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Government must decide on withdrawal of money to repay farmers
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) - According to the Finance Permanent-Secretary, a decision to withdraw additional money from the central budget to repay farmers under the rice-pledging scheme, rests solely with the government. Rangsan Sriworasart, the Finance Permanent-Secretary, has revealed that many disgruntled farmers have demanded the government withdraw an additional 40 billion baht from the central budget to cover their overdue payments. Should the government accede to their request,

Pheu Thai members expected to meet with Thaksin in HK
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014, (NNT) - Many members of the Pheu Thai Party are planning to have a meeting with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, this weekend in Hong Kong. According to sources within the party, the ex-premier would visit the Chinese enclave after making a stop in Beijing. The weekend meeting will discuss the current political situation in Thailand as well as formulate plans ahead of the Charter Court’s ruling on the corruption charges against his sister, Prime Minister

This year’s Songkran spending expected to be close to last year
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says cash flow during this year’s Songkran celebrations will be close to that of last year. Mr. Anupharp Thirarath, Deputy TAT Governor, gave an overview of Songkran celebrations in main provinces, saying there have been high numbers of both foreign and local tourists coming out to celebrate the annual festivities. He expected that the amount of cash circulating in country this year will be close to that of 2013. As for

NACC to establish its own security force
BANGKOK, 17 April 2014, (NNT) - National Anti Corruption Commissioner Wicha Mahakhun has revealed that his agency is considering establishing its own security force after several threats and attacks have been made to its members due to their consideration of important cases. According to the NACC spokesperson, the security unit in question constitutes a normal part of an independent agency in the international community, adding that the Administrative and Justice Courts are also embracing the

'late Songkran' celebrations kick off in Chonburi
CHONBURI, 17 April 2014 (NNT) – Songkran celebrations throughout the country died down on Wednesday but the 'late Songkran' festival in Chonburi was just kicking off. Wan Lai 'late Songkran' celebrations commenced on Wednesday along the whole stretch of the road next to Bang Saen Beach. Revelers also enjoyed water splashing on Khao Lam Rd. and Sukhumwit Rd. The extended festivities will finally end on April 19 with the final day of Wan Lai Patthaya. Meanwhile in Chiang Rai, the final day

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