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DIT to regulate product sizes
BANGKOK, 24 April 2014, (NNT) – The Department of Internal Trade (DIT) is set to control the methods of product distribution from consumer product manufacturers in order to prevent unfair trading. Santichai Santhawanpaet, the Deputy Director-General of the DIT, revealed that consumers have made several complaints about manufacturing companies of daily consumer products such as soap, champoo, and detergents. According to the Director-General, the manufacturers have released at least 20 to 30

Pheu Thai thanks EC for discussing holding general election with political parties
BANGKOK, 24 April 2014 (NNT) – The Pheu Thai Party thanked the Election Commission on Wednesday for meeting with political parties to discuss the holding of the upcoming general election. Pheu Thai spokesman Phromphong Noppharit thanked the EC for the latter's effort, and for suggesting that the general election could be held within 90 days or by July 20. However, he asserted the political parties involved in Wednesday's talk viewed that the poll should take place within 45-60 days, because

PM urges NACC to inspect rice stock to determine whether rice was really missing
BANGKOK, 24 April 2014 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asserted that rice in the government's stockpile has not gone missing as suspected by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), urging the latter to conduct an inspection of the government's rice stock to determine whether rice was really missing. Ms. Yingluck wrote on her Facebook that figures in the documents from the rice mortgage accounting sub-committee did not take into account the 2.9 million tons of rice in the

PM’s lawyer insists NACC hear more witnesses on rice case
BANGKOK, 24 April 2014 (NNT) – A lawyer defending Prime Minister Yingluck in the charge related to the rice pledging scheme has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to allow more witnesses to testify for the Prime Minister. Mr. Bancha Parameesanaporn, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s lawyer, submitted a letter to the NACC requesting that the latter summon four more witnesses in defense of the Premier over the charges of negligence of duty and failure to stop corruption in

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