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 2018-01-17 05:41 

Bangkok Post

Prosecutors drop lese majeste charges against Sulak...

Military prosecutors on Wednesday dropped lese majeste charges against 85-year-old historian and social critic Sulak Sivarasa brought over a comment he made about king Naresuan the Great more than three years ago....

 2018-01-17 05:31 

Bangkok Post

Purge starts of encroachers on Samui, Phangan...

SURAT THANI: Authorities are gearing up for action against people illegally occupying land on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan after an aerial survey revealed large scale forest encroachment on the two tourist islands....

 2018-01-17 04:55 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed again...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for what a judge described as his "leading" role during some of the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street dem...

 2018-01-17 03:07 

Bangkok Post

Alleged boy kicker nabbed, says he was stressed...

Police have arrested a man believed to have viciously kicked and knocked down a 4-year-old boy walking with his grandmother on a footpath in Bangkok, after a two-day hunt....

 2018-01-17 03:03 

Bangkok Post

TRF predicts Chinese to keep coming...

More Chinese tourists are expected to flock into local communities, especially in the North, emphasising the need for better logistics systems and understanding about Chinese behaviour....

 2018-01-17 02:32 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices steady at B20,250...

Gold prices were unchanged at 20,250.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Abhisit gets army rank back...

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the Appeal Court's ruling revoking former defence minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat's retroactive order dismissing former prime minister Abhisit Vejajjiva from the army reserve in 2012....

 2018-01-16 23:52 

Bangkok Post

Supreme Court upholds grenade attack sentence...

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the Appeal Court's ruling sentencing a former red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) guard to 35 years and four months in jail for his role in a grenade attack on a group of rival political p...

 2018-01-16 23:47 

Bangkok Post

'Safe house' to pave way for safety zones...

Authorities plan to open a "safe house" in the restive South to pave the way for safety zones and help oversee long-term solutions to the long-running insurgency in the Muslim-dominated region....

 2018-01-16 23:43 

Bangkok Post

Section 44 invoked to float sugar as price drop looms...

The government has invoked Section 44 to float the local price of sugar, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana....

 2018-01-16 23:39 

Bangkok Post

NLA urged to take graft bill to court...

Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) chairman Meechai Ruchupan has urged the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to ask the Constitutional Court to end a controversy surrounding the anti-corruption bill....

 2018-01-16 23:31 

Bangkok Post

PM to review S44 orders, search for 'Thai democracy'...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed Tuesday to look into a civic network's call to annul 35 orders and announcements issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) that allegedly violate the rights of the public and infringe on the judic...

 2018-01-16 23:12 

Bangkok Post

Better airport loos on the way...

Better lavatories are "on the way" for Suvarnabhumi airport, with newly-designed and more practical toilets in Thailand's largest airport set to open this year, Airports of Thailand (AoT) says....

 2018-01-16 22:38 

Bangkok Post

FA Cup: Leicester leads 5 replay victories...

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 21:44 

Bangkok Post

Laos assures riverside Thais on dam impact...

CHIANG RAI: Laos has assured the Pak Beng hydropower dam that is to be built on the lower Mekong River will have no adverse impact on local people living on the Thai side of the river....

 2018-01-16 21:19 

Bangkok Post

Massage parlour shareholder held for trafficking...

A key shareholder in a company operating the massage parlour raided by authorities last Friday, surrendered Tuesday to police and denied any involvement in the flesh trade....

 2018-01-16 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Doctor 'disabled Pomeranian' in breeder dispute...

More than 10 dog breeders will lay an animal cruelty complaint against a doctor for allegedly administering harmful drugs to a rare Pomeranian pedigree dog which damaged the animal's eyesight and caused severe facial disfiguration....

 2018-01-16 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Irate Prawit defends watches, refuses to resign...

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon claimed Tuesday that "all" 24 luxury watches belong to his friends, and said he will resign from the cabinet only if the national graft-busting agency decides there are sufficient grounds to pursue a case aga...

 2018-01-16 18:32 

Bangkok Post

Duterte defiant, moves to close Rappler news website...

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he "did not give a shit" as his government moved to shut down a news website that has been critical in its reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears over eroding ...

 2018-01-16 18:21 

Bangkok Post

Vancouver meeting to 'maximise pressure' on N.Korea...

VANCOUVER: Japan and Canada agreed Monday that the international community needs to demonstrate solidarity to "maximise pressure" on North Korea through a foreign ministerial meeting Tuesday on addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile prog...

 2018-01-16 13:38 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia, Singapore push ahead with train projects...

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with two ambitious rail projects linking the two countries as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak played down political uncertainty ahead of a general election to be held this year....

 2018-01-16 12:55 

Bangkok Post

Baby-making tax breaks aim to slow population ageing...

The government has given reluctant parents a big push in the form of generous tax breaks aimed at encouraging them to have more than one child....

 2018-01-16 12:43 

Bangkok Post

Cambodia government to reduce foreign debt...

The Cambodian government plans to reduce its foreign debt and raise capital through the issuance of bonds, a representative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has unveiled....

 2018-01-16 11:03 

Bangkok Post

Warrant out for gunman in fatal Songkhla shooting...

SONGKHLA: Police are looking for a 29-year-old oil rig supply boat crewman who witnesses said appeared drunk when he allegedly fired several shots that killed a man who warned him to drive more carefully late on Monday night....

 2018-01-16 10:54 

Bangkok Post

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano...

MANILA: Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tour...

 2018-01-16 10:51 

Bangkok Post

SET ends lower, Indonesia shares mark record close...

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index slightly eased, while Indonesian shares notched up an all-time closing high on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 10:31 

Bangkok Post

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia...

JAYAPURA, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children....

 2018-01-16 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Bitcoin slides 14% on crackdown fears...

LONDON: Bitcoin slid as much as 14% on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option....

 2018-01-16 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Police fan caught driving bogus CSD patrol car...

A motorist's claimed fascination with police landed him in trouble when he was caught driving around in a pickup truck he had modified to look like a CSD patrol vehicle....

 2018-01-16 09:11 

Bangkok Post

Fire rips through maritime museum in Jakarta...

JAKARTA: A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, causing extensive damage to its historical collections....

 2018-01-16 09:09 

Bangkok Post

Prawit to resign if NACC watch probe finds him guilty...

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday he is ready to step down from the cabinet if the anti-graft agency found the case against him has grounds....

 2018-01-16 08:49 

Bangkok Post

December arrivals hit record high...

Tourist arrivals jumped to a monthly record high of 3.5 million in December, bringing in 190 billion baht in revenue....

 2018-01-16 08:11 

Bangkok Post

Donations pour in for homeless minibus driver, son...

SONGKHLA: Runroj Thiprat, 62, and his 10-year-old son have been living in the rented minibus he drives for almost a year because he could not earn enough to make ends meet - but all that is about to change....

 2018-01-16 06:47 

Bangkok Post

Japanese firms in Thailand looking at 4.4% wage rise...

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are considering raising wages by an average 4.4% this year, according to an annual survey by NNA....

 2018-01-16 05:51 

Bangkok Post

Guardian goes tabloid to cut costs...

LONDON: Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from as part of a drive to cut costs....

 2018-01-16 05:05 

Bangkok Post

State enterprise revenue beats Q1 target...

Revenue from state enterprises to state coffers in the first quarter of the fiscal year has outperformed the target set by the Finance Ministry....

 2018-01-16 05:05 

Bangkok Post

State enterprises revenue beats Q1 target...

Revenue from state enterprises to state coffers in the first quarter of the fiscal year has outperformed the target set by the Finance Ministry....

 2018-01-16 04:48 

Bangkok Post

Insurance firms told to pay victims of speedboat explosion...

The Office of Insurance Commission has ordered two insurance firms to quickly pay the compensation due to 16 Chinese tourists injured in Sunday's speedboat explosion off Phi Phi island....

 2018-01-16 04:43 

Bangkok Post

Frosty morning in the North...

A Hmong community living 1,400 metres above sea level in Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park woke up on Tuesday morning to see the grass outside coated with frost in the northern province of Phitsanulok....

 2018-01-16 04:17 

Bangkok Post

Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbour Bridge...

SYDNEY: A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit....

 2018-01-16 03:48 

Bangkok Post

1 killed, 1 wounded in alcohol-fuelled shooting...

SONGKHLA: Police are looking for a 25-year-old driver who witnesses said appeared drunk when he fired several shots that killed a man who warned him to drive more carefully late on Monday night....

 2018-01-16 03:28 

Bangkok Post

BoT raises foreign transfer ceiling, fights strong baht...

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht....

 2018-01-16 03:28 

Bangkok Post

BoT raises foreign transfers ceiling, fights strong baht...

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has increased the size of the maximum international money transfer allowed each customer for non-commercial bank business from 200,000 baht per day to 800,000 baht per day in a move to curb the strong baht....

 2018-01-16 02:48 

Bangkok Post

Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano...

LEGAZPI, Philippines: Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption....

 2018-01-16 02:37 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices down B50 at open...

The Gold Traders Association on Tuesday morning announced the buying prices at 19,783.80 per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,150 baht per baht-weight for gold bar....

 2018-01-16 01:46 

Bangkok Post

You are not alone...

Pol Snr Sgt Maj Prateep Dinsakul woke up one day and suddenly found himself unable to speak. Seeing no warning sign of disease, his family took him to Srithanya psychiatric hospital in Nonthaburi for preliminary evaluation....

 2018-01-16 01:31 

Bangkok Post

Education Ministry blasts universities as sub-par...

Almost 200 university curricula have fallen short of the required standards, the Office of Higher Education Commission (Ohec) said yesterday, adding it would name them on its website shortly....

 2018-01-16 01:09 

Bangkok Post

EEC spending forecast to reach B600bn...

The government expects investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to increase from 500 to 600 billion baht over the next five years, fuelled by stimulus measures and infrastructure projects, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana....

 2018-01-16 01:00 

Bangkok Post

SEC forming committee to monitor IPOs...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to set up a committee with representatives from the accounting and analytics sectors to assess risks related to IPOs and listed companies....

 2018-01-16 00:44 

Bangkok Post

Thailand seeking to crack World Bank top 20 ranking...

Thailand could crack the top 20 of the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking for 2019 after it managed to jump to 26th-most business-friendly nation in the 2018 ranking, says Prime Minister Office Minister Kobsak Pootrakool....

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