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  • Constitutional Amendment Debate Continues into Second Day
    Thai Parliament continued a debate on constitutional amendment for a second day on Thursday as a group of protesters held a rally outside the Parliament building.

    BANGKOK, September 24 (TNA) – Thai Parliament continued a debate on constitutional amendment for a second day on Thursday as a group of protesters held a rally outside the Parliament building. Anti-government protesters gathered outside the Parliament compound to press for a constitution rewrite. A joint debate of House of Representatives and Senate began the debate on six constitutional amendment...

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    24 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=546887
  • Phuket to Hold Vegetarian Festival in Oct
    Phuket will go ahead with the annual vegetarian festival from Oct 17-25 with strict disease control measures to be put in place.

    PHUKET, Sept 24 (TNA) – Phuket will go ahead with the annual vegetarian festival from Oct 17-25 with strict disease control measures to be put in place. Phuket vice governor, Wongsakorn Nunchukan said although there has been no foreign tourists, coming to Phuket so far, the province will still organize the annual vegetarian festival to carry on the tradition and promote local tourism.

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    24 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=546640
  • Thailand to Send Medical Aid to Myanmar amid Covid-19
    Thailand will send RT-PCR test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Myanmar for support the fight against Covid-19.

    BANGKOK, Sept 24 (TNA) – Thailand will send RT-PCR test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Myanmar for support the fight against Covid-19. Sophon Iamsirithavorn, chief of the Communicable Disease Division said that the Public Health Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have cooperated to provide medical equipment to Myanmar for fast and precise disease investigation and...

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    24 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=546568
  • PM Visits Chiang Rai to Follow up Haze Problem
    Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is visiting Chiang Rai province to chair a meeting for prevention and solution of the wildfire and haze problem.

    BANGKOK, Sept 24 (TNA) – Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is visiting Chiang Rai province to chair a meeting for prevention and solution of the wildfire and haze problem. Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri disclosed that the Prime Minister met provincial governors of the 17 Northern provinces to follow up on the operation to prevent and curb wildfire and haze...

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    24 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=546449
  • Police Deployed to Guard Parliament
    Hundreds of police have been deployed to maintian order at Parliament as anti-government demonstrators will gather the outside Parliament to monitor the debate on draft charter amendments.

    BANGKOK, Sept 24 (TNA) – Hundreds of police have been deployed to maintian order at Parliament as anti-government demonstrators will gather the outside Parliament to monitor the debate on draft charter amendments. They want lawmakers to support charter amendments. Superintendent of Bang Pho police station, Pol.Col. Suradej Pojanawongpanit said that four companies of police will work on shifts to...

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    24 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=546353
  • Thailand Logs 3 New Cases of Covid-19
    Thailand on Wednesday reported three new cases of Covid-19 in state quarantine, raising the total cases to 3,514.

    BANGKOK, Sept 23 (TNA) – Thailand on Wednesday reported three new cases of Covid-19 in state quarantine, raising the total cases to 3,514. Of this number, 3,345 cases recovered and the death toll remained at 59. Two of the newly-confirmed cases travelled from Japan and the other from France. Recent cases in Thailand were people, who travelled from other countries and were found being infected...

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    23 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=545812
  • -7.8 GDP Drop, Policy Rate Still at 0.50%: BoT
    The Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained the policy rate at 0.50% and revised its forecast on the gross domestic product decline from -8.1% to -7.8% this year.

    BANGKOK, Sept 23 (TNA) — The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained the policy rate at 0.50% and revised its forecast on the gross domestic product decline from -8.1% to -7.8% this year. Titanun Mallikamas, Bank of Thailand’s assistant governor supervising the Monetary Policy Group, said the committee resolved unanimously to keep the policy rate unchanged because it expected...

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    23 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=545747
  • Popular Business Types for Card Holders
    The Bank of Thailand reported popular types of business for card-holding consumers with retail being their top choice in June.

    BANGKOK, Sept 23 (TNA) – The Bank of Thailand reported popular types of business for card-holding consumers with retail being their top choice in June. The central bank stated that several types of business started to recover in June and they included direct sales, retail and services. The bank found that amid the coronavirus disease 2019, customers used cards to pay for their purchases.

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    23 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=545729
  • Great Wall Motors to Start Production Next Year
    Great Wall Motors (GWM), a giant automobile manufacturer of China, will start its production in Thailand next year with a capacity of 80,000 units a year, Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit said.

    BANGKOK, Sept 23 (TNA) — Great Wall Motors (GWM), a giant automobile manufacturer of China, will start its production in Thailand next year with a capacity of 80,000 units a year, Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit said. After his meeting with Zhang Jiaming, president of GWM’s ASEAN operations, Mr Suriya said GWM would improve the production lines that it had taken over within the fourth...

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    23 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=545684
  • Naga Fireball Festival to Be Held in Nong Khai
    The northeastern province of Nong Khai has prepared to hold the Naga Fireball festival under strict Covid-19 control measures this year.

    NONG KHAI, Sept 23 (TNA) – The northeastern province of Nong Khai has prepared to hold the Naga Fireball festival under strict Covid-19 control measures this year. Nongkhai governor, Ronnachai Chitrawiset said the end of the Buddhist Lent falls on Oct 2 and the province will organize the annual Naga fireball festival in six districts from Sept 29 – Oct 5. It is expected many tourists will reserve...

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    23 September 2020
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    https://tna.mcot.net/?p=545642