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Unofficial results show Anwar Ibrahim wins by-election

Former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim made a political comeback today by winning a by-election at Port Dickson, based...

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Editor's Choice

First group of Rohingya refugees to start returning to Myanmar soon 

The repatriation of the first group of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh is likely to begin after the next meeting...

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Asean

HM King endorses 20-year National Strategy

A Royal Command has been issued by His Majesty the King to endorse the government’s 20-year National Strategy effective...

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General

New visa options proposed to attract more Chinese tourists

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) is proposing three new visa options for Chinese tourists, which it believes...

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Business

Sudarat affirms Phue Thai’s stance against pro-regime camp

Key Pheu Thai Party figure, Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, has insisted the party would not be ready to work with...

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Highlight

Thais make merits to commemorate the second year of the passing of HM King Bhumibol

Wearing yellow, the colour of the late HM the King, thousands of people joined the medical staff of Siriraj...

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General

Gen Prawit confirms reports of change of southern peace talks chief 

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon today confirmed that the government has replaced the leader of...

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Business

FM dismisses rumours of quota of visas for Chinese tourists

The Thai Foreign Ministry has dismissed rumours that Thailand is imposing a limited quota of visas for Chinese visitors...

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General News

Media companies, journalists drop out of Saudi event after Khashoggi disappearance

NEW YORK/DUBAI (Reuters) – Media companies are pulling out of a Saudi investment conference because of growing outrage over...

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Asean

ASEAN leaders gathering agrees to reduce disparity

ASEAN leaders have agreed to reduce disparity in development in the member countries during an informal gathering held on...

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Asean

PM Prayut in Bali to attend ASEAN informal gathering despite new quake

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other ASEAN leaders have arrived in Bali today for an informal gathering of the...

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General

Ethnic Mon suspect claims he was  ordered to kill bearcat

An ethnic Mon man implicated in the Saiyok National Park wildlife hunting trip told police he was forced by...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

People watch Hurricane Michael October 10, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Michael slammed into the Florida coast on October...

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General

EC responsible for probing Thaksin’s alleged interference in Phue Thai: PM Prayut

Only the Election Commission can decide whether ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s influence on Pheu Thai Party is against...

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Highlights of the week

Democrat “primary” will be more than just a political ritual

What was supposed to be Abhisit Vejjajiva’s stroll to a new term as the Democrat leader has apparently changed....

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Business

IMF raises economic forecast for Thailand, trims Asean’s outlook

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its projection of Thailand’s economic growth for this year to 4.6% from...

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Politics

Thaksin’s son indicted for money-laundering linked to KTB scandal

Panthongtae Shinawatra, the only son of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was today indicted on money laundering charges in...

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Highlight

Tham Luang rescue should inspire people to live for others: Governor Narongsak

Governor of Phayao Province Narongsak Osatanakorn, said yesterday that the dramatic rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Chiang...

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Business

Over 400 flights delayed at Suvarnabhumi airport after THAI plane skidded off runway

Altogether 448 flights arriving at and departing from Suvarnabhumi international airport on Tuesday were delayed after a THAI Boeing...

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General News

Kim Jong Un invites Pope Francis to visit North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, a gesture designed...

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Highlight

More evidence of alleged illegal hunting found as officials ponder moving  monastery out of the park

Forest rangers have found more evidence at the lodging in the compound of a forest monastery in Saiyok national...

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Business News

New Mekong strategy aims to boost quality infrastructure

The five Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River, including Thailand, and Japan today adopted a new three-year strategy...

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Editor's Choice General

Aftershock sows panic after Haitian quake kills at least 12

A day after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti’s northwest coast, a strong aftershock sent...

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Asean

Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation, China says

BEIJING/PARIS (REUTERS) – China said on Sunday it was investigating Meng Hongwei for suspected wrongdoing after the head of...

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Quotes of the week

Quote of the week

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Business

China taking active moves to counter Western influence in Myanmar: US Report

YANGON (The Irrawaddy) —A recent US report portrays China as seeking privileged access and influence inside Myanmar in order...

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Editor's Choice

Mahathir says quarrelling with ex-PM Najib keeps his brain active

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has a piece of advice for senior citizens:  They should not be sleeping, but...

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General

India seeks to operate more direct flights to Phuket

India is to begin operating a daily direct flight between New Delhi and Phuket from Thursday and more direct...

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General News

After nine years of waiting, Mong Thongdee finally gets Thai citizenship

Stateless Mong Thongdee’s dream of Thai citizenship has finally been fulfilled when Chiang Mai governor approved his application for...

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Business

Japan and Germany eye Thailand’s train-making factory project

Japan and Germany are interested in investing in Thailand’s new project to build a factory to assemble trains, said...

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Video

[Interview] Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of Future Forward Party spells out his vision in interview with ThaiPBS World

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General News

Transport Company to pay 26 -million-baht to families of 25 road accident victims

The state-run Transport Company will comply with the Chanthaburi provincial court’s order for it to pay 26 million baht...

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Politics

Thanathorn makes dismantling “legacy” of NCPO his main political message

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has made dismantling of what he describes as the “legacy” of the National Council for Peace and...

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Political Pulse

Will Bhum Jai Thai deliver for Gen Prayut?

The medium-sized Bhum Jai Thai Party can be another beneficiary of a new electoral rule which essentially makes sure...

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Highlight

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

OSLO (Reuters) – Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Highlight

PM Prayut reaffirms election will take place on February 24 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed today that general elections will take place on February 24 next year and insisted...

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General

Karen spiritual leader Ko-ee Memi dies at King Mongkut hospital in Phetchaburi

The spiritual leader of the Karen tribesmen at Kaeng Krachan forest, 107-year -old Ko-ee Memi, died at the King...

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Business

Thailand removed from CITES blacklist of countries affected by illegal trade of ivory tusks

Thailand has been removed from the blacklist of countries affected by illegal ivory trade, said Mr Somkiart Suntornpitakkool, director...

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Business

World Bank projects higher economic growth for Thailand

The World Bank has adjusted its projection of Thailand’s economic growth for the entire year to 4.5%, from the...

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Business

Diesel price to go up if global crude oil price rises to US$90-100/barrel

Energy Minister Siri Chirapongphan has hinted that retail price of diesel may be increased above 30 baht/litre if global...

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Business

Consumer confidence index drops for first time in four months

Consumers’ confidence index for the month of September dropped slightly to 82.3 from August’s 83.2 – the first time...

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Asean

PM Prayut donates 5 million baht as foreign aid picks up for Indonesia’s quake survivors

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning made a donation of 5 million baht to help victims of Indonesia’s...

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Highlight

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake, tsunami, rises as volcano adds to woes

Hopes of finding people alive in the debris from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Palu in Sulawesi of...

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Asean Highlight

Ex-Malaysian PM Najib’s wife Rosmah Mansor arrested by anti-graft commission

Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly receiving and...

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Highlight

Death toll from Indonesia’s quake, tsunami up to 1,234: disaster agency

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to...

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Highlight

PM Prayut orders authorities to restore Thailand’s tourism image following airport assault incident

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities concerned to quickly help restore Thailand’s tourism image in wake of recent...

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Asean

Aung San Suu Kyi’s actions ‘regrettable’ but she will keep peace prize: Nobel chief

STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) – Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar’s civilian leader are “regrettable”...

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Politics

PM Prayut insists again that 4 Cabinet members who join Palang Pracharat do not need to resign

Despite mounting pressure from various political quarters,  Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today the four Cabinet members who have...

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Uncategorized

Suthep’s son acquitted of charge of forest encroachment on Samui Island

The son of former Democrat secretary-general Suthep Thuagsuban and three associates were acquitted by the Appeals Court which overturned...

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Quotes of the week

Quote of the week

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Highlight

26 Thai students flown back to Bangkok after evacuation from quake-devastated Palu

Twenty-six Thai students were today flown back to Thailand from Indonesia after they and six other Thais were evacuated...

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General

Baby miraculously survives fall from apartment building

A new-born baby miraculously escaped almost unscathed after she was apparently dropped from the fifth floor of an apartment...

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Asean

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away...

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Business

Inflation in steady rise for 15 consecutive months

Inflation has continued to rise 15 months in a row to an average of 1.14 per cent for the...

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Highlight

New immigration chief orders subordinates to stop demanding “tip” from arriving tourists 

The newly-appointed immigration police chief today ordered his subordinates at all international airports and border check-points to stop demanding...

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Politics

Somkid insists 4 ministers need not quit after joining Palang Pracharat

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak came to the defence today of  four cabinet members who are facing pressure to...

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Politics

Future Forward leader Thanathorn says he’s ready to be prime minister

Future Forward acting party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that he is ready to be the next prime minister...

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Business

Japan beats Thailand to become Chinese tourists’ top choice

Japan has overtaken  Thailand to become the top destination for Chinese vacationers during this Golden Week  holiday of China,...

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Profiles

From anti-rice pledging scheme crusader to Democrat leadership challenger

Few people believe Warong Dechgitvigrom could dethrone Abhisit Vejjajiva in the Democrat Party’s leadership battle, but flying under the...

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Uncategorized

Director and security chief of Don Mueang airport suspended over assault against Chinese tourist

Director of Don Mueang international airport and its the director for security were on Saturday suspended from active duty...

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Highlight

Death toll in Indonesian quake, tsunami rises to 384

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 384 people were killed, many swept away as giant waves crashed onto beaches,...

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General

Autopsy result suggests Chinese tourist died of foul play at a waterfall in Hat Yai

Autopsy conducted on the body of a Chinese female tourist died at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of...

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Politics

Industry Minister Uttama is leader of pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana was this aftetnoon chosen as the leader of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party. Speaking after...

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Business

More subsidy injected to freeze retail price of diesel at 30 baht/litre until year end

The Energy Policy Committee has agreed to inject another 70 satang/litre to one baht/litre subsidy from the Oil Fund...

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Politics

Industry Minister Uttama says his is ready to lead pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana announced today that he was ready to lead the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party. Mr Uttama...

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Uncategorized

Quake, tsunami kills at least 48 in Indonesia, hundreds missing

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Many bodies were found on Saturday along the shoreline of the Indonesian city of Palu on...

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General

Mahathir tries to shame superpowers into giving up UN veto power

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that he hoped to shame the powerful countries in the United...

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General

Tourist shoots self at  shooting range in Phuket

 An Australian tourist was seriously injured when he shot himself in his head with a handgun at a shooting...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi...

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Asean

President Jokowi of Indonesia emphasizes media role in building democracy

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, while highlighting the role of the media in building democracy, said yesterday that criticisms...

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General

Tourism season starts with early arrival of cold weather in Chiang Mai

Cold weather has arrived in Chiang Mai with temperature on top of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain peak, measured...

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Uncategorized

Quake, tsunami kills at least 30 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least 30 people were killed when a strong earthquake and tsunami hit the city of...

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Business Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Tham Luang to offically reopen to public on December 1

The Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non in Chiang Rai province which has been closed for renovation to restore...

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Highlight

Facebook admits big breach affects 50 million users

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly...

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Video

[Interview] The next generation of Chartthaipattana party

Varawut Silpa-archa of Chartthaipattana makes education reform his key platform.

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General

NACC breaks silence on GT200 investigation

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) broke its long silence about its probes into the procurement of the fake bomb...

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General

Gen Prawit orders help for boxing hero Somrak facing bankruptcy  

He was once one of Thailand’s most celebrated boxing heroes and, undoubtedly, one of the richest as well.  But...

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Business

No extension for the service of ageing passenger vans after September 30

All ageing passenger vans which are over ten years old will be put out of service starting October 1...

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General

Engineer given 10 years in prison for shooting dead student in road brawl 

An elderly former engineer who shot dead a 17-year-old student allegedly in a fit of anger following a road...

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Highlight

Administrative Court rejects tobacco companies’ appeal against graphic health warning

The Central Administrative Court has rejected an appeal of tobacco companies to revoke Public Health Ministry’s graphic health warning...

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Business

Credit bureau warns home loan bad debts continue to grow

The National Credit Bureau (NCB) today echoed concerns raised by the Bank of Thailand (BoT) over rising non-performing loans...

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Asean

Mahathir predicts Umno is going to collapse

Malaysian Prime Minisrer Mahathir Mohamad has predicted the collapse of Umno which is the backbone of the Barisan Nasional...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

A general view shows residential and commercial buildings on Hong Kong island on September 27, 2018. Two of Hong...

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General

Company executive jailed 9 years for selling fraudulent GT200 devices to royal guards unit

The top executive of a company that supplied the controversial GT200 remote substance detectors worth altogether nine million baht...

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Business

9 billion baht fund to be sought from Central Fund to help small rubber farmers

The board of Rubber Authority of Thailand will ask for 9 billion baht from the government’s Central Fund to...

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General Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Untold story of rescue of 4 Thais trapped in Tham Luang cave by British divers

Scarcely anyone knew about the rescue of four Thais trapped in flooded Tham Luang cave by two British cave...

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Politics

PM Prayut loses his cool and hits back at Sanoh Thienthong

An infuriated Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today hit back at veteran politician Sanoh Thienthong who had earlier cast...

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South Watch

PULO optimistic about new facilitator for peace talks with Thai authorities  

A Southern Thai separatist group is optimistic about the appointment of a controversial former inspector general of police of...

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General

Second life imprisonment for alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa

Alleged Laotian drug baron Xaysana Keopimpa who has a penchant for sports cars and links with some of Bangkok’s...

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Business

Ex-DSI chief Tarit acquitted in malfeasance case filed by Abhisit and Suthep

The Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Tarit Pengdit and four...

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General

PM fires Pattaya City mayor, appoints Sonthaya as his successor

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today fired the Pattaya City mayor and replaced him with Sonthaya Khunplum, a political advisor...

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Politics

PM gives nod to Cabinet members to work with Palang Pracharath Party

Cabinet ministers are free to work with the Palang Pracharath party so long as it is not against the...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

A plane flies in front of a full moon in Sydney on September 25, 2018.

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Highlight

Wissanu acknowledges Thaksin will walk free in Ratchadapisek land case

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam admitted this morning that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be spared the two-year...

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Business

Temple pagoda of Rama III era subsided, injuring 11 people

Eleven workers were injured, three of them seriously, after a historic pagoda under renovation at Wat Phrayatham Voraviharn in...

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General

Missing Briton and Thai wife found dead, buried in fruit orchard in Phrae

An elderly Englishman and his Thai wife who were reported to have gone missing mysteriously from their home in...

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Editor's Choice

4 whale sharks spotted near Koh Talu off Prachuab Khiri Khan

Four whale sharks have been sighted hunting for fish near Koh Talu, about three kilometres from the coast of...

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Business

Teak logs in new parliament building designed to convey  “Thai-ness”

The use of teak wood to decorate the interior of the new parliament building under construction is meant to...

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General

Police suspect Chinese tourist’s fatal plunge at waterfall in Hat Yai a foul play

Police are investigating the fatal plunge of a Chinese female tourist at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of...

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Politics

Ex-Democrat MP for Chon Buri quits party

A former MP of the Democrat Party representing the eastern province of Chon Buri has tendered his resignation from...

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