• 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. 
    national
  • Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:00
    Three ‘influential’ companies still in charge as ALRO land redistribution stalled
    A DISPUTED orange orchard in Chiang Mai was in the process of being set up as an agricultural cooperative to manage the produce, Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) officials said yesterday, after land-rights NGOs found that the orchard was still being operated by its former owners.
    national
  • Sun, 08 Oct 2017 01:00
    Mixed outcomes as state farmland is given over to energy projects
    DESPITE some good outcomes from renewable-energy investment on Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) land, mining and oil drilling at ALRO sites is still depriving poor farmers of land, academics said.
    national
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:00
    Japan police model cited
    Reform of thai force is focus of seminar
    national
  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:10
    Seven female activists sued after leading protest against Loei gold-mining plan
    Seven female activists from Loei province are being sued for allegedly violating the Public Assembly Act, after they led local residents in demonstrating against a Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO) meeting held to authorise the use of national preserved-forest land and Agricultural Land Reform Office land for gold mining.
    national
  • Sun, 09 Jul 2017 01:00
    Reform of police ‘must take inputs from public’
    A CIVIC GROUP has called for opinions of the public and junior police officers to be taken into consideration in the ongoing reform of the police force.
    national
  • Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:00
    Junta allows other use of ALRO land
    DESPITE strong public criticism, the ruling junta has issued a new order to relax the usage of some 4,000 rai of agricultural reform land for “public benefit purposes” and particularly allow three main business activities – oil fields, wind farms and mining.
    national
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00
    Cabinet endorses Article 44 for energy projects
    THE CABINET yesterday endorsed a plan to exercise special power under Article 44 of the provisional charter to allow the farmland managed by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) to be used for mining and the generation of energy, Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd said.
    politics
  • Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:06
    Junta, Cabinet ‘want a solution’ to allow wider use of ALRO land
    The junta and Cabinet will discuss a solution to allow petroleum exploration, renewable energy and mining on Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) land.
    national
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:00
    NGOs oppose plan to use A44 to allow ALRO land for energy
    CIVIC-SOCIETY GROUPS are opposing government efforts to employ the special power of Article 44 of the provisional charter to allow petroleum exploitation in areas managed by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) on the grounds that the land was originally allocated to benefit landless people, not big corporations.
    politics
  • Sun, 21 May 2017 14:43
    Reform of Thai police force on NRSA agenda
    The National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) will reconvene on Monday and Tuesday to debate four topics, including reform of the Thai police force. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 15 May 2017 16:39
    Land seized from encroachers to be distributed to farmers
    THE AGRICULTURAL Land Reform Office (ALRO) is preparing to hand out plots to landless farmers after seizing them from encroachers.
    national
  • Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:40
    Trump eyes reform of H-1B visas for skilled workers
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wants to retool the fabled H-1B visas for skilled workers sought by Silicon Valley heavyweights, a White House official said Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:16
    Kamnans, village heads call on scrapping of proposed reform of their posts
    Representatives of tambon chiefs and village heads petitioned National Reform Steering Assembly chairman Tinnapan Nakata on Monday, urging him to withdraw the proposal for chief and village head to be elected by the public and serve shorter terms as part of the reform push.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:19
    Stalled wind farm projects set to get licences following ruling 
    The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will soon issue wind farm licences to 11 companies after the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) this week ruled that 17 wind farm projects located on Sor Por Kor government land in the Northeast were legal, would benefit local farmers and could continue as planned.
    national
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