Month: April 2014


Thaicom 8 satellite set for 2016 launch

NONTHABURI, April 30 -Thaicom Public Company Limited, Thailand’s satellite operator, announced on Tuesday that its planned Thaicom 8 satellite will be launched in the first half of 2016. Suphajee Suthumpun, Executive Committee chairman and CEO, said in a corporate website statement that Thaicom has been preparing groundwork for Thaicom 8, including the satellite’s investment plan, […]Read More


Election Commission and Government agree on election date of July

BANGKOK, 30 April 2014 (NNT) – The Election Commission (EC) has reached a consensus with the government to organize the general election on July 20 while police are gearing up for the duty of protecting polling stations. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today led relevant ministers and permanent secretaries as well as Deputy National Police Chief […]Read More


PM Yingluck Shinawatra deeply concerned over state of nation due

BANGKOK, 30 April 2014 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra expressed her concerns about the nation’s deepening economic woes and the government’s delayed response to correct a number of social and environmental problems due to the political impasse. Ms. Yingluck posted on her Facebook page after a ministerial meeting, saying that the delay in organizing […]Read More


PCAD Relocates Due To Dwindling Numbers: Surapong

BANGKOK — Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has downplayed what anti-government protesters are calling their “last fight,” insisting that their new move is only a response to waning numbers. Media reports in the past few days suggest that the People’s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD) may leave their […]Read More


NACC indicts 36 senators over Constitution amendment

BANGKOK, April 30 – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has indicted 36 senators for misconduct in attempting to amend the constitution to make the Senate a fully elected body. NACC spokesman Sansern Poljiak said the anti-graft commissioners agreed to indict 36 former elected senators, out of 50, and would forward the indictments to the Senate […]Read More


Thai police seize 5 tons of marijuana in Pathum Thani

BANGKOK, 30 April 2014 (NNT) – Thai police have seized 5,000 kilograms of marijuana, worth up to 500 million baht. Pathum Thani police raided a warehouse in Lam Luk Ka District where they found approximately 5 tons of weed that were waiting to be smuggled out to Netherlands. The owner of the warehouse, identified as […]Read More