Thailand English-language News For April 20, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 20, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • The State Enterprise Policy Committee (SEPC) intends to submit a draft law on the overhauling of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) by the end of this month. At its latest meeting the committee agreed in principle for TOT Public Company Limited, and CAT Telecom Public Company […]

Thailand English-language News For April 14, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 14, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • The Bureau of the Royal Household has affirmed that the Grand Palace will remain open during the 2017 Songkran holiday period to enable those wishing to pay their respects to the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October 13 after a […]

Thailand English-language News For April 13, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 13, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday that the drafting of ten organic laws will be completed on time and planning for a Thailand general election should start early in 2018. • The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has put on […]

Thailand English-language News For April 11, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 11, 2017, Newsline presenter Dhra Dhirakaosal tells us about: • Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Article 44 of the 2014 Interim Thailand Constitution was needed to fill vacancies arising in the State Audit Commission (SAC) in September, and from the departure of five Constitutional Court judges making the quorum incomplete and […]

Thailand English-language News For April 10, 2017

In Thailand English-language News for April 10, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: • Thailand government spokesperson, Lieutenant General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, has confirmed that Article 44 of the 2014 Interim Constitution, the so-called omnipotent clause, can still be used to streamline the government’s work and allow authorities to work unhindered, despite last week’s signing of the 2017 […]

Thailand English-language News For March 20, 2017

In the March 20, 2017 edition of Newsline, presenter Cholaphansa Narula  tells us about: • Acknowledging a World Bank report, Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha said that while Thailand has tremendous potential for economic growth, since 2005 Thailand GDP growth had only averaged 3.3 per cent per year. Attributing the low growth to diminishing competitiveness, […]