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Thai healthcare gets a global nod of approval

Pracharat bill ‘a setback for goal of a welfare state’
Subsidising only a part of population won’t ease economic disparity: critics

Safer roads will boost Thai GDP by 22 per cent: World Bank
THAILAND could gain significant long-term economic benefit by making the roads safer and saving its mainly young and capable population from premature death in accidents, the World Bank says.

E-sports commentator – new career of choice
DESPITE DROPPING out of vocational school, Donpraphop Tiendam still managed to land a unique job that may not ring any bells for those outside the e-sports world.

Anti-narcotics operations in Surat Thani in high gear
Authorities have been trying to thwart the flow of illicit drugs to tourist islands like Samui and Pha Ngan.

Thai Union committed to help Thailand deal with sustainable fishing challenges
THAILAND’S progress in promoting human rights in the fishing industry will be addressed in a panel session on modern slavery and human trafficking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today in New York.

What prehistoric secrets might this Krabi cave hold?
A physician has urged state agencies to conduct a scientific survey of a Krabi cave where he found fossils of suspected prehistoric Java rhinos and hyenas.

Unesco visits Kui Buri park to gauge situation
Representatives of Unesco’s World Heritage Committee visited the Kui Buri National Park on Sunday to gather information about the conflicts it has been hit with, and gauge if the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex, which it is part of, can be granted the World Heritage Site status.

The fact that, globally, one in nine deaths is attributed to air pollution should cause everyone to pay attention to air-quality indexes and find means of protection

PM confident no massive flooding this year
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased with the Royal Irrigation Department’s handing of waters from upstream rivers and is confident there will be no massive flooding in central provinces this year.

BMA set to swoop on pigeon fanciers
BANGKOK has too many pigeons, according to health officials, and anyone caught feeding them can now be fined or jailed.

Ford ordered to pay customers Bt23m
‘Historic’ verdict hailed by lawyer after car giant found to have sold defective vehicles

Special Report : Official air quality standards raise concerns
Acceptable PM2.5 levels in Thailand still too high and fail to meet world standards, say critics.

Ford ordered to pay Bt23 million to 296 owners of faulty vehicles
Ford Thailand was ordered on Friday to pay compensation worth Bt23 million to buyers of three of its models that were found to have defective clutch and gear systems.

Many rape cases stalled or ‘settled’ by police, says foundation
MOST RAPE CASES – including child rape cases – are “settled” by police before they reach court, according to the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation, which monitors rape case reports and helps victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Assessment reports of Pak Lay and Pak Beng dam found to be identical
Plagiarism has been detected in the Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (TBESIA) as well as Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of the proposed Pak Lay Dam project in Laos.

Pattani court sentences duo to death over Big C bombing
THE PATTANI Provincial Court yesterday sentenced Su-ai-mee Sama-ae and Sama-ae Mamah to death for their role in the 2017 Big C department store bomb attack that injured 61 people, including children, and caused millions of baht worth of property damage, Pattani Task Force commander Maj-General Jatuporn Kalampasut said.

NHRC to probe Army’s ‘special measures’ in Pattani district
THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken up a complaint by Pattani residents against the Fourth Army Region’s declaration of “special control zones” in Nong Chik district.

Loan-shark victims get land back
Over 4,000 land documents returned in ceremonies nationwide yesterday

Confusion over number of missing Thawan paintings
A police chief investigating a claim that 113 paintings of late national artist Thawan Duchanee had gone missing from his house on Thursday cast doubt on the allegation by saying that officers could so far only confirm that 10 could not be found.

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