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Govt to set up procedures after Charter Court’s ruling on Feb...

BANGKOK, 26 March 2014  Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assigned the Council of State, Deputy Prime Minister Pongthep Thepkanjana, and PM's Office Minister Varathep...

Election Commission finding new guidelines for polls

BANGKOK, Feb 10 – Election Commission (EC) member Somchai Srisuthiyakorn said today he will discuss measures with the government to complete the general election...

Thai minister lashes out at Democrats, election opponents

BANGKOK, Dec 30 – Caretaker Minister to the PM’s Office Varathep Ratanakorn said the majority of the Thai people will oppose ongoing attempts to...

4 major economic organizations accept govt invitations to join political reform...

BANGKOK, 16 August 2013 Four major economic organizations have accepted the government’s invitation to take part in the upcoming political reform forum. The...

Varathep defends Commerce Ministry on losses from rice pledging scheme

Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office Varathep Ratanakorn insisted that losses from the government’s rice pledging scheme were not as high as Bt260 billion...

Cabinet to approve agricultural-industrial zoning pilot project

KAMPHAENG PHET, June 10 – The cabinet today may approve a proposal to launch a pilot project on agricultural and industrial zoning in this...

Govt on course to turn northern Tak into special economic area

BANGKOK, 26 February 2013  The government is on course to turn one of the country’s Northern provinces bordering Myanmar into a special economic...

Gov’t expands village fund scheme with new Bt15 billion injection

A fresh allocation of Bt15 billion will be granted to the village fund project to spur the economy at the grassroots level, according...

Gov’t expands village fund scheme with new Bt15 billion injection

BANGKOK, Feb 15 – A fresh allocation of Bt15 billion will be granted to the village fund project to spur the economy at...

EC Chairman shrugs off criticism of siding with government

BANGKOK, 3 January 2012  The Chairman of the Election Commission (EC) has shrugged off criticism that he has been helping the government with...

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