Anutin Charnvirakul, man in firing line for Thailand’s COVID crisis

Tycoon-turned-politician Anutin Charnvirakul may arguably be Thailand’s most-hated public health minister by now. But to be fair, his predecessors never had to tackle the world’s worst virus crisis in more than a century. Heading Bhumjaithai Party whose key election pledge was to legalise medical marijuana, Anutin took up the health portfolio in July 2019. But […]

Labour Minister Inspects 1506 Hotline Press 6, Advising Insured Persons on Proactive Covid-19 Screening; Facilities at the Thai-Japan Center in Din Daeng and Pathum Thani Vocational College Will Commence on May 5

 Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin inspected the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration and 1506 hotline, press 6, at the Social Security Office, as a way to contact and advise insured persons who cannot a place for testing and hospital for treatment in case of infection, whereby advising insured persons to test for Covid-19. On […]

One protester arrested after a clash in front of Bangkok Criminal Court

One Redem protester was arrested on Sunday night, following a clash between crowd control police and some hard-core protesters who refused to disperse after the protest in front of the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok. Pol Col Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, said Sunday night that some of the Redem protesters […]

Deputy Labour Minister Accelerates Skill Development to Deploy Thai Workers to China

On May 3, 2021, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that the Chinese government currently has a policy that requires skilled foreign workers with skills in the new industrial economy. The demand follows their 5-year National Social and Economic Development Plan to become a leading country in technology and innovation. China has a high demand for […]

Surcharge Reduction for Rice Exports to Europe Under Tariff Quotas

The Cabinet has approved two draft ministerial announcements to be issued by the Ministry of Commerce, one on rice exports to the European Union and the United Kingdom under tariff quotas, and the other on the setting of surcharges for rice exports to the European Union and the United Kingdom.   In the ministerial announcement […]

CAAT Tightens Measures against COVID-19 for Air Travel

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), in its strict measures against COVID-19, has announced operational guidance for airport service providers and airlines on domestic routes.   The announcement came after the Phuket COVID-19 Information Center had stated that passengers on seven flights from three airlines traveling to Phuket from 15 April 2021 must get […]