BANGKOK, Nov 17 -- Police yesterday questioned an American suspected of sending three boxes of infant body parts to the United States, police said.
BANGKOK, Nov 27 -- Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paochinda will inspect a possible drought in the Northeast and will give his policy for dealing with the problem to senior officials during his visit to Khon Kaen province on Wednesday.
BANGKOK, Nov 15 -- The Transfer Baggage Terminal (TBT) service at Savarnabhumi International Airport has started operation with the aim of facilitating passengers on transferring flight, said the airport director Prapon Pattamakitsakul.
BANGKOK, Nov 15 -- Owners of fishing trawlers operating in Indonesian territorial waters are asked to closely monitor information on Indonesian fishing laws which will be amended and become stricter for foreign fishing vessels, said Fisheries Department director-general Joompol Sanguansin on Friday.
BANGKOK, Nov 17 - Betagro, a leading Thai agro-industry and food processing business, plans to establish pig farms and food processing plants in Laos and Cambodia to cater to the planned implementation of ASEAN Community (AC) scheduled to take effect at the end of 2015, said Athapol Uraipraiwan, senior vice president of the company.
BANGKOK, Nov 17 -- Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said Sunday that the Council is prepared to clear doubts with media associations while asserting that it is not threatening media.
Jakarta, Nov 15 - Jakartas Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) has officially announced the appointment of Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as Jakarta Governor.
"The chairman of Jakartas Regional Legislative Council has officially announced and proposed to the President through the Home Affairs Minister the appointment of Acting Jakarta Governor as Jakarta Governor," Jakartas DPRD chairman Prasetyo Edi Marsudi stated here on Friday.
According to him, a special plenary meeting was held to follow up on the letter of recommendation to the Home Affairs Minister besides a meeting with the leaders of all factions on Thursday (November 13).
"After the plenary meeting, the proposed letter was sent to the President through the Ministry of Home Affairs. We sent the letter the same day so the inauguration could be held at the earliest," Prasetyo said.
However, Prasetyo did not know when Basuki Tjahaja Purnama would be inaugurated, as the authority to take a decision on the matter rests with President Joko Widodo.
"Moreover, the President has been carrying out the state duties from abroad. So, we will wait for the Presidents decision before passing any instruction to the Home Affairs Ministry," Prasetyo noted.
From a total of 102 members, only 42 attended the special plenary meeting that lasted only 10 minutes.
Besides them, four DPRD deputy chairmen, namely M Taufik of Gerindra, Triwisaksana of PKS, Abraham Lunggana of PPP, and Ferrial Sofyan of the Democrat Party, also skipped the meeting.
"It is okay, no problem. We just officially announced the appointment of Basuki as Governor of Jakarta. Everything is carried in accordance with the directives from the Home Ministry," he emphasized.
SEJONG, Nov 15 - Asiana Airlines Inc., South Korea's No. 2 flag carrier, was ordered Friday to suspend its services to San Francisco for 45 days as punishment for a passenger jet crash in the U.S. city last year that left three people dead.
TAIYUAN, Nov 15 - A six-month restoration project in north China's Shanxi Province on a 700-year-old outdoor Chinese opera stage has been completed, local cultural relics authorities said Friday.
At a cost of 1.52 million yuan (247,970 U.S. dollars), the project began in June after water and structural damage was discovered at Dongyuemiao Opera Stage in Yaodu District of Linfen City, said Xue Qinghong, an official with the Yaodu Cultural Relics and Tourism Bureau.
Major work was undertaken to repair damage to the performance hall, the bell and drum tower, side rooms, walls, and floor.
The stage, built in early Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), is one of only eight opera stages of its time. During the Yuan dynasty, Chinese opera flourished.
As one of the birthplaces of opera, Shanxi boasts nearly 3,000 opera stages, including those built in dynasties of Yuan as well as Jin (1115-1234).
BANGKOK, Nov 14 -- Thailand's Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) said that last year, each Thai produced 1 kilogram of waste per day, indicating that there is an urgent need to solve the problem and reduce the loss of natural resources and effects on the environment.