Phang-nga tour operators boycott visits to Similan-Surin islands to protest against new restrictions
Highlights
  • Govt dismisses report Wild Boar kids seal deal with Universal Pictures

    Deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak today (Oct 15) dismissed a report by The Wall Street Journal that the 13 Wild Boar footballers and coach had signed a contract to grant a right to Universal Pictures to produce a film about their ordeal. The committee tasked with supervising the 13 footballers...
  • Thais make merits to commemorate the second year of the passing of HM King Bhumibol

    Wearing yellow, the colour of the late HM the King, thousands of people joined the medical staff of Siriraj hospital to hold a merit-making and alm-offering ceremony in front of the hospital on Saturday morning in remembrance of the second year of passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Members...
PM Prayut promises to try to read every Facebook comment
Anwar sworn in as MP after winning by-election
Thailand loses top firefighter in perfume factory fire
Myanmar’s nationalist Buddhist monk lashes out at UN, international community
EC will probe Pheu Thai’s alleged influence over two parties

Profiles

From anti-rice pledging scheme crusader to Democrat leadership challenger

Few people believe Warong Dechgitvigrom could dethrone Abhisit Vejjajiva in the Democrat Party’s leadership battle, but flying under the radar...
Warong Dechgitvigrom shot to fame with his crusade against the controversial rice-pledging scheme of the Yingluck government. Now he has thrown down his gaunlet to challenge Abhisit Vejjajiva for the Democrat leadership. A victory by...

Asean

Similan-Surin islands to reopen for visitors from Monday 

The Similan-Surin islands, popular tourist attractions in the Andaman sea, will be reopened to visitors as of Monday October 15,...

Politics

Anwar sworn in as MP after winning by-election

Malaysian veteran politician Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of Parliament this morning, two days after he swept...

General

Troops seize over 47 million meth pills in one year

Army troops based at the borders have seized 47.7 million meth pills, over 2.7 tonnes of heroin and 983 kgs...

Business

Sudarat affirms Phue Thai’s stance against pro-regime camp

Key Pheu Thai Party figure, Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, has insisted the party would not be ready to work with Gen...

Highlights of the week

Democrat “primary” will be more than just a political ritual

What was supposed to be Abhisit Vejjajiva’s stroll to a new term as the Democrat leader has apparently changed. Whispers...
The upcoming Democrat leadership race is going to be more than a political ritual. Democrats who want Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue as prime minister might vote for Warong Dechgitvigrom, while those opposed to “outside...

Political Pulse

EC: Reward plan will scare vote buyers

   Sunday, October 14, 2018: The Election Commission said today it’s counting on a Bt100,000 reward to stop vote-buying. According...
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