Parks Department won’t bow to tour operators’ pressure over Similan island restrictions
  • Swiss lose competitiveness crown to US, Thailand comes 38th in revamped global rankings

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland’s nine-year streak as the world’s most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). A root-and-branch revamp of the WEF’s rankings, reoriented towards future technology-driven growth, pushed Switzerland into...
  • Thai police close Koh Tao alleged rape case due to lack of evidence

    Thai police have ended investigation into allegation by a British backpacker that she was drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao island in the southern province of Surat Thani on August 26 due to what they claim to be a lack of credible evidence.  Speaking at a press conference this...
PM to be asked to scrap second passenger terminal project at Suvarnabhumi 
How the young politicians see the future
“Iron Lady” is off the blocks, again…but will she make it?
Over ten reef sharks sighted near Maya beach
PM Prayut orders review of bill on cybersecurity bill: government spokesman


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...


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,...


Overwhelming support for decriminalizing marijuana for medical purpose

An overwhelming number of people have voiced support for decriminalizing the use of kanja (marijuana) for research and development for...


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...


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...

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“Iron Lady” is off the blocks, again…but will she make it?

Sudarat Keyuraphan had always been tipped to become Thailand’s first female prime minister, until Yingluck Shinawatra came along. Now, the...
Veteran politician Sudarat Keyuraphan is once again emerging as a potential candidate to lead the trouble-plagued Pheu Thai Party. The “Iron Lady” of Thai politics has to overcome the hurdle first before she can dream...

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Prayut and Sudarat have their first showdown

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018: The first showdown between Prayut Chan-o-cha and Sudarat Keyuraphan as unofficial front-running candidates for...
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