MORE THAN 20 per cent of patients needing emergency treatment have died on their way to hospital because of delays due to traffic jams and uncooperative motorists, National Institute of Emergency Medicine (NIEM) secretary-general Anucha Setthasathian said.
CHANGES to the 2014 interim charter to allow the King discretion on the designation of a regent and to permit the prime minister to reacquire the draft constitution from the King so it can be adjusted was endorsed and promulgated on Sunday, as announced in the Royal Gazette website.
Deputy Prime Minister ACM Prajin Juntong will share the chairmanship of the newly appointed national reform preparation committee with Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, who is in charge of economic affairs.
DEPUTY Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has suggested favouring provincial governors with “development vision” who are professional managers, but the Interior Ministry will still have the final say in selecting them, the prime minister said yesterday.
Student activist Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattararaksa – charged last month with violating the lese majeste law and the Computer Crime Act for sharing online a BBC Thai article about the monarchy – will sit an exam in jail if a court rejects his latest request for bail, said Rights and Liberties Protection Department chief Pitikarn Sithidej on Monday.
THE rough hands of veteran ferry driver Chalin Cheableam steer a small boat up the river to the Khon Phee Lhong rapids on the Mekong River.
In his late 50s and having navigated boats on the Mekong River since he was teenager, Chalin has many stories about the geographical signatures of the river and connections to local lore.