Harsh new penalties for forced labour, abuse of employees

The National Legislative Assembly has approved harsher punishments for employer, ranging from a maximum 400,000 baht fine to the death penalty, for use of forced labour, abuse or torture leading to a worker’s death.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

EXCLUSIVE: What went wrong with THE RICE BILL?

Legislation set for final reading coming week appears to have been gutted of measures to improve production and reward farmers for their hard work and wisdom.Everyone involved agrees that the rice bill – Thailand’s first legislation aimed at guiding holistic management of production – began ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Community Forest Bill passes NLA

The long-awaited Forest Community Bill has finally been approved by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), putting an end to campaigns by environmentalists and villagers – dating back almost three decades – to have more say in the designation of green areas.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bill on protection of fishing crew sails through, despite protests from operators

A draft bill for the better protection of fishing-vessel crews sailed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday.NLA members voted unanimously to endorse the Bill on Labour Protection in the Fisheries Sector, which the government said would bring the conditions on fishing vessels up to ...

Kanittha Thepajorn

Six digital bills passed in Thailand by NLA

According to a recent report, six digital bills were passed during the second round of the National Legislative Assembly, according to the Minister of Digital Economy and Society.The six digital bills are The Electronics Transaction Organisation Restructuring bill, the Data Protection bill, the Cybersecurity bill, ...

Alita Sharon

Cybersecurity, data protection bills await NLA approval

The Cabinet has approved cybersecurity and personal data-protection bills for enactment by the National Legislative Assembly, paving the way for the country to enforce legal safeguards for the rapidly-growing digital economy and society.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

NLA accepts draft amendment Arbitration Act

The National Legislative Assembly of Thailand (NLA) has accepted in principle the draft amendment Arbitration Act which would allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.Keep watching ...

NLA to debate on marijuana bill on Friday

The National Legislative Assembly is due to debate Friday (Nov, 23) on the amendments to the Narcotics Act to pave the way for the use of marijuana extracts for medical purpose, said Somchai Sawaengkarn, secretary of the parliamentary affairs extraordinary committee.Keep reading ...

NLA discusses EEC and national progress

The deputy prime minister has reiterated government achievements over the past four years at a dinner talk organized by the National Legislative Assembly’s (NLA) Welfare Committee. The dinner was chaired by NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai who remarked that over the past four years the assembly ...

Itiporn Lakarnchua

NLA to deliberate draft law on government welfare next week

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is scheduled to convene two sittings in the coming week, with one matter set to be the deliberation of a draft law on government welfare.Keep watching ...

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