Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:00
Progress along the winding road of customs reform
AUDITS by Thai Customs have long been a source of dread for importers. They were typically drawn-out affairs, usually with the threat of a very large assessment at the end of the process. Every point would be argued long and hard, with previously agreed issues resurrected to push towards a settlement.
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 01:00
Seven reasons why Prayut should not be new PM
Junta chief has failed in his mission of reform and reconciliation and is already treating Parliament with contempt
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 15:00
Masked group targets US embassy with arson attack during protests
Masked protesters set fire to the gate of the US embassy in Honduras on Friday during massive demonstrations against public sector reforms in the country.
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 01:00
REPORT: Why Article 44 rode to DIGITAL TV’S RESCUE
PANEL EXAMINES SUSPICIONS OVER BROADCASTERS’ BAILOUT, BEMOANS SETBACK FOR MEDIA FREEDOM
Thu, 30 May 2019 08:51
FREEDOM behind BARS
Incarcerated on charges of lese majeste, young activist and artist Prontip “Kolf” Mankong became part of the community and is now a vocal champion of prison reform
Mon, 27 May 2019 01:00
Ideas in place to reverse decline in Thai education
THE decades-long downward trend in the quality of Thai education can be reversed if key proposals set out over the past two years are embraced, members of the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER) believe.
Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00
World Bank team vows to support Thai business sector
The World Bank will support Thailand’s business sector since the government has conducted bureaucratic reforms to facilitate businesses.
Wed, 15 May 2019 01:00
Education Ministry efficiency ‘hurt by its size’
Reform Committee calls for decentralisation, reduction in ministry staff to meet country’s education goals
Mon, 13 May 2019 01:00
Revenues from TRAIN exceed 2018 target
ADDITIONAL revenues from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act exceeded the government’s target by 8.1 per cent in 2018 even as the law also allowed taxpayers to take home more money with their lower personal income tax rates.
Thu, 09 May 2019 01:00
Govt backtracks on education law
Executive decree on reform abandoned as ministers, NLA members quit to join senate
Fri, 03 May 2019 01:00
Education reform group opposes merging small schools
THE INDEPENDENT Committee for Education Reform (ICER) disagrees with the World Bank’s suggestion that Thailand merge its small schools to boost the quality of education.
Wed, 01 May 2019 01:00
Draft decree pushes reforms in education
Major changes coming into effect soon
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 01:00
Early rote-learning disables children for life
On becoming education minister in 2016, Teerakiat Jareonsettasin launched a mission impossible: reversing the top-down management of an education system that was failing badly. The stakes could not be higher – education reform presents the only hand to play if the Kingdom is to escape the middle-income trap and join the developed world.
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:00
Oil smuggling rises since tax reform law
THE FEDERATION of Philippine Industries claimed that the country’s revenue losses due to oil smuggling have increased by about 30 per cent since higher excise taxes were slapped on the product.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
China’s accountability system offers unique alternative to Western democracy
China has made unprecedented contributions to global economic growth and green innovation in recent decades, lifting close to 800 million people out of poverty since it launched reform and opening-up four decades ago. China – and the world – owes this success to the Chinese authorities’ experimental approach to policymaking, characterised by trial and error and constant adaptation.