• Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:00
    Big chunk of medical budget spent on migrants
    THE Public Health Ministry has spent nearly 50 per cent of its Bt2.255 billion budget in providing medical treatments to foreign migrants in 31 border provinces across the country from January to June, according to Health Promotion Centre Region 5 inspector-general Dr Pisit Sriprasert.
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:46
    IMF greenlights three-year $50 bn Argentina aid program
    The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday formally approved a $50 billion aid package intended to help Argentina confront inflation, budget deficits and a weakening currency.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:57
    Heads rolling over poor-quality school lunches
    The directors of 12 schools are to be transferred after an initial investigation determined that their students were being served low-quality lunches or that the schools’ lunch-budget management lacked transparency.
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00
    RTB gears up for 30% sales boost
    RTB Technology expects to achieve a 30 per cent boost in revenue to more than Bt400 million by the end of this year, aided by a Bt40 million budget for marketing.
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00
    Call for increase in budgets to provide nutritious lunches
    SCHOOL DIRECTORS and teachers are calling for an increase in the Bt20-per-head school lunch budget after two schools were exposed for serving meals of plain rice noodle and fish sauce, and bowls of rice minus any meat.
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:00
    New office to aid budget planning
    An Integration office will be established to narrow the gap between planned and actual expenditure in government budgets, said Kobsak Pootrakul, the Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:00
    Surat Thani school boss dismissed
    Somchao Sithichen, accused of lunch-budget graft in his role as director of Ban Tha Mai School in Surat Thani’s Tha Chana district, has been temporarily dismissed from service pending a disciplinary probe and a criminal investigation, Surat Thani governor Wichawut Jinto confirmed on Wednesday.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    The Cabinet yesterday approved a Bt40-billion budget to set up a biotech hub in Nakhon Sawan province and the construction of a new rail route from Tak to Nakhon Phanom.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    SF budgets Bt700m for new cinemas, IT upgrade 
    SF CORPORATION Plc yesterday said it will invest Bt700 million this year to open six cinema complexes and upgrade the company’s IT system.
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:00
    Govt spending comes in at slower pace for first 8 months
      GOVERNMENT spending in the first eight months of the fiscal year came to only 64.4 per cent of the total investment budget of Bt2.9 trillion.
  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
    Lack of accountability is the problem
    Thanks for your great editorial on June 10.  National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha recently defended the government’s huge budget request by claiming that “corruption is not about the system. It all depends on the people.”
    your say
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:17
    KRC expects Thai ad spending of around Bt8 billion during World Cup
    Kasikorn Research Centre (KRC) estimates the combined Thai advertising budget for the upcoming, month-long FIFA World Cup 2018 tournament to be worth Bt7.98 billion, some 9 per cent higher than in the same period last year.
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:41
    Graft-accused former school director takes another five days off after transfer
    Somchao Sithichen, accused of lunch-budget graft in his former role as director of Ban Tha Mai School in Surat Thani’s Tha Chana district, has taken another five days off from his new workplace at the Surat Thani Primary Education Service Area Office 2 in Phun Phin district.
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 06:00
    Food budget for prisons runs out mid-year
    EACH DAY, every inmate of a Thai prison is expected to survive on Bt49 worth of food and cooking gas.
  • Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:50
    Temples insist NBO money was for India trip, not graft
    Three temples in Phichit province, that are among the 30 northern and central temples accused of involvement in embezzling from the National Buddhism Office (NBO) budget meant for temple development, are insisting on their innocence.
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