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WATER SUMMITHeads of state arrive as protests kick in
20 May 2013 : CHIANG MAI As heads of state gathered yesterday to attend a summit on water management, grassroot groups held a parallel forum to criticise the failures in water management projects by governments around the world.
FOREIGN RELATIONS PM pitches tri-nation rail talks
20 May 2013 : CHIANG MAI : Thailand has offered to convene a meeting with Laos and China on a high-speed train project linking the three countries, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Sunday.
09 May 2013 : The Prime Minister’s Office filed a complaint on Thursday to the Technology Crime Suppression Division to charge a hacker who hacked its website to damage Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
09 May 2013 : The central bank's failure to maintain credibility in financial markets could push up the government's borrowing cost for the 2-trillion-baht infrastructure project, according to Prasarn Trairatvorakul, the Bank of Thailand governor.
09 May 2013 : The government is likely to lift the emergency decree in the deep South in areas where the violence has significantly reduced, National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Thursday.
09 May 2013 : PHETCHABURI - Police on Thursday arrested an army officer of sub lieutenant rank at Kaeng Krachan Special Forces Training Camp who is suspected of shooting dead a 29-year-old man from a drug rehabilitation scheme organised by the camp for money.
09 May 2013 : Online prostitution has become increasingly open and ubiquitous in Thailand - just type in or paste "ขายตัว" (kai tua, meaning prostitution or selling oneself in Thai) into the Facebook search engine and a long list of digital "mamasans" will appear in the result page.
09 May 2013 : Dhurakij Pundit University will join with other public and private organisations to open the first Waterworks College in Thailand.
09 May 2013 : The rival Pheu Thai and Democrat parties are gearing for a major by-election battle in Bangkok's Don Muang district following the disqualification of sitting Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul by the Supreme Court on Thursday.
09 May 2013 : The Anti-Money Laundering Office has put three Thai nationals on the terrorist blacklist, Amlo secretary-general Pol Col Seehanart Prayoonrat said on Thursday.
09 May 2013 : There is no sign of a possible bubble in the property sector, as some fear, Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said on Thursday.
09 May 2013 : The Supreme Court's Election Cases Division on Thursday disqualified Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul and ordered the Election Commission to hold a by-election in Bangkok's constituency 12 to replace him.