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Chinese choose other options for Golden Week

mar, 02/10/2018 - 03:30
Thailand is expected to lose some 50,000 Chinese tourists during China's Golden Week period as a result of incidents that happened over the past three months.
Catégories: Thai news

Bids set for four EEC megaprojects in short order

mar, 02/10/2018 - 02:01
The administration committee for development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has decided to launch terms of reference (ToRs) for bids of four megaprojects worth a combined 372 billion baht.
Catégories: Thai news

Nissan Terra 2.3 VL 4WD (2018) review

mar, 02/10/2018 - 01:12
The all-new Terra pickup-based SUV from Nissan isn’t an outright winner, but it actually drives better than several of its rivals.
Catégories: Thai news

Thailand and Myanmar are natural allies

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:35
At their 9th annual joint bilateral meeting in Nay Pyi Taw in August, both countries proclaimed from now on they are "natural strategic partners". It was the right time, coming on the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations being established. The new status is unique as it highlights and recognises the strategic value of their shared traditions, culture, religion and way of life.
Catégories: Thai news

Egat to propose coal plant upgrade

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:33
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) plans to propose the Energy Ministry allocate 35 billion baht to develop two units of coal-fired power plants in Lampang's Mae Moh district to replace two units that are due to be decommissioned by 2020.
Catégories: Thai news

Score gold by protecting activists, not mine operators

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:25
Thai authorities and a local gold mining company have targeted and violated the rights of environmental defenders involved in opposing a gold mine in northeastern Thailand for more than a decade, a new report conducted by Fortify Rights has found.
Catégories: Thai news

Sombat wants assets back

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:22
Anti-coup campaigner Sombat Boonngamanong has called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to order the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to unfreeze his bank account so that he can proceed with carrying out his new political party's procedures.
Catégories: Thai news

An old idea rejected again

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:20
Ex-prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has got his name in the media again, but for old, tired and ultimately unacceptable reasons. The 86-year-old former army chief trotted out his tired recommendation for solving the country's political division and problems. Once again he plumped for what he and a handful of supporters have previously called a national government. He has ever so slightly...
Catégories: Thai news

Somkid defends ministers' party posts

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:11
Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has defended four cabinet ministers who are facing mounting criticism over potential conflicts of interest after taking the helm of the Palang Pracharath Party.
Catégories: Thai news

Cops arrest four fugitive Chinese fraud suspects

lun, 01/10/2018 - 23:00
Four Chinese nationals, who allegedly defrauded fellow Chinese of 5.4 billion yuan (about 27 billion baht) before fleeing to Thailand, have been arrested by the Immigration Bureau (IB).
Catégories: Thai news

Drug use eclipses Full Moon party

lun, 01/10/2018 - 02:30
SURAT THANI: The latest Full Moon party at Koh Phangan late last month did not only draw Thai and foreign revellers. The famous moon festival also drew authorities, who went there for a not-so-merry objective -- to crack down on drugs.
Catégories: Thai news

Finding your empathic business opportunity

lun, 01/10/2018 - 01:06
Businesses worldwide love buzzwords. Once they find one they like, they will use it over and over until it loses its meaning in many cases. Among the current favourites are disruption, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and so on. One that I’d like to touch upon is “empathy”.
Catégories: Thai news

Top Democrats meet to discuss leader vote

lun, 01/10/2018 - 01:03
The Democrat Party will announce its official party leader for the upcoming general election on Nov 11, after it conducts the first ever primary vote in its 72-year history next month.
Catégories: Thai news

Military digs a bigger hole

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:35
A middleman in the purchase of the militarily useless, strategically harmful "black box hardware" for the army has been sentenced, twice, to a prison term of 19 years. Ex-businessman Sutthiwat Wannakij was convicted by the Don Muang district court for his part in the purchase of the fake bomb detectors known as GT200. The military men involved in this shameful saga more than 10 years ago have...
Catégories: Thai news

Ministers in dual roles face calls to quit

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
Calls are mounting for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the four cabinet ministers who are at the helm of the Palang Pracharath Party to step down due to a potential conflict of interest in the lead-up to the election.
Catégories: Thai news

Dusit Zoo closes but memories live on

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
Throngs of animal lovers yesterday flocked to Dusit Zoo or Khao Din Wana to bid a final farewell to the country's first public zoological park.
Catégories: Thai news

Marriage in China breaks the bank

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
Getting married isn't cheap in China. In Da'anliu, a small farming village outside Beijing, the local "bride price" -- the fee that a groom's family pays to a bride's in advance of their nuptials -- recently breached the US$30,000 mark (972,000 baht). That's extreme for a village where incomes average $2,900 per year. So, this summer, local officials decreed that bride prices and associated...
Catégories: Thai news

Premier stepping into THAI turnaround plan

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is taking part in a plan to help Thai Airways International (THAI) recover from years of losses.
Catégories: Thai news

Too much of a good thing?

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
Underlying risks are lurking in the increasing supply glut of Bangkok condos.
Catégories: Thai news

Sporting the best apparel

dim, 30/09/2018 - 23:30
The pursuit of recreational leisure surfaced in Thailand a few years ago, and it continues today as consumers engage in a wide range of activities.
Catégories: Thai news