Thailand’s Central Bank Raised Key Policy Rate As Economy Recovers

BANGKOK, Thailand’s central bank, yesterday, decided to raise its key policy rate for the fourth consecutive time, by 25 basis points, in an effort to curb high inflation and support economic recovery.   The Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee voted unanimously, to raise the policy rate from 1.25 percent to 1.50 percent, effective immediately. […]

Galactic photo shoot captures 3 billion stars

A galactic photo shoot has captured more than 3 billion stars and galaxies in one of the biggest sky surveys ever.   A dark-energy camera on a telescope in Chile made the observations over two years, focusing on the Southern Hemisphere sky. The National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab released the survey results this week.   Shown […]

Heavy rain forecast for southern Thailand until next Wednesday

People living in Thailand’s 11 southern provinces are advised to brace for heavy to very heavy rainfall from today until next Wednesday, which may lead to flash flooding and river overflows, due to the intensifying north-easterly monsoon covering the Gulf of Thailand and the south.   According to the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast, heavy rain […]

Govt. assures sufficient fruit and veg for Chinese New Year’s celebrations

There are sufficient fruit and vegetables in Bangkok’s markets to meet the demands of Thai-Chinese residents during the Chinese New Year celebrations next week, according to Udom Srisongkram, deputy director-general of the Internal Department   He said yesterday (Thursday) that officials have surveyed Bangkok’s two main wholesale markets, Talad Thai and Talad Simummuang, and found […]

6 million methamphetamine pills seized, five men arrested in Chiang Rai

Officers from the office of Thailand’s Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) seized six million methamphetamine pills, hidden in three vehicles, and arrested five men in Wiang Pa Pao district of the northern province of Chiang Mai earlier this week.   Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said today (Wednesday) that anti-narcotics officers stopped a timber truck and two […]

New head of Thailand’s National Parks Department appointed

Atthaphon Charoenchansa, director-general of Marine and Coastal Resources Department, was appointed the director-general of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Wednesday, with immediate effect by Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-archa.   Formerly director-general of Forest Department, Atthaphon replaces Rutchada Suriyakul Na Ayutya, who was arrested in December on corruption charges and […]