Election of Members of the House of Representatives on 2 February 2014

Eligible voters in Thailand are scheduled to go to the poll this Sunday, 2 February 2014, to elect members of the new House of Representatives.

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2 February 2014 General Election

The Election Commission of Thailand is going ahead with organizing the general election as scheduled on Sunday, 2 February 2014, after the caretaker government stood firm that it disagreed with the postponement of the election.

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Thailand’s Good Care for Older Persons to Be Used as a Model in ASEAN

Japan has expressed admiration for the ways that Thailand helps provide good care for the older population. It has the idea of spreading the system of caring for senior citizens in Thailand to other countries in ASEAN.

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Pattani ASEAN Tourism Festival and Limkoneaw Goddess Celebration 2014

The southern border province of Pattani will organize a week-long event “Pattani ASEAN Tourism Festival and Limkoneaw Goddess Celebration 2014.”

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Agricultural Land Holdings in Thailand

A total of 5.9 million Thai people, representing 25.9 percent of all households in Thailand, currently hold agricultural land covering 114.6 million rai, or about 45.8 million acres.

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Calls for the Postponement of the General Election

Calls have been made for the postponement of the general election from Sunday, 2 February 2014, because of severe political conflicts in the country and anti-government protests.

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Traffic and Businesses in Most Parts of Bangkok Continue as Usual

While anti-government demonstrations are taking place in the central Bangkok areas, life in the most parts of the Thai capital and throughout Thailand continues as usual.

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Bangkok City Prepares the Chinese New Year Celebration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is preparing to organize the Chinese New Year celebration 2014 at Bangkok’s Chinatown on Yaowarat Road on 31 January and 1 February, from midday to midnight.

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gives a Briefing on the Government’s Decision to Invoke the Emergency Decree

The Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, held a briefing for members of the diplomatic corps and international organizations on the current situation, particularly the Cabinet decision to invoke the Emergency Decree on the Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005).

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Thailand’s GDP Likely to Expand by 3 Percent

Governor of the Bank of Thailand Prasarn Trairatvorakul has expressed concern about impacts of the current political situation on the Thai economy, saying that Thailand’s gross domestic product is likely to grow by only 3 percent in 2014.



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