Month: January 2017


NACC discloses assets of Prayut Cabinet

The National Anti-Corruption Commission today revealed the assets and liabilities of the cabinet ministers of Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha taking office in December last year with PM’s Office Minister ML Panadda Diskul being the richest minister. According to the disclosure of the NACC, ML Panadda Diskul has 1.31 billion baht in assets with no […]Read More


Nakhon Phanom prepares to submit Wat Phra That Phanom as

NAKHON PHANOM, 31 January 2017 (NNT) – Nakhon Phanom province is preparing to renovate and promote Wat Phra That Phanom, before submitting it for review as a UNESCO world heritage site. At a meeting hosted by Nakhon Phanom University, Deputy Governor Paitoon Rakprathet claimed that Wat Phra That Phanom has both historical and religious significance. […]Read More


UK concerned about giving data on Rolls-Royce bribes: Prayut

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has expressed concern about providing official documents on Rolls-Royce bribery cases to Thai authorities due to differences in the two countries’ legal systems, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said. He added that both providers and recipients of bribes would be guilty under Thai law. Full story: The Nation NATION […]Read More


5,000 baht fine for riding motorcycles on sidewalks in urban

Riding or parking motorcycles or other vehicles on sidewalks during rush hours in urban areas will now face a fine of 5,000 baht. This is the latest instruction given to all Bangkok’s 50 district offices by Bangkok governor Pol Gen Asawin Kwanmuang in his attempt to stamp out illegal riding on footpaths that is threatening […]Read More


PM Prayut lauds Miss Thailand for her speech

BANGKOK, 31 January 2017 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha praised Chalita Suansanae or “Nong Namtan,” who represented Thailand at Miss Universe 2017 competition, for her admiration for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Gen Prayut showed his support to Nong Namtan, saying although she did not win the contest, she was able to demonstrate […]Read More


Prominent Myanmar Rights Lawyer Killed by Gunman at Yangon Airport

A prominent Muslim human rights lawyer and advisor to Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was shot dead on Sunday at Yangon airport, prompting the country’s president to issue an appeal for calm in the Buddhist-majority country and a call to remain watchful against agitation leading to religious disturbances. Ko Ni, a 63-year-old […]Read More


Turkey opens biggest trial over failed coup, tries 270 in

PanARMENIAN.Net – Turkey on Monday, January 30 opened the biggest trial yet over the failed July coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, trying 270 suspects including, in absentia, the alleged mastermind Fethullah Gulen, AFP reports. The suspects, 152 of whom are in pre-trial detention, include ex high-ranking military officials like former Aegean Army […]Read More