Saturday, 02 November 2013 14:24

Anti-blanket amnesty spreads to major cities

BANGKOK, Nov 1 – Thais in a number of provinces began pouring out today to openly protest the Amnesty Bill passed this morning by the Lower House and pending approval by the Upper House.

Saturday, 02 November 2013 14:22

New round of peace talks with BRN this month

BANGKOK, Nov 1 -- The fourth round of the peace dialogue between representatives of the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) millitant group is  expected to be held within this month but the date has yet been set, according to the National Security Council (NSC). 

Saturday, 02 November 2013 14:17

Amnesty Bill slated for Senate debate Nov 8

BANGKOK, Nov 1 - The Thai senate is tentatively set to debate the Amnesty Bill, passed in the final reading by the Lower House this morning, next Friday. 

Friday, 01 November 2013 14:17

Blanket amnesty bill passed third reading

BANGKOK, 1 November 2013, The Blanket amnesty bill has sailed through second and third readings after all Opposition Party members walked out. 

Friday, 01 November 2013 14:14

Southbound road blocked for nearly a week

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, Nov 1 – Angry rubber farmers from 16 southern provinces continued their closure of Petchkasem Road for the sixth day to call on the government to pledge support for the falling rubber price.

BANGKOK, Oct 31 -- National Police Chief Adul Saengsingkaew said police require three days to evaluate the anti-Amnesty Bill protest before deciding whether to expand the enforcement areas of the Internal Security Act (ISA). 

BANGKOK, Nov 1 – Opposition Democrat MPs and leading political activists went on stage near Samsen railway station last evening until early this morning and vowed to continue their protest until the government withdraws the controversial Amnesty Bill.

BANGKOK, Oct 31 -- Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok was confident there would be no violence during the Democrat Party-led protest against the Amnesty Bill which is being debated for the second and third readings in Parliament.

Friday, 01 November 2013 13:51

Thai gold traders subject to added controls

The Thai government will impose stricter control on domestic gold transactions after discovering unscrupulous trading by some gold traders, Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Puangrach said today.

Friday, 01 November 2013 13:44

Finance Ministry concedes weakened economy

Thailand’s Q3 economy has slowed down due to declining domestic consumption, reflected through shrinking value added tax (VAT) collection, according to the Finance Ministry.

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