1. Fresh perks to attract FDI : The economic cabinet yesterday approved the Thailand Plus package to woo foreign firms looking to relocate production amid the snowballing Sino-US trade war. Bangkok Post
  2. Retailers to stop handing out plastics : Giant retailers, plastic manufacturing titans, and department stores reached an agreement yesterday to stop handing out single-use plastic bags to customers starting early next year. Bangkok Post
  3. Boonsong sentence extended : The Supreme Court yesterday issued a ruling to increase the prison sentence handed down to former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom from 42 years to 48, for his role in the fake government-to-government (G2G) agreements. Bangkok Post
  4. House set to debate Suvarnabhumi T2 : The controversial plan to build a second terminal for Suvarnabhumi airport at a location northeast of the existing main terminal is expected to be among the first issues taken up for debate by the House’s standing committee on transport when it meets later this week, according to the New Palang Dharma Party (NPDP). The Nation
  5. MPs get debate warning : No legal immunity for oath-gaffe session . MPs will not be protected by customary parliamentary immunity during the general debate on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete oath recital, chief government whip Wirach Ratanasate said yesterday. Bangkok Post
  6. Thailand’s health care ‘world’s sixth best’ : Thailand is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its healthcare services, after the US magazine CEOWORLD placed Thailand sixth in its 2019 list of countries with the best healthcare systems, the Public Health Ministry said. Bangkok Post
  7. Levy on high salt content dusted off : Plan emulates sugar tax, cap on 2,000mg . The Excise Department has unveiled an old plan to tax salty foods by setting a ceiling at 2,000 milligrammes per day of sodium as a benchmark to determine the levy rates, a senior official says. Bangkok Post
  8. EU ambassador upbeat on Thai FTA talks : The EU ambassador to Thailand said he was “optimistic” the long-delayed free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations will continue between Thailand and the EU, speaking at the 7th annual EU-Asean Business Summit in Bangkok. Bangkok Post
  9. Thamanat wins PM’s backing : Deputy minister hints at anti-govt intrigue . Prime Minister Prayut Chano-cha yesterday played down criticism of Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow following an Australian press report of his conviction in Australia in connection with drug charges, saying every government has had its flaws. Bangkok Post
  10. Relocation perks get OK : Cabinet signs offon enhanced incentives . The cabinet yesterday greenlighted fresh perks to woo foreign investors looking to relocate their production base amid the SinoUS trade war. Bangkok Post

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