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Top 10 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 26, 2020

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Malaysia’s king, queen quarantined after staff test Covid-19 positive

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s King and Queen are currently under quarantine after seven staff members of the palace tested...

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Thailand’s COVID-19 cases might reach 3,000 by end of April

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has forecast that the number of COVID-19 infections will increase to about 3,000 by...

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Shopping mall gold shop robbery suspect pleads guilty to all nine charges

The school director, who shot dead three people, including a 2-year old boy, during a gold shop robbery at...

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Thai Foreign Minister criticized in parliament for Baghdad drone attack remark

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai was criticized by opposition MPs in parliament today over his controversial claim about receiving advance...

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Airborne PM2.5 dust particulate continues to increase in Bangkok and its suburbs

Thirty-three areas in Bangkok and suburban areas were found to have dangerous levels of PM2.5 dust particles at 71...

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Australian authorities warn bushfire reprieve will be over soon

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities warned people on Wednesday to prepare for another wave of evacuations as temperatures in...

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Road death toll jumps to 109 in first two days of safe driving campaign

Authorities have been instructed to tighten up traffic controls in high risk areas as the death toll for the...

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Irrigation and waterworks authority flushing seawater out of Chao Phraya River

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) have jointly employed a technique, called “water hammer”,...

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Probe into suspected foreign involvement in illegal resorts in Chiang Mai

The Royal Forest Department has launched an investigation to determine whether Chinese investors own stakes in two resorts at...

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Storm causes blackouts and damages houses in Chiang Rai

Widespread blackouts hit three districts of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai on Saturday night after the areas experienced...

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Premchai detained while waiting for a bail ruling from the Supreme Court

Italian-Thai Development’s Premchai Karnasuta has been detained at Thong Pha Phum district prison, together with two of his fellow...

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Crowning glory for His Majesty the King

The glory of the Thai Monarchy was in full display today when Their Majesties the King and Queen travelled...

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Thailand’s first robot to help in epilepsy surgery cases unveiled

The Medical Services Department has unveiled Thailand’s first robot created to help surgeons in brain surgery on patients afflicted...

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Mahathir pledges to step down for Anwar after next November

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister, promised on Tuesday to hand...

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Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar at World Court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) —The Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and the...

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Army chief confirms Thanathorn registered for conscription but was not enlisted

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has confirmed that Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit went through conscription process, but...

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Academics call for “Dream Constitution” that truly reflects people’s aspirations

Speaking at a panel discussion on Constitution Day today, Mrs. Sunee Chairos, a former member of the National Human...

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Excessive PM2.5 particulate found in 13 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

The air in thirteen parts of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces was today found to contain PM2.5 dust particles...

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EC’s Office claims it has not yet made its ruling on Thanathorn’s loan controversy

The Office of the Election Commission (EC) has dismissed a claim, by the Future Forward spokesperson Pannika Wanich based...

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New speed limit for private cars on trial on three highways

A new trial speed limit of up to 120kph for private cars has been imposed on three highways, namely...

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Phiraphan quits Democrat party after 30 years

Democrat MP Phiraphan Saleeratthavipark, after almost 30 years with the party, quit today, saying he never thought this day...

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Rift in New Economics party as ex-leader Mingkwan reasserts his position

The rift within the opposition New Economics party re-emerged today when former leader and founder Mingkwan Saengsuwan complained bitterly...

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Breast cancer patients to get access to two additional drugs under universal health program

From December 16th, cancer patients will have direct access to two additional cancer treatment drugs under Thailand’s universal health...

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Excessive PM2.5 particulate found in ten areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Air quality in Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces has been fallen below standard, with the amount of PM2.5 dust...

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Council of State to be consulted on Ms. Pareena’s Sor Por Kor land case

The Royal Forest Department will seek advice from the Council of State on dealing with Palang Pracharat MP Pareena...

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EC to decide Thanathorn’s fate in loan controversy on December 11

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will decide the fate of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit next Wednesday, in the...

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Two state agencies appeal against hefty cut in R&D funding

An written appeal was submitted yesterday to the House budget scrutiny committee, by the National Science Technology and Innovation...

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Forestry official gunned down in broad daylight in Yala

A forestry official was shot and killed in broad daylight, in Muang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of...

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Weatherman predicts coldest period from December 7-9

Most parts of Thailand are forecast to experience cool weather this weekend, when temperatures in the North and Northeast...

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Opposition threatens action against ten rebel MPs for alleged betrayal

The Opposition has threatened to take legal action against 10 of their MPs who were present in the House...

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MP facing arrest on sight is seen in House chamber today as part of the quorum

Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat appears to have won a game of hide and seek with parliament police, for...

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Environment group up in arms over shark’s fin soup served at Government party

The get-together for pro-government parties, held at a Bangkok hotel on Tuesday night, has come under heavy criticism from...

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Cabinet approves Super Savings Fund to encourage Thais to save

The cabinet today approved the Finance Ministry’s Super Savings Fund (SSF), in place of the Long-term Equity Fund (LTF),...

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Suriya claims PM agreed with delay of ban on 3 agricultural chemicals

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agrees with the decision by the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) on November 27th to...

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Thailand’s PM insists military conscription is still needed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former General, has stressed the need for Thailand to retain military conscription, because the...

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Senior health officials reiterate support for banning three agro chemicals

In an apparent show of opposition to the National Hazardous Substances Committee’s about-face on the banning of paraquat, glyphosate...

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Former Chiang Rai governor unhappy with “The Cave Nang Non” film

“The Cave Nang Non”, a documentary by Irish director Tom Waller about the dramatic international rescue operation to rescue...

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Democrat party withdraws Abhisit’s candidature for chair of House panel studying charter changes

The Democrat party has decided to drop the candidature of former party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, for the chairmanship’s post...

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City Hall to launch Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao Sarn walking streets in mid-December

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to turn Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao Sarn roads in Bangkok into walking streets,...

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Tourists visiting national parks at New Year must have bags to carry their garbage

Starting January 1st, tourists visiting national parks in Thailand will be required to carry their own plastic bags to...

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E-sports become a serious business

Once perceived as a mere recreational pastime, e-sports will be included in the multi-sport 30th SEA Games for the...

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MOPH prepares for return of PM2.5 particulate pollution in December

The Ministry of Public Health has adopted a set of preventive measures to deal with the anticipated return of...

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Dr. Warong formally joins Ruam Palang Prachachart party

Former Democrat MP Dr. Warong Dejkitvigrom, a frequent critic of the Future Forward party and its leader, has officially...

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Malaysian PM Mahathir takes wife on a date around KL

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took the weekend off for a date with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah...

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Traders want six more months to offload residual banned farm chemicals

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture is to ask for an additional six months, until 1st June 2020, to divest themselves...

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Pope Francis ends historical visit, heads for Japan

Pope Francis ended his three-day visit to Thailand Saturday morning and continued his apostolic trip to Japan. He flew...

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Thaksin’s acquittal in TPI case upheld by Supreme Court panel of judges

A panel of nine Supreme Court judges today upheld the acquittal, delivered by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for...

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Thailand’s ranking among 20 top marine polluters improves from 6th to 10th place

Thailand’s ranking among the 20 biggest international contributors to marine plastic waste has improved by four places from sixth...

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70 aftershocks followed Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Laos

About 70 aftershocks were recorded after the 6.4ML earthquake struck Xayaboury province in the Laos PDR yesterday. The quake...

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Pope sends video message to Thailand ahead of visit

Pope Francis sends his greetings to the people of Thailand ahead of his visit to the country from the...

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Future Forward party clarifies the meaning of “Khon You Mai Pen”

The Future Forward party provided a definition of its recently-coined hashtag “Khon You Mai Pen” (People who don’t know...

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Call for all parties to find affordable alternative bio herbicides

An advisor to Thailand’s agriculture minister has called on all parties concerned to come up with affordable and environmentally...

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Kingsgate gold mine arbitration with Thailand to be moved to Singapore

Kingsgate Consolidated Limited of Australia and the Thai government have agreed to change the location of the arbitration hearings...

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Tourists warned not to disturb false killer whale seen near Koh Kood beach

Tourists visiting Bangbao Bay, on Koh Kood Island off Thailand’s eastern province of Trat, have been asked to exercise...

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Govt supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore...

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One year partial curfew imposed in Deep South

A partial curfew will be imposed in Thailand’s restive Deep South for 12 months with effect from December 1st,...

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Cambodia tightens security at Thai border with additional troops

Cambodia has beefed up security along its border with Thailand, with troop and police reinforcements being deployed at strategic...

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Justice Minister accepts online Forex-3D trading scheme as a special case

Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin has agreed to accept an alleged foreign exchange Ponzi scheme as a special case...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 9 : Beautiful friendships at the Klang River

River pollution is a big problem in many countries, just like the Klang River, which runs through Malaysia’s capital,...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 5

Khun Winittha Jitkree will take the audience to the main river in Manila, which is also the main source...

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A win-win solution of the future

A circular economy is basically a system which uses advanced technology to eliminate waste by re-using it as a...

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya courageous – Super Poll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is the Thai people’s favourite cabinet minister, while Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth is the...

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PM Mahathir opposes separatism in Thailand’s deep South

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is supportive of Thailand’s efforts to resolve unrest in the deep South of the...

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PM Prayut calls for “new growth paradigm” for ASEAN

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning called for a new “growth paradigm” for ASEAN to face mounting challenges and...

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Case study of a late comer — Myanmar 4.0

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, yesterday shared the story of...

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Business News

Rayong steel company suspends operations due to lack of demand

Nippon Steel Steel Processing (Thailand) Company, in Rayong province, has announced a temporary suspension of its operations starting November...

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Temperatures in Bangkok and suburbs to dip to 22-23oC tomorrow

40 percent of the greater Bangkok area will be hit by strong winds and rain, with temperatures dropping to...

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Survey reveals Chim-Shop-Chai scheme to be the Thai people’s favourite government project

The Thai government’s “Chim-Shop-Chai” (Eat-Shop-Spend) domestic tourism promotion scheme has won the approval of most respondents to a Bangkok...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 4

Episode 4 of the ASEAN Waste Crisis A separate Thai PBS team, led by Winittha Jitkree, will take the...

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“Build ASEAN brands” – AirAsia CEO Fernandes

Tony Fernandes, the Group CEO of AirAsia, appealed to ASEAN governments to help create and strengthen what he called...

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ASEAN needs to utilize its 650 million people –Malaysian PM Mahathir

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia suggested today that the 10 ASEAN countries should find ways to utilize its...

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Quotes of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2019

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Bangkok and Sukhothai join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Bangkok and Sukhothai have been included among 66 new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the...

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ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2019

Prayut highlights EEC at ASEAN business forum

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning used the annual ASEAN business and investment forum to reiterate Thailand’s commitment to...

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Leaders told to create a truly child-friendly ASEAN

Thailand’s Minister of Social Development and Human Security Chuti Krairiksh today (Friday) urged all ASEAN member countries to make...

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Appeals Court increases prison sentences for Rohingya human traffickers

The Appeals Court on Thursday upheld the convictions of, and lengthened the sentences for a former army general, several...

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Finance Ministry considering 3rd round of “Chim-Shop-Chai” scheme

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has praised the “Chim-Shop-Chai” (Eat-Shop-Spend) scheme for its success in stimulating the grass roots...

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Thai Civilized party leader may face charges for attempting to bring suspected explosive into Parliament

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered parliamentary legal affairs officials to explore the possibility of taking legal action against...

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Business News

Tighter controls expected on the trade in arum roots and saplings

Thailand’s Royal Forest Department is tightening controls on the trade in arum (Amorphophallus) roots and saplings after it was...

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General News World

Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge officially opens

The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, across the Moei River in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s north-western province of Tak,...

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Thai Government claims GSP move by US unrelated to chemicals ban

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha became aware of the US plan to suspend US$D1.3 billion in trade preferences for Thailand,...

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NIDA Poll: Thais are worried that the ongoing political conflict will hurt the economy.

Despite the general election, Thais think that the political division still persists and it can threaten overall economic performance...

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Famous Thai musician ‘Add’ Carabao urges Government not to bow to US pressure

Well known “Song for Life” rocker ‘Add’ Carabao is urging the Thai government not to bow to the “bully...

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400 workers laid off as their tyre canvas factory closes

About 400 workers have been laid off, effective today (Friday), after the of SRF Industries (Thailand) Company’s tyre canvas...

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PM praised for not responding to US appeal to postpone the ban on glyphosate

The Biothai Foundation has praised Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for not directly responding to an appeal from US under-secretary...

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Police mull lèse majesté charge against driver involved in road rage incident

Police are considering filing a charge of lèse majesté against a hot-tempered motorist, who allegedly makde insulting remarks about...

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