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DSI insists Billy was never released following his arrest

Department of Special Investigation (CSI) chief Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang said today (Tuesday) that Karen community rights activist Porlajee...

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BMA says 96.3% of 500,000 krathongs collected this year are biodegradable

Loy Krathong celebrants in Bangkok have heeded calls for environment conservation by turning to disposable krathongs this year, instead...

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The Opposition to censure Government between 18th and 20th December

The seven opposition parties have settled on their planned censure motion against the Government with the debate taking place...

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Chuan does not recognize this Constitution, but disagrees with dumping it

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today that he has not recognized the existing Constitution from the beginning, while disagreeing...

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Smog returns to Bangkok today with excessive PM2.5 in 20 areas

Smog returned to Bangkok today (Tuesday), with the level of PM2.5 dust particles exceeding safety levels in 20 areas,...

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PAT union threatens protest against mega-city project on Klong Toey port land

The Port Authority of Thailand’s labour union has threatened protests if the management and Government press ahead with their...

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Food and Travel

What You Eat Matters

  Before we hate each other like we are now, we used to like or even love one another....

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Thailand’s industry minister confirms no review of glyphosate ban

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit announced today (Monday) that his ministry is fully committed to the decision of the National...

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US agrees to consider Thailand’s request for a review of GSP cuts

The United States has agreed to consider Thailand’s request for a review of the suspension of trade preferences for...

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Asean Summit 2019

Trump “snubbed” by ASEAN in its summit with US

The Thai Foreign Ministry has tried to play down what has been seen as a partial boycott by ASEAN...

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UN chief urges region to lead fight against climate change

UN Secretary General António Guterres has called on countries in the Southeast Asian region to be at the front...

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Saksayam backs down over mandatory GPS in private vehicles

Thailand’s Ministry of Transport has backed down over plans to mandate that all private cars and motorcycles be equipped...

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Russia is ready to assist ASEAN to develop digital economy

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to cooperate with ASEAN in the exchange of knowledge and technology to...

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BioThai Foundation object to planned review of glyphosate ban

BioThai Foundation director Vithoon Lienchamroon has voice his objection to a reported attempt by the National Hazardous Substances Committee...

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Suspect in Rohingya human trafficking arrested after four years on the run

One of the key suspects, wanted by the police for alleged involvement in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants from...

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Global value chain – an opportunity for ASEAN

The global market model is transitioning slowly into what is now known as the global value chain (GVC) which...

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Minister Jurin urges closer cooperation to harness digital potential

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit this morning called for a strengthening of cooperation between the...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 4

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Gen Prawit confident of security arrangements for ASEAN summit

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of security affairs, General Prawit Wongsuwan, has confidence in the security measures for ASEAN...

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Chuan apparently rebukes Seripisut for overstepping authority by inviting PM for questioning

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has apparently rebuked House anti-corruption committee chairman Seripisut Temiyavet for overstepping his authority when he...

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BioGreen-Sate micro-organism may replace paraquat and glyphosate

Micro-organisms may offer an alternative to weed the killers paraquat and glyphosate for farmers, according to Mr. Worayut Boonmee,...

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Arrest warrant issued for Mae Manee for alleged Ponzi scheme

The Criminal Court today (Tuesday) issued a warrant for the arrest of Mae Manee and her boyfriend for allegedly...

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Hunt for Song Thaew driver suspected of killing millionaire in Chiang Mai

Police in Chiang Mai province today sought an arrest warrant for a “Song Thaew” driver on suspicion of murdering...

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“He died like a dog, he died like a coward….He died after running into a dead-end tunnel whimpering and...

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Low pressure to hit southern Vietnam on Wednesday, heading to Cambodia

Weather conditions in Thailand’s eastern and north-eastern regions bordering Cambodia are expected to be affected by a depression, which...

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Bus driver fined and suspended after allegedly assaulting a foreign cyclist

A bus driver in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai has been fined and temporarily suspended from duty after...

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ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2019 Highlight

Over 1,000 expected to attend ASEAN business summit

More than 1,000 business leader, high-level government officials and representatives of private sectors as well as academics and members...

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Thanathorn shrugs off resignation of 120 party members

About 120 members of the Future Forward party, including 30 former election candidates, resigned en masse today (Monday), accusing...

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Future Forward party bans rogue MP from party activities

Future Forward MP for Chon Buri’s Constituency 7, Ms. Kavinnart Takhee, who twice voted against the party’s position, has...

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National Office of Buddhism asked to warn temples not to fell precious trees for commercial gain

The Royal Forest Department has sought urgent cooperation from the National Office of Buddhism to remind temples that the...

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Supporters and opponents of three controversial farm chemicals gather ahead of tomorrow’s vote

Supporters of the complete ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos and their opponents are gearing up for a show...

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Despite frequent drawbacks, Chuan still has confidence in democracy

Despite all the political ups and downs that have seen Thailand swing between democracy and military dictatorship, House Speaker...

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Chadchart’s dilemma underscores big political shift

Will Future Forward “surpass” Pheu Thai? The question is becoming glaring with each passing day, underlined by the apparent...

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Opposition may support budget bill if Government acts on their recommendations

The opposition is ready to let the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 pass its first reading in...

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Tightened monitoring of Bryde’s whales after jet-ski incident

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has been told to tighten up monitoring of Bryde’s, or Bruda whales...

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Signing of high-speed train contract to link 3 airports on October 25th – DPM

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Charoen Pokphand Group-led consortium are expected to sign a contract for...

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November 4th & 5th declared special public holidays for Bangkok and Nonthaburi

The cabinet has designated November 4th and 5th as special public holidays for Bangkok and its neighbouring province of...

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Thailand’s corporate confidence index falls for 7th consecutive month

Thailand’s corporate confidence index has fallen for the seventh month in a row, dipping to 46.2 points in September...

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Five more dead elephants found in creek of Haew Narok waterfall

Five more elephants have been found dead in the creek of Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai national park,...

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Governors told to hold merit-making ceremony on October 13th in memory of late King Bhumibol

All provincial governors have been notified by the Ministry of Interior to hold a merit-making ceremony at each respective...

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Pro-election activist arrested for allegedly violating Computer Crime Act

A political activist was arrested by police from the Computer Crime Suppression Division at his residence on Monday night,...

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Driving license point deduction system to be introduced in mid-December

A point deduction system, designed to improve the discipline of drivers, is tentatively scheduled to be introduced for motorists...

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Thai student with suspected IS link released by Egypt

The Thai student, who has been held in custody in Egypt by the country’s security officials since his arrest...

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General Wallop Raksanoh to head government peace talks with southern rebels

Thailand’s National Security Council secretary-general, General Wallop Raksanoh, will formally assume the role of the government’s chief of delegation...

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PM orders immediate action to address haze in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities immediately to activate prepared measures to mitigate the haze, which has...

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PM orders immediate action to address haze in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities immediately to activate prepared measures to mitigate the haze, which has...

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Rush to spend “Chim-Shop-Chai” giveaways causes glitches in KTB’s system

The rush to spend the 1,000-baht giveaways, under the government’s “Chim-Shop-Chai” (Eat-Shop-Spend) program, by some 2.5 million successful subscribers...

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Hong Kong on edge ahead of sensitive Chinese anniversary

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s metro stations and roads re-opened on Monday, after a chaotic weekend that saw...

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Sontirat says he welcomes opposition MPs vote for the government

Palang Pracharat secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong said today that it is not uncommon for MPs of the government and opposition...

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Haze from Indonesia’s forest fires spreads into Trang province

Haze, caused by Indonesia’s forest fires, has spread to Trang, another southern Thai province on the western coast, prompting...

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Court postpones reading of verdict on former red-shirt leaders over 2007 storming of General Prem’s residence

The Criminal Court this morning indefinitely postponed its scheduled reading of the Supreme Court’s verdict on four former core...

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Lesson for Thailand: How a small Danish island ends fossil fuel use

The first thing visitors approaching the small Danish island of Samso would notice are the white wind turbines rising...

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya fighting alone to have 3 herbicides banned

Deputy Agriculture Minister Manunya Thaiseth has complained that she appears to be fighting alone among the bureaucrats and politicians...

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Wissanu admits Thammanat’s educational background was not vetted

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm admitted today (Monday) that the authority concerned had not vetted the educational background of...

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Future Forward spokeswoman’s remarks about charter draw flak

Future Forward party spokeswoman Ms. Pannika “Chor” Wanich’s remarks about the entire Constitution has drawn flak from, among others,...

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FTI hopes for further cut in policy interest rate to tame strong Baht

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is hoping that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand will...

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Future of energy: What Thailand can learn from Finland, Denmark

Besides being among the world’s happiest nations, Finland and Denmark have another thing in common: They are both equally...

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House rejects call for an ad hoc panel to study impacts of EEC projects

Thailand’s House of Representatives today (Friday) rejected an attempt by both government and opposition MPs to set up an...

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HK leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

HONG KONG (Reuters) – An escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in Hong Kong, the leader of the...

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Angkhana receives Magsaysay Award in Manila

Angkhana Neelapaijit, a leading human right activist, on Monday received the 2019 Magsaysay Award in a ceremony held in...

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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled

Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have unveiled Thailand’s...

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Future Forward party leader told to stop his divisive rhetoric

The Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been told by the deputy spokesman of Palang Pracharat, the core...

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Queen Mother in hospital for examination

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother has been admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital for follow-up examinations. According to the...

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HK leader Carrie Lam insists she will stay on

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam insists she wants to stay on as leader, after...

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DSI to announce breakthrough in investigation of Karen activist Billy’s disappearance

The Department of Special Investigation is due to hold a news conference today (Tuesday) to announce the recent discovery...

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HK leader admits ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited’, ready to quit

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the...

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Finance to propose retaining 7 percent VAT up to another 2 years

Thailand’s Finance Ministry will propose to the cabinet that the current 7% value-added tax rate be retained for a...

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Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violence

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday,...

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HK protesters disrupt MTR services, school students boycott classes

HONG KONG (Agencies) – Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong turned up at several MTR stations during morning rush on...

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The kite maker of Bue Ting community

Kite is one of the Thai folk play which is still popular in part of southern Thailand. Let’s explore...

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Baby dwarf sperm whale rescued on August 4 dies

A baby dwarf sperm whale, which was rescued after it was found washed ashore on a beach in Thailand’s...

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Nine smaller parties vow to stick with the government

Nine smaller parties in the government coalition, which earlier threatened to break away to form an independent opposition bloc,...

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Golfer Tiger Woods is on holiday in Thailand

After playing in the US Open at Pebble Beach at the weekend, Twitter account @smarttimp shows a relaxed Tiger...

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34th ASEAN Summit

34th ASEAN Summit 21st – 23rd June 2019   History     The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or...

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Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge...

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Thanathorn accused of protecting fishermen who flout IUU regulations

Future Forward party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has been criticized for lacking an understanding of the IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) ...

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One tonne of Ice seized at container yard in Si Racha district

Police and narcotic suppression officials seized about one tonne of crystal methamphetamine, or Ice, worth an estimated two billion...

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Poll – Majority want new government to prioritize bread and butter problems

More than 80% of people sampled have identified the addressing of “bread and butter” problems as the first priority...

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Thailand elected to the ECOSOC for 2020-2022 after 12 year absence

In a media statement, released on Friday (June 14th), Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the country is...

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PM to be invited to join Palang Pracharat party

The Palang Pracharat party will invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join the party, initially, as a party member...

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Many new MPs keep fingers crossed for past activities

Dozens of the newly-elected MPs must be keeping their fingers crossed, with many fearing that their political future could...

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Wissanu expects new cabinet to start work after 34th ASEAN Summit

The new cabinet is expected to start functioning after the 34th ASEAN Summit, scheduled to take place in Bangkok...

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Gen Prayut taking charge

After General Prayut Chan-o-cha was formally appointed prime minister yesterday, the spotlight is now on the shape of his...

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Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after day of violence over extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city’s financial district for the rest...

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Wissanu reveals all about the senatorial selection committee

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has finally disclosed the identities of the nine members of the senatorial selection committee,...

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Academic suggests prostitution laws need change to be in line with reality

Law lecturer Akawat Laowonsiri said on Wednesday (June 12) at a seminar entitled “Review of the prevention and suppression...

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