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Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie makes surprise Thailand Open exit

Indonesia’s seventh seed badminton player Jonatan Christie has been knocked out of the Thailand Open in a mesmerising high-intensity...

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Business News World

Covid-19, economic impact are top global threats: WEF

Business and government leaders currently see the loss of life from Covid-19 and related economic effects as the world’s...

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ASEAN News World

Malaysia files WTO complaint over EU palm oil restrictions

Malaysia has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over European Union rules affecting the consumption of palm oil-based...

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General Highlight News

Thai woman handed record four-decade jail term for lese majeste

A Thai woman accused of insulting the royal family was jailed Tuesday for more than 43 years, a legal...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News Uncategorized

Row over contact-tracing app threatens to blow hole in Thailand’s COVID defence

Thailand’s much-touted contact-tracing app, MorChana, risks losing its “national hero” status as questions emerge about its efficacy and transparency....

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Chiang Mai to reopen its night market this week

Chiang Mai is preparing to open its popular night market tomorrow (Wednesday), after no new COVID-19 cases have been...

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ASEAN General Highlight News

Myanmar cancels Thai investment in controversial mega-port

Myanmar on Monday announced it was cancelling contracts with a Thai industrial giant to work on a controversial deep...

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Fresh push to abolish lese majeste law triggers fierce pushback from Thai establishment

Thailand’s heated debate over the lèse-majesté law has been revived, with supporters and detractors clashing on social media following...

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Business News World

Most Asia stocks down after gains, China growth beats forecasts

Most markets fell Monday as investors took a breather following a recent rally, though Hong Kong and Shanghai enjoyed...

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ASEAN Highlight News

Indonesian medics overwhelmed by quake casualties

Medics battled exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they raced Monday to treat scores of people injured by...

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Philippines says China to donate half a million Covid-19 vaccines

Beijing’s top diplomat pledged Saturday to donate half a million coronavirus vaccine shots to the Philippines, Manila officials said...

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Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China

As contagion-hit Thailand rushes to register two COVID-19 vaccines, a debate has sprung up about the efficacy of one...

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Law and the virus fail to halt Thailand’s ‘guerrilla’ protest movement

The new wave of COVID-19 has forced leaders of the anti-establishment movement to break from street rallies and focus...

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Global stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty

Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach...

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Pulmonologist suggests both Thais and migrants inoculated first dose within this year

Thai pulmonologist, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, is suggesting that Thailand provides first dose inoculations to all Thais and migrants within...

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Thailand COVID-19 vaccines
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PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines

Local government bodies in Thailand will be allowed to acquire COVID-19 vaccines using their own budgets, but the vaccines...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are...

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Millions of kids suffer ‘COVID slide’ as Thai education hit by new virus wave

The fresh wave of COVID-19 is threatening to plunge Thai students into a deeper “summer slide”, a recent report...

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Highlight Politics Profiles

Red ‘general’ Jatuporn no longer marching to Thaksin’s tune

The old saying “there are no permanent friends or foes in politics” has been proven true once again. Jatuporn...

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Around Thailand Business Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Household debt in Thailand highest in 12 years

COVID-19 can be blamed for pushing Thai household debt to its highest level in 12 years, around 480,000 baht...

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Thailand Tourism
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Tourism sector propose debt moratoria and electricity subsidy

Thailand’s Tourism Council is calling for the government to help revive the industry urgently, grant long-term debt moratoria, and...

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COVID-19 export fruit
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China is delaying imports of Thai produce from red-zone provinces

China’s custom authorities are imposing more stringent COVID-19 testing measures on imports, and there has been a big impact...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Children’s Day YouTube video melts hearts, sparks hot debate on inequality 

With Children’s Day last Saturday (Jan 9) mostly limited to online activities due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a YouTuber...

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Bubble badminton: tour returns behind closed doors in Bangkok

A wretched spell for badminton ends at this week’s Thailand Open, where players will emerge from hotel quarantine to...

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Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

A closer look at Thailand’s (non-mandatory) contact tracing apps

Two mobile applications, ThaiChana and MorChana, have become popular in Thailand after millions felt compelled to download them in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News Uncategorized

Communication breakdowns leave Thailand vulnerable to second virus wave

When it comes to staying safe from COVID-19, knowledge is power. However, Thais seeking clear guidance on the crisis...

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Singapore jails woman for lying to coronavirus contact tracers

A Singaporean woman was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday for hiding her meetings with a male...

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ASEAN Highlight News World

Six dead, nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia floods

At least six people have died and nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia after monsoon rains pounded the country’s east coast, authorities...

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Thailand Politics
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Thaksin’s top cop has a new mission – a corruption-free, developed Pathum Thani  

With fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as his role model, Pol Lt-General Camronwit Toopkrajank is on a mission...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 trafficked Rohingya in raid

Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Myanmar’s conflict-scarred Rakhine state were arrested in a raid in Yangon, police announced Thursday, with authorities...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, no fatalities

Thailand recorded 205 new COVID-19 cases today, 131 locally transmitted cases, another 58 being discovered through proactive screening, of...

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Thailand outbreak
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Expert says construction of field hospitals necessary before hospitals overflow

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Dr. Prasit Watanapa, said today that field hospitals are necessary,...

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Loei closes schools and lottery market after finding more COVID-19 cases

Loei province has ordered all schools and a lottery market to close for 14 days after a family tested...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Not installing tracing app is not a crime, but concealing information is

Anuthin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s Public Health minister, said that, although it is a requirement, under a newly issued directive, for...

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General Highlight News

Lunacy or great leap forward? Thailand’s first moon mission ignites fierce debate

Thailand’s first lunar exploration programme is scheduled to launch on January 13, though public debate on the moon mission...

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Only essential travel allowed to and from 5 Thai provinces

An announcement in the Royal Gazette states that Samut Sakhon, Chon Buri, Rayong, Trat, and Chanthaburi are designated as...

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ASEAN Coronavirus Outbreak Update News Sport

Top-seeded ‘Minions’ out of Thailand badminton after positive test

Indonesia’s men’s doubles top seeds have been forced to pull out of next week’s Thailand Open badminton after one of them,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand records one more death in Samut Sakhon

Thailand has recorded one more COVID-19 fatality, bringing the total to 66 deaths, and 365 new COVID-19 infections today,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News Uncategorized

Thailand plans to inoculate at least 60 million people against COVID-19

The office of Thailand’s Prime Minister announced today that the cabinet has resolved to allocate about 1.2 billion baht...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News Uncategorized

Samut Sakhon confirms another 900 COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province has confirmed another 900 new COVID-19 cases, from proactive screening of about 3,800 workers in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand hits vaccine accelerator as virus launches second surge

Battling a fresh outbreak of COVID-19, Thailand has decided to speed up its free nationwide vaccination programme. The first...

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Singapore admits police can access contact-tracing data

Singapore has admitted data collected for contact-tracing can be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be...

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Indonesia says to start COVID-19 vaccinations programme next week

Indonesia‘s mass vaccination programme is set to start next week, pending authorisation from the country’s food and drug agency...

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Singapore’s virus-hit economy suffers worst decline in 2020

Singapore’s economy suffered its worst ever annual contraction in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the city-state’s vital trade...

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Cambodia reopens schools and museums after five week coronavirus lockdown

Cambodia on Monday (January 4) reopened schools, museums, entertainment venues, bars, and sports stadiums after a five-week lockdown aimed...

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Momota positive for Covid-19, Japan to miss Thailand Open

Badminton world number one Kento Momota tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the withdrawal of all Japan’s players from this...

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Bangkok set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 11 districts in the capital to set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints,...

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Thailand pledges ‘world’s safest’ badminton as China pull out

Thailand’s badminton chief pledged that next month’s restart tournaments will be the “safest in the world” after heavyweights China...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight

Sand, sea and lots of space in Chanthaburi

The long and winding road from Chanthaburi town to the border with Trat province takes in some of the...

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Thailand Politics Protest
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The movers and shakers behind Thailand’s 2020 protests

After 12 months of tumult and tragedy, 2020 will go down as the “worst year ever” for millions in...

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Thailand Royal family, Royalist
Highlight News Top Stories of 2021

Monarchy faces unprecedented challenge in 2020

2020 saw the greatest challenge to the Thai monarchy since the 1932 Siamese Revolution, which brought an end to...

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Business News World

Gig economy workers say they can no longer survive

Whether in Paris, Kuala Lumpur or California, gig economy workers fear they can no longer survive on meagre earnings...

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ASEAN Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Indonesians cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines as new deals secured

Indonesia is poised to secure coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca, the health minister said on Tuesday (December 29), as...

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Business News World

Most Asian markets advance after Wall St sets new records

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday following a record-breaking lead from Wall Street, as investors cheered the passage of a...

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Thailand Travel Chanthaburi
Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight

Riverside Chic and Small Town Charms of Chanthaburi

Less crowded than many coastal destinations, Chanthaburi is ideal for a weekend away or a longer holiday Anyone looking...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thai and Laos government to discuss lifting seafood import ban

Thailand is asking the Lao PDR to have confidence in Thailand’s ability to contain the recent outbreak, assuring that...

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COVID-19 Social Distancing
Coronavirus Outbreak Editor's Choice Highlight News Top Stories of 2021

How the year of ‘new normal’ changed Thai life forever

2020 was less than two weeks old when coronavirus first arrived in Thailand, triggering a “new normal” that brought...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News Top Stories of 2021

Thailand went to war against a global pandemic in 2020 – and almost won

For Thailand, 2020 has been a year of fear and tears as the country wrestled with the worst pandemic...

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Highlight News Politics Top Stories of 2021

Prayut cements power in 2020 after fending off eviction effort

The anti-establishment movement’s dream of seeing Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha ousted from office was shattered at the Constitutional...

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News Politics Top Stories of 2021

2020 sees one small step towards a new, democratic charter

The pro-democracy movement’s push for charter amendment inched forward in 2020, but at the expense of injuries and violent...

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Highlight News Politics Top Stories of 2021

Why year of the ‘Bad Student’ could be tipping point for Thai education

School students were both busy and brave this year, mustering unprecedented courage to challenge authority figures much older and...

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Highlight News Politics Top Stories of 2021

Rubber ducks to hammer and sickle – how the Thai protest movement evolved in 2020

2020 brought a completely new kind of protest to Thailand – anti-establishment rallies that truly belong to the digital...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update General News

Police to delay legal proceeding against illegal immigrants in Thailand

Thai Immigration Police will delay taking legal proceedings against illegal migrant workers who have been in Thailand for at...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thai PM asks public to notify officials of illegal migrant smuggling networks

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha has asked the public to provide the authorities with any information they may have on...

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Another land scandal yet rocks Thai politics

Some major political changes in Thailand followed high-profile troubles with the land. A Democrat-led government crumbled in the 1980s...

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Thailand Politics Election
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Party politics rocked by year of splits and a dissolution

The year 2020 saw many changes in Thailand’s political landscape, highlighted by shake-ups in major parties. Though only months...

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Crime News Top Stories of 2021

Thailand’s first mass shooting exposes deadly danger of military corruption

A shocking massacre perpetrated by a lone enraged soldier hit Thailand in February, bringing scenes of tragedy that will...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight News

PM thanks the nation for cooperation, says reckless few creates troubles for millions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha addressed the nation on COVDI-19 situation. He thanked related agencies and the general public for cooperation...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

‘Little Myanmar’ COVID-19 cluster a ‘big lesson’ for Thailand

COVID-19 fears are rising in the run-up to New Year following the discovery of infection clusters in Thailand’s “Little...

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maket _ Samut Sakhon _ Thailand _ COVID-19
Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Private sector says Thai government not strict enough on illegal border crossings

Suphan Mongkhonsutee, the president of The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said the issue of illegal immigrants in Thailand...

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Highlight News Top Stories of 2021

‘Red Bull heir” case sees credibility of Thai justice crash in 2020

Public faith in Thailand’s legal system was rocked this year when Red Bull scion Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya’s hit-and-run case...

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new Soft Coral Thailand
Around Thailand Environment Highlight News

Two new and rare soft coral species found in the Gulf of Thailand

Marine researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science have recently found two new soft coral species, the first of...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Khao Man Gai is a popular meal in Thailand but you need to know where to enjoy it

Plates of plenty The much-loved one-dish meal Khao Man Gai (chicken and rice) varies in taste from stall to...

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Highlight News Politics

The long and controversial history of Thailand’s law against royal insults

The draconian lèse majesté law is back in the spotlight after at least 41 people were slapped with royal...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Highlight

A new interactive art installation takes the metropolis by storm

Out of the darkness and into the light Awakening Bangkok has returned to the City of Angels to brighten...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

PMO ministerial assistant to negotiate with Chana locals on 4th day of protest

The government sent the assistant to the minister to the prime minister’s office, Suporn Attawong, to negotiate with the...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Protest against Chana Industrial project entering its 3rd day

The protesters from Chana district, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have already been camped in front of government...

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News Politics

Protesters close Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue for demonstration

Protesters have closed Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue outbound and erected several small stages for speakers. The protest site covers...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight Opinion

We must develop a conscience to prevent a second wave of COVID-19

Thailand has been praised on the international stage for the way it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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Highlight News Politics

Court ruling in favour of Prayut adds fuel to protesters’ fire

Wednesday’s court verdict in favour of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha increases the likelihood of him staying in power...

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Highlight News Politics Thai Politics Explained

A closer look at the King’s 2 Regiments now in protesters’ sights

Anti-establishment protesters have raised the ante in their ongoing protests for reform of the monarchy, by targeting HM the...

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Thailand Education Politics Reform
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Thailand’s strict school dress code tested as students ditch uniforms on first day of semester

Students have been grumbling about school uniforms for ages in Thailand. But few people imagined they would be brave...

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Video

If education is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow....

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Highlight News Politics

Charter Court finds Prayut not guilty of ethics breaches

The Constitutional Court has dismissed charges of ethics breaches and conflict of interests against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in...

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Four Thai workers from Myanmar cleared of COVID- 19 but face illegal entry charges

Health officials in Chiang Rai are relieved that four Thai bar workers, who slipped into Mae Sai district of...

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Highlight News Politics

No end in sight as both sides refuse to shift their stance

Thai politics has arrived at a dead end as neither side shows any sign of stepping away from the...

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Highlight News Politics

Social media attacks fail to bring down protest movement’s ‘fairy godparents’

Donations are flooding into the bank accounts of the two main providers of protest supplies ranging from food to...

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight

The Thai NGO committed to saving Thailand’s trees celebrates 10 years of success

A shady story A decade after their first mission to stop a mature tree being felled, the Big Trees...

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Thailand Protest
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Verdict on Prayut’s Army residence may be a ‘fire exit’ for govt to escape ongoing conflict

The country is counting down to December 2, when the Constitutional Court is scheduled to rule if Prime Minister...

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Highlight News Politics

Education Ministry’s ‘haircut enforcer’ becomes unwitting target of students’ anger

Born into a poor farming family, Education Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Veera Khaengkasikarn may have spoken from experience...

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Constitution protest
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The rocks and roadblocks on Thailand’s path to a new Constitution

The road to democracy is never easy, but the path is particularly steep for Thailand in its journey to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

World’s top surgical glove maker in Malaysia shuts factories due to coronavirus

Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp, the world’s biggest manufacturer of surgical gloves, closes over half of its surgical glove factories...

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News Politics Protests 2020 Uncategorized

Bangkok protest location changed from Crown Property Bureau to SCB HQ

Last evening, the leaders of protest groups United Front for Thammasat and Demonstration and Free Youth Movement announced a...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Uncategorized

One dance to cover 7 human rights issues

Pichet Klunchun sets out to do the impossible with a specially created show to mark the anniversary of the...

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Thailand Politics Protest
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If future generations feel no obligation to respect, “it’s just a question of when”

The American online magazine “The Diplomat” said the most striking thing about the current anti-government movement has been its...

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Quotes of the week

Quote of the week

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Highlight News Politics

Humble rubber duckie stands tall as protector of Thai demonstrators

Giant rubber ducks are generally cute and harmless, good for a few laughs in the pool with friends. But...

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Highlight News Opinion Politics Uncategorized

Prayut’s ‘lawfare’ risks blowing Thailand’s political divide wide open

Fear is growing that Thailand’s ongoing political conflict will intensify, with no visible way out, after Prime Minister Prayut...

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