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BANGKOK, 13 Mar 2014 According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the agency will spend 20 million baht on promotional campaigns for the upcoming Songkran Festival. 

BANGKOK, 13 Mar 2014 Mr. Surasak Riengkrue, Director General of the Department of Foreign Trade, has revealed that he has signed a request to borrow 20 billion baht from the Ministry of Finance to be paid to farmers who are waiting for the money the government owed them under the rice pledging program. 

BANGKOK, 13 March 2014 Transport Minister Chatchart Sitthiphan indicated on Wednesday the government would comply with the ruling by the Constitution Court, which determined the 2 trillion baht infrastructure loan bill to be unconstitutional. 

BANGKOK, 12 March 2014  The Commerce Ministry has postponed the rice auction through the Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand due to new threats from the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

The Department of Internal Trade has revealed that the group has occupied the ministry compound and cut its power, disrupting the planned auction.

The auction will be held again on March 26 and as much as 250,000 tons of rice will be auctioned off.

The process is expected to be a vital element to help alleviate financial rows between the government and the farmers.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:51

EC endorses military reshuffle list

BANGKOK, 13 March 2014 The Election Commission (EC) has approved the military reshuffle, which sees more than 200 high-ranking military officers transferred. 

BANGKOK, 13 Mar 2014 Deputy Secretary General of the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC), Wittaya Acompitak, stated that the agency would today conclude on the date for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to give testimony on the fraud case covering the rice pledging scheme. 

SURIN, 13 March 2014  March 13th of every year is the Thai elephant day. The northeastern province of Surin has organised an alms offering ceremony to make a merit for perished elephants and their mahouts. 

BANGKOK, 13 March 2014 The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) has voiced its support for the revocation of Emergency Decree in Bangkok and its vicinity. The comment came after the Civil Court had ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s administration not to use force to break up anti-government demonstrations. 

BANGKOK, 13 Mar 2014 -- The Constitutional Court has dismissed the People’s Democratic Reform Committee's request that it rule on Yingluck Shinawatra administration’s status, while accepting the Election Commission (EC)’s petition for it to rule on the constitutionality of the election re-runs in 28 southern constituencies. 

TRANG 12 March 2014  Locals in Huay Yod district are searching for red-ant eggs during the dry season in order to provide themselves with food and extra income. 

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