JAKARTA — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.
Welcome to a school that teaches Khon to children - both rich or poor. A Khon teacher explains how this traditional masked dance based on the Ramayana epic can help children in both their personal life and their career. (Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong)
The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) began making one-off cost-subsidy payments to small-holding rice farmers on Monday, with a total 176 million baht to be handed out to 14,000 households in eight provinces.
The Pheu Thai Party and its red-shirt allies have affirmed they will not proceed with provocative action against the government.
Police are ready to cooperate with British observers in the case of two British tourists murdered on Koh Tao, according to Pol Col Prachum Ruangthong, superintendent of Phangan police station.
Transport Minister Prajin Juntong is considering allowing more operators of duty-free shops at five major airports to end the monopoly held by King Power International Group.
The spotlight fell even more strongly on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week. And no one, not the most vengeful anti-coup opponent, seemed to feel worse about the constant attention than the man himself.
The Department of Disease Control has played down the threat of an Ebola outbreak in Thailand, saying experience in dealing with infectious diseases outbreaks had prepared the kingdom to cope with any emergencies.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has denied media reports that he will allow British police to participate in the investigation into the murder of two UK tourists on Koh Tao last month.
The 690-baht digital TV coupons being distributed nationwide will generate business activity worth 63 billion baht, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
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