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  • August 23, 2014

    TDRI details apparent costs of rice pledging programme, including Bt111 billion in corruption

    ... that independent reports be carried out on the impact of the rice-pledging policy, affected farmers should get help while an improved version of the Abhisit Vejjajiva government's price-support programme should be adopted, and the government should improve its database and compensation-payment management. Last...

  • August 23, 2014

    Kenney gets dousing before ban

    ... has spread around the globe, particularly to Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and New Zealand. In Thailand, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from Krungsri Consumer. The former prime minister poured iced water onto himself at the Thai Red Cross Society at...

  • August 22, 2014

    Abhisits accepts Ice Bucket challenge

    Abhisit will pour iced water onto himself at the Thai Red Cross Society at 2 pm Friday and Krungsri Consumer will return donate Bt500,000 to the Thai Red Cross Society. Abhisit said he would challenge three former Democrat MPs after he completes the challenge. The three will be Thepthai Senpong, Sirichoke Sopha...

  • August 21, 2014

    Thai tour guides accuse Chinese of stealing clients

    Manop Saejie, president of a tour guide association in Chiang Mai said he and his friends are licensed tour guides. However, in recent weeks groups of Chinese staying in Thailand and Chinese students were illegally working as guides in the province, he said. The Chinese had stolen their customers...

  • August 20, 2014

    Budget panel tells officials to be prudent

    ... attended the first budget-scrutiny meeting. The media were not allowed in and the meeting was not broadcast. Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva expressed concern that the fiscal 2015 budget might not help stimulate the economy because up to Bt100 billion would be spent to pay debts incurred from the populist...

  • August 18, 2014

    Junta has started well, but next phase tougher: Abhisit

    ... [at the NCPO]," he said. In the meantime, the NCPO's continuing political control might result in adding to discontent in people's minds, Abhisit said. "I wonder why the NCPO has opted to appoint government officials to take care of local administration instead of allowing the elections. They will...

  • August 18, 2014

    GTH power-stroking to success with thriller "The Swimmers"

    ... is to convey a message and get folks mulling it over. ---------------------------------------------------------- You remember Abhisit Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is feeling "free" these days, having last Thursday finally shaken loose of the sling that was securing the collarbone he broke...

  • August 9, 2014

    True connectivity will help Asean move forward, develop further, Abhisit says

    ... too slowly, and though there is no proof, this simplistic criticism overlooks the challenges that the region is required to overcome," he said. Abhisit was speaking at the "Moving Forward in Building the Asean Community" seminar held by Chulalongkorn University yesterday. In his address, the former...

  • August 7, 2014

    Grand homage to the Queen

    Gems of Thai arts and crafts made under patronage of Her Majesty the Queen will be on view at an event called "Hatta Silpa Mae Neramit Muang" ("The Queen Mother's Arts and Crafts Create the Land") at Suan Amporn and in front of Dusit Palace from Saturday through Tuesday. The Culture Ministry has...

  • August 3, 2014

    Over 100 NLA members join NLA Line group

    She said some NLA members said they had yet to check whether their smartphone can use the Line app. The Nation