The party's two MPs, leader Damrong Phidej, and secretary general Santiparp Intharapat, held a press conference to announce that the party would review its decision to join the coalition. Damrong said he was invited to join the coalition with a promise to help in the administration related to the natural resource and environment. But after his party voted for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the party said it has not been consulted how to implement its policies. Damrong said he does not want a Cabinet seat but he wants to work in the ministry so that his party can implement its policies to protect forests. If the Phalang Pracharat does not review its decision to give the ministry to the Chart Pattana, the Thai Forest Conservation will pull out and work as an independent opposition party, Damrong said.
June 15, 2019 06:45 UTC
But the 1,700-strong workforce at the factory rejected the move by a margin of 833-776 in a ballot that concluded Friday. "Pending certification of the results by the National Labor Relations Board and a legal review of the election, Volkswagen will respect the decision of the majority," said the carmaker's Chattanooga plant chief Frank Fischer. UAW organizing director Tracy Romero said the company had engineered a defeat in the vote through "fear and misinformation." A smaller ballot of 160 skilled workers at the plant passed by a wide margin the next year, but Volkswagen challenged the result. Political interference and the current state of US labor laws contributed to Friday's defeat, UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg said.
June 15, 2019 06:22 UTC
Meanwhile, sports car maker MG will be the next brand to offer an EV model in Thailand, with the ZS EV crossover to be officially launched in Bangkok on June 20. According to MG, the ZS EV gets its power from a 44.5kWh water-cooled battery with rapid charging capability (0-80 per cent in 43 minutes). This means that the MG ZS does not have to be charged daily, which is a plus for user convenience. The MG ZS is targeted at the younger generation (aka “Fast Forward” generation) so much importance has been given to connectivity. Also expect the larger MG crossover, the GS, to come in 2020 with electrification in the form of a PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) with a short EV range.
June 15, 2019 06:00 UTC
Ladawan said Prayut, the leader of the 2014 coup, must attend House meetings every week and cannot skip meetings by claiming he is busy. Ladawan said Prayut should study an example of Gen Kriangsak Chamanan, the secretary general of the October 6, 1976, coup maker. Kriangsak became the prime minister in 1979 on a slim majority coalition government. Ladawan said Kriangsak did not attend a House meeting and Social Action Party leader MR Kukrit Pramote strongly reprimanded him, telling the House speaker to drag him into the meeting room. Now that Prayut has become the prime minister of an elected government, he can no longer enjoy speaking for himself as he did during his weekly TV programme for four years, Ladawan added.
June 15, 2019 05:48 UTC
Wednesday's clashes were the worst political violence in Hong Kong since its 1997 handover to ChinaHONG KONG: Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday. The city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced mounting calls to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers. "If the government caves in to violence and external influences, in the long run that would also make Hong Kong ungovernable," pro-Beijing lawmaker Regina Ip told reporters. Opposition to the extradition bill has united an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong. "This amendment was initiated by the Hong Kong government."
June 15, 2019 05:37 UTC
The royally-sponsored cremation rite for Wutthichai Charoentham is being held at the Wat Pa Somtha Charoen in Tambon Chiang Yuen in Udon Thani’s Muang district at 4pm today (Saturday), presided by Udon Thani governor Wattana Putthichart. Wutthichai drowned at the Sattahip Beach on June 9 when he spotted two teenagers who were about to drown. He swam out to help the two get back onto the beach but he became tired and was swept away by a giant wave. The twins, Singha Wangplai, 15, and Suthangrt Wangplai, 15, who have a Buddhist novice and a nun novice to make merit for their hero, will also attend the cremation rite.
June 15, 2019 05:26 UTC
The 21-year-old former tournament winner played 30 holes on Friday after rainstorms forced a seven hour delay during Thursday's opening round. Henderson, who won the 2016 Women's PGA Championship, finished with a two round total of 16-under 128. The second round was suspended because of darkness with about two dozen players still on the course. Henderson's opening round included a hole-in-one on the par-three 15th which she aced just before Thursday's round was halted. Meanwhile, Moriya Jutanugarn hit a second round 67 for a midway total of eight under-par-136 for tied fifth.
June 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
Nearly 18,500 migrants have gone missing since 2014 while making the perilous journey across the MediterraneanTHE HAGUE: Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe. Finding out what happened to those missing -- whether they are eventually found alive or whether they have been confirmed dead and their remains found -- provides crucial closure for families. "We are starting a process that is extremely important," Queen Noor of Jordan, one of the ICMP's longest-serving commissioners, told AFP in an interview. - 'Give them hope' -The plan to better locate and identify missing migrants fleeing conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa was launched in Rome last year. Top ICMP representatives nevertheless called for more to be done to help find the missing migrants, particularly those from Syria's war where the fate is of an estimated 85,000 people is not known.
June 15, 2019 05:03 UTC
And Aboulafia noted that air freight levels are usually good predictors of passenger traffic trends, "and these past couple of months have been even worse for cargo traffic". The International Air Transport Association reports that freight traffic has been in a downward spiral since the beginning of the year. That leaves them in prime position to meet an expected surge in global passenger traffic, especially in Asia -- at least until China's state-owned Comac starts marketing its first jet in 2021. "It's an industry that's going to double its emissions by 2040," he said, as growing passenger traffic offsets any expected improvements in engine designs. No financing deals or contracts will be announced for the so-called Future Combat Air System, and the production launch is still years away.
June 15, 2019 04:41 UTC
The post stated that there were some 20 stray cats living in the compound located in the middle of the heavy traffic roundabout and the cats were in danger of being run down by vehicles when they cross the roads. Ten stray cats were caught in the three-hour operation, which started at 1.30pm. Eight BMA officials armed with long-handled nets started catching the cats around the monument first before other officials went inside the tunnel under monument the catch others. The captured cats were taken to the rabies control unit of the BMA’s Health Department for health check and sterilisation. Sujinda said she would adopt some of the captured cats and she hoped other members of the public would adopt the others.
June 15, 2019 04:30 UTC
Wednesday's clashes were the worst political violence in Hong Kong since its 1997 handover to ChinaHONG KONG: Hong Kong's embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday. The city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced mounting calls to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers. At this moment, the government should self-examine," Ann Chiang, a hardcore pro-Beijing lawmaker, told i-Cable News. "If the government caves in to violence and external influences, in the long run that would also make Hong Kong ungovernable," pro-Beijing lawmaker Regina Ip told reporters. Opposition to the extradition bill has united an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong.
June 15, 2019 03:45 UTC
The project is a joint venture between CPN, who hold a 60 per cent stake, and Malaysia firm i-Berhad who hold a 40 per cent stake. “Malaysia is the first step to Asean for our group,Vietnam will be the next,”CPN’s deputy chief executive deputy officer Wallaya Chirathivat said.
June 15, 2019 03:45 UTC
Woodland became just the third player to post a 65 in US Open play at Pebble Beach, a record set by Tiger Woods in 2000 and equalled by Rose on Thursday. Rose, the 2013 US Open winner, fired a second-round 70 for 137. Former British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa had seven birdies and six bogeys in a wild 70 for 136. As Pebble Beach remained receptive in cool, overcast weather, 15-time major champion Woods was unable to take advantage. Although birdies were still plentiful, Pebble Beach proved it could still bite.
June 15, 2019 03:45 UTC
Artiwara led his friends from the entertainment business to begin the run in Nong Khai’s Muang district at 5am under the title of “Kao Kon La Kao – Kao Tor Pai Duay Palang Lek Lek – Isaan (One Step Each by Each Person – Move On With Small Force – Northeast). The latest run began at the Thai-Lao Friedship bridge with Nong Khai governor Ronchai Jitwiset chairing the opening ceremony and Artiwara speaking about the goal of the run. During the first hour of the run, donations worth of Bt15 million poured in, the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation announced on its Facebook page. The first run of the Isaan charity run series organised by the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation will cover a distance of 175 kilometres from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen with the goal to raise funds for eight hospitals. On May 8 this year, the project officially evolved into the Kao Kon La Kao Foundation.
June 15, 2019 03:33 UTC
Some of the works, such as his 1901 'Self Portrait', rarely leave their home in ParisBEIJING - The largest Picasso exhibition ever held in China opens on Saturday, featuring more than 100 works -- many of them from the artist's early years. The "Birth of a Genius" exhibition brings together the best of the Picasso Museum Paris, Laurent Le Bon, the museum's president told AFP. Featured works include paintings, sculptures and drawings, and are accompanied by photos of the young Pablo in Barcelona and Paris. The first Picasso exhibition in China was held in 1983, timed to coincide with a Beijing visit by then French president Francois Mitterrand. "We have tried to show the great masterpieces like the blue Self Portrait, for example, that hardly ever leave the museum, and display them alongside a more multidisciplinary Picasso," Le Bon said.
June 15, 2019 03:33 UTC