Indonesia to send 415 athletes for 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia will send 415 athletes to compete in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, scheduled to start in late September this year.Youth and Sports Minister Dito Ariotedjo made the statement at a press conference in Jakarta on Friday. “We will send 415 athletes and 161 officials to the 2022 Asian Games. For APG (Asian Para Games), we will send 134 athletes and 62 officials,” he informed. riotedjo said that Indonesia aims to win 12 gold medals at the 2022 Asian Games and to rank in the top eight at the multi-sport event. “Indeed, the target achievement in 2023 will be below the target achievement in the 2018 Asian Games. This is because Indonesia was the host of the 2018 Asian Games and pencak silat (a traditional Indonesian martial art) contributed to almost 50 percent of the medals (that Indonesia won),” he explained. This year’s Asian Games will not have a pencak silat competition, which is why the Indonesian contingent has set more reasonable targets.

Source: Antara News Agency

Vietnam’s 78th National Day marked abroad

The 78th National Day of Vietnam (September 2) was celebrated in various places around the world on September 1-2.

In the Lao capital city of Vientiane, the Vietnamese Embassy held a banquet on September 1 evening which saw the presence of President of the National Assembly Xaysomphone Phomvihane, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Chansamone Chanyalath, and Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith of Laos.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nguyen Ba Hung said that on September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

This was a brilliant milestone bringing the country and people of Vietnam into a new era – that of national independence associated with socialism.

Over the past 78 years, the Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, have overcome difficulties to defend the national independence, freedom, and territorial integrity, and gained remarkable socio-economic achievements, thus helping raise the country’s position and reputation in the international arena.

The diplomat took the occasion to thank countries and international organisations for supporting Vietnam in its journey. On the occasion of Vietnam’s National Day, Vietnamese Consul General in Pakse city of Laos Nguyen Van Trung was awarded with the Lao Government’s Friendship Medal in recognition of his contributions to developing the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Khon Kaen, the capital of Northeast Thailand, on September 2 organised a celebration which was attended by the Consuls General of Vietnam, China and Laos in Khon Kaen, and the Governors of Thailand’s Mukdahan, Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani provinces, among others. Meanwhile, the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Thailand’s Udon Thani province offered incense to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh at the memorial area named after him in Noong On village, Chiang Phin commune, Muong district. An incense-offering ceremony was also held in commemoration of the late leader at his statue at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Vancouver of Canada also organised ceremonies in celebration of the 78th National Day./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Slovenia pledges favourable conditions for Vietnamese firms

President of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) Tibor Simonka has affirmed the readiness to cooperate with Vietnam to create conditions for the two countries’ enterprises, while meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia Nguyen Trung Kien.

Kien had a working session with Simonka on the occasion of his attendance in the 18th Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia on August 28 – 29.

He lauded the growing economic ties between the two countries, especially since the successful visit to Vietnam by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Slovenia Tanja Fajon in May.

Amid the post-pandemic economic – trade crisis facing both sides’ enterprises, enhancing the connectivity and unlocking cooperation opportunities for the Port of Koper of Slovenia and the ports of Ho Chi Minh City will help Vietnamese firms, as well as those in Asia, deal with soaring transportation costs and reduce the delivery duration, he added.

Simonka affirmed that his country is ready to cooperate with Vietnam to create favourable conditions for both countries’ enterprises in the areas boasting rich cooperation potential such as tourism, clean energy, environmental technology, pharmaceutical and medical equipment production, labour export, and plastic waste treatment.

He said thanks to the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), enterprises of both countries have further expanded business and trade partnerships, with Slovenia’s exports to Vietnam expected to top 22.6 million EUR (24.48 million USD) in 2023, up 58% from last year.

The GZS leader also pledged support for and continued coordination with the Vietnamese Embassy to increase activities facilitating bilateral economic and business ties. He also affirmed that he will keep proposing the Slovenian Government soon ratify the EU – Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).

The annual Bled Strategic Forum, held in Bled city, is the biggest political – diplomatic forum in West Balkan region, gathering hundreds of senior officials of EU countries and others in the world./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Sympathies sent to South Africa over deadly Johannesburg fire

State President Vo Van Thuong on September 1 sent sympathies to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa over the heavy human and property losses in the fire in Johannesburg city on August 31.

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan also extended sympathies to Vice President of South Africa Paul Mashatile over the incident./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Academics are worried The coalition government is not dividing the cake properly. Risk of not staying for 4 years

Political science academic Showing the face of the new government There are only old ministers. Even though there are many advantages from structural conditions. But being a coalition government There will be a problem with the cake not being divided properly. Risk of not being able to live for 4 years.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Olan Thinbangtiao, Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science and jurisprudence Burapha University Talking about the face of Settha 1’s government, what you can see is the old cabinet, just adding in the Pheu Thai Party. People’s expectations probably aren’t very good. Because each person has seen the work of these ministers before. in the previous government There probably isn’t anything more interesting. or make people have more hope And there is also a tendency for disappointment. This government has important problems from being a coalition government. which is related to political business which spent a lot of money from the past election Therefore, there must be a share of the cake in order to recoup the investment. This means that in addition to the unity problem, If there is a corruption problem It may prevent the government from being able to last all 4 years.

Personally, I think that we cannot expect anything from this government. But if it’s going to be better all day and all night, it’s impossible. The only thing the government can do is to speed up the implementation of his policies that he campaigned for, such as a digital wallet of 10,000 baht or a minimum wage. of new graduates, 25,000 baht, 5-year moratorium on farmers’ debt payments You can probably do this. But it cannot create structural change. That is, there will only be acceleration in pushing out populist policies as quickly as possible. This is What the people will receive from this government

Ready to make an offer if you want politics to improve quickly. What the government must do quickly is to draft a new constitution. It will help to get better from being political in the form of political business. This will ultimately lead to corruption and cause further problems. Methods that can help eliminate these problems is to make amending the constitution an important agenda of the government And the government must also be sincere in drafting.

Source: Thai News Agency

“SAT ISAN SPORTS FEST 2023? is full of Muay Thai fans, rowing boats are crowded. Surin currency

Mr. Sorasas Sipeng, Deputy Governor of Surin Province, along with Dr. Meechai Inwood, Advisor at Level 10, Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), and Mr. Kongphop Phothisuwan, Regional Sports Director. Sports Authority of Thailand Participated in the opening ceremony of the SAT ISAN SPORTS FEST 2023 sports competition at the Prasat Khom performance stage (Elephant Park), Surin Province on September 1, 2023.

Mr. Sorasas Sipeng, Deputy Governor of Surin Province, said that on behalf of Surin Province it is a great honor to have the opportunity to welcome the Sports Authority of Thailand executive team. Sports association executives, athletes, referees Executives of government agencies and the private sector in Surin Province, as well as the media who participated in organizing sports competitions to connect with tourism To stimulate the economy and drive Thailand together under the economic model towards sustainable development or Sports Tourism Economic Triangle Festival 2023 with plans to visit all 3 provinces, consisting of Buriram Province, Surin Province and Chaiyaphum Province in the program SAT ISAN SPORTS. FEST 2023

“In the second province of the project, Surin Province, currently there is promotion of various types of sports competitions in the area to spark and create soft power. For Surin people to be interested in playing sports and develop themselves to become professional athletes. And this time got an opportunity from The Sports Authority of Thailand organizes sports competitions for 2 types of sports, namely amateur Thai boxing and rowing, including Sports Expo activities, booths of local entrepreneurs. To create income for the people of Surin Province and mini concert Between 1-3 September 2023, which Surin Province Has provided support and facilitation in organizing competitions for the athletes, officials, and teams to ensure that the said activities are carried out smoothly. and create an impression I sincerely hope that it will be a program that will be well received. and completed The goals were set in every respect,” said the Deputy Mayor of Surin Province.

Mr. Kongphop Phothisuwan, Regional Sports Director of SAT, said that the Sports Authority of Thailand has the main objective. is the operation of organizing sports competitions Along with promoting the sports industry and sports tourism To generate income for the economy Especially at the local level and to create athletes striving for excellence, raising the standard of sports playing at the regional level to the national level. Moreover, this competition will create Motivation for children and youth Turn your attention to sports even more.

Regional Sports Director of SAT added that For the SAT ISAN SPORT FEST 2023 sports competition, it was scheduled to be held in 3 provinces. The first competition was held in Buriram Province between 15-16 July 2023. This time it was The 2nd time in Surin Province between 1-3 September 2023 and the 3rd and last time in Chaiyaphum Province on 17 and 24 September 2023. In addition to sports competitions, there will also be SPORTS EXPO activities, a recreational activity stage. and setting up booths to sell products of local entrepreneurs that will be an attraction for athletes to spend money. as well as followers tourist and people in the area as well

“Surin Province It is considered one of the important target areas for organizing sports competitions. As the Sports Authority of Thailand, I sincerely hope that Organizing sports competitions and activities this time It will be beneficial to athletes. Including helping to support and stimulate the local economy for our brothers and sisters in Surin province according to the intent of the project,” Mr. Kongphop said.

For SAT ISAN SPORT FEST 2023 at Stadium 2, Surin Province between 1-3 September 2023, open competition for 2 types of sports, including amateur Muay Thai. Held at the 80th Anniversary Chaloem Phrakiat Park, the stage for the Khmer Prasat Show (Elephant Park) and rowing sports are held at Thung Kula Lake, Chumphon Buri District.

In addition to sports competitions and various recreational activities, Mr. Sorasas Sipeng, Deputy Governor of Surin Province, along with Dr. Meechai Inwood, Advisor at Level 10, SAT, and Mr. Kongphop Phothisuwan, Director of the Department Regional Sports: SAT also jointly provided sports equipment and learning equipment to schools in Surin Province, including 1. Chaitan Wittaya School, Chaitanya Subdistrict, Mueang District, Surin Province, 2. Ban Khok Phet School, Subdistrict. Trasaeng, Mueang District, Surin Province and 3. Ban Tampung School, Nadi Subdistrict, Mueang District, Surin Province

Source: Thai News Agency

His Majesty the King appointed Settha Cabinet 1

His Majesty graciously appointed a new cabinet, “Seththa 1”, Prime Minister, together with Finance Minister, “Anutin” Minister of Interior, and “Suthin” Minister of Defense.

Royal Gazette website Publish announcement Appointment of Minister, dated 2 September 2023, meaning: His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has issued a royal command to announce that as His Majesty has graciously appointed Mr. Settha Thavisin as Prime Minister. According to the announcement dated 23 August 2023.

Now, Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister, has selected a suitable person to hold the position of Minister to continue the administration of the country.

By virtue of Section 158 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand His Majesty

Source: Thai News Agency

The Meteorological Department warns of heavy to very heavy rain throughout Thailand in some places.

Meteorological Department Announcement No. 13 warns that throughout Thailand there will be heavy to very heavy rain in some places until September 3, 2023. Wind waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. It is quite powerful. Small boats should refrain from leaving the shore.

Meteorological Department Announcement No. 13 regarding heavy to very heavy rain in Thailand. and strong waves in the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. Effective until 3 September 2023.

A strong monsoon trough lies across the northern, northeastern, and upper central regions of Thailand. In addition, the southwest monsoon is quite strong blowing over the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand. This characteristic causes heavy to very heavy rain in some places in Thailand. People in the area are asked to be careful of the dangers of heavy to very heavy rain and accumulated rain. This may cause flash floods and flash floods. Especially mountain slopes, near waterways and low-lying areas. Including increasing caution when traveling through areas with thunderstorms.

Provinces that are expected to have heavy to very heavy rain in some places are as follows:

September 2, 2023.

Northern region: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Uttaradit, Tak, Sukhothai, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, Phichit and Phetchabun.

Northeastern region: Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram and Surin.

Central region: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lopburi, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom, including Bangkok and surrounding areas.

Eastern region: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. Southern

region: Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Ranong, Phang Nga and Krabi.

Date: 3 September 2023

Northern region: Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Tak and Kamphaeng Phet

Northeastern region: Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima

Central region: Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani, Chainat, Lopburi, Saraburi, Singburi, Ang Thong, Kanchanaburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Suphanburi and Ratchaburi, including Bangkok and surrounding

areas Eastern region: Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chonburi, Chachoengsao Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat,

Southern Region: Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Ranong, Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

For wind waves in the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand It will be quite strong. The waves are 2-3 meters high. In areas with thunderstorms, waves are more than 3 meters high. In the lower Andaman Sea and the lower Gulf of Thailand, The sea has waves 1-2 meters high. In areas with thunderstorms, waves higher than 2 meters. Boaters are asked to navigate with caution and avoid sailing in areas with thunderstorms. For small boats in the upper Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand, they should refrain from leaving the shore.

Source: Thai News Agency