December 2005 in Thailand

December 2005 in Thailand
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30 December 2005 (Friday)

28 December 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) expects Thai economy to grow 5.2% next year. (TNA)
  • Energy Ministry announces that 2006 will be the year of alternative fuel consumption. (TNA)

26 December 2005 (Monday)

  • Thousands of last year's tsunami survivors and relatives of victims from 45 countries are gathering in Thailand's southern Andaman provinces to attend the country's first anniversary of the disaster. (TNA)
  • Thailand has been voted by readers of a best-selling Australian travel magazine as one of the world's top tourists destinations, ranked above rival countries in the highly-competitive Southeast Asian region (TNA)

22 December 2005 (Thursday)

  • Dr.William L. Aldis, World Health Organization's Representative to Thailand, presents a plaque of honour to the Ministry of Public Health, representing the WHO's appreciation to the hospitality of Thailand's medical teams and volunteers in assisting the tsunami victims. (TNA)

21 December 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Transport Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal announces that all construction works and overall system check-ups of the Suvarnabhumi Airport would be completed by May 31, 2006 but the exact date for the official opening is likely to postpone from June as planned earlier. (TNA)
  • Ian Potter, director of the World Bank’s Representative Office in Bangkok, projects 4.2% growth for Thai economy this year despite high fuel prices, last year's tsunami disaster and the bird flu outbreak. (TNA)

20 December 2005 (Tuesday)

  • The report to cabinet meeting reveals that the flood in eight southern provinces causes 15 dead, 3 missing, and 671,000 people affected by the disruption with 463 roads and 14 bridges damaged or destroyed. (TNA)

18 December 2005 (Sunday)

16 December 2005 (Friday)

15 December 2005 (Thursday)

  • Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva calls on the government to dispel doubts on its scheme to lure foreign contractors to invest 1.7 trillion Baht in mega projects. (The Nation)
  • Government Spokesman Dr. Surapong Suebwonglee announces that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Jordan's King Abdullah II, who is currently paying an official visit to Thailand, had mutually agreed to expand bilateral trade and industrial business relations. (TNA)

14 December 2005 (Wednesday)

  • Thai Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai says Thailand is not ready to host the second Bangkok Process meeting on Myanmar issue as the neighbouring country failed to inform Thailand on its latest progress towards democracy. (TNA)
  • Frightened villagers in six Andaman coastal provinces of Thailand head for the hills in panic when sirens went off after a careless American technician accidentally pushed the alarm button because he thought it was a testing button while setting up the Tsunami Warning System. Along with the sirens, the system was programmed to send out warning messages in six languages. (The Nation)

13 December 2005 (Tuesday)

12 December 2005 (Monday)

  • Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) express their strong support for Thai Deputy Prime Minister Surakiart Sathirathai in his bid for the UN Secretary-General post after the departure of Kofi Annan. (TNA)
  • Democrat Party spokesman Ongart Klampaiboon announces that the leading opposition party has sufficient information to lodge the new no confidence motion against the government after the House of Representatives reassembles in March 2006. (TNA)

10 December 2005 (Saturday)

  • Many people gathers in front of the Parliament to lay down garlands in remembrance of King Prajadhipok, on the occasion of the Constitution Day. (NNB)
  • Southern provinces of Thailand’s have been faced with heavy downpours for several days continuously, and this has caused flooding in some provinces, notably in Yala and Pattani. (NNB)

7 December 2005 (Wednesday)

  • The Thai Rak Thai-dominated House of Representatives vote to retain the transfer of public schools' supervision to local administrative bodies despite an on-going massive protest by teachers. (The Nation)

6 December 2005 (Tuesday)

4 December 2005 (Sunday)

  • King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 78 on Monday, gives a speech on the occasion of his birthday at Chitralada Palace. The King tells Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to be open to criticism and not to overreact when countering his critics. The King also stresses the importance of sufficiency economy and biodiesel development. (Bangkok Post)(The Nation)
  • SEA Games 2005: Thailand beats Vietnam 3-0 in soccer final getting their seventh straight Games gold in the sport in their 100th SEA Games match. (The Nation)

2 December 2005 (Friday)

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