BANGKOK, Aug 6 - Concerns on Thailand's political situation dragged down last month's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) to its lowest in the past seven months to 80.3, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) Economic and Business Forecasting Center.

BANGKOK, Aug 6 – Thailand's cabinet today approved a new stimulus package in response to the country's continued economic downturn and a last-ditch attempt to maintain Thailand’s economic growth at 4.5 per cent this year.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 17:15

Botulism scare prompts stringent checks by FDA

BANGKOK, Aug 7 – Manufacturers of infant dairy milk in Thailand are required to report to the Public Health Ministry by tomorrow on the origins of their imported dairy products, according to a senior official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

BANGKOK, Aug 6 – Substandard pipeline or an error during oil transfer from a ship to the pipeline could possibly be the cause of the oil slick from an offshore platform in Rayong province, according to a investigative official of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

PATTANI, Aug 6 – A respected Muslim religious leader was killed while he was buying food in a market in this southern border province yesterday, police reported.

BANGKOK, Aug 6 – Anti-government protesters at Lumpini Park have vowed to heighten the extent of their political rally today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:55

Flood situation in Phang-nga eases

PHANG-NGA, Aug 5 - The flood situation in the southern province of Phang-nga has returned to normal after authorities managed to drain floodwater into the sea.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:46

Six tribesmen nabbed with 34 kg of heroin

BANGKOK, Aug 5 – Six Lisu tribesmen were arrested with 34 kg of heroin in compressed packages, suspected to be delivered to an agent in Malaysia, a senior drug suppression official said today.

BANGKOK, Aug 5 – Four people, including an editor of a TV channel, will be summoned for posting statements on social media which could lead to anxiety among the general public, a senior police officer said today.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 10:36

Govt whip won't withdraw amnesty bill

BANGKOK, Aug 5 - The government whip on Monday remained steadfast that the amnesty bill would not be delayed or withdrawn from parliament's agenda and agreed to form a 35-member special committee to vet the bill.

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