Thai rice pledging, moisture content, and corruption
To receive the full 15,000 baht/tonne, the paddy must not hold more than 15% moisture content. If the moisture measuring device is rigged to show higher moisture content, the weight of paddy is deducted at 15kg per tonne for every 1% moisture level over the 15% limit.
Thailand asks Facebook to block 60,000 accounts on lese majesté charges
Thailand’s ICT Ministry told Facebook to block more accounts with suspected lèse majesté contents: 26,000 URL in Aug-Sept and 60,000 URL in Oct-[Nov]. Local Facebook users risk violating the computer law unknowingly by pressing the “like” or “share” button included with posted comment on anti-monarchy messages on Facebook, Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap said.
Thailand’s minimum wage challenged by Rising Inflation
Finance Minister Korn has previously spoken about a big increase in the minimum wage and then no increases for 5 years so perhaps that is how they may sell it to employers together with decreases in taxes for businesses.* Actually, BP sees the talk of increasing the minimum wage and other measures as a way to balance out the increasing food prices which is becoming a bigger political issue for the government as time goes on.