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3 red-shirt leaders ordered to pay 19.3 million baht compensation for damage caused during 2010 protests

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan and two former red-shirt leaders, Natthawut Saikua and Arisman...

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Most young Thais favour Future Forward party – Super Poll

Most younger generation Thai people favour the Future Forward party, while older Thais prefer the Palang Pracharat party, especially...

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Business General Highlight News

Lending guidelines planned to reduce Thailand’s household debt

Thailand’s commercial banks have recently agreed, in principle, with the Bank of Thailand to set lending guidelines by limiting...

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Hong Kong police arrest 29 as city returns to violence, further protests planned

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police on Sunday said they arrested 29 people after clashes overnight in which...

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Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data showed Saturday, as thousands of...

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China warns U.S. to stop ‘wrong’ trade actions or face consequences

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion...

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Gold worth 60 million baht stolen from shop in Songkhla

Five people, dressed in para military uniforms and armed with assault rifles, robbed a gold shop in the downtown...

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Highlight News Politics

Ombudsman to rule on the matter of PM’s incomplete oath next Tuesday

The Ombudsman is expected to rule next Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha breached the Constitution by failing...

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‘Tailor made’ welfare system may replace ‘one size fits all’

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is considering an overhaul of the current ‘one size fits all’ state welfare system, replacing it...

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Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protest petrol bombs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial...

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UK government asked to return conservation award for demolition of former embassy building

The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) has decided to recall the Award for Outstanding Conservation of Architectural Arts from...

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As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro...

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Hong Kong protesters join in ‘Baltic Chain’ link of hands

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined peaceful “Baltic Chain” links of hands on Friday,...

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Justice Minister Somsak says he won’t resign as an MP

In apparent defiance of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin announced Friday that he would not...

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General News

Transport Ministry and SRT to pay Hopewell 12 billion baht compensation

Thailand’s Transport Ministry and the State Railways of Thailand (SRT) have lost their appeal against the Supreme Administrative Court’s...

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Renewed calls for stricter control of illegal fishing equipment

A network of fishermen’s groups, in Thailand’s southern province of Trang, has renewed its call for authorities to control...

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Thailand to play China in 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship semi-final

South Korea beat Thailand 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21) in the 2nd round of the 2019 Asian Women’s Volleyball...

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General News

Cat impaled on fence rescued – man offers to pay its medical costs

Rescue workers were this morning (Friday) called to a house in Muang district of Thailand’s northern province of Lampang...

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600 monkeys in Hua Hin to be sterilized to control population

Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has launched a program to sterilize 600 long-tailed macaque monkeys in...

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Thailand and challenges ahead

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General Highlight News

Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province...

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Floating trash collectors to be used in 13 coastal provinces

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has recently received 20 floating trash collectors from a private company to...

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LGBT campaign loses fight in parliament for House panel on gender diversity

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a motion from a Future Forward MP to set up an...

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Election Day News Politics

10 billionaires to the poorest among Thailand’s 500 MPs

There are 10 rich MPs, who have over one billion baht in assets each, while the poorest MP has...

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General News

All sharks should be protected – Thon Thamrongnawasawat

All shark species should be listed as protected marine animals to protect them from being hunted for commercial purposes,...

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Election Day News Politics

Pheu Thai backs down over probe of 3 MPs for welcoming PM to Surin province

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has backed down over a plan to investigate three of its MPs, for the...

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General News

Environment Ministry considers quicker ban on 4 plastic products in Thailand

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering bringing forward, by 1-2 years, the imposition of a complete...

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Highlights of the week

Commentary: Divide disrupts Thailand’s shot for political integrity

Two related incidents over the past few days can tell how far the country has come in its attempt...

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News World

China detains employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China’s border city...

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Exclusive interview with Joshua Wong on the effect of protest toward Hong Kong’s economic situation

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3kg of plastic found in dead wild deer

Ms. Chananya Kanchanasaka, a veterinarian at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, posted on her Facebook...

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13 rescued Great Danes now under royal care of His Majesty the King

His Majesty the King sent a royal aide to collect 13 rescued Great Dane dogs from the Department of...

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Seripisut demands the resignation of House and Senate speakers

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Seripisut Temiyavet is pressing for the resignations of House Speaker Chuan Leekpai and Senate...

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Rice Committee endorses rice price guarantee scheme

Thailand’s Rice Policy and Management Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved a rice price guarantee scheme...

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New Economics Party remains in the Opposition, but it may take its own position on some issues

The New Economics Party is still aligned with the Opposition but it may, when necessary, take an independent position,...

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Lamphun monks use portable kitchen cabinets for alms to reduce plastic bags

About 20 years ago, long before plastic waste became recognized as a global problem, monks at Wat Pa Book,...

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General Highlight News

Welfare card holders flock to ATMs for their 500-baht cash handouts

Many state-run Krung Thai Bank ATMs in Thailand’s northeastern provinces ran out of 500-baht and 100-baht banknotes after Pracharat...

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Hakka-Licious – A Bowl of Sub-Culture

By Ohhappybear There is something about people on the fringes that always intrigues me. We have lived, for too...

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Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit...

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General News

Bang Saen set for major make-over to become a town for the elderly

Thailand’s Bang Saen seaside town, on the eastern coast near Bangkok, will undergo a major make-over to accommodate an...

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Eight injured by bombs in Yala

At least eight civilians were injured in a spate of explosions targeting power poles and an ATM in several...

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General News

‘I don’t recommend you do this’: Thailand’s stealthy snake wrangler

BANGKOK (Reuters) – In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the...

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Hong Kong Protests 11th weekend

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Election Day News Politics

Cabinet rewards defectors and failed MP candidates with political posts

The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to reward 17 MPs, who defected from the parties they represented when elected, or...

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General News

Traffic police cannot confiscate driver’s license under a new traffic law in effect from Sept 20th

Effective from 20th September, traffic police have no authority to confiscate the driving license of the driver of an automobile...

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TAT wants night-life establishments to close at 4 am to promote tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to extend the closing...

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General News

Suspected thief says he stole railway pins and steel plates to get cash

Mr. Sompong Klaikloeng , the man arrested by Phetchaburi provincial police for allegedly stealing railway pins and steel plates,...

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Opposition New Economics Party in peril as some MPs defect to government

Some MPs from the opposition New Economics Party will defect to the government camp, Mr. Niyom Wiwatthanaditthakul, the party...

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General News

Italian-Thai boss Premchai given six month prison term without suspension

Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was sentenced to six months in prison, without suspension, by the Criminal Court this morning...

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Police find stolen railway pins and steel plates at scrap dealer in Phetchaburi following train derailment

Police raided a scrap dealer in Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province Monday night after a south-bound train was derailed...

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DSI wraps up probe into Akara gold mining, new legal violations found

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has completed its extended investigation into the operations of Akara Resources Public Company,...

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News World

Hong Kong leader says she hopes peaceful protest was a turning point

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest...

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Business News Politics

Ex-finance minister Korn disagrees with using taxpayers’ money to rescue debt-ridden THAI

Former Finance Minister and Democrat list MP Korn Chatikavanich has voiced his concern over the financial crisis facing Thai...

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Prayut in trouble over oath-taking controversy

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Palang Pracharat apologizes for conduct of its Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha  

Palang Pracharat party deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonchana has apologised to the public over the conduct of one of the...

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PM says he is like a cotton fruit which tastes better when crushed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced to his well-wishers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram that he would definitely...

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General Highlight News

Environment Ministry aims to increase dugong numbers by 50% in 10 years

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment aims to increase the population of dugong in Thailand’s waters by 50%,...

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Business General News

Thailand’s second quarter growth rate lowest in 19 quarters

Thailand’s economic growth rate for the second quarter of this year registered at 2.3%, compared to 2.8% for the...

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Business General News

THAI struggling with huge debt, executives asked to take voluntarily pay cut

Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier, appears to be in a deep financial crisis and may have to...

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Food and Travel

A Truely Awesome Esan Meal

By Ohhappybear Before Bangkok has become a haven for ‘street food’ as we’re now touted to be, we have...

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General

Dugong Mariam’s embalmed remains to be exhibited at Phuket Aquarium

The remains of baby dugong Mariam will be placed on display at the Phuket Aquarium after being embalmed at...

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News World

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

“Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a...

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News World

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of...

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Uncategorized World

Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling...

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Election Day News Politics

Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll

The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according...

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General News

Transport minister orders probe into fatal road tragedy in Sa Kaew province

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered an investigation into a fatal road accident, which occurred early Sunday morning on...

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General News

Government to provide more health benefits for Gold Card holders

The government has not cut the budget for the Gold Card universal health program, but has increased health benefits...

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News World

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show...

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General News

Calls for stricter control or a ban on use of single-use plastic bags

The death of baby dugong Mariam, which is being blamed on plastic found blocking her digestive system, has renewed...

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World

Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of Hong Kongers including many teachers took part in more anti-government rallies on Saturday,...

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General Highlight News

Baby dugong Mariam is dead

Mariam, the orphaned baby dugong and darling of many netizens in Thailand for her much-publicized four month struggle to...

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Business News World

Hong Kong standoff takes a toll on Thai economy

The political standoff in Hong Kong is not only fueling fears that Hong Kong may be heading for recession,...

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Major rally in Hong Kong after airport disruption

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PM says he is not afraid to confront the Opposition in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Friday) that he is not afraid of facing the Opposition in parliament and...

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Business Highlight News Politics

PM assures the public that stimulus budget will be spent effectively

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given assurance that his government is not overspending by disbursing 310 billion baht as...

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Business News Politics

Dr. Somkid to head special team to reverse Thailand’s economic slowdown

The economic cabinet on Friday agreed to set up a special panel, expected to be led by Deputy Prime...

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General News

Farmers are reluctant to stop using toxic weed killers

The government’s plan to phase out three chemical weed killers, paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, which are widely used by...

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News World

French ‘spiderman’ climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to...

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Cabinet to consider Finance Ministry’s new economic stimulus package

The economic cabinet is due to consider the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package, aimed at stimulating consumption and investment,...

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General News

Prolonged protests may affect exports of Thai Hom Mali rice to Hong Kong

Worried Thai rice exporters are closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, fearing that the protests by pro-democracy demonstrators...

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Hong Kong protest into 10th week

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General News

Major cloud seeding operations to commence today

The Department of Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation (DRAA), in coordination with the Air Force and the Army, will launch...

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Election Day News Politics

Opposition to submit censure debate motion to House Speaker today

The seven-party parliamentary opposition will submit a motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Friday) seeking a censure debate...

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World

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it...

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Highlights of the week

How Prayut should take note of Hong Kong crisis

The similarities and differences between the seizures of the Hong Kong and Suvarnabhumi airports by anti-government protesters must have...

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Business News

GPF signs Collaborative Engagement Declaration with 32 institutional investors

Thailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF) has joined 32 securities companies in declaring an ESG (environmental, social, governance) Collaborative Engagement...

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Senior NACC official faulted for omitting 227m baht from asset declaration

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has faulted one of its senior officials for concealing his and his wife’s assets worth...

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General News

BEM rules out lower expressway tolls as proposed by Transport Minister

Bangkok Expressways & Metro Public Company has ruled out a proposal by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob for expressway tolls...

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THAI reschedules flights to Japan due to Typhoon Krosa

Flt. Lt. Pratana Patanasiri, Vice President of aviation safety, security & standards at Thai Airways International, says that Japan’s...

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News World

In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on...

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Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking WWII

Japan’s new emperor spoke Thursday of “deep remorse” over the country’s wartime past in his first speech to commemorate...

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General News

PM suggests cabinet members read ‘Blue Ocean Shift’

Government’s spokesperson, Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha suggested members of his cabinet and...

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Gen Prawit and his political role

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at demonstrators

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside a...

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China slams HK airport protesters as ‘terrorist-like’

China reacted furiously Wednesday to “terrorist-like” attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters during a second day of mass...

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General News

1 year free visa for Chinese and Indian tourists to be proposed to cabinet

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose, to the economic cabinet meeting on Friday, a waiver of visa...

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News Politics

Warrants out for arrest of 4 more bombing and arson suspects

The Criminal Court has issued warrants for the arrests of four more individuals wanted by the police for suspected...

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General News

Army cancels Loy Krathong sky lantern world record attempt in Chiang Mai

The military in Chiang Mai has ordered the cancellation of a major sky lantern event planned for the Loy...

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24 red-shirt leaders and members acquitted of terrorism charges

Twenty-four former members of the red-shirt movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), including several core...

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General Highlight News

Air quality in southernmost part of Thailand improving

Air quality in nine southern provinces has improved, with the amount of PM2.5 fine dust particles dropping to between...

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