Monthly Archives: December 2016

Former city governor Bhichit Rattakul given five years for corruption

The Appeals Court has reversed an acquittal verdict for former Bangkok governor Bhicit Rattakul and sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment for malfeasance in office in connection with the purchase…

Section 44 invoked to speed up construction of the Taopoon-Bang Sue train connection

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has invoked Section 44 of the interim constitution to order the one-kilometre connection between the Purple and Blue lines from Bang Sue terminal to Taopoon terminal.The…

Boundary markings for the Royal funeral pyre

Deputy Prime Minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn on Monday presided over a religious ceremony to mark the boundary for the Royal funeral pyre for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sanam Luang.Altogether…

Four killed in a car accident in Chumporn

Four people, including the driver, were killed and scores were injured when a pick-up truck crashed into the gate of a house located on the roadside in Chumporn province on…

Dhammakaya-linked TV station has its license scrapped

The board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has decided on Monday to revoke the operating license of DMC TV station, the mouthpiece of Wat Dhammakaya.The board also…

Van driver fined 1,000 baht for peeing on a road in Hua Hin in broad daylight

A passenger van driver has been fined 1,000 baht for peeing on the road in Hua Hin resort town in broad daylight on Saturday.Hua Hin police superintendent Pol Col Sitthichai…

PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, expressed concern over the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que on December 19. PPF Secretary General Owais…

Nasdaq Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management Solutions for its BWise GRC Platform

NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ)  has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Operational Risk Management Solutions for BWise, its…

12 years on since deadly tsunami strike, 412 entombed bodies remain unidentified

Twelve years after devastating tsunami struck Thailand’s southern west coast in 2004 which left 5,395 Thais and foreigners dead, 2,817 missing and over 8,000 injured, there remains 412 unidentified bodies…