UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

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  • Miss Universe Thailand 2020 contestant disqualified for breaking contest rules

    The organizing committee of Miss Universe Thailand 2020 has disqualified a leading contestant, for allegedly allowing her manager/chaperone to interfere with contest activities, in violation of the beauty contest rules. Ms. Piyaporn Sankosik, a member of the committee with the exclusive rights to stage the Miss Universe contests in Thailand,...
  • Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

    Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another Thai arriving from Kuwait, who had been infected by the virus before, according to the CCSA. The 34-year old Thai soldier arrived from South Sudan on September 22nd and entered state...
  • Chaos reigns in first Trump-Biden debate

    Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump's leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and the integrity of November's election in a chaotic first debate on Tuesday marked by personal insults, name calling and Trump's repeated interruptions. Moderator Chris Wallace never established control of...
  • Welfare card holders to get 500 baht for three months for food and necessities

    About 14 million state welfare card holders will be given a 500 baht monthly allowance for three months, beginning in October, to buy food and other necessities at Thong Fah (Blue Flag) shops, said Mr. Lawan Saengsanit, Director of the Fiscal Policy Office, on Tuesday. He said that this welfare...
  • Beat the COVID crisis and get hired – Advice for new graduates

    The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an economic recession, with no sign of recovery in the near future. By the end of this year approximately 3-4 million people will be unemployed, according to the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). More than 100,000 job seekers attended Job Expo Thailand 2020 at BITEC...
Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

When in Songkhla, eat like a local

When in Songkhla, eat like a local

Ex-Meteorological Department chief sent to prison for 3 years and 4 months

Ex-Meteorological Department chief sent to prison for 3 years and 4 months

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

When in Songkhla, eat like a local

When in Songkhla, eat like a local

Ex-Meteorological Department chief sent to prison for 3 years and 4 months

Ex-Meteorological Department chief sent to prison for 3 years and 4 months

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

Coronavirus Outbreak Update

Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another Thai...

World

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency for...

Protests 2020

When political rallies become a numbers game

Political rallies are all about the numbers game: the larger the crowd, the more successful and powerful the protest appears...
“It is a fact that police usually underestimate the size of the crowd, while demonstrators usually exaggerate it,” a security official said on condition of anonymity. “You can’t fully believe either side.”

Thai Politics Explained

Profiles

The young lawmaker who shatters Thailand’s deepest taboo

In a move never before attempted by any Thai politician, opposition MP Rangsiman Rome has proposed a “new deal” between...
“What’s happening does not benefit ordinary people. They know these things would not happen if the monarchy was truly constitutional,”

Around Thailand

Yala’s secret sparkle

Mention must-see tourist attractions in the southern province of Yala and the ones that immediately spring to mind are the...

Asean

Philippines deports U.S. Marine who killed transgender woman

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the...

Politics

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

A former election candidate, for the opposition Pheu Thai Party, has threatened to sue the Election Commission (EC) after the...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

When in Songkhla, eat like a local

What’s your typical routine when travelling to a new place, especially a beach city? Do you wake up to a...

Business

Beat the COVID crisis and get hired – Advice for new graduates

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an economic recession, with no sign of recovery in the near future. By the end...

Highlights of the week

Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

That one idea is popular does not necessarily mean it is the most workable, and this can be applied to...
"The question is: How else can Thailand establish a truly neutral, independent and powerful mechanism to deal with mischievous acts of elected representatives?

Political Pulse

Prayut reportedly leans toward setting up of charter drafting assembly

September 30, 2020: What was unimaginable a few weeks ago may materialise after all. According to today's reports, the prime...
Political Pulse is a regular update of political events. The snapshots will be on a daily basis, so plan your visit accordingly.

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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