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September 2, 2015 9:07 pm

Myanmar to welcome unlimited number of int'l observers

Tin Aye, chairman of UEC, said at a press conference that UEC welcomed all international observers to ensure it is conducting a free and fair election. "We do not have any limit on the..

September 2, 2015 6:13 pm

Four measures for Commerce Ministry

After a meeting with the Commerce Ministry, the Board of Trade of Thailand and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, and the Federation of Thai Industries, Somkid instructed the ministry to proceed with..

September 2, 2015 6:00 pm

Cabinet okays project to put Bangkok power lines under..

The project, which will use a Bt143 budget from the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, is meant to make the capital city a beautiful tourist destination, deputy government spokesman Maj-General..

September 2, 2015 5:47 pm

Warrants issued for eight suspects so far in shrine bombing

The first warrant was issued on August 19 for the yellow-shirted foreigner, who had been seen on closed-circuit TV cameras placing the bomb at the Erawan Shrine. The charges were of..

September 2, 2015 5:31 pm

Prem advises against populist policies

"Populism stops people from thinking. They simply start waiting for benefits," Prem said in a speech at the 60th anniversary celebration of the National Institute of Development Administration..

September 2, 2015 5:19 pm

Indonesian leader pledges `massive deregulation' to..

An economic slowdown and a slumping rupiah has sparked fears of a repeat of the 1997-98 financial crisis which crippled Indonesia’s economy. "Our economy is in a much better shape compared to..

September 2, 2015 5:05 pm

Court rejects plea for emergency trial in Billy's case

The court reasoned that evidence proving that Billy is being detained was insufficient. Billy's wife Pinnapa Prueksaphan filed this petition, but two previous courts also dismissed her request for..

September 2, 2015 4:49 pm

Police nab gunman in late tycoon's murder

A police source said Wednesday that Panupong Rassana, 32, confessed that he was hired to kill Somyot, 62, by a man to whom the late tycoon owed "a lot of money". Panupong reportedly said that he..

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September 2, 2015 4:24 pm

Malaysia PM urged to come clean on scandal at anti-graft..

Najib has been under increasing pressure since The Wall Street Journal revealed in early July that Malaysian investigators had found nearly $700 million in mysterious deposits into his personal..

September 2, 2015 4:18 pm

World on track for warming 'far above' 2C target: study

Instead of the UN-targeted ceiling of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of average warming over pre-Industrial Revolution levels, the world was on track for 2.9-3.1 C by 2100, according..

September 2, 2015 3:35 pm

Political parties can hold conferences to announce stand on..

He was commenting on statement of red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan who said he wanted to hold a press conference to announce his opposition to the draft charter. Jatuporn made the statement after..

September 2, 2015 2:59 pm

Millions of Myanmar citizens abroad miss chance to vote

Only about 18,000 of the 2,021,910 people registered as living abroad in the November 2014 census had sent their applications in before the deadline, said Tin Aye, chairman of the Union Election..