From the macroeconomic point of view, renewable energy development creates new jobs and therefore boosts growth. In Indonesia, renewable energy will also ease our decades-long dependence on oil imports in view of the extremely volatile global oil market. Indonesia is home to a variety of renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydro energy and many others, each in abundance. Statistics show that the total proven oil reserves in Indonesia have continued to decline in the past 10 years. At the end of 2016, the country’s proven oil reserves stood at approximately 3.31 billion barrels, down from 4.3 billion barrels in 2009.
April 24, 2018 15:45 UTC
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai added that while Thailand had the potential to provide assistance, the topic being the Korean peninsula was unlikely to allow it to play the role of negotiator among the parties. “The US Embassy in Thailand is one of its largest. Bangkok is also one of the few countries in Asia to host a North Korean embassy,” one news report said, citing reasons for Thailand’s capital being on the list. The US Embassy in Bangkok declined to comment on the matter when contacted by The Nation. So far, however, it is nothing more than media speculation, with none of the involved parties yet to hint on the meeting place for the much-anticipated summit.
April 24, 2018 14:26 UTC
Firefighters stand near a covered body after a van struck multiple people at a major intersection northern Toronto, Ontario, on Monday. Alex Minassian, 25, identified by police as the suspect, will appear in a Toronto court at 10am EDT (1400 GMT), Toronto police said. The Canadian flag was lowered to half-staff at parliament and at Toronto city hall. The officer who apprehended Minassian was praised for making a peaceful arrest eve as the suspect shouted "Kill me" and claimed to have a gun. The attack shook the usually peaceful streets of Toronto, a multicultural city with a population of 2.8 million.
April 24, 2018 13:41 UTC
How do I get the power to do that?” Prayut said in response to remarks made by on Abhisit on Monday. Abhisit said that not only members of medium-sized parties, but also those in the Democrat Party had been offered jobs in the government in exchange for their support. Moreover, a mobile Cabinet meeting next month will take place in Buri Ram province, a political stronghold of the Phum Jai Thai Party and its popular founder and politician, Newin Chidchob. They didn’t do that enough, did they?”Prayut also said he understood that all politicians wanted to do good for the country. Your business is to take good care of your members,” Prayut said.
April 24, 2018 13:18 UTC
The company has already sold off some assets to King Power Group this year, and will also transfer units in residential projects to customers. These moves will enable it to halve the debt to Bt10 billion by the year’s end, he said. Pace is also negotiating with King Power for the sale of 53 condominium units in the MahaNakhon project. If the deal is finalised, the company would then be able to achieve the goal of wiping out the entire Bt20-billion debt pile it faced at the end of last year, Sorapoj added.
April 24, 2018 12:56 UTC
YANGON - Leeds United will play two friendlies in Myanmar next month as the Championship side looks to build a fanbase in the troubled Southeast Asian country. But that has not deterred the end-of-season tour by the famed Yorkshire club, who are currently mid-table in English football's second tier. "Myanmar is one of the fastest growing nations in Southeast Asia and is passionate about English football," Managing Director Angus Kinnear said in a statement published on the club website on Tuesday. "This tour gives us an opportunity to meet new fans of football who will hopefully support our journey back to the Premier League in the coming years." Leeds were relegated from the English Premier League in 2004 and suffered years of financial woes.
April 24, 2018 12:45 UTC
More than 130,000 high-quality Thai durians pre-sold to Chinese consumers, including more than 80,000 of the Monthong variety, during the opening minute of the promotion. “We carefully sort durians by their quality before shipping them overseas, considering factors such as shell colour, weight and ripeness level. By shipping durians that are 70-80 per cent ripe, they will arrive in China fully ripe and ready for consumption,” Charin explained. The sales of rice, another of Thailand’s major export crops, will also be bolstered by the partnership following the launch of Tmall’s Official Thai Rice Flagship Store on April 19. Zhu Xia, senior director of Tmall Fresh, said that the durian pre-sale promotion was just the first step in the company’s continued commitment to support Thailand’s agriculture industry.
April 24, 2018 11:48 UTC
Along with his team, Thanya visited Koh Phi Phi Ley and Maya Bay on Monday to follow up on preparations for the closure. However, tourism companies will be able to park their boats outside the blocked area and allow tourists to take photos of the bay from there. There will be a pontoon bridge to park boats and drop off visitors who want to go to Maya Bay through Lo Chama Bay. Boats will no longer be allowed to park at the beachfront of Maya Bay. “There is now a team of engineers and architects surveying the location to design the bridge that will be environmental friendly,” said Thanya.
April 24, 2018 11:26 UTC
Chumphon Governor Narong Phonla-iad and Bueng Kan Governor Pisut Butsayapanpong have been named inspectors-general of the Interior Ministry. They will be replaced respectively by Viboon Rattanapornwong and Nirat Pongsithithaworn, who are both currently the ministry’s inspectors-general. Six other provincial governors have seen their jobs swapped in the latest transfers involving senior Interior Ministry officials. Prachin Buri Governor Suriya Amornrojworawut has been named the new governor of Amnat Charoen, Phetchabun Governor Piboon Hatthakitkosol the new governor of Prachin Buri, Mae Hong Son Governor Suebsak Iamwijan as governor of Phetchabun, and Amnat Charoen Governor Sirirat Chum-uppakan as governor of Mae Hong Son. He merely said Interior Ministry permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert had suggested the transfers for the sake of suitability regarding the ministry’s personnel.
April 24, 2018 11:15 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. "This is part of an effort to be more clear about where we draw the line on content," Facebook public policy manager in charge of content Siobhan Cummiskey told AFP. The appeal process to be built up during the year ahead will extend that right to individual posts, according to Mr Cummiskey. The new appeal process will first focus on posts remove on the basis of nudity, sex, hate speech or graphic violence. While software is used to help find content violating standards at the social network, humans will handle appeals and the goal is to have reviews done within a day.
April 24, 2018 09:56 UTC
Deputy police chief Wirachai Songmetta inspects the room where Facebook streamer Chaichana Sirichart, 26, allegedly assaulted his 21-year-old girlfriend, and broadcast it live. Pol Gen Wirachai said investigators had so far learned about 500 people had paid Mr Chaichana for training in forex trading that he failed to provide, with damages totalling at least 6 million baht. At 10am on Tuesday, police took Mr Chaichana to the Criminal Court for formal approval of the first 12-day detention period to enable further investigation. The young woman told police Mr Chaichana had beaten and tortured her six times in the last month. She also claimed he accused her of theft as an excuse for not repaying the money people had paid him for the forex course.
April 24, 2018 08:26 UTC
Foreign Minister Don PramudwinaiThailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue. "Thailand is ready to facilitate and host the talks," Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told reporters, though he stressed that the kingdom has not been contacted about the possibility. Mr Kim is set to meet South Korea's president Moon Jae-in on Friday, an event seen as a major stepping stone towards the summit with Mr Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump said five locations were under consideration for a summit "probably in early June", which he hopes will result in a denuclearisation deal with North Korea. Thailand is a historic US ally which also has diplomatic relations with North Korea.
April 24, 2018 08:03 UTC
"I demand justice. "We demand justice, We want Rana to be hanged. Talukder also demanded the release of some 1.22 billion taka ($14.5 million), which she said was donated to a government fund to help Rana Plaza victims. Groups which oversee safety upgrades say factories have improved since the Rana Plaza tragedy. Several foreigners representing international textile brands also came to the memorial to pay their respects to the dead workers.
April 24, 2018 07:41 UTC
This 2011 photo provided by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals shows a selfie taken by a macaque monkey on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi with a camera that was positioned by British nature photographer David Slater. PETA had argued the monkey was the legal owner of all photos he took. Attorneys for Naruto and Mr Slater announced that Mr Slater had agreed to donate 25% of future revenue from the photograph to charitable groups that protect Naruto and other members of his species in Indonesia. It was not clear how much the photograph has been worth to Mr Slater, who previously said that fewer than 100 copies of his self-published book had been sold, despite the publicity. The case was brought in a US court because Mr Slater's book was available for sale in the US.
April 24, 2018 07:30 UTC
Kittikorn Wikaha, right, and Supatchai Charnsri leave the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok, heading back to prison after they were sentenced to death on May 31 last year. The men were charged with theft causing death, carrying a weapon in a public place, and murder to conceal a crime. On Jan 4, they allegedly tried and failed to snatch a bag from a woman on Soi Sukhonthasawat 27. A few hours after that the two allegedly stole another iPhone from a woman on Soi Sukhonthasawat 9. Since the age of 13, Kittikorn had been jailed eight times previously - for trespassing, physical assault and drug abuse.
April 24, 2018 07:18 UTC