Monthly Archives: January 2015

East Asia and the Pacific: Interview With Nattha Komolvadhin of Program: "Tob Jote"

Introduction (Thai) Eight months after the May 22, 2014 coup in Thailand, reactions have come from western countries such as the U.S. and EU that have degraded diplomatic and military relationships in Thailand. But today, eight months after the coup, a senior diplomat from the U.S., Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel, is visiting Thailand. What would

East Asia and the Pacific: Remarks at the Institute of Security and International Studies

ASSISTANT SECRETARY RUSSEL: Professor Thitinan, thank you so much for that kind introduction. Hello Bangkok, Sawadee krap. It’s really great to be back in Thailand and it’s really an honor for me to be here at Chula — a great, great school with a wonderful reputation. Let me start with a public service announcement. The

20 January 2015 – SARS Enforcement and Customs Operations for December 2014

Pretoria, 20 January 2015 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is providing an update to the media and the public on its operations to combat crimes such as smuggling, fraud and abuse of the tax system for the month of December 2014. The aim is to inform the public about the work SARS’ Customs

13 January 2015 – Response to recent media speculation pertaining to internal disciplinary processes faced by some employees

Pretoria, 13 January 2015 – The South African Revenue Service takes note of the article, ‘Pillay fights back’, published in one of the Sunday Newspapers of the 11 January 2015. SARS would like to place on record its serious concern with what appears to be the  ‘fighting’ of internal SARS matters through the media without