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Thai economy hit by China’s zero-Covid policy, import restrictions: NESDC

China’s zero-Covid policy, agricultural import restrictions, and shift away from global dependence will hit Thailand’s economy, warned a government agency on Sunday.The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said it was monitoring China closely after the country imposed Covid-19 lockdown measures on Shanghai and ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand raises age of legal immunity from 10 to 12 years old

Thailand has raised the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old unconditionally and to 15 years with conditions, under a legal amendment that took effect on Sunday.The 29th amendment to the Criminal Code replaces Section 73 and states: “Children under the age of 12 ...

The Nation Reporter

Inflation rises in April

Thailand’s inflation rate saw a continuous increase in April, due to the rising fuel prices driven by the armed conflict in Ukraine. The Thai government’s trade policy office now expects the average inflation rate for the entire year to fall within the expected 4-5% margin.Continue ...

Co-payment scheme to be extended

The government has pledged to implement a fifth phase of the “Khon La Khrueng” co-payment subsidy scheme after Friday approving tourism stimulus packages to revitalise the embattled sector.According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the government wants to extend the scheme and is studying the possibility ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TAT keen on 20m goal

Thai tourism remains on course to reach 20 million arrivals next year as the prime minister predicted, following the easing of travel rules on May 1, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).“The industry next year is poised to strengthen from this year, making ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

PM orders govt to cut power use by 20% as fuel crisis deepens

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered all government agencies to reduce their energy usage by 20 per cent as Thailand struggles with the fuel price crisis.Prayut said the Energy Ministry had proposed several measures to reduce energy usage, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry confirms revising criteria for administering Covid booster dose

The Ministry of Public Health recently confirmed it had changed the formula for administering booster doses of the Covid-19 booster vaccines.There have been discussions on social media on whether the ministry had actually changed the formula. The Anti-Fake News Centre Thailand investigated this issue on ...

The Nation Reporter

Groundwater: Making the invisible visible

Climate change is causing global temperatures to rise, putting our most visible sources of water at risk. From Spain to parts of the African continent, droughts are being experienced at unprecedented levels. Madagascar last year faced a food crisis that left 1.3 million people facing ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt to subsidise workers' SSF contributions May-July

The government will subsidise registered workers’ welfare payments after the cabinet agreed to reduce their contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) in light of economic pressures, says the Labour Ministry.The decision to reduce workers’ contribution was among 10 measures agreed by the cabinet last ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Growth outlook needs rejig

The Finance Ministry plans to revise its 2022 forecast for Thai economic growth next month, focusing on the impact of rising inflation and spiking energy prices, says a ministry source who requested anonymity.The ministry is worried the Russia-Ukraine war will affect its target for foreign ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

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