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Friday, July 21, 2017

Govt Backtracks From Weak Basis for Threatening Facebook, Again

BANGKOK — Telecommunications regulators said Wednesday they decided to drop an ultimatum given to top foreign online platforms after finding flaws in their own...

Registration Deadline for Migrant Workers Extended

BANGKOK — Thailand's military government used a special executive order Tuesday to delay implementation of a recently introduced labor law after tens of thousands of migrant workers fled the country fearing punishment under the new rules.

Reform Committee Floats Registering Facebook with ID No.

BANGKOK — Members of the junta-appointed reform committee said Tuesday that social media users need stricter identity verification methods to deter them from using it inappropriately.

Junta To Use Article 44 to Delay New Migrant Law

BANGKOK — The National Council for Peace and Order announced Friday it would use its absolute power to delay the implementation of a migrant labor law that would levy heavy fines on employers of illegal migrant workers.

Critics Slam Megaproject’s Transparency Exemption

BANGKOK — A transparency activist announced Thursday he would file a complaint over the government’s exemption of a multibillion tourism landmark from the usual competitive bidding protocol.

20 Years on, Scars from Asian Financial Meltdown Remain

BANGKOK — It's been 20 years since a financial meltdown spread through much of Asia, wrecking economies and bringing down governments.

Govt Ditches Open Bidding to Gift Megaproject to Developer

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday exempted a multibillion baht tourist attraction project from the mandatory call for bids, saying such hassle might cause delay.

Oil Extraction on Protected Land Resumes Under Junta’s Shield

BANGKOK — Oil companies resumed operations Monday after the junta chief used his self-granted absolute power to overturn a court order and give them...

Bangkok Computer Expo Swept Up by Digital Gold Rush

BANGKOK — Thousands flocked to a computer expo over the weekend to snatch up components to mine online money.

Junta Pilloried for Handling of Rail Project at Forum

BANGKOK — After the junta chief exempted the 179 billion baht, high-speed railway project from 10 laws and orders last week, questions have flown...

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