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25 Lawsuits filed against Consumer Rights Violators

BANGKOK, Mar 17 (NNT) - The Consumer Protection Committee has decided to file lawsuits against service providers and real estate companies that are violating consumer rights.

Thailand PM travels to Australia for ASEAN-Australia Summit

BANGKOK, Mar 16 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today traveled to Australia to attend the ASEAN-Australia Summit, promoting ties between the regional bloc and the Australian nation.

Central Bank introduces New King Rama X Banknotes

BANGKOK, March 8 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand has announced official new banknotes, featuring the image of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. They will start circulating from April 6th this year.

Government to speed up Efforts to introduce SMEs 4.0

BANGKOK, Mar 8 (NNT) - The government is strengthening its support of the new generation of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Amendment to Securities and Exchange Act to upgrade Capital Market: SEC

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (NNT) - Amendment to the Securities and Exchange Act will upgrade Thailand's capital market on par with international standards, said Assistant Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Secretary-General Sakkarin Ruamrangsri.

Cabinet approves Five-Consecutive Public Holidays during Songkran

BANGKOK, Feb 27 (NNT) - The Cabinet has declared 12th April 2018 a public holiday to create a five-day break during the Songkran festival this year.

Government Agencies waive Park Entry Fees for Environmental Protection Volunteers

BANGKOK, Feb 27 (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is waiving entry fees for volunteers of the Natural Resources and Village Environment Protection Group, supporting their work and promoting field experience.

Thammasat University holds Seminar on Fake News

BANGKOK, Feb 26 (NNT) - Thammasat University has held an academic seminar on the issue of so-called Fake News and the moral commitment of the media.

NLA approves 14 Administrative Court judges

BANGKOK, 23 February 2018 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the proposed nominees for 14 Administrative Court judges.

Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

PRD proposes TV Shows to publicize Labor Ministry policy

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - Acting Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has met with Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew to discuss plans to publicize the ministry's policies.

Alien Workers continue to register with Government

SAMUT SONGKHROM, Feb 6 (NNT) - Foreign workers have been registering with the labor one stop service in every province before the registration’s deadline on 31st March this year.

Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) Thailand signs MoU with Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) of Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Feb 2 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand has signed an MoU with the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD), Ministry of Planning and Finance, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Thai Government committed to protecting Human Rights

BANGKOK, 28th January 2018 (NNT) - The Thai government has assured the general public of its commitment to the protection of human rights.

Ministry of Industry to provide Support to SMEs

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry wants to assist SMEs by focusing on communities and addressing the effects of the minimum wage, but says it must wait for a final Cabinet conclusion.

SME Bank prepares 78 Billion Baht Credit for SMEs affected by Increased Minimum Wage

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (NNT) - SME Bank has prepared a total of 78 billion baht in loans for SMEs affected by a Minimum Wage increase.

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Philippines starts Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Philippine Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the first leg of “Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence” for the ASEAN Region on 20-23 March 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

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2017 Tax Effort is highest in 10 Years without New Legislation

Revenue from tax collections of P2.251 trillion in 2017, which is 14.25 percent as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), represents the highest tax effort in 10 years without any new legislation introduced to prop up collections, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

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BOC, CCBI tie up to strengthen Trade Facilitation

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday officially inked the Memorandum of Agreement with the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) which strengthens cooperation between the two parties to further secure facilitation of legitimate trade.

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Minister Rini Soemarno encourages SMEs to go Online

Jakarta, Mar 22 (ANTARA News) - State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno has encouraged Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) to go online, to compete in global market.

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Second law firm exits Myanmar, calls Companies Law delay a mistake

The govt has a mentality that, if something has to be done, “all you need to do is to pass a new law and that’s going to solve the problem.” It’s time to focus on communications with the private sector and actual implementation.

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Safe Space for Kids who face Domestic Violence

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has set up a third child protection specialist centre called Safe Space to manage moderate risk cases.

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Laws failing to protect Public: Survey

A survey conducted by non-government group My Justice showed that the current laws and practices of Myanmar and legal organisations fail to fail to protect individuals’ rights and are more concerned with national stability and control.

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Lawyer claims Trial to Money Laundering involving More than RM9 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) - A lawyer who claimed trial to Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM9 million in 2016, was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 90 counts of money laundering involving more than RM9 million, seven years ago.

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Video-recordings of Suspects' Statements to start in Phases

The interviews of those accused of specified rape offences will be the first to be introduced to the video-recording of statements from suspects.

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BNM to launch VBI Scorecard in October

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to launch the Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) scorecard in October this year, in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum.

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SC suspends Work in Courts Monday Afternoon due to Transport Strike

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) announced a suspension of work in all courts effective 2 p.m. Monday due to the nationwide transport strike staged by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON).

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MyIPO works with Education Ministry to ensure Intellectual Property Rights of Schools protected

TUARAN, March 18 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is always working with the Education Ministry to ensure that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of schools are protected.

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