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Govt Mortgaged Rice To Be Sold 'By Jan-Feb'

(29 January) The Thai government is planning to auction off its mortgaged rice by late January and early February, officials said.

Samet Residents Complain Island Music Fest an Unwelcome Mess

RAYONG — A music festival on Ko Samet suspended ticket sales Thursday after the island community complained it benefits only the organizer and leaves behind nothing but garbage.

Junta To Consider Bureaucrats' Salaries Boost

BANGKOK - The Ministry of Finance has submitted a proposal to the military junta requesting an eight percent increase in bureaucrats' salaries.

Food at DMK Cheaper in Time for Songkran



BANGKOK — Starting April 10, a bottle of water at Don Mueang International Airport cannot be sold for more than 10 baht, officials said Tuesday.

Southern Police Inspect Fishing Boats In Search Of Human Traffickers

SATUL — Marine police in Satul province inspected fishing boats manned by Burmese workers today to look for potential human traffickers and drug use.

Home of CP Chairman’s Brother Found to Infringe on Forest

TRAT — Maritime officials said a residence belonging to an executive at the nation’s largest corporate conglomerate sits illegally on nearly 60 rai (9.6 hectares) of protected forest land.

Thai Post’s 12 Hilarious Reasons Not to Google Translate Thai

Roast duck sanctuary and sweet-fitting Kayasart. Know ye millet grain?

New BKK Taxi Service to Stress Passenger Safety

BANGKOK — A new high-end taxi service is set to launch in Bangkok this May in an effort to address persistent complaints about cab drivers who reject passengers or refuse to use meters.

Singha Heir Denies Grudge Against Chang Beer



BANGKOK — When controversy erupted earlier this month involving celebrities, social media and beer, the public had an unlikely source to thank for the full-blown media convulsion that ensued.

Making Thailand’s Digital Economy ‘Stand Out’

A push toward the digital economy is the cornerstone of the Thailand 4.0 initiative, a little policy I have been writing about here and there. Something that might seem a bit abstract, but it indeed has metrics that can be measured and analyzed.

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