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All temples to hold special prayer sessions to bless Princess Bajrakitiyabha

His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch has instructed all temples and monks across Thailand and abroad to hold special prayer...

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Politics

Thailand’s Election Commission allots free air time for party political broadcasts

The Election Commission (EC) has allocated free air time on state-run radio and television stations for political parties which...

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ASEAN Opinion

ASEAN-EU summit could have achieved more

During Wednesday’s press conference, at the end of a historic ASEAN-EU summit, Samdech Decho Hun Sen, Prime Minister of...

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Crime News

Police raid major online gambling operations in Bangkok and Chanthaburi

Police from Thailand’s Cyber Task Force (PCT) raided eight locations in Bangkok and the eastern province of Chanthaburi on...

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Opinion World

The most urgent mission for mankind

It is evident that only mankind can tackle any crisis that is a likely threat.  It was only four...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Potential fuel Lamphun’s forests spark concerns over increased risk of fires

Officials from the national park and related agencies in Thailand’s northern province of Lamphun have developed plans to prevent...

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Around Thailand Business Economy News Tourism

Phuket top tourism revenue earner for January through October

Phuket was the top earner of tourism revenue and the most visited province by tourists, except Bangkok, during the...

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Thailand’s Princess Bajrakitiyabha rushed to hospital

Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati fell unconscious yesterday evening, suffering heart related symptoms, as she was training...

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Crime Highlight News

DSI investigating money laundering activities allegedly connected to “Tuhao”

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has taken on the investigation of Chinese businessman Chaiyanat Kornchayanant, aka “Tuhao”, but...

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Business Highlight News

SEC asks public prosecutor to help get ฿2.3m fine from former THG chairman

The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked public prosecutors to sue Dr. Boon Vanasin, former...

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Around Thailand Crime News South Watch

Four members of security forces injured in two explosions in Yala

Four members of the Thai security forces were wounded in two separate bomb attacks by southern insurgents in Bannang...

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News World

It’s no joke: Across globe, satire morphs into misinformation

(AFP) – Is a US state considering a tax on breathing? Is celebrating goals forbidden during the Qatar World Cup...

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News World

Diplomats: UN blocks Myanmar military from taking UN seat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key U.N. committee has again blocked Myanmar’s military junta from taking the country’s seat...

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News World

Twitter suspends account tracking Elon Musk’s plane

(AFP) – A Twitter account that tracked flights of Elon Musk’s private jet was grounded on Wednesday despite the...

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ASEAN News

Hun Sen predicts Myanmar conflict may take 5 more years to resolve

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia has expressed doubts that the crisis in Myanmar would be resolved any time soon...

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Business Highlight News

NGV prices for all vehicles, except taxis, to rise by 1 baht from Friday

Thailand’s Energy Policy Committee has decided to increase the retail price of NGV for vehicles by 1 baht/kg, to...

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Crime Highlight News

Thai police break up major online gambling and World Cup betting network

The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police have arrested five people and seized valuables, cash and bank books in...

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News Tourism

Top things tourists like to do in Thailand

Eating Thai food, Thai massage and spa treatments, going to the beach and visiting historical sites are the most...

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Highlight News Politics

Former Democrat MP Nipit formally joins Palang Pracharath Party

Former Democrat MP Nipit Intarasombut was formally presented to the media today (Tuesday) as a new member of the...

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Crime Highlight News

Thai police admission exam cheaters face criminal association charges

Criminal association charges will be filed against those involved in cheating during the examination for admission to police academies...

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News World

Jin from BTS begins military service, marking end of an era

(AFP) – BTS star Jin starts his mandatory South Korean military duty on Tuesday, the band’s first member to...

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Around Thailand News

All-out effort to save the life of a sick elephant calf

Veterinarians have been trying to save the life of an elephant calf, thought to be suffering from a gastrointestinal...

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News World

French court to rule on 2016 Nice terror attack suspects

(AFP) – A French court will issue verdicts Tuesday for eight suspects charged in the harrowing 2016 terror attack...

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Opinion

UK’s new brand of diplomacy makes sense

Finally, the UK has formulated a foreign policy that is pragmatic and deliverable, rather than rhetorical to please Western...

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News Politics

Speculation grows over who will attend opening of Bhumjaithai’s renovated office

The Bhumjaithai Party will formally open its newly-renovated head office this Friday, but many are keener to see how...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

COVID monitoring centre in Korat to reopen as infections rise

The Nakhon Ratchasima provincial administration plans to reopen the COVID-19 monitoring centre next week, in the wake of a...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

“Women can be heroines and have the power to help others” – Apinya Tajit

For the past 18 years, Apinya Tajit has been at the forefront of her fight against human trafficking and...

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Around Thailand News

Man foraging in forest in Loei province killed by elephant

A villager was killed by an elephant and another escaped unhurt yesterday (Sunday) as they were foraging in a...

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ASEAN News

Bali governor says new Indonesia laws pose no risk to tourists

JAKARTA, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Visitors to Bali will not be put at risk by Indonesia’s newly ratified criminal...

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Highlight News South Watch

Seventeen ancient Buddhist temples in the Deep South to be renovated next year

The Thai Government has set aside 80 million baht for the renovation of seventeen 100-year-old Buddhist temples, in the...

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Highlight News Thailand Floods

Floods hit Narathiwat Province as more rain is forecast for the south

Seven districts of Thailand’s southernmost province of Narathiwat are flooded, as the Meteorological Department warns of more rain in...

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Highlight News Weather

Thailand to turn chilly for seven days from Tuesday

Warmer clothing may be needed for at least a week as most of Thailand will see the weather turn...

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Profiles

Mingkwan Saengsuwan: Marketing wizard conjures bid to become next prime minister

Mingkwan Saengsuwan, a marketing wizard turned politician, has made yet another important turn on his political journey, in what...

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News Space World

NASA capsule Orion splashes down after record-setting lunar voyage

(AFP) – NASA’s Orion space capsule splashed down safely in the Pacific on Sunday, completing the Artemis 1 mission...

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News World

Two killed in Peru as protests spread against new president

(AFP) – Protests against Peru’s new government turned deadly on Sunday, with two people killed as police clashed with...

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Highlight News Politics

Poll shows Pheu Thai Party stands best chance of forming next government

Opposition Pheu Thai is the party with the best chance offorming the next government, followed by the Move Forward...

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News Tourism

Deckchair operators want to expand business on Phuket’s Patong Beach

Operators of deckchair and umbrella concessions on Phuket’s Patong Beach are seeking permission from local authorities to double the...

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News World

Taiwan premier slams China over fresh import bans

(AFP) – Taiwan’s premier on Sunday accused China of violating international trade rules and “discriminating” against the island after...

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News World

China’s healthcare system put to the test as COVID curbs fade

BAODING, China, Dec 11 (Reuters) – When Li tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Baoding in northern China,...

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Crime News

25 tonnes of contaminated meat destroyed in Chon Buri Province

Thailand’s Livestock Development Department has destroyed 25 tonnes of meat and offal, seized from an illegal meat processing plant...

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News Tourism

Small hotels in Phuket are yet to benefit from tourism recovery

Although tourists are returning to Phuket in increasing numbers, compared to other provinces, many of the smaller hotels on...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai PM urged to find ways to prevent collapse of House meetings

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to meet with leaders of coalition parties to discuss...

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Myanmar Report

Seven students in Myanmar sentenced to death, no appeal granted

On November 30th, seven Dagon University students were sentenced to death by Myanmar’s administration. They were arrested in connection...

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Opinion

Biden should acknowledge Thailand’s role in capturing Viktor Bout

The US government has previously acknowledged the part Thailand played in getting arms dealer Viktor Bout before a US...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Thailand’s push for bio-circular-green economy – This Week with Thai PBS World (December 9th 2022)

Many countries have announced their commitment to promoting sustainability, including Thailand, which has announced its strategy called the “BCG”. BCG,...

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This Week with Thai PBS World Video

Who does Thailand want as the next PM? – This Week with Thai PBS World (December 2nd 2022)

Thailand is expected to hold its next general election in May 2023. With a limit on how long Prayut...

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Meet the food waste fighters

Climate change has impacted every life on earth, whether it be rising sea levels, heat waves, severe storms or...

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News World

Australia imposes sanctions on Iran, Russia over human rights violations

SYDNEY, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Australia’s foreign minister said on Saturday the government would place targeted sanctions on Russia...

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News World

U.S. imposes sanctions over rights abuses, targets China and Russia

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on dozens of people and entities over...

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Crime News

19 raids on Chinese “grey” businesses in Chiang Mai on Friday

Thai police raided 19 locations, including several foundations, in Chiang Mai today (Friday), which are suspected of being linked...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai PM vows not to tolerate corruption in government bureaucracy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Friday) that he has never been involved in corruption throughout his career in...

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Crime Highlight News

Thai officials seize property worth 3 billion baht linked to Chinese businessman “Tuhao”

Anti-narcotics officials in Samut Prakan seized about 3 billion baht in property today (Friday), allegedly belonging to Chinese businessman...

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News World

17 going on 16: South Koreans to get younger on paper

(AFP) – Where in the world can you shave a year or two off your age? South Korea —...

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Business Highlight News

Thai private sector seeks freeze on electricity prices from January to April

The private sector will formally ask the government to peg the electricity rate at 4.72 baht per unit from...

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Thai sports authority denies breaching “Must Carry” rule for World Cup broadcasts

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has denied an allegation, made by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC),...

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News World

Quiet streets, cautious firms signal China’s slow exit from zero-COVID

BEIJING, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Judging by Friday’s quiet streets in the heart of China’s capital and city eateries...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

High minimum wage: Devil is in the details

Morally, it’s undisputed. Economically, it’s questionable. Politically, it’s a no-no. All of them, of course, come with a big...

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ASEAN News

US to downgrade relations with Myanmar, VOA reports

The United States will downgrade its diplomatic relations with Myanmar upon the departure of its current ambassador, VOA Burmese...

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Crime News

Gold shop-owner foils robbery, killing one, injuring another in Tak Province

An alleged robber was shot dead and one of his accompliceswas injured when four men tried to rob a...

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Highlight News

Thai PM urged to reconsider decriminalisation of cannabis

A rift between two coalition parties, Democrat and Bhumjaithai, widened when a group of Democrat MPs called on Prime...

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Highlight News

Regulator demands return of ฿600m for breach of “Must Carry” rule on World Cup broadcasts

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand’s broadcast and communications regulator, has demanded the return of 600 million...

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Thailand to host international AIDS conference in Chiang Mai next week

Thailand is preparing to host an international conference on AIDS, between December 13th and 16th in Chiang Mai. Dr....

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ASEAN News

Indonesia sex laws ‘nail in coffin’ for LGBTQ rights

(AFP) – Indonesia’s legislation banning sex outside marriage represents a major new threat to the LGBTQ community’s rights in...

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Crime News

15 drug smugglers killed near Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Mai

Thai security forces shot and killed 15 hill tribesmen and seized an unspecified quantity of illegal narcotics as they...

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News South Watch

Public urged to report suspicious people or activities in Thailand’s Deep South

Members of the public in Thailand’s Deep South have been asked to be vigilant in looking out for suspicious...

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News World

Germany foils far-right plot to install Prince Heinrich XIII in coup

BERLIN, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Germany on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that the...

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Highlight News Politics

Palang Pracharath members oppose Mingkwan as next prime minister

Two key members of Palang Pracharath, the core government party, have voiced disagreement with the suggested nomination of Mingkwan...

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ASEAN News

ASEAN-Korea celebrate 10 years of connectivity dialogue

Strengthening ASEAN-Korea relations is one of Korea’s top foreign policies priorities, as South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol recently unveiled...

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Crime Highlight News

Thai police arrest 48 Rohingya on bus in Ratchaburi Province

Highway police intercepted a bus in Pak Tho district of Ratchaburi Province today (Wednesday) and found 48 undocumented Rohingya...

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General Highlight News

BTS train fares to increase 1-3 baht on January 1st

Commuters using the Bangkok Mass Transit (BTS) train service on the Sukhumvit and Silom routes will be charged an...

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News World

Fresh clashes in south China as authorities warn of ‘crackdown’

(AFP) – Fresh clashes have broken out between police and protesters in a southern Chinese city, part of a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand has its first case of Deltacron, patient has recovered

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has detected the country’s first infection of the COVID-19 Omicron XBC variant, or Deltacron....

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Crime News

Four killed and dozens injured in bus accident in Tak Province

Three migrant workers from Myanmar and a Thai bus driver were killed and about 40 others injured when their...

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Business News

Stock market trades in Thailand to be taxed

The Thai cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to revoke a law, which has been in force for more than three...

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Uncategorized

Substandard durian on sale in China not imported from Thailand

Durian, reported to be on sale in some Chinese cities, were not exported from Thailand, but are substandard produce...

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Crime Highlight News

Police seize ฿400m in assets from group of Chinese businessmen

Thai police impounded three luxury houses, a penthouse and ten luxury cars today (Tuesday), with a combined value of...

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Around Thailand General News

Pig movement in Chiang Mai halted to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

Pig farmers in Doi Saket district of Chiang Mai Province have been ordered, by livestock development officials, not to...

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Highlight News Politics

Progressive movement hopes for endorsement of Bill to decentralise power

Thailand’s Progressive Movement has expressed hope that its draft Bill, to amend Section 147 of the Constitution and decentralise...

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Around Thailand News

More ancient cave paintings found in Ubon Ratchathani

Thailand’s Fine Arts Department has announced the discovery of 14 ancient cave paintings in Sirindhorn district of the north-eastern...

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News World

China moves to curb rare, nationwide protests

(AFP) – Chinese security forces on Monday filled the streets of Beijing and Shanghai following online calls for another night...

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Highlight News Politics

Ratsadon leaders acquitted over protest at Democracy Monument in 2020

The Dusit District Court in Bangkok acquitted six anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders yesterday (Monday) of defying the Emergency Decree...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai PM says cabinet reshuffle before New Year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has indicated that he might order a minor cabinet reshuffle before the New Year. The...

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News World

Prime Minister Sunak says UK’s ‘golden era’ with China is over

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Monday that the so-called “golden era” of...

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Business News

Thailand’s start-up ecosystem not-so-glorious due to economic challenges

Thailand’s start-up sector may not be so booming due to the ongoing global economic challenges, while many early-stage start-ups...

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Crime News

Baby rescued after being dumped on garbage heap in Chon Buri

A new-born baby has been rescued after being found dumped by a heap of garbage in front of a...

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News World

Blank sheets of paper become symbol of defiance in China protests

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese protesters have turned to blank sheets of paper to express their anger over...

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News Tourism

First cruise ship in three years docks at Samui Island

People on Samui Island extended a warm welcome to 600 passengers and 400 crew today (Sunday), from the first...

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Business Highlight News

Thai government ends popular co-payment stimulus measure

There is no need for the government to roll out another phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, because the...

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Undersea survey at Khao Lak prior to developing submarine Learning Park

Divers from the Marine and Coastal Resources Department and the Third Fleet of the Royal Thai Navy conducted an...

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ASEAN Opinion South Watch

Anwar’s view on conflict in southern Thailand

One question that has arisen almost right after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was appointed Malaysia’s prime minister last week...

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News World

Shanghai hit by COVID protests as anger spreads across China

SHANGHAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests simmered in Shanghai early on Sunday, as residents in several Chinese cities, many...

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News World

Brazil school shooting toll rises to four after teacher death

(AFP) – The death toll from a twin school shooting in Brazil rose to four on Saturday after a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Free COVID vaccination resumes Dec 17th at the Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok

The Institute of Dermatology will resume providing free COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the public on December 17th, as...

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ASEAN Opinion

OPINION – Malaysia under PM Anwar: the challenges of a multi-racial society

First, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim must be congratulated for being the 10th leader of Malaysia since independence. His patience...

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Highlight News

Court orders SBN to stop showing World Cup via AIS Playbox service

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property Court has ordered Super Broadband Network (SBN) to cease streaming World Cup 2022 football matches...

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News World

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at hazmat-suited...

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General News

Prison inmates in Thailand can watch World Cup matches, but only up to 9pm

Thai inmates may watch World Cup 2022 football matches up to 9pm, but without gambling or quarrelling, according to...

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Crime News

Over 130 cars sold illegally by “car for cash” dealer seized by police

Crime Suppression Division police have impounded more than 130 cars, which had been pawned by their owners at a...

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News World

China reports third consecutive daily record for new COVID cases

BEIJING, Nov 26 (Reuters) – China reported 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on Nov. 25, of which 3,474 were symptomatic...

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