65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

270 officials of the Department of Social Development and Welfare had been investigated by PACC in connection with embezzlement of fund for the destitute people.

65 Directors of Centers for the Destitute Transferred after Graft Probes

BANGKOK – The Department of Social Development and Welfare and the Public Sector’s Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the department director-general Mrs Napa Setthakorn told the Thai PBS on Saturday, that a total of 65 directors of the centers for the protection of the destitute have been transferred. Director-general Mrs. Napa Setthakorn said that disciplinary probes had […]

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

Thai Junta Splurges on Multi-Million Dollar “Observation Satellite” from Airbus

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Chief Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected […]

Thai Junta Members “Caught Napping” During National Budget Discussions

"Pictures of some NLA members seen napping in the chamber during Gen Prayut's budget speech on Wednesday were widely shared on social media"

Thai Junta Members “Caught Napping” During National Budget Discussions

  BANGKOK – A picture of a member of the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) dozing off during the session discussing the national budget on Thursday and published in National Newspapers has touched off an uproar. Even Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha also had something to say about it. While dismissing the incident as “nonsense”,  the […]

Thai Junta Unveiled New $10 Billion Defence and Security Budget for 2019

Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power from the civilian government in 2014.

Thai Junta Unveiled New $10 Billion Defence and Security Budget for 2019

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military installed junta government unveiled a new $10 billion defense and security budget Thursday, in what may be its final opportunity to allocate extra funds to the armed forces before a promised return to elections early next year. Military spending has risen since former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power from […]

US Embassy Donates 50,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine to Thailand

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies on Wednesday gave 50,000 doses of rabies vaccine to the Department of Livestock Development

US Embassy Donates 50,000 Doses of Rabies Vaccine to Thailand

  BANGKOK – The U.S. has supported Thailand in its efforts to be free from rabies by 2020 in line with the government’s strategy. U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies on Wednesday gave 50,000 doses of rabies vaccine to the Department of Livestock Development in support of Thailand’s anti-rabies plan. The vaccines will be […]

Council of Engineers Wants Foreigners Banned from Occupation in Thailand

Foreigners who seek work as civil engineers under such conditions should also sit tests and obtain licences.

Council of Engineers Wants Foreigners Banned from Occupation in Thailand

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Council of Engineers is urging the Labour Ministry to keep civil engineering as one of the occupations reserved for Thai nationals, saying foreigners should only be granted permission to work when absolutely necessary. Amorn Pimanmas, the council’s secretary-general, said the body disagrees with the proposed delisting of civil engineering from the […]

Thailand’s Court of Appeals Acquits Rights Activist Andy Hall of Defamation

Hall did not attend today’s hearing but was represented in court by his Thai legal defence team.

Thailand’s Court of Appeals Acquits Rights Activist Andy Hall of Defamation

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Court of Appeals has acquitted rights activist Andy Hall of defamation, overturning the guilty verdict issued by a lower court, he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, reduced by one year and suspended by two years. It also ordered him to pay a fine of Bt200,000, reduced to Bt150,000, following his […]

Thailand’s New Future Forward Leader Under Fire from Junta for Charter, Amnesty Remarks

"The 2017 constitution can't be amended so it will have to be torn," he said on Sunday after members voted him to lead the party during a meeting at Thammasat University.

Thailand’s New Future Forward Leader Under Fire from Junta for Charter, Amnesty Remarks

  BANGKOK – Newly elected Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has faced a barrage of criticism from the Thai Junta for his controversial remark on scrapping the constitution drafted by the regime. “The 2017 constitution can’t be amended so it will have to be torn,” he said on Sunday after members voted him to […]

New Future Forward Party Leader Determined to Stop Prayuth from Being an “Outsider PM,”

The onlooking crowd were heard cheering loudly whenever the event moderators talked about Mr Thanathorn becoming the next prime minister.

New Future Forward Party Leader Determined to Stop Prayuth from Being an “Outsider PM,”

  BANGKOK – Thailand Billionaire and co-founder of the newly-registered Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has been unanimously voted the party leader. A total of 474 members voted for Thanathorn to become party leader at the party’s first public meeting at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus in Pathum Thani on Sunday. They also elected 17 executive […]

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