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Passengers paying less per mile

Passengers globally have been paying less each passing year for each mile they fly on commercial airlines.


Public opinion split over Kotee arms seizure

Public opinion is divided on whether the authorities' recent seizure of an arms haul, allegedly linked to hardcore red-shirt leader Wuthipong Kochathamkun, alias Kotee, could hurt the government's efforts to forge reconciliation.


RID reduces water release as dam levels fall

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) will next month reduce water volumes being released from four major dams in the Chao Phraya River basin to save water for next year's dry season.


Plea for help as Thai's care bill in Korea mounts

KALASIN - The family of a 25-year-old female university graduate is seeking help from the government as it attempts to get her transferred from a Korean hospital to one in Thailand after she suffered a medical emergency in Korea during a leisure trip with friends last week.


Thaksin ordered to pay B16bn in tax

The Revenue Department has sent a letter to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra demanding 16 billion baht in taxes for the sale of the family's stake in Shin Corp, a department source said.


New setback looms for Thai-Sino rail project

The multi-billion-baht Thai-Chinese rail development scheme is poised to suffer another setback if China fails to submit the project's design document needed to estimate the rail's costs by the end of this month, according to a transport source.


How long before seat belt rule is flouted?

Come April 5 -- the beginning of the Ten Dangerous Days of the Songkran festival -- all drivers of private cars and public transport and their occupants will have to fasten their seat belts. The only exceptions are tuk-tuk and song thaew drivers, whose passengers are not required to buckle up. Violators will face a fine of 500 baht.


Australian embassy plot could set record

The Australian embassy plot is likely to fetch a record high price per square wah on Sathon Road. A deal four years ago for the former French embassy plot on the same road was 1.2 million baht per sq w.


Cavallino Motors sees good Ferrari sales signs

Cavallino Motors Co, Thailand's sole importer and after-sales operator for Ferrari, is upbeat about sales of the Italian supercar this year and next, citing demand from a number of A-list Thai buyers.


New levy for second home tweaked

People owning second homes may face land and buildings taxes in the range of 0.03-0.1% of the appraisal price, depending on the value of the property, says an informed source at the Finance Ministry.