Some 3.5 million elderly Thais holding state welfare cards may see their old age allowance increased to a flat rate of Bt1,000 per month to help them better cope with rising living costs, Vice Minister for Finance Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Monday.
THE THAI delegation at a meeting this week on a third dam planned for the Lower Mekong River at Pak Bang in Laos urged the Chinese project developer, Datang Corp, to conduct a transboundary study to resolve outstanding issues.
THE NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has issued an order under Article 44 of the charter to exempt income tax on interest revenue derived from bonds issued by the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF) in a bid to boost the countryâs financial system stability.
PUBLIC HEALTH Ministry officials have been instructed to check on pharmacies and antibiotics manufacturers that may have distributed amoxicillin for farms â reportedly used widely in northern and central orange orchards â as it could lead to drug resistance or even fatal allergies in humans as well as contaminating the environment.
The Mental Health Department, Mahidol University (MU) and Advanced Wireless Network Co (AWN) signed a five-year Memoradum of Agreement on Thursday for the use of technology, research and knowledge to aid people with intellectual disabilities and forensic psychiatric patients in Thailand, said Mental Health Department director-general Dr Kiatipumi Wongrajit.
Thai Customs officials plan to hold a meeting next week on the ruling issued by a World Trade Organisation [WTO] against the countryâs regulations on cigarette imports, a spokesperson of Customs Department told The Nation on Saturday.
At first it seemed to be just a minor issue about a road project in one national park. But as the public last month learned that the plan was to overhaul the entire route through the heart of Kaeng Krachan National Park, the fierce debate and arguments exploded on social media and triggered organised public events.