BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 The People’s Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thuagsuban has challenged caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a live debate on the ongoing political crisis.
BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has affirmed she is open to negotiations with Secretary-General of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) Suthep Thaugsuban as long as he complies with the Constitution.
BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is set to extend assistance to 15 drought-hit provinces.
BANGKOK, 28 Feb 2014 The Bank of Thailand expects the export sector to expand 5-7% this year regardless of the global trend of January slow start.
The comment was made by Dr. Rung Mallikamas, the BoT spokesperson, who said January’ exports showed a poorer-than-expected performance which is a normal global phenomenon during the beginning of the year where influencing factors are fluctuating heavily.
Dr. Rung said Thailand’s export this year would likely grow 5-7% despite the sluggish start in January, explaining that the month usually has a low export output. However, she pointed out that this year’s level of fluctuation is higher than those of the years earlier.
Nonetheless, she expressed optimism that the sector’s performance would improve in the months after January 2014.
The BoT Spokesperson also mentioned about the rising number of bouncing checks which has increased by 0.3% in January, saying the matter is worth taking note but has not yet posted any real threat at the moment.
BANGKOK 28 February 2014 The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has set up donation funds in order to aid farmers who have not been paid under the rice pledging scheme.
KHON KAEN, 26 February 2014 Khon Kaen officials prepare to welcome a delegation from Fujian province in China, who will travel to Thailand's Northeast for talks with officials from some northeastern provinces from 7-10 March.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 Pro-government demonstrators have surrounded the office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and plan to camp out until all the commissioners resign.
PATTANI, 26 February 2014 European envoys have expressed their hope to see peace between the Thai government and insurgents in the deep south of Thailand. The EU envoys, led by Norway Ambassador to Thailand Mrs. Katja Nordgaard, traveled to the strife-torn southern provinces of Thailand to better understand conflicts that began to flare up a decade ago. More than 5,300 have so far died from daily violence and clashes between Thai government and separatists.
BANGKOK, 26 February 2014 The National Police Chief has accepted the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC)’s demand for legal action against those responsible for the recent armed attacks that killed four children.
BANGKOK, 27 February 2014 3 grenades from an M79 launcher were fired into the compounds of the Royal Thai Police Sports Club and Thai PBS television station on Wednesday evening.