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Charter court rules Pheu Thai’s Nawat disqualified as MP

Convicted Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen province Nawat Tohcharoensook lost his parliamentary status on October 16th, when he...

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Warning for Thais in or travelling to Hong Kong

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong has issued a warning today, for Thai travellers to and those living...

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PM not worried about small coalition parties voting against government in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shrugged off a reported threat, by five smaller parties in the coalition government, not...

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Unsafe dust levels in 19 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Sixteen areas in Bangkok and three in its suburbs were found today to have excessive levels of  PM2.5 dust...

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Outspoken MP Pareena in hot water over questionable land occupation in Ratchaburi

Ms Pareena Kraikupt, Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, appears to be in some trouble relating to her claim...

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Chaiwat to report to DSI to acknowledge charges related to Billy’s case

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson said today (Monday) that he will report to the Department of...

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Three King’s Guards Command officers reinstated by HM the King

Three commissioned officers attached to the Ratchawallop King’s Guards Command, who were recently dismissed from military service and stripped...

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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib has case to answer in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence...

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Arrest warrants out for Chaiwat and three others in activist Billy’s murder case

The Central Criminal Court for Corruption Cases has issued warrants for the arrests of former Kaeng Krachan nation park...

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Probe into Palang Pracharat MP Pareena’s land in Ratchaburi

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has ordered an investigation into the reported occupation of more than 102...

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Rights group calls on government to stop arming civilians in Deep South

A student human rights advocacy group in Thailand’s Deep South, PerMAS, has called on the Government to stop arming...

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Global value chain – an opportunity for ASEAN

The global market model is transitioning slowly into what is now known as the global value chain (GVC) which...

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Suspect in grisly murder of Chiang Mai millionairess arrested

The Song Thaew driver, wanted by Chiang Mai provincial police on suspicion of murdering a millionairess for her car...

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DSI reviewing prosecutor’s decision not to indict developer Anant Asavapokin

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is considering whether to oppose a decision by the Office of the Prosecutors...

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Well-known economist Dr Duenden dies in fallen tree accident at home

A well-known economist at Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Dr Duenden Nikhomborirak, died after being struck by a falling...

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DSI accepts Mae Manee suspected Ponzi scam as a special case

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has accepted for investigation the “Mae Manee” alleged Ponzi scam, in which more...

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Traders to ask government to postpone ban on herbicides for 6 months

Three associations of paraquat, chlorpyrifos and glyphosate traders are planning to ask the government to postpone the December 1st...

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THAI told to speed up ฿156bn baht new aircraft purchase plan

Transport Minister Saksayam has ordered Thai Airways International to conclude its plan to purchase a fleet of 38 new...

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EU agrees Brexit delay to January 31, eyes formal approval on Tuesday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan.31, said the bloc’s chairman, Donald...

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Fiscal Policy Office slashes GDP forecast for 2019 from 3% to 2.8%

Blaming external factors, the Office of Fiscal Policy at the Finance Ministry has revised downward the economic growth (GDP)...

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Thailand will negotiate with US on GSP issue during ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

Thailand will hold talks with the United States, about the GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) suspension for Thai exports...

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Hong Kong enters recession as protests show no sign of relenting

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by more than five months of anti-government protests...

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Temp in N and NE Thailand to drop 2-4°C from tomorrow until Friday

Temperatures in the northern and north-eastern regions of Thailand are forecast to drop 2-4°C from tomorrow until November 1st...

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Thai Commerce Ministry will appeal to the US for a review of GSP decision

Thailand is to ask the United States to reconsider removal of trade preferences for Thai exports under the Generalized...

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Trump says Islamic State leader Baghdadi dead in U.S. forces raid

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in...

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Innovative eco-friendly pots created for seasonal plants

Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), working with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovations,...

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Hong Kong medics join anti-government protests to ‘resist tyranny’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong medical workers plan to rally in the heart of the city’s financial centre...

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Warning of water shortages in 22 provinces

People living in 22 northern, north-eastern, eastern and southern Thai provinces are being advised to brace for shortages of...

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Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi stripped of all Royal titles and military ranks for disloyalty

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command stripping Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all her royal titles, decorations and...

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Army chief assures that he has no political ambitions and will not meddle in politics

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong said today (Monday) that he does not aspire to become a politician, preferring to...

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Senate passes executive decree on troop transfer to Royal Security Command

Thailand’s Senate overwhelmingly voted in favour of the executive decree to transfer some army units and budget to the...

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Restrictions on three controversial farm chemicals come into force today

Restrictions on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos are now in effect, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on...

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Hong Kong police, protesters exchange tear gas, petrol bombs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters throwing petrol bombs on Sunday as thousands...

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Poll respondents give thumbs-up to Opposition during debate on budget bill

Respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll have given the Opposition 6.94 out of 10 for doing a good job...

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Johnson will ask for Brexit delay after losing parliament vote -EU official

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson will send a letter on Saturday requesting a further extension to Britain’s departure from...

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Majority of people not yet siding with Government or Opposition – Super Poll

The majority of respondents to an opinion survey, conducted by Super Poll, say that they neither support the Government...

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Opposition abstained in budget vote so important spending is not delayed – Suthin

The Government’s 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year passed the first reading in the House of...

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2020 budget bill passes first reading in Parliament

After 3 days of debate, the Government’s 3.2 trillion baht 2020 fiscal budget bill sailed through its first reading...

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Magnitude 5 earthquake may hit Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in next 10 years

Thailand’s northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai may face a magnitude 5 earthquake, as measured on the...

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PM promises to act on the Opposition’s constructive recommendations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Saturday) that he was satisfied with the deliberations over the budget bill in...

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House committee to invite General Apirat for chat over his controversial speech

The House Committee for Security Affairs, National Borders, Strategy and Reform has agreed to invite Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat...

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Parents of a Japanese tourist killed 12 years ago to meet Thailand’s Justice Minister

Japanese police, and parents of a Japanese tourist killed at Sukhothai historical park 12 years ago, are due to...

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Cold season due to arrive in this Thursday

Thailand will officially enter the cold season this Thursday, October 17th, according to the Meteorological Department. The department says...

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Siriraj Hospital’s special program for BA graduates to study medicine

The Medical Science Faculty of Siriraj hospital has a special quota of four places, for the 2020 academic year,...

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Thai people join merit-making ceremonies in remembrance of the passing of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thai people across the country, many wearing yellow, made merit, attended religious ceremonies and participated in activities today to...

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Farmers to be asked not to plant second rice crop due to water shortage

Farmers in the Chao Phraya River basin may not be able to plant their second rice crop for the...

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Regional chief judges are legally empowered to screen verdicts of junior judges

The spokesman of the court of justice has reiterated that regional chief judges are legally empowered to screen the...

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Weatherman forecasts cold weather in December and January

Dust off your winter clothing in preparation for the arrival of the cold season at the end of this...

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PM warns many will suffer if budget bill fails in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned that a lot of people, including many farmers, would suffer if the budget...

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Special Branch police to stop background checks on Muslim students

Special Branch police have withdrawn their demand for universities to provide them with information about the backgrounds of their...

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The private sector cuts economic growth forecast to 2.7-3% from 2.9-3.3%

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) agreed today to lower down the economic growth projection...

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Prosecutors drop case against Thanathorn over his criticism of attempts to get Opposition MPs to defect.

The public prosecutors have decided not to indict Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and two other party members...

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PM warns private and public sectors to cooperate in reducing harmful emissions

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today warned members of the public and the private sector to significantly reduce their carbon...

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Premchai, his wife and an aide acquitted of illegal possession of ivory

Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta, his wife Mrs. Kanitta and her close aide, Ms. Wandee Sompoom, were today all...

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EC decides to strip Khon Kaen MP Nawath of his MP status

The Election Commission (EC) has ruled that Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen, Mr. Nawath Tohcharoensook, is no longer...

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Have a plant

Opting for less meat in a meal has a direct impact not just on your heart, but also your...

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Study predicts up to B800m health related opportunity cost if haze lasts 2 weeks

The return of haze to Bangkok and its peripherals will incur a health derived opportunity cost to the economy,...

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Princess Chulabhorn in hospital to treat numbness in her hand

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is being treated for finger numbness at Chulabhorn Hospital, the Bureau of the Royal...

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Thai student held in Egypt for suspected links to IS extremist group

A Thai student is being held by the Egyptian security agency in Cairo on suspicion of having links to...

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14 vocational students die in road carnage in Samut Prakan

Fourteen vocational students were killed, and others were seriously injured, when their pick-up truck crashed into a roadside utility...

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Thanathorn dares DPM Prawit to meet him face-to-face

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has dared Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to summon him for questioning whether...

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Central bank cuts growth projection to 2.8 percent but retains policy rate at 1.5 percent

The Bank of Thailand has slashed the country’s economic growth projection for this year to 2.8% from 3.3% and...

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Protesters against PM in New York can’t speak Thai or know Thailand’s location on a map

A small group of people, believed to be Mexicans and Peruvians, rallied in front of a hotel in New...

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Chaturon, Wattana and Chusak off the hook after prosecutors drop charges

Public prosecutors have dropped charges of incitement to public unrest against two core members of the Pheu Thai party...

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EC orders by-election in Samut Prakan after a Palang Pracharat MP is yellow-carded

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has ordered a by-election to be held in Constituency 5 of Samut Prakan province after...

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House panel agrees 3 herbicides must be banned immediately

The House Committee to Explore Ways to Control Farm Chemicals has agreed to ban three herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate,...

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Pheu Thai threatens to expose government’s bid to lure its MPs to defect

The Pheu Thai party has threatened to expose the government’s various attempts, including financial offers and intimidation, to lure...

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One million people register on first day of Chim-Shop-Chai program today

A total of a million people have registered to join the government’s Chim-Shop-Chai (Taste-Shop-Spend) program, under which each of...

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Two MPs on ONACC’s watch list for inflating value of Lek Lai and Buddha amulets in declaration

The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission has placed Palang Thai Rak Thai party leader Kathathep Techadetruangkul, who declared...

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The RTN delays frigate from South Korea in favor of Chinese landing ship

The Royal Thai Navy has ordered a delay in the building of the second multi-purpose frigate, by South Korean...

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Future Forward party’s military service bill advocates voluntary recruitment

The Future Forward party has completed its drafting of a military service bill, which does away with conscription by...

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2.4 billion baht from Oil Fund to stabilize domestic prices for three months

Thailand’s Energy Policy Committee decided today to set aside about 2.4 billion baht, from the Oil Fund, to stabilize...

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Opposition promises hard time for PM in tomorrow’s debate

The opposition has promised a hard time for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during the Opposition debate in the House...

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Cabbies threaten to petition Administrative Court to stop ride hailing services

Taxi drivers are up in arms about ride-hailing services and are threatening to take their case to the Administrative...

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New design manhole covers to be introduced as part of Bangkok’s landscaping

The City Planning Office of City Hall is to introduce a new design of manhole covers as part of...

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Thailand’s inflation rate may increase as oil prices surge after Saudi drone attacks

Higher global crude oil prices following Saudi oil attacks may increase Thailand’s inflation rate this year by 0.3 percent,...

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Hong Kong leader says public dialogue aimed at easing tensions to begin next week

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader said on Tuesday that she would engage directly with her governing team...

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Arisman’s wife sentenced to 2 months in prison for concealing assets

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices today sentenced former Pheu Thai’s party-list MP Mrs. Rapeepan...

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Giant panda Chuang Chuang dies at Chiang Mai zoo of unknown cause

Chuang Chuang, the giant panda at Chiang Mai’s zoo, which has been the star attraction at the zoo for...

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Energy Policy Board to discuss contingency plan to cope with global oil situation

Thailand’s Energy Policy Board has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss measures to cushion the impacts from...

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Tear gas, Molotovs and brawls mark 99th day of Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling...

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Iran rejects U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants...

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UDD leader Jatuporn to petition HM the King to seek justice

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan plans to petition His Majesty the King to seek...

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Violence flares after protest march in downtown Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside...

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Suan Dusit Poll shows most people dissatisfied with performance of MPs

Most respondents to a recent Suan Dusit Poll are disappointed with the performance of their MPs, because of their...

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10th dugong found dead in the sea off Trang province

Another dead dugong was found floating in the sea, between Ya Island in Trang province and Ngai Island of...

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PM and former PDRC leader Suthep have first encounter for 5 years

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had his first close encounter in over five years with Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, the former...

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Wissanu says a fake PhD is irrelevant if Thammanat has a genuine BA degree

  Even if Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao’s doctorate degree from a university in California is fake, it does...

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Arisman faces arrest for not attending hearing on Uah Arthorn housing corruption

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices has issued a warrant for the arrest of former...

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Flooding in Ubon Ratchathani the worst in 17 years

The current flooding in Thailand’s northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani is the worst for 17 years, with the level...

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Pope Francis to visit Thailand November 20-23

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Thailand from November 20th to 23rd at the invitation of the Thai government...

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House rejects call for an ad hoc panel to study impacts of EEC projects

Thailand’s House of Representatives today (Friday) rejected an attempt by both government and opposition MPs to set up an...

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PM satisfied with Thammanat’s clarification to parliament about his criminal past

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the thumbs up to embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao after his clarification...

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Education Ministry to set example by banning two herbicides and one pesticide

The Ministry of Education will take the lead in banning the use of paraquat and glyphosate herbicides and chlorpyrifos...

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Seripisut claims to be the whistleblower who told SMH about Thammanat’s criminal past

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Gen Seripisut Temiyavet claimed today that he was the source who tipped off the...

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Charter court shoots down two petitions related to PM’s incomplete oath recital

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected two petitions challenging the constitutionality of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete recital of...

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Serving police officer arrested with 198,000 meth pills in his luggage on a bus in Chiang Rai province

A police investigative inspector in the central Thai province of Uthai Thani has been arrested by police in Mae...

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12 former UDD leaders imprisoned for 4 years by Supreme Court for disrupting the 2009 ASEAN Summit in Pattaya

The Supreme Court today upheld the four-year prison terms imposed on 12 former core members of the United Front...

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PM declines to talk about departure of one small party from the governing coalition

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (Wednesday) covered one of his ears with his hand as he pretended not...

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President Trump fires national security adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON (Agencies) – White House national security adviser John Bolton resigned on Tuesday at the request of President Donald...

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