Pro-election activists briefed the press on Saturday at Thammasat University on their invitation to political parties to join their campaign for an early election. Democrat Party deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat echoed the view, saying the pro-election activists' campaign could lose legitimacy if it is joined by political parties. With the presence of politicians, the activists could also be seen as having affiliations with parties, which could dissuade others from joining them, Mr Nipit said. He added the pro-election rallies should be natural and spontaneous without politicians or parties being called upon to join. On Sunday, the pro-election activists took their campaign to Lan Ya Mo, in front of Thao Suranaree Monument in Nakhon Ratchasima, which was part of the schedule for their rallies.
It is against the law to bring any hunting tools into the forest, Mr Wichien said. All four men were subsequently arrested on nine charges, including illegal wildlife hunting. Last year, he took legal action against a provincial politician whose property encroached on over 160 rai of the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary. Mr Wichien now admits that visitors will have to be screened more thoroughly in light of recent events. "I have been assigned to protect and preserve this world heritage wildlife sanctuary, which is a great honour.
Myanmar military chief Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing (left), exchanged gifts with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on a visit to Government House last August. I have had a close relationship with Thai generals starting with [chief of Defence Forces] Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn's predecessor, Gen Songkitti [Jaggabatara]. His successors are Gen Worapong [Sanganetra] and Gen Sommai [Kaotira] then Gen Surapong [Suwana-adth] and the current chief, Gen Thanchaiyan Srisuwan]. The close relationship led to trust and a better relationship between your military and mine. Myanmar military commander-in-chief Snr Gen Min Aung Hlaing, left, with supreme commander Gen Thanchaiyan Srisuwan after the Myanmar visitor received a royal decoration Saturday.
Some vocational students who have entered the paid internship programmes were underpaid and worked overtime without pay and welfare benefits. The core principle of the so-called "cooperative education" programme is to help vocational students gain on-the-job work experience. They are sometimes told to work overtime with no extra pay. His department has asked the Office of the Vocational Education Commission and the provincial vocational education committees to help put the rule in practice. In principle, students are not allowed to, for instance, work overtime or work on their off days and public holidays, Mr Ananchai said.
Seven of the top 10 Thai universities scored lower than last year, while two obtained the same ranking and only one advanced. Thai universities are vulnerable to demographic changes in the country's population, with greater competition for fewer good students, and they also face greater competition from Chinese institutions. And, only a handful addressed major Thai social issues, such as the urban-rural gap, cultural tourism, internationalisation in Thai movies, and the sustainability of Thai textiles. Overall, the picture of social sciences research in Thai universities is catastrophic. As such, Thai universities are failing to produce open and robust university minds via free inquiry, stifling future socio-political development.
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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shown he is very aware of the recent protests that have criticised his national administration. Gen Prayut has said that if the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) lifts the ban on political activities, there could be "trouble". Among these specific rights and liberties are (Section 34) "to express his opinion, make speech, write, print, publicise". This applies to any group of five or more people for any political discussion -- or protest. This is more than enough restriction, and gives an excellent reason to lift the ban on gatherings of five or more people.
An old friend of mine, a reformed addict, used to tell me that "denial" wasn't just a river in Africa. They appear to have the misguided belief that corruption is not a big problem and will go away if you don't talk about it. Deny it all you like but Thai officials and corruption are presently so closely joined they could be called Siamese twins. In any quiet moment, both must be miserable and likely to be the most miserable Thais in the world. Songdej PraditsmanontContact: Bangkok Post Building136 Na Ranong Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110fax: +02 6164000 Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgAll letter writers must provide full name and address.
The televised raid exposed gross human trafficking, underage prostitution and other suspected offences. "Combating child trafficking must involve sensitivity, especially with regards to the egregious nature of the crime. "Nvader works with local law enforcement agencies and receives requests for assistance directly from our partner government agencies. This in turn increases deterrence, which essentially comes via an increase in convictions of offenders of human trafficking." We are honoured to come alongside local law enforcement to mentor, train and build capacity.
More money from the Government Pension Fund (GPF) and Social Security Fund (SSF) should be invested overseas to cool down the strong baht, according to the Finance Ministry. In its investment portfolio of 382 billion baht, about 12% was invested in overseas stocks (OS) and 2% in foreign bonds. Mr Somchai said the Thai baht is strong compared to Thailand's trading partners. With the strong baht, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more likely to feel the pinch, he said. Sorapol Tulayasatien, director of the Fiscal Policy Office's Macroeconomic Policy Bureau, said the baht has appreciated 3.53% to 31.29 baht per dollar.
Thai Olympic chief Prawit Wongsuwon, second left, shakes hands with IOC president Thomas Bach in Pyeongchang yesterday. PRThailand has expressed its interest to host the Youth Olympic Games, said Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, president of Thai NOC. The quadrennial Youth Olympic Games, limited to athletes aged 14-18, was first held in Singapore in 2010 and followed by the Nanjing Games in 2014. "The IOC president said that if the event benefits Thai people, it could propose [to host the Games]," she said. Patama added that the IOC president will pay a visit to Thailand between April 15-20 for the 16th SportsAccord Convention in Bangkok and would take a look at all existing sports facilities.
Buriram's Diogo Luis Santo (right) vies with Bangkok Glass' Mongkol Namnuad. Defending champions Buriram United needed a stroke of luck to score their second straight Thai League 1 win of the season, edging Bangkok Glass 1-0 at their home ground on Sunday night. The winner for the Thunder Castle came in a dramatic fashion in the 72nd minute. Bangkok Glass goalkeeper Narit Taweekul punched back a corner for Buriram striker Diogo Luis Santo to fire a sizzling volley which was headed off the line by Surachat Sareepim. In Saturday night's late game, Bangkok United picked up their first league win of the year when they edged Police Tero 2-1 in a hotly contested clash at Dhupatemiya Stadium where four yellow card warnings were issued.
The government is being asked to set up a new independent tax collection body to ensure greater tax collection efficiency and increase revenue. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, a former central bank governor and chairman of the government's economic reform committee, said the government should establish a new independent tax administration unit known as the Semi-Autonomous Revenue Agency (Sara). The new body may be upgraded to a state agency that handles revenue collection, he said. Countries adopting this model believe in the autonomy of tax agencies because they can assure taxpayers political interference will be kept to a minimum. Mr Prasarn said the reform committee also proposed the government implement a progressive tax collection system and expand tax collection to cover assets.
Having been in a movie black hole of sorts for the past few months, I was completely oblivious to what the movie Black Panther is, when my best friend suggested we go see it. It was so refreshing to see wholesome black characters that move beyond stereotypes we usually see in Western media. Throw all cultures and races in, but if there is no substance, significance or story, then it is all in vain. Ryan Coogler is the very first African-American to helm a megabudget Marvel movie, and to Variety he expressed scepticism that a white director could have really made Black Panther. It's part of a burgeoning renaissance for the world of film, and Black Panther is surely one to pave the way for other movies in moving towards embracing less conventional mores and casts.
The North appears equally keen, based on the high-profile visit to Pyeongchang by Kim Yo-jong, the Supreme Leader's sister and Pyongyang's PR queen. Not all South Korean citizens are happy to see some 22 athletes and 400 North Korean supporters and performers in Pyeongchang. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon has described the North's participation in the Games as a milestone that could open doors to building peace on the Korean Peninsula. Mr Moon even gave Mr Trump credit for creating the political conditions for talks between the two Koreas. Nevertheless, more explanations will be needed if Mr Moon actually accepts Mr Kim's invitation to visit the North.
Secretary-general Rapee Sucharitakul said investments in cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) require sufficient knowledge about the matter as they carry various aspects of risk. Those who do not understand them clearly could run into losses, Mr Rapee said. Those invited to invest in digital assets must study the investment thoroughly, including the assets, business operations, investors' rights and tokens received from investment. Referring to the ICOs, Mr Rapee said no regulations have been rolled out to deal with the matter so investors will not be protected from damages. "If you do not understand, do not invest," Mr Rapee said.