Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

Thailand Live Tuesday 18 Feb 2020

Recommended Posts

Thai attacked over coronavirus ‘Asian prejudice’ in London

By The Nation

 

800_c367d5ece6be62f.jpg

 

A Thai man was attacked and poked fun at over the Covid-19 coronavirus in London, leading to Royal Thai Embassy officials taking him to hospital after he sustained a broken nose, Foreign Ministry spokesman Cherdkiat Atthakor said today (February 17).

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148750-thai-attacked-over-coronavirus-‘asian-prejudice’-in-london/

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Phuket health chief explains vague virus updates

By The Phuket News

 

1581938279_1-org.jpg

Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew at one of the virus situation daily update meetings last week. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief has defended the lack of information made available at the mandatory daily coronavirus situation updates, saying Phuket officials are under orders from Bangkok to restrict the information being made available to the public.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148772-phuket-health-chief-explains-vague-virus-updates/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thais urged to postpone visits to Japan, Singapore amid virus threat

By The Nation

 

800_e8b43461cb716f7.jpeg?v=1581958610

 

The Public Health Ministry has advised Thais planning trips to Singapore and Japan to postpone their visits, citing the rising number of people infected by the coronavirus in the two countries.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148814-thais-urged-to-postpone-visits-to-japan-singapore-amid-virus-threat/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Economy may grow more than 3 per cent next year, says BOT

By The Nation

 

800_204929a26cc8654.jpg?v=1581942846

BOT Senior Director of Economic and Policy Department, Don Nakornthab

 

Outbreak of the coronavirus will deal a heavy blow to the Thai economy in the first quarter but a gradually recovery is expected and could lead to growth of above 3 per cent next year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148815-economy-may-grow-more-than-3-per-cent-next-year-says-bot/

 

  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Central bank may further cut policy rate to 0.75 per cent 

By The Nation

 

800_0cbf2aca6e0296f.jpg?v=1581938603

 

The baht has retreated against the US dollar in recent days, says an analyst at Krungsri Global Markets who expects the central bank to cut its policy rate again to 0.75 per cent from 1 per cent to prop up the declining Thai economy. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148816-central-bank-may-further-cut-policy-rate-to-075-per-cent /

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finance Minister approves BAAC's plan to issue Bt20-bn green bonds

By The Nation

 

800_8704ca74a0f4be7.jpeg?v=1581948441

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana on Saturday (February 15) approved the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BACC)'s plan to issue green bonds, capped at a maximum of Bt20 billion, for sales to Thai institutions, said an informed source at the BAAC.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148819-finance-minister-approves-baacs-plan-to-issue-bt20-bn-green-bonds/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thai army to transfer control of land after mass shooting

 

2020-02-17T123225Z_1_LYNXMPEG1G0RE_RTROPTP_4_THAILAND-MILITARY.JPG

FILE PHOTO: Family members and Police officers ride with coffins containing bodies of SWAT members Trakool Tha-arsa and Petcharat Kamjadpai, who were killed in a mass shooting at the Terminal 21 shopping mall, at a military airport in Bangkok, Thailand, February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army agreed on Monday to transfer management control of 160,000 hectares of commercial land to the finance ministry in a drive to reform its business practices after a soldier went on a shooting spree over a property deal gone sour.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148825-thai-army-to-transfer-control-of-land-after-mass-shooting/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Four people in custody accused of spreading fake news about coronavirus

 

IMG_7235.jpg

 

Four people have been arrested by police, for allegedly spreading fake news about the COVID-19 virus, in coordinated raids in four provinces.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148826-four-people-in-custody-accused-of-spreading-fake-news-about-coronavirus/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Emergency decree in Deep South extended for 3 months

 

Prawit-Wongsuwan.jpg

 

The emergency decree, currently in effect in Thailand’s three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and certain districts of Songkhla province, is to be extendeduntil June 19th.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148827-emergency-decree-in-deep-south-extended-for-3-months/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New economic stimulus package to seek cabinet approval next month

By THE NATION

 

800_ee52a13df2ddbb6.jpg?v=1581959094

Minister Uttama Savanayana

 

The Finance Ministry will propose a new economic stimulus package to the cabinet in mid-March, hoping it will immediately catapult the momentum to boost the economy in April, Minister Uttama Savanayana said Monday, February 17.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148828-new-economic-stimulus-package-to-seek-cabinet-approval-next-month/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s OK if Opposition limits debate on previous government to 20%

 

Wirat-Ratanaset.jpg

 

The government’s chief whip says there would be no objection to the Opposition questioning the performance of the previous administration, also under the premiership of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, if such matters occupy no more than 20% of the allotted 3 days of the censure debate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148829-it’s-ok-if-opposition-limits-debate-on-previous-thai-government-to-20/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thailand to decide on TPP participation around April, says Japan minister

KYODO

 

ttp.jpg

Economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura (left) holds talks Monday in Tokyo with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 

 

Thailand will likely decide whether to join a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership around April, economy minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148830-thailand-to-decide-on-tpp-participation-around-april-says-japan-minister/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

 

2020-02-17T210456Z_1_LYNXMPEG1G188_RTROPTP_4_SPACE-EXPLORATION-BEZOS.JPG

FILE PHOTO: Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148831-amazons-bezos-pledges-10-billion-to-climate-change-fight/

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...