Political Crisis

PM visits VEC repair center

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:56
BANGKOK, 3 March 2015 - The Prime Minister showed off his motorcycle skills earlier today during his visit to a repair center, which was built to promote vocational education. 
BANGKOK, 18 February 2015 - The Cabinet is set to approve a debt relief program for farmers in the meeting today. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair the meeting, which was postponed from yesterday. The Cabinet is expected to give a green light to the...
BANGKOK, 16 February - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is expected to approve the amended Military Court Charter Act on February 20th while assuring the public the expansion of military jurisdiction will not affect civilian rights. 
BANGKOK, Feb 16  Submission of bid applications for the 21st round of Thailand's oil and gas exploration concessions, scheduled earlier for this Wednesday, might have to be postponed, according to Puangthip Silpasart, Director-General of the Energy Ministry’s Mineral Fuels Department. 

Army closely monitoring UDD leaders

Friday, 13 February 2015 13:45
BANGKOK, Feb 13 - Thailand's Deputy Defence Minister/Army Chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr has ordered First Army Region Commander Lt Gen Kampanart Ruddit to closely monitor activities of the United Front For Demoocracy against Dictatorship (UDD) after several of its leaders have frequently expressed political comments...
BANGKOK, Feb 11 - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will preside over a ceremony to launch an 18-day floating market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem, a canal near Government House in Bangkok on Thursday, according to government spokesperson Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
BANGKOK, 11 February 2015 - The National Reform Council (NRC) is meeting with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Cabinet today to make sure their reform efforts are in the same direction. NRC, NLA and Cabinet members are to attend a meeting at the Parliament...
BANGKOK, Feb 10 - Thailand’s government and its National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has not infringed on the rights of any individual summoned for attitudinal discussions, said Interior Minister Gen Anupong Paojinda. He also said that the martial law was enforced only to the...
BANGKOK, Feb 9 - The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) must take longer to consider overseas travel requests by former prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra because she is now facing criminal charges on the rice-pledging scheme in which is tainted with massive corruption, said...

Thai PM Prayut visits Japan

Monday, 09 February 2015 14:31
BANGKOK, Feb 9 –Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-ocha left Bangkok Sunday for a three-day official visit to Japan, his first visit to that country since the military seized power May 22.
BANGKOK, 4 February 2015 - The Ministry of Energy has insisted that it will gradually raise the price of NGV to reflect its true cost of production. Following the public transport sector's’ call for higher fares after the price of NGV has increased, Deputy Energy Minister...
CHIANG MAI, 2 Feb 2015,  Locals of the Northern Province of Chiang Mai have expressed their hopes for the Government to decentralize administrative power to the provincial and local administrations. The suggestion was made during yesterday’s 2 separate public hearings on the new Charter Drafting, during...

PM vows intensified martial law

Friday, 30 January 2015 14:23
BANGKOK, Jan 29 -- Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government would strictly enforce martial law measures, ban overseas trips and check the financial transactions of inciters unless they stopped their movement.

PM adheres to peaceful solutions for far South

Thursday, 29 January 2015 14:02
BANGKOK, Jan 28 - Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said he has adhered to peaceful solutions for the far South and has not set any timeframe limitation for its peace restoration process.
BANGKOK, Jan 27 - Thailand's National Security Council (NSC) Secretary General Anusit Kunakrn admitted that not much progress has been made regarding the next round of peace talks aimed at bringing peace to the restive southern Thai provinces.
BANGKOK, Jan 26  - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted that he would not let Thai Airways International (THAI) go into bankruptcy but it must cut expenses, increase income, sell assets and restructure its organisation.
BANGKOK, 23 January 2015  - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha joins people around the world in mourning the passing of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. "I have the honour to extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to Your Majesty, Members of the Royal Family of Saudi...
BANGKOK, 24 Jan 2015,  Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged taxi operators not to take advantages of passengers, referring to the infamous case involving a cab driver at Suvarnabhumi Airport and a Japanese tourist that has gone viral on the social media. During his weekly...

Gov’t working to boost tourism, Thai PM says

Saturday, 24 January 2015 13:37
BANGKOK, 24 January 2015 -The Thai government is looking to increase more tourism channels, while the floating market set up beside the government house is intended to increase the people’s income. On the national televised program, Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the government is...
BANGKOK, Jan 23 - A new floating market near Government House in central Bangkok will be opened early next month. Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who initiated the idea on opening the new traditional Thai floating market on the Padung Krung Kasem Canal near the government...
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