BANGKOK, 22 December 2013, Prime Minister and Defense Minister made an announcement on TV pool that the government has to organize an election in accordance with the Constitution under democratic system. However, the new government will only serve a 2-year term. 

Monday, 23 December 2013 14:20

Ubon Ratchathani hard hit by cold snaps

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013 Five districts in Ubon Ratchathani province are declared disaster zones due to cold weather after the temperatures dropped below 15 degrees Celsius for more than three consecutive days.

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra calls on the opposition Democrat party to conform to the nation’s political system following the party’s decision to boycott the national election on 2 February next year.

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013 The Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General has instructed all law enforcement agencies to peacefully handle upcoming political rallies while maintaining security at polling stations. 

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013, Democrat Party has officially concluded that the party voted not to participate in the upcoming general election on February 2, 2014 despite the Prime Minister’s plea for all parties to join the election and organize Thailand Reform Council. 

BANGKOK, Dec 23 – The Election Commission (EC) kicks off registration today for candidates contesting the February 2 general election despite anti-government protesters’ warning to stage a rally at the application venue in Bangkok.

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013 The anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) supporters will converge on the Thai-Japanese Stadium on Monday to protest against the registration of party-list election candidates. 

BANGKOK, 22 December 2013 The baht is expected to depreciate further at the end of the year due to the Fed’s tapering of the QE and political problems in Thailand. The currency is forecast to move between 32.40 – 32.75 baht against the U.S. dollar next week. 

General Situation

The rater strong high pressure still covers upper Thailand with cool to cold weather over the country while the rater strong northeast monsoon prevails across the Gulf of Thailand and the South. Rain remains in the lower south, as well as strong wind-waves about 2-3 meters high in the lower Gulf. All ships should proceed with caution.

Monday, 23 December 2013 11:17

Thai economy expected to grow 4-5% next year

BANGKOK, 21 December 2013 The Thai economy is expected to grow 4-5 percent next year in line with the global economic recovery. 

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