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Customs Department clarifies Customs Procedure for Air Passengers

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - The Customs Department has issued a document clarifying the customs procedure for air passengers arriving in Thailand.
Date: 17 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government: Fisheries Act benefits Thailand

BANGKOK, Jun 17 (NNT) - The Deputy Government Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak, has urged the general public to consider carefully whether amending sections 34, 69, and 81 of the Fisheries Act of 2015 as suggested by the Future Forward Party leader, Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit, would be beneficial or detrimental to the country’s ...
Date: 17 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and sentenced him to one year in prison without suspension. Mr. Premchai had been arrested in Thungyai Naresua ...
Date: 11 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

New Government Lottery Act increased Legal Penalties for Wrong Doing Lottery Vendors

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - The new Government Lottery Act has increased legal penalties for the sales of lottery tickets to buyers aged under 20 years or in schools.
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government issues Tax Measures to encourage Reading among Thai People

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - Although a survey conducted by the National Statistical Office in 2018 found that Thai people spend up to 66 minutes per day reading, a decline from 80 minutes a day in 2015, the current length of time is not equivalent to that in more developed countries. The government thinks that using a tax measure to encourage the buyin ...
Date: 24 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Revenue Department, Banks come up with Solution to facilitate Saving Account Depositors

BANGKOK, Apr 25 (NNT) - On the requirement for depositors with an interest income of less than 20,000 baht per annum, officials from the Revenue Department, the Thai Bankers’ Association, and the Bank of Thailand held a meeting on Thursday (Apr 25) and have come up with a solution to assist bank customers.
Date: 25 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Foreign Ministry clarifies Thai Military court system

BANGKOK, Apr 12 (NNT)  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release regarding factual accounts on trials before the military courts of persons accused of committing offences from the early administration of the current government in 2014 to 12 September 2016.
Date: 12 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Transport Ministry to introduce Licenses for Electric Train Operators

NONTHABURI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Transport plans to introduce licenses for electric train operators.
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Alcoholic Beverages banned during Sunday’s Early Voting

CHIANG MAI, Mar 16 (NNT) - Chiang Mai Provincial Office of the Election Commission (EC) reiterated prohibition on the sales of alcoholic beverages from 6.00 p.m. on the day before the early voting day until 6.00 p.m. on the early voting day.
Date: 16 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Constitutional Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart Party

BANGKOK, Mar 7 (NNT) - The Constitutional Court has dissolved Thai Raksa Chart Party after naming a member of the Royal Family as candidate for premier.
Date: 07 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

EC meets Candidiates on Budget Compliance Law

BANGKOK, Feb 25 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has called a meeting to clarify to political parties campaign budgeting regulations.
Date: 25 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

MOL to finalize Minimum Wage increase in March

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Minimum Wage Committee plans to finalize this year’s Minimum Wage increase for all 77 provinces within March.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA puts off Rice Bill until Tomorrow

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly postponed the consideration of legislation on rice seedlings until tomorrow.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Cabinet endorses Emergency Fund

BANGKOK, Feb 19 (NNT) - The Cabinet on Monday addressed a proposed ministerial regulation to do with emergency security funds.
Date: 19 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

DPM and Industry Minister outline SME Bank Policy

BANGKOK, Dec 7 (NNT) - Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Minister of Industry Utama Saowanayon have handed down policies to the SME Development Bank (SME Bank) focused on aiding business operators in 2019 and ...

BoT relaxes Regulations to allow for Easier Loan Approvals Cabinet approves Special Budget to help Sugar Cane Growers Cabinet approves New Debt Moratorium Program for Eligible Farmers more

Trade Competition Act to oversee 7-Eleven’s Restaurant Expansions

BANGKOK, Nov 5 (NNT) - Thailand's Department of Internal Trade (DIT) has said that CP All Plc is permitted to expand the operations of its 7-Eleven convenience stores as 24-hour restaurants, so long as it doesn’t j ...

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Government endorses Draft Sugarcane and Sugar Act

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The government has endorsed the draft Sugar Cane and Sugar Act to ensure that the Thai sugar industry thrives systematically and benefits the farmers.

Cabinet OKs New Cane and Sugar Bill Cabinet nods to Southern Economic Corridor Project Government to enact New Law to promote Community Enterprises more

Premchai sentenced to One Year in Prison for trying to bribe Officials

BANGKOK, Jun 11 (NNT) - The Criminal Court of the Seventh Judicial Area ruled Italian Thai Development Co. Chairman Premchai Karnasuta guilty of trying to bribe officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and ...

Former DSI Chief jailed for defaming Former Deputy Premier NLA OKs revised Criminal Procedure Code NLA accepts Narcotics Act in first reading more

NLA approves New Land Traffic Act

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a draft Land Traffic Act that would revamp ticket issuing, fine payment and license confiscation.

Land Officer in support of New Law governing Repurchase Agreements New Property Law seeks to help Poor Land Owners EEC Land Leases under Strict Rules for sake of National Interests: Government Spokesman more

Government issues Tax Measures to encourage Reading among Thai People

BANGKOK, May 24 (NNT) - Although a survey conducted by the National Statistical Office in 2018 found that Thai people spend up to 66 minutes per day reading, a decline from 80 minutes a day in 2015, the current length of ...

Tax Refunds to only be transferred Electronically Cabinet approves Return of VAT to Consumers' Debit Accounts Finance Minister: State Welfare Card Holders given 5% VAT Refund more

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Labour Ministry opens Automation Center

BANGKOK, Jul 17 (NNT) - On efforts to push the Thai industrial sector into the 4.0 era, human resources must be capable of operating technology and automated systems, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project. To achieve this goal, the Ministry of Labour has established a human resources development center on automation and robots at the Institute for Skills Development 3, located in Chonburi.

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Guidebook on Parliamentary Constituencies launched

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today launched Wakil Kita di Parlimen, a 228-page guidebook containing relevant information on all the 222 parliamentary constituencies.

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Students among Plaintiffs in Lawsuit over Sungai Kim Kim Pollution

JOHOR BAHRU, Jul 17 (Bernama) - Thirty-four students are among 171 individuals who are suing the Johor state government, Menteri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian and 10 others over the pollution in Sungai Kim Kim near Pasir Gudang last March.

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Mandalay Region Hluttaw approves New High Court Judge

Mandalay Region Hluttaw was unanimously appointed a new regional high court judge on the second day of the second session of the hluttaw after being nominated by the regional chief minister.

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DOJ forms Special Team to probe Kidapawan Broadcaster's Slay

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said he has ordered a special investigation team to look into the killing last Wednesday of radio commentator Eduardo Dizon who was gunned down on the way home in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.

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New BSP Deputy Governor sworn in

MANILA, Jul 12 (PNA) - Francisco G. Dakila Jr. received his oath of office as Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector (MES) in ceremonies administered by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno on Thursday.

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Chief Justice heads Penang Honours List

GEORGE TOWN, Jul 12 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the list of 877 recipients of state honours and honorary medals in conjunction with the 81st birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

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Prosecution failed to serve Summons on Shahrizat's Children, Court sets new Mention Date

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 12 (Bernama) - The Sessions Court here today set Aug 5 for mention of a lawsuit filed by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (CCM) against two children of former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in connection with several offences allegedly committed by their company.

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Free Legal Service to be provided for the Poor

Legal aid groups will provide free legal services to poor people and those in need of legal assistance across the country in an effort to support the rule of law and restore public trust in the judiciary.

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Bill to increase Sabah State Seats to be tabled on July 17

KOTA KINABALU, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is confident the Bill for the additional 13 seats, to increase the number of state seats from 60 to 73, will be approved when it is tabled in Parliament on July 17.

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SolGen asks SC to dismiss Writ of Kalikasan Suit on WPS

MANILA, Jul 9 (PNA) - Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to dismiss the petition filed against government agencies, which seeks unspecified action on the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea.

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IRB records 486,360 Cases of Voluntary Tax Declaration

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 8 (Bernama) - The Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) has recorded 486,360 cases of voluntary tax declaration under the special voluntary declaration programme (PKPS) as of June 23.

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Sugar Tax: SME Traders can file Postponement Appeal

PARIT BUNTAR, Jul 7 (Bernama) - Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) traders affected by the sugar tax on sweetened drinks which came into effect this month, can file a postponement appeal to the relevant authorities.

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Sarawak Government has not Officially responded on the RM1 Loan Offer - MOF

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 6 (Bernama) - The Sarawak state government has yet to provide any official feedback to the Federal government on the proposed loan offer, amounting to RM1 billion, which will be allocated for repairs of dilapidated schools in the state.

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Government offers Tax Incentives, grants to boost Participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

PUTRAJAYA, Jul 5 (Bernama) - The government has approved tax incentives and grants to encourage potential participating and contributing companies in the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai.

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PCC approves New Clark City Power Distribution Deal

MANILA, Jul 3 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the proposed joint venture between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the consortium of Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and its Japanese partners to develop a power distribution system in New Clark City.

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Airbnb wants clearer Guideline on Tourism Tax

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) -- Online hospitality service brokerage company, Airbnb Inc urged the government to provide a clearer guideline on tourism tax for its type of business.

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Malcontento to take oath as New Prosecutor General on July 2

MANILA, Jul 1 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said newly appointed Prosecutor General Benedicto Malcontento may assume office as soon as he takes his oath Tuesday.

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