• 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.
    national
  • Wed, 28 Nov 2018 01:00
    Govt shifts reform and reconciliation to new agency as elections approach
    THE GOVERNMENT has used its special powers to put national reform and reconciliation mechanisms under a new state agency ahead of the general election due early next year.
    politics
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thailand to push for bigger Asean role in Rohingya crisis
    THAILAND IS ready to support a greater Asean role in resolving the Rakhine crisis, as the group prepared mechanisms to deal with the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who face repatriation amid grave concerns about their future.
    politics
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:15
    BIMSTEC aims institutional shape
    The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, which concluded in Kathmandu on Friday, will be remembered for laying the foundation for institutional mechanisms to accelerate the BIMSTEC process, something that had been lacking for two decades since the bloc's establishment.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
    UN helps Asean countries make business fairer
    GOVERNMENTS in the Asean region are being helped to establish a fairer business environment under a United Nations initiative.
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:47
    Panel chief upbeat following final public hearing on reform plan for natural resources management and environment
    Mechanisms to follow up the reform plan for natural resources management and the environment will be developed and put in place to ensure implementation and public participation, Dr Choochai Supawongse, chair of the natural resources and environment reform committee’s public-hearing panel, said.
    national
  • Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00
    Public sceptical of new charter: poll
    WHILE MOST people are aware of anti-corruption mechanisms promoted in the 2017 Constitution, they also view the charter as a tool used by the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to prolong its time in power, according to Suan Dusit Poll results released yesterday.
    politics
  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:55
    Environmental reform committee reforms include small tweaks and grand plans
    In a bid to mitigate increasingly intensified conflict over natural resources between the state and the people, new mechanisms for long-term overhauls of the natural resources and environmental management would be introduced as part of needed long-term natural resources and environmental reforms.
    politics
  • Fri, 06 Oct 2017 19:19
    Justice reform will also include military justice: reform committee
    A justice reform committee said on Friday that justice processes and mechanisms concerning the military regime would also be subject to the new reform effort.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 30 Sep 2017 01:00
    Court overhaul bill gets nod in first NLA reading
    THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) has endorsed in principle in its first reading an organic bill on the Constitutional Court’s legal procedures that would empower it with better “working mechanisms”.
    politics
  • Fri, 08 Sep 2017 01:00
    Asean must balance between US and North Korea: academics
    Although Asean is in an “awkward” situation between the US and North Korea in dealing with the latter’s weapon development, it is still wise for Thailand to utilise Asean mechanisms to express its stance regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, a panel heard yesterday.
    politics
  • Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:23
    NLA endorses UN initiative to prevent forced disappearances
    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday resolved to endorse the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED), which seeks to strengthen mechanisms to protect human rights.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:00
    BOT moves to tackle high household debt 
    THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) is conducting mechanisms in several dimensions that are similar to the macroprudential regulation in a bid to deleverage high debt in certain segments while also seriously discussing with financial providers the issue of high household debt.
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:00
    Charter ‘reduces people’s power’
    THE new charter draft proposes mechanisms with a tendency to deprive people of their power, such as voting on a non-elected prime minister and selection of non-elected senators, the Network of Academics for Civil Rights has said.
    national
  • Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:00
    The people, not just politicians, will feel impact of charter as written, experts say
    AS THE COMPLEX mechanisms in the draft constitution for curbing corruption and crises have been revealed, some critics predict that the impacts of these measures will be felt profoundly not only by political structures and politicians, but also by the peo
    national
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