Debt moratorium policy an exercise in futility?

At the first meeting of the Cabinet on September 13, the new government announced a debt moratorium policy for farmers and small businesses. It was a common refrain of many…

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Ex-farm chicken eggs to go up to 4 baht each from Friday

Consumers will be expected to pay more for chicken eggs after poultry farmers agreed to charge an extra 20 satang per egg, bringing the ex-farm price to 4 baht each…

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Poultry farmers on alert for bird flu as WHO reports disease presence in China

Poultry farmers in Thailand have been warned to be on alert after the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the re-emergence of H5N6 bird flu in China, with five people infected,…

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Pheu Thai MP throws rice in Parliament to protest PM, minister’s absence 

Pheu Thai Party MP for Chiang Rai, Pichet Chuamuangphan, was ordered by House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to clean the floor of the parliament chamber today (Thursday). He had thrown rice…

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Rescue workers try to save hundreds of pigs from drowning in flood water

Many pigs have drowned while some were saved by rescue workers after water from the swollen Chi River swept into riverside pig farms in Phra Yuen district of Thailand’s north-eastern…

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BAAC offers 1 year debt moratorium to 3.3 million farmers and farmer’s groups

Thailand’s state-run Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Co-operatives (BAAC) has agreed to grant a one-year debt moratorium to 3.3 million farmers, farmer’s groups, agricultural cooperatives and village funds from April….

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Government rolls out three new economic stimulus packages

In yet another attempt to boost the economic growth rate, from Q3’s 2.4%, the cabinet today rolled out three new stimulus packages to ease a backlog of 270,000 unsold condominium…

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Farmers rally to demand delay of ban on three farm chemicals

A large group of farmers, dressed in black, gathered in front of Government House this morning to demand a delay in the enforcement of the ban on three farm chemicals,…

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“Nong Milk” wins drone racing championship in Hong Kong

Eleven-year-old school girl Wanya “Nong Milk” Wanpong brought fame to Thailand for the second time in less than two weeks when she won a 9-nation international drone race at an…

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Farmers affected by flood waters from Tham Luang to get compensation

Farmers whose rice fields have been damaged by flooding as a resul of water being drained out of the Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non National Park will get a compensation…

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