BANGKOK, Sept 12 – The Cabinet’s decision on visa exemption for diplomats and government officials of Thailand and Montenegro was politically motivated, the spokesman of the opposition Democrat Party said yesterday.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 13:11

Thailand expresses continued concern on Syria

BANGKOK, Sept 11 -- Thailand is still seriously concerned about the crisis in Syria despite eased worry about possible US military strikes there. 

BANGKOK, Sept 12 – The Finance Ministry is responsible for finding funding, be it through domestic or foreign loans, for the new round of rice pledging scheme which will cost the government Bt270 billion, according to the deputy prime minister/commerce minister.

Thailand’s economic growth will possibly be capped at 4 per cent this year given delays in the state’s 2014 budget spending and the planned Bt2 trillion investment on infrastructure development, a leading banker said today.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:44

Excise dept cashes in on higher tabs

Taxes on alcoholic drinks including beer, wine and liquor are up 10-15 percent, starting Sept 4, with the Excise Department predicting a growth in revenue from taxes at more than Bt10 billion this year.

BANGKOK, Sept 10 – The government’s Bt2 trillion investment in mega projects will be the potion to stimulate growth, both Thailand’s and in the wider region, a senior Thai official said today.

BANGKOK, Sept 10 – A Thai politician and former senior official of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) were sentenced in absentia by a local court to 12 years and 10 years in jail, respectively, today for corruption in the purchase of fire boats and trucks from an Austrian company in 2004.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:37

2013 Thai SEA Write Awardee Angkan Chanthathip

Angkan Chanthathip won this year's Thai SEA Write Award for his poetry book "Hua Chai Hong Thi Ha", which literally means "The Heart's Fifth Chamber".

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:24

Probe of Sunday's THAI aircraft accident begins

BANGKOK, Sept 11 – Investigation into Sunday's Thai Airways International aircraft incident at Suvarnabhumi Airport has begun but it was not speculated as to when the results would be disclosed, according to a senior aviation official.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:16

24-hour tourist police units launched

BANGKOK, Sept 10 – New 24-hour mobile police units are ready to provide both Thai and international tourists with assistance at major tourist attractions in Thailand.