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Thai court asked to suspend cannabis decriminalisation edict

Opposition parties and the Forensic Physician Association of Thailand (FPAT) have asked the Administrative Court to issue an injunction...

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Ukraine signs ASEAN cooperation pact, Zelenskyy’s video address denied

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia  — Ukraine signed a cooperation treaty with ASEAN on Thursday in a largely symbolic act that...

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ASEAN Crime Highlight News

Prayut, Hun Sen pledge to step up crackdown on cross-border scams

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen on Thursday pledged to step up cooperation to crack...

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Thailand’s interior minister seeks to withdraw foreign land ownership edict for reconsideration

The government appears ready to do a U-turn on its plan to allow foreign land ownership in Thailand for...

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Heavy penalties for those who shoot guns into the air on Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong revellers are warned not to fire guns into the air, otherwise they could face heavy penalties, ranging...

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Will the government’s land ownership scheme for wealthy foreigners get off the ground?

Thai people are mostly opposed to a controversial government move that would allow high net worth foreigners to own...

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ASEAN News

Vietnam struggles to break one of world’s biggest coal addictions

(AFP) – Despite Vietnam’s solar boom and ambitious climate targets, the fast-growing economy is struggling to quit dirty energy...

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ASEAN News

Indonesia Q3 growth rises but remains below forecasts

(AFP) – Indonesia’s economic growth accelerated in the third quarter of 2022 on the back of strong exports and...

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Crime News

Assistant film director in police custody on sexual assault charges

An assistant film director, whose name is being withheld, is currently in police custody on charges of committing an...

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Crime Highlight News

Thailand’s Interior Ministry considers tighter gun controls

The Ministry of Interior is considering tighter gun controls, by requiring every gun license applicant to have a doctor’s...

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News World

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead

DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake...

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COP27 kicks off with deal to discuss climate compensation

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Delegates from nearly 200 countries kicked off the U.N. climate summit in...

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In final midterm push, Biden warns of threats, Trump hints at another run

YONKERS, N.Y., Nov 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden warned that a Republican win in Tuesday’s midterm elections could...

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Total lunar eclipse on Loy Krathong night on November 8th

Loy Krathong revellers will be able to enjoy a total lunar eclipse as they celebrate the annual festival on...

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Business Highlight News

Government Housing Bank seeks approval 3rd phase of “1 Million Home” project

Thailand’s Government Housing Bank (GHB) has sought approval of the Finance Ministry and the cabinet for the third phase...

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Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang to be designated as national and historical park

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has been working with relevant agencies to get the Tham...

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Crime News

Child Protection Foundation’s license will not be renewed next January

Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development and Human Security has decided not to renew the license of the Child Protection...

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ASEAN Highlight News

Cambodia releases ASEAN Summit agenda

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has formally announced the agenda for the upcoming ASEAN Summit and related high-level meetings...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Are psychiatric patients more likely to commit acts of violence? – This Week with Thai PBS World (November 4th 2022)

Not too long ago, conversations about mental health started to become something more frequent. However, this does not mean that...

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ASEAN News

Malaysian leaders kick off election campaigns in tight race

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Malaysian political leaders began their election campaigning on Saturday for what is set...

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Grab Thailand to review new rules, expects solution within two weeks

Grab Thailand, an on-demand delivery service provider, announced today (Thursday) that the company expects to resolve the current conflict...

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News Politics

DPM Supattanapong defends government’s foreign land-ownership policy

Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow defended the government’s plan to allow land-ownership in Thailand for residential purpose by four...

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House unanimously votes for referendum before drafting new charter for Thailand

The Thai House of Representatives voted unanimously today (Thursday) to propose that the cabinet holds a referendum, to gauge...

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News World

‘Never happened before’: South Korean island baffled by missile alert

(AFP) – When a North Korean missile triggered an air raid siren warning locals on South Korea’s island of...

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ASEAN News

G20 host Indonesia waiting to see if Putin will attend summit

JAKARTA, Nov 3 (Reuters) – G20 summit host Indonesia is waiting to see if Russian President Vladimir Putin will...

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Grab delivery service riders protest against allegedly unfair rule changes  

Hundreds of GrabFood and GrabMart riders staged a mass protest today (Thursday), against changes to delivery service rules, issued...

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Crime News

Child protection chief in Samut Sakhon accused of assault and illegal use of child labour

The Secretary-General of the Child Protection Foundation in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon Province, Montri Sinthaweechai, aka “Khru Yun”, reported to...

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Analysis Highlight Opinion

Thailand-Australia ties strengthen

The visit of Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Bangkok early this week has boosted bilateral ties with Thailand...

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Analysis ASEAN

USA and India to be granted ASEAN CSP status next week

Phnom Penh – Both the US and India will be granted “comprehensive strategic partnership” (CSP) status at next week’s...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Ten new Omicron sub-variant infections found, but not of serious concern

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has recently found 10 Omicron sub-variant cases in Thailand, including two cases of BA.2.3.20,...

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Government’s new liquor production edict only benefiting brew pubs

Pubs which brew their own craft beers will benefit the most from the government’s new edict on alcoholic beverages...

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South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims

South Koreans gathered Monday at memorials honouring the 154 people killed in a crowd surge at Halloween celebrations, as...

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Crime Highlight News

Chinese man in custody on human trafficking charges

Thai police from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) have arrested a Chinese man who is alleged to be...

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Crime Highlight News

Five tonnes of smuggled pork seized near Cambodian border

Officials from the Livestock Development and Thai border troops have seized about five tonnes of pork, smuggled into Thailand...

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Khaosan Halloween to go ahead with increased safety measures

The “Khaosan Halloween 2022 Party Fantasy” tonight (Monday) on Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road will proceed as planned, with...

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Chinese cities brace for wave of Foxconn workers from COVID-hit Zhengzhou

BEIJING, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Cities in central China hastily drew up plans to isolate migrant workers fleeing to...

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More than 80 killed in India as bridge packed with holiday sightseers collapses

AHMEDABAD, India, Oct 30 (Reuters) – At least 81 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat...

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Business Highlight News

Thai government defends foreign land ownership plan

The government’s plan to allow foreigners to own a limited amount of land in Thailand is intended to benefit...

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ASEAN Opinion

ASEAN Foreign Ministers must not lose their way

Judging by the outcome of the special ASEAN foreign ministerial meeting in Jakarta on October 27th, the ASEAN foreign...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

To write off or not to write off: Two sides of student loan repayment battle – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 28th 2022)

Education should be a fundamental right, but in the real world, it’s a matter of affordability. This is where the...

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ASEAN News

Tropical storm batters Philippines capital before exit

(AFP) – Emergency workers scrambled to rescue residents trapped by floods in and around the Philippine capital on Sunday...

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Crime News

Police rescue 13-year-old girl from prostitution in Malaysia, arrest five

Police from Thailand’s Human Trafficking Prevention and Suppression Division, with cooperation from Malaysian police, have rescued two Thai females,...

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One Thai dies as another recounts her Halloween nightmare in Seoul

A Thai tourist is confirmed to have died in the Halloween stampede in South Korea, Royal Thai Embassy in...

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APEC 2022 ASEAN Highlight News

Biden to join ASEAN summit, Harris to attend APEC

US President Joe Biden will use his visit to Cambodia next month for a summit with ASEAN to reaffirm...

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Crime Highlight News

Bangkok furniture factory destroyed by fire on Saturday night

A fire broke out at a furniture factory in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district late Saturday night, razing it...

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News World

More than 150 killed in Halloween stampede in Seoul

(AFP) – More than 150 people were killed and scores more were injured in a deadly stampede at a...

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Environment News

Two great hornbills released into the wild in Lampang

The first pair of captive great hornbills were released into the wild in Chae Son National Park in Thailand’s...

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Crime News

Two Sattahip district officials nabbed for allegedly taking bribes

An assistant chief officer and a local administration official in Sattahip District of Chon Buri province were caught on...

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Business Highlight News

Official foundation stone laid for the 5th Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Laotian counterpart, Phankham Viphavanh, jointly presided over the official ceremony to lay...

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Highlights of the week

Old wounds that never really heal

One man’s justice is another man’s oppression. This rings true in any political system. On April 28, 2004, 32...

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Business News

Thailand’s economic growth for 2022 adjusted down to 3.4 percent

Thailand’s Fiscal Policy Office has adjusted the economic growth projection for this year to 3.4%, down from 3.5%, due...

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General Highlight News

Thailand officially enters cold season on Saturday

Thailand officially enters the cold season tomorrow (Saturday). It will last until the end of February, with slightly lower...

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News Thailand Floods

Parts of Bang Bua Thong flooded following temporary embankment collapses

The rising pressure of water in Pimon Racha Canal, which connects with the swollen Chao Phraya River, caused a...

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News Politics

Democrat Party hit with another major defection

The Democrat Party, Thailand’s oldest political party, has been dealt another blow with the resignation of one of its...

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Crime Highlight News

Chinese businessman linked to pub raid is donor of Palang Pracharath

A Chinese businessman linked to a pub in Yannawa district of Bangkok raided by police on Tuesday night is...

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Thai PBS World Daily Video

Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (27th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (26th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (25th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Thailand reports its 12th monkeypox case

The Disease Control Department has identified Thailand’s 12th monkeypox case, in an Omani male tourist in Phuket, Dr.Tares Krassanairawiwong,...

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Crime News

Six suspects wanted for the theft of police pistols and seized drugs arrested

Police have arrested six suspects who allegedly robbed a local official and five defence volunteers of their service pistols,...

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News World

Sunak looks set to become next UK PM after Johnson quits race

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after his rival Boris...

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News Tourism

First cruise ship in three years docks in Phuket today

The first cruise ship to arrive in Thailand in three years docked at the Patong pier in Phuket today...

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Highlight News Thailand Floods

Thai PM visits flood victims in Sing Buri Province

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha flew to Sing Buri province today (Monday). His helicopter first landed in a stadium, belonging...

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Crime News

10m meth pills seized in Thailand’s Maha Sarakham and Roi Et provinces

Thai police recently seized about 10 million methamphetamine tablets, arrested five suspects and confiscated three vehicles in two separate...

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Legal abortions to be available at 110 locations in Thailand from Oct 27th  

From October 27th, women in Thailand in their 12th to 20th weeks of pregnancy can get an abortion legally...

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Crime Highlight News

Man charged after attacking Thanathorn at book fair

A man with history of mental problems attacked Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the anti-establishment Progressive Movement, on Sunday at a...

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North, South Korea trade warning shots on maritime border

(AFP) – South Korea’s military fired warning shots at a North Korean ship before dawn on Monday, deeming the...

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UK’s Johnson ends bid for comeback as PM

(AFP) – Britain’s Boris Johnson on Sunday dramatically ended an audacious bid to return to power within weeks of...

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Search underway for Russian woman missing from Phuket hotel for 3 days

Thai police in Phuket Province are looking for a female Russian tourist, who has been missing from her hotel...

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Highlight News Thailand Floods

People in Sing Buri evacuate after river embankment fails

Hundreds of people in communities along Route 309, linking Sing Buri and Ang Thong provinces, were evacuated today (Sunday),...

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12-year-old boy praised for administering CPR to child saved from drowning

A 12-year-old boy was lauded by the chief of Bangkok’s Min Buri district, Sakchai Saisuk, for administering CPR, which...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Cannabis legalisation – what has gone wrong? – This Week with Thai PBS World (October 21st 2022)

Thailand’s liberalisation of cannabis was dealt a major setback last month, after the Bill was rejected for review. Many people...

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Highlight News

Three edicts issued to tighten controls on use of cannabis in food

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has issued three edicts concerning the use of cannabis and hemp, includingcannabidiol (CBD) and...

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Crime News

Abundance and low price of synthetic drugs pose real challenges in SE Asia

A substantial increase in the production of synthetic drugs, methamphetamine in particular, by organised crime syndicates in the Golden...

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News World

China’s Xi clinches third term, packs leadership with loyalists

BEIJING, Oct 23 (Reuters) – China’s Xi Jinping secured a precedent-breaking third leadership term on Sunday and introduced a...

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News

Situation following floods to return to normal in mid-November – ONWR

The situation following the floods in Thailand’s north-eastern, northern and central regions is expected to return to normal in...

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Crime News

Street racers warned of incarceration if they gather in a groups of 5 or more

Street car racers in Thailand are warned that they may face imprisonment and hefty fines if more than five...

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Myanmar Report

Myanmar – The faff after the FATF

The France based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) officially placed Myanmar on their Black List, saying that the post-coup...

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News World

China’s Xi further cements power as party congress closes

BEIJING, Oct 22 (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party wrapped up its twice-a-decade congress on Saturday, cementing Xi Jinping’s...

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UK’s Johnson, Sunak meet amid private battle for Tory leadership

(AFP) – Conservative rivals Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak held face-to-face talks late Saturday, reports said, as the feuding...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

“Tono’s Mekong swim” raises over 60 million baht

Thai actor Phakin Khamwilaisak, better known as “Tono”, has raised over 60 million baht with his charity swim across the...

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UK’s Truss says she is resigning as PM

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Liz Truss said on Thursday she was resigning as prime minister, brought down by...

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Thai PBS World Daily Video

Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (20th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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ASEAN News

Giant dome collapses in Indonesia mosque fire

(AFP) – The large dome of a grand mosque in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta collapsed after a major fire, without...

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News World

EU leaders fight for common ground on energy prices

(AFP) – EU leaders are set for tough talks on how to handle Europe’s energy shock Thursday, with capitals...

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Highlight News

Thai political activist Srisuwan’s assailant charged with assault

The man who allegedly physically attacked political activist Srisuwan Janya on Tuesday has been charged with premeditated assault, which...

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Engineers urgently working to restore power to Phuket International Airport

Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) engineers in Phuket are working hard to restore power to the island’s international airport, after...

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More shelters and jobs to be created for the homeless in Bangkok

More shelters are to be built for homeless people in Bangkok and more job opportunities will be made available...

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Poor air quality reported in 12 districts of Bangkok on Thursday

Air quality in some areas of 12 of Bangkok’s 50 districts today (Thursday) is below standard, with the amount...

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Chiang Mai struck by 4.1 magnitude earthquake Thursday morning

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai was struck by an earthquake of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, at...

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General News

“Tono” ready for Mekong charity swim despite brickbats

Despite mounting criticisms and concerns for his safety, Thai heartthrob Phakin “Tono” Khamwilaisak will on Saturday plunge into the...

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Thai PBS World Daily Video

Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (19th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Thai PBS World Daily Video

Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (18th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Business News

New rule for cash deposit machines from November 15th

From November 15th, people who want to deposit cash viacash deposit machines (CDMs) in Thailand will be required to...

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Thai PBS World Daily Video

Thai PBS World Daily – Your news roundup of the day (17th October 2022)

Thai PBS World Daily is here to provide you with a daily news roundup of the top stories in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand confirms two Omicron XBB cases, neither are serious

Two Omicron XBB cases have been found in Thailand, but both patients have already recovered, according to Dr. Supakit...

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Highlight News Politics

Opposition will ask EC to dissolve Bhumjaithai Party over its liberal cannabis policy

Opposition parties plan to ask Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) to dissolve the Bhumjaithai Party, for alleged violation of the...

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Thailand confirms 11th monkeypox case in Thai man returning from Qatar

A Thai man, who worked in a massage parlour in Qatar and returned to Thailand on Saturday, has been...

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Highlight News Politics

New Chart Pattana Kla party leader vows to return prosperity to Thailand

Newly-elected leader of the Chart Pattana Kla Party, Korn Chatikavanij, has vowed to overhaul the Thai economy and bureaucracy,...

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