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All eyes on Chinese dams as Mekong countries count down to the monsoon

Researchers are worried that Chinese dams will hold back much of the water in the Mekong River this year, similar to last year’s erratic flow after the monsoon which exacerbated the drought in the Northeast of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. China’s dams have recently contributed ...

Big cat discovery in Kamphaeng Phet’s national park

In a Facebook post on Thursday (July 9), Kamphaeng Phet’s Khlong Lan National Park reported that camera traps set up in the park to track the population of tigers managed to capture the sighting of a black panther and leopard instead. “The appearance of the panther and ...

PM’s letter to Thailand’s 20 richest people (English translation)

The following is a translation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s letter sent to Thailand’s 20 richest people following a special 10-minute speech broadcast on national TV at 6pm last Friday. The letter was dated April 20. “Thailand is facing a Covid-19 outbreak which is one of ...

‘Patient Under Investigation’ criteria stretched to cover more people

The Public Health Ministry has expanded the definition of “Patient Under Investigation” (PUI) to four cases where free tests will be administered, Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesman of the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said on Wednesday (April 8). 1. Passengers screened by international communicable disease ...

PM issues slew of urgent measures to deal with Covid-19 situation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued 14 urgent measures today (March 3) to handle the Covid-19 situation, government spokesperson Narumon Pinyosinwat said. They are: 1. State agencies must strictly enforce the Public Health Ministry’s measures and guidelines on the outbreak and, if need be, can also issue ...

TBA to announce guidelines on protection of clients' data

The Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) will issue practice guidelines for commercial banks in handling clients’ personal data, following the enforcement of the personal data protection law in May next year. The Personal Data Protection Act, B.E. 2562 (2019) regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of personal ...

Public hearing reveals 75 per cent are against 3 chemicals ban

The ban on 3 agrochemical substances namely Paraquat, Chlorpyrifos and Glyphosate as passed by the Hazardous Substance Committee’s resolution on October 22 will come into full effect on December 1, according to the order of Department of Agriculture (DOA) announced in government gazette on November ...

Many Thai products to lose GSP privileges in the US

Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade will announce on Monday the details of its suspension of duty-free treatment for some Thai products under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). This follows US suspension on Friday of such preferred treatment for Thai products worth around US$1.3 billion, citing ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand, Myanmar agree to use baht, kyat for cross-border payments

Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, and his Myanmar counterpart U Kyaw Kyaw Maung, signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) on October 18 during the IMF-World Bank meeting in the US. The signing was witnessed by Myanmar’s Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe ...

The Nation Reporter

Push to boost cross-border economic ties with Mekong-Lancang countries

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Monday (October 7) that the Cabinet has approved a proposal for cross-border economic ties under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation framework. The director-general of the Department of Trade Negotiation has also been given the job of visiting Laos on October 8 to ...

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