US piles pressure on Iran with troop deployment, new photosWASHINGTON: The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran Monday, announcing the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East and producing new photographs it said showed Tehran was behind an attack on a tanker ship. The United States has blamed Iran for last week's attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a charge Tehran denies as "baseless." The Pentagon released new images on Monday that it said showed Iran was behind the attack on one of the ships. In Iran, the country's atomic energy organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi announced Monday that the country would soon pass the amount of enriched uranium allowed under the nuclear deal. "The countdown to pass the 300 kilograms reserve of enriched uranium has started and in 10 days' time... we will pass this limit," Kamalvandi said.
June 17, 2019 23:37 UTC
Unfortunately, people in Chao Lae Community are not the only group having been affected by odour pollution. Odour pollution has become a huge yet overlooked community issue in various parts of the country. According to last year's data from the Pollution Control Department, odour pollution made up the largest percentage of complaints received by the department, around 45%. "At industrial ventilation, areas outside industrial zones must have less than 300 odour units and areas inside industrial zones must have less than 1,000 odour units." Given that odour pollution has topped the Pollution Control Department's ranking for several years, does it mean Thailand, again, has faced poor law-enforcement?
June 17, 2019 23:35 UTC
Man held over nude pics scamA graphic designer for a TV station has been arrested for human trafficking-related offences after he duped more than 50 underage girls into sending him nude photographs of them. Authorities said Mr Kamonsak used the same ruse for more than two years before he was finally apprehended on June 5 by Thailand's Internet Crimes against Children officers. "So we are slapping him with human trafficking charges, as he took advantage of the girls, and distributed their photos online." According to investigators, Mr Kamonsak offered the girls several thousand baht in cash or smartphones, in exchange for nude photos and video clips of them. Mr Kamonsak would then sell these materials through a separate Line chat group, authorities said.
June 17, 2019 23:29 UTC
"There have been significant opportunities for Thai products in Malaysia, as Malaysians are familiar with our foods and products," said Narong Sasitorn, the Thai ambassador to Malaysia. CPN has developed an international-standard shopping centre to support the lifestyles of the multicultural communities -- Malays, Chinese, Indians and Westerners -- residing in Malaysia. Central i-City is a joint-venture project between CPN and i-Berhad, with a 8.5-billion-baht investment on 28 rai with a project area of 278,000 square metres. "Central i-City has received a better-than-expected, warm response from customers here," she said. The company foresees huge potential from Malaysia's large economy, she said, noting that people from Malaysia are familiar with and fond of Thai products and Thai identity.
June 17, 2019 23:28 UTC
A Government Housing Bank sign at the bank's booth during Money Expo 2019. GH Bank and Government Savings Bank will help subsidise residential projects. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)State-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) and GH Bank will jointly extend pre- and post-financing worth 4 billion baht for five low-cost residential projects under the Pracharath Thai housing scheme. He said an average 98% of the combined 2,302 units at four low-cost residential projects have already been reserved, with the Chiang Mai project overbooked at 139%. The housing projects include duplex homes, shophouses and condos, depending on location, but utility space must be at least 28 square metres, with prices in the range of 35,000-700,000 baht each.
June 17, 2019 23:27 UTC
Phusadee ArunmasOil palm growers have called for cooperation from retailers to abstain from launching any sale promotions for bottled cooking palm oil, as such programmes would push down farm prices for fresh palm nuts. "For almost a year, the farmers have suffered because of the price fall," said Manat Puttharat, chairman of the Oil Palm Growers Federation. The higher prices of domestic palm oil are also due to lower crude palm oil stocks, which stand at only 250,000 tonnes from 300,000 tonnes earlier, thanks to the government's measures. "The department has been closely following the oil palm and palm oil situation to strike a balance in the country's overall palm market," he said. "Palm oil for consumption amounts to about 1.1 million tonnes a year or about 40% of crude palm oil consumption.
June 17, 2019 23:24 UTC
Among Baars’ accolades include the ISKA Welterweight World Championship, a National Dutch Muay Thai Championship, the Amazon of K-1 Muay Thai Grand Prix Championship, and the inaugural Lion Fight Muay Thai Women’s Welterweight World Championship. Baars remains undefeated in 49 Muay Thai contests, owning an impressive 46-0-3 record with 16 of those victories coming by way of knockout. The most notable win in Baars’ stellar resumé is a unanimous decision victory over multiple-time mixed martial arts World Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino to capture the inaugural Lion Fight Muay Thai Women’s Welterweight World Championship. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “We are more than thrilled to welcome a true world-class martial artist like Jorina Baars to our growing ONE Championship family. She owns the distinction of being a National Champion, a Grand Prix champion, and a two-time World Champion in different promotions.
June 17, 2019 22:52 UTC
Sweden and the UNDP are particularly interested in the position of women in Myanmar’s civil service, given our respective longstanding commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment. We also believe that the equal representation, and leadership, of women in Myanmar’s civil service are critical for promoting a truly inclusive and responsive public sector, that is people-centred. This is clearly also the Government’s vision for the future of the civil service in Myanmar. Given this situation, what can be done to promote gender equality in the civil service? Thus, additional solutions will be required to get rid of discriminatory practices that work against women’s equal access to job and promotion opportunities within the civil service.
June 17, 2019 22:41 UTC
"We'll have to see who we meet, but I think Italy have really impressed me," said Sjogren. It could instead be Spain, who qualify for the next round in second place behind the Germans after a goalless draw with also-through China, to play the world's best team. China finished behind Spain on goal difference but will progress as one of the best third-place finishers. Germany go into a last-16 tie on Saturday in Grenoble against an as yet unknown third-place finisher from another group. Spain will play in Reims on June 24 against either the United States or Sweden, while China must wait to find out which group winner they will come up against.
June 17, 2019 21:56 UTC
“Our business performance and growth in Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia demonstrate that we truly understand the Southeast Asian market. The company is focusing on developing countries in Southeast Asia, Central and Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the CIS countries that offer strong growth potential. “These potential markets have the potential to grow with a growing population, more NCDs [non-communicable diseases] and the GDP growth to drive consumption. They are prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines and complementary medicines, including condition-specific vitamins, herbal medicines, probiotics, medical nutrition and natural cough and cold treatments. “These developing markets have a unique potential, which is emerging.
June 17, 2019 18:03 UTC
Asean’s human rights mechanism, the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), was established in 2009. The AICHR’s terms of reference prevent it from effectively protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. Nor is it mandated to carry out any country fact-finding missions or peer reviews of Asean states’ human rights records. Does it deflect legitimate human rights concerns and CSO resources away from those that have the real authority to respond? – Special to Asia News NetworkKasit Piromya, former foreign minister, is board member of Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights.
“For our first project in Malaysia, the new shopping centre in Shah Alam, we took seven years to study and learn before completing the project. For the next one in Malaysia, and Vietnam, we also have to take time to study before finalising the deal. “Our investment expansion in Asean is in line with our business strategy to be a ‘regional retail platform’ in this region. Our strategy will pave the way for and introduce Thai brands into the international markets and offer sustainable business growth with CPN. The new centre also includes Thai restaurants owned by Malaysian people, some of which are locally operated franchisees of Thai brands.
Sunpong himself said last Friday that a homeopathic formula made from eupatorium perfoliatum 200C had been proved effective in preventing dengue fever. Sunpong said he sought to support the use of homeopathy as a supplementary measure for protection against dengue fever. He then clarified that eupatorium perfoliatum 200C was not for treating dengue fever. Jessada explained that while eupatorium perfoliatum could reduce fever and boost the immune system, there was no clear proof that it could treat or prevent dengue fever. As of June 11 this year, dengue fever hit 28,785 people in Thailand.
Kanjana’s strike also brought tears of joy from the whole team, including coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian and manager Nualphan Lamsam. “I’m so overwhelmed to have scored the first goal for Thailand at this World Cup,” said the 32-year-old from Chon Buri. “To score a goal against one of the best teams in the world is so hard,” said coach Nuengrutai. According to team manager Nualphan, the princess told the team: “We are a team of women. “As we lost a lot of goals in the first game, that will affect us if goal difference is taken into account.
The first five face several charges including human trafficking, while the Meechaikuns have been charged with sheltering and helping illegal migrants evade arrests. Pol Lt-General Sanchai Sunthornburana, who leads the police Information and Technology Office, said the nine illegal migrants had been forced to work under slave conditions at sugarcane plantations between August and September 2017. “In the end, they managed to escape and came to the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok to seek help,” he said. The embassy then contacted the Anti-Human Trafficking Division, which put the victims under protection at a facility in Pathum Thani in late 2017. Based on the victims’ complaints, investigators were led to CBS World Company Ltd in Bangkok’s Lak Si district, where fake passports and fake visa stamps were found and seven suspects arrested.