Saturday, 28 September 2013

Thailand News.......

Three giant modern-trade operators - Tesco Lotus, Big C Supercentre and Makro - have agreed with the Commerce Ministry to freeze or reduce the prices of more than 2,000 consumer goods and foods until the end of the year, as part of efforts to rein in the rising cost of living.

The Energy Ministry is soliciting bids from households and businesses keen on investing in rooftop solar panels to generate electricity for sale to the government.

The Royal Thai Army has declared war on pad kaphrao. A sign banning the spicy stir-fried basil dish appears in the canteen at the Office of the Army Secretary in Bangkok. Evidently senior officers disliked the odour created by all that garlic and chilli commingling with basil.


The American arrested in Phuket on drug trafficking charges led a group of former military snipers who killed people for money, US officials say.


Ministry of Finance says it will stimulate a “Shopping Paradise” tourism campaign with a planned reduction of taxes on luxury goods from 30% to 5%.
Ministry permanent secretary, Areepong Bhoocha-oom, said on Tuesday that the new tax package would be wrapped up by next month to help generate more revenue from foreign tourists during the year-end shopping campaign.


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