Opposition to show proof against targets

At least seven cabinet ministers will be grilled during an upcoming censure debate when the opposition is expected to provide evidence to back the charges to be levelled against the government.Chief opposition whip Sutin Klungsang said the opposition parties have "receipts", or proof of wrongdoing, to show the government has…

MP calls for court charter drafting role

Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) list-MP Paiboon Nititawan has proposed that MPs and senators be allowed to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on the legitimacy of the charter drafting process.Mr Paiboon, also vice chairman of the House committee vetting charter amendment bills, said he has asked the panel to include…

MPs fret over learning shift

MPs fret over learning shift Education inequality grows amid outbreak MPs and businessman have voiced concerns that the shift to online learning will worsen Thailand's existing educational inequality, making it harder for low-income students to learn.Speaking at an online forum via Facebook Live held by Satsanu Patham School on Thursday,…

Q1 price index for housing supply poised to fall

The current outbreak will likely lead to a fall in the price index for housing supply in Greater Bangkok in the first quarter, with discounts and campaigns still necessary to clear inventory, according to the Real Estate Information Center (REIC).Vichai Viratkapan, REIC acting director-general, said property developers need to use…

Activist urges equal welfare distribution

A group led by anti-government protest leader Panupong Jadnok gather outside the Finance Ministry to demand fair and equal access to government financial aid following the latest Covid-19 outbreak. (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill) A political activist on Friday led a protest outside the Finance Ministry, urging the government to rehabilitate people…

Online learning prompts error message

In this Jan 5 photo, a student and his mother drop by at his school in Samut Prakan to pick up educational material to study at home after the government ordered school closures in response to a new wave of Covid-19 infections. Somchai Poomlard Since the second Covid-19 outbreak began, the…

Fares need govt oversight

The government, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and skytrain operator must settle the new fares of the Green Line service before Feb 16 to protect commuters.The new maximum fare of 104 baht, down from the original 158 baht, as approved by the BMA on Jan 15, is a result of…