Crown Prince becomes King

The Kingdom has a new King after His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on Thursday accepted an invitation to ascend the throne from the National Legislative Assembly president. NLA president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai was granted an audience with the Crown Prince at Ambara Villa, Dusit Palace, the place where he was born, to invite him […]

Vacation dream shattered: No extra holiday in September, says govt. spokesman

Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnert said yesterday there will be no extra holidays on Sept. 24-27 after the TAT attempted to use the media to encourage the cabinet to give people days off to promote tourism. Although the Tourism Ministry sent out a press release that Thais all deserve extra holidays next month after the industry suffered […]

Chiang Mai people rally to protect ‘last green space’

Hundreds of Chiang Mai people Monday rallied at the center of Chiang Mai city in a rare show of unity among citizens of all political hues to protest a development project that would destroy nine rai of public green space. The rally was organised by more than 30 civic organisations representing citizens’ groups that include […]

Economic growth now projected at 3.3% as Thai referendum ended peacefully

  The improved growth was attributed mainly to government spendings in mega projects and the Sunday’s charter referendum which ended peacefully with the majority giving approval to the charter. Thanawat Pholvichai, director of the UTCC’s Center for Economic and Business Forecasting, said the recent sign of economic recovery was seen in the consumers’ confidence index […]

It’s a yes: 61 percent votes in favor of referendum

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced yesterday the acceptance of the outcome of a referendum that approved a military-backed constitution, saying unity was needed to tackle problems facing the country. The constitution, which critics fear will stifle democracy, won the approval of 61.35 percent of those who voted on Sunday, the Election Commission said earlier as […]