Provincial and local governments

Negative income tax under study

Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong said on June 8 that his ministry was studying ways to pay for the proposal. In May, the Cabinet approved a Bt50 billion assistance package for low-income earners. The government is considering whether funds from this package could help pay for the ...

PM vows purge on weapons smuggling

Stricter measures must be implemented to crack down on weapons smuggling and be applied to all involved, whether they be military personnel or not, says Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has told investigators to identify the mastermind behind a weapons trafficking ...

Myanmar ethnic groups partially agree on federal state principles

Representatives from the Myanmar government, military and eight armed ethnic groups reached agreements on various matters of contention, including the basic principles for establishing a democratic federal system that would give the groups greater autonomy, at the second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace ...

Reasons revealed for slow power grid expansion

A number of unapproved power grid expansion projects have been suspended stemming from the fact that there has been no progress on the projects, a minister recently told the National Assembly. Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath made the comment while responding to ...

Village politician changes sides

After six years with the opposition, deputy commune chief Yoeun Yong has decided to jump ship and join the ruling CPP for the upcoming commune elections. Mr. Yong’s name was the seventh to appear on the CNRP ballot paper for the Koh Anlong Chin commune ...

Laos extends support for MIA activities

Lao-American cooperation in locating the remains of American service personnel missing in Laos during the Indochina War has been underway in Khammuan province, with valuable contributions by all parties involved. Exploration teams from Laos and the United States reported on their activities to Deputy Minister ...

Land and buildings tax draft gets nod

The cabinet on March 21 approved the draft bill for the long-awaited land and buildings tax, intended to narrow economic disparity, after a review by the Council of State. Nathporn Chatusripitak, an adviser to Prime Minister’s Office Minister Suvit Maesincee, said the draft bill amended by ...

Withdraw illegal NRCs issued: Rakhine Hluttaw

National Registration Cards issued to non-Myanmar nationals since August 2016 should be declared invalid and withdrawn, Rakhine Hluttaw Original Rights of Citizens and Special Cases Investigation Committee said. This was among six suggestions made by the committee in its report submitted to the state Hluttaw ...

Lao Front adopts new administrative structure

The Lao Front for National Construction has adopted a new structure, which includes a ceremonial committee vice president, an inspection committee, and four advisory committees. The new structure was approved at the second plenary meeting of the Front Committee held in Vientiane last week. The ...

Myanmar urges closer ties with military

Myanmar’s army chiefs want to increase cooperation with Cambodia in a bid to build closer bilateral ties, according to a senior military official. General Ith Sarath, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodia Armed Forces, made the comments yesterday after a meeting between Defense Minister ...

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