Artikel tagged “deputy”

  • Thai boat captain says he was paid 100,000 baht to ferry Rohingya to Malaysia

    Thai boat captain says he was paid 100,000 baht to ferry Rohingya to Malaysia

    by The Nation Authorities are speculating that a group of 65 Rohingya and five other Burmese men may have been trafficked from Bangladesh where an estimated million people are sheltering as refugees. The Thai captain, of the boat that washed up on a southern Thai island on tuesday, has already admitted that he was paid to take them across the Andaman Sea to Malaysia

  • Grab electric tuk tuks launch in Chiang Mai

    Grab electric tuk tuks launch in Chiang Mai

    Grab, the nemesis of the old taxi and red bus network in Chiang Mai, has signed an agreement with government and private sector partners to establish the Chiang Mai Smart Mobility Alliance Network. It is the first such partnership in South East Asia. Thai aim is to reduce Chiang Mai’s public transport footprint by 35% within the next five years. The goal is to replace 450 LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) Tuk Tuks with electric versions as soon as this year.

  • Four suspects arrested after body found in Wichit forest, Phuket

    Four suspects arrested after body found in Wichit forest, Phuket

    Four men have been arrested after the body of 24 year old man was found in Wichit in a central Phuket forest last weekend. Wichit Police note that 24 year old Sataphon Yindee was reported missing since April 12. The body was found on Sunday

  • Thai banks on 156 billion baht spending spree for recovery

    Thai banks on 156 billion baht spending spree for recovery

    “He hoped the airline could be profitable again in mid-2020.” Thai Airways International is seeking cabinet approval to buy or lease 38 new planes at an estimated cost of 156 billion baht. In the proposal 31 planes will be acquired over the next five years. Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchaitham says the proposal would reach Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak this week and be put to the cabinet later this month

  • NCPO to consider lifting old ‘orders’ passed after the 2014 coup

    NCPO to consider lifting old ‘orders’ passed after the 2014 coup

    PHOTO: The Thai PM says, following the coronation, it’s time to revoke some of the old orders Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-gnam says that the junta and the government are meeting today to discuss the revocation of orders and announcements originally issued by the NCPO, but were no longer considered necessary. He noted that some of these orders were issued as far back as 2014 and were related to the ongoing public disorder and protests that preceded the coup by the NCPO on May 22 of that year. Wissanu said that the PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is also the NCPO chief, said that since the coronation ceremony is over and the government and the junta have not met for a long time, this was a good time to hold a discussion about revoking some of the orders that were put in place fire years ago and no longer relevant

  • Northern haze to go onto ‘national agenda’

    Northern haze to go onto ‘national agenda’

    by Chularat Saengpassa   – PHOTOS: The Nation Flights cancelled, schools closed, locals visiting hospitals in record numbers and the visual proof is overwhelming. Some of Thailand’s most beautiful areas and popular locations are shrouded in a dense smog and an equally hazy list of solutions. Calls for the government to tackle the problem of serious air pollution as a vital part of the national agenda are getting louder.

  • Phuket police gear up for pre-election safety

    Phuket police gear up for pre-election safety

    More than 200 Phuket police yesterday lined up in a showcase parade to ‘assure’ locals, tourists and expats that they’re set up and ready for safety before the March 24 election. 245 police and Phuket’s Vice Governor Thanyawat Chanpinit lined up in front the Phuket City Police Station last night at 6 pm. The Phuket Provincial Police Commander Maj Gen Wisan Panmanee says, “We are ready to look after residents and tourists safety before election on March 24.” The ‘show of force’ didn’t explain the specific reasons for a rise in security before the national election, the first since 2011

  • Pick a date, any date – Thai election

    Pick a date, any date – Thai election

    February 24, then March 10, then ‘sometime before May 7’, now March 24.

  • NACC wearing backlash on social media over Prawit luxury watch case

    NACC wearing backlash on social media over Prawit luxury watch case

    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is finding itself in the hot seat after it cleared Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon of wrongdoing in the luxury watch scandal, ruling by a majority vote that he did not make a false asset declaration. The Bangkok Post reports that the NACC secretary-general Worawit Sookboon said the commission ruled 5:3 there were no grounds to accusations that the deputy premier falsely declared his wealth when he did not include 22 luxury watches and rings in his list of assets.

  • Election date confirmed for February 24 next year

    Election date confirmed for February 24 next year

    PHOTO: Deputy PM Wissanu Kreangam arrives at the Army Club in Bangkok – The Nation Make it a date. February 24 is now the official date of the next Thai general election. The poll date has now been confirmed after years of delays, mis-starts and excuses.