Thailand Removed from FATF Public Statement on Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism

The Ministry of Justice of Thailand has received a letter from the President of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), informing that Thailand has been removed from its public statement categorizing the country as a jurisdiction with insufficient progress in addressing the deficiencies of its Anti Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Strategy.

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The Thai Economy Expected to Remain Resilient Despite the Stronger Baht

The Monetary Policy Committee has expressed concern over recent volatility and the rapid appreciation of the baht. Despite exchange rate appreciation, it expects the Thai economy to remain resilient, which is in line with other agencies’ assessments.

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Public Relations Department of Thailand and Its Work in International Public Relations

The Government Public Relations Department (PRD) celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2013. As the major public relations organization and information center of Thailand, PRD has carried out both domestic and international public relations work.

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Thailand’s Huge Investments in Water Management Infrastructure and Transport Projects

Thailand will invest 350 billion baht, or 11.5 billion US dollars, in a well-integrated water management infrastructure and flood prevention system. It will also invest 2.2 trillion baht, or 66.7 billion dollars, in transportation and logistics projects.

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80 Years of the Public Relations Department of Thailand

The Public Relations Department of Thailand, known in short as PRD, is scheduled to celebrate its 80th anniversary on 2-3 May 2013.

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Prime Minister to Pay an Official Visit to Mongolia

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will pay an official visit to Mongolia to strengthen bilateral relations and promote further cooperation between the two countries.

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Seeking Measures to Help Exporters Affected by the Stronger Baht

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed appropriate agencies to seek measures to help exporters affected by the ongoing appreciation of the baht.

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Ensuring Justice Emphasized for Peace-Building in the Southern Border Provinces

The Government has emphasized the principle of ensuring justice, as part of the peace-building process in the southern border provinces.

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Thai-Cambodian Relations to Remain Cordial Regardless of the International Court of Justice Ruling

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul, has stated that relations between Thailand and Cambodia would remain normal whatever the International Court of Justice’s verdict on Phra Viharn temple would be.

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231st Anniversary of the Rattanakosin Period

The year 2013 marks the 231st anniversary of the Rattanakosin, or Bangkok, period. The Ministry of Culture is joining hands with various agencies in organizing the celebration of Rattanakosin.



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