Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent protests

Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent protests

Highlights
  • The huge challenges facing Thailand’s ageing society

    National Elderly Day on April 13 serves as a reminder that Thai society is ageing fast. The country is facing a multitude of challenges as its elderly population expands rapidly amid slower economic growth and a shrinking working-age population. Worse, the country has been hit by a third wave of...
  • Two senior Thonglor police officers transferred over pub COVID-19 cluster

    The superintendent of Thonglor police station, Pol Col Duangchote Suwancharas, and Pol Lt-Col Thanakorn Ngamyen, the inspector for suppression affairs, have been transferred to the operations centre of Metropolitan Police Bureau’s (MPB) 5th Division, effective today, pending an investigation into their conduct in connection with the Thonglor COVID-19 cluster. Police...
  • ASEAN summit: Will Myanmar listen to its friends?

    When ASEAN leaders sit down for a summit to address the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, they know full well that the whole world will be watching. And they also realize that what is at stake is not only the lives of Myanmar people fighting for democracy on the streets, but...
  • Thai Govt facing backlash as third wave of COVID threatens to engulf Thailand

    COVID-19 has been around for more than a year already in Thailand. Since it began spreading in early 2020, experts have been warning about more dangerous waves of infection to come. Yet, when the third wave finally hit this month, the government was seemingly caught ill-prepared. “We are not that...
  • Thailand’s monarch offers condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II following the death of Prince Philip

    His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn has sent a message offering his condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The statement released by Thai Royal Household bureau stated that Thai King and Queen are deeply saddened by the...
Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

US agencies recommend ‘pause’ in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine over blood clot fears

US agencies recommend ‘pause’ in use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine ov...

965 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

965 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Bang Bon field hospital opens to accept first 10 COVID-19 patients

Bang Bon field hospital opens to accept first 10 COVID-19 patients

Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent protests

Myanmar activists cancel new year festivities, hold silent protests

Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

Access to Kaeng Krachan national park tightened after COVID-19 scare

Op-Ed: Let’s do more to accomplish a healthy aging community during the covid-19 pandemic

Op-Ed: Let’s do more to accomplish a healthy aging community during the covid-19 pand...

965 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

965 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Tuesday

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Couple to face legal action for not disclosing their COVID infections

Bang Bon field hospital opens to accept first 10 COVID-19 patients

Bang Bon field hospital opens to accept first 10 COVID-19 patients

Politics

The rise and fall of Saksayam Chidchob, Thailand’s first COVID-positive Cabinet minister

Saksayam Chidchob was previously best known as the “nominee” of his older brother, veteran politician Newin. However, last week he...
His decision to hold back details of his timeline attracted much public criticism. The missing details were filled in by a Public Health Ministry official in Buri Ram, but further changes and clarifications to his...

Myanmar Report

Myanmar Journal: Another charge for Suu Kyi, just before the annual Thingyan

April 12 - The next court hearing for Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled for April 26th, after a criminal...
It was a day before Thingyan, Myanmar’s New Year festival, when a sense of normality returned, as some of the extreme pressure on Yangon lightened.

Profiles

The rise and fall of Saksayam Chidchob, Thailand’s first COVID-positive Cabinet minister

Saksayam Chidchob was previously best known as the “nominee” of his older brother, veteran politician Newin. However, last week he...
His decision to hold back details of his timeline attracted much public criticism. The missing details were filled in by a Public Health Ministry official in Buri Ram, but further changes and clarifications to his...

Around Thailand

The huge challenges facing Thailand’s ageing society

National Elderly Day on April 13 serves as a reminder that Thai society is ageing fast. The country is facing...

Asean

Philippines summons Beijing’s envoy over boats in South China Sea

The Philippine foreign ministry said Tuesday it had confronted Beijing's envoy over the "illegal lingering" of Chinese boats at a...

Opinions

The rise and fall of Saksayam Chidchob, Thailand’s first COVID-positive Cabinet minister

Saksayam Chidchob was previously best known as the “nominee” of his older brother, veteran politician Newin. However, last week he...
His decision to hold back details of his timeline attracted much public criticism. The missing details were filled in by a Public Health Ministry official in Buri Ram, but further changes and clarifications to his...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

The “Salvator Mundi” may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci after all

The world's most expensive painting, the "Salvator Mundi", maybe the work of Leonardo da Vinci after all, with several media reports...

Highlights of the week

Tiny, scattered protests can be Prayut’s bad news

More names are joining the fray thick and fast. They make the complex picture of Thai politics even more incomprehensible,...
Before everyone knows it, Thailand will have been very close to the next general election according to the natural timeframe.

Political Pulse

WHO: Curve remains worrisome, but it’s up to us, not virus

April 13, 2021: The World Health Organisation has shown a mixture of optimism and pessimism regarding the global COVID-19 situation,...
Political Pulse is a daily update of significant Thai and foreign political events

Thai PBS World Exclusive

Talat Noi: Bangkok’s hidden Chinatown

Whenever people talk about Chinatown in Bangkok, usually they will be referring to the Yaowarat neighborhood. Today, however, WalkATif is...

Quotes of the week

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