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Malaysian PM Muhyiddin seeks king’s assent to declare emergency: sources

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is seeking the king’s assent on Friday for the monarch to declare a state...

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Protesters accept Thai PM’s olive branch, but demand his resignation by Sunday

Anti-government protesters have agreed to take a step back, as proposed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, but have demanded,...

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Thai court grants bail to protest leaders Anont and Prasit

Thailand’s Region 5 Appeals Court has granted bail to human rights lawyer Anont Nampa and another protest leader, Prasit...

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Thai PM may lift state of emergency if there is no protest related violence

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on all parties, involved in the current political conflict, to take a...

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Royalists making their presence felt

Royalists opposed to the on-going protests demanding a reform of the monarchy have begun to emerge to make their...

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Protesters marching toward Government House

Thousands of protesters are marching toward the Government House in a surprise move that is seen as a stepped-up...

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Royalists clash with protesters on Ramkhamhaeng campus

A scuffle broke out between a group of self-proclaimed royalists and protesters demanding political changes on the campus of...

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Highlights of the week Protests 2020

Can Parliament shape up and be counted?

Thailand’s legislature has two days to prove it can tackle a crisis properly, or it can throw some more...

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Thai court reverses closure of 2 online news platforms

  Thailand’s Criminal Court today reversed an earlier order, to close all online platforms of Voice TV and the...

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Court orders Voice TV shut down

The Criminal Court has ordered the closure of all online platforms belonging to Voice TV, on the grounds that...

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Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

An elderly woman has been electrocuted near her house, in the Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa...

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First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at...

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The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Colourful solo activist Ekachai Hongkangwan has landed himself in legal trouble again – this time facing the rare charge...

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Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime...

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House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening...

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Protest leader Mike Rayong remanded in custody after court denies him bail

The Criminal Court has rejected the bail application from Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, this evening. Panupong will have...

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Prominent Thai protest leaders Parit and Ms. Panasaya released on bail

Thailand’s Appeals Court granted bail to two prominent protest leaders and 19 other protesters today, on the condition that...

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Thailand’s six media organizations cry foul over Government’s media gag orders

The Thai Journalists Association, Thai Broadcast Journalists Association, Confederation of Thai Journalists, National Press Council of Thailand, News Broadcasting...

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Latest update on anti-government protests

As anti-government protesters resume their street rallies today, the Prayut government is considering calling for an extraordinary parliamentary session...

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International News Politics

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental...

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PM Prayut agrees to extraordinary House session

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to having an extraordinary House session to debate ways to end the ongoing...

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Four media outlets targeted by Thai authorities

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) are considering action...

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Pak Thong Chai in Nakhon Ratchasima partially flooded, Erawan National Park closed temporarily

Excess water from the Lam Phra Ploeng River gushed into the municipal area of Pak Thong Chai district, of...

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Govt legitimacy eroding fast as crackdown on protesters makes global headlines

Thailand’s renewed political tension is increasingly worrisome, as the government continues ignoring demands of anti-establishment protesters who are becoming...

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Key protest leader Mike Rayong held in police custody

A key protest leader, Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, was arrested by plain clothes police near Ramkhamhaeng University at...

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Protesters end rallies, to return tomorrow

Protesters at a string of rallies in and around Bangkok have dispersed after reiterating their demand for Prime Minister...

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New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in...

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Rajprasong and Pathumwan: Bangkok’s shopping heart becomes protest battleground

In past decades, political rallies in Bangkok were confined to Democracy Monument, Thammasat University and Sanam Luang – where popular uprisings...

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Court grants bail to protester who allegedly harassed HM the Queen

The Criminal Court today granted bail for an anti-government protester who has been charged with committing an act against...

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Protests 2020

Protesters begin gathering again in Bangkok

Anti-government protesters have started gathering at three locations in Bangkok in defiance of the state of emergency.   The...

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Thai police raid Progressive Movement’s offices

Thai police raided the office of the Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, this afternoon, as Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, a key...

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Protests 2020

Protesters move rally to Pathumwan intersection

Anti-government protesters have begun converging at the Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok for their second day of...

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Eat, pray, hope

Phuket Vegetarian Festival makes the most meaningful comeback since the day it began 150 years ago.   History tells...

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Thailand’s PM says he will not quit or release detained protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected calls, from anti-government protesters, for him to resign immediately and to release all...

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Residents along Thailand’s Lam Phra Ploeng River warned of possible flooding

People living along the Lam Phra Ploeng River in the Chokechai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima...

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Britain moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – “Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could...

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Thais can apply for 50:50 co-payment scheme today

Registration for the Thai government’s 50:50 co-payment scheme, which aims to stimulate the weakening economy during the last quarter...

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Six more detained by police for allegedly abetting Khana Ratsadon protest

At least six employees of a company, which leased its sound system to protest organizers at Rajprasong yesterday, have...

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Three senior police officers tasked with crowd control transferred

Three senior police officers, who were in charge of crowd control during the protest by the Khana Ratsadon group...

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Thailand’s military on standby in barracks to support the police if needed

Troops from Thailand’s First Army Region have been put on standby in their barracks to provide immediate support to...

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PM Prayut to receive Chinese FM Wang Yi at Government House

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to return to work at the Government House this morning after the night-long...

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Two more key protest leaders arrested

Police have taken into custody two more key leaders of the anti-government protest shortly after one of them read...

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No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on...

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Undeterred, protest leaders call for rally at Rajprasong

Protest leaders have called for another rally at Rajprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok this evening in defiance...

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Thai PM to work from Defence Ministry with Government House under siege

Bangkok’s besieged Government House will be closed to all officials and reporters tomorrow, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and...

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Pai Daodin remanded in custody after court denies bail

Khana Ratsadon protest leader Chatupat Boonpatharatraksa, alias Pai Daodin, was today sent to Bangkok Special Prison, to be remanded...

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Transport Minister orders signals and barriers installed at all railway crossings

Thailand’s Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has ordered the State Railway of Thailand and the Department of Rail Transport to...

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Khana Kao Na unveils candidates for PAO mayoral elections in 32 provinces

Thailand’s Khana Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, unveiled their list of candidates today (Friday) for Provincial Administration Organization (PAO)...

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One ranger killed and two injured by suspected insurgents in Pattani province

A para-military ranger was killed while another, and an army trooper, were injured in an ambush by suspected southern...

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Khao Yai National Park temporarily closed

Thailand’s most popular national park, Khao Yai, has been temporarily closed for at least two days after road access...

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A helicopter carrying a Princess Chulabhorn medical team crash-lands near Sirikit Dam

A helicopter, carrying a 6-member medical team of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, crash-landed near the Sirikit Dam in...

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General Apirat enters monkhood at Hong Rattan Aram Temple

Former Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, entered the monkhood this morning (Thursday) at Hong Rattan Aram Temple in a...

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Police seize 500,000 “yaa baa” pills from overturned pickup truck in Phichit

Rescue workers accidentally stumbled on a substantial haul of methamphetamine, or “yaa baa” pills as they arrived at the...

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Charter Court rules House or Senate committee cannot compel people to testify or submit documents

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled unanimously that the law, which empowers House and Senate committees to summon individuals to...

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200 evacuated after gas leak in Phetchabun province

About 200 people, living within a 1km radius of an ice factory in Khao Khor district of Thailand’s upper...

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Japan to remove travel ban for 12 countries including China next month

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is planning to remove a ban on overseas travel to China and 11 other countries...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Five new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Thailand today, four foreigners and one Thai and all arrived from...

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HM the King endorses Arkhom Termpittayapaisith’s appointment as Finance Minister

Former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has been royally appointed Finance Minister, succeeding Mr. Pridi Daochai, who resigned last month...

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Trump’s medical status unclear as doctors say he could be discharged on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19...

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Thailand’s NACC urged to probe 14 projects endorsed by former navy chief

Political activist Srisuwan Janya has demanded that Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) investigate suspected corruption in 14 projects, implemented...

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Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all among arrivals from abroad who are in state quarantine.  ...

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Potjaman – iron lady of few words but strong actions

Behind every successful man there stands a strong woman, goes the old saying.   And no one illustrates this...

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Former Transport Minister Arkhom to be Thailand’s new Finance Minister

Former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has been named as Thailand’s new Finance Minister, succeeding Mr. Pridi Daochai, who resigned...

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Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and...

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Healing wheels: 63-year-old skates her way to cancer recovery

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Trump starts ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was beginning a quarantine process after Hope Hicks, a...

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Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 86 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s...

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Phuket gears up for reopening to long-staying foreign tourists in October

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to reopen to long-stay foreign tourists on October 1st and one of...

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The young lawmaker who shatters Thailand’s deepest taboo

In a move never before attempted by any Thai politician, opposition MP Rangsiman Rome has proposed a “new deal”...

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When political rallies become a numbers game

Political rallies are all about the numbers game: the larger the crowd, the more successful and powerful the protest...

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PM Prayut denies influencing senators on charter changes

As anti-government protesters threaten to escalate their struggle for political changes following the Parliament’s decision to delay voting on...

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Activists threaten to escalate protests

Leaders of the student-led movement have vowed to step up their anti-government protests after members of the parliament yesterday...

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Ex-poll commissioner warns of rising political tensions in Thailand in October

A former election commissioner has warned that political tensions in Thailand are likely to reach boiling point in October,...

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Thailand records three new COVID-19 cases, including two re-infections

Three new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine were recorded in Thailand today, including two Thai returnees who have records...

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N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South...

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General News

Civic societies outraged by bid for land in Phetchabun for gold exploration

Civic societies in Thailand’s central province of Phetchabun have joined in protest against applications for concessions to explore and...

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Environment News

Coral, sea grass and marine rock formations in Thailand’s southern provinces now protected

Effective Wednesday, sea grass, coral reefs and undersea rock formations in four southern coastal provinces of Thailand are legally...

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Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Parliament delays vote on charter changes, sets up study panel

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to set up a joint committee to study motions seeking amendments to the Constitution in...

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“Instead of amending the constitution, we should change people’s behaviour” – Senator Thawil

Senator Thawil Pliensri has suggested that instead of amending the constitution, we should change people’s behavior.   During the...

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Two new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases, both Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine.   One is a...

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Senators and MPs are set to vote on constitutional amendments this evening

Members of Thailand’s Parliament and senators are due to vote this evening on the six constitutional amendment motions, proposed...

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General News

Supreme Court dismisses Thai firm’s copyright claim over “Ultraman”

Thailand’s Supreme Court’s Division for Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade has rejected an appeal by a Thai production...

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News Protests 2020

Complaint filed with police against opposition MPs seen at weekend protest

Palang Pracharat MP Sira Jenjakha lodged a complaint with Chanasongkhram police today (Monday) against three opposition MPs, accusing them...

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Five protest leaders to be indicted on charges related to July 20th rally at Army HQ

Five protest leaders have been summoned by Nang Loeng police, to appear before the Special Prosecutor’s Office at the...

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

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Thanathorn claims rally is victory for Thai people

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a key figure of the Progressive Movement, tonight described the anti-government rally at Sanam Luang today as...

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Thailand’s protest leader Ms. Panasaya promises a dawn surprise on Sunday

Prominent protest leader Ms. Panasaya Sitthichirawattanakul has promised a “surprise” at first light in Bangkok on Sunday, or 6.07am....

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