thailand - General & Misc

Smoking at Home may be against the Law

BANGKOK, Jun 21 (NNT) - Those who smoke at home and affect the health of others may be considered to have broken the law as suspected perpetrator domestic abuse.
Date: 21 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

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

Cabinet approves 5Bn Baht Agro Subsidies

BANGKOK, Mar 13 (NNT) - The weekly Cabinet meeting has allocated another five billion baht to support rice agriculture during the current production year.
Date: 13 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; 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

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

Thai Courts to have Bailiffs once Law put in Place

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - Thailand will soon have bailiffs who will handle the task of arresting those who violate bail conditions.
Date: 17 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA passes Seven Bills

BANGKOK, Feb 16 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand endorsed the draft Land Code Amendment Act in its first reading this week and passed into law seven other acts this week.
Date: 16 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Decision on Minimum Wage Increases due in March

BANGKOK, Feb 13 (NNT) - The final decision on Minimum Wage increases will be made in March, with new rates to vary in accordance with economic conditions in each province.
Date: 13 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Government affirms NCPO Order 2/2019 is Fake

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Government has affirmed that the circulating NCPO Order 2/2019 is fake.
Date: 11 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Voters reminded of Rights under 2017 Constitution

BANGKOK, Feb 5 (NNT) - Pertinent information for voters has been announced by authorities in preparation for the general election.
Date: 05 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA endorses Ethical Standards Bill

BANGKOK, Feb 2 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed into law the draft Ethical Standards Bill which provides civil servants, state authorities, and governing bodies with ethical guidelines.
Date: 02 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Rules of conduct and campaigning set by EC

BANGKOK, Feb 1 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has prepared a space on the second floor of its headquarters to register MP candidates and proposed Prime Ministers starting this February 4, while Bangkok authorities have decided which roadways and connecting sois can be used for the placement of campaign posters.
Date: 01 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

NLA to pass 100 More Laws before its Dissolution

BANGKOK, Jan 30 (NNT) - Incumbent lawmakers will pass no fewer than 100 laws before leaving office, according to the president of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), Pornpetch Wichitcholchai.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Medical Supplies, Services Now under Price Control

BANGKOK, Jan 23 (NNT) - The Commerce Minister, Sontirat Sontijirawong, said the cabinet meeting has approved the Ministry of Commerce’s proposal to include medical supplies and services in this year’s list of price-controlled goods and services.
Date: 24 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Draft Municipal Act sails through NLA’s Final Reading

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) unanimously passed the draft Municipal Act into law on Friday.
Date: 26 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Amended Land Traffic Act through NLA’s First Reading

BANGKOK, Nov 19 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has accepted in principle an amendment of the Land Traffic Act in its first reading, with 157 lawmakers voting in favor, none against, and two abstaining.
Date: 19 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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