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  • December 12, 2011

    Why did Kittiratt back 15 rowth forecast in the first place

    I am not surprised Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said he did not tell lies about this year's export projections. But I am surprised that despite disagreeing with the projections of government officials, he did not speak out for fear that it would lead to other problems and would cause them to become discouraged. I wonder what other problems it would lead to. As the chief of the...

    Opinion
  • April 7, 2014

    Pressured but unmoved

    ... decree had been passed by Cabinet it would not have been right, Prasarn said. He revealed that "At that day in this [guest living] room, the Commerce Minister [now caretaker Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong] talked with me in a face-to-face meeting, asking me to trust the Cabinet, which was perhaps seen by some as 'dishonest'. "I said to [Kittiratt] that with respect to a Cabinet he believed to be honest, that...

    Politics
  • February 18, 2014

    Joint move to boost halal supply chain

    ... and the increase in Thai firms participating in Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS)," said Niqman Rafaee M Sahar, trade commissioner and counsellor of Matrade. Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has discussed with Jamil Bidin, CEO of Malaysia's Halal Industry Development Corporation, since last year on the setting up of a committee to develop Thai halal food to be supplied to Muslim consumers abroad...

    Business
  • February 18, 2014

    Bankers' group calls for clarity

    Deputy PM Kittiratt Na-Ranong told Channel 3 that GSB's liquidity remained stable despite the withdrawals. He insisted that inter-bank lending - such as the GSB's loan to the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) to cover rice payments - was normal. However, Twatchai Yongkittikul, secretary-general of the Thai Bankers Association, expressed concern over the volume of customer withdrawals, describing...

    Politics
  • February 18, 2014

    Crisis of confidence

    ... Ministry and other sites to the Office of the Permanent Secretary for Defence in Muang Thong Thani, demanding a meeting with caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong met the farmers several hours later instead of Yingluck, who failed to show up. However, he was greeted by nothing but boos and angry farmers threw objects and yelled at him as the minister, guarded by military...

    Politics
  • February 17, 2014

    Explanation needed to tackle withdrawals: TBA

    Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong told the Channel 3 evening news programme that GSBโ s liquidity remained stable despite the massive withdrawals. He insisted that the interbank lending is a normal transaction. Twatchai Yongkittikul, secretary general of the Thai Bankers Association, expressed concerns on the massive withdrawals. Urging the government to clarify this issue, he attributed that...

    Business
  • February 14, 2014

    Farmers call time on Yingluck's rice farce

    ... of the rice subsidy programme. The manager of this rice-pledging scheme was former Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyabhirom, who was succeeded by Niwatthamrong Boonsonghaisal. As Finance Minister, Kittiratt Na Ranong was the one who garnered the tax for this subsidy. And now how would you judge the performance of these high-flying Cabinet members who, together, blew Bt500 billion in two crop seasons If the...

    Opinion
  • February 12, 2014

    Kiatisak to coach senior side without signing formal deal

    ... now decided to take up the job. The 40-year-old, who succeeded fellow former national player Surachai Jaturapattarapong, said he took the reins on the assurances of caretaker Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, who as the team's manager promised to seal the deal later. "I talked with Kittiratt and he gave his word that he would handle the matter about my contract for sure. I'm ready to start my job now. My first game...

    Sports
  • February 12, 2014

    Farmers to sue govt for rice money

    ... last September under the rice-mortgage scheme. "But, we don't expect farmers will end their protests, even though they should be quite pleased," Thanusak said. Caretaker Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong insisted before the Cabinet meeting that all farmers would be paid every baht they were owed. The government is trying to secure funds to pay the farmers, but it might take a little more time. Many banks...

    Politics
  • February 8, 2014

    'We will find the money'

    ...'s permanent secretary Rangsan Sriworasart said yesterday that there were many lawful ways to secure funds for the scheme. However, he declined to provide examples. "The Finance Minister [Kittiratt Na-Ranong] is trying to do so [find funding] quickly," he said. "But we can't reveal what channel it should be. Otherwise, the anti-government protesters will block what we do." Rangsan said the Commerce Ministry...

    Politics