Extension costs spark govt concern

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has demanded that controversial plans for the northern expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport be clarified, in a bid to clear doubts surrounding the 42-billion-baht project.His ministry will be the first to decide whether to give the project's operator, Airports of Thailand (AoT), the go-ahead after the AoT…

Pheu Thai asks Thanik to reclaim Khon Kaen seat

The main opposition party, Pheu Thai, is confident of winning the Dec 22 by-election in Khon Kaen after formally nominating Thanik Maseepitak as its candidate.The party announced Mr Thanik's candidacy at a press briefing on Monday attended by executives headed by party leader Sompong Amornvivat. The announcement was made by…

Unemployment records Q3 increase

Office workers cross a pedestrian bridge in the Siam area. The NESDC reported unemployment of 1.04% in the third quarter. WICHAN CHAROENKIATPAKUL The unemployment rate in the third quarter edged up from the same period last year and the previous quarter because of a slowing economy, floods in the Northeast and…

Giveaways not working

The not-so-favourable economic performance has prompted the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration to draw up a fresh economic stimulus package to inject cash into the economy.The package, dubbed by Charnkrit Dejvitak, the vice-minister attached to the prime minister, as a "huge New Year present" for Thais, involves a raft of measures worth…

Please do not shoot the messengers

Media organisations in Thailand discuss restrictions under the military regime to mark International Press Freedom Day on May 3. Thiti Wannamontha At the 40th Unesco General Conference in Paris last week, a plethora of issues affecting global well-being were discussed. These days big and small members dutifully raise their voices, remarkably…

PM courts S Korean money for EEC plan

PM courts S Korean money for EEC plan Moon summit talks prompt invitation Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Bangkok Post file photo) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday urged South Korean businesses to invest in Thailand, especially in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), government…

Phitsanulok seeking to rebrand image

Phitsanulok seeking to rebrand image published : 26 Nov 2019 at 05:44 A trail running event is scheduled for the cool season at Kwai Noi Bumrungdan Dam. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha) Phitsanulok wants to transcend its reputation as the gateway province of the North, offering new tourism products to extend…

MP Pareena charged over chicken farm

MP Pareena charged over chicken farm Forest chiefs sure plots are state land Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP Pareena Kraikupt, centre. The Royal Forest Department (RFD) has charged Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP Pareena Kraikupt with encroaching on 46 rai of forest land in Ratchaburi, said the department chief, Atthaphon…