Artikel tagged “government”

  • Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

    Seastead structure dragged back to shore by Royal Thai Navy

    A floating seastead has today been towed by a naval vessel back to the Port of Phuket in Cape Panwa. Meanwhile the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam is challenging the owners and builders of the structure to take the Thai Government and Navy to the International Court of Justice.

  • Top 5 reasons Phuket is the ideal medical tourism destination

    Top 5 reasons Phuket is the ideal medical tourism destination

    Emerging markets and financial injection from the government has seen the medical tourism sector explode in Thailand. Companies such as Bangkok Dusit, who operate more than 40 hospitals across six different brands, provide a staggering 8,000 beds. And they are expanding thanks to their acquisitions of hospitals and “wellness centres” in major Thai hubs such as Phuket.

  • “No need to join coalition government” – Democrat politician

    “No need to join coalition government” – Democrat politician

    PHOTO: Facebook/Parit Wacharasindhu With around 55 seats won after Sunday’s election, the Democrats are one of a few political parties which will hold the balance of power.

  • He’s an Aussie now. Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen.

    He’s an Aussie now. Hakeem al-Araibi becomes Australian citizen.

    PHOTO: Hakeem al-Araibi says “I’m an Aussie now” and is happy to be safe Hakeem al-Araibi, the former Bahraini football player and refugee caught up in a diplomatic tug-of-war in Thailand between Australian and Bahraini officials for two and a half months, has become an Australian citizen. He became an Australian citizen along with 200 other people at a ceremony in Melbourne after passing his citizenship test with a 100% score

  • HM the King expresses concern for people affected by unrest in the Deep South

    HM the King expresses concern for people affected by unrest in the Deep South

    (Quoted directly from the Government’s Public Relations Department) His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has been deeply concerned about the people and officials affected by unrest in the southern border provinces. His Majesty on January 21, 2019 assigned Privy Councilor General Paiboon Koomchaya to present baskets of various items given by His Majesty to relatives of the monks killed in the recent temple shooting, as well as a number of bags with royal gifts to other affected people, officials and volunteers. The Commanding-General of the Fourth Army Area Command has instructed the inspection of 388 temples and Buddhist centers in the deep South.

  • Medical cannabis crops to be tightly controlled

    Medical cannabis crops to be tightly controlled

    The Thai narcotic control board head says that only Thai citizens who join hands with the government will be allowed to cultivate medical cannabis. The board yesterday stressed that growers of the potentially lucrative crop must be cooperatives, community enterprises or social enterprises made up of citizens – and not private companies. Their business will be under the scrutiny of state agencies, must cooperate with those agencies, and must be run by Thai nationals, said the Narcotics Control Board Office secretary-general, Niyom Termsrisuk

  • Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

    Jam-packed Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opens at Royal Phuket Marina

    The fourth Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous opened its doors today for yachting enthusiasts and lifestyle-seekers from around the region. Boasting a line-up of leading international yacht brands and brokers, charter agencies, luxury property developers, bespoke travel organisers and leading names in the hospitality and food and beverage industries, the Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous is open to the public until January 13 from 2pm to 10pm daily (closing at 7pm on Sunday 13). The Show is located at Royal Phuket Marina and entry is free of charge

  • Election Commission throws onus for election date back on Government

    Election Commission throws onus for election date back on Government

    The Election Commission is throwing the ball back into government’s court, saying it can only set an election date after the government formally issues the Royal Decree announcing an election date. Over the past year the date of February has firmed, been confirmed by numerous Government officials, including the PM and his Deputies

  • Pabuk: ‘War room’ set up to help tourists

    Pabuk: ‘War room’ set up to help tourists

    The Sports and Tourism Ministry has set up a war room to assist the many tourists whose plans were thrown into confusion in the wake of tropical storm Pabuk. The Government and authorities took extra precautions, closing airports and marine tourism, in preparedness to minimise potential danger to tourists as Pabuk approached. Santi Pawai, deputy permanent-secretary of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, says that the ministry has set up an operations centre to help tourists affected by the storm.

  • Deputy PM throws doubt on election date

    Deputy PM throws doubt on election date

    by Chanwanpen and Somroutai Sapsomboon The NCPO has throw a curved ball at the Election Commission, placing the onus on the Commission’s committee to decide the date of the general election whilst taking into account the preparations for the royal coronation ceremony. There’s also been suggestions of a month’s delay from the election’s tentative date of February 24. Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam yesterday met with the commissioners to discuss how the royal coronation ceremonies, scheduled for the start of May, might affect the rollout of the election date and the milestone events that would follow.