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Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters’ goals further away than ever

BEIJING (Reuters) – Three decades after China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, increased...

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Palang Pracharat to announce formation of its coalition government tomorrow

The Palang Pracharat party will join fiveother parties to announce the formal formation of a coalition government tomorrow (Tuesday) at...

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Chuan says no time limit on debate in parliament over senator selection

Members of parliament will be given all the time they need to debate the issue of the controversial selection...

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PM leads Thai people in merit-making for HM the Queen on her birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led cabinet ministers and their spouses, government officials and members of the public in making...

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Photos of the Day

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife, Naraporn offered alms to Buddhist monks at Sanam Luang in front...

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Anti-junta activist Ja New attacked again by unidentified men

Well known anti-junta activist Sirawith Seritiwat, alias Ja New, was attacked by five unidentified men at a bus stop...

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Fire breaks out at Chatuchak Weekend Market on Sunday evening

The Chatuchak Weekend Market Facebook page reported that the fire started in Soi Project 22 at about 9.20pm. More...

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Food and Travel

Sukhothai – On Noodle and History

Sukhothai – On Noodle and History By Ohhappybear  For historians, or those self-proclaimed historical buffs, Sukhothai means a magnificent place...

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Food and Travel Video

The Blooms of Phang-Nga

The Blooms of Phang-Nga By Ohhappybear The seaside, mountain-trimmed province of Phang-Nga is a place for natural worshippers. Tree...

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Business News

The Department of Intellectual Property works to prevent counterfeit product sales online

Thailand’s Department of Intellectual Property is cooperating with a famous online shopping website owner to resolve and prevent counterfeit...

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Photo of the Day

“Thai Whales”, a conservation group, reported today (May 28th) that the body of dead a 10 meter long Bryde’s...

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Asean News

Malaysia to send 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to countries of origin

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will send as much as 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste back to the countries...

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Democrats set constitutional change as condition for joining Palang Pracharat coalition

The Democrat party has set constitutional amendments as conditions for joining the Palang Pracharat-led coalition, party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng...

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HM Queen Sirikit returns from hospital to Chitralada palace

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has returned to the Chitralada Palace today after being discharged from Chulalongkorn hospital following treatment...

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Quotes of the week

“The (discussion) process is not finalized yet, and the House speaker position, recently taken by party advisor Chuan, is...

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New sex offences law with harsher penalties now enforceable

Sex offenders, especially rapists and people who disseminate or share visual images such as video clips of sexual activities,...

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Photo of the Day

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rides an electric Tuk Tuk on a test drive, ahead of the cabinet meeting...

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Photo of the Day

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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Photo of the Day

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

“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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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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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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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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Photo of the Day

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General News

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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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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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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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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“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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General News

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

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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

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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General News

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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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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General News

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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