The 7.7-billion-baht Women Empowerment Fund (WEF) has yet to fully realise its goodwill aspirations because of bureaucratic ennui and cronyism, critics said on the eve of the International Women’s Day on March 8.
The fund has dished out 130 million baht each to 20 highly populated provinces. Twenty-two medium-sized provinces have each got 100 million baht [...]
March 10, 2014 | Posted in Thailand News
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City Hall officers distributed 400 bags of rice and dry food to several poor communities in Pattaya and Banglamung as part of the ongoing welfare program funded through public and private businesses. Family members also were provided with free haircuts, family planning advice, and medical checkups at Banglamung Hospital.
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya’s marketing team, led by Juthaporn Huyakorn, director of Business Development and International Affairs, donated expired calendars to the Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind. The school recycles the paper to make documents in Braille.
In a determined attempt to curb the illicit gambling in Pattaya, police raided two gaming nests and arrested more than 50 players and organizers. Pattaya police went in force to a deserted area on Pratumnak Road where 19 men and women were arrested for playing Snap. The man admitting to being the ringleader expressed his [...]
A man was killed by his younger brother during a drinking session in Nongprue. Construction worker Apichai Simarong, 25, was stabbed in the neck and chest with a sword during an argument with his sibling. The two had been drinking with friends. Police pronounced the man dead on arrival; they are looking into the incident.
Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome awarded cups and prizes to winners of the Pattaya Water Festival 2014. He said the event, attended by many foreign experts and visitors, illustrated the importance of Pattaya in the calendar of international sporting events.
Praiwal Aromchuen, deputy city council president, opened the 2014 Swimming Open–the eleventh in a series of similar events. More than 400 girls and boys, aged 6 to 15, competed in the Swimming Open, which attracted participants from around Thailand. Aornwara Korapin, director of Tourism Promotion, awarded cash prizes and medallions to the winners.
A Chinese tourist rejected the transvestite who approached him on Soi Yamoto offering sex for money so the humiliated katoey, Anusorn Chaiyong, 23, impulsively faked an embrace with the man while snatching his Cannon camera as well as 8,300 baht. The victim, 62-year-old Hu Jin Hao, was on holiday here with a tour group. Anusorn [...]
A conflagration broke out at Wat Nongprue Temple due to an electrical fault. No fewer than 10 water trucks responded to the blaze. Damage to the temple was estimated at 50 million baht. Several pictures and antique furniture were lost. Witness Sunisa Thama, 16, who was sleeping nearby, was awakened by a loud bang. She [...]
by MBMG Group
March 31 sees the deadline for Thai personal income tax (PIT) submissions; April 8 if you submit your return online. This marks the first use of the new tax regime.
The main changes to the system are the imposition of new rates of 15 and 20 percent, which will be implemented on 2013 [...]