DHL Supply Chain is already a market leader in Thailand and Vietnam and in July 2017, the company was the first 100 per cent foreign-owned logistics company to acquire an investment permit from the Myanmar Investment Commission. DHL said its investment will also serve the wider needs of a growing Thailand, and an economy which is expected to return to accelerated growth. It said the move is another step in its ongoing efforts to enhance “award-winning services and in-depth expertise in value-added services for integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions to better serve existing and new customers”. Burrell added: “DHL provides sector-specific services across the entire supply chain, encompassing warehousing management, transportation for various business types, expertise in end-to-end supply chain solutions and full management services. “DHL Supply Chain provides globally standardised, cost-efficient, high-quality and innovative solutions for customers across all sectors, including industrial, energy, chemical and healthcare.
August 22, 2017 05:37 UTC
Chaiyaphum native Neung (not her real name), 21, was rescued from sex traffickers in Manama, capital of the Middle East country, and returned to Thailand on Saturday. The family personally thanked foundation president Paveena Hongsakul on Monday at its offices in Pathum Thani. Supaporn put Neung in touch with a foreign man and arranged for her to travel to Bahrain on August 4 to meet him. With Neung safe at home again, her family is urging other young women not to accept offers of well-paying jobs or marriages abroad. She said many such women ended up being forced into prostitution or hard labour that was often also illegal.
August 22, 2017 05:26 UTC
“America will work with the Afghan government as long as we see determination and progress,” Mr Trump said. “However, our commitment is not unlimited, and our support is not a blank check.”Still, Mr Trump offered few details about how progress would be measured. We are confident they will,” Mr Trump said in comments echoed by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Like Mr Trump, Mr Obama insisted near the start of his presidency that the “days of providing a blank check are over,” urged a regional approach and said US assistance would be based on performance. Still, Mr Trump was intent on differentiating his approach from his predecessors -- at least in rhetoric.
August 22, 2017 05:17 UTC
"As you know, this is the second collision in three months and the last of a series of incidents in the Pacific theater," Richardson said. Search efforts continued Tuesday with aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America joining the hunt, which was focused on the area in which the collision occurred, the navy said. The damaged vessel is named after US Senator John McCain's father and grandfather, who were both admirals in the US navy. "I expect full transparency and accountability from the Navy leaders as they conduct the associated investigations and reviews." Both the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald are part of the US Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka.//AFP
August 22, 2017 05:03 UTC
The Thai team which also included Arinadtha Chavatanont, Chalermcharn Yotiriyapanit and Pakjira Thongpakdi scored a combined score of 206.211 points to finish second behind Malaysia who scored a total of 210.947 points to win the event. Singapore took the bronze with 201.289 points. Astride on her favourite horse Prince Charming before its retirement, Princess Sirivannavari took part in the competition following invitation from the Thailand Equestrian Federation to represent the Kingdom. Her Royal Highness won her first Games medal in the 2005 meet in Manila but with the badminton team which won the gold medal in the women’s team category.
August 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
One of the stolen pickup trucks burns after explosives inside it were detonated near a bridge in Pattani's Mayo district last Wednesday. (Bangkok Post file photo)A man believed to be an active member of the Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) insurgent movement was arrested in Pattani’s Yarang district on Tuesday morning in connection with last week's car robberies and hostage taking, Thai media reported. On Monday, the Thawi Provincial Court in Songkhla approved arrest warrants for five suspects in last Wednesday's car robberies and hostage taking. Samples of their DNA were found and matched in an abandoned vehicle in Pattani’s Khok Pho district. The series of car robberies started in Pattani, where armed men held up a married couple, fish vendors, and stole their pickup truck in Yarang district about 4.30am last Wednesday.
August 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
Societe Generale SA shifted to overweight Thai equities as the nation reported the biggest increase in gross domestic product in more than four years. The SET Index has increased just 1.8% this year in local-currency terms, trailing gains of 11% in Indonesia’s benchmark gauge and 18% in India. The SET Index has a 12-month price-to-earnings ratio of 14.6, compared with 12.6 for the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Earnings growth momentum should shift from commodities to domestic sectors in 2018, led by financials, Societe Generale said. “It’s a positive surprise that should offer some life to Thai equities,” said Monthol at One Asset Management, which oversees around $3 billion.
August 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
Sukan Phrombutr, who has been earning a living selling rice crackers outside the train station in Pak Chong, broke down in tears on Monday when she was shown the nearly Bt800,000 that’s accumulated in a bank account for her. Station chief Pisit Saengphrom visited her in hospital at the same time and gave her another Bt10,000 to help with her welfare. Sukan, now recovering at Pak Chong Nana Hospital, has no living relatives, but has been aided in recent years by Lek Prajonnuan, 59, and his wife Supat, 56. It was Lek who made the appeal for donations and as of Monday had collected Bt792,467. Lek said he would move the donated money to a new account in Sukan’s name and planned to contribute more from his own pocket.
August 22, 2017 04:41 UTC
Mr Vorayuth faces two charges in connection with the hit-and-run accident killing Thong Lor traffic police officer Wichian Klanprasert in Bangkok's Thong Lor area. He insisted police are not stalling the process to bring back Mr Vorayuth as suggested by some. The Interpol Notice hierarchy. Mr Vorayuth (centre) was photographed last April with his brother (left) sister and mother at the London home long owned by the family business. (AP photo)Click "play" to listen to Interpol issues international alert for Red Bull heir and "Download" to keep this file for educational purpose.
August 22, 2017 04:30 UTC
The total solar eclipse over Carbondale, Illinois, US, on Monday. For the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse travelled across the entire US on Monday. Another gap in the clouds opened up, and the eclipsed sun was visible for a few more moments as totality ended. Then as totality ended and the sky brightened, the Worstells got back in the minivan and continued their drive north. (Continues below)John Tocco and Ursula Marinelli view the total solar eclipse in Newport, Oregon, US on Monday.
August 22, 2017 04:20 UTC
In conjunction with the grand launch of Nestlé Official Store at 11street, Nestlé is offering special online deals "Grand Launch Promotion" with 25 per cent and 30 per cent bonus coupons for free download until August 31. Yun Chang Sung, vice president of sales for 11street Thailand, said: "11street is committed to support traditional businesses to join the e-commerce movement, as it provides greater awareness as well as convenience for consumers today. “This partnership reflects our commitment to extend our product offerings while giving our shoppers confidence in purchasing authentic products from international brands." Anat Julintron, sales director for Grocery, Nestlé (Thai), said: "11street presents an opportunity for businesses to grow together through its unique structure and ability to reach out to the online consumers effectively. “By partnering with 11street, Nestlé now offers another channel for consumers to enjoy our tastier and healthier products for individuals and families.
August 22, 2017 04:18 UTC
The 62-year-old mother, her son and a grandchild managed to escape before the house sank, but the daughter was trapped inside. She was rescued, unconscious from the ruins of the house and rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The victims were identified as Sirikorn Buasathian, 62, Warinthon Buasathian, 25, Notnicha Buasathian, 6, and Punyanuch Buasathian, 24, who was killed. Everyone had managed to get out before it sank into the sea, with some bruises, except for Punyanuch, who was trapped inside, said Mr Warinthon. However, they would request the authorities make a formal inspection of the collapsed house to find the exact cause.
August 22, 2017 04:18 UTC
The new TrueMoney Wallet app was unveiled by Ascend Group CEO Punnamas Vichitkulwongsa, who envisions TrueMoney Wallet becoming a “super App that crosses through all areas of life for users in Thailand and in the Asean region”. TrueMoney Wallet is available on Google Play Store and iTunes. In Thailand, TrueMoney is focused on digital Thai consumers who are ready for the “finlife” of having financial services available “anytime, anywhere through TrueMoney Wallet”. "TrueMoney Wallet is made by Thai people for Thai people and for everyone in the Asean region. “But it has to start by the adoption of digital financial innovations – and the first step is downloading TrueMoney Wallet."
August 22, 2017 04:07 UTC
Scuba divers of a local rescue foundation found Satawat Samlee-on’s body at the bottom of the Noi River in Moo 1 village in tambon Angkaew, Phothong distirct, about three hours after his friend sought help at about 6pm. The friend said Satawat swam to the other side of the river and he went home to change clothes. He said when he returned to the river he could not find Satawat.
August 22, 2017 03:56 UTC
The order was given by Lop Buri police chief Maj-General Dissapoj Isarangkul na Ayutthaya. Dissapolj told police to take drastic action if they feel threatened by Surachai - code among police that an extrajudicial killing is an option. At about 3.30pm on Monday, Sergeant Chaiyos Chainan, 54, of the military hardware maintenance unit in Lop Buri, was shot and killed by Surachai at his house in tambon Khao Phra Ngam, Muang Lop Buri district. On Monday, Surachai went to the Por Pibulsongkram shooting range and allegedly stole the Glock 17 pistol with 50 rounds of ammunition, police said. But Surachai refused to eat it and allegedly shot his father once in the face and left the home, police said.
August 22, 2017 03:33 UTC