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Thailand Retains Mass Appeal for Migrant Workforce

Despite recent adverse media publicity, Thailand is still an attractive destination for migrant workers, claims Dr Poj Aramwattananont, president of Thai Frozen Foods Association.
Despite recent adverse media publicity, Thailand is still an attractive destination for migrant workers, claims Dr Poj Aramwattananont, president of Thai Frozen Foods Association.
 
While they might find employment in their own country hard to come by, migrant workers can find work, whether skilled and unskilled,easily enough in Thailand. This is especially so for workers from neighbouring countries – Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia – who can freely cross the border into Thailand.

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Deputy PM and MFA minister attends the 69th UN General Assembly

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has tightened economic ties with Japan by attending the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister General Thanasak Patimaprakorn has tightened economic ties with Japan by attending the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. 
 
General Thanasak met with his Japanese counterpart, Mr. Fumio Kichida, during the UN general assembly on September 25th.

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PM targets corruption in government and military

The Prayut administration took several steps against corruption among state officials last week as the Prime Minister launched an investigation into procurement of microphones for Government House. Charges were also prepared against 16 officials over land scandals and prosecutors readied a case against an army general for running an extortion racket.

The Prayut administration took several steps against corruption among state officials last week as the Prime Minister launched an investigation into procurement of microphones for Government House.

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Major drug ring busted, regional cooperation boosted

A combined force from several security services moved against a Thailand-based transnational narcotics ring last week, launching raids on 72 locations in six provinces, seizing millions of dollars and large quantities of drugs. Also, Bangkok is now hosting the ASEAN Narcotics Cooperation Center to help coordinate anti-drug efforts across the Southeast Asian region.
A combined force from several security services moved against a Thailand-based transnational narcotics ring last week, launching raids on 72 locations in six provinces, seizing millions of dollars and large quantities of drugs.

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Thailand will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent

As hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets of New York to lobby the United Nations to take more serious action on climate change, Thailand announced it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent over the next six years.
As hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets of New York to lobby the United Nations to take more serious action on climate change, Thailand announced it will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent over the next six years. 
 
Details of the Kingdom’s efforts to mitigate global warming will be contained in a new environmental master plan for the country being drafted by the government, a spokesperson said last week.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs attends the 11th China – ASEAN Expo in Nanning, People’s Republic of China

On 16 September 2014, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the 11th Annual China – ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, People’s Republic of China.
On 16 September 2014, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended the 11th Annual China – ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, People’s Republic of China.
 
During the opening ceremony, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the opening remarks along with the leaders from the ASEAN countries and China consisted of the Prime Minister of Singapore, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Vice Premier of the State Council of China, Vice President of Myanm

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Laying the foundation for an Asian Commonwealth

The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has resulted in a flurry of diplomatic activity in Asia. This despite tension developing between China and Japan on the one hand and China and some Southeast Asian countries on the other hand. The focus has not been limited to one area in particular but can be seen in a wide geographical swathe from South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India has resulted in a flurry of diplomatic activity in Asia. This despite tension developing between China and Japan on the one hand and China and some Southeast Asian countries on the other hand.

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Thailand to remain top automotive hub

As car sales growth in Indonesia remains flat this year, the country’s chance to overtake Thailand as the biggest automotive hub in the region may narrow, said executives from Indonesia’s automotive companies.
JAKARTA: As car sales growth in Indonesia remains flat this year, the country’s chance to overtake Thailand as the biggest automotive hub in the region may narrow, said executives from Indonesia’s automotive companies.
 
Prijono Sugiarto, president director of Astra International, the country’s biggest car distributor, said last Wednesday next year’s nationwide car sales would be around the same as this year’s target of 1.25 million cars.
 
“The economic conditions have yet to improve,” he said on t

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Prime Minister outlines policy after first Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha outlined his government’s policies in a speech before the National Legislative Assembly last week after presiding over his first Cabinet meeting at Government House. The Prime Minister outlined a number of policy priorities including promoting economic growth, reducing social disparities and increasing good governance while fighting corruption.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha outlined his government’s policies in a speech before the National Legislative Assembly last week after presiding over his first Cabinet meeting at Government House.

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Thailand donates rice supplies to Ebola-affected countries

Thailand’s government has donated more than US$150,000 worth of its prized rice to the World Health Organization to be distributed to people in need in West African countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola virus.
Thailand’s government has donated more than US$150,000 worth of its prized rice to the World Health Organization to be distributed to people in need in West African countries suffering from outbreaks of the Ebola virus. 
 
The presentation was made to Dr. Yonas Tegegn, the Country Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) by Minister of Foreign Affairs General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, who is also a deputy prime minister.

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