Month: January 2014


Chinese company might cancel rice purchase contract made with Thailand

BANGKOK, 31 January 2014 (NNT) – Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisal has told the press that the Thai government’s Chinese trade partner is concerned about its rice trade with Thailand and might call off the rice deal after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) launched a probe into the rice pledging scheme. The minister on Friday said […]Read More


Thailand launches anti-plastic bag campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 31 – Thailand’s Department of Environmental Quality Promotion and CP-All, the world’s third- biggest operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores, have launched a campaign aiming to encourage the public, particularly the youth, to cut their use of plastic bags at convenience stores for greater waste reduction in the country. Department of Environmental Quality Promotion […]Read More


Australian expat dies in Phuket after stairs fall

PHUKET: An Australian expat died in the early hours of this morning (January 30), apparently after falling down the stairs of his apartment building, hitting his head. Rescue workers found the 47-year-old Adin Medzic in critical condition. Read more: thephuketnews.comRead More


Police chief concerned of polling stations blocking in Bangkok and

Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkaew, the national police chief, said Friday that there was concern that polling stations in some provinces may be disrupted by protesters, including Bangkok, Samut Songkhram, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Songkhla, Phatthalung, and Trang. Earlier in the day, he chaired a meeting of police units to prepare for the election. Read more: The […]Read More


Pro-government Red Shirt supporters told not to wear red

BANGKOK, Jan 31 – Pro-government activists were today discouraged from wearing red clothing to avoid violence before and during the general elections, scheduled for Sunday. Thida Thavornseth, leader of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), said she received a report regarding unscrupulous people possibly wearing red outfits feigning to be UDD members in […]Read More


Anti-government protester leader refuses to negotiate with government

BANGKOK, 31 January 2014 (NNT) – The Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) has made known that the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has refused to enter into negotiations with the government. According to Special Investigation Department chief and CMPO secretary-general Tarit Pengdith, PDRC leader Suthep Thuangsuban has rejected government’s efforts to negotiate on […]Read More