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OPINION

When climate commitments fall short

News, Rapeepat Ingkasit, Published on 24/07/2024

» By early next year, Thailand and other countries are expected to update national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, known as nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The Paris Agreement mandates that nations submit new NDCs every five years, with each round more ambitious than the last. These NDCs are essential for countries to collectively tackle the global climate crisis.

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WORLD

Fight against Aids ‘needs more resources’

Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 23/07/2024

» MUNICH - World leaders have pledged to help end the Aids pandemic as a public health threat by 2030, but doing so will require more resources and better protection of human rights, says Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS.

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THAILAND

Billboard prompts crackdown on shady Chinese companies

News, Published on 23/07/2024

» The government has vowed to crack down on illegal Chinese businesses in the country after a company’s billboard in Bangkok claimed to offer services to clients to secure citizenship and travel documents from other countries, causing an uproar on social media.

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THAILAND

Bayer Lays Foundation for New Vegetable Seeds Centre

Published on 23/07/2024

» Khon Kaen, Thailand – Mr. Siriwat Pinijpanich, Deputy Governor of Khon Kaen Province, recently presided over the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the new Bayer Vegetable Seeds Production Centre in Tambol Non Thon, Khon Kaen. The event was attended by local government officials including Mr. Chinnakon Kaenkong, District Chief of Amphur Muang Khon Kaen, Mr. Weraphon Charoenpanit, Country Commercial Lead of Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar of Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., Mr. Mark Nash, Head of APAC Vegetable Seeds Production Supply, and employees from Bayer Thai Co., Ltd., as well as local growers. This ceremony marked the official commencement of construction, with an expected completion date in 2026.

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TRAVEL

Surge in inbound tourists pushes Japan to explore dual pricing

Published on 22/07/2024

» TOKYO: As Japan copes with an influx of tourists driven by the yen's weakness, a growing number of restaurant and attraction operators are looking at charging foreign visitors more, a development that has sparked concerns it may conflict with how the country wants to market itself.

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INVESTMENT

Scandal stalks stocks

Published on 22/07/2024

» The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) was recently hit by an accounting and embezzlement scandal at Stark Corporation, which is estimated to have cost at least 14.7 billion baht in damages to shareholders and stock investors.

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WORLD

Biden ends failing reelection campaign, backs Harris as nominee

Published on 22/07/2024

» REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware: US President Joe Biden abandoned his floundering reelection bid on Sunday under growing pressure from his fellow Democrats and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to replace him as the party's candidate to face Republican Donald Trump in the November election.

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SPORTS

Panipak: Carrying the burden of hope

Sports, Hanif Hassan, Published on 21/07/2024

» Taekwondo star Panipak Wongpattanakit is under no small amount of pressure to deliver the goods at the Paris Olympic Games, so much so that the two-time world champion has resorted to seeking divine help.

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GENERAL

Plans needed to mitigate future tech outages

Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 20/07/2024

» The global computing outage on Friday caused by a faulty software update underscores the need for the public and private sectors in Thailand to have business continuity plans to ensure their operations are not interrupted, says the head of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA).

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THAILAND

Beware of the 'blue' party

News, Published on 20/07/2024

» The June 26 Senate poll and the June 30 Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO) chairman election in Pathum Thani have left the country's two largest parties wary of a lurking threat from the third-ranked Bhumjaithai Party.