Author Details

General News

Farmers are reluctant to stop using toxic weed killers

The government’s plan to phase out three chemical weed killers, paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, which are widely used by...

Read More
News World

French ‘spiderman’ climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to...

Read More
News Politics

Cabinet to consider Finance Ministry’s new economic stimulus package

The economic cabinet is due to consider the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package, aimed at stimulating consumption and investment,...

Read More
General News

Prolonged protests may affect exports of Thai Hom Mali rice to Hong Kong

Worried Thai rice exporters are closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, fearing that the protests by pro-democracy demonstrators...

Read More
Video

Hong Kong protest into 10th week

Read More
General News

Major cloud seeding operations to commence today

The Department of Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation (DRAA), in coordination with the Air Force and the Army, will launch...

Read More
Election Day News Politics

Opposition to submit censure debate motion to House Speaker today

The seven-party parliamentary opposition will submit a motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Friday) seeking a censure debate...

Read More
World

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it...

Read More
Highlights of the week

How Prayut should take note of Hong Kong crisis

The similarities and differences between the seizures of the Hong Kong and Suvarnabhumi airports by anti-government protesters must have...

Read More
Business News

GPF signs Collaborative Engagement Declaration with 32 institutional investors

Thailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF) has joined 32 securities companies in declaring an ESG (environmental, social, governance) Collaborative Engagement...

Read More
News Politics

Senior NACC official faulted for omitting 227m baht from asset declaration

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has faulted one of its senior officials for concealing his and his wife’s assets worth...

Read More
General News

BEM rules out lower expressway tolls as proposed by Transport Minister

Bangkok Expressways & Metro Public Company has ruled out a proposal by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob for expressway tolls...

Read More
General News

THAI reschedules flights to Japan due to Typhoon Krosa

Flt. Lt. Pratana Patanasiri, Vice President of aviation safety, security & standards at Thai Airways International, says that Japan’s...

Read More
News World

In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on...

Read More
News World

Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking WWII

Japan’s new emperor spoke Thursday of “deep remorse” over the country’s wartime past in his first speech to commemorate...

Read More
General News

PM suggests cabinet members read ‘Blue Ocean Shift’

Government’s spokesperson, Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha suggested members of his cabinet and...

Read More
Video

Gen Prawit and his political role

Read More
News World

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at demonstrators

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside a...

Read More
News World

China slams HK airport protesters as ‘terrorist-like’

China reacted furiously Wednesday to “terrorist-like” attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters during a second day of mass...

Read More
General News

1 year free visa for Chinese and Indian tourists to be proposed to cabinet

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose, to the economic cabinet meeting on Friday, a waiver of visa...

Read More
News Politics

Warrants out for arrest of 4 more bombing and arson suspects

The Criminal Court has issued warrants for the arrests of four more individuals wanted by the police for suspected...

Read More
General News

Army cancels Loy Krathong sky lantern world record attempt in Chiang Mai

The military in Chiang Mai has ordered the cancellation of a major sky lantern event planned for the Loy...

Read More
News Politics

24 red-shirt leaders and members acquitted of terrorism charges

Twenty-four former members of the red-shirt movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), including several core...

Read More
General Highlight News

Air quality in southernmost part of Thailand improving

Air quality in nine southern provinces has improved, with the amount of PM2.5 fine dust particles dropping to between...

Read More
General News

Police consider attempted murder charge against stone-throwing youths

Samut Prakan provincial police are pondering attempted murder charges against five youths, aged 12 to 16, for allegedly throwing...

Read More
General News

Saksayam defends decision against mandatory replacement of passenger vans with micro buses

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob clarified Wednesday that he has not dropped the policy to replace the existing passenger vans...

Read More
Quotes of the week

Hong Kong’s airport blockage and protests ‘more severe’ than SARS, Carrie Lam

“Compared to the economic downturn caused by SARS that we handled previously, even to the (2008) economic crisis, the...

Read More
News Politics

CSD police may take charge of recent bombing and arson case

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, is expected to decide today (Wednesday) whether to transfer the case...

Read More
Quotes of the week

Albon, a British-Thai, to drive for Red Bull

“Can’t thank you enough for believing in me and making this possible. It’s a big jump into the deep...

Read More
News World

Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes, mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted...

Read More
Food and Travel Video

Indian Style Afternoon Tea

By Ohhappybear The rising of the so-called ‘nationalism’ movement everywhere provoked my thoughts. So did things people say out...

Read More
News World

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos...

Read More
News Politics

Minister Anutin wants paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos banned this year

The three toxic chemicals used as herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, must be banned within this year, Public...

Read More
Video

Thai Civilized party vows to be an independent opposition

Read More
News World

Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted...

Read More
General News

Old, haunted Crown Property buildings to be rented out for commercialization

The Treasury Department is surveying about 200 old Crown Property buildings throughout the country, several of which are reputed...

Read More
General News

Dugong Mariam can now eat and swim as her condition improves

Mariam’s condition is steadily improving after the baby dugong was treated with anti-biotics and food supplements to treat lung...

Read More
News World

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes...

Read More
News World

Hong Kong’s airport reopens on Tuesday after unprecedented closure

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s airport reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still...

Read More
Highlight Photo of the Day

HM Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother, makes merit on her 87th birthday anniversary

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, at a private merit making ceremony in Chitralada Palace to celebrate her...

Read More
General News

Last 18 Thai fishermen stranded in Somalia arrive home

The last group of 18 Thai fishermen, who had been stranded on fishing trawlers in the seas off Somalia,...

Read More
News Sport

Alexander Albon to drive for Red Bull in Belgium

The Formula 1 website released the surprising news this afternoon (August 12th) that the Thai-British driver, Alexander Albon, will...

Read More
General News

Thai troops keep close watch on Mon Bridge as debris piles up

The famous Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge, Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, is being watched around the clock by the Thai army...

Read More
General News World

THAI and Thai Air Asia cancel flights to Hong Kong today

Thai Airways International and Thai Air Asia have cancelled their flights to Hong Kong today after protesters broke into...

Read More
News World

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands protests

All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the...

Read More
Business General Highlight News

Thais borrow early and get trapped in a cycle of debt

Thais, nowadays, are indebted from an early age, and the level of their debt is maintained even as they...

Read More
General Highlight News

PM leads merit making ceremony to mark Queen Mother’s birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses, Privy Councilors, MPs, Senators, senior government...

Read More
General News

Baby dugong Mariam is treated for blood and lung infections

Veterinarians are treating baby dugong Mariam after she was diagnosed with blood and lung infections. Since August 8th, the...

Read More
General News

Villagers downstream of reservoir advised to relocate to higher ground

Villagers living downstream of a small earthen dam, in Bang Saphan district of Thailand’s southern province of Prachuap Khiri...

Read More
Asean Business News

US-China trade row seen to help conclude RCEP by year end

The escalating trade war between the US and China may help drive a conclusion to the negotiation of the...

Read More
Highlight News World

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief...

Read More
News World

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday as a tenth straight weekend...

Read More
General Highlight News

PM urges public to help ease northeasterners’ drought hardships

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging members of the public to help ease the suffering of people living in...

Read More
General News

Most respondents oppose taxi fare increases – Nida Poll

Most respondents to an opinion survey do not agree with the Transport Ministry’s decision to allow taxi fares to...

Read More
General Highlight News

Police units deployed to disaster zones in Satun to help victims

Mobile police units with rescue equipment have been rushed to disaster zones in the southern province of Satun after...

Read More
General News

Loei’s red sticky rice to be listed as GI product

Red sticky rice, from Thailand’s northeastern province of Loei, will be listed as a GI (geographic indication) product, by...

Read More
General Highlight News

‘Mother’s Day Meteor Shower’ to show on August 12th

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is inviting Thai people to watch the Perseid meteor shower during the...

Read More
General News

Transport Ministry to build a bike lane linking Kasetsart U with Red Line

The Transport Ministry plans to build a 4km bicycle lane from Kasetsart University to Ratchayothin Road intersection to provide...

Read More
News World

Hong Kong hit by another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong began another volatile weekend on Saturday, with anti-government protests taking place across the...

Read More
Highlight News World

‘Everything is gone’: Dozens dead, missing after Myanmar landslide

THAPHYU KONE VILLAGE, Myanmar (Reuters) – Rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of homes in a village in...

Read More
General News

Surin hospital pleads for water as its reserves run out

Water shortages in Thailand’s northeastern province of Surin have reached such a critical level that the provincial hospital has...

Read More
News Politics

Deputy Agriculture Minister promises to ban 3 herbicides this year

Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya Thaiseth has given an assurance that three hazardous herbicides, which are widely used in Thailand...

Read More
Highlight News World

Japan ex-empress diagnosed with breast cancer: palace

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s former empress Michiko has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and will soon undergo surgery,...

Read More
Business News

TMB and Thanachart Bank announce merger plan

Thailand’s TMB and Thanachart banks announced Friday that they have signed a non-binding agreement to merge and become the...

Read More
News Politics

Thaksin confirms Ms. Yingluck granted Serbian citizenship

The Serbian government has granted Serbian citizenship to fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, according to a Reuters report...

Read More
General News

Mangosteen growers’ plight as prices of their fruit have nosedived

The prices of mangosteen, one of Thailand’s most prized fruits, have dropped sharply due to a combination of oversupply...

Read More
General News

Children evacuated as peat swamp fire threatens school

About 20 children and their teachers were evacuated Thursday after the smoldering fire in Khuan Khreng peat swam forest...

Read More
Election Day News Politics

Communication problem blamed for government’s parliamentary defeat

Communication problems among the ruling coalition parties are being blamed for the government’s first defeat in the lower House...

Read More
Election Day Highlight News Politics

Government gets first taste of defeat in lower House

The government suffered its first defeat in the lower House today over a parliamentary regulation that would specify the...

Read More
Asean Highlight News

ASEAN commemorates 52nd anniversary by inaugurating new secretariat building

JAKARTA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) inaugurated here on Thursday its new secretariat...

Read More
Election Day News Politics

PM did not apologize over oath-taking controversy – government spokeswoman

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not offer an apology to his cabinet colleagues over the oath-taking controversy and the...

Read More
News Politics

Police Chief admits to difficulties in solving the recent bombings

Thailand’s national police chief admitted today that it was difficult for the police to track down the real masterminds...

Read More
General News

Illegal loggers lay landmines to deter forest rangers in Si Sa Ket

Illegal loggers have resorted to the use of landmines to kill or maim forest rangers who try to interfere...

Read More
Election Day Highlight News Politics

PM offers an apology to his cabinet for his oath-taking blunder

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today apologized to his cabinet colleagues for his “unintentional” omission of some wording in the...

Read More
General News

Flood warnings for six southern and eastern provinces until Sunday

People living in six southern and eastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for sudden flooding and...

Read More
News Politics

Senior anti-graft official falsely declared his 260 million baht assets

A high-ranking official at the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has been found to have falsely declared...

Read More
Highlights of the week News Opinion Politics

Speeding up “political cases” is double-edged sword

If the Prayut government was a man with a weak heart, legal cases involving opponents of the administration were...

Read More
General News

Thai fishermen stranded at sea off Somalia now returning home

Some of the Thai fishermen stranded on two foreign-owned trawlers off the coast of Somalia have already returned to...

Read More
Highlight Photo of the Day

Thailand wins two golds in Tashkent 2019 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships

Waranya Talatngoen and Natkamon Wassana of Thailand two of the 5 gold medals available in the first day of...

Read More
General News

Taxi fares set to increase within a month

Thailand’s Ministry of Transport has given approval for taxi fares in Bangkok and its suburbs to be increased within...

Read More
General News

Super yacht catches fire in Phuket

A 100-million baht super yacht caught fire at a pier in Phuket yesterday. Pol Col Thirawat Liamsuwan, superintendent of...

Read More
Highlight News Politics

PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in...

Read More
Election Day News Politics

Future Forward’s Pannika and Palang Pracharat’s Pareena in legal tussle

The simmering war of words between two female MPs, Future Forward spokeswoman Pannika Wanich and Palang Pracharat MP Pareena...

Read More
News Politics

Seniority to determine promotions in police force

Seniority will be the key criterion in determining the promotions of police officers under the regulations of the Police...

Read More
News Politics

Former NOB chief found to be ‘unusually rich’ by NACC

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism, Mr. Panom Sornsilp, has been found to be unusually wealthy by...

Read More
Election Day News Politics

Ombudsman accepts for consideration PM’s oath-taking controversy

Thailand’s ombudsman has accepted for consideration a petition from Mr. Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association,...

Read More
General Highlight News

Thais warned to avoid travelling to Azad Kashmir

The Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad issued a statement, posted on its Facebook page at around 2am on Wednesday,...

Read More
News World

India hails ‘historic’ Kashmir rule as Pakistan, China slam move

India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control but Pakistan and...

Read More
News Politics

Pheu Thai proposes a people’s assembly to draft a new Constitution

The opposition Pheu Thai party has proposed the setting up of a 200-member people’s assembly, or Constitution Drafting Assembly,...

Read More
News Politics

Ex-deputy agriculture minister Wirat and wife faulted for corruption in futsal court scandal

Former deputy agriculture minister and a member of the Palang Pracharat party Wirat Rattanaseth and his wife, Mrs. Tassaniya,...

Read More
News Politics

Ex-DPM Suthep faulted by anti-graft body in police station construction scandal

After almost a decade of investigation into the scandal surrounding the construction of 396 police stations across the country,...

Read More
Highlight News World

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day...

Read More
Election Day Highlight News Politics

PM admits error in oath recital and is trying to resolve the problem

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted, for the first time, that he did not recite the oath of office...

Read More
General News

Health system improvements to ensure best treatment of rare or extreme diseases

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is working on a system to ensure access to health services for patients...

Read More
General Highlight News

Queen Mother’s health improves

The Bureau of the Royal Household released a statement today (Tuesday), saying that Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen...

Read More
News Politics

PerMas denies involvement in series of explosions in Bangkok

The Federation of Pattani Students and Youth (PerMAS-Persatuan Mahasiswa Anak muda dan Siswa PATANI) has denied reports that it...

Read More
News Politics

Justice Ministry to probe rented EM ankle bracelets from China

Thailand’s Justice Ministry is to investigate the electronic monitoring (EM) ankle bracelets rented by the Department of Probation from...

Read More
News World

Police battle protesters as strike paralyses Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at protesters in multiple parts of Hong Kong on Monday after...

Read More
Food and Travel

The Most Spicy Curries of All

By Ohhappybear Not too long ago, we did a long road trip to the deep south just to revel...

Read More
News Uncategorized World

Thais warned to stay away from protest areas in Hong Kong

Thai people living in or visiting Hong Kong have been advised, by the Thai Consulate there, to stay away...

Read More

Page 2 of 15

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Lost Password