DESPITE CONCERNS over the legality and negative impacts on the waterway, the Chao Phraya Riverside Promenade Project has been authorised and construction is scheduled to begin before August, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA).
THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL CLINICs set up to provide counselling to convicts, defendants on bail pending trial and suspects accused of taking drugs and domestic violence had been successful in lowering repeat offences over the past three years, Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Sirinya Sitdhichai said.
Investigators are convinced that political hardliners were behind Monday’s bombing at Phramongkutklao Hospital and the perpetrators are still in the country, national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said Thursday.
PHUKET: Patong public transport operators will continue to utilise 84 taxi stands for now until the Phuket Governor and Army 4 commander announce their final decision about the number of stands on the island.
A new taskforce intended to tackle illegal wildlife smuggling and trade online has opened a Facebook page to invite the public to share information with the taskforce and post updates about its suppression of the trade.
A suspect in a drugs case, Surasak Khanthamat – who fled a local police station’s detention cell in Roi Et’s Phon Thong district on Saturday with another suspect, Surachai Phumipak, and their two girlfriends – was recaptured along with the two women in a wooded area of Kalasin’s Na Mon district on Thursday morning.
In an effort to reduce the public nuisance caused by street beggars and promote job opportunities, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security will soon promulgate a draft panhandling-control strategy to be implemented over the next five years, with a clear distinction between panhandlers and street performers.