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Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha same old leader in new territory

It should not come as a surprise that General Prayut Chan-o-cha has been overwhelmingly voted as prime minister. It’s...

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“I pledge to work under democratic principles, leading changes through the mechanism of parliament, where Thailand is a sustainable,...

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General Prayut and Thanathorn formally nominated as contenders for PM

Current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit were formally nominated as candidates for the...

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“To me, what’s more important than the party’s resolution (to join Palang Pracharat-led coalition) is the social contract which...

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Around Thailand General News

Two female car vandals given suspended prison terms and 12,000 baht fines

Two female car vandals, who made headlines last year for using an axe and spade to vandalize a pickup...

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General News

Law to protect patients from private hospital overcharging now in effect

Patients can, from now on, expect reasonable prices for treatment at private hospitals and can demand that private hospitals...

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Prime Minister suggests that people read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

Deputy Government Spokesperson, Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had recommended that those...

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International News

Tobacco kills eight million people each year: WHO

Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, ahead of World No Tobacco...

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Chelsea’s players and staff celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai says it’s never too late for pro-democracy parties to join forces

“It is never too late” according to Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai, as he made yet another plea for...

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Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros has died on May 27th.

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News Politics

Democrat meeting about joining Palang Pracharat coalition called off

Talks among the Democrat party’s core members, about whether to join the Palang Pracharat-led coalition, have become bogged down...

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International News

Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two

TOKYO (Reuters) – A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on...

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International News

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister

LISBON (Reuters) – Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing...

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Monkey experiments offer clues on origin of language

Green and vervet monkeys live on either side of Africa and their evolutionary paths diverged 3.5 million years ago,...

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Democrat advisory chief Chuan elected House speaker

The Democrat party’s chief advisor Chuan Leekpai has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, receiving 258 votes. ...

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Chuan Leekpai, 81, elected Speaker of the House 258:235. He was Thailand’s 20th prime minister, serving 2 terms from...

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News Politics

House first meeting marred by protests and boos

The first meeting of the House of Representatives was anything but smooth and orderly as it was marred by...

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Mr. Chai Chidchop, 91, mops his brow as he chairs the heated first session of the House of Representatives...

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The meeting of the House of Representetives on May 25 has been temporarily suspended as the Palang Pracharat party...

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Business General News

Who’s going to lose their job?

The possibility of humans being defeated by an android does not only exist in the movie. Earlier this year,...

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International News Sport

Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles...

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Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Meet the Director “Friend Zone”

Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Thai films steadily spread soft power across the region

“Friend Zone”, a romantic comedy about a handsome guy who has been in love with his best friend for...

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50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and...

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Asean News

Thais in Indonesia advised to avoid protest sites for their safety 

Thai citizens in Indonesia have been warned by the Thai embassy in Jakarta to exercise extreme caution when travelling...

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Around Thailand Business News

Thai exports for April fall to the lowest level in 24 months

Thailand’s exports in April fell 2.57% to US$18.5 billion – the lowest since May 2017.  The fall is being...

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Around Thailand News Politics

Charter court decides today if it will accept Thanathorn’s share ownership case

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is today scheduled to consider whether to accept the Election Commission’s (EC) petition for the court...

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Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study

Every year, nearly five million breeding pairs of ortolan buntings — a type of tiny songbird classified as endangered...

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Asean International News

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread...

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Around Thailand News

Legal action being considered against private hospital for alleged overcharging

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is pondering legal action against a private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was admitted...

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Around Thailand News

Registered patients can keep medicinal cannabis for 3 months from May 21st

Patients, in registered possession of medicinal cannabis, will be allowed to keep it for three months after the amnesty...

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A warm handshake between Anutin Charnvirakul, Bhumjaithai Party Leader and Chalermchai Srion, Democrat Party Secretary-General on Tuesday evening, 21...

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International News

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a...

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International News

Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with...

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International News

Trump administration hits China’s Huawei with one-two punch

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday took aim at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, banning the...

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Asean News

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back...

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Around Thailand General News

Compromise may save expressway authority from paying sky high fees to expressway operator

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) board has agreed to extend the concession period of NECL, a subsidiary of...

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International News

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker attacks

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern...

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S....

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International News

U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to...

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Input 2019 Video

An interview with ‘Plan B’ Director at INPUT 2019

The story of Florence, a mother who lost her daughter as she decides to take her own life. In...

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Election2019 News Politics

Charter Court to rule on constitutionality of party-list seat sharing rules

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has agreed to accept for consideration a petition, sent through the ombudsmen by former Thai Raksa...

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Business News

Thailand’s consumer confidence index for April lowest in 16 months

Thailand’s consumer confidence index (CCI) for the month of April plunged to 79.2 points – the lowest in 16...

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One dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people...

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His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the new Queen

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World

Clashes break out at Venezuela May Day protest

Clashes broke out between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in the capital Caracas on Wednesday during May Day...

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Thousands fill temple for free durian

Wat Tha Mai, in Krathum Ban district of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, was jam packed with people...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai party demands EC disband Palang Pracharat party

The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party is demanding that the Election Commission (EC) disband the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party on...

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Politics Profiles

Admirers hope Piyabutr is not “too fast to live” kind

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the Future Forward Party, is travelling at the speed of light politically. A virtual nobody...

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Business News

World Bank puts Thailand’s 2019 GDP growth at 3.8 percent 

The World Bank has cut Thailand’s growth rate projection this year to 3.8% from 3.9% compared to last year’s...

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Maya Bay to stay closed for another 6 months

The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has agreed to extend the closure of Ao Maya, or...

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General News

PM not satisfied with Songkran road accidents toll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is unhappy with the number of fatal road accidents during the Songkran holiday, even though...

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Analysis: Everyone is biding time in tight political race

It is no surprise that New Economics Party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan was rumored over the weekend to have agreed...

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News Politics

Piyabutr reports to police to answer charges

Future Forward party secretary-general, Piyabutr Sangkanokkul, reported to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police this morning (Wednesday) to...

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Food and Travel

Samrap is the Name of the Game

There is a saying that a set of Nam Prik or Thai chilli dip with assorted vegetables makes a...

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Queen Sirikit in hospital for bladder inflammation treatment

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has been admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital suffering cystitis, which is an inflammation of the bladder,...

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Asean

In world’s biggest one-day election, Indonesia votes for its president

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesians began voting in the world’s biggest single-day election today as polling stations opened across the...

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PM backs Khao Kwan Foundation in cannabis research  for medical purposes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Public Health Ministry and universities to support Khao Kwan Foundation in the...

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Business News

Songkran is set to boost economic sentiment

After Thai consumer confidence in March recorded the first drop in three months, businesses pin their hope that Songkran...

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Songkran death toll increases to 105 in two days

The Songkran death toll from road accidents since Thursday has jumped to 105, with more than 1,000 others injured, according to the Centre for the Prevention and...

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Coronation

The coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

The last time Thailand witnessed the coronation of a Monarch was almost seven decades ago. Back then, on May...

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International News

‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday...

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News Politics Profiles

Korn in mid of Democrats’ “soul-searching”

Because of his height and good look, Korn Chatikavanij is an outstanding man. In politics, though, he is the...

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Sacred water rite for coronation ceremony tomorrow

Formal activities preceding the Royal Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King will commence tomorrow with the drawing of...

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Highlights of the week

Puea Chat becomes another political hotspot

The Puea Chat Party is small, but it will become one of the spiciest political elements. While the focus...

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Around Thailand News

Police bust Chinese call centre gang in Phuket

Thai police, in Thailand’s southern resort province of Phuket,have broken up a Chinese call centre fraud gang, arresting 16 Chinese nationals at a rented house...

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Thanathorn summoned to acknowledge sedition charges 

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit complained today that his party is being intimidated by a “dark power which refuses to...

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PM to fly to Chiang Mai on Tuesday to discuss haze problem

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will fly to the northern province of Chiang Mai on Tuesday morning to chair a...

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Highlight

Activists defy junta, launch impeachment campaign against Election Commission 

Defying the warning by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), pro-democracy activists rallied at the Victory Monument...

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Poll shows most Thai’s don’t believe new government can end political  divide

Most Thais believe the new government, be it led by the Palang Pracharat or Pheu Thai, will not be able to end political...

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Food and Travel

Coconut ‘Tun Tuk’ Makes Thai Sweet Dumplings

In Thailand, the food’s names oftentimes make them auspicious. Take ‘Kanom Tom,’ the name that means ‘boiled dessert,’ in...

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Election2019 News

Suan Dusit Poll reveals most Thais doubt new government can end political divide

Most Thais believe the new government, be it led by the Palang Pracharat or Pheu Thai, will not be...

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Is the EEC’s future hanging in a balance?

The future of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) could hang in a balance as it remains uncertain which parties...

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Election2019 Politics

Bhumjaithai party remains uncommitted 

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has made clear that the party has not yet decided which of the two...

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Bhumjaithai party remains uncommitted 

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has made clear that the party has not yet decided which of the two...

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News Opinion

Is the EEC’s future hanging in a balance?

The future of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) could hang in a balance as it remains uncertain which parties...

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General News

Leicester City team in town to pay last respects to their boss  

Leicester City soccer players and staff arrived in Thailand on Wednesday to pay their final respects to their boss,...

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Skepticism over claim that majority support drilling near Si Thep historical park 

Conflicts over the pros and cons of an oil drilling project near the Si Thep historical park in Thailand’s...

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Gen Prawit says no coup after Sunday’s election

Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan assured the public today that there will not be a coup after the March 24th general election....

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Tolls on two motorways waived April 10-18 for Songkran

For the Songkran break, Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday decided to waive tolls on the Bangkok-Pattaya and Bangkok-Bang Pa-in-Bang Phli...

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News

Premchai sentenced to 16 months without suspension

Billionaire construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was this morning (Tuesday) sentenced to 16 months in prison without suspension by the...

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Around Thailand

PM2.5 particulate returns to threaten nine areas of Bangkok

PM2.5 dust particles have returned to Bangkok and its neighboring provinces, with nine areas found to contain levels exceeding the 50-micron standard...

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Election2019

Suthep urges Democrat supporters not to vote for the party

In an apparent escalating verbal attack against Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party founder Suthep Thuagsuban...

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News Politics World

Trump-Kim handshake, optimism to kick off nuclear summit

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their second...

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News World

Saved from Pakistani mob, downed Indian pilot becomes face of Kashmir crisis

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A downed Indian fighter pilot who was attacked by a mob and then paraded on...

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News Politics World

Kim, Trump arrive in Hanoi ahead of summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump arrived in Hanoi Tuesday, ahead of a second...

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Around Thailand News Politics

Charter Court to begin deliberating Thai Raksa Chart’s fate today

The Constitutional Court will today begin the process of deliberating the Election Commission’s request for it to consider dissolving...

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News World

Trump dangles ‘major power’ carrot as Kim begins trek to summit

US President Donald Trump said Sunday Kim Jong Un could soon put North Korea on the fast-track to becoming...

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News World

Trump to delay US tariff hike on Chinese goods, eyes Xi summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters, AFP) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he would delay an increase in tariffs...

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Around Thailand News Politics

Future forward leader targeted over allegations against junta

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit who is due to appear before the public prosecutor next week said Wednesday...

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