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ASEAN cities face uphill battle to preserve heritage

Right behind San Sebastian Basilica, one of Manila’s most revered churches, a high-rise condominium is under construction, triggering a...

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Opinion South Watch

Bumpy road ahead for new Malaysian facilitator in Southern Thai peace process

Newly appointed facilitator for the Patani peace talks, Gen. Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, will arrived in Thailand on February 1stfor...

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Highlight News Politics

Sarng Anakot Thai party leader and secretary-general officially join Palang Pracharath

Sarng Anakot Thai Party Leader Uttama Savanayana, party secretary Sontirat Sontijirawong and General Wit Dhephasdin na Ayudhya, leader of...

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Crime Highlight News

Huai Khwang police chief moved over Taiwanese actress extortion scandal

The superintendent of Huai Khwang police has been abruptly transferred to the Metropolitan Police Bureau following an allegation that...

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Crime Highlight News

2+ meth tablets will be treated as drug trafficking under proposed new edict

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is ready to sign a ministerial edict, which will mean that an individual found...

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News World

Australia prepares for thousands of Chinese students to return as relations improve

Australia is preparing for the arrival of thousands of Chinese students, the education minister said on Monday, days after...

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Uncategorized

South Korea drops indoor anti-COVID mask mandate, infection fears linger

South Korea on Monday scrapped a face mask mandate for most indoor public places in a major step to...

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Crime Highlight News

Bangkok police offer public apology, but do not admit to extortion of Taiwanese actress

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) said in a statement issued today (Monday) that they are investigating an allegation that...

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News World

French PM says pension age hike ‘non-negotiable’ as strikes loom

France’s prime minister on Sunday ruled out backtracking on a plan to raise the retirement age as unions prepared...

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Environment Highlight News

National park chief promises examine every complaint of unfair transfer

About 300 officials in Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, who claimed they were unfairly transferred,...

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Highlight News Weather

Cold and windy weather forecast for Bangkok and suburbs

Bangkok and its suburbs will remain cold and windy for the next 24 hours, due to a strong cold...

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Highlight News Politics

Court rejects bail applications for 10 political prisoners and detainees

The Criminal Court has rejected bail applications for ten “political” prisoners and detainees on the grounds that most of...

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News Sport World

Novak Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open

Novak Djokovic resumed his reign over Melbourne Park by winning a record-extending 10th Australian Open title on Sunday and...

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General News

Prices frozen for baby milk formula and canned fish

Thailand’s Internal Trade Department has halted a plan by manufacturers to increase the prices of baby milk formula and...

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Highlight News Politics

Man dies in front of Criminal Court while demanding release of political prisoners

An elderly man, who had been protesting in front of the Criminal Court in Bangkok for the past couple...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

The quiet, yet persistent threat of POPs – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 27th 2023)

As we are becoming more aware of issues, such as net zero gas emissions, climate change and waste management,...

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News World

5.9-magnitude quake in Iran kills three, injures hundreds

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northwest Iran near the border with Turkey late Saturday, killing at least three people and...

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News World

At least 51 killed in twin Pakistan transport tragedies

At least 51 people were killed in two separate transport accidents in western Pakistan on Sunday, when a bus...

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Crime Highlight News

Police officers providing escort service to Chinese tourists face criminal probe

A committee has been set up to consider disciplinary and criminal action against four Thai police officers who are...

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Opinion

Thailand-Türkiye relations – more than trade and investment

At the very beginning, it must be stressed that Thailand and Türkiye share a common national identity – neither...

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Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s amended law on constituency and party-list MPs promulgated

The amended Election Act for constituency and party-list MPs came into force today (Sunday) following its publication in the...

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Crime Highlight News

Sutthisan pub raid by police is a flop

Police and army officers raided a hotel-based pub in Bangkok’s Sutthisan area late last night (Saturday), but they found...

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News World

Deadly New Zealand flood crisis extends in country’s north island

New Zealand’s death toll from heavy rain rose to four on Sunday as flash floods and landslides on the...

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News World

Trump warns 2024 election ‘our one shot’ to save America

Donald Trump warned Saturday that the next election would be America’s last chance for salvation as he attempted to revive...

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Highlight News Politics

Palang Pracharath and Sarng Anakot Thai parties in merger talks

Several key members of Thailand’s Sarng Anakot Thai Party are expected to return to the Palang Pracharath Party in...

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Environment News

Fossilised carnivorous dinosaur footprints found in Kalasin’s Phu Faek forest

More than 10 fossilised footprints, believed to have belonged to a species of carnivorous dinosaur, have been found in...

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News Politics

Move Forward Party could breach Charter by opposing transfer of official

The Bhumjaithai Party’s registrar has warned the Move Forward Party and its leader, Pita Limjaroenrat, that they may be...

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Highlight News Politics

Prawit Wongsuwan officially named Palang Pracharat’s only candidate for PM  

Palang Pracharath Party Leader Prawit Wongsuwan was formally nominated as the party’s sole candidate for next prime minister at...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar junta sets out tough new rules for political parties

Myanmar’s junta on Friday gave political parties two months to re-register under a strict new electoral law written by...

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ASEAN News

Philippines to appeal ICC resumption of drug war probe

The Philippine government said Friday it intended to appeal an International Criminal Court decision to reopen an inquiry into...

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Crime News

Warrants expected for three DSI officials after raid former Nauru consul-general’s house

Bangkok’s Huai Khwang police are expected to issue warrants for the arrest of three officials at the Department of...

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News

Police and medics inspect cannabis outlets in Bangkok

A store selling cannabis and the plant extracts in Bangkok was found to have broken the law, by allowing...

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Highlight News

Excessive PM2.5 dust detected in 43 areas of Bangkok on Friday

Air quality in 43 areas in Bangkok on Friday has fallen below the standard level, to the extent that...

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News World

Israel, Gaza militants trade missiles after deadly West Bank raid

Israel launched air strikes on Gaza Friday in response to militant rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, as tensions...

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News Technology

Thai Digital Economy and Society Ministry to get 2,000 more officers

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) plans to upgrade the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) into a...

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Environment News

3,500+ hot spots detected by satellite on Sunday, raising pollution concerns

More than 3,500 hot spots were detected in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia on Sunday, by the Suomi...

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Crime Highlight News

Chinese national, tour operator to be questioned in police escort scandal

A tour operator and a Chinese tourist are to be invited in for questioning over controversial and unauthorised police...

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News World

It’s ‘now or never’ to stop Japan’s shrinking population, PM says

Japanese Prime minister Fumio Kishida pledged on Monday to take urgent steps to tackle the country’s declining birth rate,...

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General Health News

Thailand’s Health Security Office to give out 94.5m free condoms

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) plans to distribute 94.5 million condoms, free of charge, to gold health card...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand to use the “5Fs” of soft power to promote tourism this year

Thailand plans to make full use of its soft power, which includes Thai boxing and food, in the hope...

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Health News

Thai FDA warns against use of liquid nitrogen in food and drinks

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has warned eateries to be careful in the use of liquid nitrogen...

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Highlight News

15-year-old Thai schoolgirl who committed suicide was bullied at school

Being bullied by friends at school appears to have led to the recent suicide of a 15-year girl in...

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News World

California shooting suspect kills himself after Lunar New Year massacre

A 72-year-old gunman killed himself when approached by police on Sunday, about 12 hours after he had carried out...

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Highlight News

Poor air quality reported in 36 areas of Bangkok and suburbs on Monday

Air quality in 36 areas of Bangkok on Monday is below the safety standard, with the amount of PM2.5...

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Highlight News

Thai PM tours Bangkok’s Chinatown on Chinese New Year Day

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led key members of the United Thai Nation Party (Ruam Thai Sang Chart) on a...

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General Highlight News

Tourists advised not to camp at Vajiralongkorn Reservoir

Tourists are being told not to spend the night in tents, mobile homes or lodgings on the banks of...

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Highlight News

People near Srinagarind Dam warned after tiger caught on CCTV  

People living in communities near the Srinagarind Dam, in Si Sawat district of Kanchanaburi province, have been advised not...

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Crime Highlight News

Body of a German man recovered after he jumped off a cliff in Krabi province

Thai park rangers and rescue workers have found and recovered the body of a German tourist, who jumped from...

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Crime Highlight News

70+ computers thought to be used for digital coin mining seized

Officials from the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) and the Metropolitan Police seized more than 70 computers in raids on...

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News World

Next New Zealand PM slams ‘abhorrent’ treatment of Ardern

New Zealand’s incoming prime minister Chris Hipkins criticised the “abhorrent” treatment endured by Jacinda Ardern and vowed on Sunday...

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ASEAN Opinion

Future US-China thaw will be slow, but worth the wait

The recent meeting in Zurich between US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He sent a...

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Crime Highlight News

11 die, one injured in road accident in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Eleven people were killed and one injured when a passenger van drove into a roadside ditch and caught fire...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Yaowarat – Heart of the Chinese community in Thailand – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 20th 2023)

Chinese New Year is among the most important holidays among Thai people of Chinese descent, and when we think...

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News World

Fireworks, flowers in Wuhan for Lunar New Year but grief lingers

Three years after a once-mysterious virus plunged the Chinese city of Wuhan into a terrifying lockdown, residents are celebrating...

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News World

Processions, lunches and concert to crown King Charles III

The coronation weekend for King Charles III will feature a star-studded concert, nationwide “big lunch” and volunteering initiative as...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

“You’re not born to be a victim of oppression” – Chitchapa Panich

TW: bullying, school violence, discrimination “I have been suffering from gender-based violence since I was young, because I was...

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News World

Google announces nearly 12,000 job cuts worldwide

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced about 12,000 job cuts globally on Friday, becoming the latest US tech giant to...

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News South Watch

Three insurgents killed in clash with Thai government forces in Narathiwat

Three southern insurgents were shot dead during a clash with government security forces, in the mountains of Si Sakhon...

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Highlight News Politics

Banners supporting two hunger strikers raised at Thammasat and Chulalongkorn universities

Political banners popped up on the campuses of Chulalongkorn and Thammasat universities on Friday, urging students to “wake up”...

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News World

Race on to replace Ardern as New Zealand prime minister

Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation sparked a push on Friday for New Zealand to choose its first Maori prime minister,...

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Business Highlight News

LPG price to rise to 423 baht for a 15kg cylinder in March

Thailand’s National Energy Policy Committee (NEPC) has decided to increase the retail price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in...

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Highlight News

Major repairs to Laksi-Don Mueang local road from January 25th

The Italian-Thai Development Corporation will begin major roadworks on the local road between Laksi and Don Mueang on January...

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General Highlight News

Govt. assures sufficient fruit and veg for Chinese New Year’s celebrations

There are sufficient fruit and vegetables in Bangkok’s markets to meet the demands of Thai-Chinese residents during the Chinese...

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News Weather

Heavy rain forecast for southern Thailand until next Wednesday

People living in Thailand’s 11 southern provinces are advised to brace for heavy to very heavy rainfall from today...

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News World

Baldwin and ‘Rust’ armorer to face manslaughter charge over shooting

Alec Baldwin is to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the accidental shooting of a cinematographer on the set...

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News World

France gripped by strikes, protests against pension reform

More than a million people marched in France on Thursday to protest pension reforms, with some demonstrators clashing with...

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News World

New Zealand PM Ardern announces shock resignation

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a global figurehead of progressive politics, shocked the country Thursday by announcing she...

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Opinion South Watch

Freedom of expression: A prerequisite for resolving any conflict

Expressing one’s identity and historical-cultural narrative, regardless if it is different from the state-constructed one, should not be a...

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Around Thailand News

6.2 billion baht approved for a reservoir project in Nan Province

The Thai cabinet has approved 6.2 billion baht for the Royal Irrigation Department to build a reservoir in Tha...

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Business Economy Highlight News

Excise tax cut on diesel fuel to be extended until May 20th

The Thai cabinet has decided to extend the excise tax cut on diesel fuel for an additional four months,...

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Highlight News

One dead, 9 injured, 7 missing after oil tanker fire in Samut Songkhram dockyard

One person died, nine were injured and seven are missing after an empty oil tanker caught fire, which was...

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ASEAN News

Vietnam president resigns amid major anti-graft purge

Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has resigned, state media said Tuesday, after days of rumours he was about to...

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News World

China’s population shrinks for first time in over 60 years

China’s population shrank last year for the first time in more than six decades, official data showed Tuesday, as...

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Around Thailand News

Oil tanker catches fire in Samut Songkhram dockyard, four injured

At least four people were injured and a number of houses sustained damage when an empty oil tanker caught...

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General News

Malaria and dengue fever cases likely to increase this year in Thailand

The number of malaria and dengue fever cases is expected to be 3-4 times higher than in 2022, according...

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Highlight News

Bangkok to open more parks this year

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to open more “15- minute” parks this year to provide city residents with...

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Environment News

Eleven baby sea turtles die from garbage in their stomachs

Eleven baby turtles, which were found washed ashore last September in Sattahip and which had ingested garbage, have all...

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Crime Highlight News

Thais warned against becoming foreigners’ nominees in businesses reserved for Thai nationals  

Thai people who allow their names to be used by foreigners as nominees to open businesses reserved for Thai...

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Highlight News Politics

Paetongtarn Shinawatra says she is ready to be Pheu Thai’s PM candidate

Head of the “Pheu Thai Family”, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, said Sunday that she is ready to stand as the party’s...

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General Highlight News

Bangkok cabbies must get meters officially adjusted to new fares

Taxi drivers must get their meters adjusted before they will be allowed to charge the new fares, an increase...

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Crime News

Man arrested with 200,000 meth pills hidden in electric ovens

Thai anti-narcotic officials have seized 200,000 methamphetamine tablets, hidden in two electric ovens which were found in parcels at...

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News World

At least 67 killed in Nepal plane crash

At least 67 people were confirmed dead Sunday when a plane with 72 on board crashed in Nepal, police...

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Crime News

Police officer transferred for drinks party at police station in Sing Buri

A police officer in In Buri district has been transferred, pending an investigation, after being seen on social media...

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Crime Highlight News

DSI officials search Bangkok condo for Singaporean suspect in Forex-3D scam

Officials from the Department of Special Investigation searched a condo in Bangkok’s Bang Phlat area yesterday (Saturday) for a...

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News World

Ukraine says key infrastructure hit, 14 killed in Russian strikes

Ukraine said Russia had unleashed a fresh barrage of missiles Saturday, killing at least 14 people, as Britain became...

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News World

China’s 2022 growth seen as its lowest in 40 years

China’s economic growth for 2022 is expected to have been among its weakest in four decades after the twin...

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Highlight News

Thai government may grant more subsidies to state welfare card holders

The Thai Government is considering the granting of more subsidies to state welfare card holders, to improve their lives...

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Myanmar Report News

Myanmar’s anti-military forces bomb sites to hinder election plans

Seven explosions have been reported since the government announced its decision to begin data collection in order to hold...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Introducing the new “point system” to curb traffic violations in Thailand – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 13th 2023)

Many of us are aware that Thailand’s roads are the most dangerous in Southeast Asia. Even though authorities have...

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News

20 students in Samut Prakan sent to hospital with suspected food poisoning

About 20 students at a school in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province have been rushed to hospitals with symptoms associated...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand pushes for Phuket to host Specialised Expo 2028

Thailand has declared its readiness and commitment to host Specialised Expo 2028 in Phuket, stating that this will be...

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General Highlight News

Bangkok’s Bang Sue train station name plate change put on hold

Under heavy criticism for what is being seen as a waste of taxpayers’ money, the State Railway of Thailand...

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Highlight News Politics

PM Prayut formally joins United Thai Nation Party

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally joined the United Thai Nation (Ruam Thai Sang Chart) Party on Monday, at...

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General News

Thai navy asks fishing associations to help search for HTMS Sukhothai crew

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has sought cooperation from fishing associations and private rescue groups in the search for...

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Crime Highlight News Politics

More revealed about the scandal implicating a former deputy PM

Whistle-blowing lawyer Sittra Biabungkerd offered more details today (Monday) about the sex scandal implicating a former deputy prime minister...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand’s tourism sector keen to welcome Chinese tourists back

Thai tourism businesses in Chiang Mai and Phuket are keen to welcome the return of Chinese visitors, after about...

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News Politics

Thai court revokes bail for two monarchy reform activists

The Criminal Court revoked the bail for two monarchy reform activists today (Monday), after they had breached their bail...

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Crime Highlight News

Search continues for Romanian tourist missing in the sea off Phuket

Thai rescue officials resumed their search this morning (Monday) for a Romanian who went missing in the sea off...

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ASEAN News

Boat with 185 Rohingya refugees lands in Indonesia’s Aceh

JAKARTA, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A boat with 185 Rohingya refugees landed on the shores of Indonesia’s Aceh province...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

2023: What to expect in Thailand’s future? – This Week with Thai PBS World (January 6th 2023)

A new year, for many people, also means a brand new start, and there are many things Thailand can...

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