THE GOVERNMENT should carefully study water-management plans and allow local people to get involved in projects’ review and planning processes, academics have said, warning that otherwise the projects would result in the same problems that troubled previous governments.
Social activist Srisuwan Janya filed a complaint with the Office of the Auditor-General on Monday, asking it to investigate Interior Minister and former Army chief General Anupong Paochinda over the Bt350-million airship that was recently decommissioned after only eight years in service.
AUTHORITIES tightened border controls to prevent smuggling while a leading international tobacco company yesterday urged the government to improve the structure of the tobacco tax to meet global standards after a new excise tax took effect over the weekend, raising the retail price of cigarettes and alcohol.
Some 548 formerly “stateless” students, who were born to ethnic minorities or displaced persons residing in Thailand before 1999, were granted citizenship at a ceremony presided over by Grisada Boonrach, the Permanent Secretary for the Interior on September 12,
Grisada gave each student a National Id Card .