Singapore trade minister says ‘broad deal in sight for RCEP

Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing says “a broad agreement is in sight” for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. (Reuters file photo) SINGAPORE: Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing has said that ministers from the 16 countries negotiating an Asia-wide free trade pact have decided on the key elements of the agreement that they would like […]

Rehearsals on Sept 4-5 for Sept 6 cave rescue party

Part of an exhibition commemorating the Tham Luang cave rescue at Siam Paragon in Bangkok. (Photo by Patipat Janthong) Rehearsals will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept 6 government-sponsored thank-you party for participants in the rescue operation for 12 Moo Pa Academy football players and their coach from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai‘s Mae Sai district, […]

Most oppose heavier driving licence penalties: Nida Poll

Slapping a harsh punishment on people driving without a licence of with an expired licence is too much, according to Nida Poll. A majority of people disagree with a proposal to impose heavier penalties on people driving without a licence or with an expired licence, saying the proposed penalties are too high and unlikely to help reduce road accidents, according […]

Provincial airports plan service charge hike

Passengers check in at Khon Kaen airport, operated by the Department of Airports. (Photo by Chakkrapan Natanri) The Department of Airports plans to raise the passenger service charge (PSC) on departing travellers on international flights at its 22 airports by 50% to 600 baht. The rate for domestic flights, now at 50 baht, remains the same, he said. The airports currently […]

Thai spikers settle for silver

Chinese players celebrate after defeating Thailand in the gold-medal volleyball match at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday. (AP Photo) JAKARTA: The Thai women‘s volleyball team ended their best-ever Asian Games campaign with a silver medal on Saturday, as powerful China proved too much in the final match. China prevailed 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-13) in a match that took […]