Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
New expat tax regime kicks in at month’s end
FOR MANY years now, the Thai government has offered tax incentives to companies (for up to 15 accounting periods) under the “pre-existing regimes” (See box).
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:40
Thailand ready to face sea-home builder in court
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Saturday that the Thai government has the right to demolish a floating sea home off Phuket seashore and welcomed the threat of a lawsuit by its builder, Ocean Builders.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
Navy embarks on yet another fiasco
The Thai government has deemed Andrew Elwartowski a threat to Thai society, Thai citizens and national security under Article 12 of the Immigration law because he has anchored a tiny floating structure in international waters off Phuket. He could face the death penalty as a result.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
Delayed telco payments will help AIS, DTAC: Fitch Ratings
The Thai government’s approval for delaying telcos’ payments for the 900MHz spectrum will ease the immediate cash flow pressure on Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS; BBB+/AA+(tha)/Stable) and Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC; BBB/AA(tha)/Stable) to allow them to participate in the upcoming 700MHz spectrum allocation, says Fitch Ratings.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:47
Nestlé launches ‘Active Thailand’ campaign
Nestlé, a food and beverage company, led by Victor Seah, (left), CEO of Nestlé Indochina, together with Nestlé Thai Ltd. executives Somrudee Boonhaijaroen (centre), marketing director; and Pattanai Luangtrakul (right), PR manager, at the launch of the Nestlé “Active Thailand” 2019 campaign, which reinforces the chocolate makers’ commitment to supporting the Thai government’s health agenda.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
No quick gains seen from chairing Asean
WHILE THE Thai government has a list of up to 12 economic deliverables as it chairs Asean this year, business leaders are not sure its work this year will benefit the private sector in the near future.
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:59
Insurgents angry with attitude of delegation chief, want him replaced
Mara Patani, an umbrella organisation of insurgent groups in the deep South, has announced its decision to suspend peace talks with the Thai government and called for the replacement of the Thai delegation head General Udomchai Thammasarorat with someone “more credible”.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 01:00
In the South, a new point man, same policy
Abdul Rahim Noor’s negotiations are doomed if the Thai government doesn’t bend on autonomy
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:13
Historic pots returned from US
An American donor has returned her private collection of 12 prehistoric Ban Chiang pottery pieces to the Thai government, according to Deputy Director of Fine Art Department Prateep Phengtako.
Sun, 02 Sep 2018 17:24
Huge turnout expected for event celebrating success of cave rescue
The Thai government is expecting 8,000 people to attend a reception on September 6 to thank all those involved in the rescue operations of 12 Wild Boar soccer players and their football coach assistant from the flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:59
UN agency welcomes citizenship for four ‘Mu Pa’ rescued from cave
The UN refugee agency on Thursday welcomed the move by the Thai government to grant citizenship to three boys and their football coach, who were recently rescued from a cave in Chiang Rai in an extraordinary operation led by Thai authorities.
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 01:00
‘Yingluck did not flee UK; Dubai flight was pre-planned’
FORMER PRIME minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s flight from London to Dubai on Wednesday had nothing to do with the Thai government’s extradition request to the United Kingdom, a Pheu Thai Party source said yesterday.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 20:08
American collector returns prehistoric pottery pieces
American collector Katherine Ayers-Mannix has returned her private collection of 12 prehistoric Baan Chiang pottery pieces to the Thai government, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat told a press conference on Thursday at Bangkok’s King Vajiravudh Memorial Hall.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:00
The Thai heroes who aren’t
Now that the world knows that two of the Mu Pa boys, plus their coach, are stateless, it will be watching to see how swiftly the Thai government moves to grant them Thai citizenship. In today’s fractious world, nobody should be stateless; everybody should enjoy the protection of a government.
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:43
About 1,000 migrants sent home from Thailand
About 1,000 Cambodians allegedly working illegally in Thailand were arrested and deported after the Thai government declared an end to a grace period for labourers, a member of the official receiving committee at the border in Poipet said Monday.