Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
Asean ministers fail to reach consensus on Indo Pacific Strategy
Asean foreign ministers failed to reach a consensus on a common approach to the Indo Pacific Strategy on Friday and commissioned senior officials to revise the Indonesia-drafted proposal.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:46
Driving slowly in high-speed lane to soon become a punishable offence
MOTORISTS driving at low speed in right-hand lanes will soon be subjected to fines, thanks to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), giving a nod in principle to a draft law amending the Land Traffic Act yesterday.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:00
First ever LGBT+ ‘family meeting’ called as partner bill debated
As a draft bill that would legalise same-sex civil partnerships is being considered by the National Legislative Assembly, a “family meeting” is being held by the activist group Love United Thailand on January 19.
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 01:00
NBTC board gives the nod to auction rules for 700MHz
THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board yesterday approved in principle the draft rules for recall of the 700MHz band for auctioning.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 01:00
Regulations being drafted for growing medical marijuana
THE FOOD and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing draft regulations to support the upcoming launch of medical-marijuana farming.
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:00
Draft lottery-ticket bill makes it to NLA despite worries
THE CONTROVERSIAL bill on government lottery tickets has made it to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 01:00
700MHz auction up for debate
THE NATIONAL Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board will hold an extraordinary meeting on January 15 to discuss the draft rule for auctioning the 700MHz band.
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 01:00
Ex-CDC spokesman clarifies 150-day window to hold poll
A FORMER spokesman of the now-defunct Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC), Chartchai na Chiangmai, yesterday confirmed that the 150-day period prescribed by the charter on holding the election only covers the casting of ballots, not the announcement of election results.
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:00
Heightened push for free-trade agreements
THAILAND has set an ambitious goal to finish drafting four free-trade agreements (FTAs) in 2019, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) mega multilateral FTA and three bilateral FTAs with Turkey, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:24
Draft election royal decree 'submitted for royal command'
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said he believes that the draft royal decree announcing the election has been submitted for royal command.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:14
Bill to allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators moves forward
The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has taken the first step to pass the draft amended Arbitration Act which allows foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:14
Nations still worlds apart at crunch UN climate summit
Nations at UN climate talks were haggling Friday over the world's plan to avert disaster as they picked through a draft text presented by host Poland that exposed several sources of disagreement.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:00
Thailand steps away from coal
Natural gas gets a bigger role in the draft 2018 Power Development Plan, but it remains to be seen which fuel is better for producing electricity
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 02:00
Thai businesses abroad need better control
THAILAND’S draft National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP) needs to have stronger mechanisms to oversee the operations of Thai investors overseas and ensure human rights protection in all aspects.
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00
Asean urged to stay strong while drafting code of conduct
ASEAN is being urged to make no concessions to China, especially over the contentious issue of the South China Sea, as the grouping pushes ahead with negotiations on a Code of Conduct (COC) to bind the parties.