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181 people over 60 among COVID-19 deaths in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand recorded 15,942 new COVID-19 cases and 257 more deaths today (Saturday), including 181 who were over 60 years...

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Dissident Pheu Thai MP abstains from censure vote against five ministers

Renegade Pheu Thai MP Sarunvuth Sarunkate, of Thailand’s northern province of Uttaradit, admitted today (Saturday) that he defied the...

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Police block protesters from rallying in front of Bangkok’s Lumpini Park

Police used shipping containers and razor wire, supported by two water cannons, to block Wireless Road at the Ploenchit...

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China’s Embassy in Bangkok defends Sinovac vaccine

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement, accusing some individuals and organizations in Thailand of attempting to...

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Thai PM Prayut wins confidence vote despite political dissension

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five of his Cabinet members today comfortably won a vote of confidence from the...

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PM vows to spend rest of year rebuilding the Thai economy and the country

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha has refuted the Opposition’s claim that his government should be held accountable for all...

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House Speaker orders probe into bribery allegation ahead of no confidence vote

Thailand’s House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered a formal investigation into the allegation, made by Pheu Thai MP Visarn...

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Thailand to start collecting tax from foreign tech firms

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will start collecting value added tax (VAT) from foreign technology companies and expects to raise...

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When you are truly yourself, you will feel so much better – Shannon Kalayanamitr

“I think one of the biggest things I’ve learnt is being able to accept who I am, understanding myself,...

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U.S. strikes at Islamic State militants in Kabul as withdrawal nears end

(Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike killed a suicide car bomber who Pentagon officials said was preparing to strike...

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Nothing is too hard to achieve – Sudaporn Seesondee

“I’m happy that I got the bronze medal, and I’m still very excited about it because it feels like...

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20,571 new COVID-19 cases, 23,159 recoveries in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand reported 20,571 new COVID-19 cases and 261 more deaths today (Saturday), while 23,159 more patients have recovered, according...

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Malaysian PM sworn in as scandal-hit party reclaims leadership

A new Malaysian leader was sworn in Saturday following the previous government’s collapse, reclaiming the premiership for his scandal-mired party...

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Confiscated methamphetamine machine used for Fah Talai Jone pill production

The Thai Justice ministry has modified a tablet press, confiscated from an illicit drug manufacturing network, to produce Fah...

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House passes Thailand’s 37.6 billion baht public health budget in its second reading

Thailand’s House of Representatives passed the Public Health Ministry’s (MoPH) 37.6 billion baht budget for the 2022 fiscal year,...

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Outcry over reported removal of Suchat Sawatsri as a Thai national artist

The Thai Writers Association, several prominent writers, politicians and academics have voiced opposition to the reported decision by the...

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Don’t just dream, do it – Panipak “Tennis” Wongpattanakit

“In my childhood dreams, I never thought of being part of the Thai national team or winning a gold...

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Thai police consider filing charges against parents of young protesters

Police are considering taking legal action against the parents of young protesters who vandalised public property during recent protests...

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Reusable PPE suits to reduce plastic waste in Thailand

One of the essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic is the PPE suit. Since most PPE suits are disposable, they...

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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket
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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Police are holding a man in custody for questioning in connection with the death of a Swiss tourist, who...

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Rubber bullets fired at protesters in Bangkok after teargas fails to break up the protests

Police fired rubber bullets at anti-government protesters at Din Daeng intersection in Bangkok, after they refused to disperse. Before...

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Bangkok protesters head from Democracy Monument to PM’s residence

Outnumbered by police, anti-government protesters, who had converged at the Democracy Monument before 1pm for a planned march to...

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Daily COVID-19 death toll soars to new high of 212 on Saturday

The COVID-19 death toll today (Saturday) rose above 200 for the first time since April 1st, logging 212 fatalities,...

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ASEAN to hold international donor conference on Myanmar

Asean is planning to hold an international donor conference on humanitarian aid for Myanmar, which is suffering from an...

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Phuket, dead Swiss tourist, candlelight vigil
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Candle-lit ceremony held on Phuket in remembrance of dead Swiss tourist

Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew led a group of provincial employees, hotel representatives and residents of Phuket on Friday night,...

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Thai Police ready for anti-government protesters this afternoon

Shipping containers and razor wire are forming a protective wall around the inner areas of Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok,...

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Record 670,834 vaccinations given on August 5th in Thailand

A total of 670,834 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Thailand on Thursday, which is the most given...

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Thailand falls to bottom of Nikkei Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Index

Thailand has been ranked bottom of a list of over 120 countries on Nikkei Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Index, with...

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Actions speak louder than words – Nitcharee Peneakchanasak

“If I still feel sorry about the train accident, I would still be at home, and I won’t get...

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Classmates of Thai PM’s daughters want her to ask her father to resign

Former classmates, who studied at the Faculty of Communication Arts of Chulalongkorn University with, both twin daughters of Prime...

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“Sai Mai Will Survive” volunteers to help COVID-19 patients in the district

As Thailand’s medical system struggles under a surge of COVID-19 cases, ordinary people are helping to plug the gaps,...

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Couriers working with limited space are important actors in global logistics for vaccines

On Friday morning, Thailand received the first batch of 1.5 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine donated by the...

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Doctor suggests prayer as she describes the desperate situation at Ban Paew Hospital

“At this moment when science, medicine and medical treatment are not easily accessible, we will have to rely on...

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UK to donate 415,000 AstraZeneca doses to Thailand, delivery expected in early August

The United Kingdom will donate 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, which are expected to arrive...

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Thailand’s industry minister assures sufficient medical oxygen for domestic demand

Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit gave an assurance today (Monday) that there is enough medical oxygen to meet domestic demand...

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New COVID-19 infections rise to 15,376 with 87 deaths in Thailand on Monday

COVID-19 infections increased by 15,376 today (Monday), as 87 more patients died, including 5 who died at home and...

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CCSA to consider allowing eateries in malls and department stores to provide take-away and delivery services

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will be asked to ease restrictions on eateries in shopping malls and...

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Home isolation volunteers hope to help the country survive the COVID-19 crisis

Thailand has begun to place asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in home isolation, to free up hospital beds for those in...

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Growing need for help as the COVID-19 new infected rate is climbing

Tone used to come and go between Thailand and Myanmar. He is a documented worker with a passport and...

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14,260 new COVID-19 infections, 119 more deaths in Thailand on Saturday

New COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours (Saturday) dropped slightly to 14,260, from yesterday’s 14,575, while the death...

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Poultry plant in Thailand’s Phetchabun closed after 1,600 workers infected with COVID-19

A frozen poultry processing factory in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun has been closed down after more than 1,600,...

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Thailand Shifts Strategies, Joins COVAX, Strengthens Public Health to Battle Covid-19

With funding from the European Union (EU) and new strategies, Thailand hopes toget infections and mortality rates from the...

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13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19
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13.35% of people in Bangkok’s 40 most crowded communities have COVID-19

5,086 of 31,518 people in 40 of Bangkok’s most crowded communities, who were given rapid antigen tests by members...

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Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19
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Man found dead near Bangkok’s Victory Monument tests positive for COVID-19

An 80-year man was found dead near the Victory Monument in Bangkok this morning (Saturday) and an initial examination,...

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2.3 million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be delivered to Thailand next week

AstraZeneca (AZ) Thailand will deliver another batch of 2.3 million doses of its viral vector vaccine to the Ministry...

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Students and Teachers Struggle with Online Learning

Every day, these children gather and hang out together at this spot several kilometers from their village. With smartphones...

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Thai health officers travel by boat to COVID-19 patients in remote communities

These two health workers are zipping up their PPE suits, putting on masks and face shields and slowly climbing...

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Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident
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Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident

Two people were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri...

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Listen to yourself and what you really want to do – Jareerat Petchsom

“When I went back home, and I walked along the beach, the beach was changing. Before it used to...

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State-run banks to suspend services at branches in 13 ‘Dark Red’ provinces

Branch offices of state-owned banks, which are located in malls or department stores in the 13 “Dark Red” provinces,...

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Domestic flights into and out of ‘Dark Red’ zones suspended from Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has been instructed by the Transport Ministry to suspend all domestic flights into...

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New record COVID-19 infections each day as Thailand’s cases reach 11,784 on Monday

Thailand’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has risen continuously over the past week, with records being broken each day since...

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50 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine, more Moderna expected to be purchased

50 million more doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and an unspecified amount of Moderna vaccine are likely to be...

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Thai Traditional medication relieves mild COVID-19 symptoms

Fah Talai Jone is a well-known medicinal plant in Thailand. The leaves are traditionally used to make an exceedingly...

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Grocery trucks from monks to the elderly in Lampang

In Thai society, monks play a vital role as the anchors of faith and spirituality for many people. So, when...

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Excitement and worries, Samui’s roller-coaster journey

Samui opened again to foreign arrivals this week, using a tourism model that is a little different from the...

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Thailand’s largest fruit and veg market placed under tighter controls

“Talad Thai”, Thailand’s largest fruit and vegetable market, in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Pathum Thani, has been declared a...

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Thailand’s daily COVID-19 cases reach new high of 9,692 on Friday

Thailand recorded 9,692 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, which is the highest daily count since the...

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‘School Isolation’ becomes norm as boarding schools ordered to be sealed

As home and community isolation take on added significance as COVID-19 infections keep rising, with Bangkok and some other...

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The good and the bad of COVID-19 pandemic for the hospitality industry in Chonburi

The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has brought great challenges to the business sector and people alike. In this report, we...

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Mounting COVID-19 deaths in Thailand drive crematories to verge of failure

With many COVID-19 related deaths reported over the past few weeks, one may wonder if temples or cemeteries have...

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Three more Phuket “sandbox” tourists found infected with COVID-19

Three more foreign tourists, who arrived on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket under its “sandbox” scheme, have been infected...

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“Car mob” protesters rally in Bangkok to demand PM’s removal

The “car mob” protesters, led by political activist Sombat Boonngarm-anong, rallied in different parts of Bangkok this afternoon (Saturday),...

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Thailand’s COVID-19 deaths rise by 91 on Saturday, with 9,326 new infections

The death toll in the past 24 hours from COVID-19 soared to a record high of 91 as Thailand...

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Royal Gazette announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

All the restrictive measures announced by the country’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday, in an attempt...

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Troops swift to block routes out of Bangkok ahead new lockdown on Monday

To make sure that people do not flee Bangkok for other provinces, ahead of the enforcement of the new...

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Bus services on all southern routes in Thailand suspended until July 25th

Thailand’s state-run Transport Company has suspended operations on all southern bus routes, from 11pm tonight (Saturday) until July 25th,...

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Complaint filed against Bangkok beauty pageant after contestants and officials found with COVID-19

Huai Khwang district office in Bangkok has lodged a complaint with Makkasan police, accusing the organiser of the “Miss...

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Thai Medical Council supports free mRNA vaccination for all Thais

The Thai Medical Council is urging the public and private sectors to procure sufficient effective COVID-19 vaccines as quickly...

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Samut Prakan’s city planning allows residential areas expanded close to the factory

The fire at a chemical factory in Samut Prakan province raises a lot of questions about city planning, and...

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Thai borders to open up after mass vaccinations

After the mass vaccination rollout, governments and the public are looking forward to the reopening of borders, just like...

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LGBTQ Friendly Monastery

Thailand is one of the LGBTQ friendliest countries in the world. Members of the LGBTQ community can do well...

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Rainbow Capitalism: Does it hurt or help the LGTBQ+ movement?

Every June, gay people across the globe celebrate Pride month to honor, recall and rejoice over LGTBQ activists, whose...

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Tourist-reliant boat operators less optimistic of success in country’s reopening

Locals working for tourism-related businesses on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket, most of them fully vaccinated against COVID-19, have...

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What do locals think about the Phuket “sandbox” plan?

The highly-anticipated Phuket “sandbox” scheme, under which fully vaccinated foreign tourists can visit the resort island, starts today (July...

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Home isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients waiting for hospital beds

Thailand’s Medical Services Department is to issue advisories for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, on how to take care of themselves...

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Bangkok announces partial lockdown from Monday

In line with the decision of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), regarding measures to contain the spread...

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3,995 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, more clusters found in seven provinces

Thailand recorded 3,995 new COVID-19 cases and 42 more deaths today (Sunday), as 10,000 military police, health and city...

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July will be a critical month for the Thai health system – Rural Doctor Society

Next month will be critical for the Thai health system, because hospitals will be overwhelmed and there won’t be...

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Partial lockdown in and around Bangkok and southern provinces of Thailand from Monday

The Royal Gazette website published the CCSA’s new COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday, which will be enforced in Bangkok, Nakhon...

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Two protest groups rally to demand Thai PM’s resignation

Two groups of protesters gathered, as they said they would, near Government House in Bangkok late Saturday afternoon, to...

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Thailand records 4,161 new COVID-19 cases, 51 deaths on Saturday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with no sign of slowing, as 4,161 new cases were recorded today...

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Buri Ram imposes 14-day anti-COVID-19 quarantine on all arrivals from Bangkok

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram has taken preventives measure in preparation for the possible arrival of workers from...

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Troops to monitor construction worker housing in Bangkok for lockdown month

Army personnel will be deployed at construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and its vicinities, to make sure that...

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Suspect in Thursday’s shootings in Bangkok to be held in custody for 12 days

The suspect in Thursday’s shooting spree in and around Bangkok is in custody and will be held for at...

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Medical investigators say 42 post-inoculation fatalities not linked to COVID-19 vaccines

Investigations by medical specialists into the deaths of 103 people, who died after they had been inoculated with COVID-19...

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Thai protest groups vow to rally again on Saturday to demand the removal of PM

Two anti-government protest groups have vowed to resume their rally at Government House in Bangkok tomorrow (Saturday), after they...

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Thais in the US uncertain of COVID-19 situation despite mass inoculation

Around this time last year, the United States faced a gravely serious COVID-19 situation. Over twenty thousand new cases...

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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess...

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Anti-establishment protesters commemorate change to constitutional monarchy on Thursday

Thai anti-establishment protesters, including “Ratsadon” and affiliated groups, gathered at the Democracy Monument early on Thursday, to commemorate the...

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“Phuket Sandbox”, the determination to have a better livelihood on a tourist island

The governor of Phuket, Narong Woonsiew, told Thai PBS World, when we asked whether he feels the pressure of...

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province
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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in...

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Thai Interior Ministry U-turns on special vaccine quota for ThaiBev’s employees

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has made an abrupt U-turn over its decision to grant privileged COVID-19 vaccination access to...

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Opposition dealt a blow as Thai parliament’s legal advisory committee rejects key draft charter amendment

The attempt by Thailand’s opposition parties to craft a new Constitution, through the establishment of a Constitution Drafting Assembly...

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420,000 more vaccine doses allocated to Bangkok, postponed appointments prioritised

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been allocated 420,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, in addition to about 500,000 doses...

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Halal food for COVID-19 sufferers in Bangkok – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th June 2021]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups and organizations volunteered to provide food and beverages to people suffering from economic...

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Thai Boy Love marks territory in Mainland China – Thai PBS World Tonight [14th June 2021]

A decade ago Boy Love novels were considered taboo, a fictional story that involved 2 male characters in a...

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Around Thailand General News

Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food...

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