BANGKOK, AUG 29 – Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi told the capital's residents Wednesday to remain calm  when government technicians test the flood-release efficiency in several parts of the city next week.

Thailand’s July exports continue to drop

Thursday, 30 August 2012 13:10
BANGKOK, Aug 29 – Thailand's deputy commerce minister said the country's exports in July continued dropping by 4.46  per cent year-on-year, about US$19.5 billion in value, due to the eurozone debt crisis.
BANGKOK, Aug 28 – Thailand's  National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) voted unanimously to clear former premier Thaksin Shinawatra and then transport minister Suriya Juengrungruangkit from corruption charges in the procurement scandal of CTX9000 bomb detectors for Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Bangkok, August 23, 2012:  The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Hong Kong Office recently received the Golfers’ Choice Award 2012 on behalf of Thailand from Hong Kong-based Golf Vacations Magazine. The award reflects the preference of golfers in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China, who...
BANGKOK, Aug 28 – DTAC, Thailand’s second largest mobile operator, was bombarded with complaints Tuesday when its network was down – its second service disruption in less than a year.
BANGKOK, Aug 23 - Defence Minister Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sukumpol Suwanatat on Thursday instructed the Defence Ministry’s research unit and the three armed forces to boost the efficiency of military forces in Thailand’s far South by equipping them with improved supplies and newly-innovated devices.
BANGKOK, Aug 24 – A senior Thai military officer on Thursday brushed aside Cambodia’s dissatisfaction over the thorough inspection of Cambodian Muslims entering Thailand, insisting that the measure is necessary as far as national security is concerned.

Thai crewman abducted in Nigeria freed

Saturday, 25 August 2012 09:17
BANGKOK, Aug 24 - Thailand’s Foreign Minister announced that a Thai crewman who was kidnapped by pirates off the Nigerian coast early this month has been freed and will return to Thailand in a few days.
BANGKOK, Aug 24 - A new regulation prohibiting the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages on the premises of government offices and state enterprises which came into force on Thursday will possibly minimise overall drinking at a certain level, according to a health official.
Bangkok, August 21, 2012 - To sustain the growth of Thailand’s medical tourism sector, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has organized the “Thailand Medical & Wellness Tourism Trade Familiarization (fam) Trip”, which runs from September 10 to 15, 2012. The fam trip will play...
BANGKOK, 23 August 2012  - A Prime Minister’s Office announcement banning the sale and the consumption of alcohol on the premises of government agencies has been published in the Royal Gazette. It will be effective from today, August 23. 
BANGKOK, 23 August 2012  - Free wireless internet access is expected to be made available at tourist destinations throughout the country, starting from the beginning of next month. 
BANGKOK, Aug 23 - Housing Business Association chairman Isara Boonyang said the real estate business has expanded some 10-15 per cent after last year's floods, thanks to remedial measures implemented by the government.
BANGKOK, 23 August 2012  - Transport Minister Jarupong Ruengsuwan has disclosed that the government will spend more than 400 billion baht in building the hi-speed train system, which he claims will help Thais save on transportation costs. 
BANGKOK, Aug 24 - Deputy Finance Minister Thanusak Lek-uthai said the ministry will not yet propose vehicular tax structure changes for Cabinet consideration linked to the quantity of carbon dioxide (CO2) released by newly-produced vehicles.
BANGKOK, Aug 24 - Industry Minister Pongsvas Svasti said Friday that he was certain investment promotion applications would hit a record Bt800 billion, higher than this year's target of Bt630 billion.
BANGKOK, 23 August 2012 – The Ministry of Public Health has reported that the Thai massage industry last year generated up to 30 billion baht of income for the country and it is expected to expand further when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is opened.
BANGKOK, 24 August 2012  – The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency is calling for more use of renewable energy in the country. 
BANGKOK, 23 August 2012 - Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has remarked that the economic figures in the 2nd quarter are in line with the government’s work while indicating the government's readiness to further stimulate domestic spending. 
BANGKOK, 24 August 2012  – A deputy prime minister pleads for more cooperation from all sides to help rid the country of corruption. 
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