BANGKOK, Aug 8 -- Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday unanimously elected Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as the body's president during their first meeting. 

BANGKOK, Aug 7 -- On behalf of His Majesty the King, HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn ceremonially today opened the session of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

BANGKOK, Aug 7 -- The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) said that since the agency has started to provide the 'Ladies and Children Car', service compartment, it has become quite popular among train passengers. 

BANGKOK, Aug 7 --  The Centre of Economics and Business Forecasting of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce reported that its July survey found the consumer confidence index was at 68.5, its highest level in 11 months thanks to political stability.

BANGKOK, Aug 7 -- Thai Ministry of Labour is preparing jobs for over 2,800 skilled labourers working in Libya, in case the situation there escalates longer than a month from now.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 17:28

Civil servants to get 8% salary increment

BANGKOK, Aug 6 -- An 8 per cent salary rise for government officials will cost the state about an additional Bt20-30 billion per year.

BANGKOK, Aug 6 -- A group of 48 Thais who have evacuated violence in Libya has arrived in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, after flying from Libya. 

BANGKOK, Aug 6 -- Public and private agencies in Thailand are organising activities for the public to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit's 82nd birthday, which falls on Tuesday, August 12.

The Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation joined with Baan Karnchanapisek: Training and Teaching Centre for Children and Youths (Male), StopDrink Network, and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to set up activities for  National Mother's Day 2014 celebrations under the slogan, "Bringing Back Happiness to Mothers", with more than 100 youths have participated in the event.

Over 400 policemen from the Buriram police station have donated blood to the local Red Cross centre on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen's birthday this year. More than 150,000 cc of blood was collected and delivered to Buriram Hospital.

The Armed Forces Development Command of Na Kae district in Nakhon Panom organised a tree planting activity of 1,000 Siamese and Burmese Rosewood in line with the tree planting project in honour of Her Majesty the Queen to restore the forest area. Afterwards, the office also released more than 100,000 fish back into the waterways.

Krabi provinc joined in the celebrations by carrying out an activity called "Walkathon to Promote the Rebuilding of Mangrove Forests", in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. The walkathon was set to take place starting from the Pu Dam Sculpture carrying on the main road into the heart of Thai southern Krabi province, aiming to promote the replanting of mangrove forests to return them to fertility.

Meanwhile, Buddhist0 devotees in over 470 temples across Pichit province joined in synchronism with Buddhist ceremonies and prayers to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand's birthday, praying for her good health and happiness.

Thursday, 07 August 2014 16:52

Thai nationals in Africa safe from Ebola

BANGKOK, Aug 6 --  Thailand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Information said today that the ministry ordered Thai embassies and consulates in Africa to closely follow up the epidemic of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).

BANGKOK, Aug 6 -- Norawit Lalaeng, lawyer for Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, asked the attorney-general to listen to about 50 witnesses to defend her in the case in which she was accused of negligence of duty in her corruption-plagued rice-pledging scheme.

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