Although Thai exports rose to a four-year high last month, it's still too early to pop the champagne. After all, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that exports rose largely due to luck. The latest export figures might also look particularly impressive due to the low-based numbers in the corresponding period of last year. Last month, Thai export figures leaped to 13.2% on a year-on-year basis to US$19.9 billion (676 billion baht), the highest figure in over four years. The pattern of Thai export items has not changed much from decades ago despite the government's avid 4.0 economic campaign.
June 24, 2017 21:22 UTC
His comments came after a female student fell into a wastewater pit of CPF on Friday and four employees of CPF tried to rescue her, resulting in all five losing their lives. Lae said the latest incident suggested that the concerned parties did not take enough precautions to prevent such a tragic event. Regular inspections needed“From now on, authorities should undertake regular inspections of factories and wastewater treatment facilities, and concerned parties must take extra safety measures when dealing with dangerous facilities,” he suggested. Regarding the possibility of taking legal action against CPF, Naree said the family’s next course of action would depend on the outcome of the police investigation. Police said they are now gathering evidence to find out if the tragic incident was an accident or a result of negligence by any party.
Exports in May grew by 13.2 per cent, the highest increase in 52 months, with a value of US$19.94 billion, according to Pimchanok Vonkorpon, director-general of the ministry’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office. She said that thanks to a global economic recovery, growth had picked up in every major market for Thai products and in every product category. Agricultural and agro-industrial products, such as natural rubber, sugar, vegetables and fruit, and chicken meat, are doing particularly well. This resulted in a trade surplus of $944 million. Regarding the trend to export growth this year, Pimchanok cited the recovery of global economies as the main factor pushing Thai exports to do better than last year, with the annual growth rate estimated at 5 per cent.
And the glimmer of those stars illuminates his second venture, a place on Soi Ngam Duphi called “J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain”. J’aime by Jean-Michel Lorain serves magnificent French cuisine from recipes passed down through the generations of the Lorain family. His dad turned it into the C๔te Saint Jacques restaurant that earned its first Michelin star in 1971. He returned to the family fold in 1983 and, with his father, garnered a third Michelin star for C๔te Saint Jacques in 1986. It will foster competition, because a Michelin star is a reliable indicator followed by gastronomes around the world.
THAI FANS of Line characters seen in the popular chat application no longer need to go to South Korea or Japan to buy official Line merchandise. The female bear Choco suits me best because she’s media-savvy and loves fashion and shopping.”Kampanart WonghongkulKampanart Wonghongkul is licensed by Seoul-based Line Friends Corp to run Line Village Bangkok and serves as chief executive. Admission to Line Village will cost around Bt800, and you’ll be able to download a special set of Line Village stickers to your mobile device. Swarovski x Line FriendsKeen customer Sawan Pipoosananont says she’s “a hardcore fan of Brown” and eager to see Line Village open. I’ve fallen in love with all the Line characters in the stickers, so with the merchandise and souvenirs it’s like they’ve come to life and become touchable.
CAPITALISING ON its success in Bangkok’s fashion scene, La Boutique recently launched its sister brand – Jardin de la Boutique – offering high-end, fragrances for the home through candles, diffusers and pot-pourri sachets. Located on the second floor of Siam Square One, the new store merges the aromatic knowledge of the past with the modern science of scents and is now offering a first collection of 12 floral and herbal fragrances. To create a unique scent is key to opening minds. And blending natural fragrances transmits good feelings,” says Phatcharawatt Trakarnsunthikun, the creative director of La Boutique. Find out more at Jardin De La Boutique page on Facebook.
Thanet Apornsuwan, a noted history professor at Thammasat University, suggested that one of the reasons why Thai democracy had not moved forward was because the state failed to establish institutions to serve the law and order that lies at heart of an efficient democracy. Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead, Chulalongkorn’s lecturer on international relations, said that Thai democratisation can be explained through the lens of political economy, contributed to by social forces and with Thai capitalists at its centre. “Thai political changes have depended on the power to control and distribute resources as well as leaders’ characteristics,” she said. These US factors in Thailand were also related to its financial relations with the Kingdom, especially with the Thai elite, she said. After the upheaval that overthrew Louise XVI, France did not jump directly into democracy, Kanokrat said.
At the end of the year, the rest of that group ‘inhibited’ by 70 per cent but it didn’t stop prostate cancer cell growth. No cancer cure is allowed to be ‘officially published’ as that would badly dent the worldwide, annual third of $1 trillion cancer industry. In the UK, the 1939 Cancer Act, valid today, prohibits the publication of any cancer cure. The answers to prevent and cure prostate cancer lie outside Mainstreams’ tightly controlled box. For my 99 per cent prostate cancer prevention I ensure zero vinegar and zero citrus consumption.
About 7,000 people have died since January 2004 frominsurgency-related violence andthe end is nowhere in sight. On the security front, our troops get sent in and out like factory workers clocking for work. Highlighting the absurdity of the military's procurement policy was the June 19 roadside bomb attack in Pattani’s Thung Yang Daeng district that killed four and injured six. The men were travelling in the pickup through a very “red” zone with no support or backup vehicle in the patrol. It was clear from the very first roadside bomb that pickup trucks are not able to withstand bombs.
LONDON: The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday. Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, said on Twitter: "Cyber security attack on Westminster, Parliamentary emails may not work remotely, Text urgent messages." "The Houses of Parliament have discovered unauthorised attempts to access parliamentary user accounts," the spokeswoman said. "We are continuing to investigate this incident and take further measures to secure the computer network, liaising with the National Cyber Security Centre. Neither the House of Commons nor the Cyber Security Centre could immediately be reached for comment.
June 24, 2017 15:45 UTC
Demonstrators walk behind a police officer during an anti-fascist march, in central, London, Britain, on Saturday. (Reuters photo)LONDON: Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain. The country has also been rocked by a fire at the vast Grenfell Tower social housing block in west London which killed at least 79 people. West Midlands Police, which covers Birmingham, said they understood people had concerns over the march but could do nothing to stop it. Officers stood across major streets to prevent the English Defence League from getting near the Unite Against Fascism and United Against Extremism demonstrations.
June 24, 2017 14:37 UTC
The order was issued by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the National Council for Peace and Order, who has retained absolute power under Article 44 of the interim charter and Article 265 of the new Constitution. ALRO land plots have been subject to land uses by poor farmers for farm purposes since 1975. The Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) has at least tworegulations waiving the purpose for some uses “following other laws” and “those in relation to farming”. The government earlier revealed that around 4,000 rai of the reform agency’s farmland, or 0.1 per cent of its 40 million rai is used for such purposes. These include some oil fields, mining, and wind farmsoperating on ALRO land.
June 24, 2017 13:30 UTC
NLA member Wallop Tangkananurak expressed concerns during a debate on Friday about the ongoing feud between Uber and taxi drivers. Other lawmakers said they feared the dispute could shake the confidence of foreign visitors and tarnish the country’s tourism image. In reply, Deputy Transport Minister Pichit Akrathit informed the assembly that the ministry had summoned Uber executives and officials from the Land Transport Department and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)to discuss the issue.
June 24, 2017 13:30 UTC
Thousands of small jellyfish washed ashore Jomtien beach in Pattaya on Saturday (photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)PATTAYA: Tourists have been warned to steer clear of countless tiny jellyfish that have been washed ashore along Jomtien beach in Bang Lamung district on Saturday. The jellyfish, 1-2 centimetres long, blanketed the two-kilometre beach of Pattaya and the seawater where it lapped the sand. They warned visitors not to swim in the area and were cleaning the beach of the sea creatures. Surasan Khwandee, a local beach safety official, said that the tiny jellyfish made swimmers' skin itchy. Trat province experienced swarms of larger box jellyfish, which can cause more painful and potentially fatal stings, earlier this month.
June 24, 2017 13:18 UTC
Flowers are placed on the replica of the People’s Party plaque in Thammasat University on Saturday to mark the 85th anniversary of the Siam Revolution. One act that did not escape the watchful eyes of the military government was an attempt by an activist to place a replica of the missing People's Party plaque in the Royal Plaza. Their event was titled "Uprooting of the Legacies of the People's Party". Maj Puttinart Pholphayahasena, a son of Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena, the leader of the People's Party, said: "Of all Thailand's many coups, the only one I can accept is the one staged by my father and other People's Party members. Flowers are placed on a People’s Party plaque in Thammasat University on Saturday to mark the 85th anniversary of the Siam Revolution.
June 24, 2017 12:45 UTC