12 Oct 2021
In a One Channel News interview, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that Phitcha-on (formerly Jarinya) Kiatlaphanachai, the former Director of TAT’s New York office, and Monthira Prakhongphan, the office’s former Deputy Director, have been found guilty of using stolen documents to claim unwarranted reimbursements.
8 Oct 2021
In August 2020, two Thai residents in the United States filed complaints with the local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against the former Director and Deputy Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) New York office over using stolen identity documents to falsely claim reimbursements.
26 Jan 2017
A global report has ranked Thailand’s perceived level of corruption at 101st out of 176 countries, due to its undemocratic political climate and pervasive corruption. Though the junta has set the elimination of corruption as a policy priority, Thailand’s ranking has slipped down Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 from joint 76th in 2015 to joint 101st. Its score also dropped from 38 out of 100, to 35.
27 Dec 2016
Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has refused to award its annual transparency award, saying none of the nominated organisations satisfied its criteria for good governance. While 11 organisations were highly commended, no organisations received the rating of ‘excellent’ required to win the award, according to the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s (NAC) website. This is the first year no organisation has won the award, which is in its sixth year.
5 Nov 2014
Facebook on Wednesday revealed that it had restricted access to five pieces of content at the request of the Thai authorities on the grounds of lèse majesté between January and June 2014. “We restricted access in Thailand to a number of pieces of content reported by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology under local laws prohibiting criticism of the King,” said Facebook in its Government Requests Report. According to the re
16 Oct 2014
Hydroelectric dams are technically thought of as clean energy. In fact, their construction and operation have serious impacts on the health of rivers and communities. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are meant to prevent such negative consequences.