Anupong confident flood situation manageable The rice fields in Phu Kham Yao district in Phayao province have been under the water for more than a week and the plants are rotting, the harvest lost. The villagers are calling for better water management. (Photo by Saiarun Pinaduang) The flood situation in the North and Central regions is manageable with a joint effort b....
|PromptPay 'will respect privacy' Although citizens' ID cards will be linked with bank accounts for the new PromptPay service, personal privacy will be protected, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong. Signing up for PromptPay using the 13-digit number is for identification only and financial institutions cannot see other information contained on the card, he said. The ID card is the clear....|
|Released students vow to continue anti-charter fight Seven student activists, released from detention at the Bangkok Remand Prison Wednesday for campaigning against the draft charter ahead of the Aug 7 referendum, have vowed to press on with their campaign. Six students walked out of the prison Wednesday morning to the cheers and hugs of smiling friends and family. Mr Rangsiman ....|
|Dissolution call vexes established parties A proposal to get all parties "back to square one" by abolishing them as they stand and forcing them to re-register is getting on the nerves of politicians again. Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, a core member of the Pheu Thai Party, brought up the proposal at a recent forum. She said new legislation to be issued as an organic law under the ....|
Heed result of referendum, says Somchai With 33 days to go before the planned referendum, the Election Commission has finally begun to move on sending millions of information booklets on the draft constitution to Thailand Post for mailing. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard) The referendum and its outcome must be respected, Election Commission member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has warned, urging ....
|Department wants VAT kept at 7% for another year The Revenue Department plans to propose that the Finance Ministry maintains value-added tax (VAT) at 7% for another year. This would help boost consumer confidence as the economy is picking up, said Prasong Poontaneat, director-general of the department. The 7% VAT rate is due to expire at the end of September. Without the 7% VAT ren....|
|"แผนพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติ ฉบับที่ 12" ขณะนี้ประเทศไทยกำลังอยู่ในช่วงใกล้สิ้นสุดของแผนพัฒนาเศรษฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติฉบับที่ 11 และกำลังเข้าสู่แผนพัฒนาเศรษ...ฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติ ฉบับที่ 12 ที่จะเริ่มใช้ ในวันที่ 1 ตุลาคม 2559 ถึงวันที่ 30 กันยายน 2563 สำหรับท่านที่อยากทราบว่าทิศทางการพัฒนาประเทศไทยในอีก 4 ปีข้างหน้าจะเป็นอย่างไรนั้น ทางสำนักงานคณะกรรมการพัฒนาการเศรษฐกิจและสังคมแห่งชาติ....|
|UDD bosses called in over gatherings The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has summoned 19 core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) to answer charges of violating the regime's ban on political gatherings. The move follows a complaint by the National Council for Peace and Order's legal team that accused the red-shirt leaders of violating order No.7/2014 banning....|
|Tourist numbers up, but tourism sector not really happy Despite rising tourist numbers and increasing revenue, the tourism sector remains worried by economic problems, fierce competition and the fact the increase in visitors is concentrated in some areas only,according to a new survey. The Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Chulalongkorn Universi....|
|Phra Dhammajayo : Wanted by the arrest warrant Phra Dhammajayo,the abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya was accused in involving with the 12 billion-baht Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative (KCUC) embezzlement case in receiving 1.2 billion baht from the former chair of the embezzled Klongchan Credit Union Cooperative,Mr Supachai Srisupaakson Mr Supachai has been sentenced to 16 years i....|