Public Health Ministry confirms local outbreak under control [Video]

The Ministry of Public Health is confident the local covid-19 outbreak is contained and controlled. The Disease Control Department said even though the daily cases have been three-digit numbers in the past week.Keep watching ...

Thailand Rejects New Technical Report on Large-Scale Lao Mekong Mainstream Dam

Thailand has rejected a new technical report on Laos’ Sanakham dam project, one of nine large-scale Mekong River mainstream dams integral to Vientiane’s controversial economic strategy of becoming the “Battery of Southeast Asia.”The 684-megawatt Sanakham dam is one of seven future dams in various stages ...

Health workers on the frontline first in queue for vaccination

The first 50,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine expected to arrive in Thailand early next month will be administered to frontline healthcare workers in Samut Sakhon, Mae Sot district of Tak and in the southern border provinces, a communicable diseases expert revealed on Saturday.Dr Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai parliament passes new abortion bill

The Thai parliament on Wednesday (20 January) passed a new bill allowing abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy.But the bill does not decriminalize abortion, as abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy still carries a prison sentence of up to 6 months or ...

Office of National Water Resources to run Mun River study

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWS) is planning to use concepts from the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process to study the management of water along the Mun River basin, which covers 10 provinces in the northeastern region.The study is expected to be completed by ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Govt under pressure as questions raised over its wisdom and transparency in vaccine deals

An adviser to the prime minister has defended the government’s vaccine deal after it came under fire from critics.Somchai Jitsuchon, an adviser to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the economy, posted on his Facebook account that the government had considered many vaccine deal options, such ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Cut eyed for worker SSF portion

The Labour Ministry will seek cabinet approval for a reduced contribution to the Social Security Fund (SSF) by employees from 3% to 0.5% in February and March to ease the financial plight of employees affected by Covid-19.Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin on Friday said the board ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cabinet set to consider tax assistance steps

State aid measures for struggling taxpayers, including deadline extensions for filing income taxes, a 90% reduction in land and building taxes and a reduced 0.01% fee for property transfers and mortgages, are scheduled to go before the cabinet next week.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made an ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Co-pay scheme generates B70bn

Capital worth 70 billion baht circulated in the economy during the 3½ months of the co-payment subsidy scheme, says the Finance Ministry.From Oct 1, 2020 to Jan 21, 2021, the total amount spent via the e-wallet application under the co-payment scheme was 70 billion baht, ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Air pollution hits worst levels so far this year

Central Thailand saw the worst air quality since the start of the year Friday, with the capital Bangkok reaching an unhealthy level of 174 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the morning.Citizens are being advised to wear masks outside, run an air purifier, close ...

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