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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

Protective Measures for Women approved

A meeting of the national committee on women's rights on Monday approved measures to protect women from sexual abuse and workplace harassment and an action plan to eradicate violence against women.
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

GLO takes Action against Gouging, Forgery

BANGKOK, 4th September 2017 (NNT) - The Government Lottery Office (GLO) has reminded ticket buyers that alteration of lottery tickets is a criminal offense and reported that it has so far taken action against over 2,600 vendors retailing tickets above the set price.
Date: 04 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Former Permanent Secretary of the Interior found Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

BANGKOK, 30th August 2017 (NNT) - The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct has sentenced Yongyuth Wichaidit to two years in prison with no probation for his actions taken while serving as deputy permanent secretary of the Interior Ministry.
Date: 30 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Supreme Court gives ex-Commerce Minister Jail Term over Rice Fraud

BANGKOK, 25 August 2017 (NNT) - The Supreme Court has sentenced former Minister of Commerce Boonsong Teriyapirom and all other defendants in the G2G rice deal case to prison terms.
Date: 25 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Party Candidates allegedly Complicit in Fraud can run for Office until Proven Guilty

BANGKOK, 30th July 2017 (NNT) - Individuals allegedly involved in primary election fraud can still run for office until they are proven guilty.
Date: 30 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders Act complies with Rule of Law

BANGKOK, 30th July 2017 (NNT) - The draft Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders Act complies with the international rule of law, the drafting committee has announced.
Date: 30 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA passes Organic Law on Ombudsman through Third Reading

BANGKOK, 28 July 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed an organic law on the ombudsman through its third reading after the legislation was revised to allow the current office holder to remain.
Date: 28 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu: Yingluck Shinawatra can file an Appeal in her Malfeasance Case

BANGKOK, 27th July 2017 (NNT) - A deputy prime minister has suggested that former PM Yingluck Shinawatra still has the constitutional right to file an appeal in the malfeasance case related to the rice subsidy project.
Date: 27 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Criminal Procedures Law protects Defendants’ Rights, says CDC

BANGKOK, 23rd July 2017 (NNT) - The Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) has confirmed that the rights of criminal defendants are fully respected under the Criminal Procedures for Holders of Political Office Act.
Date: 23 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Members scheduled to deliberate Draft Law on the Ombudsman Thailand

BANGKOK, 23rd July 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has scheduled its next sitting to consider another draft organic law.
Date: 23 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criminal Court hands down Sentences in Rohingya Human Trafficking Case

BANGKOK, 20 July 2017 (NNT) - After a 13 hour reading, the Criminal Court has concluded a Rohingya human trafficking case involving 102 individuals that took 2 years to question.
Date: 20 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders Act receives Majority Vote

BANGKOK, 15th July 2017 (NNT) - The draft Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders Act has received majority support from lawmakers at the latest National Legislative Assembly (NLA) meeting.
Date: 15 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves New Law on Crimes committed by Politicians with Key Change

BANGKOK, 14 July 2017 (NN) - The latest sitting of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed the organic law on crimes committed by political office holders.
Date: 14 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Appeals Court shoots down Request to overturn Ruling against Supachai Srisupa-aksorn

BANGKOK, 29th June 2017 (NNT) - The Criminal Court has heard a ruling from the Appeals Court on Khlong Jun Credit Union’s call for a repeal of the conviction of its former president Supachai Srisupa-aksorn on charges of embezzlement.
Date: 29 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Emergency Rule to be extended for another Three Months in Southern Border Region

BANGKOK, 5 June 2017 (NNT) - The National Security Council (NSC) has approved the three-month extension of emergency rule in the southern border provinces, effective from 20 June 2017.
Date: 05 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA initially passes Organic Bill on Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders

BANGKOK, 2 June 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved, in principle, the draft organic law on criminal procedures for holders of political office.
Date: 02 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Criminal Procedures for Political Office Holders Act passes NLA’s First Reading

BANGKOK, 3rd June 2017 (NNT) - The Thai national assembly accepted a draft law concerning criminal procedures for political office holders, during Friday's sitting, with 190 lawmakers voting in favor.
Date: 03 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DPM Wissanu: Thailand considers new Punishments for serious Criminal Offences

BANGKOK, 2nd June 2017 (NNT) - A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs has revealed that the government is considering new punishments for those convicted of serious criminal offences.
Date: 02 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC returns Adjusted Draft on Criminal Procedure for Political Office Holders to NLA

BANGKOK, 30th May 2017 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has sent back to the National Legislative Assembly an adjusted version of the draft law on the criminal procedure for political office holders.
Date: 30 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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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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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.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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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.

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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.

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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