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A badly injured serow, a medium sized goat-like mammal, was found lying in a pool of blood near Wiharn...

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Asean General News

ASEAN parliamentarian group calls for end to judicial harassment of Thai politicians

The Jakarta-based ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) released a statement yesterday (May 27) calling on the Thai authorities...

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General News World

Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Thirteen schoolgirls and three adults were injured in a suspected stabbing by a man just outside...

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Anutin Charnvirakul, Bhumjaithai party leader, fomally announceก alliance to join Palang Pracharat-led coalition government today (27th May 2019).

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The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party’s invitation to the Democrats was extended by party leader Uttama Savanayana and core party...

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Democrat party formally invited to join Palang Pracharat coalition

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party’s invitation to the Democrats was extended by party leader Uttama Savanayana and core party...

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Thai army honors General Prem with national flag draped over his remains

The body of Thailand’s statesman General Prem Tinsulanonda will be covered by the Thai national flag as it is...

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News Politics

Police check video to find bombers after attack near Jana district rail station

Police investigators have been checking CCTV footage, captured at and behind Jana district railway station in Thailand’s southern province...

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General News

Future Forward scores landslide win in Chiang Mai’s election re-run

The Future Forward party won an additional constituency seat in the election re-run in Constituency 8 of Thailand’s northern...

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News World

UK must leave EU on Oct. 31 even without a deal – PM candidate McVey

“The 31st Oct is the key date and we are coming out then and if that means without a...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

“A good leader must be humble and learn how to do good things without being seen or praised, and must...

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General News

International media report death of statesman Prem Tinsulanonda

Recognized as one of Thailand’s most influential political figures, Gen Prem Tinsulanonda’s death was reported worldwide. Singapore’s Straits Times...

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Highlight News

King saddened by loss of the nation’s great benefactor

His Majesty the King has acknowledged, with great sadness, the loss of General Prem Tinsulanonda, whom he described as...

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Mingkwan quits as New Economics party leader

Mingkwan Saengsuwan has called it quits as leader of the New Economics party, but still retains his status as...

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General Highlight News

Charter Court suspends Thanathorn from performing duties as an MP

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongkit’s promising political career came to a sudden halt today when the Constitutional Court...

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Asean News

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking...

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Indonesia opposition plans legal challenge after president’s re-election confirmed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on...

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News World

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement...

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Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love

Bonobo mothers play an outsized role in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives, according to a study in...

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International News World

Trump: Iran will be met with ‘great force’ if it moves against U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it...

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News World

Donald Trump may yet play Huawei-saving wild card

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) – Donald Trump’s unpredictability could yet play in Huawei Technologies’ favor. The Chinese telecommunications firm...

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Food and Travel

Khao Soi at Somewhere Far Far Away

There is always an allure of a place far, far away. Many times, we are just not too happy...

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News Politics

PM defends the appointment of senators

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked critics to stop criticizing the alleged opaque manner in which the new senators...

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New Democrat chief Jurin has mountain to climb

Jurin Laksanavisit’s first job as Democrat leader is tackling an immense dilemma that brought down his immediate predecessor Abhisit...

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Quotes of the week

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PM warned not to interfere in Philip Morris court case

Pheu Thai party core member Chalerm Yubamrung has warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay clear of the ongoing...

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Jurin Laksasnavisit takes the helm of Democrat party

Democrat acting party leader Jurin Laksanavisit was today chosen as the new party leader, succeeding Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva who...

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Asean News

As trade war bites, China’s Xi preaches openness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has a glorious history of being open to the world and it will only be...

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Quotes of the week

“For the Democrat Party, the Superman era has ended. Now it’s time for era of the Avengers.”

– Jurin Laksanawisit in his speech contending for party leader at the Miracle Grand Hotel 15th May 2019

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Campaign launched to restore dignity of Thailand’s only infamous cannibal

More than 10,000 people have signed up in support of a change.org campaign for the removal of the mummified...

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General News Uncategorized

Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

Facebook will bar “dangerous” people from posting live videos on its platform, in response to the livestream of the...

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Uncategorized

Thai army to buy 37 US-made armored cars

The Royal Thai Army has placed an order for thirty seven 1126 Stryker armored cars from the United States,...

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Food and Travel Video

Dumpling Called Bird

Snacks are big in Thailand. We have them all – savoury, sweet, on skewers, from steamers. But there is...

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General News

DPM Somkid holds urgent meeting re impact of US-China trade war on Thai exports

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak called an urgent meeting of his economic team at Government House today to...

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General News World

Philippines gives thumbs up to Duterte as loyalists dominate mid-term vote

MANILA (Reuters) – Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated a mid-term Senate election according to unofficial results...

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Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month...

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Bhumjaithai will not vote for Prayut’s PM nomination if Palang Pracharat get fewer than 251 votes – Anutin

The Bhumjaithai party has made clear that it will not support General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister...

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Quotes of the week

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Asean

Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on...

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General News

Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip...

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Uncategorized

Durian growers ask Commerce Ministry to find new export markets

Durian growers in the eastern province of Chanthaburi, Thailand’s largest source of the “king of Thai fruit”, have asked...

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General News

11 small parties to formally announce their stand on new government

Eleven small and lesser known parties are due to hold a Press conference this afternoon (Monday), at the Centara...

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12 May 2019

“Back to back… I think it was the hardest, most tough Premier League ever. Liverpool was exceptional. I don’t...

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General News

PM fires lottery board

Thailand’s Government Lottery Office board, chaired by Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong, has been removed by an executive order issued by Prime...

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General News

PM claims politicians exploiting oil palm price problem to discredit government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has accused some politicians of distorting the problem of oil palm prices to create the impression that his government is not...

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Seven struggling digital TV channels return licenses

Operators of seven struggling digital TV channel today returned their licenses to the broadcast regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), bringing the number of...

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Input 2019 Video

INPUT 2019 Bangkok, Thailand

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General News

Prawit defends appointment of Gen Prayut’s brother as senator

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan today defended the appointment of retired General Preecha Chan-o-cha, the younger brother of Prime...

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Democrats, small parties play smug kingmakers

The official announcement of election results has refuelled the heated race between the Palang Pracharat and Pheu Thai alliances...

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Prayut intervenes in spat between traffic policeman and “judge”

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today had to intervene to help a traffic police officer in Thailand’s southern province...

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Sport

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“Football can be very beautiful and it can be very cruel. We have had to experience that today.” Erik...

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General News

Democrat party opposes EC’s party-list seat calculation method

The Democrat party has joined two other political parties in voicing their objection to the Election Commission’s formula used...

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Appeals court upholds 50-year jail term for ex-TAT governor Juthamas

Thailand’s Appeals Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has upheld the 50-year prison term imposed on former Tourism Authority...

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Charter Court says party-list seat election law calculation constitutional

The Constitutional Court has ruled unanimously that Article 128 of the MP Election Act, regarding the calculation of the 150 party-list...

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EC announces election results in 349 constituencies

More than six weeks after Thailand held one of its most important general elections, the Election Commission today finally...

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General Input 2019 News

INPUT 2019 highlights role of public broadcasting

One of the world’s leading events for public broadcasters and documentary film producers, “INPUT 2019”, opened this morning in Bangkok under...

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About 60 NLA members to resign to join Senate

About 60 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) are expected to tender their resignations in the next two...

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First detailed mapping of Tham Luang cave begins

A team of local and foreign cave experts has been exploring the Tham Luang- Khunnam Nang Non cave, in the Mae Sai district of Thailand’s northern...

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Trump vows tariff hike on Chinese goods, escalating tension in trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he...

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Cabinet endorses 13.2 billion baht giveaways for welfare card holders

The Thai Cabinet has approved 13.2 billion baht in handouts for low income-earners, including parents with children still in...

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Japan welcomes Reiwa ‘New Year’ with hopes for peace, prosperity

Japan welcomed the start of a new Reiwa imperial era and a new emperor on Wednesday in a festive...

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

Emperor Naruhito’s first address to the nation, 1 May 2019

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

Emperor Naruhito’s first address to the nation, 1 May 2019

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General News

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for uprising but military loyal to Maduro for now

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Tuesday made his strongest call yet to the military to help him oust...

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Japan’s new emperor Naruhito to ascend Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan’s new emperor Naruhito will on Wednesday formally take over the Chrysanthemum Throne following his father’s historic abdication from...

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito

Japan’s Emperor Akihito (L) delivers his speech as Empress Michiko (2nd L) stands next to him during the abdication...

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Departing Japanese Emperor Akihito thanks the people, prays for peace

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Akihito, in his final remarks as his three-decade reign drew to a close on...

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Most Thai laborers expect 400 baht minimum wage from new government: Bangkok Poll

Most Thai laborers are expecting that the minimum wage will be adjusted up to at least 400 baht when...

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Thanathorn produces traffic tickets to prove he was speeding to Bangkok to transfer his media shares

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has produced, via his Facebook page, images of three traffic tickets he received...

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Asean News

Indonesia plans to move capital city out of crowded Java island

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president has decided to move the capital of the world’s fourth most populous country away...

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General News

Japan’s emperor to step down in 200-year first

For the first time in more than 200 years, Japan’s emperor will abdicate today, putting his son on the...

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Democrat, Future Forward claim victory in Nakhon Pathom recount

Both the Democrat and Future Forward parties are claiming victory in an vote recount in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency One....

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General News

Thai banks face tough competition in digital world

Although the Thai commercial banks achieved higher net profits in the first quarter of 2019, they expect a tough...

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Ombudsmen refuse to consider constitutionality of March-24 election

The ombudsmen have rejected the request from a former candidate of the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart party to consider...

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Thanathorn in high spirits and due back tomorrow to defend his case

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has told his followers not to worry about him, saying that all...

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Defence Ministry dismisses report on Gen Prawit’s wealth

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has described as false a report on an overseas-based website which named Deputy Prime Minister...

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General Highlight News

Phuket faces water shortage which may become critical in May if there are no rains

Thailand’s popular tourist destination of Phuket is now experiencing water shortage, with water in the province’s three reservoirs just...

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Hopewell Holding wins final court battle over controversial project

The Thai Ministry of Transport and the State Railway of Thailand have been dealt a devastating blow as the...

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General Highlight News

Prayut, Hun Sen open bridge across Thai-Cambodian border

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen jointly presided over the opening of a border...

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General Highlight News

Mingkwan firm on not joining Palang Pracharat

New Economics party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan reaffirmed today that his party will not join the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party in forming a...

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General News

How drought weakens Thai economy

Thai farmers are expected to face a tough year in 2019 as the drought will be more acute than...

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Uncategorized

Prawit orders action against seasteading settlement off Phuket

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has ordered the Royal Thai Navy and security agencies to take action against the planned...

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Election Commission to consider cases of alleged poll cheating today

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) is today scheduled to consider over a dozen complaints of alleged poll irregularities to determine...

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Japanese police to help investigate call centre gang in Pattya

Computer crime suppression police from Japan are expected to arrive in Thailand tomorrow (Apr 16th, 2019) to help a...

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Highlight News

Princess Chulabhorn recovering well after cataract surgery, back pain treatment

HRH Princess Chulabhorn is recovering satisfactorily at Ramathibodi hospital after undergoing cataract surgery and treatment for back pain, the...

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Profiles

Jurin steps into biggest limelight

If Jurin Laksanawisit is a footballer, he will be called a “utility player”. By that, he can help the...

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News

King expresses concern over road accidents during Songkran festival

His Majesty the King has expressed concern over the loss of life in road accidents during the long Songkran...

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General News

New Economics party leader denies about-face

New Economic party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan has dismissed as groundless media reports that his party has switched sides to...

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General Highlight News

Canadian tourist dies in fall from zip line in Chiang Mai

A Canadian tourist died today after falling  from a zip line in the forest of Mae On district in Thailand’s...

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Asean News

Vietnam woman in Kim brother murder to be freed on May 3

Subsequently, the 30-year-old former hair salon worker pleaded guilty to “causing injury” and was handed a three year and...

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General News

Bangkok’s Songkran mass exodus begins

From today, almost one million Thai and foreign travelers are expected to pass through Don Mueang international airport over...

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General News

Western diplomats told not to interfere in Thailand’s internal affairs

The Foreign Ministry yesterday formally told western diplomats that their presence at Pathumwan police station on Saturday  when Future Forward...

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General Highlight News

Songkran is set to boost spending, economic sentiment

After Thai consumer confidence in March recorded the first drop in three months, businesses are pinning their hope on...

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General News

Foreign Minister Don reminds diplomats not to meddle in judicial affairs

The Thai Foreign Ministry is considering inviting representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in Thailand to be reminded of...

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General News

Industry Ministry plans end to sugarcane burning in three years

The Ministry of Industry will propose to the Cabinet a plan to end within three years sugarcane farmers’ widespread...

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General News

Thaksin stripped of rank in defence volunteer force

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been dealt yet another blow by being stripped by a  Royal Command of...

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General News

Man held for murder of German tourist on Koh Si Chang

A man has been arrested by police on suspicion of the rape and murder of a female German tourist...

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