Police will summon 24 celebrities for questioning following complaints they posted on social media their photos with alcoholic drinks.
Thailand and China have vowed to speed up their delayed joint railway project with construction to start before the year-end, says Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.
The tourism outlook for southern Thailand looks promising this month despite concerns about haze drifting up from Indonesia, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
National reconciliation will proceed but not at the expense of justice and the rule of law, says Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
It doesn’t take much to say sorry, and yet sorry seems to be the hardest word. Ask world leaders, or just Dear Leaders everywhere. It takes a lot, politically, legally and morally, to admit mistakes, misjudgments, errors, arrogance, cruelty and guilt, especially when the consequences of such errors are the loss of so many human lives.
Thailand has more experience with drafting constitutions than any other country, with what should be foundational documents again reverting to ritual exercises in rhetoric. The task of the new Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) under Meechai Ruchupan must be to rectify this situation and build in "thick democracy" — multiple interlocking layers of democratic checks and balances to ensure transparency and honesty.
JARKATA — Facing Vietnam as its biggest trade competitor, Indonesia is eyeing joining a US-led 12-nation Pacific trade deal within two or three years, although the process may take longer than expected, media reports and government officials said Friday.
Action against celebrities involved in Chang Beer's alleged social media campaign will be swift, says Kittisak Klabdee, secretary to the Public Health Minister.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may reduce securities licence fees and adjust the minimum paid-up capital requirement for stockbrokers in a bid to make the rates competitive with other Asean markets.
The government on Friday gave the nod to the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to buy 500 electric buses, paving the way to setting up a factory here.
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