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  • NEWS

    Srirasm kin offer to meet police

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 09/02/2015

    » The parents of Thanpuying Srirasm Suwadee — formerly Princess Sri-rasm — are due to report to police Monday on accusations they ordered others to file false statements to police, resulting in a Ratchaburi woman's imprisonment, Crime Suppression Division (CSD) acting chief Akaradej Pimonsri said Sunday.   

  • NEWS

    Police seize knock-offs haul

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Police seized tens of thousands of knock-off goods worth about 300 million baht after searching three trucks in Nakhon Ratchasima's Muang district on Saturday night.

  • NEWS

    Govt mulls local loans for railway

    News, Amornrat Mahitthirook, Published on 09/02/2015

    » The government will turn to borrowing from domestic sources if China won't lower the interest rate it has offered for a Thai railway venture it will help build, says Transport Minister Prajin Juntong.

  • NEWS

    Prayut takes 'business as usual' message to Japan

    News, Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's meeting Monday with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe is crucial to both countries, signalling a return to business as usual, while re-affirming — as Thai and Japanese diplomats have put it — the long-standing and "high-quality relationship" between the two countries.

  • OPINION

    The new do-it-yourself capitalism

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » In a famous 1937 essay, the economist Ronald Coase argued that the reason Western economies are organised like a pyramid, with a few large producers at the top and millions of passive consumers below, is the existence of transaction costs — the intangible costs associated with search, bargaining, decision-making and enforcement.

  • OPINION

    Double prices deter tourists

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » The government claims to respect tourists as special guests. But in recent times it seems to be treating them as nothing more than walking ATMs. Officials say they are doing everything possible to lure highly valued foreign visitors to these shores, but then they turn around and treat them with disdain. Virtually without notice, the government last week raised the entry fees for national parks. In fact it was more than just a "raise" — it pushed prices so high that a foreign child is made to pay an entrance fee five times that of a Thai adult, while adult tourists pay 10 times the Thai fee.

  • OPINION

    Curbs on political criticism only bottle up discontent

    News, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Poking fun at politics by using satirical banners and floats is the key feature and star attraction of the annual Chulalongkorn-Thammasat university football match.

  • NEWS

    Gold van heist unravels in 6 hours

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 09/02/2015

    » When thieves in Pathum Thani pulled off a heist of gold ornaments worth 21 million baht from a gold company truck last week, the operation appeared to be highly sophisticated. But some suspicious aspects of the crime scene led police to quickly unravel the case and nab all suspects within six hours.

  • BUSINESS

    TVJA investor sells off majority stake

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 09/02/2015

    » The Thai investor who holds the majority stake in the Thai offshoot of Vietnam's fledgling budget carrier VietJet Air is breaking up the partnership.

  • NEWS

    Teacher numbers face curbs

    News, Lamphai Intathep, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Teacher education and development is set for an overhaul to cope with increasing demand and changes in technology, a recent meeting hosted by the Education Ministry was told.

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