• Uproar as EC found in error again : Doubt rising over entire election: critics . The Election Commission (EC)’s credibility has come under scrutiny yet again after it announced incorrect results for a recount on Sunday in a Nakhon Pathom constituency, held to “correct” a tally that had been questioned. The Nation
  • FPO cuts 2019 growth forecast : Global slowdown takes toll on exports . The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has reduced its 2019 economic growth forecast to 3.8% from 4% as slower global economic growth takes a toll on exports. Bangkok Post
  • Debt reaches 11-year high : Thai workers’ debt has surged to the highest in 11 years, driven by higher living costs and easier access to loans. Bangkok Post
  • FFP faces new shares storm : 11 candidates eyed over media holdings . Activist Srisuwan Janya will today petition the Election Commission (EC) to investigate 11 election winning candidates from the Future Forward Party (FFP) over allegations of shareholding violations. Bangkok Post
  • Hospitals sue over price curbs : Private hospitals have filed a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court against the Commerce Ministry’s proposal to put medical and healthcare expenses on the state price control list. Bangkok Post
  • Govt set to take shape ‘in June’ : Wissanu hints at poll results schedule . The new government is expected to take shape in June, based on the Election Commission’s (EC) schedule of announcing the official poll results next Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday in a statement. Bangkok Post
  • Shippers see export rebound : Purchase orders set to rise through June . A key shippers group remains hopeful that exports will fare better in the second quarter than the first after a contraction of 1.64% year-on-year in the January-March period, projecting purchase orders to rise seasonally during April-June. Bangkok Post
  • Operators get May 10 deadline : The broadcast regulator has officially set the deadline as May 10 for existing digital TV operators to return their licences and exit the business in line with Section 44, which allows them to do so without additional penalties. Bangkok Post
  • Somkid reassures Airbus on progress for U-Tapao maintenance centre : A senior executive of European aircraft maker Airbus met Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak for talks yesterday aimed at smoothing the path for a planned Bt10.58-billion maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre at UTapao airport. The Nation
  • Election results set for Tuesday : Party-list MPs to be announced the following day; charter court to hear case against MP election law . The Election Commission (EC) will announce the final election results next Tuesday, a day after the Royal Coronation ceremony, amid the current political turbulence heightened by lawsuits and the uncertainty over allocation of MP seats.

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