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  • NEWS

    Provinces ready for local polls

    News, Supapong Chaolan, Published on 03/06/2019

    » The Election Commission (EC) is asking all provincial election commissions to prepare for new local elections, according to copies of the EC's order received by local election regulators.

  • NEWS

    Locals' response mixed at PAO chief's firing

    News, Published on 23/07/2016

    » Chai Nat residents have voiced mixed responses to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's latest order to axe their Provincial Administration Organisation (PAO) chief, who is currently facing power abuse accusations.

  • TRAVEL

    River temples by a free boat

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/07/2015

    » It was both a sunny and rainy day in Nonthaburi province. Sprays of water were sprinkling our skin as a chartered boat whisked us down the Chao Phraya River around Koh Kret, an island where the descendants of Mon immigrants during the Thonburi period live and still maintain their Mon culture. Throughout this five-hour trip, we hopped on and off the boat to visit 10 temples on and around Koh Kret during the Nonthaburi Provincial Administration Organisation's annual boat excursion project. The PAO provides two free five-hour boat trips per day on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until the end of September. Temples on the list feature good examples of the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods' architecture, art and murals.

  • OPINION

    Thai hopes for decentralisation fade

    News, Published on 23/05/2016

    » Thailand's current state of local administration does not bode well for democracy. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which took power two years ago, issued Order No. 22/2016 on May 4 that centralised power in the Ministry of the Interior.

  • NEWS

    Smart ID cards ease patient stress

    News, Onnucha Hutasingh, Published on 16/09/2018

    » Chiang Mai: Smart ID cards are helping ease patient worries about their ability to meet the cost of treatment, especially if they cannot find ready cash to pay up front as they had to do in the past.

  • NEWS

    Local authority structure to stay intact

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/05/2016

    » The interior permanent secretary has insisted there will be no change to the local administration structure following the military regime's new order governing the selection of members of local bodies' councils after they have been dissolved.

  • NEWS

    Govt to discuss local poll readiness

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 11/11/2017

    » The government will call a meeting next week to discuss preparations for local elections, stirring talk that the ban on political activities will be relaxed soon to allow them to take place ahead of a national poll.

  • LIFESTYLE

    All good in your neighbourhood

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 04/02/2018

    » Foods served at some particular restaurants may look nothing special. But once you've tasted them, you know you have to come back. Most such restaurants have never changed the way they cook. Their prices are highly affordable. And you can't beat the way they treat their customers. We sure love their down-to-earth and friendly manner.

  • BUSINESS

    Sharing the Karen way of life, sufficiently

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Phanon Khorsook, 24, faced disappointment and confusion from his parents and community when he decided to return to the mountainous village in Uthai Thani where he was born after earning a bachelor's degree in political science from Nakhonsawan Rajabhat University.

  • TRAVEL

    Old market, new goods

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 09/11/2017

    » A new attraction has been launched in Lop Buri's Muang district

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