Wissanu defends court decision on Thamanat

Thamanat: Doubts 'put to rest'. The controversy surrounding the qualifications of key Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) figure Thamanat Prompow, also deputy minister for agriculture and cooperatives, has been put to rest following the Constitutional Court's ruling on the matter, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.The public has cast doubts on Capt…

Phuket launches rapid antigen test drive

Phuket has announced it will launch rapid Covid-19 antigen testing from Friday until May 15 to speed up the detection of cases and control the spread of the virus.Piyapong Choowong, deputy Phuket governor, said the provincial disease control committee's meeting approved the plan on Thursday to carry out the tests on…

Foreigners to get ‘equal access’

Foreigners to get 'equal access' Jab booking systems to get upgrade to include everyone A truck sprays disinfectant on to the streets in Ratchaburi's Muang district on Thursday after a spike in Covid-19 cases. Several of those infected were found to have taken part in social activities. (Photo: Saichon Srinuanjan)…

Thai shippers upbeat about 6-7% growth

Thai shippers upbeat about 6-7% growth Industry requests government help Thai shippers upgraded their export growth forecast to 6-7% this year from a 3-4% projection in December. (Bangkok Post photo) Thai shippers upgraded their export growth forecast to 6-7% this year from a 3-4% projection in December, helped by the…

Schools free to decide how to teach in new term

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) will allow schools to decide how to provide teaching to students when new semester opens on June 1.Obec secretary-general Amporn Pinasa said Obec and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) have been assessing control zones for schools and considering their readiness…

‘Rung’ released on bail after 59 days

'Rung' released on bail after 59 days Condition is she must not get involved in activities tarnishing monarchy Panusaya 'Rung' Sithijirawattanakul (left) is greeted by her sister after she was released from the Central Women's Correctional Institution on Thursday. (iLaw photo) The Criminal Court has approved bail for the temporary…

B150m meth pills seized, 4 arrests

Nakhon Phanom governor Kraisorn Kongchalard, centre, and senior police and soldiers announce the arrest of the four people and seizure of 770,000 meth pills in Tha Uthen district of Nakhon Phanom, at a media briefing on Thursday. (Photo: Pattanapong Sripiachai) NAKHON PHANOM: Four suspected drug couriers have been arrested and…

Coronavirus closes district’s health system in Trang

Coronavirus closes district's health system in Trang Workers infected at Prachuap fruit factory TRANG: The public health system in Ratsada district has been forced to shut down after 60 medical staff were infected with Covid-19, and the others put in mandatory quarantine.Bancherd Sukpipatpanont, chief of the Trang provincial health office,…

About 2,000 teachers face unemployment

A total of 1,964 teachers of maths and science under the Office of the Basic Education Commission due to be laid off in September have sought help from the Education Ministry.Somkid Homnet, president of the People's Sector Network against Corruption, said the teachers have been employed under a special project…

Immigration police suspect Thai-Chinese surrogacy

Immigration police commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang Police have suspected a case of illegal surrogacy after a Chinese woman was arrested while trying to leave the country with a baby and a fake birth certificate on Wednesday, according to the Immigration Bureau.Immigration police commissioner Pol Lt Gen Sompong Chingduang said…