Chinese uni to train rail experts here

Chinese uni to train rail experts here

A top university in China has chosen Thailand to host its training centre for experts in high-speed railway development in Southeast Asia. Central South University (CSU), a leading university for railway science and education, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB) to set up its railway training institute in Thailand with the aim of preparing skilled workers for Thailand’s upcoming high-speed […]

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Expert sees ‘promising signs’ of rising English proficiency

Expert sees ‘promising signs’ of rising English proficiency

Minh Tran, director of research and academic partnerships at EF Education First, believes Thailand is ‘set for a trend of steadily-increasing English proficiency’. (Photo provided) Thailand has shown promising signs of improvement in overall English literacy, despite being ranked 53rd out of 80 countries in this year’s Education First (EF) index, according to representatives of the Swiss-based language school. Education First recently released its EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) 2017 […]

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1,200 farmers may get loan shark relief

1,200 farmers may get loan shark relief

One of Bangkok’s most familiar street sights is the enticing poster promising easy loans, fast. They come with massive interest. (Bangkok Post file photo) Thai authorities are mulling stringent tax measures to pressure creditors to negotiate with their debtors in over 1,200 farmland-linked debt cases in the Northeast. The policy statement emerged from a meeting Tuesday between the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), the Ministry of Justice and 21 other […]

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Retail gougers warned

Retail gougers warned

From now through Dec 3, shoppers can get tax rebates for purchases made at stores and malls with this shopping-cart sign, but some storeowners are already abusing customers and the intent of the tax-break programme. (Post Today photo) The government has threatened to take legal action against retail shops and department stores who raised their products’ price ahead of the shopping tax break period. Deputy Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong said […]

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EC says local polls may risk national vote

EC says local polls may risk national vote

Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn suggests holding local elections before national polls could easily result in unintended consequences. (Bangkok Post file photo) The Election Commission (EC) is warning that holding local elections is no easy task and may undermine the new poll agency’s capacity to organise a general election. EC member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn said local polls are rife with complaints about fraud and complex forms of vote-buying and are believed to […]

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