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  • July 23, 2014

    10 state firms urged to submit rehab plans

    Kulit Sombatsiri, director-general of SEPO, said none of these 10 state enterprises had come up with their overhaul plans and the deadline was fast approaching on July 31. "To our understanding, some state enterprises may face problems due to a lack of directors. All state enterprises should have their directors [in...

  • July 22, 2014

    SRT may drop challenge to 2002 claim for compensation

    THE STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) is considering scrapping its appeal against a court order that it compensate a woman who was raped on its train in 2001. "We should withdraw the appeal and act on the court order," acting SRT governor Prasert Attanan said yesterday. He spoke after accepting a petition from the victim...

  • July 18, 2014

    V is for VINTAGE

    .... With so many terrific vintage objects on offer, your wallet will be keen to jump into the action, but consider each one in turn carefully. "Most of the time you buy a vintage item because of its story." The fourth edition of Made by Legacy is at Studio 61 in Sukhumvit Soi 61 tomorrow and Sunday with an...

  • July 17, 2014

    Lady carriage service to begin Aug 1

    The new service was approved by the SRT board of directors on Wednesday. The board also instructed acting SRT governor Prasert Attanan to install free Wi-Fi services for train passengers. In the initial phrase, the services will be available on express trains, inside sleeping carriages and at Bangkok...

  • July 17, 2014

    New SRT governor to be recruited in five months

    ... from the National Council for Peace and Order, the Transport Ministry, the Transport and Traffic Polices and Planning Office and the Office of the State Enterprise Policies Committee. The board also appointed Prasert Attanan, chief of the assets management division, as the acting governor of the SRT, replacing...

  • July 16, 2014

    In defence of great 'national art'

    We are the masters of staying put. We have perfected the art of refusing to quit even when everybody else wants us to. It has taken us a long time to get here, so if you think resigning to "show responsibility" is difficult, wake up. It's a lot harder to brave deafening calls for our heads and walk on. Those...

  • July 13, 2014

    Group demands death for rape-murder

    Salita Phongsawas, who set up a Facebook page to garner support for the push, said leniency or commutation for the confession of a sex offender should not be granted. She also believes people who actively assist in the carrying out of the crime, or those who did nothing to stop it, should face the...

  • July 12, 2014

    China 'understands, hopes to see a united Thailand'

    China hopes to see peace and unity restored in Thailand as soon as possible, so the Kingdom can go back to being a leader in the region. It has also said it will not intervene in Thailand's domestic affairs. Sihasak Puangketkeow, permanent secretary of the Foreign Ministry, said Beijing also wanted conflicting parties...

  • July 12, 2014

    Second man charged in train rape-murder

    ... is expected that forensic and DNA test results will be available in two days to determine whether Wanchai acted alone. After the interrogation of a 19-year-old train worker by Prachuap Khiri Khan police chief Maj-General Thanes Sunthornsuk, an informed source reported that the teenager confessed that...

  • July 12, 2014

    NCPO to work with interim government

    ... the National Council for Peace and Order, which will continue to exercise power in a counterbalancing manner under a temporary charter consisting of no more than 50 articles, the NCPO chief said yesterday. The government will perform the administrative role of running the country, while the NCPO will...