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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that it’s military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier...

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News anchor Sorrayuth’s fate to be decided Jan 21

The fall from grace of Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, once one of the country’s best-known news anchors, is a reminder of...

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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards...

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Thermal scanners installed at six airports to halt spread of viral pneumonia

Airports of Thailand Company (AOT) has installed thermal scanners at six international airports, to screen passengers arriving from China,...

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Urgent meeting on Monday over seawater intrusion into Chao Phraya River

The Office of National Water Resources will hold an urgent meeting on Monday, with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA)...

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Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or...

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Australia begins damage assessment amid temporary respite from bushfires

Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier,...

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Palang Pracharat to detail Government performance to media every Sunday

The Palang Pracharat party is to embark on a charm offensive by holding a news conference every Sunday to...

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PM to head command centre to tackle drought

At their meeting on Tuesday, the cabinet is expected to approve the establishment of a command centre and associated...

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Most poll respondents say top brass should not be senators automatically

Most respondents to a recent poll agree with House Speaker Chuan Leekpai’s suggestion that, if the Constitution is to...

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Indian Niño attracts rare marine creatures to Similan Islands, affects droughts

If you have ever wondered why rare marine creatures, from tiger sharks to round ribbon-tail ray and Omura whales,...

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Online application to oversee use of dangerous farm chemicals

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control has joined Thailand’s major mobile phone service provider, AIS, in launching an online application...

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King’s message for National Children’s Day 2020

His Majesty the King has delivered a message for Thailand’s National Children’s Day, on January 11th, to be published...

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Five day road death toll rises to 256 as mass return to Bangkok begins

The death toll in road accidents over the past five days has increased to 256 in 2,529 accidents, with...

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Ex Office of Buddhism chief given 20 years in prison for temple fund graft

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (N.O.B.), Panom Sornsilp, was sentenced to 20 years in prison today...

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Jatuporn urges Future Forward committee to quit as MPs before court ordered dissolution

United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) leader, Jatuporn Promphan, has repeated his advice that executive committee members of...

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Memorial services held in provinces struck by 2004 tsunami

Deputy Prime Minister Nipon Boonyamanee presided over a ceremony, at the memorial park in Ban Nam Khem, Takuapa district...

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Thanathorn says he is not concerned that his party may be dissolved

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Wednesday) that he is not worried about the prospect of his...

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PM joins launch of New Year holiday safe driving campaign

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today joined the Ministry of Public Health, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health) and...

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New Year’s Eve prayers to be held at Sanam Luang and all temples across the nation

Buddhists in Thailand are invited to join in prayer on New Year’s Eve at temples and various other locations...

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Palang Pracharat party wins Khon Kaen Constituency 7 by-election

Palang Pracharat candidate Somsak Khun-ngern has won the by-election in Khon Kaen’s Constituency 7 on Sunday, beating his rival...

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Poll rates Environment Minister Warawut as the most liked cabinet member

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has been rated the most popular cabinet member, as far as kindness,...

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Ex-minister Thawee accused of trying to flee the scene after a road accident

Former cabinet minister Thawee Kraikupt allegedly tried to flee the scene of a car-motorcycle crash, in Potharam district of...

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500 million baht seized from suspected drug kingpin in Phitsanuloke

Police seized more than 500 million baht in assets from the owner of a gold shop in Thailand’s northern...

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Trump slams House’s impeachment delay as ‘so unfair’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for...

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Nida Poll indicates most people agree with Skywalk rally

Most respondents to a recent Nida Poll, by the National Institute of Development Administration, agree with the political rally,...

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Government denies it has increased taxes on feminine hygiene products

The Government has refuted a report that sanitary napkins have been classified as a luxury item and excise tax...

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Manhunt on for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” after fresh murder in Khon Kaen

A police manhunt is underway for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper”, a serial killer previously convicted of 17 rapes, murders...

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An Un-Touristic Weekend in Nakhon Pathom

Oftentimes, revelation comes in an easy form. Just open your mind and chances are you will get a new...

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PM urges people to visit the Walking Streets on Silom and Yaowaraj

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging everyone to visit the pedestrianized Walking Streets created on Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao...

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Opposition sign pledge to push for charter rewrite

Before they held a discussion on the charter, seven opposition parties signed a letter of ratification on Saturday to...

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12-year old “Milk” wins world drone racing championship again

  12-year old Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong from Thailand has won the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final...

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Another day of infamy for the EC – Piyabutr

Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has called the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to...

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Finance minister assures Thai economy not critical, just slowing down

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana reaffirmed today that the Thai economy this year is just slowing down and is not...

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Court orders AOT to remove all barriers blocking access to Central Village Luxury Outlet

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court ordering the Airports of Thailand Company (AOT)...

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EC to ask charter court to dissolve Future Forward party

The Election Commission (EC) today resolved by a majority to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward...

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Royal Forest Department and ALRO cannot agree which should proceed against Ms. Pareena

The Royal Forest Department and the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) are still at the loggerheads over which of...

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3rd phase of Chim-Shop-Chai program not fully subscribed

Registration for the 3rd phase of the Chim-Shop-Chai (Eat-Shop-Spend) stimulus package closed at 5pm today, but the number of...

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Palang Pracharat MP Krungsrivilai suspended from performing MP duties

Former movie star-turned-politician Krungsrivilai Suthinphuek was suspended from performing his duties as an MP today, by the Supreme Court...

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No DNA found in bone fragments in Billy’s murder case – DSI

No analysable DNA has been found in nine fragments of burned human bone found separately in the river in...

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Pheu Thai party opposes vote recount

The Pheu Thai party will object to a vote recount on the opposition motion for the establishment of a...

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Civic groups threaten to sue Industry Minister Suriya for reneging on farm chemical ban

A network of 686 civic groups, which support the ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, has threatened to file...

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Dr. Somkid insists Thai economy remains good but growing slowly

The Thai economy is not bad, just slowing down, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak today as he urged...

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“Still angry”: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG (AFP) — Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of...

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Majority of Thais agree with conscription – Super Poll

81.9% of respondents to a Super Poll agree that there is no better alternative to conscription when ensuring national...

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Democrat MPs will be told not to miss House meetings

Democrat MPs will be asked not to miss House meetings, unless they are sick or have urgent matters to...

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Cold front to hit N and NE with temperatures expected to dip 5-10oC this week

Temperatures in Thailand’s north and north-eastern provinces are forecast to fall 5-10oC between November 3rd and 7th, with frost...

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Unicorn may be hard to find as Thai SMEs are behind in digitalization

While most of Thailand’s neighbors have one or two unicorns to boast their success in digital transformation, Thailand is...

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Permits for export of stocks of three banned chemicals to be issued

Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth has told traders of three hazardous farm chemicals that she is ready to sign...

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Future Forward sails into heavier storms

As many analysts, detractors, opponents and insiders say, the Constitution Court’s Wednesday verdict against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, stripping him of...

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Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law and will be...

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Thanathorn says charter court’s ruling against him based on assumption not fact

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has questioned the Constitutional Court’s judgement against him, pointing out that it was...

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London police launch assault probe after HK minister injured

Police in London on Friday said they were investigating an assault after a Hong Kong minister fell to the...

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Charter court asked to rule on House committee powers to summon people for questioning

The Constitutional Court has been asked to rule whether House or Senate standing committees have the authority to formally...

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Aging couple shot dead by suspected insurgents in Pattani

An elderly couple were shot dead by suspected insurgents as they were riding a motorcycle to their home from...

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Thanathorn asks judges if they want Thailand trapped in cycle of coups and civilian rule

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has asked Constitution Court judges if they want to see Thailand trapped in...

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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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