BANGKOK, 28 May 2014  - Mr. Suwat Sidthilaw, the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) has noted that following a discussion of plans to stimulate tourism, including a request for a reduction in the curfew timeline at popular tourist destinations, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), had announced the new curfew duration of only four hours daily, 00:01 to 4:00 am. nation wide.

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has assigned agencies within the Ministry of Transport to push ahead with infrastructure construction in important projects, although it asked for 2 weeks to go over details of the 2 trillion baht investment initiative. 

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014,  - Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Vibul Sangunpong, has approved the transfer of another batch of provincial governors. 

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 - Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn yesterday evening went to Bovoranives monastery in Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, where HRH chaired a ceremony of consecrating the coins minted on the centenary of the founding of Chulalongkorn Hospital on May 30, 2014. 

Thursday, 29 May 2014 17:09

TCSD says it did not block Facebook

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014  – The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) has denied a news report that it had blocked the social network “Facebook” after the site was inaccessible.

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered the removal of Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office Thongthong Chandrangsu, and imposition of his replacement -- M.L. Panadda Dissakul. 

PHATTHALUNG, 29 May 2014 – Authorities have asked people in Phatthalung Province not to further dig for gold on a piece of land where large gold sheets were discovered earlier this week.

Despite warnings from authorities, scores of people in Phatthalung Province have been seen digging for gold in a plantation where 700- and 800-year old gold sheets were found. Authorities believe the gold sheets found belonged to the same period as Angkor Wat, an ancient temple located in Northern Cambodia.

The Fine Arts Department has asked that people stop digging for gold, saying those who turn over the gold to the state would receive compensation worth more than the value of gold of the same weight.

Meanwhile, Mr. Arnat Bamrungwong, director of the 14th Fine Arts Department Office, said the gold was very similar to the gold sheets used to decorate the historical site of Phra Borommathat Chedi. He added that the plantation would be sealed off for further exploration and excavation by the Department.

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 - In light of this month’s quake in the North, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is drafting a plan to establish a center to handle the disaster prevention and mitigation in the future. 

BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering whether or not it will lift curfew in certain provinces in order to ease the political tensions and the impact on the country’s tourism industry. 

Thursday, 29 May 2014 10:34

Weather change warning in Suphanburi

SUPHANBURI, 27 May 2014 – The director of the Suphanburi Meteorological Station has advised people in the area about current weather changes that may affect agriculture.

A south monsoon is covering Andaman Sea and many areas in Thailand and a southeast monsoon is covering the Gulf of Thailand. During May 29 to June 1, a moderate southwest monsoon will further cover Thailand, Andaman Sea, and Thai Gulf, causing more rainfall, especially in western north, western central, eastern, and western south of Thailand.

Agriculturists who are preparing field for the new crop cycle should raise their plots and prepare proper drainage to prevent inactive water from accumulating, and herdsmen should remove the cages from water as well.

People in the area are advised to follow up the weather forecasts from Radio Thailand of Suphanburi on a daily basis.