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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bat samples tested for origin of the novel coronavirus in Thailand

Researchers around the world are trying to confirm the source of the new coronavirus which led to the COVID-19...

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Seven new quarantined COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases among Thai returnees in state quarantine. The new infections include three men,...

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11 protest leaders arrested but only three granted bail

Thailand’s Criminal Court today granted bail to three anti-government protest leaders and approved the extended detention of six other...

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Schools told to open spaces for students to discuss politics and education

In another move to appease protesting students, Deputy Permanent Secretary at Thailand’s Ministry of Education, Ms. Duriya Amatavivat, issued...

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry to roll out ฿114 billion in soft loans to assist SMEs

The Cabinet approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal today to roll out about 114 billion baht in soft loans and...

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Police to seek arrest warrants for six “Free People” protest leaders

Police in Pathum Thani province are gathering evidence to seek arrest warrants for six Free People protest leaders, for...

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Thailand’s PM concerned about use of three-fingered sign by students

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the recent phenomenon of students raising three fingers, in many educational...

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Ex-police chief to present new evidence of Red Bull heir’s Ferrari speed

Former national police chief, Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang, accompanied by Associate Professor Dr. Saiprasit Kerdniyom, of King Mongkut Institute...

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Protest student leader “Penquin” held in police custody

Student protest leader Prit “Penquin” [sic] Chivarak was today held in police custody, charged with inciting public unrest. Armed...

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Thai PM identifies addressing economic crisis as Government’s top priority

Reminding Thai people of the current global economic crisis, one of the worst the world has faced and one...

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Police chief to take over reinvestigation of Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, has decided to take personal command of the reinvestigation of the...

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PM – No heavy-handed response to student protests if there is no unrest

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the Government will not take a heavy-handed approach dealing with student...

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Complaints lodged with police about Thammasat U protest leaders

At least two complaints were filed with police in Bangkok and in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen today,...

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PM Prayut may have his way in Cabinet reshuffle, but bigger challenge lies ahead

Despite being coerced into reshuffling his Cabinet by factions in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha...

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105 university lecturers defend student’s dialogue on the Thai Monarchy

105 lecturers, from various universities across Thailand, issued a statement today defending the controversial speeches, delivered during the protest...

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Five new quarantined COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand on Wednesday

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

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Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

Thailand’s central region has a 70% chance of experiencing flooding over the next two months, with Ayutthaya province expected...

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Student union defiant as Monday’s protest raises concerns of political violence

A defiant Thammasat University student union is maintaining that the views expressed during the protest rally at the university’s...

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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history...

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Three new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all having arrived from abroad and in state quarantine. According to...

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Thailand listed in US travel advisory as one of seven COVID-19 low risk locations

Thailand is among only seven countries and territories categorized in the latest US travel advisory as being at low-risk...

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

Lebanese protesters stormed several ministries Saturday in apparently planned raids after an explosion blamed on government negligence at Beirut port devastated...

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Twitter, TikTok discuss potential combination

Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after US President...

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Forest ranger drowns crossing a raging river to erect a rope bridge

A park ranger has drowned as he tried to cross a swollen river in Khao Laem National Park, in...

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OBEC to propose to CCSA this Friday that its 4,500 schools reopen

Thailand’s Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) will, on Friday, propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)...

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Search for three missing Samui ferry crew suspended this afternoon

The search for the three missing ferry crew members, in rough seas off See and Ha islands, resumed this...

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Five new COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine, while the death toll remains 58. According to...

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PM orders body of key witness in “Boss” to be kept for further examination

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the body of Mr. Jaruchart Mardthong, a deceased key witness in the Red...

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Ferry capsizes in rough seas off Samui Island, seven people still missing

Marine police and rescue workers have been searching the seas around Thailand’s Samui Island for people missing after a...

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Police say key witness in Red Bull heir’s case met other biker before his death

Chiang Mai police have found new evidence showing that the dead key defence witness in the Red Bull heir’s...

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Facebook offers sincere apology to the Thai people over auto-translate error

Facebook has admitted to an error in its automatic translation, from English to Thai, and has offered a profound...

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Key witness in Red Bull heir case dies in road accident in Chiang Mai

A key defence witness, whose testimony was instrumental in the decisions by the police and public prosecutors to review...

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Appeals Court upholds one-year prison term for Premchai on bribery charge

Thailand’s Appeals Court today upheld the one-year prison sentence imposed, by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases,...

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Red Bull heir Vorayuth asked to come clean by eight of his relatives

Eight members of the billionaire Yoovidhya family issued an open letter today (Wednesday) expressing regret over the alleged mishandling...

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TAT plans to boost domestic tourism among three target groups

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will seek Cabinet approval for its plan to boost domestic tourism by targeting...

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Thai police consider charging organizers of recent Jennie concerts

Police are considering taking legal action against the organizers of concerts, held in Thailand’s southern provinces of Nakhon Si...

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Thailand’s LGBT students march to demand gender equality

LGBT students staged a protest march in Bangkok today (Wednesday) to demand equality, regarding the right to wear clothes...

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Three Thai monks in Los Angeles infected with coronavirus

Three Thai monks in Los Angeles have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Two have been hospitalized, while the third is...

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib guilty on all charges in first 1MDB trial

Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was found guilty Tuesday of corruption over the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal that cost him...

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Two new COVID-19 cases recorded among soldiers returning from Hawaii

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday) among Thai troops who returned from a training course in Hawaii...

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