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Smog condition worsens in and around Bangkok today and likely to remain so until Feb 4

Smog problem in and around Bangkok appears to be getting out of control, with 39 areas being affected by...

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Coronation-related activities to formally start on April 6 with blessing of coronation water

Activities related to the coronation will kick off on April 6, starting with the launch of a ceremony for...

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Four ministers of Palang Pracharat party quit Cabinet 

The four cabinet ministers who are key members of the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party have tendered their resignation effective...

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Bank report says 2.6 billion baht financial loss so far from smog in and around Bangkok

The ongoing smog problem in and around Bangkok has caused financial loss estimated at 2,600 million baht since late...

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BNK48 girl group invited by German ambassador to discuss Nazi terror

The German ambassador to Thailand has invited members of the country’s top girl group BNK48 to the embassy for...

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Poll shows most people do not believe politicians will deliver all their policies 

More than half of the people polled by Nida Poll do not believe that political parties will be able...

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Ratchaburi province hit by smog for the first time

The western province of Ratchaburi is the latest province to be affected by PM2.5 dust particles to the extent...

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Malaysia can learn from Thailand on caring for neglected children: Deputy PM Wan Azizah

Malaysia can pick up something from the method implemented in Thailand in tackling the issue of neglected children and...

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City governor to take charge of pollution problem  

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has been authorized to take necessary steps to suspend activities that are contributing to the...

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Royal Decree on MPs election enacted, EC to set poll date

The long-awaited Royal Decree on the election of members of the parliament has been promulgated today after it was...

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TDRI concerned that many buyers of cheap housing units may default  

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has expressed concern that low income-earners who bought housing units under the government-sponsored “One...

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Worse air pollution reported in and around Bangkok today

Air quality in and around Bangkok has become worse today with higher amount of PM2.5 dust particles in the...

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Air pollution affecting 39 areas in and around Bangkok

Air pollution has expanded today to cover 39 areas along busy roads and farther away in and around Bangkok...

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Ratchanok Intanon retains Malaysia Masters 2019

Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand poses with her gold medal at the podium after winning over Carolina Marin of Spain...

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Southern Thai peace talks will be “very long process”: Malaysian facilitator

Peace talks between the Thai Government and the southern Thai separatist groups could take up to three years, Malaysian...

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Post-election scenario Prayut’s rivals won’t like

Is the pro-election camp barking up the wrong tree? Quite likely, according to some analysts who scrutinize the 2017...

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4 Thai workers safely evacuated after gunmen attacked Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi

Four Thai staffers working at a hotel own by Thailand’s Dusit Thani Group in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi...

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UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday,...

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Cambodia denies passport has been issued for Yingluck

Cambodian government officials have denied claims that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was issued with a Cambodian passport which...

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3 ministers in hot water after Constitutional Court asked to rule on their qualifications

The Election Commission has faulted three cabinet members and former Prime Minister’s Office Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul for holding...

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Improved air quality in and around Bangkok

Air quality in and around Bangkok today has improved considerably with only two of 20 areas classified as being...

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Saudi girl reportedly declared a refugee by UNHCR

The Saudi teenaged girl who fled her family to Bangkok and is seeking asylum in Australia has been declared a...

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School told to review its casual dress initiative

Bangkok Christian College which has created a buzz by allowing its students to shed off their uniform and wear...

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Gen Prayut-led live TV program raises over 131 million baht for Pa Buk victims

A live TV program which saw Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha personally take phone calls from donors raised more...

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Gen Prayut joins live TV program to solicit donations for Pa Buk victims

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is at this moment leading members of his Cabinet on a live TV program...

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Somkid confident of 4-4.2 percent growth rate for 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is confident that Thailand’s economy for the year 2018 would grow between 4-4.2 percent,...

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Ukrainian couple safely rescued after getting lost in jungle in Krabi 

A Ukrainian tourist couple reported missing while venturing into the jungle of the Nopparatthara-Phi-Phi Islands national park in the...

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Watch out for this Pheu Thai “decorative flower”

Thaksin Shinawatra’s camp always springs a surprise when it comes to who it picks as prime minister. Late Samak...

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PM to chair fund-raising TV programme Monday night to help storm victims

The government and the Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (Mcot) will hold a fund-raising campaign via Channel 9 TV...

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Air quality in and around Bangkok worsens, posing health threats

What appeared to be like morning fog in and around Bangkok this morning was not actually fog but dust...

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Six passengers killed in tour bus accident in Pathum Thani 

Six passengers, including a baby girl, were killed and 50 others injured when a tour bus ploughed into a...

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Pa Buk weakens into low pressure cell but 4 provinces still face heavy rain

Pa Buk storm has further weakened from depression into low pressure cell in the Andaman Sea since Saturday night,...

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Probably no big winners and losers in election delay

In the Thai circumstances, delaying a general election by a month may not have a significant impact as far...

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GHB to set aside 1  billion baht fund to help customers affected by Pa Buk

The Government Housing Bank will set aside a fund of one billion baht to be extended to people whose...

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Pa Buk makes landfall in Pak Phanang, Tha Sala districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat

Tropical storm Pa Buk landed in Pak Phanang and Tha Sala districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat province at about...

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Sea water sweeps ashore in Pak Panang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat as tropical storm Pa Buk makes a landfall

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How recycled foods become junk food in Manila

Residents of Tondo slum in metro Manila live on “pagpag” or left-overs of fried chickens collected from garbage dump....

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PM says he is studying policies of parties before he deciding which one to join

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he is studying policy platforms of political parties before deciding which one he...

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Southern coastal provinces brace for onslaught of tropical storm Pa Buk

Southern coastal provinces from Phetchaburi downward are bracing for an onslaught of tropical storm “Pa Buk” which is expect...

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Government to invite Princess Sirindhorn to chair coronation organizing panel

The government will invite Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair the organizing committee for the coronation...

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Srisuwan to kick-start signature collection campaign to impeach five anti-graft commissioners

Political activist Srisuwan Janya declared today he is determined to push ahead with his bid to impeach the five...

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Death toll for two days rises to 98 as drunk driving blamed for most road accidents

Drunk driving is blamed as the main cause of most road accidents in the past two days, resulting in...

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HRH Princess Sirindhorn offers New Year’s well wishes to Thai people 

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn expressed her well wishes to the staff of the Thai Red Cross...

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British cave divers in Tham Luang cave rescue mission honored by Queen Elizabeth II

The seven British cave divers who helped save the 12 Wild Boar footballers and their coach from the flooded...

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Court hands down heavy jail terms for ex-officials of KMIT Lat Krabang on corruption charges

In a record marathon verdict reading which took 15 hours from 8 am on Tuesday until 1 am today...

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Two South Korean golfers went missing after golf cart fell into Nan river

Two elderly South Korean golfers went missing and believed drowned after their golf cart was rammed by another cart...

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Death toll climbs past 370 in Indonesian tsunami disaster

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up...

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What is holding back Prayut’s announcement?

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is not playing hard to get. In keeping people waiting for his decision to vie...

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What is holding back Prayut’s announcement?

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is not playing hard to get. In keeping people waiting for his decision to vie...

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Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning...

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Chart Thai Pattana party unveils policies

Extending the official mandatory retirement age  from 60 to 65 years, legalizing of same-sex marriage and depoliticizing the education...

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Ex-deputy premier Pridiyathorn says Gen Prayut unfit to be next prime minister

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is unfit to be Thailand’s next prime minister for a number of reasons, ranging from...

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Elephants join search for 2-year-old Myanmar boy missing for 6 days in Suphan Buri sugarcane plantation

Four elephants were this morning employed to help some 300 police, military personnel, local administration officials and private rescue...

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Political parties urged to support media organization’s call to scrap gag orders 

The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) on Sunday issued a statement addressed to all political party leaders, urging them to...

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Tsunami from erupting Krakatau kills at least 222 in Indonesia

PANDEGLANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – A tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of...

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‘Volcano’ tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches...

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Thousands flock to Government Housing Bank for cheap housing loans

Thousands of people flocked to the head office of the Government Housing Bank (GHB) on Rama 9 Road in...

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Tsunami triggered by volcano sweeps Indonesia beach at least 62 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 62...

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At least 43 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

Debris from damaged buildings is seen on a street on Carita beach on December 23, 2018, after the area...

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Hoar frost covers a plant on a cold and foggy morning in Doi Inthanon National Park, is in Chom...

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At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami apparently caused by undersea landslides killed at least 20 people after the waves...

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Attempt to form a political alliance reportedly under way

An attempt is reportedly under way to put together a political alliance among parties not allied with the pro-government...

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Money flows can determine political outcomes

The Pheu Thai Party, ironically as its critics may say, will be hoping money does not matter as much...

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Money flows can determine political outcomes

The Pheu Thai Party, ironically as its critics may say, will be hoping money does not matter as much...

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Mattis resigns as US defence secretary over differences with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal...

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In politics, blood is not always thicker than water

Blood is thicker than water, it was so said.  But it is definitely not for the case of the...

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Coping with education disruption

The expert of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) points out how universities in Thailand can...

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Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police

French police on Thursday shot dead a gunman who had been on the run since killing three people, including...

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Witness recounts how he tried to save Thai tourist killed in Strasbourg shooting

Strasbourg, France – A witness in France has told the BBC that one of the people shot and killed...

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Thai tourist among 4 killed at Christmas market in France

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AFP) – A gunman killed four people, including a Thai tourist, and injured around a dozen others...

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TIME Person of the Year 2018

This image obtained December 11, 2018 courtesy of Time magazine shows the covers for Time magazine “Person of the...

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Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China’s Huawei

VANCOUVER/BEIJING (Reuters) – A Canadian court on Tuesday granted bail to a top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei...

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Outspoken Chalerm named Pheu Thai’s chief of election campaign team

Maverick former MP of Bangkok Chalerm Yoobumrung  has been appointed chief of the Pheu Thai party’s election campaign team...

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Bangkok ranks No 2 of world’s top most visited cities 

Bangkok ranks second as the world’s top cities for tourism in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations 2018 report...

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Visa online service to be launched at Thai consular office in Beijing

Chinese people in Beijing will be able to apply for visa to visit Thailand through online service starting February...

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Democrats to boycott Friday’s meeting if it’s chaired by Prayut 

The Democrat party will not attend the meeting on Friday between the so-called “Five Rivers”, the Election Commission and...

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PM Prayut  wants December 9 to be car-free day..if possible

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha wants December 9 to be a car-free day, if possible, to coincide with the “Bike...

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PM Prayut irked by questions about alleged gerrymandering 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha lost his cool today when confronted by reporters who pestered him with questions about the...

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More state university board directors quit to avoid declaring assets

It started with a trickle – at first in the Ministry of Education.  Eventually, the trickle looks likely to...

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Future Forward Party suspends activities of youth wing accused of budget misspending 

A fissure has erupted in the newly-formed Future Forward party when its executive committee on Wednesday decided to suspend...

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Education Ministry to form DSI-style unit to fight graft 

The Education Ministry will set up its own version of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tasked with investigating...

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Black-tip reef sharks sighted near Phi-Phi island beaches 

A school of black-tip reef sharks has been sighted swimming in knee-deep water around the beaches of Phi-Phi islands,...

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Little enthusiasm for application of senatorial posts

There has been lukewarm response to the opening of application for senatorial posts which kicked off on Monday.  Election...

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Gen Prayut open to political offer, but in no hurry to say yes

It shouldn’t be a surprise if Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided which of the political parties he...

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Hua Hin food shop-owers sign MoU not to overcharge customers

Forty-eight food shop-owners in Hua Hin seaside resort town signed a memorandum of understanding today with local authorities promising...

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Junta ponders executive decree to resolve marijuana deadlock

The National Council for Peace and Order is mulling invoking Article 44 of the interim Constitution to resolve the...

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Over half a million informal debt cases settled with the help of military

The military has helped in mediating informal debts owed by over half a million people and has managed to...

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Five armed men of a drug caravan shot dead by troops near Myanmar border

Army troops have shot dead five armed men allegedly guarding a drug caravan near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae...

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Poll shows Pheu Thai’s Sudarat beats PM Prayut as most favoured candidate for prime minister

Pheu Thai partry’s election strategy chief Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan emerges a top favourite to become the next prime minister...

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French police clash violently with protesters on Champs Elysees over petrol costs

PARIS (Reuters) – Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters...

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Singapore’s most likely future next prime minister unveiled

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, has been picked as first assistant secretary-general of the ruling People’s Action...

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PM Prayut says election to be delayed or not up to Election Commission 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed today that the election roadmap remains unchanged and any decision to delay it as...

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NLA unanimously passes pot bill in first reading

The National Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously passed in the first reading an amendment to the Narcotics Act which...

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Nissan Motor board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive’s nearly two decade...

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SRT to seek approval for three extensions of Red Line

The State Railways of Thailand (SRT) will propose to the Transport Ministry for extensions of the three routes of...

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PM expresses well wishes to the people on Loy Krathong festival

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today offered his well wishes on the occasion of Loy Krathong festival to  Thai people...

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Pheu Thai slams government’s aid package as populist move to woo voters

Pheu Thai Party has disputed Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s claim that his government’s 86.9 billion baht aid package...

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Medical Council to probe ethical conduct of Rama II Hospital over poor treatment of patient  

The Medical Council is to set up a panel to consider action against the management of Rama II Hospital...

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China and Philippines sign oil, gas exploration deal as Xi Jinping meets Duterte

Beijing and Manila have agreed to a joint oil and gas exploration deal – one of 29 deals that...

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Handouts for 14.5 million poor for electricity, water and travel expenses

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to a 38.7 billion baht populist package to help 14.5 million poor people...

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