Honda mulls building EV battery plant

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) is considering building an electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Thailand to serve the country’s fledging EV industry. The company is conducting a feasibility study into the idea, which would reduce battery imports from Japan, but it declined to elaborate. The use of imported batteries to assemble cars in Thailand leads to higher production costs. Noriyuki Takakura, president and chief executive of Honda Automobile (Thailand), said the company is committed to developing new technologies that are kinder to the environment as it joins global efforts to reduce carbo… Read more about Honda mulls building EV battery plant

Facebook video boom lures firms

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The Bangkok Post

Facebook video boom lures firms Most Thais watch the platform’s videos and, crucially, its ads With 70% of Thais viewing videos on Facebook’s Watch feature every month, businesses are being encouraged to tap the market and get creators and publishers involved, according to the platform’s rebranded parent company Meta. “Social video has evolved significantly in recent years, with the pandemic accelerating both the consumption and innovation of video experiences,” Preecha Khunatamstit, entertainment partnership lead for Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh at Meta, said in a virtual group interview…. Read more about Facebook video boom lures firms

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Thai politics needs a middle pathway

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The ditching of a charter amendment bill by the joint parliament chambers is anything but a surprise. Yet, it would be wrong to think that the defeat is the end of the pro-democracy movement’s audacious campaign. Indeed all factions realise nullifying the military-sponsored 2017 charter will be a drawn-out case of political warfare. Parliament on Wednesday killed off the proposed bill, touted as the “people’s charter”, proposed by the ReSolution group, the Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), the Progressive Movement and the Move Forward party (MFP) with 473:206 votes in the first reading. The… Read more about Thai politics needs a middle pathway

Explain palm oil policy

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may retire from the army in several years, but he will always be at heart a military man. As such, under his leadership we have seen the growing footprint of soldiers in civilian society. Whenever there are floods, soldiers are deployed to help evacuate people. When the price of vegetables jumped earlier this month, soldiers grew coriander and chillies for distribution. And this week, when 400,000 truck drivers threatened to go on strike, the PM ordered that army trucks be prepared to double as delivery vehicles. Hopefully, that was just a spur of the moment pl… Read more about Explain palm oil policy