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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Appeal Court hears Case of Couple sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment

The Appeal Court heard on Monday, the case of a couple sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the murder of a woman in June 2016.

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Union leaders Set to Appeal

All six union leaders convicted for their roles in the 2013 Veng Sreng Boulevard protests plan to bring their case to the Appeal Court, spurred on by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s assertion that three of the six men were not involved in the violent protests.

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DSI holds Cyber Crime Seminar, proposes Cyber Security Bill

BANGKOK, Dec 18 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has organized a seminar on cyber security, while proposing a national cyber security bill.

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Min of Labor's five NY Gifts

BANGKOK, Dec 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has introduced five measures in support of employers and employees alike, calling them New Year’s gifts to the people.

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SC to decide on Bangsamoro Law's Constitutionality

MANILA, Dec 18 (PNA) - Malacañang said Tuesday it will let the Supreme Court (SC) decide on the constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) after a group of framers of the 1987 Constitution asked the high court to declare it unconstitutional and void.

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Organizations appeal against Withdrawal of Trade Favour by the EU

In a joint statement released yesterday, businesses and trade unions appealed against the withdrawal of the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) currently enjoyed by Myanmar.

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Laos, Luxembourg review Rule of Law and Legal Education Programmes

Government officials met with representatives of the Luxembourg government in Vientiane yesterday to review the progress of the LAO-031-Legal Teaching and Training and Promotion of the Rule of Law Concept project and make plans for the year ahead.

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Najib's Legal Team' fail to get Letter of Appointment of Lead Prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The defence team in former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd case has failed to get the letter of authorisation (fiat) on the appointment of lead prosecutor Datuk Sulaiman Abdullah after the High Court here today ruled that there was no legal requirement for the prosecution to do so.

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SMEs are ‘Engine of Economy’

The Ministry of Commerce declared on Saturday that it will solve market issues hindering the development of Cambodia’s Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). But the announcement was met with scepticism by business owners in the Kingdom.

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Land Bank, TFBL ink Deal on Loan Program for Rebel Surrenderers

MANILA, Dec 17 (PNA) - In line with the ongoing efforts to reintegrate former rebels (FRs) and their families to mainstream society, Task Force Balik-Loob (TFBL) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last Dec. 13 for the facilitation of loans to the former as part of the government's Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

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Prosecution to apply to Transfer Case of Businessman who offered Bribe to Tengku Adnan to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The prosecution in the case of a businessman charged with giving bribe of RM1 million to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor will file an application to transfer the case, which is at the Sessions Court, to the High Court here.

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Seminar talks Human Rights Promotion

Hanoi, Dec 14 (VNA) - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, remains relevant today, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 14.

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International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Asset Recovery discussed

Hanoi, Dec 13 (VNA) - International judicial cooperation in criminal asset recovery was the main topic of a workshop held in Hanoi on December 13.

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Supreme Courts of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia bolster Cooperation

The supreme courts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have agreed to strengthen bonds in the combat against criminals and the settlement of trans-border civil cases.

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Indonesia, Vietnam commemorate 63 Year of Bilateral Relations

Jakarta, Dec 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam are commemorating 63 years of bilateral relations through fashion diplomacy at the 2018 International Fashion Fair in Vietnam, as stated in a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi received by ANTARA here Sunday.

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Complaint against New Chief Justice to be reviewed

The Yangon regional parliament will review a complaint against new Yangon Chief Justice U Hla Aye, whose nomination was confirmed on Wednesday, a regional lawmaker said.

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Police Officer in Court to answer Charges on Unnatural Sex

KANGAR, Dec 13 (Bernama) - A senior police officer with the rank of Superintendent today was charged in the Sessions Court here for two counts of molestation and two charges of unnatural sex against two women, last year.

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Pushing SMEs, enhancing Bank's Role, Main Goal of New SME Bank CEO

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 (Bernama) - Pushing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to strive further and to enhance SME Bank Malaysia Bhd ’s role in providing financial assistance to targeted SMEs is the main goal of its newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer Aria Putera Ismail.

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