Thailand’s Political Developments

Following the declaration of martial law by the Royal Thai Army, effective from 03.00 hr on 20 May 2014, life in Thailand continues as normal.

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Martial Law Has Been Announced

Army Commander-in-Chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha, has declared martial law covering the whole country as of 03:00 a.m. on 20 May 2014 onwards.

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Thai Economy in the First Quarter and Outlook for 2014

Protracted political turbulence slowed down Thailand’s economic growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB).

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Thailand Emphasizes People-Centered Development

Thailand has emphasized that sustainable development can only be accomplished by placing people at the center.

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Joint Efforts against Drugs by Local Communities in Yala

Local residents in the southern border province of Yala have joined forces in fighting the drug problem, with mosques as the centers of the anti-drug campaign.

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Economic Developments and Outlook of the Thai Economy

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul has reaffirmed that Thailand’s fundamentals are strong despite the heavy costs of political uncertainty.

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Thailand Prepares to Host the Asian Beach Games 2014

Thailand is preparing to host the fourth Asian Beach Games from 14 to 23 November 2014 in Phuket province, one of the best-known beach destinations in the Andaman Sea.

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Thailand to Host the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

Thailand is scheduled to host the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) at the Royal Cliff Hotel, Pattaya, in Chon Buri province between 19 and 21 May 2014.

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Southern Border Provinces Seek to Expand Halal Business in India

The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center has urged India to help in the expansion of the Thai halal business in the Indian market.

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Developing Samila Beach in Songkhla to Welcome More ASEAN Visitors

The southern border province of Songkhla is developing its famous beach “Samila” as a regional tourist attraction to welcome more visitors, following the establishment of the ASEAN Community in 2015.



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