State-owned firm reform: for better or worse

Deunden Nikomborirak A state-owned enterprise is somewhat an anomaly as it is neither public nor private in nature. It is owned by everyone and yet no one. It’s raison d’etre is often the delivery of public services and yet most operate commercially. How to deal with state-owned enterprises has been a constant challenge facing many […]

State units ‘spent Bt8 bn on ads’ in 2013

Govt-run TV channels took 50% of total State agencies spent Bt7.985 billion on advertising last year, with the highest outlays coming from the Government Savings Bank and the Prime Minister’s Office, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute. The TDRI’s “The Public Sector’s Media Purchase” research report finds that 50 per cent of the amount […]