Corrections department to get tougher with inmates convicted for serious crimes

Criminals convicted for serious offences must be placed in the lowest classification to prevent the possibility of the inmates getting an early release and committing the crime again, the Department of Corrections is proposing.  It wants them to be placed in the lowest class, or “need immediate improvement”, director-general Narat Sawettanan said on Thursday (May […]

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Filipinos in Nonthaburi plead for food aid

Nonthaburi Filipinos say they need donations of food and basic necessities to help members of their community who have been left with no income during the pandemic crisis.  Jaycee Dilan, administrator of the Filipino Community in Nonthaburi Facebook group, said the situation remains dire for many community members, who cannot earn a living under lockdown.  […]

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Farming body unhappy with ban on paraquat, chlorpyrifos

A farming federation has expressed its frustration with the government’s decision to ban the use of chemicals paraquat and chlorpyrifos before having alternatives.  Last year’s ban decision was reaffirmed by the National Hazardous Substances Committee at its April 30 meeting, effective June 1.  Safe Farming Confederation Sukan Sangwanna secretary-general said there was currently no alternative […]

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Hotels association appeals to PM to help tackle sector woes

Thai Hotels Association (THA) has urged Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to come up with stimulus measures for the ailing industry.  The THA held a meeting held last week, together with other ministry executives, THA adviser Surapong Techaruvichit informed.  The association has suggested that local governments hold meetings in hotels, in order to generate business […]

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