Wed, 19 Sep 2018 01:00
The cost of corruption: Bt100 billion
Studies by respected academic point to rampant graft and irregularities in country’s bureaucracy.
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 01:00
And you thought Thai bureaucracy was bad…
I just renewed my passport at the Bangkok US Consulate. Being naive I figured that since I had an appointment I would be in and out quickly. Only the civil service could mess up something so simple. First you go through security. I have been in maximum security prisons that are easier to get into.
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 01:00
SPECIAL REPORT: Forest rangers risk lives for a pittance
Park defenders deserve better pay and welfare benefits for policing country’s resources, say experts
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 01:00
Indonesia revokes 32 rules to boost investment climate
THE ENERGY and Mineral Resources Ministry has revoked 32 regulations, whether in the form of ministerial regulations or ministerial decrees, in a move that is expected to streamline bureaucracy and improve the country's investment climate.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:41
Singapore must be place where innovation can thrive, says Minister Ong
SINGAPORE - The main obstacles are entrenched processes and bureaucracy, Minister Ong Ye Kung said.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:00
Lack of accountability ‘could hinder graft fight’
WHILE THE junta government has widely promoted its anti-corruption measures, its lack of accountability to the public, as well as an “unmodernised” bureaucracy, could hinder efforts to stop graft, a forum heard yesterday.
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:00
Education minister puts focus on teacher training in overhaul of system
Teerakiat has been fierce critic of rigid bureaucracy and lack of strategy.
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:00
Foreigners buried beneath bureaucracy
In my 30 years in Thailand, two government agencies that have both been in the news recently, for all the wrong reasons, have grown beyond all normal reason and created obstacles to what should be quite simple formalities.
Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00
An idea from Latin America
The Thai government has allowed foreign universities and vocational academies to set up facilities in the Eastern Economic Corridor to teach and train Thais in areas where there are manpower shortages. The initiative, which would bypass the Education Ministry’s bureaucracy,
is a model which is already widely practised in Latin America.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:33
NLA wants to end patronage system in bureaucracy
Eradication of the patronage system should be a part of the national agenda and all civil servants should join forces, especially senior officers who must serve as role models for their organisations, National Legislative Assembly (NLA) member Admiral Saksit Cherdboonmuang suggested at the NLA meeting on Thursday.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 01:00
Army chiefs must set the anti-nepotism example
The admiral who chairs the National Legislative Assembly’s ad-hoc committee formed with the commendable aim of eliminating nepotism in the bureaucracy has commented that civil servants are under pressure to prioritise personal relationships over a merit-based system, and bow to political office-holders so as to maintain beneficial relationships. Yes, it’s these pesky politicians again!
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:10
Pope tells Vatican to put women, lay experts into top jobs
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Thursday told Vatican officials to start appointing women and lay people to top jobs in the Curia, the Holy See bureaucracy that he is seeking to shake-up.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:00
Thai reaction to Trump’s Asia policy: Cautiously confused
Initial reactions among Thai government, bureaucracy and business to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president range from an attitude of “wait and see”, to “no short-term impact”.
Sat, 11 Jun 2016 01:00
Businesses pin hopes on streamlined, speedy licensing
FOR MANY Indonesians and those with experience running a business in the country, there is a big chance they see a similar picture in their head when they hear the word bureaucracy: Long queues and red tape, which can take weeks
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:24
Govt to sort out bureaucracies in coming packages
JAKARTA - After opening up 35 industrial sectors to foreign investment, the government plans to work on a new package to better organize the nation’s bureaucracies, which have long been a serious problem in the country.