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Tropical storm Mun helps replenish Thailand’s parched reservoirs

Tropical storm Mun has already made landfall in Vietnam and will eventually downgrade to a depression and then to...

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Business News

Commerce Ministry confident of 3 percent export growth for 2019

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is confident that Thai exports for the second half of this year will grow at a...

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Food and Travel

The Amazing Phu Tok

By Ohhappybear There’s something about the furthest, remotest place that beckons many of us. The north part of the...

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Highlights of the week

Prayut given a test of what to come

Many say movie trailers are usually more exciting than the real films. For Prayut Chan-o-cha, however, the glimpse of...

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General News

Public invited to propose names for a baby dugong in Phuket

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is inviting members of the public to participate in a contest to...

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General News

Thailand proposes Kaeng Krachan forest complex as natural world heritage site

Thailand is pushing hard for the Kaeng Krachan forest complex, on the Thai-Myanmar border, to be recognized as a...

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Election Day News Politics

Sirawith “Ja New” speaks publicly for the first time since latest attack

Political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, or “Ja New”, posted on his Facebook page last night (Wednesday) to express gratitude to...

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News World

UK PM candidate Johnson says he backs Hong Kong people ‘every inch of the way’

READING, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who could be Britain’s prime minister by the end of the month, said...

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News World

China to Britain: Keep your ‘colonial’ hands off Hong Kong

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) – China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for...

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General Highlight News

Thailand’s orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang (Thailand) (AFP) – Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to...

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General News

Ten sea turtles washed ashore on Thai beaches in the past 3 months

Ten rare sea turtles have been washed ashore on Thailand’s beaches in the past three months, some of them...

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News Politics

Amnesty International urges police to catch Ja New’s attackers quickly

Amnesty International (AI) Thailand today urged Thai police to speed up the hunt for the perpetrators of a brutal...

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Election Day News Politics

Wissanu likens new government to ship that can sink if not taken cared for

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has likened the new government, which is yet to be set up, to a...

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General Highlight News

Akira Nishino yet to accept offer to be head coach at FAT – Japanese media

Mr. Akira Nishino is said to be puzzled over the announcement, by the Thai’s Football Association (FAT), concerning his...

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General Highlight News

PM vows to phase out four types of plastic products by 2022

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said, on the eve of International Plastic Bag Free Day today (July 3), that...

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News South Watch

Ranger and civilian killed, 4 others injured in shooting and bombing incidents

One para-military ranger and a civilian were killed and three other rangers and another villager wounded in two related...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai executive committee formally quits today

Long-serving secretary-general of the Pheu Thai party, Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, has left his post today, along with the other...

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General Highlight News

TMD warns of impacts from tropical storm ‘Mun’

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning at 4am today (Wednesday) alerting the public to the possible impacts...

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Business News

BOT’s move to curb rapid Thai Baht surge

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has scaled back the auction size of short-term bonds this month in what was...

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Video

Prayut riding over first political storm

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News World

China condemns violent Hong Kong protests as ‘undisguised challenge’ to its rule

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the...

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News Politics

Cabinet endorses UNSC resolution on counter terrorism

The cabinet today endorsed the United Nations Security Council’s March 2019 resolution demanding that member states ensure that their...

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Quotes of the week

Thanathorn says PM is the cause of Thailand’s political ills

He said today that the Prime Minister had accused politicians of stalling attempts to form the government and had...

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Election Day News Politics

Thanathorn says PM is the cause of Thailand’s political ills

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of being the cause of political problems...

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Quotes of the week

Chris Patten “extremely saddened” by the latest violent scenes

“If you never actually have a dialogue with people, then inevitably it helps to legitimise those who want to...

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Highlight News World

What the world said about the Hong Kong protests

The storming of Hong Kong’s legislature by masked demonstrators generated extraordinary scenes, even in a city with a history...

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General News

Lottery vendor given 2 years for forging 15 first-prize lottery tickets

A lottery vendor in Thailand’s central province of Samut Sakhon, who claimed to have sold 15 first-prize lottery tickets...

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Election Day News Politics

Conflict in Palang Pracharat resolved as Sam Mitr group withdraws demands

The conflict over cabinet seat allocation in the Palang Pracharat party has been settled after the Sam Mitr faction...

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Photo of the Day

Akira Nishino is new head coach of Thailand’s football team

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) concluded a negotiation with Mr. Akira Nishino, 64, last night (July 1st) to be the...

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Election Day News Politics

EC Office claims it spent 463 million baht on election of senators

The Office of the Election Commission has clarified that it actually spent 463 million baht of the total 1.3...

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Election Day News Politics

PM says there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that there is no problem in the Palang Pracharat party which warrants his...

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General News

Depression warning today until Thursday

The Meteorological Department issued a depression warning today, forecasting increased rain and isolated heavy showers plus strong winds in...

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Election Day News Politics

Sontirat ready to give up his energy portfolio to save Palang Pracharat party

Palang Pracharat secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong said today that he regretted the conflict in the party over cabinet seat allocation...

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News World

Hong Kong leader condemns ‘extremely violent’ protests

Hong Kong’s leader on Tuesday condemned “the extreme use of violence” by masked protesters who stormed and ransacked the...

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Video

Mojo and Citizen Journalists

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Quotes of the week

Pannika called for justice for “Ja New”

“This is not the first time that Ja New, or other activists in Thailand, have been attacked in the...

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News World

Violent clashes as Hong Kong marks China handover anniversary

Anti-government protesters laid siege to Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday as the territory marked its China handover anniversary, smashing...

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Election Day Highlight News Politics

PM apologizes for delay in government formation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has offered an apology to the Thai people, saying that he felt uncomfortable with the...

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News Politics

Defiant Sam Mitr group demands reinstatement of Suriya as energy minister

Rumbling conflict within the Palang Pracharat party appears to be getting louder as the powerful Sam Mitr faction demands...

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News Politics

Rally planned at Ratchaprasong this evening to condemn political violence

A former spokesman for the government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged supporters of Ja New to join...

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Highlight News Sport

Nishino likely to become head coach of Thailand’s football team – Somyot

Speaking after watching the Bangkok-Sukhothai Thai league game at Thammasat Rangsit on Saturday night, Pol. Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung, president...

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News World

Roads seized as Hong Kong braces for rally on handover anniversary

Police in Hong Kong used pepper spray and batons against anti-government protesters who had seized highways early Monday ahead...

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Photo of the Day

Trump-Kim historic meeting at DMZ

U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), met...

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News Politics

Political activists advised to seek police protection if they feel at risk

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, today advised political activists to seek official protection if they feel...

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Highlight News World

Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized...

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News Politics

DPM Prawit expresses regret over brutal attack on Ja New

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has expressed regret over the brutal attack on political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, or Ja...

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Election Day News Politics

Over 90 percent of respondents very bored with political situation – Super Poll

Over 90% of the respondents to an opinion poll have admitted that they are very bored with the current...

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World

Trump to meet North Korea’s Kim on DMZ between the two Koreas

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Demilitarised...

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Video

Talk on ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific with Dr. Panitan Wattanayagorn

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General Highlight News

Fahsai, Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin, named Miss Universe Thailand 2019

A Thai-Canadian beauty, Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin, 25, named Miss Universe Thailand 2019 Ms. Paweensuda, also known by her Thai...

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News Politics

Thammasat U professor suspects Ja New’s assailants used blackjack batons

An economics professor at Thammasat University said today that the four unidentified assailants, captured on CCTV attacking anti-junta activist...

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News Politics

Fund-raising campaign to help cover Ja New’s medical bills

As calls grow louder for the government to take action to track down the four assailants who seriously injured...

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Highlight News World

“Back on track”: China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks

OSAKA (Reuters) – The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and that Washington would...

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Election Day Highlight News Politics

PM confirms no more changes to cabinet lineup

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today that there are no more changes to the cabinet line-up required and pleaded...

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Photo of the Day

Gen Prayut with world leaders at the G20 Osaka summit

Thailand’s prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the G20 Osaka summit on June 28th and 29th in his capacity as...

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General Highlight News

Citizen journalism – a key platform for social change and community development

A panel at MOJO Asia 2019, the 1st regional mobile journalism conference being held in Bangkok, pointed out today...

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Video

Bank of Thailand governor on ASEAN economic integration

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News World

Trump prepares for ‘productive’ talks with Xi on trade war

OSAKA (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped for productive talks with Chinese President Xi...

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Election Day News Politics

Resentment simmers within Palang Pracharat party over latest cabinet lineup

Trouble is brewing in the government’s core party, Palang Pracharat, as resentment has re-emerged between two internal factions after...

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Election Day News Politics

Anti-junta activist “Ja New” attacked yet again by unidentified assailants

Well known anti-junta political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, alias Ja New, has been seriously injured after he was again attacked...

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General News

Mobile journalism both an opportunity and a major challenge

At a regional mobile phone media conference in Bangkok today (Friday), veteran journalists shared their ideas and experiences pioneering...

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General News

Plan to issue 100 million lottery tickets per draw criticised by Democrat MP

A senior Democrat MP has voiced strong objection to the Government Lottery Office’s plan to increase the number of...

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Business News

Strong baht sends jitters through Thai export sector

Thailand’s private sector has expressed serious concern over the strengthening baht, which has rallied to its highest level against...

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Video

Remember The Nation

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General Highlight News Politics

The Nation ceases publication after 48 years

After 48 years on the newsstands, The Nation, Thailand’s leading English-language daily known for its independent and aggressive news...

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General

200 year old durian and takien thong trees added to national heritage list

The Thai Ministry of Culture has declared one durian tree and one takien thong tree, both about 200 years...

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News Politics

Junta’s national reform plan branded just a pile of paper by Opposition

Thailand’s national reform master plan, drawn up by the incumbent military backed government, came under heavy criticism from opposition...

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Election Day News Politics

Seripisut defends candidate caught in drug raid as innocent until proven guilty

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Seripisut Temiyavet has defended a party candidate who was apprehended by police under suspicion...

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General News

Stateless student wins consolation prize from US’s Genius Olympiad program

A stateless high-school girl, from Thailand’s southern province of Ranong, has won a consolation award from the Genius Olympiad...

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Ideas & Innovation

A smart and safe home a new concept for digital age, says researcher

Associate Professor Krischonme Bhumkittipich, of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), revealed his...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

Future Forward spokeswoman advised to read more before making public comments

An economics professor at Chulalongkorn University has rebuked Future Forward spokeswoman Pannika “Chor” Wanich and advised her to equip...

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News World

Descendants of the Sun couple Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo to divorce

Top-profile Korean star couple Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki are taking legal steps to part ways, two years after...

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World

Trump-Xi trade meeting set for Saturday morning in Osaka: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese...

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Photo of the Day

Filming in Thailand is “awesome”, says “Fast 9” star

Hollywood action star Vin Diesel, 51, posted a clip to Instagram on Tuesday showing his first-day on the set...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

Thai PM to join G20 Osaka summit as ASEAN chair

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is leaving for Osaka on Thursday to attend the G20 summit which has become a...

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Video

ASEAN outlook on Indo-Pacific: what’s next?

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Election Day News Politics

Charter court accepts media share cases of 32 pro-government MPs

The Constitutional Court today agreed to accept for consideration the cases of 32 pro-government MPs accused by the opposition...

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General Highlight News

41 percent of vegetables in Thai markets exceed contamination standards

Pesticide watchdog Thai-PAN has today (Wednesday) published its most recent survey, which reveals that 41% of all vegetables in...

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Election Day News Politics

Opposition wants Constitutional Court to rule on PM’s qualifications

Opposition parties are challenging the qualifications of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, citing his status as head of...

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Photo of the Day

Pheu Thai MPs propose establishment of ministry of rice

Pheu Thai’s MP for Lopburi, Udomsak Bualuangngam, and colleagues today (Wednesday) proposed an urgent motion for the House of...

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General News

Department of Mineral Resources on landslide watch

Mr. Montri Luengingkasoot, deputy director-general of Thailand’s, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), reported today (Wednesday) that the Geo-Hazards Operation...

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General News

Doctors conclude Namtarn died of a rare form of Tuberculosis

Doctors at Siriraj Hospital said this morning (Wednesday) that the young entertainer Ms. Bootsarun Thongchiew, or ‘Namtarn, The Star...

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General News

AOT’s second terminal project at Suvarnabhumi placed on hold for review

Thailand’s Transport Ministry has placed Airports of Thailand’s (AOT) 42-billion baht second terminal project at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on...

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News World

Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major...

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Video

Capt Thammanas: Making an offer you cannot refuse

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General News

CCTV helps officials seize Payoong lumber two suspects in Prachin Buri

Thanks to the NCAPS (Network Centric Anti-Poaching System) security cameras, Tap Lan national park officials arrested two suspected loggers...

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Election Day News Politics

Opposition to grill the government tomorrow in first debate in five years

In what is touted as the first no-confidence debate in five years, the opposition parties will use the House...

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Highlight Highlights of the week

Charter amendment: Benefits, risks and difficulties

Charter amendment can reopen old wounds. Or it can create new ones. The former scenario will benefit the opposition,...

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Uncategorized

Former Future Forward NGN committee member threatens exposé

Former Future Forward party’s New Gen Network (NGN) committee members have renewed their call for the party to reconsider...

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Election Day News Politics

Court rejects petition questioning appointment of senator selection panel

The Supreme Administrative Court today (Tuesday) rejected a petition challenging the legitimacy of an order, by the National Council...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News Quotes of the week

FM Don advises Thanathorn not to talk about ASEAN

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai – “It took many years, since there were just five founding members, to become a...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News Quotes of the week

Future Forward party leader urged ASEAN to drop the principle of non-interference

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit – “ASEAN in a year in which Thailand plays a leading role can...

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News World

Michael Jackson fans defiant as abuse claims loom over anniversary

Defiant fans are preparing to mark 10 years since Michael Jackson’s death as fascination with the King of Pop...

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News Politics

FM Don advises Thanathorn not to talk about ASEAN

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has told Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit be quiet and not to talk...

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Uncategorized

Senders of parcels warned not to post 7 prohibited items or face legal action

Members of the public using postal services are warned not to mail seven prohibited items or face legal action....

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General Highlight News

Increased rain forecast across most of the country until Thursday

The Meteorological Department issued its 7th weather warning for this week at 5am on Tuesday. The department is predicting...

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Highlight World

US hits Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei with sanctions

The United States imposed sanctions Monday against Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and top military chiefs, tightening the...

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Video

Gen Prayut to turn over a new leaf?

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Quotes of the week

Wild Boar football team coach speaks after 1 year of cave rescue operation

“My life is more or less the same as last year but, from now on, I will make myself...

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General News

Taxi and motorcycle taxi drivers protest against legalization of Grab application

Representatives of Bangkok’s taxi cooperatives and motorcycle taxi-drivers separately demonstrated in front of the Land Transport Department on Monday...

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