Thailand to limit much criticized practice of shackling inmates
Thailand officially announced that it will end shackling inmates with iron chains and bars at maximum-security Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi, ending a century-old practice which draws ire among rights groups as a human rights violation.
Central Group plans B90bln ($3bln) investment in three years
The Central Group of Companies is poised to explore new business and investment opportunities at home and elsewhere in Asean. A minimum of 30 billion baht has been earmarked for expansion during each of these next three years, according to a recent press briefing.
Service fee for Thailand’s mobile phones must be adjusted to be not higher than 99 satang per minute starting January 1, a senior official of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission NBTC announced today.
Thailand’s tourism ambiance during the Chinese Lunar New Year festival drew large numbers of Thai and foreign travellers streaming into the major southern province of Songkhla as well as the northern province of Chiang Rai.
PTT Exploration and Production wins concession for two oil blocks in Myanmar
PTT Exploration and Production Plc, PTTEP has won its bids for two onshore oil blocks in Myanmar, Thai Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan said Wednesday after he met his Myanmar counterpart U Than Htay on Tuesday.