BANGKOK, June 7 – A woman attempting to escape a fire at an apartment in Phaholyothin Soi 26 was killed from falling to her death instead.

June 5th marks National Rice and Farmers Day honouring Thai farmers and raising awareness among the public of the importance of rice.

Despite the profession of rice farming being the original vocation of many Thais, more than 16 million Thai rice farmers still live in poverty even though the government is trying to provide them assistance for sustainable rice farming.  

Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:43

Major tax invoice forgery scam busted

BANGKOK, June 5 – Thai police have made an arrest in a major falsified tax invoice scam and seized evidence of fake tax invoices of goods valued almost Bt3 billion.

BANGKOK, June 6 – Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom has categorically ruled out the government’s Bt260 billion loss in the rice pledging scheme and promised to give a full explanation to the public tomorrow.

BANGKOK, June 5 -- Thailand's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has ordered the agencies concerned to adjust their water management plans for major dams after the water level was lower than earlier forecast. 

BANGKOK, June 5 – The opposition Democrat Party is seeking to slash the government’s proposed Bt2 trillion loans for infrastructure development to Bt200 billion due to inadequate details being presented for most of the projects, party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said today.

BANGKOK, June 5 – Promulgation of the emergency decree in Thailand’s Muslim-predominant southernmost provinces, due to expire on June 19, will be extended for 90 days, the National Security Council (NSC) chief said today.

BANGKOK, June 6 – Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will wrap up the case on fatal shootings in the 2010 political upheaval in Bangkok to the Attorney General this month, a senior official said.

The Commerce Ministry has announced an unexpected u-turn on Thailand’s export growth in April from an earlier report at 10.52 percent to a 2.89 percent year-on-year.

The Thai National Shippers’ Council will submit a formal request to the government to consider setting up a Bt100-billion fund to help Thai exporters.

Thai National Shippers’ Council president Nopporn Thepsitta said he was concerned at the baht currency’s direction even though the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) reduced the benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent on Wednesday.

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