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This day in history – 24th June 1932, the Siamese Revolution

Before 1932 Thailand, or Siam as it was known then, was an absolute monarchy under the Chakri dynasty. It...

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Food and Travel Video

Freshest of Phuket Morning Market

By – Ohhappybear Wise people, and I mean wise foodie people, once told me that to get to really...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Photo of the Day

ASEAN leaders’ spouses visited Royal Barges museum

June 23, 2019 – Spouses of ASEAN leaders visited the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok and witnessed...

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General News

New tougher law against cabbies who reject passengers on the way

Taxi drivers who reject passengers will soon be liable to a maximum fine of 5,000 baht, increased from 2,000...

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Election Day News Politics

Future Forward determined to end junta’s legacy

The Future Forward party has vowed to press ahead with its intention to do away with, what it deems...

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General

Weathermen warn of heavy rain, strong winds in the South of Thailand

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued its 3rd consecutive weather warning in 24 hours to inform the people...

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Asean Summit 2019 Quotes of the week

Thailand’s PM asked ASEAN people to awaken ASEAN DNA

“May I therefore take this opportunity to invite all of you, the people of ASEAN, present here today and...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Highlight News

ASEAN Summit accepts Thailand’s ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific concept

ASEAN leaders have accepted Thailand’s initiative to reinforce ASEAN’s leading role, in the conduct of relations with external partners...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Highlight News

ASEAN leaders told to wake up to ASEAN DNA

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on his counterparts in ASEAN to awaken to the sense of belonging in...

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News Politics

DPM Somkid tops the most favoured minister poll

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has been named the most favoured minister among the top ten would-be ministers in...

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Election Day News Politics

Chart Pattana party wonders if it will ever get a cabinet seat as promised

The pro-government Chart Pattana party, which commands three seats in the lower House, is wondering aloud whether it will...

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General News

Thousands celebrate 1st anniversary of Tham Luang rescue in Chiang Rai

Thousands of local people and tourists, as well as some of the key players in the search and rescue...

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Thailand’s Prime Minister opens 34th ASEAN Summit

Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha delivered the opening remarks at the 34th ASEAN Summit, focusing on the theme...

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General News South Watch

Facial ID scanning for phone users in deep South to start November 1st  

Starting October 31st, mobile phone users in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and the districts...

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Highlight News World

North Korean leader receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of “excellent content” from US President Donald Trump, the...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

Special silver lei souvenir gifts for ASEAN leaders and their spouses

ASEAN leaders and their spouses, attending the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, will each be presented with a special souvenir...

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Business News

Thailand’s export growth drop predicted, SCB’s EIC

Thailand’s export growth this year may be flat after Thailand’s outbound shipments in May recorded the sharpest drop in...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Southeast Asian leaders gathered in Bangkok on Saturday determined to drive forward the world’s largest commercial pact, with the...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News

ASEAN to bid for the right to host 2034 World Cup

The 34th ASEAN Summit will tomorrow consider a proposal, from the ASEAN foreign ministers, for the regional bloc to...

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Myanmar’s state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi at 34th ASEAN Summit

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor, seen listening intently and at length to the translation of the afternoon...

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ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly: AIPA during the 34th ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Leaders’ Interface with Representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly: AIPA during the 34th ASEAN Summit on the 22nd...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Highlight News

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s PM holds talks with leaders of Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Can-o-cha held bilateral talks with the leaders of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar on the sidelines of...

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General News

Police hunt for mastermind behind alleged trafficking of Rohingya to Malaysia

Police are looking for a man suspected of masterminding the trafficking of 65 Rohingya from Myanmar to Malaysia by...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News Politics

Pheu Thai calls on ASEAN leaders to press PM Prayut about democratic principles

As ASEAN leaders are now in Bangkok for the 34th ASEAN Summit, the opposition Pheu Thai party today called...

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Business News

Win-win cooperation, rather than unilateralism, is the right choice

By Mr. Lyu Jian, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Thailand...

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Photo of the Day

Don chaired ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting as part of the ASEAN Summit 2019, The Athenee...

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Quotes of the week

Appreciate this country and Monarchy or leave, Gen Apirat quotes students

“Those who do not appreciate this motherland, do not appreciate what the Monarchy has been doing for us and...

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Election Day Election2019 News Politics

Thailand’s 24th March election a missed opportunity says Watchdog

The Asian Networks for Free and Fair Elections (ANFREL) released its mission report yesterday (June 21st) on Thailand’s recent...

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World

Hong Kong police slam ‘illegal’ protest as HQ siege ends

Hong Kong police on Saturday slammed an “illegal” blockade of its headquarters after a 15-hour siege by anti-government demonstrators...

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Highlight News World

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Video

ASEAN leaders ready for summit

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Election Day News Politics

Chuan warns MPs to be honest, to not abuse their privileges

Members of parliament have been told by House speaker Chuan Leekpai to be honest in the performance of their...

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General News

73 migrants from Myanmar and 4 Rohingya held on their way to Malaysia

Police intercepted two passenger vans containing 42 illegal Myanmar migrant workers on the Asian Highway in Thailand’s southern province...

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Election Day News Politics

Constitutional Court reminded to use the same standard with 41 government MPs accused of holding media shares

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has reminded the Constitutional Court to apply the same standard, used against his party...

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General News

Administrative court revokes NBTC order withdrawing Peace TV’s license

The Central Administrative Court today (Friday) revoked the administrative order of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) withdrawing...

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Quotes of the week

Chuan addressed new MPs, warned them to behave well

“We are elected MPs. Do not disappoint the constituents and bring shame to the province you represent by showing...

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News World

Thousands converge on Hong Kong police HQ in anti-govt demo

Thousands of protesters converged on Hong Kong’s police headquarters Friday, demanding the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader and...

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News World

China’s President Xi completes state visit to North Korea: China state media

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s President Xi Jinping has departed North Korea, following a two-day state visit, Chinese state media...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 Highlight News Politics

PM vows to increase efforts against human trafficking following 2019 TIP report

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied that Thailand remains on Tier 2 of the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking...

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General News

Smoking at home may be treated as domestic violence and subject to punishment

Smoking at home may be subject to legal punishment if it can be proven that his/her smoking habit is...

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World

Xi, Kim say boosting China-North Korea ties good for regional peace: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that amid “serious and...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 News Video

Thailand ready to host 34th ASEAN Summit

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Election Day News Politics

Charter court asked to drop media share case against Palang Pracharat MPs

In its latest move over the case of 27 Palang Pracharat MPs accused of holding media shares, the party’s...

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General News

Officials probe death of a Bryde’s whale found in mangrove forest

Officials from the Coastal and Marine Resources Department are investigating the cause of death of a Bryde’s or Bruda...

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Election Day News Politics

Palang Pracharat seeks reprieve for 27 MPs accused of holding media shares

The Palang Pracharat party’s legal advisors went to the Constitutional Court this afternoon (Thursday) to seek a reprieve from...

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General News

Abbot admits selling 200-year Payoong tree to merchant

The abbot of a temple in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom has admitted that the temple committee, with...

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General News

Modified territorial defence course for students to be introduced in July

Starting in July this year, the Thai military is introducing a modified territorial defence course, which will place less...

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Asean Asean Summit 2019 General News World

SDGs ranking 2019 – Thailand 40th globally, 1st in ASEAN

Thailand ranks 40th out of 162 countries surveyed on development progress relating to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

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General News

Ayutthaya Elephant Palace to be relocated for landscape improvement

Ayutthaya Historical Park has sent a written notice to Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, located on Pa Ton road in the...

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Election Day News Politics

Senate speaker says MPs have no right to examine senatorial selection process

Senate speaker Pornpetch Wikchitcholchai has rejected the seven-party opposition bloc’s demand for the House of Representatives to examine the...

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World

China’s Xi leaves on first state visit to North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping departed for Pyongyang on Thursday on a state visit to North Korea,...

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Politics today

A lot of things are going on this week. Watch a recap of some of the more interesting events...

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General News

Bangrak district’s civil works chief axed after collapse of construction crane

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has ordered the immediate transfer of the civil works chief of Bangrak district for alleged...

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Election Day News Politics

DPM Wissanu confirms Prayut’s government remains in full control

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam assures that the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is not a caretaker government,...

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Business News

King Power wins contract to operate duty free shops at Thailand’s airports

The board of Airports of Thailand (AOT) today endorsed the bid committee’s decision to award the contracts to operate...

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News World

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help – U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world’s refugee crisis and...

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Asean Summit 2019 News Politics

ASEAN environmental issues worsened since 2009 – civil groups

In an exclusive interview with Thai PBS World, Premrudee Daoroung, founder and coordinator of the Project SEVANA South-East Asia,...

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News Politics

Ms. Pannika apologizes for her inappropriate act

Future Forward party spokeswoman, Ms. Pannika “Chor” Wanich, today expressed regret and offered an apology for what she admitted...

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General News

Over 4,500 endangered baby turtles seized from passenger van in Tak province

Customs officials and army troops seized more than 4,500 baby endangered turtles and some tropical fish from a passenger...

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News Politics

Army chief recommends listening to an old Thai song ‘Kilet Manoot’

According to an informed army source, Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has recommended that his aides and acquaintances listen...

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Election Day News Politics

PM cannot attend cabinet or summit due to legal technicality – Piyabutr

Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of violating the Constitution by chairing cabinet...

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Video

Gen Prayut and the road ahead

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government has yet to take office, and yet many people have already started predicting its...

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News World

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

TOKYO (Reuters) – A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a...

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News World

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan -USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of Japan around 10.22 pm (Japan’s local time)...

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Asean News

As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Suu Kyi to act

YANGON (Reuters) – As Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi arrived at a Yangon court recently to face charges of...

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Food and Travel

Borderline Delicacies in Udon Thani

By Ohhappybear Whatever you might have known about Thai-Esan cuisines, the pictures started to blur when, maybe it’s my...

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Quotes of the week

Hong Kong leader says sorry again after fury at extradition bill

“For this, I offer my most sincere apology toall people of Hong Kong.” “I will not proceed again with...

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News World

Hong Kong leader says sorry again after fury at extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologized again on Tuesday and said she had heard the...

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News Politics

PM assures no cabinet seat problem in Palang Pracharat party

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said this morning (Tuesday) that the problem of cabinet seat sharing among factions within the...

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General News

Fast and furious business

The weekend’s battle between rival motorcycle taxi gangs reveals the fiercely competitive nature of the motorbike taxi business. Motorbike...

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Highlights of the week News Politics

Economy, charter changes, graft to test Democrat-Palang Pracharat ties

This week’s introduction of the Democrat Party’s “Avengers” team was not just a PR stunt by a reeling political...

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News Politics

Islamic leaders to consider asking Malaysia to crack down on human trafficking networks

Islamic leaders in Thailand’s five southern provinces are to meet to discuss the problem of human trafficking of Rohingya...

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World

At least six dead, 75 hurt in quake in Sichuan, China

BEIJING (AFP) – A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Monday (June 17), leaving at least...

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Video

Combatting fake news in Taiwan

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Election Day News Politics

Democrats unveil their team of ‘Avengers’ to drive new economy

The Democrat party today unveiled its team of, what they call, ‘Avengers’ who will help drive the party’s ideas...

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News Politics

Northeastern MPs warn they may reconsider their role if they are ignored

Cabinet seat sharing in the Palang Pracharat party appears to be far from settled, as resentment still simmers among...

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Quotes of the week

Make clarifications timely, easy, fun and extendable to counter fake news – Taiwan’s Digital Minister

“Disinformation is a threat to the global community because there is no way you can tell what is true,”...

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General News World

Bangkok among cities that are least prepared for the rise in urban tourism, WTTC

Emerging tourist destinations like Bangkok, Cape Town and Istanbul are facing growing tourism momentum and increased pressures, according to...

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General News

Make clarifications timely, easy, fun and extendable to counter fake news – Taiwan’s Digital Minister

Taiwan’s Digital Minister, Audrey Tang said, at the International Conference on Fake News, being held in Bangkok today (June...

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General News

6-month free trial Bang Wa-Tha Chang ferry service launched Monday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Marine Department today (June 17th) launched a new route for passenger boat...

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General News

Organizations join to deter fake news

Eight organizations are holding a joint “International Conference on Fake News” on Monday, June 17th at the Pathumwan Princess...

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News World

Hong Kong leader apologises as rally chokes city

About two million protesters choked Hong Kong’s streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said...

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Photo of the Day

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge...

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Quotes of the week

Rock singer turned runner Toon Bodyslam takes to the streets again

“I wish all Thais could donate 10 baht each. All small contributions for a bigger purpose to save lives.” Artiwara...

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Video

In his view: former MP candidate of the Democrat party Parit Wacharasindhu

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General

Weatherman warns of heavy rains in most parts of Thailand

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting more rain today (June 16th) due to a strengthening southwestern monsoon over...

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News World

Hong Kong braces for huge rally after leader climbdown

Hong Kong braces for another mass rally Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police...

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Election Day News Politics

Cabinet lists from all coalition parties now in PM’s hands

All the coalition parties, as well as the core party Palang Pracharat, have submitted their cabinet lists to Prime...

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News South Watch

Couple shot and motorbike stolen in Narathiwat

A couple were shot dead and their motorcycle stolen in Ra-ngae district of the southern province of Narathiwat on...

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News Politics

Democrat party’s cabinet list completed

The Democrat party’s executive committee and MPs have reached a final agreement on its cabinet list, with a late-night...

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News World

Hong Kong media say controversial extradition bill may be suspended

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong media reported on Saturday the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on...

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Election Day News Politics

Cracks re-emerge in the Palang Pracharat coalition

Discontent appears to be emerging in the Palang Pracharat-led coalition as the Rak Puenpa Prathet Thai party, which commands...

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News South Watch

Suspected insurgent wanted for Big C car bomb in Pattani arrested

A suspected insurgent, who is the subject of four arrest warrants for alleged complicity in violent incidents in the...

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General News Uncategorized

Rock singer turned runner Toon Bodyslam takes to the streets again

Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, who rose to national hero status in Thailand when he led a 2,215km, 55-day charity run...

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Video

Former MP candidate of the Democrat party, Parit Wacharasindhu, after he called it quits

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Photo of the Day

Lost baby elephant to get new home

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has released a picture of an adorable and healthy four-month...

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News Politics

Democrat executive committee elects seven ministerial nominees

The Democrat party’s executive committee has shortlisted seven party members who are qualified to assume eight ministerial posts, allocated...

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Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over extradition plan

Hong Kong’s embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to...

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