• Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:11
    NLA chief doesn’t believe voting to pick EC president will stir up conflict at agency 
    National Legislative Assembly (NLA) President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Monday said he believed voting to decide the new Election Commission (EC) president would not stir up conflict in the agency, after former commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn had warned on Sunday about the likelihood of outside lobbying.
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  • Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:44
    NLA channels Bt12.7m into junta schemes
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday voted unanimously to reallocate the national budget of nearly Bt13 billion from government agencies to the common funds for the junta-initiated grand schemes, the 20-year national strategy and the Pracharat policy.
  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:52
    NLA sets aside Bt12.7bn emergency fund
    The National Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a bill to transfer Bt12.73 billion from the fiscal 2018 budget to emergency funds for the poor and development projects under the 20-year national strategy.
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  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:00
    Wage rise for judges gets first nod
    THE National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday overwhelmingly approved in principle a government motion seeking salary increases for judges, public prosecutors and members of independent organisations. The NLA’s first reading voted to pass amendments to five laws regulating personnel of the relevant agencies, as proposed by the Cabinet.
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  • Tue, 10 Jul 2018 19:46
    Cabinet gives green light for tax on property  owners benefiting from infrastructure projects
    The Cabinet on Tuesday agreed with the Finance Ministry’s proposal in a draft bill to collect a windfall tax from property owners benefiting from expressway, mass transit, high-speed rail, airport and other infrastructure projects. 
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  • Tue, 10 Jul 2018 01:00
    Devil is in the details of 20-year national strategy
    With the National Legislative Assembly’s unanimous vote to approve the National Strategy, the new law will have binding effect and impose penalties for non-compliance on future governments for the next 20 years.
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  • Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:53
    National strategy wins NLA backing
    The National Strategy that would be the master plan for government policies in the next 20 years passed the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday unanimously.
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  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:00
    Long wait for the property tax bill
    There’s a good reason legislation mooted in 2014 is still stalled at the National Legislative Assembly
  • Sun, 17 Jun 2018 01:00
    Poll finds Thais estranged from National Strategy
    MORE THAN half of the Thai people remain in the dark about the national strategy that is expected to soon pass the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and to be influential in setting the country’s direction for the next 20 years, a survey released yesterday has found.
  • Sun, 17 Jun 2018 01:00
    Reform of drug laws begins as bill passes first reading
    NEW narcotics laws to decriminalise drug users and legalise the controlled use of kratom and marijuana passed first reading at the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday. 
  • Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00
    Committee set up to study National Strategy after vote is delayed
    AFTER THE CABINET presented the highly controversial 20-year National Strategy to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday, the assembly rescheduled the date to vote on the strategy and set up a committee to study it.
  • Sat, 09 Jun 2018 01:00
    NLA apologises after lawmakers caught napping
    Two legislators caught nodding off during a serious discussion involving the Bt3-trillion national budget were actually hardworking lawmakers who fell asleep because of their poor health, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vice president Peerasak Phochit said yesterday.
  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 01:00
    NLA to put 2019 budget under the scanner
    THE National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will today deliberate the junta government’s fifth annual budget proposal, which earmarks total spending of Bt3 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year that begins on October 1.
  • Thu, 07 Jun 2018 01:00
    Marketing begins for junta’s 20-year national strategy
    THE junta’s controversial 20-year national strategy is all but ready for the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to debate and the government will give priority to implementing projects that raise people’s incomes, Kobsak Pootrakool, the Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, said yesterday.
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00
    Equipment to be scaled back for new Parliament
    THE secretary-general of the House of Representatives, Sorasak Pienvej, has backtracked and agreed to review the controversial budget for the construction of new Parliament buildings and especially its information technology system.
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