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Tolls on Chalong Rat and Burapha Withi expressways to rise on March 1

Tolls on the Chalong Rat and Burapha Withi expressways will increase by 10% or 5-10 baht, depending on the...

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Man arrested for supplying frozen semen to surrogacy rackets abroad

A man was arrested by police in Nonthaburi province on Saturday for allegedly being a key member of a...

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Court refuses bail for hunger striking monarchy reform activists

The Criminal Court rejected bail applications for two hunger striking monarchy reform activists today, Tantawan Tuatulanon and Natthanon Chaimahabutra,...

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Excessive PM2.5 in 26 provinces, 258 hotspots in Thailand today

Twenty-six northern and north-eastern provinces have been found to be suffering excessive PM2.5 airborne pollution today as 258 hotspots...

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Preparations underway for Thaksin’s release on parole

Charan Sanitwong Soi 69 in Thon Buri, where the Ban Chan Song La residence of the Shinawatra family is...

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PM claims Thaksin’s parole is in line with Thailand’s justice process

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said today that he has been informed that convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will...

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Air quality in most of the country to improve for a week

Bangkok and 37 other provinces are still facing high levels of PM2.5 airborne pollution, but the situation is expected...

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Red flags flying on Krabi beaches as speed boat capsizes in rough seas

Red flags are being flown along the beaches in the Hat Noppharat Tara Mo Ko Phi-Phi National Park, to...

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United Thai Nation party to seek revamp of Royal motorcade security

The United Thai Nation party will propose a motion to the House of Representatives seeking a revamp of security...

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Progress made in ASEAN-China FTA talks in Hangzhou

ASEAN and China are reported to have made substantial progress in the 5th round of the ASEAN-China free trade...

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The puzzling discussions about the ‘elephant pants’

For a few days during the first week of February, news headlines in Thailand included reports about the ‘elephant...

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Tourists flock into Chinatown and Phuket to celebrate Chinese New Year

Tourists, mostly Chinese, and locals have been flocking to Bangkok’s Chinatown yesterday and today to celebrate Chinese New Year...

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Royalists clash with pro-democracy group at Siam Square BTS station

A group of royalists clashed with pro-democracy demonstrators at the Siam Square sky train station today, forcing Pathumwan police...

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First red-headed vulture born in the wild in Thailand in 30 years

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced yesterday the hatching of red-headed vulture chick (Asian king...

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Canadian who opened plane door before take off self- harms in cell

The Canadian man in Chiang Mai, who was arrested after opening the door of a Thai Airways aircraft as...

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Personal information of 20 million elderly Thais for sale on Dark Web

About 20 million sets of personal information on elderly Thai people have been leaked from the Department of Older...

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‘Weaving Our Stories’ – Threading an artistic journey

“Weaving has its own soul,” as expressed by ‘Mae Mae’, or the aunties and grannies from a weaving community,...

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Soft power “fashion panel” resigns en masse

All 24 members of the “soft power on fashion” subcommittee have resigned en masse, effective on February 1st, claiming...

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Petitions seeking political bans on 44 Move Forward MPs filed

Staunch royalists Sonthiya Sawasdee and a lawyer, Thirayut Suwankhesorn, separately lodged petitions with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) today,...

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Opposition parties dine together in a show of solidarity

The Democrats joined other opposition parties at a dinner hosted by the Move Forward party last night, in a...

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Srettha to call Cambodian PM about air pollution from his country

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said yesterday that he will call his Cambodian counterpart, Hun Manet, to discuss the transboundary...

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Court denies bail for six Pathumwan student murder suspects

The Bangkok South Criminal Court has rejected bail applications for six suspects charged with the murder of a Pathumwan...

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Military dogs which failed tests on auction at Military Dog Training Centre

Many dog lovers showed up this morning at the Military Dog Training Centre, in Pak Chong district of the...

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Motorists asked to use public transport until Tuesday to ease air pollution

The Air Pollution Coordination and Resolution Centre is appealing for motorists to reduce the use of their private vehicles...

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Student stabbed in front of a Bangkok college Friday night

A student at the Pathumwan Institute of Technology was seriously injured in a knife attack in front of the...

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Srisuwan claims he was framed for “stepping on somebody’s toe”

Serial petitioner Srisuwan Janya, who is facing an extortion charge, is claiming that he is being set up because...

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Serial petitioner Srisuwan in police custody on an extortion charge

Well-known serial petitioner Srisuwan Janya has been taken into police custody on an extortion charge, after he and two...

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Pita unveils the Move Forward party’s strategic roadmap for 2024

Move Forward party’s advisory chairman Pita Limjaroenrat has today unveiled the party’s strategic roadmap for this year, which includes...

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White House’s Sullivan, China’s foreign minister to discuss ties, Taiwan in Bangkok

US-China ties and Taiwan will be topics raised at a meeting between the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan...

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Whooping cough spreading among children in 3 southern provinces

Whooping cough (pertussis) is spreading among small children in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces, with more than 1,000 cases being...

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School near Nakhon Phanom town has only one teacher

Primary schools in Thailand’s more remote areas having only one teacher responsible for the teaching of all subjects is...

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PM says coalition government is stable, no need for cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has confirmed that there will be no cabinet reshuffle anytime soon, because the coalition government...

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Three possible rulings loom in Move Forward Party’s Section 112 trial : Prinya

The Constitutional Court has three options for its ruling in a case in which the Move Forward party is...

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Household debt this year expected to increase to 91.4% of GDP

Thailand’s household debt is expected to soar to 16.9 trillion baht, or 91.4% of GDP, by the end of...

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PM promises fair, public and transparent study of land bridge project

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin offered his assurance to multiple groups opposing the land bridge mega project, saying that the...

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The hidden dangers of PM 2.5

In the latest report this week, 45 out of 50 areas in Bangkok have recorded excessive levels of PM...

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AI porn producers face 5 years in prison if they use images of celebrities

Video content producers are being warned by police to refrain from using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to create characters...

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PM open to all opinions regarding the “land bridge” project

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said today that he is open to all, including divergent opinions about the major land...

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Safety controls on firework factories in Suphan Buri to be strengthened

Suphan Buri provincial authorities have been instructed by the governor to tighten up safety controls on the about 10...

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Dozens of areas in and around Bangkok suffering excessive PM2.5 pollution today

Seventy-nine areas of Bangkok and its vicinity were suffering with excessive PM2.5 pollution this morning, exceeding 37.5µg/m³ safety threshold,...

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Court orders government to form urgent plan to address PM 2.5

The Administrative Court in Chiang Mai today ordered Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the National Environment Board to draw...

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Contractor suspended for 3 days after fatal crane accident

The Highways Department has ordered a contractor, undertaking construction work on the elevated expressway project on Rama II Road...

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Two major lithium deposits discovered in Phang-nga province

Two rich lithium deposits have been found in Phang-nga province, with potential for use in the production lithium-ion batteries...

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Guardians of five young suspects in murder of Sa Kaeo woman questioned

The parents and guardians of five boys, aged 13-16, who are accused of fatally assaulting a mentally-challenged woman on...

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Fixing Thai education is not just a matter of money

When it comes to the budget for education, figures can be deceptive. Under the budget bill, which was debated...

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House passes seven clean air bills in their first readings

Following their debate yesterday, the House of Representatives passed seven air cleanliness bills in their first readings, by 443...

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More people concerned about online fraud than murder or robbery – survey

More people are concerned about online crime than murder, physical assault, robbery or narcotics trafficking, according to an opinion...

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20.5% fewer passengers on BTS extensions after start of fare collection

The number of people using the two extensions of BTS Green Line train service has dropped by about 20.5%,...

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Nationwide informal debt mediation operations to start on Monday

The Ministry of Interior, via the Provincial Administration Department, will begin nationwide informal debt mediations, as part of the...

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Thai military chief discusses cooperation with Myanmar’s Min Aung Hlaing

The commander of Thailand’s armed forces has held talks with Myanmar junta boss Gen Min Aung Hlaing to discuss...

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Malaysia peace talks facilitator foresees “concrete” development (Video)

The Malaysian facilitator for the southern peace talks process said he is optimistic that there will be “concrete” development...

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Kids should wear face masks at outdoor activities on Children’s Day

Parents are advised to ensure that their children wear face masks when they attend outdoor activities on Children’s Day...

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Panther sightings common on the way to Paneone Thung mountain

The Kaeng Krachan National Park chief has said that sightings of panthers on the way to Paneone Thung mountain...

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Assets worth over ฺBt1.2Bn seized from a major online scam gang

Thai cyber police have seized assets worth more 1.2 billion baht from a major online scamming gang and have...

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Alleged Malaysian drug lord in Thai police custody

Thai anti-narcotics officers have taken a Malaysian, alleged to be a major drug trafficker with connections in Thailand, Laos,...

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Senior labour official denies DSI’s allegation of human trafficking

Labour Permanent Secretary Pairoj Chotikasathien has categorically denied the Department of Special Investigation’s allegation that he was involved in...

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Sauropod dinosaur footprints found on border of Phetchabun and Khon Kaen

Geologists from the Department of Mineral Resources found the fossilised footprints of what are believed to be Sauropod dinosaurs...

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Japan quake toll hits 161 as snow hampers relief

The death toll from Japan’s New Year’s Day earthquake jumped to 161 on Monday as snow complicated relief efforts with...

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Move Forward MP weeps during debate in parliament

Move Forward MP Sirilapas Kongtrakarn broke into tears during a debate over the budget bill in parliament today, as...

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Loan bill to fund “digital wallet” appropriate and transparent – Julapun

Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat said today that the government’s decision to issue a bill to authorise borrowing for...

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284 people die and 2,307 injured in road accidents in seven days

The total death toll in road accidents across the country during the “Seven Dangerous Days” of New Year has...

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Interior minister promises to spend budget wisely

Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has told parliament that the bulk of the 460 billion baht allocated to the Interior...

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Two pubs in Khon Kaen ordered closed for five years

The governor of Khon Kaen province has ordered the closure of a pub in Mueang district for five years,...

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New innovation in credit cards for 2024

The state-run Krungthai Bank has launched a new translucent, numberless credit card without a magnetic stripe, visible CVV number...

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Government accused by Move Forward of fiddling calculation of GDP

Move Forward party-list MP Sirikanya Tansakul has questioned the government’s budgeting for the 2024 fiscal year, saying that it...

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PM to launch new free medical service in Roi-et this Sunday

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will preside over the launch of a new and free medical service scheme in the...

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Corrections panel to consider rules for convicts to serve terms outside prison

The Justice Ministry will call a meeting of the corrections committee on January 11th, to consider the rules for...

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PM defends land bridge mega project and his dress sense

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin defended his government’s ambitious land bridge mega project in Parliament today, saying that the project...

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Thailand’s big issue of small schools

A recommendation by the World Bank in 2018, for the merger of small schools in Thailand to reduce education...

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Oarfish caught in the sea off Satun province

A deep-sea oarfish (Regalecus glesne) was recently caught in the Andaman Sea, off Thailand’s southernmost province of Satun, according...

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Transport minister confident Purple and Red Lines will be profitable in 6 months

Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit told parliament last night that he is confident that the state-owned Purple and Red Lines...

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Justice minister praises Thaksin as a “peacemaker”

Convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned to Thailand to face legal consequences because he is a peacemaker who...

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Move Forward leader calls budget bill a major disappointment

Move Forward party leader Chaithawat Tulathon has described the government’s budget bill as “old wine in a new bottle”...

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PM orders help for Thais in Japan following earthquake

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has instructed the Foreign Ministry and relevant agencies to take care of Thais in Japan...

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No more free rides on BTS Green Line extensions

Commuters using the two BTS sky train Green Line extensions are being charged 15 baht per trip on each...

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New Year holidaymakers still returning to Bangkok in droves

Mo Chit bus terminal and Don Mueang airport are still packed with people returning to Bangkok after their long...

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Injured Ratsadon protesters to get 300,000 baht compensation from police

On Thursday, the Civil Court ordered the Royal Thai Police to pay about 300,000 baht in compensation to pro-democracy...

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Seven drown, one missing, hundreds of thousands affected by flooding in Narathiwat

Seven people have drowned, one is still missing and more than 260,000 people are affected in the worst flooding...

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2024 Children’s Day motto announced by PM

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has unveiled the motto for Children’s Day 2024, encouraging Thai children to be creative, broaden...

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MP questions DPM Phumtham’s defence of Thaksin’s treatment

Move Forward MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn questioned Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai’s today over his claim that convicted former prime...

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Over 100,000 borrowers seek help to settle informal debts

A total of 105,482 borrowers have signed up since the beginning of December for government assistance in tackling their...

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Temperatures across the country to drop further on Saturday

Cold weather prevails all across Thailand today, due to the strong cold front from China. The mercury is predicted...

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Two former naval officers, Taiwanese national arrested on murder charges

Two retired naval officers were arrested in Bangkok this morning by Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police on murder charges,...

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Greying Thailand: Stateless Elders in Thailand

In the picturesque landscapes of Thailand, where vibrant cultures and tourism thrive, there exists a hidden predicament that often...

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Uptick in COVID-19 infections is seasonal, will drop in February

The current increase in COVID-19 infections is seasonal, like other respiratory diseases, and will continue until the end of...

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PM in Japan to persuade car makers to invest in EV production in Thailand

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has urged Japanese car makers to invest in electric vehicles in Thailand, as the country...

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Air pollution in 44 areas of Bangkok worse than yesterday

After two days of improved air quality in Bangkok, PM2.5 dust returned to the capital today, with 44 areas...

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Court releases Syn Mun Kong insurance firm from rehabilitation plan

SET-listed Syn Mun Kong Insurance announced on Friday that it will indefinitely cease accepting new insurance policy applications of...

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Informal lender hit by a car after demanding payment from borrower

A man crashed his pickup truck into an informal lender in Nonthaburi, to whom his wife was indebted, killing...

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Thailand’s former COVID spokesman dies

Natapanu Nopakun, the deputy foreign ministry spokesman who presented press briefings in English for the government-run COVID-19 centre, died...

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Parnpree to bring Thailand back on radar screen amid superpower rivalry

As it tries to find its way back on the radar screen of international diplomacy, Thailand needs to strike...

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Pita booed during football match

Former leader of Move Forward party, Pita Limjaroenrat, was booed by students and alumni of the Bangkok Christian College...

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Half of poll respondents unhappy with “digital wallet” spending restrictions

About 50% of the respondents to a NIDA Poll disagree with government guidelines for the spending of the 10,000...

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Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai buildings damaged by Myanmar quake

Thirteen hospitals and about 30 school buildings in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai have minor cracks following the earthquake,...

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Man masquerading as a beggar in Bangkok goes viral

The story of a young Thai man, who wanted to find out how much a beggar makes in Bangkok’s...

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Police seek to arrest Thai woman for involvement in Taiwanese man’s murder

Police are to seek a warrant for the arrest of a Thai woman suspected of involvement in the murder...

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Thai PM Srettha an avid social media user

It’s obvious that unlike his predecessors, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is an avid social media user.  How he has...

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James Nachtwey’s ‘Memoria’ – Capturing humanity’s essence through a retrospective photo exhibition

In the realm of photojournalism, James Nachtwey is a name with resonance and significance. He has traversed the globe,...

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Thai govt. to help rice farmers get higher prices this year

The Thai cabinet approved rice price intervention measures today, aimed at discouraging farmers from rushing to sell their crops...

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Forest fire prevention operations to kick off this Wednesday

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation plans to launch a major operation on Wednesday, about a...

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