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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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 2020

‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Protesting the Thai way: with pork barbecue

BANGKOK (Reuters) – In the midst of thousands of Thai anti-government protesters, one man made his own statement –...

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Anti-government protesters disperse after rally at Ratchaprasong

Thousands of anti-government protesters rallied at Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok Wednesday evening during which many of...

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Duck and cover: Blow-up mascots star at Thai protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai police have water cannon and teargas to fire at protesters. The answer: Inflatable yellow pool...

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Parliament adopts 2 charter bills, rejects iLaw’s version

Parliament today voted in favour of two bills in their first reading that would pave the way for drafting...

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At least 55 hurt in Thailand’s most violent protests since new movement emerged

The Reuters reports at least 55 people were hurt, some with gunshot wounds, when demonstrators marching on the Thai...

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The monument at the heart of Thailand’s battle for democracy

Bangkok’s Democracy Monument has long been the site of political protests in Thailand, most recently on Saturday, when the...

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34 injured in parliament rally, protesters to return to Ratchaprasong Wednesday

At least 34 people were injured in scuffles with police during a rally in front of the parliament Tuesday...

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Protesters to return to Ratchaprasong for major rally Wednesday

Anti-government protesters vowed to return for another major rally at Ratchaprasongintersection in the heart of Bangkok on Wednesday evening...

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Protesters break through police barriers to reach parliament gate

Thousands of anti-government protesters have forced their way through police barriers to rally at the main gate of the...

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Police battle protesters as Parliament debates charter bills

As parliamentarians debated the bills seeking to amend the constitution, police battled anti-government protesters trying to break through barriers...

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If the education system is good, other things would follow

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

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A closer look at the charter bill dividing Parliament – and the nation

Parliament today begins a two-day debate on seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, but public attention will be...

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What to expect inside (and outside) Parliament during charter-change debate this week

With political temperatures rising close to boiling point, lawmakers head to Parliament today and tomorrow (November 17-18) to deliberate...

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What chances for charter change bills in Parliament this week?

Parliament will this week (November 17-18) deliberate seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, amid mounting pressure for changes...

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Trump acknowledges Biden ‘won’ the U.S. election, but says it was ‘rigged’

President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge publicly for the first time on Sunday (November 15) that Democrat Joe Biden...

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Thai king calls for unity after protesters turn back on motorcade

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn told well-wishers of the importance of unity as he marked the opening...

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Protesters wrap Democracy Monument with cloth banner

Anti-government protesters on Saturday rallied at the Democracy Monument which they later wrapped with a huge cloth banner carrying...

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Their Majesties officially open MRT Blue Line

Their Majesties the King and Queen on Saturday afternoon officially opened the new MRT Blue Line extension at Sanam...

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Monks and novices barred from joining the protest

The director of the National Office of Buddhism, Narong Song-ar-rom, said that the Sangha Supreme Council has issued urgent...

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Scandal ridden school sent no one to negotiate with parents

Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek school sent no one to negotiate with parents of abused students, in a 130 million Baht...

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Police to review the content of letters to the King, before pressing charges

The letters and the four red post boxes from the protest in Bangkok yesterday are in police possession, at...

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Tourism industry asks government to reconsider travel bubble

The former president of Thailand Hotels Association, Supawan Thanomkietipumi, is proposing the government reconsider the “Travel Bubble” as a...

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Thailand Monarchy reform protest
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Thailand’s protesters declare their 3 demands are the “utmost compromise”

After negotiating with the police tonight (Sunday), anti-establishment protesters in Thailand announced that the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut...

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One of Thailand’s protest leaders and 3 activists released last night

Protest leader Anont Nampa and three anti-establishment activists were released from Bangkok Remand Prison just after midnight last night....

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Japan eases travel curbs for China, eight others

Japan eases travel curbs for nine countries and regions, in a hope to revive its economy. Japan has eased...

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Will special Parliament session be a time-buying tactic?

Most observers hold little hope that next week’s extraordinary parliamentary session will lead to concrete solutions satisfactory to both...

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State of emergency declared in Bangkok, protest leaders arrested

Police arrested some of the key anti-government protest leaders early Thursday morning shortly after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared...

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