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PM wants swift end to land use disputes

mar, 19/06/2018 - 00:23
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed agencies to speed up the distribution of more than one million rai of land to landless people and solve conflicts with those evicted from forest land.
Catégories: Thai news

NCPO pat on back a slap in        face for media

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:30
It would be comical if it was not true. Last Sunday, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd blasted the media for spreading supposedly "false news" that the cabinet had approved a bonus for 600 National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) officials.
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Trump-Kim meet a gift for Southeast Asia

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:25
All the hullabaloo surrounding the historic Trump-Kim summit in Singapore must be discarded if one wants to seriously assess the overall ripple effects, in particular, the four-point statement. For the region, at least for now, the tight knot of a nuclear war has been untied. After all, President Donald Trump gave his personal assurance of this after he returned to the United States from his...
Catégories: Thai news

Prayut goes to Europe

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:20
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is to fly to Europe tomorrow, landing first in London and then proceeding to Paris. The trip has been ballyhooed for a month by regime spokesmen as a culmination of sorts. They have been trying to sell the notion that the four-year battle for international acceptance and recognition has finally become a fact. Those spokesmen are not giving a realistic picture.
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Killer put to death

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
A 26-year-old convicted killer was executed by lethal injection Monday, the seventh person to be put to death since the method was introduced and the first since 2009, Corrections Department chief Pol Col Naras Savestanan said.
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Defections may cripple Pheu Thai

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
The Pheu Thai Party has been thrown off balance as it faces the prospect of nearly half of its former MPs in the Northeast, its key stronghold, defecting to a pro-regime party.
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Lawyer calls for activist killing video

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
The lawyer of slain Lahu rights activist Chaiyaphum Pasae has asked the army to show closed circuit TV footage of the incident in which he was shot dead by a soldier in Chiang Mai in March last year.
Catégories: Thai news

Apisak backs rate leeway

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
The Bank of Thailand's rate-setting panel does not need to follow in the footsteps of the US Federal Reserve by raising its policy rate, while the exodus of foreign investors is not worrisome, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.
Catégories: Thai news

SET down 1.47% as spat intensifies

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
Thai shares plunged 1.47% Monday, following the global stock market sell-off, on concerns over the escalating trade spat between the US and China, the persistent capital outflows triggered by the Federal Reserve's hawkish stance and the European Central Bank's (ECB) plan to shut down asset purchases.
Catégories: Thai news

Graftbusters name 270 in welfare furore

lun, 18/06/2018 - 23:00
The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has forwarded a list of 270 officials allegedly involved in a welfare fund embezzlement scandal to the Department of Social Development and Welfare to consider disciplinary action.
Catégories: Thai news

Why empathy matters in innovation

lun, 18/06/2018 - 00:40
Now that the internet and smartphones have taken over the world, it seems that people have become too busy to spare some time to truly understand a problem. In an age of Google, the answer to every question is just a click away.
Catégories: Thai news

New options for getting ahead

lun, 18/06/2018 - 00:03
Low-income earners seeking to enhance their skills and earnings potential now have a new resource.
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Parks Department chief probed for 'funds misuse'

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is investigating a complaint against the chief of Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) for alleged malfeasance over his handling of public funds back in 2010.
Catégories: Thai news

Doi Suthep activists vow protest

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
An activist network in Chiang Mai called on judicial members to move out of the controversial housing estate at the foot of Doi Suthep within 10 days if they want to avoid a big protest.
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Grand Palace touts nabbed

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
Almost 90 people have been rounded up in a joint operation to restore law and order around the Grand Palace following complaints about foreign visitors being pressured to purchase services they do not require.
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Police struggle in online betting battle

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
After rolling out a campaign to crack down on football gambling a month before the World Cup kicked off last Thursday, police are still losing the battle against both offline and online football gambling.
Catégories: Thai news

World Cup is fun, mystery killings are not

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
Similar to the World Cup in Russia, the justice system in Thailand has never run short of spectators holding their breath hoping for a just and fair play. Like a football match, they pick their team.
Catégories: Thai news

GPSC mulls GLOW takeover

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
A huge acquisition deal between two SET-listed companies -- Global Power Synergy Plc (GPSC) and Glow Group Plc (GLOW) -- is expected to reach a conclusion Monday, after early details were divulged recently.
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NBTC says axed bid is no obstacle to 5G

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
The telecom regulator insists that the failure of the planned 1800-megahertz auction on Aug 4 will not affect fifth-generation (5G) wireless broadband development in the country.
Catégories: Thai news

Who's left holding the bag?

dim, 17/06/2018 - 23:30
From a mouth-watering serving of som tam to a simple can of Coke, plastic bags have earned a reputation as the primary container for food and other goods among Thais. Either consciously or unconsciously, plastic has become a decades-long addiction with complete disregard to the environment, as these bags are ubiquitous nationwide.
Catégories: Thai news