The Bank of Thailand (BoT) today urged the government to elevate Thailand’s infrastructure so as to improve the country’s cost of living standard and competitive edge.

Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced a major structural shakeup with a revamp of its sales operations to turn around the company’s poor performance.

Friday, 20 September 2013 16:05

Stolen visa stamp ring detained

Thai immigration police have apprehended members of a visa stamp smuggling ring, following recent news reports of stolen Thai visa stamps at the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Piyamas Bandasak, alias 'Mama' in the business, was apprehended when 300 Thai visa stamps were illegally taken out of the Thai embassy in Thailand's neibouring country of Malaysia.

Friday, 20 September 2013 16:01

Ayutthaya flooded by one metre of water

AYUTTHAYA, Sept 20 - Water levels in this central province's rivers continue to rise by 20-30 centimetres/day due to continued rain.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 20 – Rubber farmers in Thailand’s 16 southern provinces continued their demonstration on a highway here and threatened to strengthen their protest if the authorities use force again to disperse them.

BANGKOK, Sept 19 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today reemphasised the need to borrow Bt2.2 trillion for Thailand’s infrastructure development, but insisted that her government will not dissolve Parliament if the bill is rejected.

BANGKOK, Sept 19 - Thai army chief Gen Prayuth Chao-ocha today visited the restive southern province of Pattani while reaffirming that the peace dialogue between the Thai authorities and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) militant group will continue despite ongoing violence in the region.

BANGKOK, Sept 18 - Mooncake outlets are likely to enjoy a sales rise to Bt750 million as prices surge 3-5 per cent during the popular Chinese Moon Festival, which falls on September 19 this year, according to Kasikorn Thai Research Centre (KResearch)

Friday, 20 September 2013 15:33

Thailand sees rain forecast countrywide

BANGKOK, Sept 20 -- The Meteorological Department of Thailand has forecast torrential rain as likely countrywide, and the capital was hit by continuous rain overnight, causing water backup in some areas.

Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:15

Southern rubber protesters surrender to police

BANGKOK, Sept 19 – Eight protesters in the rubber demonstrations in Thailand’s South turned themselves in to the authorities to contest charges of gathering illegally and creating disturbances for the public, police said.