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EC approves Draft Amendments for Local Election Law

BANGKOK, Feb 22 (NNT) - The Election Commission has resolved to endorse the draft law governing local and provincial elections.

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NLA Special Committee holds Forum on Water Resources Bill

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - The special committee in charge of drafting Thailand's water resources bill has held a forum to gather input, before submitting it for Cabinet approval.
Date: 21 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet accepts Equitable Education Fund Bill

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given approval to the draft Equitable Education Fund Act but has refused to provide the fund with a subsidy increase of 5 percent per year.
Date: 20 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BoT: Commercial Banks can appoint their own Banking Agents

BANGKOK, Feb 19 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has confirmed commercial banks can appoint their own banking agents to provide financial services.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ministry of Finance agrees with Bank Licensing Plan

BANGKOK, Feb 19 (NNT) - The Permanent Secretary for Finance, Somchai Sajjapongse, said the Ministry of Finance agrees with the move taken by Bank of Thailand to allow 7-Eleven convenience stores to provide a deposit and withdrawal service.
Date: 19 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government on track on Migrant Workers Regulation

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (NNT) - The government is working to solve the issue of illegal migrant workers in Thailand to have it completed within the set timeframe, focusing on joining hands with related agencies and authorities from the countries of origin.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Organic Law vetting Committees don’t take Orders from NCPO

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has denied a rumor that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered the joint vetting committees to reject the last two organic bills.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Decree extended for 3 Southernmost Provinces except Betong of Yala

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - Thailand's Emergency Situation Commission has decided to extend the Emergency Decree in the three southern border provinces by another three months, but has removed Betong district of Yala province from the controlled area in support of economic and social development.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

No governing Law makes Digital Currency Investment risky: SEC

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (NNT) - Investment in digital cryptocurrency has high risk as there is no existing law to protect investors from possible damages, and that investors have no legal way to file complaints for compensation, says SEC.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Legislation allowing Citizens to re-register for Social Security

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - Citizens without social security can now re-register for coverage following National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approval of a law ensuring equal access to basic benefits. The NLA has passed legislation to do with allowing those with lapsed social security to re-register for the privilege drafted by a special committee a ...
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Illegal Migrant Workers in Sukhothai urged to obtain Legal Status

SUKHOTHAI, Feb 16 (NNT) - Many business operators in Thailand's Sukhothai province have taken their migrant workers to One Stop Service centers to obtain legal documents that allow them to continue working in Thailand.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Social Development Minister delivers Policy on Protection of Human-Trafficking Victims

NONTHABURI, Feb 16 (NNT) - The Minister of Social Development and Human Security has announced a policy designed to protect victims of human trafficking in accordance with international practice.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA establishes Committee to revise Bills on MPs and Senators

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has established a committee to revise the draft organic laws on the election of Members of Parliament and the selection of Senators.
Date: 15 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government provides Update on Illegal Fishing and Foreign Labor Policies

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - Government spokespersons have made announcements regarding Thailand's progress to tackle illegal fishing and illegal labor, as well as gentrification in Bangkok.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Joint Committee to revise Draft Organic Laws on MPs and Senators

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - First Vice President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Surachai Liengboonlertchai has expressed his belief that the draft organic laws on Senator selection and MP election would not be boycotted.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Industry Ministry: EEC Act will boost Investors' Confidence

BANGKOK, Feb 10 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry believes the Eastern Economic Corridor Act which has been approved by the National Legislative Assembly will bolster investor confidence. Industry Minister Uttama Sao ...

NLA passes Draft Law on SME Promotion into effect BOT to establish New Market Conduct Regulations within the Next Couple of Weeks Government-Appointed Committee in charge of Draft Eastern Special Economic Zone Law confirms Principle of Development more

Ombudsman denies Somchai’s Request to seek Constitutional Court Ruling on EC Law

BANGKOK, Jan 13 (NNT) - The Office of the Ombudsman has resolved to drop a petition filed by Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn requesting the Ombudsman seek a Constitutional Court decision on the constitution ...

PM says Government never used Article 44 to intervene in Justice System CDC advises NLA to seek Constitutional Court ruling on NACC Bill CDC: Appeal in Rice Case must be filed by Defendant more

Government on track on Migrant Workers Regulation

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (NNT) - The government is working to solve the issue of illegal migrant workers in Thailand to have it completed within the set timeframe, focusing on joining hands with related agencies and authorities f ...

Illegal Migrant Workers in Sukhothai urged to obtain Legal Status Government provides Update on Illegal Fishing and Foreign Labor Policies Labor Minister urged Employers to bring their Migrant Workers into the Labor System by March 31 more

Drones to be registered by 9 January or Owners face Legal Penalty: NBTC

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has reminded drone owners to have their aerial devices registered by 9 January, after which the use of unregistered drones will re ...

Cabinet gives Green Light to Smart Visa Project New Patent Act provides Transparency, supports International Agreement Most NLA Members oppose Proposed Phone-Tapping Measure for NACC more

Finance Ministry clarifies Tax Incentive for Startup Investors

BANGKOK, Jan 31, (NNT) - The Ministry of Finance indicated that the tax incentives for startup business investors, also called Angel Investors, will help build a sustainable tax base startup entrepreneurs.

TAT to propose Tax Measures for Provincial Cities Tourism Tax Benefits offered for Private Firms participating in Pracharat Campaigns Government to allow Domestic Travel Expense as Tax Deduction in 2018 more

Cabinet approves Draft Regulation on Motorway Toll Collection

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - The Cabinet has granted approval to a draft regulation concerning the collection of tolls on the Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya Motorway. After this week’s Cabinet meeting, Advisor to the Min ...

Police Reminder that Law Violating Cabs will be punished Traffic Violators to join Community Service to promote Road Safety Police at Checkpoints may be punished over Road Accidents more

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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PRD proposes TV Shows to publicize Labor Ministry policy

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - Acting Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has met with Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew to discuss plans to publicize the ministry's policies.

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Alien Workers continue to register with Government

SAMUT SONGKHROM, Feb 6 (NNT) - Foreign workers have been registering with the labor one stop service in every province before the registration’s deadline on 31st March this year.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) Thailand signs MoU with Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) of Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Feb 2 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand has signed an MoU with the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD), Ministry of Planning and Finance, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Thai Government committed to protecting Human Rights

BANGKOK, 28th January 2018 (NNT) - The Thai government has assured the general public of its commitment to the protection of human rights.

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