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Top 3 trends at Thailand’s largest food exhibition underline the importance of sustainability

Sustainability, plant-based and clean label food products have dominated the THAIFEX-ANUGA ASIA 2022, Thailand’s top food exhibition and one...

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News World

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said....

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News World

Freedom and fear: the foundations of America’s deadly gun culture

It was 1776, the American colonies had just declared their independence from England, and as war raged the founding...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Tobacco is bad for the planet and the health

Smoking and second-hand smoking not only cause cancer and other respiratory diseases but tobacco use also has a negative...

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Analysis Politics

Bangkok poll triggers national wave of demand for local democracy

The 2022 Bangkok gubernatorial election, which saw independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt win by a landslide, looks set to change...

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Analysis Politics

Bangkok elections a harbinger of Prayut’s downfall?

Chadchart Sittipunt’s landslide victory at last Sunday’s governor election — with more than 1.38 million votes or over 50...

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News World

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition...

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World

China wants 10 Pacific nations to endorse sweeping agreement

China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what...

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Analysis General Health Highlight News

What risk to Thailand as monkeypox spreads across the world?

Less than a month after it lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions, Thailand is facing the threat of another virus causing...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Opinion Politics

Chadchart, opinion polls and the perils of political prediction in Thailand

Opinion surveys of voters before elections have been a commonplace occurrence in Thailand for years, yet their findings are...

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Highlight World

What’s the 4-nation Quad, where did it come from?

Leaders of the U.S., Japan, Australia, and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a summit of the “Quad.”...

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Analysis Business Economy Opinion

Residential market remains fragile while housing prices to increase slightly

Thailand’s residential market is still facing several challenges that will prevent it from making a full recovery in the...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Getting Creative with Face Masks

Since the start of the COVID-virus outbreak, face masks have become part and parcel of our daily lives. Medical...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Staggering victory that requires careful reading

Chadchart Sittipunt’s stunning landslide may have hidden scrambled messages voters in the capital delivered on Sunday in the Bangkok...

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Highlight Politics Profiles

Chadchart Sittipunt: ‘World’s strongest politician’ aims to lift Bangkok to global standards

Chadchart Sittipunt is on course to becoming Bangkok’s first elected governor in nine years after securing a landslide victory...

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News World

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war...

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News World

Boeing’s Starliner spaceship docks with ISS in high-stakes test mission

Boeing’s Starliner capsule docked with the International Space Station Friday, a major milestone in a high-stakes uncrewed test flight...

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Business Economy World

Thailand to begin talks on Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

The Cabinet has decided to join talks on the US’s newly proposed multilateral trade agreement, known as the Indo-Pacific...

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Highlight Opinion Politics

Notoriously fickle Bangkok voters could deliver shock result on Sunday

Many Bangkokians say they will have a “difficult decision” to make on Sunday when they come to vote for...

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Highlights of the week Opinion

Avoid creating big bomb out of monk’s case

The Luangpoo Saeng controversy contains two dangerous substances that shall never be mixed. The first one is monks not...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Health

Truths & Myths behind utilizing Kratom for energy

If you’re looking for an energy boost, you’re likely already drinking coffee as it is the most popular source...

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News World

U.S. spends on Ukraine conflicts more than $100 million per day

The US Senate approves roughly $40 billion in new aid to Ukraine. The bill, which was passed by the...

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News World

US, Russia trade blame on food insecurity

The United States and Russia blamed each other Thursday for the worsening food situation around the world as the...

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Analysis Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight Opinion Politics

Tactical voting could win Bangkok governor election for conservatives

Although independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt topped most recent opinion polls for this Sunday’s Bangkok governor election, his four main...

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Analysis ASEAN Opinion World

ASEAN-US summit: Long on talk, short on substance

Only diplomatic platitudes in the joint vision statement plus a small financial package demonstrated the Joe Biden administration’s commitment...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News World

Rediscovered Michelangelo sketch sells for 23 mn euros

A recently rediscovered sketch by Michelangelo, the artist’s first known nude, sold at auction at Christie’s in Paris on...

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ASEAN Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Vesak Day celebration in Borobudur with thousands of lanterns

Indonesia organized the 2566 Vesak day celebration at the Borobudur temple in Central Java, local media TVRI reported. The...

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Analysis Highlight Politics

Participatory budgeting could put Bangkok’s future in hands of its residents

With Bangkok’s budget ranging between 70 billion and 80 billion baht per year, people voting for the city’s new...

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News World

Japan to accept small-scale tours from 4 countries

Japan will trial small group tours with travelers from the US, Australia, Thailand, and Singapore from this month, the...

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Analysis Highlight Opinion

As schools prepare to reopen, what toll has COVID taken on Thailand’s children?

Schools in Thailand will open their doors for the first time in more than two years on May 17,...

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ASEAN General News

Thailand’s regional strategies revealed at the ASEAN-US summit

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-cha, speaking at the special ASEAN-US summit, revealed Thailand’s regional strategies, which will promote peace and...

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General Health Opinion

Safety at a price: Why compulsory car seat use is controversial in Thailand

For decades now, Thai parents have been letting their children ride in cars without a car seat, and sometimes...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Health

Durian-mangosteen pairing benefits health, research finds

Summertime in Thailand can be torture in the heat, but it is also the best time of year to...

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Politics Profiles

Pichate Satirachaval: Coalition rebel plants ‘time bomb’ under Prayut’s government

As the government sails towards another censure-debate storm, coalition MP Pichate Satirachaval is creating dangerous waves in the ruling...

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General News

Controversial but defiant, influencer Nara Crepe Katoey facing biggest storm yet

If there’s no such thing as bad publicity, then someone forgot to tell the transgender influencer who posted a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Health News Opinion

Long COVID clinics mushroom in Thailand as survivors tackle after-effects

With more than 4 million COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand since early 2020, it is no surprise that long-COVID...

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Indulging the senses in the mangrove forest

We always need to go back to nature, no matter how far our urban lives lead us away from...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Food, Travel and Lifestyle Politics

From vote-counts to matchmaking – 4 innovations boosting voter participation in Bangkok election

Excitement is rising as around 4.4 million Bangkok voters prepare to cast their ballots in the first gubernatorial election...

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ASEAN Highlights of the week Opinion

The Bongbong paradox

Some call it “Beauty of democracy”. Under authoritarian regimes, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, or Bongbong, wouldn’t stand a chance. For...

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Analysis ASEAN Opinion World

US-ASEAN Summit needs concrete results to be more than a talkshop

The leaders of ASEAN countries will meet with US President Joe Biden in Washington D.C. on May 12-13 for...

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Analysis Bangkok Governor Elections Editor's Choice Opinion Politics

Battle for Bangkok raging online and offline as governor election looms

Battle is heating up both online and offline as Bangkok governor candidates woo voters of all generations ahead of...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Opinion Politics

5 decades of governor elections that have shaped modern Bangkok

Bangkokians choose their next governor on May 22, the latest episode in 50 years of administration that has shaped...

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Business Economy News Opinion

Is the gulf between crypto believers and skeptics unbridgeable?

Trading in cryptocurrencies has come under high pressure recently. The value of bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency among traders...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight

Is it worth getting a second COVID-19 booster?

Though more than 2.8 million people in Thailand have already received their fourth jab against COVID-19, many others are still skeptical about what...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News World

Moscow museum chronicles NATO ‘cruelty’ amid Ukraine campaign

Paintings of wounded children and grieving women line the walls, while loudspeakers spit out the sound of approaching warplanes. Welcome...

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Analysis Highlight Politics

Confusion reigns over expiry date of Prayut’s rule, but history hints at extension

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s worries over his remaining time in office may have evaporated following an important resolution on...

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ASEAN

Cambodia begins construction of 1.5-bln-USD seaport in southwest province

Cambodia started to build a 1.5-billion- U.S. dollar logistics and multi-purpose seaport on Thursday in the southwestern Kampot province,...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Opinion Politics

Young candidates woo voters with fresh ideas in Bangkok council race

Although many candidates for the Bangkok Council election are familiar old faces, fresh talent has also surfaced for voters...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Bangkok race: How pollsters got it all wrong in 2013

Some nine years ago, both popularity and exit polls pointed towards one outcome. The Pheu Thai Party’s city gubernatorial...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

All you need to know about Thailand’s favorite sweet treat

Thailand’s mango and sticky rice has been in the international spotlight ever since young Thai rapper Milli – Danupa...

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Highlight Opinion Politics

Spectre of a substitute PM looms over Prayut

Politicians and observers are seeking a potential “substitute prime minister” in case PM Prayut Chan-o-cha runs into a “political...

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Gearing up towards sustainable energy transition in Thailand

Thailand is in the transition toward the carbon neutrality goals aligned with the Conference of Parties (COP 26) commitment to...

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Politics Profiles

Jurin Laksanawisit: Democrat leader struggling to keep storm-hit party afloat

The “Prinn effect” has left the coalition Democrat Party at one of the lowest ebbs in its 76-year history...

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Economy General Highlight Opinion

Labour Day brings little cheer for Thailand’s 20 million informal workers

While workers’ demands always make headlines on Labour Day, more than half of working Thais have nothing to look...

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Business Economy

Social security for informal sector labour a pressing national priority

As we approach another Labour Day on May 1, many economists believe one of the priorities for the government...

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ASEAN

Indonesian navy arrests two crude palm oil smuggling foreign tankers

The Indonesian navy arrested two foreign-flagged tankers attempting to smuggle crude palm oil or CPO. The navy arrested mt...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Re-introducing Phang Nga through art

Now in his 60s, Chainarong Na Nakorn is determined to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Phang...

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Business Highlight Opinion

Is metaverse the way forward for Thailand?

Thailand has been setting its sights on the digital economy to serve as a new growth engine amid a...

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Technology World

China green-lights self-driving passenger vehicles in Beijing

Beijing on Thursday became the first Chinese city to green-light the pilot commercial operation of self-driving passenger vehicles without...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Key points learned from Thammasat poll

Bangkok gubernatorial election made a big mockery of pollsters in 2013, when they expected M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra to lose...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Ko Phra Thong: An Island Escape

Everyone has heard of the Similan Islands, Surin Islands, and James Bond Island, but when it comes to enchanting...

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ASEAN News

Indonesia to lift the ban on palm oil export when domestic market well supplied

President Joko Widodo has ensured that the ban on the export of cooking oil and its raw materials will...

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Opinion World

From Thailand to America to China, the secret to global success is soft power

 Soft power. The United States has Hollywood, jazz and Facebook while South Korea can boast K-pop, kimchi and taekwondo....

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ASEAN News

Bali to deport man for dancing naked at sacred mountain

A Canadian actor and self-proclaimed wellness guru is facing deportation from Indonesia’s Bali island after a video of him...

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Entertainment Food, Travel and Lifestyle Profiles

Milli: Thailand’s dissident rapper serves a bittersweet message for government

Thai teen rapper Danupha “Milli” Khanatheerakul, who made global headlines by eating mango sticky rice on a US stage...

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ASEAN News

Malaysia is confident it can meet global demand for palm oil

The global demand for palm oil is likely to switch to Malaysia after Indonesia’s export ban. Malaysia’s Plantation Industries...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Four Northeastern cities to debut in 2023 Michelin Guide Thailand

Marking the sixth year of its presence in Thailand, the Michelin Guide today announced its expansion into the Northeast...

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News World

Rainbow pride parade return to Japan first time in three years

Members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters have paraded in central Tokyo for the first time in three...

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Profiles

Sittra Biabungkerd: Campaigning lawyer exposing crime and corruption in high places

Armed with legal expertise, Sittra Biabungkerd has jumped into several high-profile battles in recent weeks, striking blows that have...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Night at the Museum

Walking down a dark and quiet alley next to a Buddhist temple or a graveyard at night is probably...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Thailand grapples with old trouble presenting itself in new era

Reporters being tumultuously curious about Jurin Laksanavisit’s and the Democrat Party’s future tells a lot about where the country...

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Opinion Thai PBS World Exclusive The Ambassador

The Ambassador of Thailand  – A diplomat’s life comes full circle in Cambodia

“I began my foreign affairs service as a Cambodia-desk officer. That was more than 30 years ago and, at...

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle Opinion

Sea sick: how we are destroying our oceans and what we can do about it

Oceans are amazing. Covering more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface, they are among the most valuable natural resources...

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Business Economy Highlight News Opinion

Amid sluggish economy, budget poses huge challenge to government

Unfavorable economic conditions are likely to pose tough challenges for current and future governments in managing the annual budget....

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Jazz returns to Hua Hin

Kenny G, Grammy-award winner and legendary American jazz saxophonist, is all set to bring jazz (and blues) back to...

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Bangkok Governor Elections General Highlight Opinion Politics

Homelessness and women’s safety: Huge problems Bangkok governor hopefuls won’t touch

Bangkok has had as many as 30 gubernatorial candidates, yet none has paid serious attention to its acute problems...

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Myanmar Report Opinion

One year on from ASEAN consensus, Myanmar no closer to peace

Myanmar’s military junta has failed to normalize conditions in the strife-torn country following a subdued water festival punctuated by...

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General Opinion Thai PBS World Exclusive

Thai counseling teachers need more support from the system

12 years in counseling works, Manus Onsang, Dek-D.com web editor said he met with counseling teachers enough to know...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Opinion Politics

No vote but strong opinions: Bangkok expats ponder governor election

Most expatriates in Bangkok have no right to vote in the May 22 gubernatorial election, yet the outcome affects...

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Politics Profiles

Prinn Panitchpakdi: Rising star of Thai politics eclipsed by sex offence claims

Accusations of sexual harassment and assault made against a rising star in the coalition Democrats have shocked not only...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Songkran at the museum

At Bangkok National Museum, which is within easy walking distance from Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace, you can...

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Highlight Opinion

Dicing with death: Thai motorists continue to play with their lives on the roads

During the Songkran festival, perhaps even more so than during other long holidays, the issue of road safety is...

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Highlights of the week Opinion

Songkran: Profound Bangkok-countryside link that withstands test of time

Thailand’s most-celebrated and globally-renowned festival has had its fair share of politicization, with people being urged a few years...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Songkran brings a splash of memories

For anyone who has lived in Thailand for more than a year, Songkran time is unforgettable. The bright yellow...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update

What threat do COVID-19 recombinants pose to Thailand?

In the two years since it was declared a pandemic, the COVID-19 virus has given birth to many variants...

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Business Economy General

Fairly large nest egg needed to retire comfortably in Thailand

Unlike previous generations, people entering their senior years now and in the future will likely need to save a...

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Politics Profiles

Pareena Kraikupt: Ruling party firebrand who burned bright before being banished

After 17 years in politics, four-time MP Pareena Kraikupt from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party has been dealt a...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight

Stories of suffering and struggle reveal tragic side of Thailand’s ageing society

Eighty-year-old Chalong does not just sit at home waiting for his monthly government subsidy payment. Instead, he keeps himself...

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Analysis Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight Politics

Campaign winners and losers in the race to become Bangkok governor 

The 31 candidates vying for the Bangkok governor’s post now have less than 50 days to impress the voters....

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Analysis Business Economy Highlight

Thailand’s banks try to find their feet in fast-changing world

Thailand’s banking industry has waded through many economic crises in the last few decades, the latest being the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Bangkok Governor Elections Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Bangkok race’s biggest challenge

It normally begins with a “public forum” debate on pedestrians’ and ordinary citizens’ problems, but the city gubernatorial election...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight Opinion Politics

Winners and losers in ‘poster war’ for Bangkok governor election

Controversy has erupted over the size – and sheer proliferation – of campaign posters on Bangkok streets, as city...

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Politics Profiles

Santi Promphat: The long and controversial career of Palang Pracharath’s new secretary-general

Since its foundation in November 2018, the ruling Palang Pracharath Party has seen four secretaries-general — virtually one every...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

COVID outbreak ‘extremely grim’ as Shanghai extends lockdown

The COVID-19 outbreak in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown confining around 26...

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Analysis Highlight Politics

Engine troubles bring sink-or-swim moment for Thailand’s sub deal with China

This month brings a make-or-break meeting for the Thai Navy’s deal to buy a Chinese-made submarine, with delivery threatened by...

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ASEAN Myanmar Report

Myanmar military’s beer sales tumble after junta boycott

When Japanese brewing giant Kirin called time on its Myanmar operations last month, the news made little difference to...

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General Health

Thailand prepares armory of anti-COVID weapons for Songkran battle 

With the number of COVID-19 patients surging to more than 20,000 daily, Thai authorities are busy taking steps to...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Covid-19 lockdowns drive surge in online child sexual exploitation and abuse

Lockdowns forced children to move online for learning and play, putting them at risk of harm including sexual exploitation...

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Analysis Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight Politics

Mind the gap: Bangkok’s generational divide shaping governor election

Bangkok’s generation gap is set to play a big role when voters cast their ballots in the first governor...

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Highlights of the week Opinion World

Realities of war threaten to overwhelm rhetoric

Ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky what he wants more now, worldwide expression of sympathy or what he deems a...

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