Abuse against women still prevalent

Activists hold up placards with messages against domestic violence during a campaign in the capital. Bangkok Post In December 1999, the United Nations designated Nov 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to commemorate the murder of the Mirabal sisters, the three Dominican political activists who…

Legal threats need rethink

Government supporters may have cheered loudly when Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha declared he would apply "all laws and articles" against pro-reform demonstrators.Those laws include Section 112 of the criminal code, also known as the lese majeste law, which punishes people who defame or insult the King, Queen, heir apparent,…

Govt warns over Lao dam plan

The government threatened on Tuesday not to buy electricity from Sanakham dam in Laos after it learned the project might affect the Mekong River."The country's territory is our paramount concern," Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general to the Office of National Water Resources, said on Tuesday after a seminar on the Mekong River in…

Critical capital market challenges outlined

Critical capital market challenges outlined SMEs set to face tight liquidity in 2021 Pichit Akrathit, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, centre left, and Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, SEC secretary-general, third right, along with senior executives at the opening ceremony of the SEC Capital Market Symposium 2020. Thai capital markets face…

BDMS selling off portion of BH shares

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services has announced it will sell all its ordinary shares in Bumrungrad Hospital. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) has announced it will sell all its ordinary shares in Bumrungrad Hospital (BH), totalling around 180.7 million shares that represent 22.71% ownership, in a 18.6-billion-baht deal, following an earlier…

Thais to get 1st Covid shots by mid-2021

Thais to get 1st Covid shots by mid-2021 AstraZeneca doses to be produced locally Thai people will get their first jabs of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford by mid-2021 at the earliest, said Dr Nakhon Premsri, director of the National Vaccine Institute (NVI).The vaccine…

Protesters told CPB off-limits

Protesters told CPB off-limits Go near it and you'll be arrested, warn police Razor wire is installed on the walls of the Crown Property Bureau on Phitsanulok Road as part of stepped-up security ahead of a planned protest by pro-democracy demonstrators on Wednesday. (Photo by Arnun Chonmahatrakool) Police have warned…