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Supreme Court orders 6 insurers to pay 100 million baht to SET for riot damage

Thailand’s Supreme Court has ordered six insurance companies to pay the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Thailand Securities Depository...

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Thailand has new Queen

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has issued a Royal Command declaring General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya to be...

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EC confident poll results will be announced by May 9

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) is confident that it will be able to announce, in the Royal Gazette, the official...

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Venezuela’s Guaido calls for ‘largest march in history’ in uprising effort

Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be...

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Analysis: Scenarios embattled Thanathorn is facing

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media share ownership case has been scrutinised by both supporters and sceptics alike on the social media,...

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Thai private sector lowers 2019 export growth projection to 2.1%

The Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade have reduced Thailand’s 2019 export growth projection from 3.1% to...

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Thanathorn warns many candidates will be disqualified if the EC applies the same standard to all

Many election candidates from the other parties will be disqualified if the Election Commission (EC) applies the same standard...

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Emperor Akihito’s abdication speech, 30 April 2019

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Emperor Akihito’s abdication speech, 30 April 2019

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Smog from sugarcane burning is fading – just for now

Smog from sugarcane burning may have faded, after sugarcane harvest season this year is about over. However, it does...

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Fair trade practices to be subject to public input before implementation

Thailand’s Trade Competition Committee has issued a set of guidelines to control the retail sector in order to prevent...

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The EC will consider three formulae in party-list seat calculation

The Election Commission’s Office will this week submit to the Election Commission (EC) 2 or 3 formulae options for...

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Sea warming causing coral bleaching in the sea off Phuket

Corals in the sea off Phuket have started to bleach due to the warming of the sea, according to...

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How Thais test their luck – twice a month

At least twice a month –- on the first and sixteenth days – millions of Thais hope and pray...

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Defiant Thanathorn returns, to submit defence with EC next week

Firebrand leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit expressed confidence tonight that he would not be penalized by the...

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EC proceed with its own party-list seat calculation formula  

The Election Commission (EC) will proceed and use the formula that it believes is legally correct for calculating party-list seats to be allocated to parties contesting the March...

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Ombudsman to consider call to nullify March-24 election

The Ombudsman’s Office will tomorrow discuss a request by a former party-list candidate of the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart party for the March...

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Thaksin given 3-year imprisonment for Exim Bank’s loan to Myanmar

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office has sentenced fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to...

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News World

Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks ‘retaliation for Christchurch’

Islamist suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka at the weekend were carried out in...

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Election Commission to file charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file charges against firebrand politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of Future Forward Party,...

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Coronation Highlight

What you should know about the Coronation Ceremony

What: The Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebeyavarangkun Why: In countries where the monarchy is the head...

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Authorities backtrack on move to tax interest from bank deposits

The Revenue Department has withdrawn a much-criticized demand for bank depositors to provide written consent to allow their banks...

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Freak storm damages 1,000 houses, causes power outage in Chiang Mai 

About 1,000 houses were damaged by gusty wind and ten districts were blacked out for several hours when a...

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Pheu Thai ready to form government after official poll results announced

The Pheu Thai party is ready to form a coalition government with its six allies once the Election Commission...

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Floating seastead structure disassembled and towed to shore

The floating housing unit of a French seasteader was today towed by a naval vessel to the shore of...

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Easter Sunday blasts kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts...

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Sri Lankan security personnel walk past dead bodies covered with blankets amid blast debris at St. Anthony’s Shrine following...

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Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 156

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156...

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Power consumption in Bangkok surges to new high Saturday night

Bangkok’s electricity consumption surged to a new high of 29,680.3 megawatts on Saturday night due mainly to widespread use...

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People play volleyball on the beach as the Pink Moon rises in the sky over the Salmiya district, Kuwait...

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Crispy Rubies for Dessert

There is no denying that we are quite smitten by listings. From the world’s best to the world’s most...

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PM pleased Thailand rated as “least miserable” country for 2019

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his pleasure over Thailand’s rating as the “least miserable” economy in the Bloomberg Misery Index for 2019, Deputy...

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Article 270 versus national government

Over the past few days, calls for a “national government” have grown, but so are a group of constitutional...

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Savers earning over 20,000 baht interest a year to face 15 percent tax

Bank depositors in Thailand who earn more than 20,000 baht interest a year from their bank deposits will now...

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Thailand’s first medical marijuana exhibition opens in Buri Ram

Tens of thousands of people, including foreigners, today flocked to the Chang International Circuit, in the northeastern province of Buri Ram, to attend Thailand’s...

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Sacred water moved to The Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Sacred water, contained in 86 Kontho traditional Thai-style vases, were this morning moved from Wat Suthat Thepwararam to the Temple...

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo declares victory in presidential race

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world’s third-largest...

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EC dismisses 20 poll fraud cases for insufficient evidence

The Election Commission (EC) has dismissed about 20 cases of alleged election irregularities due to insufficient evidence, said EC...

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Dissidents ask EC to probe New Economics party

A group of dissident members of the New Economics party, which is seen as a political kingmaker,   today...

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PM and Supreme Patriarch chair ceremony to consecrate sacred water 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Supreme Patriarch presided jointly over the consecration ceremony of sacred water, drawn from sources all...

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Major fire rips through roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames and huge clouds...

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Is Julian Assange heading to the United States?

LONDON (Reuters) – British police dragged Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean embassy last Thursday after his asylum was revoked,...

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outage

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to many...

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Indonesia president leads in polls, ballot tampering charges probed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Four days ahead of Indonesia’s general election, President Joko Widodo retains a double-digit lead over his...

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Bangkok governor leads sacred water drawing ceremony

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today led city officials in a ceremony to draw water from a pond at the Haw Sastrakhom,...

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EC seeks Charter Court ruling on party-list seat allocation formula

Confused by the varying results from its own calculations of the allocation of 150 party-list seats in the new parliament, the Election...

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Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year hideout in Ecuador’s London embassy abruptly ended Thursday when police entered the building...

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Junta invokes Article 44 to help digital TV and mobile operators

Thailand’s mobile phone operators using the 900Mhz band and digital TV licensees have been granted a reprieve regarding their concession fees,...

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General Prem praises PM Prayut’s honesty and selflessness

Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda this morning offered high praise to the present government and commended Prime Minister...

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Political uncertainty weighs on Thai economic growth

Thai economic growth this year is unlikely to pass 4 percent as economists have recently revised the growth downward...

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Most people say current political situation affecting their mood 

About 88% of poll respondents say that the current political situation has affected their mood, whereas 11.2% say it does not make...

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Kanom Tom

Kanom Tom is an old-school Thai dessert that encompasses the three main ingredients that always incorporate in Thai traditional...

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Quote of the week by Anutin Charnvirakul, the leader of Bhumjaithai party

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Moral support for Thailand’s leading medical marijuana researcher 

Support has been pouring in from various sectors of Thai society for Khao Kwan Foundation president Decha Siripat after...

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A conversation with Tannia Tanwarin Sukkhapisit Thailand’s first transgender MP

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Ex-charter write insists there is only one formula to calculate party-list seats

A former constitution writer and election commissioner said today that there is only one formula for the calculation of...

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Police claim they have sufficient evidence against Thanathorn

Deputy national police chief has claimed that police have sufficient evidence to support the sedition charge filed against Future...

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Army employs thousands of troops to fight forest fires in North

The Royal Thai Army has deployed thousands of troops to reinforce volunteers and forest officials fighting widespread forest fires,which have...

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Young Democrats explain what “independent opposition” means

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Analysis: Thanathorn: Phenomenon or status quo’s new threat?

It can be both. Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit can be just a fever, but the fever can...

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Army chief warns against divisive rhetoric

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Komgsompong today issued a stern warning to politicians and academics to refrain from making statements...

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Piyabutr claims his anti-monarchy comments doctored

Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has defended himself against allegations that he made comments hostile to the Thai...

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Vietnam woman in Kim assassination to walk free next month

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) — A Vietnamese woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother will walk free in...

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Thais lay wreaths at Thai Embassy in NZ to protest Election Commission

A group of Thai voters in New Zealand laid wreaths in front of the Thai Embassy in Wellington to...

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Car of activist in Election Commission impeachment campaign torched

A car belonging to one of the activists campaigning for an impeachment against the Election Commission at a rally...

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Despite politicians’ lofty promises, “perfect” minimum wage still long way off

As of press time, the National Wage Committee has decided to postpone a decision on the minimum wage to...

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Naruhito era will use name ‘Reiwa,’ to mean pursuing harmony

TOKYO (AP) — The era of Japan’s next emperor, Naruhito, will use the name “Reiwa” to connote pursuing harmony,...

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Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a strict...

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EC maintains unofficial poll results on March 24 were accurate

The Election Commission (EC) said today that reporting of the unofficial election results, using the Rapid Reporting system and...

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Bhumjaithai will wait until May 9 to make decision on joining government

The Bhumjaithai party will wait for the official election results from the Election Commission before it makes a decision over which of the two...

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Pheu Thai unveils alliance set to form post-election coalition

Pheu Thai party, which has apparently won the most MP seats from last Sunday’s general election, has unveiled an...

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The Origins of Pad Thai

The world can’t seem to get enough of Pad Thai. That one is true. In all corners of the...

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Pheu Thai claims to have enough support to form post-election coalition

Pheu Thai Party, which has apparently emerged as the winner in last Sunday’s general election, has gathered enough support...

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Dust stirred up as rivals compete for control

The rival attempts by Palang Pracharat and Pheu Thai to cobble up a post-election coalition government promise to be...

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Pheu Thai, Palang Pracharath in race to form post-election coalition

Palang Pracharath and Pheu Thai parties have launched  rival efforts to cobble up a coalition government, with each claiming...

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Thai Embassy in NZ denies it was slow delivering ballots

The Thai Embassy in New Zealand has claimed that the late arrival of over 1,500 ballots cast by overseas...

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Election 2019 Aftermath

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LIVE: Election 2019

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Many “Firsts” mark today’s Thai election

Some 51 million Thais are eligible to go to poll today after more than four years of military rule,...

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Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit may be in hot water over his alleged share-holding in a media organization which, if true, would be in...

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Election 2019 Final Words : Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

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Election 2019 Final Words : Anutin Charnvirakul

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Election 2019 Final Words : Sudarat Keyuraphan

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Election 2019 Final Words : Abhisit Vejjajiva

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Election 2019 Final Words : Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha

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Parties launch final election push for votes in Bangkok

After most major parties wrapped campaigning Friday night, the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party today used a convoy of campaign trucks in a...

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187 heroes in Tham Luang cave rescue honoured by HM the King

A total of 187 Thai and foreign heroes, who were actively involved in the rescue of the 13 Wild...

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General News

5 police charged in murder of Saudi businessman acquitted

Thailand’s Supreme Court today acquitted five police officers, including a police general, charged with the abduction and murder of...

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Early voting ballots get police escort to 350 constituencies

Election ballots cast by both local and overseas early voters and which have already been sorted at Lak Si...

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Election 2019

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EC says Gen Prayut’s nomination as PM candidate is legal

The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that the Palang Pracharat party’s nomination of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as its prime ministerial candidate is...

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Thungyai wildlife chief wants heavier penalty for Premchai 

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary chief Wichien Chinnawong said today that, while he respects the verdict of the Thong Pha Phume provincial court on...

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Forensic expert questions Premchai acquittal of panther carcass possession

The chief of the Wildlife Forensic Science Unit, at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, has...

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General Prem among 900,000 to cast early votes tomorrow

Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda will be among some 900,000 early voters in Bangkok to cast their general election ballots tomorrow. About...

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