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Xi arrives in Nay Pyi Taw for state visit to Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday for...

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Quotes of the week

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Elderly Chinese tourist is Thailand’s second Coronavirus pneumonia case

Thailand’s second case of Coronavirus pneumonia has been diagnosed and the patient, a 74-year old Chinese tourist, is being...

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Public Health Ministry’s cannabis clinic fully booked until March

Thailand’s first full-time cannabis clinic has become so popular that it is now fully booked into March, with more...

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Senators remain gripped by partisanship as Trump’s impeachment trial begins

U.S. senators settled into their political foxholes on Thursday upon the kickoff of President Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial, saying...

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General News

TG pilot under probe in Frankfurt for alleged violation of aviation safety standards

A pilot, employed by Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier, is being investigated by Germany’s BFU (Bundesstelle für...

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News Politics

Motion to oust Seripisut from House Anti-Corruption and Misconduct Committee

An urgent motion has been submitted to the House of Representatives, by a group of Palang Pracharat MPs, demanding...

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General News

Thai Civilized party leader proposes legal brothels and adult shops to reduce rape

Thai Civilized party leader, and member of the House committee studying ways to reduce rape and other sexual violations,...

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Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate, triggering historic trial of President Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday formally set in motion the process of sending the articles of impeachment against...

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Xi Jinping’s Myanmar trip part of China’s “2-ocean” strategy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit Myanmar this week at the invitation of President U Win Myint....

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Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials ‘lied’ on crash

“Today, the American soldier is in danger, tomorrow the European soldier could be in danger,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

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Russian government resigns after President Putin’s state-of-the-nation address proposes changes to the constitution

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning in a surprise statement released shortly...

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Highlights of the week

In leaving Democrats, Korn probably has more options

The opposition will not jump for joy and Thailand’s oldest party will not celebrate, either. Korn Chatikavanij, who has...

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Asean News

Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A small volcano south of the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque...

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Insurgent killed in clash with security forces in Narathiwat

A southern insurgent was shot dead and two defence volunteers were wounded in related clashes in Sukhirin district of...

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Search under way for two young girls missing in sea since Saturday

Search and rescue operations resumed this morning for two young girls who went missing, and are believed to have...

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International News

Taiwan leader meets top US official after her election win

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Fresh from a landslide reelection victory, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met Sunday with the de...

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Environment News

Fewer areas affected by PM2.5 dust on Sunday

The airborne dust situation in Bangkok and its suburbs saw a slight improvement today, with the levels of airborne...

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Show of force by supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended two separate politically motivated sports events in Bangkok this morning,...

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International News

Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Queen Elizabeth II will host a showdown meeting with Prince Harry on Monday in an attempt to solve the...

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Thanathorn predicts more street protests against Prayut

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit predicted this morning that the Prayut government will face more street protests...

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Protests and condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international...

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The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong

Ninety-seven kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that...

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The #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Harvey Weinstein was once one of Hollywood’s most powerful film producers. He has been accused of abusing his position...

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Meghan returns to Canada as British royals seek to solve Harry rift

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, has gone back to Canada to be with their son...

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Iran to download plane black box after missile blamed for crash

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner...

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Police issue shoot to kill order in the search for thief who killed 3 in gold heist

A special police task force has been deployed today in the hunt for a lone robber who shot dead...

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“Get out”: Australians urged to flee as huge bushfires revitalize

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday...

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U.S. House passes resolution to limit Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from...

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Budget debate walk-out after calls for more time were rejected by Gov.

The debate on the budget bill for the 2020 fiscal year almost collapsed Thursday evening after opposition MPs refused...

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‘Big Joke’ lashes out at the national police chief interference in his shooting case

Former immigration chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachet “Big Joke” Hakparn hit out at the national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip...

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Canada PM says evidence indicates Iran shot down Ukraine jet

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has intelligence from multiple sources indicating a Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran...

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British royal family hurt and disappointed by Harry and Meghan announcement

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s royal family was hurt and disappointed by the shock announcement by Prince Harry and his...

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Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan’s leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from...

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Harry, Meghan quit royal front line in shock move

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan stunned the British monarchy on Wednesday by quitting as front-line members — reportedly...

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Environment News

More areas now shrouded in clouds of PM2.5 dust

Air quality in Bangkok and its suburbs deteriorated even further this morning, with 50 areas now considered to be...

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Profiles

Sorrayuth’s cursed success

Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda started off like any young, promising journalist —  bold, relentless, working hard, getting great exclusives and building...

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120-billion baht defence budget sails through the House after 3-hour debate

The Thai Government’s proposed 120 billion baht (~US$ 3.94Bn) defence budget for 2020 fiscal year sailed through its second...

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International News

U.S., Iran both appear to signal desire to avoid further conflict

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD/DUBAI (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was “standing down”...

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No survivors after Ukrainian airliner with 176 aboard crashes in Iran

DUBAI/KIEV (Reuters) – A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, bursting into flames and...

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Food and Travel

Relive and Relearn

Here’s my confession. I have enough of the word ‘sustainability.’ Every time I came across that dreadful word, I...

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Iran state TV says Ukrainian airplane crashes near Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed Wednesday near an airport in the...

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International News

Taiwan grounds Black Hawks after crash killed top personnel

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan grounded its fleet of Black Hawk helicopters after a crash killed the island’s top...

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Asean International News

Indonesia rejects China’s claims over South China Sea

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Wednesday it rejected China’s claims over a disputed part of the South China...

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Looking back at 2019

A foreigner’s perspective on 2019 – the media

In this final foreigner’s retrospective on Thailand in 2019, I offer an insider’s view of the state of electronic...

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International News

Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday to escape fierce wildfires bearing down...

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China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to...

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I wouldn’t have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump...

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International News

Tourists stay away from Taj Mahal, other Indian attractions as protests flare

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests against a new...

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Why Future Forward is accused of being anti-monarchy

What you should know about charges against Future Forward Party.

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Business News

How Thai economy will perform next year

Thailand’s economy is likely to increase around 2.7-3.0 percent, according to the predictions by several economic institutions. The limited...

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International News

Thousands march in Paris to protest pension reform plan

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of protesters opposed to the French government’s plan to revamp the retirement system marched through...

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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Highlights of the week

Year-end storms batter everyone politically

The Pheu Thai Party has suffered a shock by-election loss. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been deemed by Government...

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Highlight News Politics

Former deputy finance minister Benja jailed for two years

Former deputy finance minister Benja Louicharoen and three former senior revenue officials were sentenced to two-year in prison without...

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General News

Beauty pageant for the deaf

Members of the community of deaf women and men once again have their platform to demonstrate their unique talents...

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PHOTOS OF THE DAY

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Charter court to rule on Future Forward party “Illuminati case” on January 21st

The Constitutional Court is due to deliver a ruling on the “Illuminati” or sedition case, against the Future Forward...

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Video

The Toy Doctor

The toy doctor, Yoo Won-Il, brings broken toys back to life. He doesn’t do it for money, because the...

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General Highlight News

Riverside Assembly boycotts 1st public hearing on Chao Phraya promenade project

The Riverside Assembly, an organization of 35 groups opposing the Chao Phraya riverside promenade project, boycotted a public hearing...

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Around Thailand General News

New Year gifts galore from the Government

The Government has rolled out a series of New Year’s gifts for the people, ranging from toll exemptions, free...

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International News

Hong Kong clashes resume in shopping centers, streets

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them...

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International News

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing...

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Food and Travel

Cured by Scientific Quests and Honed Palates

There comes a time when challenges are big, but solutions are hidden in plain sights. Thailand as cheese producers?...

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International News

Hong Kong braces for protests over Christmas holidays

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for demonstrations over Christmas week with protesters planning events in...

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Highlight News Politics

Government core party questions Future Forward’s respect for human dignity

The core government party, Palang Pracharat, has questioned the Future Forward party’s respect for human dignity for its indifference...

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House committee chair apologizes for gay men kissing in parliament

Chairwoman of the House Committee on the Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Handicapped, Ethnic Minority Groups...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Partial solar eclipse visible on December 26th from 14 Thai provinces

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on December 26th from 14 provinces of Thailand, with the best views...

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Boat collision kills one and injures ten in Phang-nga

One foreign tourist died and ten others were injured in a collision between a speed boat and a yacht...

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Trump impeached for abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on...

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Business Uncategorized

Sanitary napkin: big market for this delicate product

Sanitary napkin is always a sensitive subject because the wrong type of cotton pad can easily irritate women’s skins....

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Business News

Central bank keeps benchmark interest rate at 1.25 percent

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed unanimously on Wednesday to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged...

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Digital minister says police arrest man for lèse majesté

Police have detained a man for allegedly posting an image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and a statement...

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General Highlight News

Young informant helps police arrest serial killer Somkid

Police on Wednesday credited a student for helping them arrest serial killer Somkid Poompuang while he was riding on...

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Around Thailand General News

Pollution Control Department launches ‘No Car Wednesday’ initiative

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department’s initiative, to urge its officials to use public transport instead of their own cars every...

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How a community in Colombia uses tourism to cleanse itself of violence stigma

Comuna 13 was considered one of the most dangerous areas in the world, due to violent conflicts between violent...

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Tip from unidentified informant leads to serial killer’s arrest

A tipoff from an unidentified witness has led police to the apprehension of serial killer Somkid Poompuang on a...

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Timor Leste joining ASEAN – matter of when?

Exclusive interview with Timor Leste Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares on ASEAN membership.

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Asean Highlight News

Timor Leste optimistic it will join ASEAN soon, no burden to the grouping

Timor Leste’s Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares has expressed confidence that the country will soon be accepted as a...

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News Politics

Seripisut says expulsion of 4 rebel MPs a gain for the Government

The expulsion of four rebel MPs from the Future Forward party will only serve to weaken the Opposition in...

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International News

Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

An enraged US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an “attempted coup” and a witch trial...

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BREAKING NEWS – Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang arrested

Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang was apprehended by police this morning (Wednesday) on a train at a railway station in...

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General Highlight News

House budget panel agrees to restore 8 billion baht in research funding

The House committee’s about-turn followed a complaint from the office saying that the substantial cutback in the research funding...

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International News

Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ for sex abuse cases

Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican said Tuesday, the latest move by Pope...

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International News

Japan journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case

A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former...

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Future Forward votes to expel four “cobra” MPs

The Future Forward party’s extraordinary assembly has resolved to expel four rebel MPs, known as “cobras”, for their refusal...

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International News

China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing’s “unwavering support”...

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UK general election 2019 : Boris Johnson stays at No.10

The majority of Britons has decided once again to leave the EU. Johnson vowed in his victory speech on...

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International News

Beijing’s legal influence triggers disquiet in Hong Kong financial sector

HONG KONG (Reuters) – When China’s top legislature criticized a Hong Kong court’s rejection of a face mask ban...

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International News

UK’s Johnson looks set for big win in ‘Brexit election’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday’s snap election, an exit...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Excessive fine dust detected in 40 areas of Bangkok and suburbs today

Excessive PM2.5 dust particles have been detected in 31 areas of Bangkok and in nine areas in surrounding provinces...

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General News

Appeals Court increases prison terms for Premchai and three other defendants

The appeals Court has upheld the guilty verdict, passed in March by the Thong Pha Phum provincial court on...

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Business News

Krung Thai Bank rolls out new stimulus package for New Year

The state-run Krung Thai Bank (KTB) has recently rolled out an economic stimulus program as a New Year’s gift,...

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The Cabinet approves the daily minimum wage hike by Bt5-Bt6

The Cabinet on December 11 approved the minimum wage increase according to the proposal by the National Wage Committee....

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