The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority's (BMTA) decision to allow Bestlin Group to join a fresh round of bidding for 489 city buses threatens good governance standards in the public sector, the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) cautioned yesterday.
Representatives on both sides of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project have agreed on two contracts worth 5.2 billion baht in design and supervision fees for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima rail project, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says.
Authorities are considering imposing martial law in areas in the far South where four suspects linked to Wednesday's car robberies -- in which one civilian and one militant were killed -- are believed to have gone into hiding, a security source says.
The "One District, One Scholarship" (Odos) project, which provides high-performing but underprivileged students a shot at an international education, is likely to be scrapped as the Education Ministry wants to focus more on helping students pursue vocational studies.
Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state in the west of the country has been gripped by violence since last October, after militants attacked police posts, killing nine guards. The military launched a bloody crackdown in a response that the UN believes may have amounted to ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority Rohingya who live in the area. […]