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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

Vehicles with Temporary License Plates to be registered in 60 Days

BANGKOK, Sept 30 (NNT) - The authorities will impose strict punishment on owners of vehicles with temporary license plates who may have failed to register for a permanent license within 60 days from 1 October, 2017.
Date: 30 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Drivers of New Vehicles without Proper License Plates to face Fine

BANGKOK, Oct 1 (NNT) - Drivers of new vehicles who fail to acquire proper plates within the grace period will face a hefty fine from today.
Date: 01 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Violators given Second Chance

BANGKOK, 24th September 2017 (NNT) - Traffic violators are volunteering to take part in a training program to avoid paying fines.
Date: 24 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BMTA blacklists Bestlin Group, moves Forward with Bus Acquisitions

BANGKOK, 28th August 2017 - The board of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued an order to blacklist Bestlin Group from the new NGV bus acquisition auction while deciding to draft new Terms of Reference (TOR).
Date: 28 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Traffic Offenders can pay fine at the Bank

BANGKOK, 22 August 2017 (NNT) - The Royal Thai Police has included a bar code in traffic tickets to enable traffic offenders to pay their fines at the bank.
Date: 22 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BMA imposes Punishment for Metro Line Accidents

BANGKOK, 29 June 2017 (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has imposed a punishment for Metro Line construction contractors, requiring a minimum of three-days interval following any harmful accident.
Date: 29 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM explains Need for Section 44 in Thai-Chinese Rail Project

BANGKOK, 16 June 2017 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs has explained that Section 44 of the Interim Constitution must be utilized to speed up the Thai-Chinese Rail Project due to its long delay.
Date: 16 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Self-made License Plate illegal: Chiang Mai Transport Office

CHIANG MAI, 30 May 2017 (NNT) - The use of a self-made driver's license plate, the modification of letters and numbers and the imitation of the plate are punishable by law.
Date: 30 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Public Vans told to carry no more than 13 Passengers

BANGKOK, 15 May 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport has told public vans to carry a maximum of 13 passengers at a time and install an emergency exit door at the back of the vehicle.
Date: 15 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Violators of Passenger Van Regulations to face Fine

BANGKOK, 14 May 2017 (NNT) – From 15 May onwards, the Department of Land Transport (DLT) will be strictly penalizing operators of vans with excess seats installed and vans that operate without an emergency back exit.
Date: 14 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Land Transport Department reports 569 Public Transport Drivers violated Law

BANGKOK, 14th May 2017 (NNT) - The Land Transport Department has found hundreds of cases of law violations by public transport owners and drivers.
Date: 14 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Role of In-house Lawyers must evolve, says Judge

In an event that unveiled a study of local general counsel by the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and global law firm CMS, Judge of Appeal Steven Chong has given in-house counsel several pointers on what they need to do in their evolving role.

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Passenger-Facing Cameras: encrypt Recordings and restrict Access

The new rule that allows the cab and private-hire car drivers to install infacing cameras should not threaten the passenger privacy according to customer feedback.

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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.

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Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.

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Government pardons nearly 8500 Prisoners, including Student Activists’ Killer

The Presidential Office announced on Tuesday that 8541 prisoners, including 51 foreigners, were released from prisons across the country.

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Tax Exemption on Mega Projects given since 1980s - Customs DG

PUTRAJAYA, Apr 19 (Bernama) - Tax exemptions have been awarded to several large projects owned by the Government since the 1980s, and the issue of waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for procurement of materials and services related to the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project should not be played up, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.

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GST Compliance good, says Customs Department

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance in Malaysia is good even though there is still a need to continue to promote tax education.

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Illegal OFWs in Kuwait have until Thursday to avail of Amnesty Program

KUWAIT, Apr 18 (PNA) - Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa has announced that the Kuwaiti Department of Immigration under the Ministry of Interior has officially declared Thursday (April 19) as the last day for Filipinos to file their application for the amnesty program set to expire on April 22.

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Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.

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Government will not raise GST Rate - DPM Zahid

BAGAN DATUK, Apr 18 (Bernama) - The government has given an assurance that the country's Goods and Service Tax (GST) of sic per cent will not be raised, even after the 14th General Election.

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Government approves Sekolah Menengah Chong Hwa's Federal Land Lease Application - Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The government has approved the application of Sekolah Menengah Persendirian Chong Hwa, Sentul, for a 1.2 hectare of federal land under 99 years' lease for the purpose of building the school's sports complex.

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World's First Crypto Currency Guarantee against Theft

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 18 (Bernama) - In a world's first, GoldCrypto will protect and guarantee its cryptocurrency tokens from any theft through hacking.

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DILG has New Undersecretary, Assistant Secretary

MANILA, Apr 17 (PNA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of two retired Philippine National Police (PNP) officials as the department’s new undersecretary and assistant secretary.

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Indonesia calls on UNESCO to legitimize 19 Cultural Properties

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is striving for its 19 cultural properties in the temporary list of World Heritage Center of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be recognized soon.

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Sri Mulyani named Best Finance Minister in Asia Pacific

Jakarta, Apr 16 (ANTARA News) - Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, was named the best Finance Minister in Asia and the Pacific for 2018 by Hong Kong-based financial magazine FinanceAsia for the second time in a row.

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