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Police plans crackdown on online media violation 
18/02-2020, Klokken: 16:30:00 GMT
The Royal Thai Police is planning measures to control online media that violate the law cause conflicts in Thai society, said Col Chatrapee Poonsri, spokesperson of Royal Thai Armed Forces.

Ford not to apply brakes on Asean investment
18/02-2020, Klokken: 16:22:00 GMT
Ford has given an assurance that it will continue to invest in the Asean region, in response to General Motors’ announcement on February 17 that it would cease Chevrolet sales in Thailand by the end of 2020.

Two more coronavirus patients discharged
18/02-2020, Klokken: 16:11:00 GMT
Two more Covid-19 patients in Thailand have fully recovered and were discharged earlier today (February 18), the Department of Disease Control told a press conference.

Thai Oil see rebound of petrochemical business
18/02-2020, Klokken: 16:09:00 GMT
The margin of Thai Oil's petrochemical business group would be better this year, after falling to its lowest level in the last quarter of 2019 due to negative factors throughout the year, said Wirat Uanarumit, chief executive officer and president.

THAI to increase screening procedures for Westerdam passengers who want to enter Thailand
18/02-2020, Klokken: 15:52:00 GMT
Thai Airways International (THAI) has increased passenger screening procedures for flights from Cambodia after news that a passenger who was on board the Westerdam cruise ship that docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, had contracted the coronavirus (COVID-19), the airline announced on its Facebook page.

SET Index expected to move sideways downwards after NESDC cuts GDP forecast
18/02-2020, Klokken: 15:34:00 GMT
Tisco Securities predicted that the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index today (February 18) would move sideways downwards with support at 1,515-1,523 points and resistance at 1,535-1,542 due to pressure following the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) cutting its gross domestic product forecast.

Centre monitoring 138 Thai evacuees from Wuhan set to close
18/02-2020, Klokken: 14:53:00 GMT
The centre monitoring the 138 Thais who were brought back from Wuhan city, China’s Hubei province – the epicentre of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak – will officially close, Region 6 Disease Prevention and Control Office director Dr Hansa Raksakhom said today (February 18).

Online registration of intellectual property launched
18/02-2020, Klokken: 14:34:00 GMT
The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has recently opened an online service for registration of intellectual property as one of its service improvements, Deputy Commerce Minister Weerasak Wangsuphakijkosol said.

SET Index falls in morning trade 
18/02-2020, Klokken: 14:27:00 GMT
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index fell by 10.52 points, or 0.69 per cent, to 1,516.73, with a total value of Bt24.71 billion in the morning session today (February 18).

Milk supply set to increase despite negative factors
18/02-2020, Klokken: 14:25:00 GMT
Milk supply will increase despite lower demand and the overall economic slowdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dairy Cooperatives Federation of Thailand executive Nairit Jamlay said today (February 18).

Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang airports boost screening of S’porean, Japanese passengers to same level as Chinese
18/02-2020, Klokken: 13:29:00 GMT
Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports have increased the intensity level of screening for passengers from Japan and Singapore, putting them on the same level as those from China after the number of Covid-19 coronavirus infections in those two countries have been on the increase, Suvarnabhumi Airport general manager Wing Commander Suthirawat Suwanawat said today (February 18).

Thai exports expected to contract in 2020
18/02-2020, Klokken: 13:09:00 GMT
The Covid-19 virus outbreak has hit Thai exports with many experts predicting a 1 to 2 per cent contraction this year.

Tisco sees ICT stocks taking a hit from the cost of 5G spectrum licences
18/02-2020, Klokken: 12:57:00 GMT
Tisco Securities has reduced the profit forecast and fair value of ICT stocks as the price of spectrums auctioned off for 5G technology was higher than expected and may affect the performances of ICT companies.

With tourism hit by Covid-19 outbreak, ‘no growth engine available’
18/02-2020, Klokken: 12:44:00 GMT
KKP research revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) in the last quarter of 2019 grew by just 1.6 per cent year on year, and 0.2 per cent quarter on quarter, the lowest since the 2014 coup d'état.

Air purifier on bus roof likened to GT200 hoax
18/02-2020, Klokken: 12:22:00 GMT
With the Transport Ministry planning to install another 3,000 air purifiers on bus roofs, Jessada Denduangboripant, a lecturer at the science faculty of Chulalongkorn University on Sunday (February 16) likened the project to the fraudulent GT200 bomb detector case several years ago. 

Losing Chinese tourists to virus outbreak to have cascading effect on Thai economy
18/02-2020, Klokken: 12:15:00 GMT
Thailand could lose 1.6 million to 3.5 million Chinese tourists and gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 would drop by 0.4 to 1 per cent due to the virus outbreak, Government Savings Bank (GSB) president Chatchai Payuhanaveechai said.

After huge damage from bushfire, national park struggles to prepare for dry season
18/02-2020, Klokken: 10:21:00 GMT
Staff at Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province are working around the clock to build additional firebreaks to prevent the reoccurrence of bushfires, as the dry season approaches.

Major business interests of the Army
18/02-2020, Klokken: 09:52:00 GMT
The public is taking an increasing interest in military reforms after Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong announced last week that military personnel would be offloading some of their private business interests within three months, to make the Armed Forces more transparent and end illegal or shady operations within the barracks.

Cool to cold weather in upper Thailand, isolated rains in Bangkok
18/02-2020, Klokken: 08:35:00 GMT
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Tuesday (February 18) that the strong high-pressure system from China covers the Northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea, while the easterly winds prevailing across the Gulf will be stronger.

Economy may grow more than 3 per cent next year, says BOT
18/02-2020, Klokken: 00:15:00 GMT
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.

Thais urged to postpone visits to Japan, Singapore amid virus threat
17/02-2020, Klokken: 21:57:00 GMT
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.

Slight increase in SET index, thanks to rising ICT stocks
17/02-2020, Klokken: 18:41:00 GMT
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) closed at 1,527.25 points today (February 17), an increase of 0.95 points and 0.06 per cent over Friday’s close.

Central bank may further cut policy rate to 0.75 per cent 
17/02-2020, Klokken: 18:21:00 GMT
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. 

Virus outbreak delays tax collection on high-salinity foods, non-alcoholic beers
17/02-2020, Klokken: 18:11:00 GMT
The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has delayed tax collection on products and foods with high salinity and non-alcoholic beer, since officials are concentrating on tackling the virus situation, Excise Department director-general Pachorn Ananta-silpa said.

Pollution level to rise in Bangkok and vicinity
17/02-2020, Klokken: 17:58:00 GMT
Level of PM2.5 dust particulate matter in Bangkok and its vicinity is likely to increase but would not exceed Thai standards, based on the records of 56 air-quality monitoring stations.

Songkran holiday extension being discussed
17/02-2020, Klokken: 16:52:00 GMT
The economic sector is discussing an extension of holidays during the Songkran festival – from April 11-19 – before it proposes the measure to the government on February 18, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.

Confirmed conronavirus cases rise to 35 as another Chinese tested positive
17/02-2020, Klokken: 16:31:00 GMT
A member of a Chinese family visiting Thailand has been tested postive for coronavirus infection, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Thailand to 35, the Department of Disease Control (DDC)announced on Monday (February 17).

New ferry terminal for EEC
17/02-2020, Klokken: 16:19:00 GMT
Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Fleet Commander Chumsak Nakwijit presided over the opening of a new ferry terminal situated within the Chuk Samet deep-sea port in Chon Buri province today (February 17).

AIS, True rise as dtac dips after NBTC auction 
17/02-2020, Klokken: 15:08:00 GMT
Two telecommunication stocks rose in the morning session today (February 17) after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)'s auction of 49 licences for three spectrum bands - 700MHz, 2600MHz and 26GHz worth Bt100.521 billion on Sunday (February 16).

Phu Kradueng National Park blaze extinguished
17/02-2020, Klokken: 14:13:00 GMT
Officials have controlled the fire that gripped Phu Kradueng National Park since the morning of February 15, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation spokesman Sompoch Maneerat said on Monday (February 17).

Another psychiatric counselling point set up at Korat’s Terminal 21
17/02-2020, Klokken: 14:06:00 GMT
Nakhon Ratchasima Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital director Kitkawee Pono said the hospital has added another mental-counselling point at Korat’s Terminal 21 mall – on the LG floor – in order to provide advice to people affected by the shooting rampage on February 8.

SET Index expected to moving sideways amid uncertainty over global economy
17/02-2020, Klokken: 13:51:00 GMT
Tisco Research has predicted that the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index on Monday (February 17) will move sideways downwards with support at 1,515-1,520 points and resistance at 1,535-1,542 due to uncertainty about the global economy.

Spectrum auction for 5G boosts SET morning trade
17/02-2020, Klokken: 13:50:00 GMT
The SET Index rose by 3.38 points, or 0.22 per cent, to 1,529.68 with Bt22.18 billion worth of trading in Monday’s morning session (February 17).

Syringes, lab tubes found on beach likely belonged to ‘illegal beauty clinics’
17/02-2020, Klokken: 12:38:00 GMT
Numerous syringes and lab tubes containing human blood found near a beach in Chong Samae San subdistrict, Chonburi province, on Sunday, which caused panic among local people and tourists, likely belonged to illegal beauty clinics, the province’s public health doctor said.

NESDC lowers 2020 economic growth estimate
17/02-2020, Klokken: 11:24:00 GMT
Thailand’s economy grew by 2.4 per cent in 2019, lower than the previous estimate of 2.6 per cent, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Monday (February 17).

German man falls to his death from condo in Pattaya
17/02-2020, Klokken: 10:55:00 GMT
A German man reportedly jumped from the fourth floor of a condominium building and died on Monday (February 17) morning, Pattaya police said. 

Phu Kradueng bushfire damages over 2,000 rai
17/02-2020, Klokken: 09:29:00 GMT
A fire broke out at the Sum Khon Daeng scenic point, around 2km from Mesa Cliff in the Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province on Sunday morning (February 16), Adisorn Hemthanont, chief of the wildfire extinguishment unit, said on Monday.

AOT tightens screening of passengers from Cambodia
17/02-2020, Klokken: 09:14:00 GMT
Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) announced this week that it is working with the Department of Disease Control to tighten the screening of passengers from Cambodia after the “Westerdam” cruise ship docked at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, last week and some 20 passengers were diagnosed as infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

Cooler weather forecast for most of Thailand
17/02-2020, Klokken: 08:55:00 GMT
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Monday (February 17) that another high-pressure system from China covers the Northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea while weak easterly winds prevail across the Gulf.

Music teacher’s licence suspended for molesting student
16/02-2020, Klokken: 16:00:00 GMT
A music teacher’s licence was suspended after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old female student on Valentine’s day in the southern province of Chumphon, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan revealed on Sunday (February 16).

21 Vietnamese ship crew found in Thai waters taken for Covid-19 testing
16/02-2020, Klokken: 13:07:00 GMT
Twenty-one crew members of four Vietnamese ships searching for sea cucumber were on Saturday (February 15) taken by the Royal Thai Navy to Songkhla province in the evening for quarantine for Covid-19.

An uneasy quiet
16/02-2020, Klokken: 11:41:00 GMT

Cooler weather forecast for most of the country
16/02-2020, Klokken: 09:53:00 GMT
Another high-pressure system from China will reach the Northeast of Thailand and the South China Sea at midnight on February 16 while weak easterly winds prevail across the Gulf. Cool to cold conditions in the mornings will continue in the North and the Northeast, lowering temperatures by 2-4 degrees Celsius in the North and 1-3°C in the Northeast, Central and the East. In the South, the weak winds and waves are likely in the Gulf.

BAAC introduces 'A' certification for products to improve quality of life in rural areas
16/02-2020, Klokken: 00:34:00 GMT
The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) will work towards improvement of the grass roots economy, aiming to help improve the quality of life of people living in rural areas, Somkiat Kimawaha, BAAC executive vice president, said in Ranong province on Friday (February 14).

Navy, Air Force also asked to return state land
16/02-2020, Klokken: 00:15:00 GMT
The Finance Ministry has asked the Royal Thai Navy and Air Force to follow the Army and return state land holdings, a senior official said.

Phuket to screen tourists from Star Clipper cruise for virus
15/02-2020, Klokken: 19:15:00 GMT
The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office and related authorities have set up a coronavirus (Covid-19) screening checkpoint at Patong Pier to check 145 tourists from Scandinavian countries who have travelled to Thailand on the Star Clipper cruise.

Many tie the knot on Valentine’s Day
15/02-2020, Klokken: 19:07:00 GMT
Numerous couples registered for a marriage certificate at Bangkok Yai District Office on Friday (February 14) on Valentine’s Day.

Wait for sub
15/02-2020, Klokken: 16:43:26 GMT

Self-screening form offers quick Covid-19 evaluation for people
15/02-2020, Klokken: 15:46:00 GMT
The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) joined hands with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) and Department of Disease Control as well as the Ministry of Public Health to create a Covid-19 self-screening form as a tool for people to check whether they have a chance to be infected by Covid-19.

Community-based energy policies being encouraged in Northeast
15/02-2020, Klokken: 15:37:00 GMT
Minister of Energy Sontirat Sontijirawong and the ministry’s board of directors went to Sakon Nakhon and nearby provinces in the Northeast on Friday (February 14) to hand over community-based energy policies to Provincial Energy Offices and authorities under the ministry for driving the grass roots economy.

IVL to move its factory out of Jewish settlement in West Bank
15/02-2020, Klokken: 15:26:00 GMT
Indorama Ventures (IVL), one of the world's leading producers in the intermediate petrochemicals industry and a global manufacturer of wool yarns, plans to move one its factories after the UN listed the company among those doing business in illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank area.

Thai female medical staff infected
15/02-2020, Klokken: 13:35:00 GMT
A Thai medical staffer was confirmed infected with Covid-19, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 34, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) reported on Saturday (February 15).

Army to return three recreational facilities to Finance Ministry
15/02-2020, Klokken: 13:23:00 GMT
The Army will return three recreational projects occupying over 1 million rai to the Finance Ministry’s Treasury Department as part of its reform measures.

THAI adjusts flight frequency to South Korea and Singapore
15/02-2020, Klokken: 12:24:00 GMT
Thai Airways International (THAI) has adjusted its flight frequency to some destinations in view of changes in demand following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Nond Kalinta, the airline’s vice president of sales department, said.

Forest Department to file charges against MP Pareena over alleged land encroachment
15/02-2020, Klokken: 11:00:00 GMT
The Royal Forest Department (RFD) will file charges against Ratchaburi member of Parliament Pareena Kraikup of the ruling Phalang Pracharat Party after months of investigation revealed that her Khao Son 2 chicken farm in Rangbua subdistrict in the the Jombeung district allegedly encroached on protected forestland.

Thailand Post increases preventive measures against Covid-19
15/02-2020, Klokken: 10:38:00 GMT
Thailand Post has employed occupational health and safety measures within its facilities to protect both customers and staff from the new coronavirus (Covid-19), Kalong Subsa-ard, chief operations officer and acting managing director of Thailand Post Co Ltd, said this week.

Isolated light rains forecast for most of Thailand,
15/02-2020, Klokken: 10:12:00 GMT
The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday (February 15) that the westerly trough moving to the North would bring cool to cold weather.