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Police Reform Committee agrees with Proposed Centralization of Investigative Work

BANGKOK, 21st September 2017 (NNT) - The police reform committee has agreed with the proposal on the centralization of tthe force's investigative work across the country while pledging to make efforts to ensure independence of the law enforcement department.

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Commerce Ministry tightens Control on Liquor, Tobacco Prices after Tax Hike

NONTHABURI, 20 September 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is undertaking stringent inspections on liquor and cigarette prices after new excise tax rates came into effect in a bid to protect consumers from unscrupulous vendors.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Mukdahan cracking down on Smuggling following New Excise Tax Rate

MUKDAHAN, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Excise Department in Mukdahan province has stepped up control against smuggled liquor, beer and cigarettes along the Thai-Lao border following an adjustment to the excise tax rate for the goods.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Tax News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Council of State: New Committees must be set up Only when needed to avoid Overlapping Duties

BANGKOK, 21st September 2017 (NNT) - Thailand’s Council of State has shared its view on how Thailand can set up new committees under the authority of new related laws.
Date: 21 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC to submit Draft Law on Constitutional Court procedures to NLA during September

BANGKOK, 20th September 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission is determined to submit the draft law on the Constitutional Court procedures to the National Legislative Assembly before the end of this month.
Date: 20 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC deliberates on Draft Organic Anti-corruption Law

BANGKOK, 19th September 2017 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman, Meechai Ruchupan said the CDC has now completed its deliberations on key issues in the draft organic law on the prevention of corruption.
Date: 19 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government to take Legal Measures against Loan Sharks

SUPANBURI, 18 September 2017 (NNT) - The government will take legal action against loan sharks who may have failed to conform to a formal lending system, while debtors were encouraged to register for the government's refinancing project, said Deputy Finance Minister Wisudhi Srisuphan.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Court orders Poultry Farm to pay Myanmar Workers

Thailand's Supreme Court again approved payment of 1.7 million baht in compensation by Thammakaset Thai poultry farm on September 14, according to the Thai-based Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN).
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

New Excise Tax Act takes effect, to generate 12 Billion Baht in Tax Revenue

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The new excise tax law is expected to generate 12 billion baht in tax revenue according to the Excise Department. Excise Department Director General, Somchai Poolsavasdi said the Excise Tax Act, B.E. which took effect on Saturday, September 16th, would raise retail prices of some alcoholic beverages and cig ...
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

EC to discuss Details of its New Draft Law before consulting Constitutional Court

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The Election Commission of Thailand plans to discuss again the new draft law governing the EC before consulting with the Constitutional Court for a second time.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM: Human Rights Protection part of Country's Mobilization Effort

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The Thai premier has stressed the importance of the government’s effort to protect citizens’ rights, saying the matter is part of the government’s national development policy.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC: Charter doesn’t forbid Establishment of ‘Coalition Government’

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The chairman of the Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) says that although the country’s highest law doesn’t include any clauses concerning the formation of a ‘coalition government,’ it doesn’t rule out the possibility either.
Date: 17 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves Organic Law on National Human Rights Commission

BANGKOK, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has approved an organic law governing the country’s human rights body after the coordination committee examined the situation.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM approves Cancellation of Arrival/Departure Card for Thai Citizens

BANGKOK, 15th September 2017, (NNT) - According to the Government spokesperson, the Prime Minister has approved the exemption of Thai travelers from having to fill in the arrival and departure card. The PM used provisions of Section 44 of the interim charter to effect the change, which will take effect this month.
Date: 15 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Interior Ministry promises Action if Fraud found in Khon Kaen Land Use

KHON KAEN, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of the Interior has asserted action will be taken if any forging of documents is discovered in the process that allowed private use of a public area in Pa Huay Mek of Khon Kaen province, with local residents stating they had filed opposition to the approval.
Date: 14 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government to take Legal Measures against Loan Sharks

SUPANBURI, 18 September 2017 (NNT) - The government will take legal action against loan sharks who may have failed to conform to a formal lending system, while debtors were encouraged to register for the government's ref ...

Commerce Ministry plans to cut Logistic Costs to 12% of GDP NLA Members to deliberate Draft Amendment of Public Debt Management Act on September 14 NLA welcomes Public Opinions on Draft Fintech Act more

Credit Union League of Thailand asks NLA to amend Cooperatives Act BE 2542

BANGKOK, 12th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has been asked to amend the country’s law governing cooperatives in order to help strengthen members.

SEPO Member explains Need for New Act on State Enterprises NLA endorses New Version of Entertainment Place Act NLA endorses Legislation to do with State Enterprise Development more

CDC deliberates on Draft Organic Anti-corruption Law

BANGKOK, 19th September 2017 (NNT) - Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) Chairman, Meechai Ruchupan said the CDC has now completed its deliberations on key issues in the draft organic law on the prevention of corrupti ...

Protective Measures for Women approved GLO takes Action against Gouging, Forgery Former Permanent Secretary of the Interior found Guilty of Dereliction of Duty more

NACC to appeal Against Supreme Court Decision on 2008 Rally

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has submitted an appeal against the Supreme Court’s Division for Holders of Political Office after it absolved a former Metropolitan ...

CDC: Yingluck can Appeal against Court’s Decision if found Guilty CDC hails NLA’s Decision to have Court settle Ombudsman Act case EC supports NLA’s Request for Constitutional Court’s Review of Draft Law in Question more

Thai Court orders Poultry Farm to pay Myanmar Workers

Thailand's Supreme Court again approved payment of 1.7 million baht in compensation by Thammakaset Thai poultry farm on September 14, according to the Thai-based Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN).

Minimum Wage likely to increase Next Year MOL hears Public opinion on Foreign Workers Administration Royal Decree New Labor Protection Act effective from 1 September more

Frozen Coconut Company files Patent Violation Complaint against Foreign Partner

BANGKOK, 26 July 2017 (NNT) - Frozen coconut producers have filed a complaint with police against foreign investors who have forged documents to steal their product patent, estimating damages of over 20 million baht.

Agencies promote OTOP Products GI Registration YouTubers in Thailand required to register with NBTC GI Product Registration to raise values of Local Economy: DIP more

Interior Ministry promises Action if Fraud found in Khon Kaen Land Use

KHON KAEN, 14th September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of the Interior has asserted action will be taken if any forging of documents is discovered in the process that allowed private use of a public area in Pa Huay Mek of K ...

PM grants Land Documents to farmers DSI to reclaim Land acquired illegally by Foreigners Chiang Rai to reclaim 5,000 Rai of protected Forest from Illegal Farming more

Commerce Ministry tightens Control on Liquor, Tobacco Prices after Tax Hike

NONTHABURI, 20 September 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce is undertaking stringent inspections on liquor and cigarette prices after new excise tax rates came into effect in a bid to protect consumers from unscrupulo ...

Mukdahan cracking down on Smuggling following New Excise Tax Rate New Excise Tax Act takes effect, to generate 12 Billion Baht in Tax Revenue Cabinet give Green Light to New Alcohol, Cigarette Tax Rates more

BMTA blacklists Bestlin Group, moves Forward with Bus Acquisitions

BANGKOK, 28th August 2017 - The board of the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued an order to blacklist Bestlin Group from the new NGV bus acquisition auction while deciding to draft new Terms of Reference (T ...

Traffic Offenders can pay fine at the Bank BMA imposes Punishment for Metro Line Accidents DPM explains Need for Section 44 in Thai-Chinese Rail Project more

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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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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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.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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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.

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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.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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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.

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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