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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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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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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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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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Thai ambassador to the US Veerachai dies in Washington DC

Thai ambassador to the United States Mr. Veerachai Plasai died today in Washington DC after being admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital for medical treatment. He was...

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New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during...

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“Unpredictable, messy” is how the March-24 election is seen by academics

The March-24 is anything but predictable. That’s the general consensus among some of Thailand’s leading academics and political experts...

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ThaiPBS World – Conversation with first-time candidates

In this upcoming election there are a lot of young blood politicians, they play a big role in the...

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ThaiPBS World – Conversation with Phetchompoo Kijburana

Phetchompoo Kijburana one of the youngest politician in this upcoming election. The oversea-educated politician who has full of ambitions...

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ThaiPBS World – Conversation with Thanathorn

Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit the leader of Future Forward Party Just less than a year ago, he was virtually unknown to...

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Palang Pracharat promises 400-450 baht minimum wage to woo voters

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party has come up with a set of populist policies ahead of the general election just...

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PM orders review of duty free concession bidding process

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a review of the bidding process for the concession to operate duty free shops at Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai,...

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Ex-TRC candidates to be probed for trying to “influence” voters

The Election Commission (EC) has ordered an investigation into the conduct of some former candidates of the disbanded Thai...

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Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha: Fighting to protect his legacy

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the prime minister and head of the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has...

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Abhisit Vejjajiva: On the horns of a dilemma

Abhisit Vejjajiva was once a young political heartthrob, but his tough choice now has nothing to do with girls....

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Sudarat Keyuraphan: Riding on anti-military wave to political rebirth

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, widely tipped to become only the second female prime minister of Thailand, has more political experiences...

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Chadchart Sittipunt: A reluctant prime minister candidate?

Chadchart Sittipunt is featuring highly in popularity polls, being in many cases neck and neck with strong favourite Gen...

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Thanathorn: How a rich kid transforms himself

Dubbed somewhat ironically as the “billionaire commoner”, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is relatively new to politics but...

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Anutin Charnvirakul: From low-profile businessman to PM aspirant

Anutin Charnvirakul is a pilot, and quite a few analysts believe he can fly high politically after the March...

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Fighting populism with more populism?

The lead–up to the March–24 general election sees an unprecedented clash of populist policies.  Absent in the debate, however,...

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EC urged to allow international monitoring of election

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has been urged to speed up its approval of requests from international organizations to send...

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A Detour Back to Food

Good day from the delicious den of Bangkok. This new column is going to be about foods and places...

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Thai embassy in KL overwhelmed with early voters

Over 4,000 Thai nationals working in Malaysia turned up at the Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur today to cast their ballots...

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Ex-TRC core members vow to fight on against junta

Core members of the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart party vowed today to carry on with what they claim to...

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Sudarat questions credibilty of senator selection

Pheu Thai party’s chief election strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan has questioned the credibility of the selection of 194 senators by the military...

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Military officers to dominate NCPO-appointed Senate

The 194 senators to be handpicked by the Thailand’s military junta, which is officially known as the National Council...

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Political parties unveil environment and clean air policies

Despite the overwhelming news coverage given to on-going political bickering dominating the current election campaign, several politicians still manage...

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Populist policies dominate election campaigning

Populist polices in one form or another seem to be dominating the debate for the upcoming general election. And...

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Thai Raksa Chart supporters urged to vote for Pheu Thai

A deputy leader of the dissolved Thai Raksa Chart party has called on supporters to vote for the Pheu...

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Analysis: How dissolution changes complexion of Thai political game

The mathematical context of the March 24 Thai general election does not change in the wake of the Constitutional...

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Srisuwan seeks probe of election commissioners for overseas trips

One-man crusader Srisuwan Janya has threatened to petition the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate seven election commissioners for...

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Constitutional Court orders Thai Raksa Chart dissolved

The Constitutional Court this afternoon ordered the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart Party dissolved as a punishment for its failed...

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Constitutional Court security tightened ahead of Thai Raksa Chart verdict

Security has been tightened in and around the Constitutional Court building in anticipation of a big turnout Thursday when...

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Thailand ranks world’s 23rd most polluted country

Thailand has been ranked the world’s 23rd most polluted country and Bangkok ranks 24th in the list of cities...

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Dr. Chumpol Krootkaew, leader of Klang (Moderate) Party, on how they hope to tackle corruption problem in the Thai...

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