BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 –The Department of Employment has revealed the statistics of restrained employment in dubious circumstances for August 2014; some Thai employees were restrained from working in South Korea.

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014  – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has confirmed that the 17th Asian games will be broadcasted through free TV channels. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014  – The Metropolitan Police Bureau has been getting strict and arresting those found texting on their mobile phones while driving, starting 15 September.

Bangkok traffic police will crack down in all areas and they will also look more carefully at those who park in prohibited places such as department stores, schools, and markets.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:56

Floods still hit 4 provinces

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014  - Four provinces are still affected by floods while the flooding situation in 25 other provinces are improving. Provincial disaster prevention and mitigation offices are urgently draining flood waters out of the affected areas. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014  - The National Legislative Assembly has officially notified all of its members regarding the government’s planned policy statement address on Friday.

NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholcha said that an official letter has been sent out to all NLA members, inviting them to the sittings on Friday when the government makes the policy statement address at 10 a.m.

Already, the NLA has distributed the copies of the 23-page draft statement, detailing the government policies in 11 areas which Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has prepared to announce on September 12.

The policy statement covers all issues the government has decided to implement under Article 19 of the provisional Constitution which stipulates that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet have the duties to administer the country, perform necessary reforms and promote reconciliation in the country.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:53

Army officers help flood-affected people

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 - Army officers are urgently assisting the flood-affected residents and getting rid of water hyacinth in natural water courses for better drainage.

Deputy spokesperson of the army Col.Sirichan Nga-thong said Prime Minister Ptayuth Chan-ocha, in his capacity as the army chief, had instructed army officers in the flood-affected provinces to work with relevant units in giving assistance to the locals by evacuating them and constructing flood barriers. Gen.Prayuth had also emphasized on urgent solutions to the problem of flooding in the Chao Phraya river basin, saying that water courses should be cleared of water hyacinth, especially those in the northern part of Bangkok and the vicinity.

As for the flooding situation in Sukhothai, the 3rd Army Area Command has sent officers to facilitate transportation and strengthen flood barriers. The province’s water level is decreasing.

Army officers have assessed and closely monitored the situation in flood-prone provinces such as Phichit, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok and Ayutthaya. They are on standby to promptly help the affected residents.

BANGKOK, 9 August 2014 -- The Election Commission is in the process of checking on the background of more than 7,000 candidates who have applied to contest for the 250 seats in the National Reform Council. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 10, 2014 -Flood prevention is currently an urgent priority. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department is now speeding up preparatory measures to prevent floodwater from the northern region badly affecting areas downstream. DDPM officials have been ordered to conduct a clearance of water plants and obstacles in the water, to help ease the drainage of flood water in the river basin. 

BANGKOK, 10 September 2014 - General Prayuth Chan-ocha has stated that government ministers who were unable to perform well in their duties could be dismissed from their posts. 

BANGKOK, 9 September 2014 - Her Royal Highness Princess Siriwanwaree, a daughter of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, will take part in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, during September 19 to October 4, 2014. 

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