thailand - Rail, Road & Other Transport

Court rejects Injunction Request against DLT’s Order to stop Use of Old Vans

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) – The Central Administrative Court has turned down van operators’ demand for an injunction against an order issued by the Department of Land Transport (DLT) to decommission vans that have been in service for over ten years.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Department of Land Transport Mandate on Public Vans takes effect

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is monitoring public van activity at Bangkok’s Victory Monument, after its ban on 10-year-old public vans takes effect.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Wearing Helmets Mandatory for Both Drivers and Passengers

BANGKOK, Sept 27 (NNT) - Traffic police have been instructed to enforce traffic regulations rigorously across Bangkok to ensure motorcycle drivers and their passengers wear helmets while on the road.
Date: 27 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government: Law to raise Driver's License Penalties still being considered

BANGKOK, Aug 28 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has confirmed that no law has been passed to increase penalties on failure to display a driver's license. However, the department said the matter will be carefully considered.
Date: 28 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet agrees to Legal Changes tightening Regulations on Big Bikes

CHUMPHON, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Cabinet has given its approval to a draft law mandating training and testing of big bike riders, intended to reduce the number of accidents among motorcyclists and improve road safety.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Police: THB10,000-50,000 Fines maximum penalty

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police have clarified the controversy about driver’s license-relate fines, saying fines ranging from 10,000 - 50,000 baht are the maximum penalty.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BMA takes Legal Action against Vehicles traveling on Walkways

BANGKOK, July 13 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set up 115 checkpoints to prevent illegal car parking, and motorcyclists driving on walkways.
Date: 13 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police to introduce Traffic Offences Points System

BANGKOK, May 28 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police plans to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences in an effort to improve road safety in Thailand.
Date: 28 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA endorses Protection of National Maritime Interests Bill in First Reading

BANGKOK, May 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft Protection of National Maritime Interests Act in its first reading.
Date: 19 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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.
Date: 20 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Amendment to Thai Ship Act

BANGKOK, Apr 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) endorsed the amendment to the Thai Ship Act in bid to promote fishery sector's sustainability and improved management.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Motorists urged to observe Safety Laws, or face Legal Action

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Apr 14 (NNT) - Highway Police have cautioned motorists against speeding and drinking while driving, saying irresponsible drivers are subject to legal action.
Date: 14 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Applicants for Driving Licence must show Medical Certificate

BANGKOK, Mar 4 (NNT) - The new transport regulation requiring applicants for driving licence to show medical certificate has taken effect since March 1.
Date: 04 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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 Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office, Nattaporn Jatusripitak revealed that a green light was given to a draft minis ...
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police Reminder that Law Violating Cabs will be punished

BANGKOK, Jan 3 (NNT) - Tourist Police are maintaining stringent safety measures for citizens returning to Bangkok from New Year celebrations, reminding all that taxis that deny passengers or refuse to turn on their meter are violating the law.
Date: 03 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Violators to join Community Service to promote Road Safety

BANGKOK, Dec 28 (NNT) - The Department of Probation (DOP) is encouraging those placed on probation for breaking traffic laws, to join a community service project to promote road safety during the New Year holidays.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police at Checkpoints may be punished over Road Accidents

BANGKOK, Dec 27 (NNT) - The Deputy Commander of the Royal Thai Police has made known he is considering punitive measures against officers operating in areas where a high rate of accidents take place during the New Year holidays, while indicating more checkpoints will be set up along minor roads.
Date: 27 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Ministry to enforce Strict Laws to ensure Safe Roads

BANGKOK, Dec 21 (NNT) - The Interior Minister, Gen. Anupong Paojinda, said his ministry will cooperate with various agencies, such as the Ministry of Public Health, the Royal Thai Police and the Royal Thai Army, to strictly enforce the law to improve road safety and minimize casualties from traffic accidents during the New Year holidays.
Date: 21 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Barcoded Traffic Tickets to be used starting on Sunday

BANGKOK, Dec 11 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police says barcode traffic tickets will be issued to law breakers starting next Sunday.
Date: 11 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police remind New Car Buyers to register their Vehicles within stipulated Time

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Deputy Spokesman for the Royal Thai Police has asserted that drivers of red plated vehicles that are not registered by their buyers within 60 days of purchase will incur a fine of up to 10,000 baht and that officers across the country have been instructed to firmly enforce the measure.
Date: 03 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Justice Ministry: US Claims ‘baseless’

The Ministry of Justice on Tuesday reacted to recent “baseless” claims by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh regarding the case of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, urging the embassy to stop spreading misinformation regarding the implementation of the law in Cambodia.

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Court adjourns Tony Pua's Appeal against Interim Injunction over RUU355 Video Clip

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 or RUU355.

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DOJ urged to Act on Murder Raps vs PNP Men in Lawyer's Death

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) - A former Cebu City councilor asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday to charge policemen implicated in the killing of his brother, lawyer Noel Archival, five years ago.

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Laos, Japan celebrate 20 Years of Legal, Judicial Cooperation

The Lao and Japanese governments have highlighted 20 years of achievement in cooperation to strengthen the legal and judicial sectors in Laos, especially with regard to human resource development.

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Sarawak Lawyers wants Government to set up RCI over Judge Allegations

MIRI, Feb 19 (Bernama) - The Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) has proposed to the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) over the allegation of judicial interference in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer recently.

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MACC meets Judge Hamid Sultan over 63-Page Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today met with Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Baker over his recent 63-page affidavit, filed last week, on allegations of judicial interference.

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CBM headed in Right Direction, Bank Development expected: Experts

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has begun taking the initial steps to stand as an independent body, local financial experts and economists say.

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Retired SC Justice Azcuna 'Selfless Government Worker': Palace

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang wished retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna the best as he celebrates his 80th birthday on Saturday.

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Rule of Law followed in Ressa Arrest

MANILA, Feb 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Friday said the rule of law was followed in the arrest of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa for cyberlibel amid criticisms of suppressing press freedom.

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Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stability, but there is still much more to do.

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Judiciary lodges Police Report over Allegations in Affidavit

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 15 (Bernama) - The Judiciary has lodged a police report over allegations made against unnamed judges and the institution in the affidavit made by a sitting Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer.

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Blind Woman's Persistence to become Lawyer bears Fruit

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’, this proverb illustrates the determination and diligence of a visually impaired young woman who has achieved her dream of becoming a lawyer.

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Lawyer urges Government and CJ to address Justice Hamid's Revelations

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 (Bernama) - Lawyer Sangeet Kaur Deo has called on the government and Chief Justice to immediately look into the claims by Court of Appeal judge Datuk Dr Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, contained in his affidavit which revealed misconduct of top judges and judicial interference.

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Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.

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No Violation of Ressa's Civil Rights: DOJ

MANILA, Feb 14 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday assured full protection of the civil rights of online news website Rappler's publisher Maria Ressa, who was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a cyber libel complaint filed against her and the media firm by a private individual.

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DOTr inks Deal on Common Station Construction

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday signed a contract with a private consortium for the construction of Area A of the Unified Grand Central Station (UGCS) or the common station which is located between SM North Edsa and Trinoma in Quezon City.

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Men too face Sexual Harassment at Workplace

SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 14 (Bernama) - Men too have been recorded as being victims of sexual harassment at the workplace, said Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister, Hannah Yeoh.

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LHDN launches eProcurement System, Suppliers' Portal

CYBERJAYA, Feb 13 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board (LHDN) has launched the eProcurement (eP) system and the Suppliers’ portal as a continuous effort to improve service delivery to suppliers or tenderers dealing with the agency.

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