NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 23 –About 80,000 rubber farmers in this southern province have officially applied for financial assistance from the government and the first group of planters will be granted the aid tomorrow.

The government’s Bt2 trillion investment on infrastructure development will not stimulate Thailand’s economy in the near future but will take at least a few years, a leading economist said today.

Saturday, 21 September 2013 13:11

Rumour on bird flu spread denied

BANGKOK, Sept 20 – The Public Health Ministry today rejected a rumoured report on the spread of bird flu in a Bangkok office building and confirmed that Thailand has been free from avian influenza virus for over seven years.

BANGKOK, Sept 20 - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today urged the Thai public not to worry about renewed flooding as the government is well-prepared for flood prevention measures.

BANGKOK, Sept 20 – Southern militants continue their violent activities and attacks targeting state officials in Thailand’s Muslim-predominant southern provinces, a Defence Ministry spokesman said today.

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.