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Thailand’s Disease Control Board approves 63-million dose inoculation plan

Thailand’s Disease Control Board has approved the COVID-19 vaccine management and distribution plan for 2021. The country’s health minister,...

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Biden: “Remains to be seen” if US will send team to Olympics

US President Joe Biden said late Sunday it remains to be seen if the US will send a team...

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Thai public cleared to participate in charter change, but roadblocks lie ahead  

The review of two charter draft bills has been completed, paving the way for changes to the 2017 Constitution...

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Asean News

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a...

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Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain...

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Myanmar coup to take big toll on trade with Thailand, the world: Experts

Thai and other foreign companies are expected to delay their investments in Myanmar following a military coup that threatens...

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How one Myanmar restaurant in Bangkok supports anti-coup activity

As expatriates from Myanmar around the world react to the military’s lightning takeover of their homeland, one restaurant in...

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Myanmar has 134 More Political Prisoners Following Military Coup

As of Friday morning, 134 officials, leaders and lawmakers from the National League for Democracy (NLD), political activists, monks...

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Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic ‘hijab’ scarves for schoolgirls

Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured...

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No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood

No coronavirus contamination was found in 117 seafood samples taken from markets in Bangkok and other provinces between November...

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‘Illuminati’ accuser returns to haunt Thailand’s progressive Move Forward Party

Move Forward, Thailand’s second-largest opposition party, has been hit by accusations that could result in its dissolution after less...

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Opposition’s strategic changes from last censure

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will remain the prime target, but the similarities between the upcoming no-confidence attack and the...

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Facebook disrupted in Myanmar as UN chief warns coup must fail

Facebook services in Myanmar were disrupted on Thursday, days after the army seized power, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight

Bangkok’s century-old Hua Lamphong station makes tracks towards railway history

After more than a century serving passengers, Thailand’s largest railway hub will reach the end of the line this...

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How a flaw in the system lands Thailand’s elderly in trouble

A 99-year-old grandmother says she will go to prison if the government sues for repayment of Bt100,000 in subsidies...

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Japan toughens virus measures with new law

Japan passed a new law strengthening enforcement of its virus restrictions on Wednesday, allowing authorities to fine bars and...

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Thailand placed 4th in ASEAN on the Democracy Index 2020

Thailand has been placed fourth in ASEAN, and 73rd in the world, while categorized as one of the world’s...

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Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

Calls for a civil disobedience campaign in Myanmar gathered pace  Wednesday as the United States formally declared the military’s takeover a...

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The Lady vanishes: Suu Kyi back under house arrest

The Myanmar military’s detention of Aung San Suu Kyi during this week’s coup has revived memories of her more...

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Thailand takes momentous step to legalise abortion

In a defining moment for male-dominated and conservative Thailand, the country is now shifting its stance from anti-abortion to...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Highlight

“Thai food is the most  delicious medicine” – Chef Chumpol

The Michelin-starred chef demonstrates how food sustainably can be achieved Michelin-starred Chef Chumpol Jangprai has a clear image of...

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Thai govt stability shaken as ruling partners become electoral rivals   

A widening rift between coalition partners Palang Pracharath and the Democrats over the upcoming Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election is...

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective: Lancet study

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19, according to an analysis published in The Lancet...

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Singapore limits contact-tracing data access after outcry

Singapore‘s parliament passed a law Tuesday limiting the use of data collected for coronavirus contact-tracing after the government admitted...

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More than 100 million vaccinated

More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world, an AFP tally from official sources found...

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Thai Red Cross is calling for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients

The Red Cross is appealing for plasma donations from fully recovered COVID-19 patients, because it may contain the antibodies...

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Myanmar generals in firm control after coup

Myanmar‘s generals were in firm control Tuesday after a surgical coup that saw democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Central Shrimp Market to stay closed until at least February 15th

The Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon province, the epicenter of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, will remain...

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A tiny historic town well worth a detour

Not far from the well-known beaches of Khao Lak, Takua Pa offers a delightful reminder of bygone days Takua...

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Taboo subject of monarchy set to spark pandemonium in Thai Parliament

Thailand is bracing for unprecedented chaos in Parliament later this month when the opposition shatters a deep-seated taboo by...

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Governments around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar’s democracy on Monday after...

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Happy Meals: cannabis-infused cuisine now being served

Prachin Buri’s hospital offers cannabis dishes and snacks to enthusiastic patrons No culinary trend could possibly beat the gastronomical...

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New Zealand unveils a blueprint to fight climate change

New Zealand unveiled a blueprint Sunday to phase out petrol-powered cars while its dairy industry, a key pillar of the economy,...

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Just cruisin’ along

The new electric boat service on Klong Phadung Krungkasem makes a lovely change from the humdrum of Bangkok’s streets...

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Crazy about croissants

Seems Thais just can’t have enough of the French crescent-shaped pastry Decades ago, if someone predicted that Thais would happily...

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PM assures the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand is at “acceptable levels”

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, the availability of the field hospital beds and the...

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Equity markets drop as painful week ends on sour note

Asian and European markets suffered more losses Friday, capping a painful week for global equities that has been characterised...

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UN, foreign missions sound alarm over Myanmar coup fears

More than a dozen embassies, including the US and EU delegation, Friday urged Myanmar to “adhere to democratic norms”,...

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New Zealand confirms two more virus cases in community

New Zealand confirmed two new cases of the more virulent South African Covid-19 strain in the community Thursday, as investigators scrambled to determine...

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Vietnam reports first virus outbreak in nearly two months

Vietnam recorded its first coronavirus outbreak in almost two months on Thursday, with more than 80 new cases reported...

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Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon downs Indian star PV Sindhu

Former world number one Ratchanok Intanon landed a crucial victory over Indian star PV Sindhu at badminton’s World Tour...

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Singapore launches new self-driving bus trial

Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial...

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Asian markets a sea of red as virus woes add to correction fears

Asian markets suffered further losses Thursday, tracking a rout in New York and Europe as markets were hit by...

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Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia and are believed to have been trafficked to...

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Northern pleasures: off the beaten track in Doi Saket

Chiang Mai remains one of the most popular destinations for the long holiday celebration but lesser-known Doi Saket offers...

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Samut Sakhon residents pray for governor felled in Covid battle

As the new wave of COVID-19 exploded in Samut Sakhon, the governor leading the fightback always managed to keep...

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Olympic chief Bach to respond to Tokyo Games fears

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the holding of the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach is expected on...

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Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, erupted Wednesday, belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash...

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Stakes high for Thailand’s opposition as censure debate targets govt 

The opposition is unlikely to upend the government in next month’s censure debate, as has been the case previously....

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The Mekong report China doesn’t want to see

The Mekong river is a life line of millions of people in six countries. In the past few years,...

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Singapore activists appeal gay sex ban court ruling

Three Singapore campaigners launched an appeal Monday against a court’s decision to uphold a law banning sex between men, the latest...

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Asian markets stumble on stimulus timing and size

Asian markets sank into the red Tuesday following the previous day’s healthy run-up, with sentiment jolted by the prospect...

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Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in...

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How one partygoer became Thailand’s first ‘super-spreader’

Thailand looks poised to confirm its first official “super spreader” as fears grow over the scale of the latest...

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US warships conduct exercises in South China Sea

A US aircraft carrier group sailed into the South China Sea on a so-called “freedom of navigation” exercise, the...

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Myanmar workers left stranded in Kamphaengphet province

Kamphaengphet local police reported that nine Myanmar workers were abandoned on the side of a road in Muang Kamphaengphet...

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Ruling party risks split over candidate for Bangkok governor election 

Already hit by an anti-establishment uprising, Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharath Party is now facing a potential revolt from within...

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Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area...

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Alleged drug lord dubbed ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested in Amsterdam

The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested...

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Marin and Axelsen claim back-to-back badminton titles in Bangkok

Spain’s Carolina Marin and Viktor Axelsen from Denmark on Sunday claimed their second Thailand Open badminton singles titles in...

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The inside story of Thailand and Myanmar’s troubled Dawei mega-project

Myanmar’s long-delayed Dawei mega-project experienced yet another setback after contracts with Thailand’s construction giant Italian-Thai Development were cancelled recently....

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Thai Army uses special task forces to disinfect schools in and around Bangkok

The Thai army has deployed special task forces to clean and disinfect schools in Bangkok and its suburbs, before...

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Losing weight in a healthy way to fight Covid-19

Experts say eating less but healthily and being more active is one of the keys to losing weight safely...

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A guide to Thailand’s largest ever vaccination programme

Prioritising both safety and speed as it faces a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Thailand is poised to launch...

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Bangkok to ease restrictions on 13 types of business from Friday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen from tomorrow...

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Isolation is a new big thing for the travel of tomorrow Health declaration forms and virus tests. Quarantine-on-arrival (and...

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Thailand’s poor regions may be left behind in race for COVID-19 vaccines

Many municipalities’ eagerness to procure COVID-19 vaccines for their residents has roused suspicion of political motives and concerns about...

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Putting old-town Phimai back on the map

A university research group sets out to show off the oft-forgotten charms and culture of Phimai Once the crepe-like...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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