NEW YORK, 18 December 2013 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at his year-end press conference, stressed the need for everybody involved to quickly act to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria, and also called on all sides in Thailand to refrain from violence. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:25

Academics say reform must be based on democracy

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 Academics and seven major private organizations have agreed that a national reform must be based on democracy with participation from all sectors in the society. They also suggested that an organization be set up to oversee the reform. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 11:23

Nakhon Si Thammarat recovers from flooding

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 17 December 2013 Flooding in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has ended while the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office has estimated the damage from the floods at 300 million baht. 

BANGKOK, Dec 18 - Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday that the party remain undecided whether to field candidates in the Feb 2 general election or not but the party's newly-elected executive board will conclude the matter this Saturday.

General Situation

The rater strong high pressure from China extends to the upper Thailand. The westerly trough covers the Northeast. Cool to cold weather with light fog and 1-3 degree Celsius drops is likely. People should beware of the severe weather. The rater strong northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf of Thailand and the South causes more rains in the lower south and wind-wave will intensify. All boats should procedure with caution.

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 The Interior Ministry has been assigned to expedite relief efforts for northern and northeastern residents affected by lingering wintry conditions. 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 18:00

Emergency decree extended in Deep South

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 The cabinet on Tuesday approved the extension of the emergency decree in the southern border provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat for another three months. 

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 Caretaker Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this morning chaired the Cabinet meeting at the Thai Army Club before heading to the northeastern region. 

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 The Department of Religious Affairs is set to host mass prayers at temples across the country to celebrate the beginning of 2014. 

BANGKOK, 17 December 2013 The Royal Thai Police has launched a campaign to discourage drunk driving in hopes of reducing road accidents. 

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