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. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:10

2 killed, 2 wounded in Yala bombing

YALA, Sept 10--- Two soldiers were killed while one soldier and one student were wounded in a bomb ambush on Tuesday at a school security booth in the violence-plagued province of Yala, according to local police.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:05

Sea water quality off Samet Island improves

BANGKOK, Sept 11 – The quality of sea water near Samet Island off the coast of Rayong province, tainted by an oil spill from a crude oil pipeline, has greatly improved and should return to normal later this month, according to the director general of the Pollution Control Department.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:22

Southern rubber growers happy with govt offer

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 11 – Rubber farmers in 16 southern provinces have accepted the government’s latest offer of Bt2,520 financial aid for a rai (0.4 acre) of plantation.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:42

Rubber farmers to get Bt2,520 per rai subsidy

BANGKOK, Sept 9 – The Natural Rubber Policy Committee (NRPC) agreed to double financial aid to rubber growers from Bt1,260 per rai (0.4 acre) to Bt2,520 per rai, Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said today.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 11:32

Feel unsafe going home at night? Call City Hall

BANGKOK, Sept 9 – The Thai capital's Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched a new service to provide safety to people on their way home, it was announced today.