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PTT on verge of hotel venture
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:21:00 +0700

PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate, is expected to find a partner by November to invest in new budget hotels located near its petrol stations.

BoT steps in on withholding tax
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:27:00 +0700

The Bank of Thailand has coordinated with the Finance Ministry on probing a commercial bank that reportedly helps customers avoid paying the compulsory 15% withholding tax deducted from deposit interest income.

IoT app guards fresh food in an emergency
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0700

Sanyo S.M.I., a maker and installer of commercial refrigerators and a member of the Panasonic group, has adopted the Internet of Things (IoT) in refrigerators for preventive maintenance at hypermarkets and supermarkets.

Democrats blast top policeman over Yingluck case
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:30:00 +0700

The Democrat Party on Monday lashed out at Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul over his remark that three police officers allegedly involved in former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's escape did not break the law.

Graft scandal snares 4 senior monks
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:00:00 +0700

The anti-graft police have brought charges against four high-ranking monks in connection with the temple funds embezzlement scandal.

Pheu Thai targets Abhisit in blimp case
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:30:00 +0700

A Pheu Thai Party lawyer has petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to take aim at former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his cabinet ministers for approving the purchase of the army's controversial 340-million baht aerial patrol project which included a costly blimp.

PM poll run up to him, says Prawit
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will have to contest the general election if he wants to remain in politics, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon says.

Tribalism lets the blind lead the blind
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:35:00 +0700

It comes in a package. A coup that is not a coup. Airport seizures that are retroactively described as self-imposed closures by the authorities themselves. An act of forcing freshmen to strip naked and simulate sex acts is explained away as a rite of passage and bonding activity.

Sino-Singapore bonhomie bodes well
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:30:00 +0700

Make no mistake, Singapore will always be a powerful catalyst of Asean-China relations. Despite the hullabaloo resulting from diplomatic spats between Singapore and China last year, the two have now reset their relations, recognising the new reality of the emerging strategic landscape in the region and elsewhere.

Give power to the people
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:20:00 +0700

The government has once again turned opportunity into needless confrontation over its stubborn stance on energy. Its decision to go ahead with an Egat-run coal-fired plant in Songkhla's Thepa district speaks volumes about the problem.

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SRT in hot seat over Chatuchak Market management
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:03:00 +0700

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has been accused of shady dealings in its handling of the Chatuchak Market after vendors complained it had raised the rental rates 10 times they paid City Hall earlier to cover expenses.

Thai education needs 'long-term vision'
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:00 +0700

Thailand needs a long-term vision for its education system that has continuity and avoids unnecessary changes in direction when a new government takes office, an education expert has said.

Remapping eats on the streets
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:09:00 +0700

If you are a working-class employee in Thong Lor -- a street filled with chic bars, expensive restaurants and high-society teenagers speeding by in foreign luxury cars -- then available street food is one of few options that aligns with your daily dining budget.

'Foolhardy' runners took selfies with wild elephant
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:54:00 +0700

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Two people out running who were seen taking selfies with a wild elephant had put themselves in great danger, the Khao Yai National Park chief warned on Thursday.

THAI gives cautious OK to Nok Air plan
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:30:00 +0700

Although Nok Air shareholders on Wednesday endorsed a new round of capital injection needed for a business rehabilitation almost unanimously, strong doubts emerged over whether Thai Airways International (THAI), a major shareholder, would go along in the end.

Canal tourism
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0700

On Saturday and Sunday, the "Stepping Back To Canals" event will take place from 2.30-9pm at Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Chom Thong district, Bangkok, as part of the 250th anniversary of Thon Buri celebrations.

Fun and danger in Suphan Buri
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Khao Phra, a hill in Suphan Buri's Doem Bang Nang Buat district, will be the venue of the first round of the Thailand Gravity Series 2017 set to take place this weekend. If you plan to participate in the event or wish to try this downhill track someday, read on and you'll find tips on how to be fast and safe on this racecourse.

New Pattaya app launched
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has launched the Smart Pattaya Version 2.

Common threads
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0700

The silk woven cloth village of Ban Sanuan Nok plants the most mulberry trees in Huai Rat district, Buri Ram. The fresh leaves are the food of silkworms and of the people who use them to enhance their cuisine, and a few of the leaves are even bigger than the size of an adult's hand.

First anime Sailor Moon store to open in Tokyo
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:39:00 +0700

TOKYO: The first official merchandise shop of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon," a globally popular Japanese animation series, will open on Saturday in Tokyo, toy maker Bandai Co said Wednesday.

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