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News for Friday, 14 June 2019

May auto output dips on export slowdown

14 June 2019 - 03:40 am

Automotive output in May dropped by 6.11% year-on-year to 181,338 units on an export slowdown, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Thursday. The output represented a 20.7% increase from April. Surapong Paisitpatanapong, spokesman of the FTI's automotive industry club, said the production of passenger cars and pickup trucks for exports fell last month.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Life sentence for cartoon-shaped ecstasy pill smuggler

14 June 2019 - 03:39 am

The Criminal Court has sentenced a 26-year-old Nong Khai woman to life in prison for smuggling 5,731 cartoon-shaped ecstasy pills from the Netherlands while two other defendants were acquitted due to insufficient evidence.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

'Power cards cure all' hoax spreads in Khon Kaen

14 June 2019 - 03:38 am

KHON KAEN: "Power cards" claimed to cure all illnesses have been sold to local residents in some areas of the northeastern province at up to 1,500 baht apiece. Sellers told customers that their pains would stop if they placed the cards on the spots.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

2020 budget to fund five 'key aspects'

14 June 2019 - 03:37 am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will use the budget it has requested for the upcoming fiscal year to improve five key aspects of people's lives in the capital, says Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang. "These key areas are cleanliness, convenience, safety, quality of life, as well as self-sufficiency," he told a City Council meeting on Wednesday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



SRT declares war on budget airlines

14 June 2019 - 03:34 am

Electric trains to 'win back passengers'

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) wants to win back customers from low-cost airlines with electric, air-conditioned trains, the state enterprise said on Wednesday. With the public becoming increasingly attracted to budget airlines which offer low-price tickets and shorter travel times, the SRT is going on the offensive with a proposal to revamp train services to compete better, acting SRT governor Worawut Mala said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Today: Monsoon Rain to Batter Much of Thailand

14 June 2019 - 03:33 am

BANGKOK — Make sure you have an umbrella at hand today – rain and thunderstorms are set to cover 40 percent of Bangkok, according to the Meteorological Department’s Thursday forecast. The forecast predicts that a monsoon will sweep across the country, bringing rain to 60 percent of the Northern and Eastern regions, including provinces such as Chiang Mai, Lampang, Chon Buri, and Rayong.

Read the full article at khaosodenglish.com

AoT to review duty-free bids

14 June 2019 - 03:32 am

The bid results for three contracts to run duty-free shops at four airports and develop commercial space at Suvarnabhumi airport, where duty-free giant King Power emerged as the winner, are expected to be reviewed by Airports of Thailand Plc's (AoT) board of directors next Wednesday, according to the AoT.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Thursday, 13 June 2019

Weather forecast for 14 June 2019

13 June 2019 - 12:52 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 14 June 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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China's cheap rice threatens Thai exports

13 June 2019 - 04:11 am

Thai rice exporters are fretting over their prospects this year as China looks set to ramp up its rice shipments, notably to Africa. China produces an estimated 120 million tonnes of rice each year and is likely to raise exports to 3 million tonnes of aged grains this year from 1.5-2 million tonnes last year, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of Thai Rice Exporters Association.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Briton, 45, found dead at hotel on Koh Chang

13 June 2019 - 04:10 am

TRAT: A Briton was found dead near a swimming pool in front of his hotel room on Koh Chang island on Wednesday. The tourist, 45, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, died at Sea View Koh Chang hotel, tourist police said. The death was reported at 11.45am.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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