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UN envoy in Bangkok to pursue efforts to end Myanmar crisis

UN envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener is in Bangkok to begin a tour of Asia in an effort...

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib served with bankruptcy notice over tax bill

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been served with a bankruptcy notice for failing to pay more than...

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Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it...

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Court spares ex-PM Yingluck from having to pay rice compensation

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ruled today (Friday) that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that...

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Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” sentenced to death

Thailand’s version of “Jack the Ripper” has been sentenced to death by the Khon Kaen provincial court, after he...

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Transport minister to push for 2nd terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Ministry of Transport has brushed aside a suggestion, by the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) based on a...

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A special kind of traffic cop in Phetchabun, keeping dead dogs off the road

Police Senior Sergeant Major Chawinnatat Padungthammasanti, a traffic officer in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun, is not a typical...

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“James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries in Thailand

Thailand recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries today (Thursday), according to the CCSA. Of the 26...

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Rainy season expected to arrive prematurely in early May

Thailand’s irrigation officials have been told to brace for possible flooding, as the rainy season is expected to arrive...

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International News World

Biden sets out ‘once-in-a-generation’ $2 tn infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at modernizing America’s crumbling transport network, creating...

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U.N. special envoy tells Security Council to act to avoid ‘bloodbath’ in Myanmar

United Nations special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener told a session of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday...

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Myanmar protesters hold vigils as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

Myanmar activists held candle-lit vigils overnight after scores of deaths in recent days from a military crackdown on anti-coup...

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Ex-FM Surakiart sees “pivotal role” of Thai military in solving Myanmar crisis

Former Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai has urged the Thai military, which is known for its close relationships with the...

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N. Korea calls South’s leader ‘a parrot raised by America’

SEOUL — North Korea called South Korea’s president “a parrot raised by America” Tuesday, resuming its trademark derisive rhetoric...

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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

BRUSSELS – Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organisation on Tuesday backed an idea to create an...

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

More than 500 people have been killed in the Myanmar junta’s brutal crackdown on protests against its coup to...

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Myanmar protesters take to streets after bloodiest weekend

Protesters and mourners took to the streets of Myanmar on Monday after the deadliest weekend since the military coup,...

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Chinese firm to make 60 mn doses of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Russia has agreed a deal for more than 60 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to be produced...

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39 new COVID-19 cases as new Saphan Soong cluster emerges

Thailand recorded 39 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), as health officials keep a close watch on a new cluster...

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About 3,000 Karen villagers take refuge on Thai border in Mae Hong Son

About 3,000 ethnic Karen people have taken refuge on the Thai border, in Mae Sariang district of Thailand’s northern...

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Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat — the first line of defence as Thailand...

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134 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Friday

Thailand recorded 134 new COVID-19 cases, including 128 locally-acquired infections and 6 cases among arrivals from abroad, on Friday....

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Thailand investigates a post-COVID-19 inoculation death

Thai public health officials are investigating the death of a COVID-19 vaccine recipient. Vice Minister of Public Health, Dr....

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Rocker Sek Loso sent to Min Buri remand prison

Controversial Thai rock star Seksan Sukpimai, better known as “Sek Loso”, was sent to Min Buri remand prison today...

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Asean News

Myanmar set for silent strike after violence claims youngest victim

Myanmar activists plan more anti-coup protests on Wednesday, including a silent strike with many businesses due to close and...

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Crisis in Myanmar undermining “ASEAN centrality”

The ongoing crisis in Myanmar which has already claimed more than 230 lives is undermining what is known as...

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297 COVID cases among illegal immigrants at detention centres in Bangkok

An additional 297 illegal immigrants from Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia, currently being held in Bangkok immigration detention centres in...

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Court holds inquiries into safety of detained Ratsadon leaders

The Criminal Court, this morning (Monday), held an inquiry into a letter of complaint from Arnon Nampa, one of...

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Justice Ministry refutes Ratsadon leaders’ foul play claim, accuses them of resisting COVID screening

Thailand’s Ministry of Justice has explained that three detained Ratsadon leaders refused to be separated for COVID-19 screening, after...

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Another death and 92 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19 and 92 new cases today (Thursday), including 40 in Samut Sakhon province...

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Thai and Cambodian forces in tense stand-off over illegally felled logs

Thai border security forces are engaged in a tense stand-off with Cambodian troops, near the Thai-Cambodian border in the...

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Legislators voting for charter amendments bill warned of possible probe

Most senators abstained in the voting of the constitutional amendments bill Wednesday night in compliance with the ruling by...

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City Hall starts mass inoculations related to Bang Khae markets

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has started the vaccination of vendors who are close to those already infected in...

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Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after bloody crackdown

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s most powerful Buddhist monks’ association called on the junta to end violence against protesters and accused...

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Georgia massage parlor shootings leave 8 dead; man captured

ATLANTA (AP) — Shootings at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left eight people dead,...

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Biden tells migrants ‘don’t come’ as criticism grows

US President Joe Biden urged migrants not to come to the United States on Tuesday, as criticism mounted over...

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Thousands flee Myanmar industrial zone amid fears of more bloodshed

Thousands of residents fled an industrial suburb of Myanmar’s commercial capital on Tuesday, local media reported, amid fears of...

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COVID-19 inoculation of Thailand’s PM confirmed for tomorrow

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha will be inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine tomorrow (Tuesday), after the sudden postponement on Friday...

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107 COVID-19 cases linked to Bang Khae markets, 78 new cases recorded today

The Bang Khae market COVID-19 cluster has, so far, increased to 107 infections in Bangkok, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom,...

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Pre-trial hearings today for 22 Ratsadon core leaders and followers

Twenty-two Ratsadon core leaders and followers, being tried on lèse majesté and other charges in connection with protests at...

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Charter Court drafting ruling about writing of new charter and required referendum

Constitutional Court judges are huddled in an urgent meeting today to discuss the drafting of a common judgment, announced...

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58 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, cabinet to be inoculated on Friday

Thailand today recorded 58 new COVID-19 cases and 54 additional recoveries, according to the CCSA. The new cases include...

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255,000 people have received treatment for nose and eye irritation caused by pollution 

More than 255,000 people in Thailand’s northern provinces have received treatment for nose and eye irritation since the beginning...

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Thailand urges “utmost restraint”, release of detainees in Myanmar crisis

As pro-democracy protests continue in Myanmar, Thailand on Thursday reiterated the call for all sides in the strife-torn country...

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Songkran festivities may be allowed without water splashing

Songkran festivities may be allowed this year, but without water splashing. This will, however, have to be proposed to...

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Protesters adapt tactics after Myanmar police use violence

Protesters against the military takeover in Myanmar carried homemade shields and moved with more caution and agility Tuesday, adapting...

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Pheu Thai asks NACC to probe PM and commerce minister over medical glove deal

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) this morning (Wednesday), accusing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha,...

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Asean News

Two protesters killed in Myanmar, shops and factories closed

Two protesters were killed by gunshot wounds to the head in Myanmar on Monday, witnesses said, while shops, factories...

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7 day quarantine for arrivals from abroad with vaccination certificate from April, excluding S. Africa

The Thai National Communicable Disease Committee has decided to shorten the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving from...

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Palang Pracharat defeats Democrat in Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election

Former Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thepthai Senpong, conceded the defeat of his younger brother, Pongsin, today (Monday),...

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200 year old temple chapel spared from demolition in construction of Purple Line rail project

The Ministry of Transport has assured that the two hundred year old Luang Poo Thuad Vihara (chapel) at Iam...

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Another death and 54 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

One more fatality and 54 new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA. The fatality...

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319 Thais injected with Sinovac vaccine on Sunday, no severe side effects case yet

Altogether 319 Thais, including Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, were given Sinovac vaccine injections on Sunday and, so far,...

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Thai PM defends the police use of force at Sunday protest

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the police’s use of force to quell an increasingly violent protest by...

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A struggling book shop that saved a screen-addicted kid – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd February 2021]

Before digital devices changed people’s lifestyles, book rental shops could be found in almost every corner of Bangkok, when...

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89 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded 89 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 73 locally-acquired infections and 16 among arrivals from abroad in...

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First group of western tourists arrive in Phuket for villa quarantine

The first group of 59 European tourists arrived on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket from Indonesia on Sunday, under...

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Excessive PM2.5 dust detected in 60 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs

Sixty areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are being affected by air pollution today (Monday), with PM2.5 dust in...

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Famous natural attraction in Satun province closed after huge rock fall into sea

The Petra Islands Nation Park, in Thailand’s southernmost province of Satun, has temporarily closed the popular Prasat Hin Pun...

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Myanmar gripped by strike as anti-coup protests build

Businesses shut in Myanmar on Monday in a general strike called to oppose the military coup and thousands of...

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Anti-riot police and water cannons at parliament ahead of Ratsadon protest

Six water cannon trucks have been stationed in front of Thailand’s parliament, in addition to hundreds of anti-riot police,...

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Thailand records 130 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday

COVID-19 has claimed another life today and 130 new infections have been recorded, according to the CCSA. CCSA assistant...

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First Thai doctor succumbs to COVID-19

Maha Sarakham provincial health office today reported the death of Dr. Panya Harnpanichpun, the first Thai doctor to die...

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150 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand recorded 150 new COVID-19 cases and 249 more recoveries today, pushing cumulative infections, since early last year, to...

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Myanmar journalists quit as military regime tighten grip on media

Yangon – Eleven members of the Myanmar Press Council and more than a dozen journalists at a major English-language,...

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Two more banks to provide registration for Rao Chana scheme

Two more of Thailand’s state-owned banks, the Government Savings Bank (GSB) and the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives...

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Thailand warns against app Clubhouse after monarchy discussions

Thailand’s digital ministry on Wednesday warned Thai users not to break the law on the audio drop-in application Clubhouse,...

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Myanmar coup protesters mass again, reject army’s claim it has public support

Tens of thousands of protesters, including show-business celebrities, on Wednesday rejected the Myanmar army’s assertion that the public supported...

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Prosecutors to decide on March 8th whether to indict 18 Ratsadon members

Three core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group and 15 followers have heaved a sigh of relief after they...

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In transient Dubai, expats struggle to find love

In Dubai, known for its luxury haunts and parties, Lindsey knows she has reasons to be happy. But like...

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Thailand records two more deaths, 143 new COVID cases

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reported two more deaths from COVID-19 and 143 new cases today (Monday)....

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Medical Council opposes violence and provocation by either side of political conflict

The executive subcommittee of Thailand’s Medical Council issued a statement on Monday voicing opposition to violation of the law...

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Thailand economy shrinks most since 1997 on tourism collapse

Thailand’s pandemic-shattered economy suffered its worst full-year performance in more than two decades, data showed Monday, with officials citing...

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Indonesian landslide kills four with 14 missing

At least four people have died and 14 are missing after a landslide caused by torrential rains swept away...

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Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting

President Joe Biden will hold his first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a...

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Mother appeals for justice for her child who died waiting for a doctor

A single mother has appealed for justice for her one-year old son, who died at a hospital in Tha...

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Two 11th century Khmer lintels to return to Thailand from the US in March

Two ancient Khmer ornate stone lintels, on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which were smuggled...

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Alleged gambling den boss arrested in Rayong province

The fugitive tycoon, who allegedly operated a major illegal gambling den, thought to be the source of a large...

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WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

The coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal, a team of international and Chinese...

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Thai health officials skeptical about vaccine passports

Thai health officials are not convinced about the “vaccine passport” idea, which would allow travellers, who have been vaccinated...

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Do not boil salty tap water for drinking – MWA

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) has warned against the boiling of tap water to reduce salinity, saying that the...

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Asean News

Water cannon fired at protesters as crowds swell in Myanmar

Tension in the confrontations between the authorities and demonstrators against last week’s coup in Myanmar boiled over Monday, as...

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A Thai satellite has close shave with a space object last Saturday night

A Thai-owned satellite, named Thai Choke, successfully avoided an encounter with another object in space last Saturday night, according...

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How a dying book shop saved a screen-addicted kid

Modern life, it seems, is pushing Thai children into an all-consuming love affair with, or even addiction to the...

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Myanmar resistance to coup builds despite army’s pressures

Nonviolent resistance to Myanmar’s military coup gathered steam Friday, with public protests extending to several regions, including the tightly...

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586 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Friday

The CCSA’s deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, announced that 586 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today, 573 are...

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Samut Sakhon still has most daily new cases, Bangkok intensifies proactive screening

Thailand recorded 809 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), 13 of whom are imported cases, with no new fatalities. Most...

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Thanathorn asks court to restore his online comments on govt’s COVID vaccine program

Thailand’s Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit attended a hearing at the Criminal Court on Thursday morning to support his...

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3 acquitted of murder of Col Romkhlao and four officers during 2010 protests

Three people, charged with involvement in the murder of five soldiers, including former deputy chief of staff of the...

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59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

An excessive amount of PM2.5 dust is affecting 59 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Monday and is...

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Govt MP threatens lèse majesté charge if opposition renege on deleting reference to monarchy in censure motion

A Palang Pracharat MP has threatened to file a lèse majesté charge with the police against opposition MPs who...

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Dozens arrested for alleged involvement in We Tour Together scheme scam

Over 60 people, including hoteliers, shop-owners and subscribers to the government’s “We Tour Together” tourism-promotion program, have been arrested...

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CCSA to consider easing restrictions on Friday, possibly reopening schools

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is due to meet this Friday to consider easing restrictions, imposed nationally...

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High risk group poses a serious COVID-19 concern in Samut Sakhon

A senior health official in Samut Sakhon province has expressed serious concern over a high-risk group of about 15,000...

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Field hospitals in Samut Sakhon standing by to admit 800 new COVID-19

Field hospitals in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon were placed on standby on Monday to receive the around...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 25, 2021

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33 provinces, including Bangkok to suffer air pollution until Sunday

Bangkok and 32 other provinces across Thailand are being affected by air pollution today (Thursday), with the likelihood that...

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Prayut’s moment of truth arrives

The prime minister can be forgiven if he assumes that his previous problems were “political”, albeit ones that had...

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Thai Pakdee group to become a political party – Dr. Warong

The pro-Monarchy Thai Pakdee group has decided to transform itself into a fully-fledged political party, to oppose the Kao...

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