10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of June 5, 2020
Highlights
  • Thailand records two new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

    Two additional COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the total, since the outbreak began, to 3,104 cases. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Panprapha Yongtrakul told a news briefing that both new cases were Thais returning from abroad. One is a 22-year old student, arriving from Russia, who tested positive...
  • Officials to check land claimed by ex-Future Forward party leader’s mother

    Officials from the Forestry Department, and police from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NREC), will conduct another field inspection of 77 land plots in the Chom Boeng district of Ratchaburi province, claimed by the mother of former Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Mr. Chivaparb Chivatham, director of...
  • Lumpini boxing stadium’s board fired over cluster of COVID-19 infections

    The entire board of the Lumpini boxing stadium has been fired, after they were faulted by the Army’s investigation committee for failing in their duty to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Maj-Gen Burin Thongprapai, director of the Army’s Judge-Advocate General’s Department and member of the probe team.  ...
  • Public Health Perm-Sec threatened with a malfeasance lawsuit

    The Khon Kaen Provincial Hospital Director has threatened to sue Public Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, after he was transferred to Chanthaburi province over alleged corruption in connection with donations to the Hospital Development Fund. Speaking to the media, in front of his medical staff at Khon Kaen Hospital...
  • Palang Pracharath “coup” raises spectre of “military” rule for Thailand 

    Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan looks set to become leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, which will hold a general assembly to elect a new executive committee by July 15.   The line-up change is being made after 18 of the 34 party executives quit their posts on...
Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

D.C. mayor has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street near White House

D.C. mayor has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street near White House

Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super Poll

Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super P...

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of June 5, 2020
Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

D.C. mayor has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street near White House

D.C. mayor has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street near White House

Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super Poll

Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super P...

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

Thailand records two new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Two additional COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the total, since the outbreak began, to 3,104 cases. CCSA...

Student Movements

Popular party’s disbandment sparks information war

In the third of the series on the rising campus activism, ThaiPBS World’s Political Desk examines how students are using...

Coronavirus Outbreak

Profiles

Chaturon casts himself a new political role

In his 34 years as a politician, Chaturon Chaisang has never been out of the spotlight. Despite being ousted by...
“Our party will be independent from Pheu Thai [his former party] and other parties. It won’t even be a branch of the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart, but a gathering of people from different fields who...

Around Thailand

Child nursery operators appeal for permission to reopen

Operators of more than 80 privately owned children’s nurseries today lodged an appeal with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration,...

Asean

Myanmar editor jailed for 2 years over coronavirus error

A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out...

Politics

Over 80% of Thai public suspect ulterior motive for cabinet reshuffle – Super Poll

Over 80% of respondents to a recent opinion poll are against a cabinet reshuffle, believing that the political shakeup would...

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

Proposed rehabilitation of THAI will expose a Pandora’s Box of corruption

Former international crime prosecutor, Mr. Wanchai Roujanavong, has likened the proposed rehabilitation of Thai Airways International to the opening of...

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