16 Aug '11, 8am

New Thai govt to focus on pushing up people's income

New Thai govt to focus on pushing up people's income

The government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took office last week and will present its policies to parliament next week, around Aug 24. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's new government will focus on increasing people's income and holding down the cost of living rather than simply aiming for higher economic growth, a senior minister said on Tuesday ahead of a cabinet meeting to discuss priorities. The government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took office last week and will present its policies to parliament next week, around Aug 24. Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Kittirat Na Ranong told reporters that among the priorities were a minimum wage of 300 baht (S$12) a day, a starting salary for university graduates of 15,000 baht a month, a cut in company taxes, a reduction in fuel prices and a campaign against drug use. 'Other governments w...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STI...

Tweets

Tan Kin Lian is not PAP president, is not oppos...

tankinlian.blogspot.com 19 Aug '11, 8am

Mr Tan, generally non Tony tan supporters are quite confused in who to pick among Dr Tan Cheng Bock, Tan Jee Say and Tan K...

People StyleWatch Magazine:

bagsnob.com 19 Aug '11, 6pm

Charlotte Olympia “Martha in Stripes” Suede and Leather Wedges: Olympia Scores the Gold Medal Diane von Furstenberg “Olivi...

Newest Corporate Survey to Focus on Plastic Use

Newest Corporate Survey to Focus on Plastic Use

greenbiz.com 15 Aug '11, 10pm

Back in September, we told you about a new project aimed at measuring and reporting corporate plastic use. The Plastic Dis...

SEJ: A Renewed Focus On ROI

searchenginejournal.com 15 Aug '11, 12pm

We in business judge all information by four fundamental criteria. We ask, will it: Help me avoid a landline? Help me reco...

Japan gives visa to ex-Thai PM Thaksin

channelnewsasia.com 15 Aug '11, 8am

TOKYO: Japan said Monday it had given a visa to former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who has lived in exile since a 200...

Low-income elderly and needy to benefit from re...

todayonline.com 14 Aug '11, 2pm

In a bid to help needy Singaporeans with outpatient medical costs in Singapore, more will be able to benefit from the Prim...

Man dies after collapsing in Muay Thai bout in ...

straitstimes.com 16 Aug '11, 12pm

SYDNEY (AP) - A kickboxer has died after collapsing during a weekend Muay Thai bout in Australia. Police on Tuesday said t...

Qualifying income ceilings for public housing r...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Aug '11, 1pm

SINGAPORE: The government will raise the qualifying income ceilings of households for HDB's Build-To-Order (BTO) flats and...

New HDB income ceiling to take effect from Monday: Khaw

New HDB income ceiling to take effect from Mond...

straitstimes.com 15 Aug '11, 3am

There will be a record launch of 8,000 flats by HDB in September, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on...

Guide to Thai Restaurants in Singapore (Pls

ladyironchef.com 19 Aug '11, 9am

I agreed with Slacks…Porn’s food is not impressive. I ordered the Tom Yum seafood hotpot; the soup was too spicy even for ...

Healthcare help for middle, lower income groups

Healthcare help for middle, lower income groups

straitstimes.com 15 Aug '11, 8am

Those who are using their Medisave to offset outpatient treatment of their chronic health problems will be able to draw on...

HDB income ceiling raised from $8,000 to $10,000 #ndrsg

HDB income ceiling raised from $8,000 to $10,00...

straitstimes.com 14 Aug '11, 1pm

The Housing And Development Board (HDB) is raising the income ceiling - unchanged for the past 17 years - to $10,000 from ...

PM Lee hopes govt & people can strengthen relat...

channelnewsasia.com 14 Aug '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes that the government and the people can strengthen their relationship. At h...