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Protesters rally at three locations in Bangkok on Thursday

Anti-establishment demonstrators rallied at three locations in Bangkok today, to protest against the alleged use of violence, by the...

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Thailand may reduce COVID-19 quarantine period from 14 to 10 days

Thailand’s National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) has agreed, in principle, to reduce the 14-day mandatory quarantine period, for people...

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SRT and Chinese firm sign contract for rail, electrical systems and carriages for HST project

The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) signed a 50-billion baht contract, with China Railway International Company Limited, today for...

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Cabinet endorses tourist arrivals in Thailand on super yachts and cruise ships

The Thai Cabinet has given approval for entry into Thailand of tourists arriving on yachts carrying special tourist visas...

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Five Thai freighter crewmen missing in the sea off Taiwan

Two Thai crew members of a freighter were injured and five others are missing after their vessel capsized in...

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International News

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of...

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More royalists in yellow take to the streets

More royalist groups rallied in support of the monarchy in many provinces across the country on Wednesday. In Bangkok,...

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PM Prayut revokes state of emergency

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked the severe state of emergency imposed in Bangkok last week to deal with...

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Thai media freedom in spotlight after court reverses protest-related closure ruling

In a rare move, the Criminal Court admitted that its earlier order to close down all online platforms of...

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3 dead in gas pipeline explosion in Samut Prakan

Three people were killed and about 28 others injured when NGV gas leaked from a pipeline and ignited, opposite...

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Thai MPs to discuss how Parliament can help solve the current political conflict

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has scheduled an informal cross-party meeting for consultation on how Thailand’s Parliament can contribute to...

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Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

The Governor of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak has ordered a temporary halt to all movement of goods across...

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Doctors urge end to use of chemical-laced water against unarmed, peaceful protesters

A group of 386 doctors, from hospitals across Thailand, has issued a joint statement, urging the Government to stop...

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General News

Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

More than 50 houses, in a small village in Pak Thong Chai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon...

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Four protest leaders remanded in custody as courts refuse to grant bail

Four protest leaders were today held on remand in prisons in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani provinces, after courts...

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Heavy rain forecast in northeastern, central and eastern Thailand this weekend

The Thai Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain and isolated very heavy showers in the northeastern, central and eastern...

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Thai military on standby to help victims of tropical storm Nangka

Military units, tasked with public disaster relief responsibilities,have been placed on standby, to help people affected by flooding, as...

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Thais pay tribute to late Great King Bhumibol on 4th anniversary of his passing

Thai people nationwide came out in force this morning to pay tribute to late King Bhumibol the Great on...

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Opposing protesters mobilizing for possible showdown on Wednesday

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon group and royalists are mobilizing support for, what could be, a confrontation on Ratchadamnoen Avenue...

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Floods, political tide undermine Bangkok governor

Once hailed as the “white knight” who crushed high-profile criminals, Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang is now feeling the pressure...

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Malaysian opposition leader Anwar to meet King

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was reported to be on his way to the national palace...

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PM orders flood relief aid to Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered help to be rushed to Pak Chong district of the country’s northeastern...

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Public may pay respect to statue of late King Bhumibol on Oct 13th at the Grand Palace

His Majesty the King of Thailand has graciously granted permission for members of the public to pay respect to...

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Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand has recorded six new COVID-19 infections today, all arrivals from abroad and in state quarantine. According to the...

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Thai Army denies spreading disinformation on opposition figures via Twitter

The Royal Army (RTA) has dismissed Twitter’s accusation that more than 900 Twitter accounts, engaged in spreading disinformation about...

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Red-shirts will not join October 14th protest – Vice Minister Suporn Atthawong

Most red-shirt followers are unlikely to join the October 14th protest, being organized by the so-called Khana Rasadorn at...

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Reincarnated Khana Rasadorn to press three demands in October 14th protest

Thailand’s Free People and Free Youth movements have renamed themselves the “Khana Rasadorn”, as their leaders vowed today to...

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Thailand records 48 recoveries and seven new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

Forty-eight COVID-19 patients have recovered, while seven new cases, all in state quarantine, were reported today by the CCSA....

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Public Health Ministry to ask CCSA to cut mandatory quarantine to 10 days

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will, in the next fortnight, propose to the CCSA a reduction in the mandatory...

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First 150 Chinese tourists due to arrive in Phuket on Thursday from Guangdong

The first group of 150 Chinese tourists will fly into Phuket tomorrow, from China’s Guangdong province on a chartered...

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Labour groups seek probe into Social Security Office’s Sripanwa REIT investment

A network of labour groups is demanding that Thailand’s Ministry of Labour set up a panel to investigate the...

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Thai economy expected to contract in 2020, but will recover next year

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, has published its assessment of the Thai economy, saying that...

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Bangkok’s Governor slammed for indifference to Bangkok flood woes

Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha has vented his frustration over what he alleges is Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang’s indifference to...

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11 teachers and staff of Sarasas School to face multiple charges

Eleven teachers and staff, of a kindergarten and nursery at Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School in Nonthaburi province, have been...

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Trump awaiting results after top aide contracts COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results...

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Pheu Thai leader vows to work with all political groups to amend the charter

The opposition Pheu Thai Party’s first priority is to pursue the restoration of true democracy in Thailand and to...

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Miss Universe Thailand 2020 contestant disqualified for breaking contest rules

The organizing committee of Miss Universe Thailand 2020 has disqualified a leading contestant, for allegedly allowing her manager/chaperone to...

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Ex-Meteorological Department chief sent to prison for 3 years and 4 months

Former Director-General of Thailand’s Meteorological Department, Mr. Suparoek Tansrirattanawong, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison...

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Sudarat quits as Pheu Thai Party’s strategic chief

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan has resigned as the chief of strategy for Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party, and Anudit Nakhontap,...

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Mock installation of democracy plaque held at Chiang Mai’s Sam Kasat Monument

A group of people, including students, in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai staged a protest against the Government...

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Panel tasked with studying charter amendments to meet next Wednesday

The bi-partisan parliamentary panel, tasked with studying the six motions proposing amendments to Thailand’s constitution, is scheduled to meet...

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Speaker says he was led to believe there would be a vote on constitutional amendments

Thailand’s Parliament President and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said Thursday night that he was duped into believing that there...

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SSO board told to clarify its investment in Sri Panwa Hotel’s trust fund

Civil Society for State Welfare is demanding clarification from the board of the Social Security Office (SSO) about its...

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News Politics Protests 2020

Thai PM appeals to protesters to join the fight against COVID-19 first

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a last-minute appeal this evening to protest leaders to postpone their rally, planned...

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People along rivers in 24 provinces warned to brace for flooding as Noul approaches

Riverside residents in 24 northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for flash floods or...

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Democrat MP Theptai Seanapong suspended from parliamentary duty

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has suspended Democrat MP Theptai Seanapong from performing his duty as an MP, pending its ruling...

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NESDB to design 2-year strategic plan to cope with COVID-19 pandemic fallout

Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has been tasked by the Prime Minister to draw up a...

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Protesters warned not to get too close to Government House

As the planned September 19th mass protest draws near, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm warned the anti-dictatorship protesters today...

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Thammasat U will ban Saturday’s protest on its campus if guidelines not followed

Thammasat University has forbidden the Thammasat Alliance Group to use the Tha Prachan campus to stage a protest rally...

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SRT board considering substantial off-peak fare cut on airport rail link from October to end of December

The SRT Electric Train Company, the operator of the airport rail link service, will propose that the SRT board...

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Protests 2020: From a political to a generational issue

Reported by Kitipat Chuensukjit Thai PBS World Tonight September 9, 2020

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Thailand’s western border sealed to prevent influx of people escaping COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has ordered all provinces bordering Myanmar to increase border surveillance and patrols, to prevent a...

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Thai Politics Explained

The ‘Penguin’ who won’t back down

How the young activist has managed to “lift the ceiling” on Thailand’s most sensitive issue.

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The girl with the 10-point manifesto

How the student activist rattles the establishment with a demand for radical changes.

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PM Prayut vows no violence against protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given an assurance that the government will not use force against students who plan...

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Protesters will mention Monarchy during their protest on September 19th

Reform of the Thai Monarchy will be one of the issues raised at the protest, scheduled for September 19th...

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Kao Klai’s motion to amend Section 272 aborted as some MPs withdraw support

The opposition Kao Klai party’s motion to amend Section 272 of Thailand’s Constitution, to exclude senators from process of...

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Hackers demand 200,000 bitcoin ransom from Saraburi Hospital for medical files

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered an investigation into the hacking of the computer system of Saraburi...

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Veerachai removed as the deputy national police chief

Police General Veerachai Songmetta has been removed from his post as the deputy national police chief. The move is...

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Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain

A powerful typhoon began to lash southern Japan on Sunday, with officials warning it could bring record rainfall and...

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Six new COVID-19 cases recorded in quarantine on Sunday in Thailand

Thailand recorded six new COVID-19 cases today, all among returnees from abroad in state quarantine. According to the CCSA,...

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China tries to flip the pandemic script, starring a ‘reborn’ Wuhan

China is recasting Wuhan as a heroic coronavirus victim and trying to throw doubt on the pandemic’s origin story...

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Phuket slowly recovering with the arrivals of Thai tourists

After the lockdown, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw Thailand’s world famous and normally bustling resort...

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Amnesty International urges Thai government to drop charges against 31 protest leaders

Amnesty International has launched a campaign to pressure the Thai government into droping all charges against 31 anti-establishment activists....

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Russia vaccine ‘passes early trial test’

Patients involved in early tests of a Russian coronavirus vaccine developed antibodies with “no serious adverse events”, according to...

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Villagers block access to rock crushing plant to reclaim their community forest

Environment-conscious villagers have blocked access to a rock crushing plant in their community, in Suwankhuha district of Thailand’s northeastern...

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600 facing quarantine after Thailand’s first locally-acquired COVID infection for 100 days

Almost 600 people have been found to have been in close physical contact with a COVID-19 infected DJ, with...

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Pub in Nonthaburi closed for three days and its staff quarantined

A popular pub, in the Rama 5 area of Bangkok’s neighboring Nonthaburi province, has been ordered to close for...

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New China law a ‘serious risk’ to Hong Kong’s freedoms: UN experts

China’s national security law for Hong Kong poses a serious risk to the city’s freedoms and breaches international legal...

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Gen Apirat: Army chief with strong political views

Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong has stirred up politics and ruffled more than a few feathers during his two...

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Prisoner is the first locally acquired COVID case in Thailand in about 100 days

Thailand today reported the first locally transmitted case of COVID-19 infection in about 100 days. According to Dr. Walairat...

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Royal Thai Air Force’s first satellite launched

The Royal Thai Air Force’s first satellite, for security applications, was successfully launched into space at 8.51am Thursday local...

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Two of Thailand’s protest leaders remanded in custody

The Criminal Court withdrew the bail granted to human rights lawyer Anon Nampa today (Thursday), for violating bail conditions...

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Two western tourists to be deported for catching protected marine species

Two western tourists, who took a selfie of themselves holding one of Thailand’s species of protected marine wildlife while...

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Thai Government to roll out another stimulus package to help retail sector

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved a new 45 billion baht stimulus package, for distribution to...

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Fraud complaint lodged against famous life coach by official in Chiang Mai

A complaint has been filed, with the Mae Rim district police in Chiang Mai province, by the district’s assistant...

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Thai PM’s twin daughters defend themselves against online accusations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s twin daughters, Tunya and Nittha, have defended themselves against accusations currently being discussed on social...

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Thai PM’s twin daughters file harassment and defamation complaint

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s twin daughters assigned a lawyer to file a complaint with Nang Loeng police today (Wednesday),...

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Protests 2020 Thai Politics Explained

Anond…breaking the taboo

Anond…breaking the taboo. How a human rights lawyer catapults himself to the forefront of anti-establishment protests

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What do the students want?

What do the students want? What drives the student-led protests that have spread cross the country

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Thais gather in Bangkok stadium to defend monarchy

Reported by Kitipat Chuensukjit

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Supreme Court judges uphold sentence for Bhumjaithai MP Mrs. Nathee

The general assembly of Supreme Court judges today (Thursday) upheld the one-month suspended jail term, imposed on Bhumjaithai party-list...

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Pheu Thai reaffirms it will not touch Thai Monarchy in any new Constitution

The opposition Pheu Thai party today (Thursday) issued a statement reconfirming its call for the creation of a Constitution...

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General Highlight News

Ministry of Digital Economy seeks blocks on more allegedly offensive websites

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is sending notifications to social media networks asking them to block access...

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General News

Thailand’s submarine purchase cannot be scrapped, but can be postponed

The Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) plan to procure two Chinese-made Yuan-class submarines, at an estimated cost to the taxpayer...

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Pheu Thai rebuffs Kao Klai’s bid to clip the wings of Thailand’s Senate

The opposition Pheu Thai party has rejected the Kao Klai party’s proposal to amend Section 272 of the Constitution,...

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Business News

More Thai people saving in bank accounts during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted more Thai people to put their savings in banks, increasing the number of bank...

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PM vows Thai Government will fight Facebook’s lawsuit

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the Government is ready to fight Facebook in the courts, as...

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Thai Police seize about 1.6 billion baht of illicit drugs in Kanchanaburi province

Thai police, in the western province of Kanchanaburi, yesterday seized a massive haul of illicit drugs concealed in a...

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Court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull heir on three charges

The Bangkok South Criminal Court has issued a fresh warrant for the arrest of Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya...

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Thai cabinet keeps VAT rate at 7% for another year

The Thai cabinet today decided to retain the 7% value-added tax rate for all trade transactions, services and imports...

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“Ja New” resurfaces to address demonstrators at October 14th memorial

Thailand’s well-known political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, alias Ja New, reemerged from a long absence today when he gave a...

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Two Thai Government patriotic music clips removed from YouTube

Two musical video clips, posted on YouTube by the Thai Government’s Department of Public Relations (PRD), have been taken...

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Severe flooding reported in Thailand’s northern and northeastern provinces

Several northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand are flooded today, after they were lashed by torrential rains induced by...

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Former Kao Klai candidate fired over incident at Friday protest in Samut Prakan

A former election candidate for the Kao Klai Party has offered a public apology for an incident, which occurred...

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House Budget Scrutiny subcommittee endorses Navy’s submarine procurement

A panel of the House Budget Scrutiny Committee has approved, by a slim majority, the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN)...

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No new COVID-19 infections reported in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand is free from new COVID-19 infections today, both in and out of quarantine, according to the CCSA. Meanwhile,...

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Ex-Trump advisor Bannon says he is ‘political hit job’ victim

Former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested this week for defrauding donors to a Mexico border wall...

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“Chao Phraya Sky Park”: Bangkok’s new landmark

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the...

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