Friday, 02 August 2013 16:56

DDPM on the lookout for more floods

BANGKOK, 2 August 2013 The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has said that the flood situation has eased in more than half of the provinces affected. 

PHITSANULOK, Aug 1 - Residents in Thailand's Northern and Northeastern regions were warned today to prepared for possible flash floods due to the impact of Tropical Storm Jebi , with some 10,000 rai of rice fields in Phitsanulok already reported under floodwater.

Friday, 02 August 2013 16:28

Thailand's July inflation rate 2% higher

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – Thailand’s inflation in July was 105.42, a 2 per cent increase year-on-year, according to permanent secretary for commerce Vatchari Vimooktayon.

Friday, 02 August 2013 16:24

Thai rubber cooperatives cry for help

BANGKOK, Aug 2 – The Thai government should adopt a policy of reducing rubber production and compensate planters for the lost revenue in an attempt to salvage declining rubber prices, a leading rubber planter said today.

Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:53

10% of oil slick left at Phrao Bay

RAYONG, Aug 1 - The oil spill cleanup operation at Samet Island's Phrao Bay is progressing, with only 10% of the slick is left on the beach, and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will meet tourism operators to discuss measures to revive tourist confidence.

BANGKOK, Aug 1 – Anti-government activists have vowed to rally in Bangkok on Sunday despite an enforcement of the Internal Security Act (ISA) in three capital districts from today through August 10.

BANGKOK, July 31 – The government, jittery in the face of a planned rally against a parliamentary debate on the controversial amnesty bill, announced today it will impose the Internal Security Act to maintain peace and order in Bangkok’s three risk-prone districts on August 1-10.

BANGKOK, July 31 - A staunch Red Shirt leader today called on pro-government activists to refrain from joining opponents’ political rally next week as the amnesty bill is debated in Parliament amid the country’s disgruntled sentiment.

BANGKOK, July 31 -- The chemical dispersant used in the oil spill clean-up operation at Rayong's Samet Island is safe according to international standards, Energy Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal said today.

BANGKOK, July 31 - The government is set to put in place measures to help the tourism sector in the aftermath of the oil slick off Rayong, forcing tourist cancellation, said Kittiratt Na Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

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