Archive for December, 2020

Duterte names congressmen in PACC corruption list

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 7:07 AM

President Duterte last night revealed the names of eight incumbent congressmen and one former legislator who have been linked to alleged corruption in public works projects, [...] » More

Philippines gives green light to trials of Janssen’s COVID-19 vaccine

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

The Philippines has approved a clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine of Johnson & Johnson’s unit Janssen, the head of its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said [...] » More

Philippine president signs $93.7b national budget for 2021

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte signed today a $93.7 billion (RM380 billion) budget for next year, the country’s largest yet, to bankroll economic recovery and [...] » More

Duterte grants euro 3,000 gratuity pay to contractual, job order government workers

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | CNN | 7:07 AM

The latest administrative order from Malacanang will grant contractual and job order workers in the government a one-time gratuity not exceeding ?3,000 for their services in [...] » More

Cannabis gets closer to public medical use

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:07 AM

The Ministry of Public Health has found a new use for cannabis after successfully categorising it as a drug that can be used for medical purposes. The campaign to promote [...] » More

Will EU target Thailand with its new sanctions regime?

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PhnompenhPost | 7:07 AM

Just a month after Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election, the EU recently announced that it had adopted the EU Human Rights Global Sanctions Regime to [...] » More

November factory output rises for first time in 19 months

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:07 AM

Thailand’s manufacturing production index (MPI) unexpectedly increased 0.35 percent in November from a year earlier, its first annual rise in 19 months, boosted by [...] » More

Thailand confirms 155 new coronavirus infections

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

Thailand confirmed 155 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the majority of which were locally transmitted infections, the public health ministry said. The new cases include 10 [...] » More

SET keeps eye on surging Delta Electronics shares

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:07 AM

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is closely monitoring the volatility of Delta Electronics Thailand’s shares, which have surged 250 percent in one month, 400 [...] » More

Sudarat launches new party

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:07 AM

Former Pheu Thai heavyweight Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, who left the opposition party last month, has started a new political party. Her Thai Srang Thai (National Building [...] » More

Budget endorsed to help SMEs out in fiscal 2021

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 7:07 AM

The government on Monday approved a combined 5.33 billion baht budget, up from 1.2 billion baht in fiscal 2021, to promote and strengthen small and medium-sized enterprises [...] » More

Thailand records 3,000 foreign tourists in November as ban eases

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:07 AM

Thailand recorded 3,065 foreign tourists in November, official data showed on Monday, in its second month of receiving long-stay visitors after a ban was imposed in April to [...] » More

Rayong identifies 49 new local Covid cases today

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | TheThaiger | 7:07 AM

Rayong, south of Chon Buri province, has declared 49 new local cases of Covid-19 today, bringing today’s total number of new cases nationwide to 170 for the day. Channa [...] » More

COVID-19: Thailand’s first coronavirus death in two months leads to new lockdown measures

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | Sky News | 7:07 AM

Bangkok betting businesses will be shut, while bars and nightclubs will be forced to close at midnight until 4 January. Thailand has brought in a range of new restrictions [...] » More

Thailand’s big chain stores to buy 1,600 tonnes of shrimps to help farmers

30-Dec-2020 Intellasia | PattayaMail | 7:07 AM

The Ministry of Commerce is working out quick assistance for shrimp farmers including requests for big chain stores to buy 1,600 tonnes of shrimps next month. Wattanasak [...] » More