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‘Need for Asian countries to unite’

BANGKOK: Thai political and business figures have urged Asian countries to join hands to fight against rising trade protectionism as a way to make Asia thrive.

Economic woes face Thailand's junta chief turned civilian PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta chief-turned-civilian prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha faces a tough task in reviving a faltering economy and sinking investor confidence - the same problems as when he seized power in a military coup five years ago.

Fire and blast at Thai port injures 25

Bangkok: A fire erupted on a cargo ship docked at a port in Thailand, triggering a blast and leaving at least 25 workers suffering from smoke inhalation and other injuries, officials said.

Critics slam rail deal awarded to Thailand’s richest family

Bangkok: Critics have urged Thailand’s junta to reconsider the award of a US$7.1bil (RM29.6bil) high-speed rail contract to a consortium led by the kingdom’s richest family, just days before a new parliament is set to convene.

Thailand to sign rail pact with Laos and China at forum

BANGKOK: Thailand will sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link aimed at fulfilling a regional connectivity ambition, when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha visits Beijing this week for the second Belt and Road Forum, the Foreign Ministry said.

Jack Ma praises Malaysia for its speed

CHINESE business magnate Jack Ma has praised Malaysia’s strength, tenacity and speed in implementing digital projects, saying he was “shocked” by how fast the country got going.

‘Robots could cause glut of manufactured goods’

BANGKOK: Dhanin Chearavanont, the chairman and chief executive of the Charoen Pokphand Group, stressed that the future era would be driven by robots and lead to a surplus of manufactured goods.

Contractors have to deliver on time

Contractors who delay work on new government projects will be slapped with stop work orders.

PM to launch two projects in Kelantan

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will launch two projects in the state today - a second bridge across Sungai Kelantan and a rehabilitation centre in Machang.