Labour Minister Assigns Spokesperson to Receive Donation of Consumer Goods to Support Flood Victims

On October 20, 2022, at 13.30 hours, the Labour Minister, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, assigned the Ministry of Labour’s Spokesperson (on Politics), Mrs. Thienrat Navamawat, to receive consumer goods from representatives of the Nakhon Pathom Provincial Employment Office. The Department of Employment’s Deputy Director-General, Ms. Bunyawee Khophan, and the Department of Employment’s Inspector-General, Mr. Sibmuenchai Phothisin, […]

Thailand Sets Long-Awaited Rules for Vetting Asylum Seekers

BANGKOK — Rights groups say the long-awaited rules Thailand’s government approved this month for screening foreigners seeking refuge from persecution in their home countries are likely to leave many worthy applicants in the lurch.   The United Nations refugee agency says Thailand currently hosts about 5,000 “urban refugees and asylum seekers,” though some rights groups […]

People in Sing Buri evacuate after river embankment fails

Hundreds of people in communities along Route 309, linking Sing Buri and Ang Thong provinces, were evacuated today (Sunday), after their communities became flooded following the partial collapse of a river embankment.   Villagers said that the embankment, in Phra Ngam sub-district, which is under construction, caved in at two locations, allowing water from the […]

12-year-old boy praised for administering CPR to child saved from drowning

A 12-year-old boy was lauded by the chief of Bangkok’s Min Buri district, Sakchai Saisuk, for administering CPR, which he learned at a rescue foundation, to a 6-year-old boy who had just been saved from drowning in a canal.   On Saturday, the district chief praised the boy, Siraphat Sri-ngarm, a Grade 6 student from […]

Situation following floods to return to normal in mid-November – ONWR

The situation following the floods in Thailand’s north-eastern, northern and central regions is expected to return to normal in mid-November, while the level of flooding is steadily falling as the country is approaches the annual cold and dry season, according to a forecast by the Office of National Water Resources.   ONWR Secretary-General Surasee Kittimonthon […]