Former Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong (pictured) and his younger brother Manote lose their final appeal against two-year sentences for vote buying in a 2014 local government election, and go straight to prison.
The Energy Ministry is considering ways to boost the State Oil Fund, which is more than 100 billion baht in debt, a well-placed source revealed on Tuesday.
Physicians at Siriraj Hospital say the government should reimpose strict measures, including mandatory face masks, to cope with the highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, as the number of available hospital beds falls.
Headline inflation outstripped forecasts to hit a near 14-year high in June, reinforcing expectations of an interest rate hike as early as next month.
Interest rates on mortgages are expected to rise this year but will not surge to the levels they reached during the 1990s real estate boom, said Government Housing Bank.