Mello is a website, mobile app and 'responsive platform' that lets users watch current Channel 3 content and archived reruns. BEC World has been trying to improve its online platforms to catch up with rapid-fire trends, he said. The Mello platform is expected to launch this year and is currently in the developmental process. At the beginning of this year, BEC World underwent minor restructuring. The company refined its focus on utilising the channel's archive to its advantage, promoting online platforms to match audience demands, and improving resource management to increase efficiency.
Protests in the country’s colour-coded politics resemble the prachan musical competition in classical Thai music as those involved fight for public approval and acceptance. The practice resembles a political fight in many ways. Some established music schools that took in students who wanted to sharpen their skills. It's similar to a music competition in that there is no jury or judges and there is no strict format or rigid rules to follow. But political competition is far more complicated.
Its treatment of the June 24 anniversary of the 1932 revolution was a self-inflicted shot to the foot. The appalling decision to block a YouTube video clip of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator has once again put Thailand on the world's media front pages -- as a laughing stock. The worst decision was to block the YouTube video clip. Trying to impose national silence and flush the 1932 revolution down the memory hole cannot work. Open discussion of the 1932 revolution would be good for the national soul.
The Royal Thai Navy is working with Malaysian and Singaporean authorities to hunt for a pirate vessel which hijacked a Thai-flagged oil tanker and made off with 1.5 million litres of diesel in Malaysian waters late on Friday night. The oil tanker CP41 managed to travel on to Nu islet near Cape Samila on the Gulf coast of the southern province of Songkhla some time after the hijacking ended, 2nd Naval Area Command chief Vice Adm Phonchai Pinthong said Monday. Constant location updating will help in the event of any new hijackings because it will allow authorities to rapidly send out teams to help the victims, he said. The hijacking occurred about 9pm on Friday as the CP41 tanker made its way through Malaysian waters, off Kuantan, he said. The Thai ship, leaving Singapore and carrying 3.5 million litres of oil, was stopped and boarded by about six to seven armed men while sailing north to deliver the cargo in Songkhla, he said.
June 26, 2017 21:11 UTC
There is no word yet on where the country will place in the new report, due soon. WASHINGTON - The United States plans to place China on its global list of worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labour, said a congressional source and a person familiar with the matter, a step that could aggravate tensions with Beijing that have eased under President Donald Trump. The annual report, covering more than 180 countries and territories, calls itself the world's most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts. For the past three years, China has been ranked "Tier 2 Watch List". In 2015, experts in the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons had sought to downgrade China that year to Tier 3 but were overruled by senior diplomats.
June 26, 2017 19:41 UTC
May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster presided at the signing of a three-page so-called "confidence and supply" deal that is some way short of a more formal coalition agreement. In return, May agreed to at least £1 billion ($1.3 billion, 43.25 billion baht) in extra funding over two years for Northern Ireland, agreeing to raise pensions annually by at least 2.5 percent and to keep universal winter fuel payments for the elderly. "The Conservative Party has recognised the case for higher funding in Northern Ireland given our unique history and circumstances over recent decades," DUP leader Foster told reporters in Downing Street. "We welcome this new financial support of £1 billion." "Today's deal represents a straight bung to keep a weak prime minister and a faltering government in office," said Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones of the Labour party.
June 26, 2017 19:30 UTC
OTTAWA - Australia will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at the ministerial meeting of the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance now under way in Canada. Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to do much more to give intelligence and law enforcement agencies access to encrypted communications. "These discussions will focus on the need to cooperate with service providers to ensure reasonable assistance is provided to law enforcement and security agencies." Tech firms such as Apple and Facebook, which owns encrypted messaging service WhatsApp, have been criticised in the United Kingdom and United States for not doing enough to crackdown on so-called dark spaces where extremists can communicate. Industry involvement in thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging will be a priority for Australia at the gathering, Senator Brandis said.
June 26, 2017 18:50 UTC
Amnesty International planned a press conference last September to highlight allegations of torture in post-coup Thailand. On Monday, AI's Thailand branch, Amnesty Thailand, tweeted a series of statements backing the call for the government to take action on the Convention against Torture. "#Thailand must follow through on commitments to prevent torture and other ill-treatment," it saidHuman rights groups also linked to a bilingual comic book, Torture is a Crime. Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana said the United Nations reported 82 people had been subject to torture or enforced disappearance in Thailand. Formed on May 23, a committee dealing with complaints about torture and enforced disappearance will consider cases both past and present, he said.
June 26, 2017 18:45 UTC
It’s not an understatement that North Korea’s nuclearisation and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) activities are increasingly destabilising North Asia to the point of no return. Trump is now swallowing his own ego as tensions with North Korea reach new heights. China has retaliated economically against South Korea by not issuing visas for their citizens and later banned Chinese tourists from going to South Korea. During Kim Jong-il’s reign, the international community put pressure and engaged with North Korea but failed to stop the project. In the second deal in 2007, five countries in the six-party talks paid $400 million to North Korea for the same purpose.
Closer scrutiny of the facts reveals that drought dealt a serious blow to Vietnam’s agriculture and forestry and seafood sectors in the delta region last year. Last year’s El Nino-induced drought seriously reduced robusta coffee production in the central highlands and rice yields in the delta region. And with more and more electricity needed for industrialisation, the six countries see the Mekong and its tributaries as major sources of energy. Sixty years on ECAFE has become the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the Mekong Committee has transformed into the Mekong River Commission. So the riparian countries should urgently work on a coordinated and sustainable development plan for the Mekong region so as to realise the full potential of the river’s system.
Of the total liquor industry, about Bt80 billion worth is the rice-whisky market, which grows by 2-3 per cent per annum. Tawandang plans to branch out into other segments of the spirits industry after plumping for the whisky market as its initial business goal. The factory began operating last October, but its rice whisky did not become available in the market until two months ago. The distillery’s production is fully automated and relies on a team of whisky masters with 30 years’ experience in liquor fermentation. “We will be able to cover 40 per cent of the 200,000 existing retail outlets selling liquor products.
Fiorentina, who finished eighth last season, have been owned since 2002 by the Della Valle family, Italian industrialists. They have come in for recent criticism by supporters over their management and declared their intention to sell on the club's official website. "In light of dissatisfaction from the fans Fiorentina's owners announce they are fully prepared to step aside and leave the club at the disposal of anyone who wishes to buy it and to manage it in the way that they consider to be the most appropriate," their statement read. "This is the time for those who love the violet jersey and believe that the club could be managed differently with more success to come forward." Della Valle, leave," was the message on a banner hung outside Fiorentina's Artemio Franchi ground on Saturday.
The patient-happiness surveyor position at the World Medical Hospital comes with a monthly income of Bt1 million under a six-month contract. Nitcharee, who is now enrolled in a short course overseas, will start the job on August 16. Prof Dr Adisorn Patradul, director of the World Medical Hospital, said Nitcharee had beaten nearly 1,000 applicants because of her outstanding qualifications. Aware that she will have to divide her time between her job at the hospital and her studies at Thammasat, Nitcharee has already planned ahead. She said she planned to spend her afternoons at the World Medical Hospital at least three days during the week and all of her weekends there.
A CHICKEN-processing plant run by Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) in Bangkok will likely have to suspend manufacturing operations in the wake of the tragic accident that saw five people die in its wastewater treatment pond. The closure will require the suspension of manufacturing operations, IWD head Mongkol Pruekwatana said yesterday. When we checked the scene, we found that the lid was in the pond,” Mongkol said. “We must gather circumstantial evidence to determine what caused this tragic accident,” Metropolitan Police Commissioner Pol Lt General Sanit Mahathavorn said yesterday. Mongkol said the plant insisted the lid was in place between 7am and 8am last Friday.
The reporters were covering an event by the Shan State Army, seen above in this February file photo. (Bangkok Post photo Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)NAY PYI TAW - The Myanmar military arrested at least three reporters on Monday, after they covered an event organised by an ethnic armed group designated as an "illegal organisation". The army identified the reporters by name and organisation but it did not identify the other four men. The arrests are likely to increase fears that despite electing its first civilian government in about half a century in 2015 led by national heroine Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar reporters face increasing restrictions on freedom of speech. Amnesty International called on Myanmar to free the reporters "immediately".
June 26, 2017 17:06 UTC