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Government reveals Aims of Mobile Cabinet Meeting

SUPHAN BURI, 18 September 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has led his Cabinet on a retreat in the central region, aiming to foster development and connectivity between the country’s two oceans.

NLA Committee on Legal Affairs gets Update on Subcommittees’ Works

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly committee on legal affairs has been updated on the progress of all plans implemented by its subcommittees.

Legislators urged to adopt Information Technology

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is keen to integrate digital and information technology into its work to increase efficiency and productivity.

Cabinet approves Capital Market Development Plan

BANGKOK, 13 September 2017 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a third development plan for capital markets as an economic driving force.

Low-income Earners to receive New Social Welfare Cards

BANGKOK, 12th September 2017 (NNT) - A list of low-income earners eligible for the government's social welfare program will be revealed this Friday.

Deadline for Migrant Worker Verification extended for Another Two Weeks

BANGKOK, 8 September 2017 (NNT) - The employment verification process deadline for migrant workers has been extended by another two weeks pending the interviewing with some 80,000 migrant workers.

Government Never intervenes in Judicial Process, confirms DPM Prawit

BANGKOK, 10 September 2017 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Ministry Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has denied an allegation that the government is meddling in the justice system.

300 SME Entrepreneurs participate in Khlong Phadung Krungkasem Market Fair

BANGKOK, 7 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) has led 300 SME entrepreneurs to participate in Khlong Phadung Krungkasem market fair throughout the month of September.

Migrant Worker Employment Verification comes to Final Day

RANONG, 6 September 2017 (NNT) - Many employers have brought their migrant workers to receive employment verification on the final day today.

Parliament celebrates 40th Anniversary of AIPA

BANGKOK, 2nd September 2017 (NNT) - The Secretariat of the House of Representatives has celebrated the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).

BoT introduces Central QR Code System

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has collaborated with Thai and foreign agencies to develop a central QR code system for national payments.

Labor Ministry considers Minimum Wage Criteria for 2018

BANGKOK, 28 August 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor held a seminar to consider the criteria for the minimum wage in 2018, taking into account factors in varied areas and industries.

Four Institutions unite to Support SMEs in need of Collateral for Loans

BANGKOK, 23rd August 2017 (NNT) - Four financial institutions have heeded government policy to aid SMEs with high potential but no collateral, secure loans with the Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCGC) by stepping up to offer free collateral for up to 4 years.

SME Aid Center set up by Industry Ministry

BANGKOK, 23rd August 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Industry has joined hands with agencies both public and private to open a full service center for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with an emphasis on aiding three particular groups.

Police ready to ensure Public Safety and Order at Supreme Court

BANGKOK, 23rd August 2017 (NNT) - The police are ready to ensure public safety and order at the Supreme Court when judges deliver the verdict in the rice-pledging case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Laotian Government to set up Nationality Verification Center for Workers in Thailand

BANGKOK, 21 August 2017 (NNT) - Laotian authorities have informed Ministry of Labor officials that they will be setting up a center in Thailand to facilitate the verification of nationality for Laotian workers in the Kingdom.

Supreme Court President opposes Call to include Inhalants in List of Narcotics

BANGKOK, 18th August 2017 (NNT) - The President of the Supreme Court disagrees with a call to include inhalants in the list of narcotics.

Courts close 180,000 Criminal Cases in First Half

Over 180,000 out of 200,000 criminal cases received in the past six months have been resolved, Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo said.

Commerce Ministry, SME Bank to offer Loans for franchising of SME Businesses

NONTHABURI, 15 August 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce and SME Bank plan to offer loans for the franchising of small and medium enterprises, said Deputy Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.

Finance Min moves forward with National e-Payment System Implementation

BANGKOK, 10 August 2017, (NNT) - The Bank of Thailand (BoT) will install additional devices this month to facilitate mobile payments via QR code, promoting the national e-payment system.

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Work in all Courts Nationwide suspended Thursday: SC

MANILA - The Supreme Court (SC) announced the suspension of work in all courts nationwide on Thursday, September 21, in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of the said date as National Day of Protest.

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Budget 2018: 13,837 Ideas, Proposals from the Public received

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) - Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today that 13,837 ideas and proposals were received through the Budget 2018 'crowdsourcing' campaign carried out for 15 days from Sept 4 to 18.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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MAS sets up International Advisory Panel for Cyber Security

Singapore, 20 September 2017 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has established a Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP), comprising cyber security thought leaders from around the world.

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SC asked to order Refund of Excess SMS Fee to Subscribers

MANILA - The Bayan Muna partylist filed a petition before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking to compel the country's major telecommunication companies to give a refund to their subscribers for overpriced text message rates amounting to more than PHP17.7 billion.

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Policymakers urged to study Proposed Shift to Federal System

MANILA - State think-tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) on Tuesday urged policymakers to undertake a comprehensive study of the proposed shift to a federal form of government which could address uneven developments in provinces and regions.

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BSP to continue Payment, Settlement Operations on September 21

MANILA - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP ) will continue its payments and settlement operations on Thursday despite Malacanang's suspension of works in government offices and schools nationwide for that day.

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Indonesia, Croatia agree to strengthen Economic Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Croatia have agreed to enhance economic cooperation, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Tuesday.

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Indonesia, Namibia agree to enhance Bilateral Trade Cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has held a bilateral meeting with her Namibian counterpart Netumbo Nandi-Ndiatwah, and the two ministers agreed to intensify cooperation to boost bilateral trade.

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High Taxes, Competition choke Cheroot-Makers

Myanmar's traditional mini cigar, the cheroot, is near extinction as manufacturers struggle with high taxes, high production costs and stiff competition from imported and local cigarettes.

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EPF to boost Investments in Shariah-Compliant Private Equity Funds

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is prepared to increase its investments in shariah-compliant private equity (PE) funds, said its Investment Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ab Latif.

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BNM seeks More Focused Delivery of Mandates under Malaysian Development Financial Institutions

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is planning to work with the leadership of local financial institutions and other stakeholders in government to address a more focused delivery of mandates under the Malaysian Development Financial Institutions.

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