The government is ready to promote Thai products to the world market.

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, The Prime Minister opens the event ‘STYLE Bangkok 2024’ to increase the capabilities of Thai entrepreneurs. Promote Thai products into the world market

Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Fin…

Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, The Prime Minister opens the event 'STYLE Bangkok 2024' to increase the capabilities of Thai entrepreneurs. Promote Thai products into the world market Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance presided over the opening ceremony of the Thai lifestyle and fashion exhibition "STYLE Bangkok 2024" along with Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Interior, Mr. Naphinthorn Srisanpang, Deputy Minister of Commerce, Mr. Keerati Ratchano. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Suthiphong Chulcharoen, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior and Mr. Phusit Rattanakul Serererngrit Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce and various private sectors participated in the event The Prime Minister welcomed and was pleased to meet many companies. who attended the event both from Thailand and abroad Which not only makes this event even more special. but also helps to strengthen trade relations between each other. Everyone's visit is a testament to the importance of STYLE Bangkok to a global audience. STYLE Bangkok, now in its seventh edition, is the region's largest international platform for lifestyle products. Fashion and local handicrafts It is also a melting pot of creativity and design. It is a testament to Thailand's innovative spirit and potential power. 'Thai lifestyle and fashion products are an important part of the Thai economy, with SMEs accounting for more than 90% of the total. It provides employment to more than 2 million people nationwide. These products are famous for their distinctive designs. superior quality with innovation and sustainable materials Reflecting the determination of Thai entrepreneurs who never stop responding to ever-changing global trends, STYLE Bangkok will serve as a starting point for new SMEs and entrepreneurs. local craftsmen and designers to empower them to confidently enter the global market. Reinforcing the government's commit ment to promoting comprehensive and sustainable economic and social development. This is an important foundation according to the national agenda that has been set,' the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister hopes that this will be an opportunity to visit the exhibitions and activities at STYLE Bangkok 2024, and one of them is the "Pha Thai Sai Hai Sanook" pavilion (Thai cloth to wear for fun), which is a project under the initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya which aims to promote sustainability and improve the quality of life of all Thai people. This is in line with His Majesty's initiative to improve the living standards of weavers in rural areas. The Prime Minister congratulated the signing of two cooperation agreements (MoUs) 1. between the Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce and the Department of Community Development Ministry of Interior and 2. between Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited and Wichaalai Woven Fabric Nong Bua Lamphu Province (Kwanta Design Learning Center). These partnerships reinforce the government's commitment to supporting local entrepreneurs. and promote sustainable development initiatives in the country. On this occasion, the Prime Minister wished all participants success. Let us celebrate and build on creativity, collaboration, and sustainability together. For STYLE Bangkok 2024, held from 20 - 24 March 2024 at Hall 1-4, Floor G, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. It is an international trade show for Thai lifestyle and fashion products for manufacturers and exporters. Source: Thai News Agency

Push Thai buffalo into soft power Roadshow in China

Government House, “Ko Muangphet”, the world’s largest white buffalo, meets with the Prime Minister at the Government House, asking the government to further promote it as a soft power. The Prime Minister orders coordination with the Ministry of Agric…

Government House, "Ko Muangphet", the world's largest white buffalo, meets with the Prime Minister at the Government House, asking the government to further promote it as a soft power. The Prime Minister orders coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture to bring Thai buffalo on a road show at China Pol. Col. Anek Taosupap, Vice President of the Thai Buffalo Breeding Development Association, along with Mr. Jittanat Limthongkul or Jay's stepfather of Wanasuwan Farm, owner of Koh Muangphet, son of Mr. Sondhi Limthongkul and the group, met with Mr. Settha. Thaweesin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance For the government to promote and expand agriculture related to Thai buffalo. At the lawn area in front of the Thai Khu Fa building. Government House As for "Ko Muangphet", it is the largest white buffalo in the world, aged 4 years and 11 months, weighing 1,500 kilograms. When the Prime Minister saw "Ko Mueangphet", the Prime Minister said that he had never known before that there was a buffalo this beauti ful. Mr. Jittanat said that people are now very interested in the beautiful Thai buffalo. Therefore, I want the government to push it to be a soft power project. Yesterday (20 Mar.) I brought it to a show on Phra Athit Road. It has received the attention of many foreign tourists. Mr. Jittanat said that on April 13-14, the Songkran Festival will bring 'Ko Muangphet' and 4-5 other giant buffaloes to play in the Songkran water. At Khao San Road to promote tourism and publicizing Thai buffalo Which the Prime Minister said was good, but let's look at the issue of safety as well. Mr. Chittanat said that "Ko Muang Phet" is not aggressive and likes to play in the water. He wants to promote Thai buffalo breeds. It's like the Japanese government promoting the story of carp that costs tens of millions. And want to road show Thai buffalo breeders in China, Vietnam and Laos. Foreigners will be interested and come to buy Thai buffalo breeds. The Prime Minister was interested in inquiring about the characteristics of the buffalo and the age of "Ko Muangphet", which Mr. Jittanat said that at this time it was not yet fully grown. If it were 7 years old, it would reach a weight of 1,800 kilograms, and buffaloes would live for 30-40 years. The Prime Minister said that Promoted as a soft power Ready to ask reporters what it was like to see it. He had never seen it before. To which the reporter replied that he had seen it when he was a child. But he had never seen one this big. The Prime Minister said that he had developed well. Mr. Jittanat said that "Ko Muangphet" also acted in the Mon Rak Lukthung drama. The Prime Minister laughed and said that he had not seen it yet before saying that foreign tourists were definitely excited and wanted to bring a variety of buffalos to show. Mr. Jitti Nath said he would bring only the top buffalo to show. There are many different types of buffalo. Both the dwarf buffalo and the Phaya buffalo Reporters reported that The Prime Minister has ordered Mr. Chai Watcharong, Spokesman of the Prime Min ister's Office. who is a veterinarian To coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives To bring Thai buffalo to a road show in China during May. Source: Thai News Agency

‘Bhoomtham’ is confident that Budget 67, agendas 2 and 3, will have no problems.

Parliament, “Bhoomtham” ready to explain Budget 67, confident there will be no problems. I believe that if the minister is not on duty he will come and listen to the meeting.

Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, …

Parliament, "Bhoomtham" ready to explain Budget 67, confident there will be no problems. I believe that if the minister is not on duty he will come and listen to the meeting. Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, as Chairman of the Extraordinary Committee to Consider the Draft Budget Act for Fiscal Year 2024, spoke about the budget meeting, Agenda 2-3 today, that every committee member must do their best. 'As I am the chairman of the commission. When any MP has questions Have a misunderstanding of the budget and ask will be answered to understand various issues from today's meeting I believe that if the minister is not on duty will also come to listen to the meetings of each ministry,' Mr. Phumtham said. Source: Thai News Agency

Moving forward, emergency budget should not be placed in the central budget.

Parliament, The House of Representatives did not reduce the central budget, adhering to the TU majority. “Ruangkrai” revealed that there were people lobbying for the billions in the Prime Minister’s budget, so he proposed cutting it. Threaten if it’s…

Parliament, The House of Representatives did not reduce the central budget, adhering to the TU majority. "Ruangkrai" revealed that there were people lobbying for the billions in the Prime Minister's budget, so he proposed cutting it. Threaten if it's not cut off. Will definitely complain to the National Anti-Corruption Commission while "Sirikanya" denies ever taking lessons from the previous government. Emergency budget should be used during emergencies. It's not like setting a short budget and then using the emergency money. On the "Settlement" side, they offered a 1% reduction because some items were set high but were not used enough. Reporters reported that The meeting of the House of Representatives, with Mr. Wan Muhammad Noor Matha acting as chairman of the meeting, considered the draft Budget Act for fiscal year 2024 in agenda items 2 and 3, section 6, which is considering the central budget expenditures. Ms. Sirikanya Tansakul, Party list MP, Progressive Party, as a committee member, reserved opinion s. He would like to discuss reducing the central budget to 5.7 trillion baht, stating that he would like the government to allocate the budget according to the objectives of having a central budget. By the way, this year the government has not allocated pension allowances. Government pension Including adequate medical expenses for government personnel. "It's a mistake. It's a mistake. It's a mistake. This year is the third year that the budget has been shortened by a large amount. Annuities and pensions are set to fall short of 30 billion baht, while medical expenses for government personnel are set to fall short of 20 billion baht. Re: This has been confirmed to be true in setting the deficit budget. But how much will be lost depends on the estimate. Finally, you must use the central budget as a reserve for emergency expenses. I think the government has not learned any lessons from the previous government. in making the central budget better,' Ms. Sirikanya said. Ms. Sirikanya said that it means that we do not have to use reserve money for emergency expenses to take measures to stimulate the economy. Measures to help the people In the event that there is any urgent need, right? The purpose of the central budget is not just to fill gaps in government policy. Therefore, the emergency budget should be used when there is an emergency and it is truly necessary. It is not that the government intends to set up a budget shortfall. Then you will use the reserve money for necessary emergency expenses. Therefore, it is proposed to cut the central budget reserve for necessary emergency expenses by 30 billion baht. While Mr. Rueangkrai Leekitwattana, a member of the Palang Pracharat Party As a committee member, he reserved his opinion. Discussing a request to reduce the central budget by 1.4 billion baht, stating that in the committee that was discussing There was a vice-chairman of the committee who said that he requested the budget for the Thai parliament. He thought it was incorrect. because there will be a vested inter est 'In considering the increase of 1 billion baht, that day there was a discussion in the middle of the conference room. Gathered into groups to talk about where to take it. It was said that 500 million baht would go to social security, 1 billion baht. They said that the Prime Minister had asked for it. I listened and was shocked. If I told him to ask for it, like this today I would have to I propose to cut it out. Because it can't be passed. If section 144 is passed, there will definitely be complaints. Having spoken in the committee room Although not pronounced But there is also a committee that is a cabinet member sitting...The Constitutional Court has ruled that if someone has a vested interest in that matter, they must not be in the room. The same is true of the Director of the Budget Office. He set an example. I am still fascinated by this matter and propose that you cut 1 billion baht. Why is the central budget still over 90 billion? Don't risk a small amount of money. and have legal problems Why am I a commissioner? even a small voice I definitely exercise my right to submit to the NACC if this number is not cut off,' Mr. Rueangkrai said. On the other hand, Mr. Nikhom Bunwiset, Party list MP, Pheu Thai Party, discussed that the budget was set very high. It's like writing a blank check, but when looking at the contents. Setting a relatively high central budget is a necessary budget that cannot be cut at all, especially the cost of medical care for civil servants and government employees of more than 79 billion, which is a necessity that the government has to set because in some years Inadequate use: 4.5 billion baht to assist civil servants and employees is considered still small. Including pension allowances that must be taken care of for the elderly. As a result, the central expenditure budget is high. But there are still some budgets. that can be cut Because this is a budget set in the case of reserves, contributions and compensation, which is set at 70 billion, this sum is not used every year. '2.5 billion should be cut out to help invest for poor farmers, help SMEs, and create employment and the economy will improve. and a reserve fund to pay for emergencies and necessities, which we set up a lot every year. Some years we don't use enough, and some years we use more money. This is the budget set aside in the case of a storm that causes flooding of people's homes. This budget is urgently needed. The government needs to set 90 billion baht, but even if it is set this much, But 3.5 billion can be cut because sometimes not all is used. To use it in things that are absolutely necessary It is seen that the central budget should be reduced by 1%, amounting to 6 billion,' Mr. Nikhom said. Mr. Chawalit Wichayasut, committee member of the Thai Sang Thai Party I would like to reserve my opinion and discuss that this year there is a budget set for the central budget of 6657 billion baht, divided into annuities. Medical expenses for government officials or employees, etc., which are regular expenses should be sepa rated separately and should not be included in the central budget. Let it be understood that this is the power of the executive branch, both for money that must be paid regularly according to that law, and for money that must be reserved in case of emergency or necessity that can be used in case of emergency or necessity. This year it is set to be as high as 98.5 billion baht, but there are no details to check. Moreover, during the committee's consideration of the reduction, The government has increased budget cuts from various government agencies. Another 1 billion baht has been added to the central budget, making it the central budget set aside for emergency or necessary expenses, increasing to 99.5 billion baht. Just another 500 million will reach 100 billion baht, which is considered extremely high. unprecedented 'It is noted that in this budget It is likely that some of this will come from the reduction of the Navy's frigate purchase project, which had a budget for 2024 of more than 1,700 million baht, but was cut completely. And all the budget cuts will be brought into the central budget. Therefore, the spending of this government's central budget should be spent in accordance with the objective, which is an urgent emergency. Do not open the door to any corruption. If the government-approved project is not suitable It is not really an urgent emergency, it will be compared to the navy's frigates to protect sovereignty. to protect the interests of the nation But it was adjusted out. Spending the central budget must be especially careful. Because it will be watched by every sector, especially from the Navy. If possible, in the 2025 budget, the government should provide guidelines for the navy to acquire frigates with conditions for the navy to support the national security industry in accordance with the government's policy that has been stated to parliament. Because budget funds will not leak to foreign countries. circulating in our own country I will wait to hear an answer on this issue from the government, especially the Ministry of Defence,' Mr. Chawalit said. Mr. Nattawut Buaprathum, MP for the Kao Klai Party, discussed that he would like to cut the budget in this section by 10 percent, especially the government probation expenses to help those affected by emergency disasters. or necessary expenses There is the matter of a program called the Newborn Child Care Subsidy. Because whether it is the previous government or the current government, there is a tendency to take children hostage in spending the central budget. And when looking back at Thailand, there are a total of 4 million children under the age of 6, but the government has not used universal child support funds like the regular budget. But it uses a limited amount of child support money. and spend the central budget and from 2023 will always use the central budget until it has become a regular budget Including citing poverty, by the year 2023, which is considered to be entering this government. Request to spend a total of 998.4 million baht in the c entral budget, but preparation for spending the central budget makes Parents and guardians of children need to wait for money from the central budget. This is a reflection of the efficiency of central budget disbursement. Because if the government uses a universal child subsidy program system There is no need to rely on a central budget like this. Meanwhile, Mrs. Monporn Charoensri, Deputy Minister of Transport, explained that the central budget in the reserve expenditure category in 2024 that we are considering has low disbursement. This is because in considering the allocation of the budget in the central budget which is a reserve fund, The Budget Office has considered readiness. Ability to meet necessary regulations, work plans, budget spending plans as the Budget Office should consider Most of the central budget is allocated in the middle of the fiscal year. But in the matter of disbursement, there is a delay, mostly due to disasters that are about to occur during the rainy season or near the end of the fiscal year. This will be an expense that was not anticipated in advance. Budget requests occur during this period. 'As for expenses related to the welfare of civil servants, It is a budget set for one fiscal year only. The disbursement was something we had not anticipated before. And I think Thai people don't want to get sick. Make the budget setting according to the assumptions that are expected to occur adequately. Can support expenses that will be disbursed by government personnel, including at the macro level. However, disbursement will be according to rights. Requesting the actual exercise of rights as should be the case. The issue of using the central budget that is not consistent with the objectives will be seen as a reserve for emergency expenses. In setting the budget, we expected that the budget set was a budget that needed to be allocated for various matters. Every baht, every satang of the budget elected government We will manage the budget in a transparent and auditable manner. Therefore, I wou ld like to confirm that I agree with the commissioner on this section,' Mrs. Monporn said. After the discussion of the members The meeting voted to approve 279 votes, adhering to the majority of the committee's amendments. There were 160 disapproving votes, 1 abstention. Source: Thai News Agency

Appeal to the military committee to find cause for an assistant MP who hanged himself at a military camp.

Parliament, “Thisana” asks the military committee to investigate the motive for the death of a former campaign aide who hanged himself in a military camp. Revealed that he always came to vent his suffering and pressure in the camp. It is not known if…

Parliament, "Thisana" asks the military committee to investigate the motive for the death of a former campaign aide who hanged himself in a military camp. Revealed that he always came to vent his suffering and pressure in the camp. It is not known if there is a personal problem with his girlfriend or not. Thanadet insists that he has not ruled out any issue. About to be discussed in the Military Committee. Ms. Thisana Choonhavan, MP for Bangkok, Progressive Party, submitted a letter to the Committee on Military and State Security. To request an investigation into the facts of the case of Mr. Khomtach Panrit, a former assistant MP, who committed suicide inside the military camp, with Lt. Thanadet Pengsuk, Vice Chairman of the Military Committee. Be the recipient of the book Ms. Thissana said she was informed that Mr. Khomtach had hanged himself in one of the Army's barracks. The exact details of the reasons for this decision are still unknown. From such events There was great sadness and worry. Especially t ransparency, fact-checking of the cause of death. It is possible that there are other reasons or motives. Including the pressure from the action or not. In the past I talked with Mr. Khomtach periodically. In which Mr. Khomtach spoke about his feelings of suffering and difficulties in continuous military service. And Mr. Khomtach has informed that he is close to being discharged. Therefore, there is no motive for committing suicide. 'I want the committee to examine the facts. The recommendations are: 1. The Royal Thai Army and related processes must show sincerity and transparency. by revealing the results of the autopsy According to the Criminal Procedure Code before the public or at least before the Military Commission. House of Representatives 2. Mr. Khomtach's supervisor Must show responsibility for the incident. Including disclosing information that may be related to the cause of death and 3. Must provide measures to prevent, correct and treat symptoms, conditions and psychiatric diseases caused by trai ning. and the performance of duties by the personnel in a comprehensive, thorough, efficient and continuous manner to prevent repeated incidents,' Ms. Thisana said. When asked about the Royal Thai Army, they explained that Motivating cause of the incident This was caused by a personal problem with her boyfriend. Ms. Thisana said that we have to consider from all sectors. whether it is pressure from military conscription Including various forced issues, including possibly personal matters. which he does not know due to lack of information and evidence 'You haven't sent a message about your boyfriend. But it was sent in the matter of pressure from his superiors who had continued to act on him. Therefore, I cannot speak about my personal views. But fellow conscripts may know. I cannot know and it is the power of the committee to ascertain the truth,' Ms. Thisana said. As for the case where the deceased was about to be discharged, what do you think was the motive for this action? Ms. Thissana said she did not want to make a decision because it might have an impact on relatives as well. I would like the committee to examine the reasons for this decision first. 'When working with me No symptoms Because living life independently Come help with both the party's work and my personal work. I just had symptoms when I was in the military camp. My younger sister regularly sends messages to me to talk about how she can't sleep. which is the primary symptom of depression I have to admit that from hearing the news I felt very sad,' Ms. Thisana said. Lt. Col. Thanadet said that the Military Committee has promised to investigate clearly. To answer questions from society Initially, the Army reported that the cause of the suicide was due to his girlfriend. It is the perspective of the Army. I must admit that there are many viewpoints. But the committee has not left out any single issue. The deceased's relatives were not impressed with the autopsy results. From this event This causes the military to be more mindful of such issue s. In taking care of the mental state of military personnel. Source: Thai News Agency

The law does not prevent anyone from meeting Thaksin.

University of Phayao, “Bhoomtham” criticizes people who complained to the National Anti-Corruption Commission about ministers and politicians flocking to meet Thaksin. Don’t just look at it as a political matter. Suggestions to be open-minded We can …

University of Phayao, "Bhoomtham" criticizes people who complained to the National Anti-Corruption Commission about ministers and politicians flocking to meet Thaksin. Don't just look at it as a political matter. Suggestions to be open-minded We can respect each other and meet each other. The law does not prohibit If there's a chance, I'd like to go see it. Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Gave an interview in the case of a person preparing to submit a report to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate the case of a minister meeting with Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister. In Chiang Mai Province, people who are going to file a complaint probably think too much. And whoever is going to complain should have an open mind. look at humanity Don't look at everything politically. If you look at everything as politics Will only think about winning over minor issues. Society is not peaceful and the country cannot move forward. Because it is to m eet a respected elder. There's no problem. must be interpreted clearly What is interference or domination? Because it is normal to meet with elders or bosses and subordinates. Let's go visit. When asked if Mr. Thaksin plans to travel to any other areas from now on, Mr. Phumtham said that he could ask himself. You have to ask Mr. Thaksin. Didn't meet Mr. Thaksin in Chiang Mai Province. Due to going to inspect government work in the northeastern region When asked again whether the Pheu Thai Party had not banned MPs from meeting with Mr. Thaksin, Mr. Phumtham said it was normal to meet someone. Everyone is a human being and has the right to meet. And the law doesn't prevent you from meeting anyone. As for himself, if he had the opportunity, he would probably go see him as a subordinate. Go show your respect and miss you. After not seeing each other for a long time I admit that I want to meet you too. As for Mr. Thaksin's visit to Chiang Mai Province, will it improve the Pheu Thai Party's base or not? Mr. Phum tham said he did not know. He had not thought about that. This trip to Chiang Mai is considered a visit home. Respect the ancestral graves Don't think it's all political. If you think like this at all, it will make life difficult. and makes the heart unsettled When asked again about the fact that many politicians and ministers went to see Mr. Thaksin Will it cause Mr. Thaksin to be seen as the center of power or not? Mr. Phumtham said back, What is the center of power? Mr. Thaksin is the center of many grandchildren. There is no central power issue. The center of power is in the Prime Minister. As for the case of Mr. Pitha Limjaroenrat The chairman of the Advisory Board to the leader of the Progressive Party visited the Chiang Mai area. Will it also maintain the vote base of the Kao Klai Party? Mr. Phumtham said that it was okay. It was a matter of Mr. Pitha going to do his own duty. Source: Thai News Agency

Refusal to answer the issue of Cabinet adjustment, saying this matter is not related to us.

University of Phayao, “Pacharawat” points the finger and says today it’s raining, there’s no more dust problems. Ready to refuse to answer the question of Cabinet adjustment, saying this matter is not relevant to us.

Pol. Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan,…

University of Phayao, "Pacharawat" points the finger and says today it's raining, there's no more dust problems. Ready to refuse to answer the question of Cabinet adjustment, saying this matter is not relevant to us. Pol. Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mentioned the problem of PM 2.5 dust, which is a big problem in many northern areas, including Phayao Province, by pointing his finger at the sky. and said with a smile, "Today it's raining, there's no more dust." As for the news about the Cabinet reshuffle, Police General Patcharawat Said with a smiling face, 'About this adjustment We are not involved'.-317.-Thai News Agency Source: Thai News Agency

The House of Representatives prepares to send the draft referendum to the Constitutional Court to consider.

University of Phayao, Bhumitham” revealed that the House of Representatives is preparing to send the Constitutional Court to consider the draft referendum to amend the Constitution before submitting it to the Cabinet for consideration.

Mr. Phumtham …

University of Phayao, Bhumitham" revealed that the House of Representatives is preparing to send the Constitutional Court to consider the draft referendum to amend the Constitution before submitting it to the Cabinet for consideration. Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Discussing the progress of the referendum on constitutional amendments As stated that it will be completed in the first quarter, the House of Representatives is preparing to send the matter to the Constitutional Court for consideration. So you have to wait for this step first. I believe it won't take long. Because there are legal problems only. If the court completes its decision, it will be brought to the Cabinet meeting immediately. Source: Thai News Agency