thailand - General & Misc

Court rules on Removal of Markets around Home of Woman who attacked a Truck

BANGKOK, May 17 (NNT) - The Central Administrative Court has ruled in favor of Boonsri Saengyoktrakarn, who made headlines when she attacked a pickup truck out of frustration over the intrusion of an unauthorized market operating near her home in Seri Villa village.
Date: 17 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Migrant Workers barred from Golf Caddy Jobs: DOE

BANGKOK, May 15 (NNT) - Migrant workers are not legally allowed to work as caddies at golf courses in Thailand or else both the employer and employee may be liable for legal punishment.
Date: 15 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Police Law to ensure Public Convenience

BANGKOK, May 11 (NNT) - The committee tasked with drafting a new law governing the country’s police force has assured the people that the public will benefit from the planned reform.
Date: 11 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thammasat University campaigns for Plastic Waste Reduction

BANGKOK, May 10 (NNT) - Thammasat University has kicked off a campaign for plastic waste reduction to urge people to help ease garbage problems around the campus.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet acknowledges Development Plan for Lower Northeast

BURI RAM, May 8 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged the proposed development plan for a group of provinces in the lower part of the northeastern region.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Education Ministry gives Guidelines to Colleges, Universities

BANGKOK, May 6 (NNT) - The Ministry of Education has asked institutions of higher education to adjust their curricula in line with the country’s national strategies for development.
Date: 06 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM briefed on Government 4.0 Policy Implementation

BANGKOK, May 5 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has summoned permanent secretaries of all ministries to follow up on the implementation of government 4.0 policy.
Date: 05 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government revising Laws to help Citizens, Agriculturists

BANGKOK, May 6 (NNT) - The government is making changes to three laws in the hope of improving the living standards of Thai people generally especially those in the agricultural sector. Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool said today that a government-appointed committee responsible for the mobilization ...
Date: 06 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA to convene Sittings to review Three Urgent Draft Laws May 10-11

BANGKOK, May 5 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has scheduled more sittings to work on a number of urgent matters next week.
Date: 05 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet to review Reform Plans Next Week

BANGKOK, 5th May 2018 (NNT) – Reform plans drafted in 11 key areas will be presented to the cabinet next week.
Date: 05 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Representatives of Various Professions discuss Draft Law on Higher Education

BANGKOK, May 4 (NNT) - Representatives of various professions have joined a seminar to discuss the impact of the new draft law governing Thailand’s higher education.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ministry of Justice hosting Asia's first ever International Congress of Judicial Officers

BANGKOK, May 2 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice is hosting Thailand and Asia’s first ever International Congress of the International Union of Judicial Officers aiming to build confidence in the handling of civil trials and to validate the region’s economic and social status.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Governement to meet with Citizen Groups against Judges' Housing Project in Doi Suthep

BANGKOK, May 2 (NNT) - The government is scheduled to meet with civil groups in Chiang Mai province on May 6th to address the controversy surrounding a housing project for judges in Doi Suthep.
Date: 02 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Consumers urged to report Complaints on Unfair Commercial Practices

BANGKOK, Apr 30 (NNT) - The Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office, Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana, has urged consumers to help authorities by reporting any unfair commercial practices they have encountered.
Date: 30 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Establishment of Chitralada Technology Institute Bill in First Reading

BANGKOK, Apr 28 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the draft Establishment of Chitralada Technology Institute Act in its first reading.
Date: 28 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Follow-up Initiative to help take care of State Welfare Card Holders

BANGKOK, Apr 25 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved an additional initiative to help take care of all holders of government-issued welfare cards.
Date: 25 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet confirms Appointment of New Permanent Secretary of Finance

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - The Cabinet has officially confirmed the appointment of the new Permanent Secretary of the Finance Ministry.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Sukhothai Strictly enforcing Traffic Laws during Songkran

SUKHOTHAI, Apr 2018 (NNT) - Thailand's Sukhothai province has urged all local agencies to enforce laws strictly to ensure the safety of local residents and tourists.
Date: 12 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA: Court demands Additional Arguments against Draft Senate Election Law on April 18

BANGKOK, Apr 11 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is to submit additional information in its argument against the draft law on the election of the Senate, after the Songkran holiday.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Court of Justice says it is ready to comply with Government Orders on its Housing Project

BANGKOK, Apr 10 (NNT) - The Office of the Court of Justice has assured the public it is ready to comply with any government orders after it met resistance to its construction project.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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IPOPHL lauds 11 individuals, Institutions as Intellectual Property Champions

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), in the recently held Intellectual Property Convergence Forum 2018, recognised 11 outstanding individuals and associations who have been staunch partners of the agency in pushing the intellectual property agenda forward.

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ASEAN Committee in DC holds First Meeting under PH Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship at the Philippine Chancery Annex building on 11 May.

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UP Institute of Human Rights holds "Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates"

The Institute of Human Rights, in cooperation with the Population Commission, conducted a three-day seminar last April 4 to 6, 2018 entitled “Strengthening Support for RPRH Law Implementation: Training of Legal Advocates.”

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Land Transport Department gets Tough with Law-Breaking Public Vehicles

BANGKOK, May 20 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has launched a transport safety campaign to prompt operators of public vehicles countrywide to improve the safety of passengers.

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JBC to wait for Final Quo Warranto ruling for CJ Post

MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has not yet opened the position of Chief Justice as it still waits for the final ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) on the quo warranto case against ousted chief magistrate Maria Lourdes Sereno.

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Old Commemorative Coins to be demonetized

MANILA, May 18 (PNA) - Commemorative coins minted from 1974 to 1994 are set to be demonetized, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced Friday.

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List of Cabinet Ministers announced

KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 (Bernama) -- Following are the Cabinet ministers led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announced today:

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Ministry of Construction says it punished 99 Employees in Two Years

In the two years of the government’s term, 99 employees of the Ministry of Construction were punished, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin said at a press conference on the performance of the government on Tuesday.

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Shukri Abdull heads MACC as Chief Commissioner

PETALING JAYA, May 17 (Bernama) - Former Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull has been named to head the MACC, taking over from Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad who resigned from the post last Monday.

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PH withdrawal from ICC can’t be cured through Plea: Palace

MANILA, May 16 (PNA) - The decision of the Philippine government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot be cured by a petition made by opposition lawmakers, a Palace official said Wednesday.

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TESDA to boost Language Training Institutes for OFWs

MANILA, May 15 (PNA) - To help Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) find better job opportunities, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will strengthen its Language Skills Institutes (LSIs) across the country, and will also offer additional language courses.

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Most Court Cases resolved in 2017: Official

During 2017, 96 percent of cases filed in courts were resolved, according to Daw Tin Nwe Soe, Director General of the Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision.

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Education Bill weak on needs of Disabled People, says Group

The Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities criticised the basic education bill as having failed to consider the needs of disabled students and seeks a dialogue with Hluttaw committees next month to address its defects.

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Malaysia is Business Friendly and welcomes FDI - Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia is business friendly and welcomes Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from all over the world, including China.

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Seminar organized on Constitutional Freedom and Executive Powers

BANGKOK, May 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and academies organized a seminar on constitutional freedom and powers of the executive branch.

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