Anti-narcotics police seize ฿15 million cash and uncover huge money laundering operation

Anti-narcotics police seize ฿15 million cash and uncover huge money laundering operat...

Highlights
  • 3.9 magnitude quake shakes Thailand’s Loei province

    A minor earthquake, estimated at 3.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, shook Muang district of the north-eastern province of Loei this afternoon (Wednesday). Many residents in Tambons Na Or, Kok Too, Na Suey and Chaipruek felt the vibrations at 12.36 pm, but there are no reports of property damage. The...
  • Government and Opposition given 18 hours each to debate budget bill

    Government and Opposition whips have agreed on a three-day debate of the budget bill, starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.30 am, with each side being allotted 18 hours to speak. In addition to the 18 hours for government MPs, their chief whip Mr. Wirat Rattanaseth said today that two additional hours...
  • Three red-shirt leaders ordered to pay ฿21 million to victims of arson attacks in 2010

    Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld three Appeals Court verdicts holding three red-shirt leaders accountable for the torching of commercial buildings, including the Centre One shopping mall and Dok Ya building, by red-shirt followers protesting against the government of then Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on May 19th, 2010 in the vicinity...
  • Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people

    DATE, Japan (Reuters) - Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from one of the worst typhoons to hit the country rose to 74, public broadcaster NHK said, many drowned by flooding after scores of rivers burst their banks. Public broadcaster NHK said...
  • U.S. House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive. All four measures passed by unanimous...
Signing of high-speed train contract to link 3 airports on October 25th – DPM

Signing of high-speed train contract to link 3 airports on October 25th – DPM

Eight elephant carcasses pose risk to water quality in reservoir

Eight elephant carcasses pose risk to water quality in reservoir

Tightened monitoring of Bryde’s whales after jet-ski incident

Tightened monitoring of Bryde’s whales after jet-ski incident

Thailand’s corporate confidence index falls for 7th consecutive month

Thailand’s corporate confidence index falls for 7th consecutive month

Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Anti-narcotics police seize ฿15 million cash and uncover huge money laundering operation

Anti-narcotics police seize ฿15 million cash and uncover huge money laundering operat...

Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

Signing of high-speed train contract to link 3 airports on October 25th – DPM

Signing of high-speed train contract to link 3 airports on October 25th – DPM

Thailand’s corporate confidence index falls for 7th consecutive month

Thailand’s corporate confidence index falls for 7th consecutive month

Eight elephant carcasses pose risk to water quality in reservoir

Eight elephant carcasses pose risk to water quality in reservoir

Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Asean Summit 2019

ARF discussed cooperation on security issues

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their counterparts from world powers including the United States,...

Asean

Long-stay foreigners in Thailand to be required to have health insurance when applying for non-immigrant visas

Effective from October 31st, foreigners who apply for a non-immigrant visa will be required to have health insurance to ensure...

Politics

Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Convicted Pheu Thai MP Nawat Tohcharoensook has been suspended from performing duties as a member of parliament by the Constitutional...

Food and Travel

Tai Yai Delicacies in Mae Hong Son

Tai Yai or Shan people are a predominant ethnic group in Mae Hong Son province north of Thailand. That makes...

Business

Trump says US-China trade talks are ‘going very well’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of U.S.-China trade talks and said he would meet at...

Highlights of the week

National divide and deep-South volatility threaten to converge

The seeds of Thailand’s two biggest troubles -- the political divide and insurgency in the deep South -- were apparently...
All of a sudden the years-long problems of the deep South are being added to the long-running political polarization

Political Pulse

Thirayuth predicts doom and gloom

Wednesday, October 16, 2019: National divide is spreading and can turn violent, according to former activist Thirayuth Boonmee, now a...
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