The move will not impact the work of the Election Commission (EC) and does not represent interference in its affairs. According to Gen Prawit, Gen Prayut brought the issue to the attention of the NCPO which agreed with the dismissal order. Asked if Mr Somchai was still qualified as a candidate for the top EC post, he said the EC would make the final call on the issue. Mr Somchai said Wednesday his candidacy should remain intact despite being ousted from the EC. Mr Somchai was highly critical of the government after the NLA voted to "set the EC to zero" by removing all of its existing members.
The Local Administration Department has advised all women to dress modestly during the Songkran holiday, or risk sexual harassment and assault. (File photo by Chanat Katanyu)Local authorities are telling women to avoid dressing in sexy outfits as they try to prevent sexual harassment or sex assault cases during next month's Songkran festival. He has told local governing bodies to come up with measures to better protect Songkran revellers and maintain order at tourist spots and entertainment venues during Songkran. He was accompanied more than 30 women who previously experienced unwanted sexual advances over Songkran. which was displayed at the University of Kansas, received widespread attention in the media in Thailand late last year.
The committee has informed the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation of its decision. If any marine parks are found to exceed their quota they will face legal action under Section 157 of the Criminal Code, he added. Mr Thon said 4.8 million foreign tourists from 34 countries visited Thai national marine parks last year. He cited a recent case in which a Western couple were captured on film sitting on soft coral near Koh Talang in the Tarutao National Marine Park in Satun. Another case involved a Chinese tourist walking on a coral reef in the Noppharat Thara National Marine Park near Phi Phi island in Krabi, Mr Thon said.
Under the order of the official TV censor, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), VoiceTV cannot air 'Tonight Thailand', including reruns, for 15 days. The suspension order was signed on Tuesday by Takorn Tanthasit, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), and became effective immediately. Voice TV executive Mekin Petplai said the TV station will lodge a case with the Administrative Court so that legal and disciplinary actions can be taken against the NBTC "as soon as possible", according to Matichon Online. The NBTC decided to issue a warning for Wake Up Thailand but suspended Tonight Thailand. Following the 2014 coup, Voice TV was suspended for 26 days, starting May 20, 2014.
Mr Sombat was there to register his new Grin (Firebrand) political party while Mr Somchai went to his former office to clear his desk. (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)Anti-coup campaigner Sombat Boonngamanong registered a political party called "Grin" on Wednesday, one of scores of newly formed parties eyeing the election tentatively set for February. "Our stance is that we oppose the idea of any outside prime minister," said Mr Sombat after submitting the party's application. Known for his media savvy, Mr Sombat registered the party's logo as "Ko Kai" with three crests. The Grin Party aims to appeal to all of Thai society not just the younger generation, he said.
US President Trump is seen at a recent lunch with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He is depending on key White cabinet members in his trade war including (from left) new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice-President Mike Pence and, right, Energy Secretary Rick Perry. As China's top customer, the US retains a great deal of influence over Chinese trade and employment. Close friends Japan, South Korea and Germany are all top 10 destinations for Chinese exports. If these countries took similar action against China as Mr Trump, they could squeeze leaders in Beijing with much greater force.
March 21, 2018 21:56 UTC
Operators have driven customers away and themselves to the wall through a series of strategic blunders, but Buppe San Nivas (Love Destiny) shows there are paths to successful TV programming. The massive viewership of period soap opera Buppe San Nivas (Love Destiny) offered a beacon to troubled TV operators, by showing consumers will not abandon their old TV screens as long as the content is good enough to keep them glued to the sofa. Operators have been asking themselves why the younger generation have shunned TV at home, and why consumers in general are moving away from this entertainment platform. As the Buppe San Nivas case may suggest, operators can still prevail if they stay close to their audience, and take a more proactive approach to the competition. Content is still king, and powerful enough to help them win over the lower-budget offerings of most over-the-top content producers.
March 21, 2018 21:33 UTC
She also called on Gen Prawit to resign as he had pledged to do earlier. She also asked whether other people would be granted the privilege of postponing interviews with the NAAC on four occasions as Gen Prawit had. Gen Prawit had previously vowed publicly to resign if people didn't want him to stay on, but he broke that promise. She said that that was why she went to the NACC's headquarters yesterday to find out what was going on in its investigation into the luxury watch scandal. Below: Gen Prawit checks his watch before a meeting with Cambodian defence minister Tea Banh.
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And the Set Zero solution – getting rid of all the street dogs – is not a solution anyway. These are not street dogs or strays and would, therefore, presumably, not be included in any Set Zero campaign. At Soi Dog, our operations have been driven for the past 15 years by a concept called CNVR (Capture, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release). In Phuket, we have reduced the street dog population from 80,000 in 2003 to an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 now. The schedules for Soi Dog mobile clinics are constantly updated on our Soi Dog Foundation Facebook Page.
If People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals really cares about animal welfare, it should go after China, where animal cruelty is prevalent and there is no law against it. If you google “animal cruelty in China”, I guarantee your hair will stand up straight. PETA was mum about recent dog-eating festivals in China, but it was agitated over circuses, dog shows and fashion shows in the US and the EU. Strangely, the group only goes after global businesses: franchise restaurants, cosmetic companies, fashion houses and pharmaceutical companies, all with big money. It makes me doubt if PETA really cares about animal welfare, and actually cares about something else.
THE AGRICULTURE and Cooperatives Ministry will set up a committee to investigate reports that conflicts of interest have plagued its procurement of anti-rabies vaccines. Numtis Thai did not supply the substandard anti-rabies vaccines to the LDD, Apai said. “The substandard anti-rabies vaccines were supplied by Vet Agritech Company Limited,” Apai said. He said prior to 2016, eight firms had registered anti-rabies vaccines with the FDA. After the issue of substandard vaccines emerged, just seven remain on the authorised list.
Spare a thought for poor A Johnsen, apparently down in the dumps because The Nation hardly prints his letters anymore. A quick check of their website reveals that they openly support democratic movements in 90 countries around the world, including Thailand. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and should be able to express it, and The Nation should be free to exercise its editorial discretion. Perhaps A Johnsen should spend less time poring over the output of dubious websites and return to the real world. Maybe then he might get more letters published.
The construction contractor is accompanied by his son, Prem, so the headmaster orders schoolboy Wichian to take Prem on a tour of the school. In the clip, when Wichian shows Prem the “Honest Shop”, a self-service snack shop, Prem grabs candies and snacks without leaving any money in the jar. After Wichian tells the headmaster about the incident, she instead tries to punish Wichian for not collecting money from Prem for the snacks. And the video is only the latest creative offering about a criminal case that has become a cultural phenomenon. Musician Xumet Ong-art recently wrote “Sat Narok Haeng Thungyai”, in English translating as “Hell-bound Beast of Thung Yai”, about a wealthy hunter intent on taking as a trophy the black leopard of Thung Yai.
There is no way to ask this tastefully, but let me try. Before she writes her best-selling book (profusely illustrated, I hope), which is bound to become an Academy Award-winning movie, could Ms Daniels please inform an avid public as to the approximate or precise dimensions of the presidential organ? It would also be helpful to know if its deployment techniques sufficed to satisfy a (presumably experienced) porn star. Should it not be forthcoming within a reasonable timeframe, I urge the dedicated editors and hard-hitting reporters of The Nation to perform a valuable public service by conducting a no-holds-barred, in-depth investigation to elicit the relevant data on this seminal issue. Always striving for the public good,Horace Beasley
Thus, in lieu of the Foreign Business Act, which focuses on nationality, we should attack actions which would damage our national interests. For example, why do we forbid non-Thais from majority ownership of listed companies? Arabian money controls Harrods of London; BMW owns Rolls-Royce, and three countries own Airbus: what’s the big deal about foreign ownership and control? Likewise, why do we forbid non-Thais from owning land? Permitting foreign land ownership will also greatly increase the income of the Thai peasantry that might want to sell, bettering their livelihoods – and isn’t that what we want?