Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:31

PTT expanding investment in Indonesia

BANGKOK, Aug 5 -- Thailand's petroleum giant PTT is expanding its operations in Indonesia.

According to Prasert Bunsumpun, PTT Plc director and PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) chairman, said the company had its subsidiaries increase their investment in Southeast Asia to respond to the upcoming formation of the ASEAN Economic Community.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:29

Bangchak ready to buy state's rotten rice

BANGKOK, Aug 5 -- Bangchak Petroleum Plc will buy rotten rice from Thailand's state rice programme on the condition that the government stops the sale of 95-octane petrol to increase the demand for ethanol.

BANGKOK, Aug 5 --  Thailand's Royal Forest Department and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (GISTDA) joined forces in combating forest encroachment by using satellite image technology to inspect forest areas in Thailand.

BANGKOK, Aug 5  -- The Australian government has granted citizenship to the disabled surrogate baby of an Australian couple to cover its treatment cost.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:01

Evacuation of Thais from Libya continues

BANGKOK, Aug 5 - More Thai people were evacuated from Libya in the past two days, and the Thai embassy in Tripoli remains manned, able to meet the demands imposed by the situation.

BANGKOK, Aug 5 -- The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) today filed a case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her government's rice pledging scheme, giving its findings to prosecutors.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 13:55

No Thais hurt in Yunnan quake

BANGKOK, Aug 5 -- The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has affirmed that no Thais were reported injured in Sunday's 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan. 

SA KAEO, Aug 4 -- Thailand's Customs Department moved forward in its campaign to eradicate pirated and illegal products in eastern Sa Keao province near the Cambodian border, where it raided three warehouses in the famous Roang Klua Market selling illegal sportswear worth an estimated Bt10 million plus additional goods valued at Bt5 million.

BANGKOK, Aug 4 --  Dr Wisut Boonyakasemsanti, a former gynaecologist who was jailed for killing his wife, then dissecting and concealing her body, was released from prison this morning after serving 10 years and seven months of his sentence.

BANGKOK, Aug 4 - Thailand's 2nd Army region commander and the country's Muslim spiritual leader have resigned from their assigned posts as members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) which convenes this week.

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