10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of August 11, 2020
Highlights
  • 105 university lecturers defend student’s dialogue on the Thai Monarchy

    105 lecturers, from various universities across Thailand, issued a statement today defending the controversial speeches, delivered during the protest at Thammasat University on Monday night, as honest and legitimate expressions regarding the role in and relationship of the Thai Monarchy to Thai society. The lecturers cited Section 34 of the...
  • Five new quarantined COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand on Wednesday

    Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today, all arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, one is a 50-year old American citizen, of Thai descent, who arrived from the US on July 26th and entered quarantine in a hotel in Bangkok. He cleared the first...
  • Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump....
  • Deputy Attorney-General in Red Bull Heir case quits

    Deputy Attorney-General Nate Narksook, who endorsed the public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on a charge of reckless driving causing death, has tendered his resignation. A statement from the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), released today, said that he had submitted his resignation letter to...
  • Thailand’s PM to open a forum for students to air their political views

    The Government is ready to hold a forum, tentatively in mid-August, to allow student activists to voice their political views and grievances, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Tuesday). He added that similar fora will be held in various places and the views expressed by the students will be collated...
PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms

Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms...

Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of August 11, 2020
PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms

Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms...

Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

Student Movements

As fears of pandemic ebb, students return to the streets

In defiance of the state of emergency which has been in force for nearly four months, thousands showed up last...

Coronavirus Outbreak

Profiles

Uphill mission awaits new finance minister

Predee Daochai is taking on what is probably the most unenviable task -- steering Thailand out of its worst economic...
Awaiting the new finance minister is the tough task of tackling economic problems stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, which first hit Thailand early this year and has left almost every sector reeling.

Around Thailand

Cabinet launches “Rao Thieu Duaykan” program to boost domestic tourism

From July 15th, Thai people can apply for a Government subsidy, to cover part of their hotel and food expenses...

Asean

Malaysia’s ex-finance minister charged again in graft case

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to a...

Politics

PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

Despite being coerced into reshuffling his Cabinet by factions in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Juggling WFH and childcare amid the COVID-19 crisis – how mothers stay positive

The coronavirus has upended all our lives one way or another. The Government has imposed strict social distancing measures, one...

Business

UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in work in Britain has suffered the biggest drop since 2009 and signs...

Highlights of the week

Red Bull heir case transcends political differences

When Vorayuth Yoovidhya crashed his supercar into a motorcycle, killing a police officer, Yingluck Shinawatra was Thailand’s prime minister and...
Over the past two weeks, four committees have been set up that the public know of, and how many sub-committees those committees have formed is a question that would only make the case sound more...

Political Pulse

Arrival of Sputnik V brings race for COVID-19 vaccine to climax

August 12, 2020: Scepticism abounds over what Russia claims to be the world's first vaccine to fight the coronavirus, but...
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