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News for Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Q1 GDP growth falls to weakest in more than 4 years, outlook murky

22 May 2019 - 04:07 am

Thailand's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than four years in the first quarter, and by less than expected, thanks to a drop in exports and public investment. The state planning agency, reporting January-March data on Tuesday, cut its forecast for 2019 growth to 3.3-3.8% from the 3.5%-4.5% range seen in February. And it lowered its estimate for this year's exports, the main growth driver.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

May 4 approved as Coronation Day

22 May 2019 - 04:06 am

The cabinet has approved the designation of May 4 as the Coronation Day and public holiday. It also acknowledged 19 official public holidays. In addition to the 16 official holidays during the reign of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, three more holidays were added — His Majesty the King’s Birthday (July 28), Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday (June 3) and King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day (Oct 13).

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Ramps give disabled easy access to trains

22 May 2019 - 04:04 am

After having been in service for nearly nine years, the Airport Rail Link has finally begun using portable wheelchair ramps to help disabled people board and alight from its trains. Wheelchair-bound rights activist Manit Intharapim who tried the ramps out yesterday applauded the move, saying it was good to see “equal access for all people being implemented on this transport system”.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Hundreds start 256km walk to support medical marijuana

22 May 2019 - 04:03 am

About 1,000 people started a long walk from Phichit province to Suphan Buri province on Tuesday to raise funds for research and development into medical applications for marijuana -- and to call for the general public's right to grow it as a medical herb.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Man threatens suicide over soldier's 'adultery' with wife

22 May 2019 - 04:03 am

A 66-year-old man put a cutter to his throat in a bid to seek justice from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over the conduct of a soldier based in Roi Et who allegedly committed adultery with his wife. Police later overpowered the man. The drama took place in front of the entrance to Government House at Chamai Maruchet bridge at about 9.10am.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Hunt for drunk monk behind wheel

22 May 2019 - 04:02 am

CHAIYAPHUM: Local officials were hunting for a monk who was stopped for driving while intoxicated, and later sped away from a temple to avoid being defrocked. Phra Suksan Kanyen, 35, was stopped for suspected drink-driving in his black Honda Accord car, registered in Bangkok, in tambon Non Thong of Kaset Sombun district on Monday evening.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Phoenix goes up for auction, starting price 900,000 baht

22 May 2019 - 04:01 am

The notorious and ill-fated tour boat Phoenix, which sank off Phuket last July killing 47 Chinese tourists, is among 48 items that the Anti-Money Laundering Office will auction off this Wednesday at its head office.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

Pot amnesty ends

22 May 2019 - 04:00 am

A spike in numbers is expected on Tuesday, the final day of a 90-day amnesty for those who illegally possess marijuana for medical purposes, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. On average, 800 people a day have visited the FDA's office in Nonthaburi but that number is tipped to break 1,000 as the curtain falls, [...]

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Phoenix goes up for auction, starting price 900,000 baht

22 May 2019 - 03:59 am

The notorious and ill-fated tour boat Phoenix, which sank off Phuket last July killing 47 Chinese tourists, is among 48 items that the Anti-Money Laundering Office will auction off this Wednesday at its head office.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

Commerce Ministry warns on prices

22 May 2019 - 03:55 am

The Commerce Ministry is once again warning private hospitals of severe legal repercussions for overcharging patients, after several probes found that many medical facilities often mark up the prices of their medicines by as much as 900%. The source said complaints have been received via the 1569 hotline alerting the ministry to the problem.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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