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Authorities acting fast after disasters sap tourist confidence

PHUKET: A spate of tourist speedboat accidents that have injured many foreign and Thai passengers has prompted officials to expedite stricter safety measures to allay the fears of prospective tourists who plan to visit popular marine attractions in Krabi and Phuket.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 8:09 pm

Railways, trams to hit fast-track in 2018

This will be a "strong" year for plans to kick-start provincial public transport systems across the country, with such plans in at least five provinces on the government's radar, says Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) chief Chaiwat Thongkamkoon.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 7:01 pm

The importance of testing assumptions in the disruptive world

In my previous article, I touched on the downfalls of the comfort zone and how stepping into the discomfort zone is critical in our rapidly changing world. In this article, I will push further into how testing our assumptions through discomfort is important in our disruptive world.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 4:49 pm

Police boast of anti-trafficking achievements

Thai police boasted several achievements in fighting human trafficking last year, highlighting prosecution against wrongdoers including government officials.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:35 pm

Foreign 'Romeos' continue preying on wealthy Thai women

Foreign gangs behind romance scams targeting wealthy Thai women are flourishing, despite intensive efforts to crack down on the crime.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

Mirror, mirror who's the fairest PM of all?

Bangkok Poll, of the research centre of Bangkok University, reported over the weekend that the popularity rating of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dropped to 36.8% from the 52.8% recorded in its opinion survey conducted in May last year.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

Regime 'strays from the path of reform'

Deputy Democrat Party leader Nipit Intarasombat has offered his take on why Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will prefer to be an unelected prime minister after the general election.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

Graftbuster victims have little faith in a just verdict

While the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is probing Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon over his luxury watch scandal, some politicians once indicted by the anti-graft body for false asset declarations are unconvinced the regime's No.2 man will face the same fate as they did.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

Govt crises 'entirely of own making'

The Pheu Thai Party says the government now faces crises entirely of its own making which threaten its downfall.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm

Fear of fallout over baht's rise

The baht's continuous rise is once again the topic of contentious discussions, with businesses operating in the real sector making the most noise.

Posted on 21 January 2018 | 3:30 pm


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