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:39:00 +0200
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday instructed state agencies to map out budgets for fiscal 2019 to focus on regional development and the country's 20-year national strategic plan to reduce income disparity.
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Cybersecurity team to assist banks
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:01:00 +0200
The Thai Bankers' Association plans to form a Thai Bank Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to share information regarding cybersecurity threats among members.
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Malaysia apologises to Indonesia over flag blunder
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:46:00 +0200
KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA -- Malaysia has apologised to Indonesia over the upside down printing of the Indonesian flag in a souvenir guidebook handed out at the opening of the Southeast Asian Games.
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Air force plans to put armed marshals on planes
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:50:00 +0200
Amid concerns about terrorist attacks which have recently wreaked havoc in many parts of the world, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has rolled out a training session to produce air marshals to be deployed with weapons on commercial airplanes.
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Father: Militant son was indoctrinated
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:33:00 +0200
The father of a militant suspect shot dead by authorities during Wednesday's vehicle robberies in the deep South believes his son was indoctrinated and misled into committing the crime in which a hostage was also killed.
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Ministry plans Northeast rail line
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:08:00 +0200
The Transport Ministry will seek approval from the cabinet in October for the construction of a 355-kilometre Ban Phai-Mukdahan-Nakhon Phanom railway line worth 65.7 billion baht.
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Govt to offer incentives to port investors
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Authorities are seeking approval from Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak for a new benefit-sharing arrangement between state and private sectors to give four river and sea ports shunned by investors a new lease on life.
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Fighting the vicious circlein the Golden Triangle
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200
It took almost four hours to travel along the 160-kilometre mountainous route from Myanmar's town of Tachileik, bordering Chiang Rai, to Kengtung in the eastern state of Shan, but the officials from six neighbouring countries were determined to reach...
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BoT unveils SME forex option contract
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:51:00 +0200
The Bank of Thailand plans to roll out a foreign exchange option with a lower fee to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to access forex hedging tools in dealing with the firmer baht.
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CAAT helps airlines hit by ICAO ban
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:01:00 +0200
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has agreed to allow airlines required to halt international flights during the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) red-flag re-evaluation next month to operate an additional domestic flight...
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DPM Prawit expects tamed crowd on Aug 25
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0200
Just over 1,000 people are expected to turn up at the Supreme Court next Friday to lend moral support to embattled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra as she hears the court's ruling in the rice-pledging case, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon...
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Indian Ocean storms to whip up floods
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:22:00 +0200
The northeastern region is expected to see another round of flooding next month as two more weakened storms are forecast to swipe the country.
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State seeks speedy One Person Company Act passage
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:38:00 +0200
The Commerce Ministry is accelerating the draft process of the One Person Company Act and expects the proposed law to help promote small businesses and boost the country's economy.
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Wild animals rescued from Aleppo zoo arrive in Jordan
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:36:42 +0200
Thirteen animals that were rescued from their damaged zoo in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo arrive in the Jordanian city of Jerash to be rehoused in a wildlife sanctuary. - REUTERS
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Perils of trespassing into sacred territory
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the government spokesman and caretaker director-general of the Public Relations Department, drew flak from media organisations and journalists because he unwittingly, or perhaps unknowingly, trespassed into their fiercely-guarded...
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Cabinet OKs perks for tech investors
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:20:00 +0200
Industry experts and foreign investors in high technology will be entitled to four-year visa-free grants and free work permits under a new scheme.
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The third Chinese curse
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
It's unclear why Seh Pete went so aggressively and even excessively after Pai Dao Din.
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Cause enough to drive anyone bananas
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:25:00 +0200
While I was stuck in the customary Sukhumvit gridlock last week, a song came on the taxi radio which I vaguely recognised — well, the lyrics anyway. The words "daylight come and me wanna go home" were being repeated against a background of electronic...
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Bus reform must have public input
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
As expected, confusion reigns over a planned bus reform which features the modifications of bus routes across the city. Most passengers turned a cold shoulder to eight new city bus routes introduced by the Department of Land Transport last Tuesday, claiming...
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Desk trackers cause stir in offices
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:20:00 +0200
LONDON: Barclays Plc has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks, but the British bank insists it's not spying on them.
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