PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community How the bill was pushed through The Nation/Phuket Gazette Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij explained that the upper chamber would not address whether the bill was a fiscal issue as the House had already ruled out the government’s fiscal responsibility. He also … [Read more...] about Phuket Gazette Thailand News: House pushes Amnesty Bill through
PHUKET: Thailand’s leading think tank has proposed a “survival strategy” for the nation: an exit from the current economic and political distress by transforming the country into a “welfare state” that would help bridge wealth and income disparity. The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), led by its chairman, Dr Nipon Poapongsakorn, says the group’s research has … [Read more...] about OPINION: Is Phuket ready for welfarism?
KAMALA: More than 40 police officers forced beachfront food stall vendors and sun-bed operators to vacate Kamala Beach yesterday morning, to clear the area for the tsunami memorial services on Monday. Gazette the beach was cleared after an order from Phuket Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura, because Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to visit the area. Gazette yesterday. … [Read more...] about Vendors forced from Kamala Beach