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High pressure increases PM2.5 dust particles in and around Bangkok today and tomorrow

After a brief respite, air quality in Bangkok and surrounding provinces deteriorated today, with PM2.5 dust particulate rising. The arrival of a moderate high pressure front from China and stale…

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NBTC asked to review suspension order against pro-Thaksin Voice TV

Thailand’s three press associations have urged the national broadcast regulator, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), to reconsider its order to suspend the operations of Voice TV for 15 days….

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Supreme Court upholds 8-month jail term for 6 ex-PAD leaders

Six former leaders of the anti-Thaksin People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD), including ex-Bangkok governor Chamlong Srimuang, have lost their legal battle as the Supreme Court upholds their eight-month prison sentences…

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Pro-Thaksin Voice TV temporarily goes off air

Voice TV, a pro-Thaksin digital broadcaster known for its critical coverage of the military, went off the air at midnight as ordered by the broadcast regulator.   “Temporarily off air…

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Princess Ubolratana says she regrets for troubles caused

Princess Ubolratana said yesterday she regrets that her desire to help the country by entering the March-24 election as a prime ministerial candidate has ended up in trouble.   “I…

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Alleged firing of commanders of three armed forces dismissed as fake news

The government today dismissed what was purportedly an announcement by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) relieving the commanders of the three armed forces as fake.   Assistant…

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Weatherman predicts worsening smog problem next week

Smog conditions in and around Bangkok are expected to get worse between February 13th and 15th, with an increase in the level of accumulated PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere…

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Smog problem eases today and situation to improve further tomorrow

Air quality in and around Bangkok has improved during the past 24 hours with the level of PM2.5 dust in all areas well within the 50-micron standard, the Pollution Control…

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Thailand proposes third country option for jailed Bahraini footballer

Australia and Bahrain should hold talks to resolve the case of jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Arabi by having him sent to a third country instead of extraditing him to Bahrain…

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14 Pheu Chart candidates change  names to “Thaksin” and “Yingluck”

At least, 14 candidates of the pro-Thaksin Pheu Chart party have changed their names to “Thaksin” for the men and “Yingluck” for the women when they applied for registration on…

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Thailand proposes third country option for jailed Bahraini footballer

Australia and Bahrain should hold talks to resolve the case of jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Arabi by having him sent to a third country instead of extraditing him to Bahrain…

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Smooth and peaceful registration of candidates with no fanfare

Accompanied by their supporters, election candidates flocked to registration centres across the country to register their candidacy in, what was described by Election Commission secretary-general Jaroongwit Poomma as, a trouble-free…

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NEB to meet to discuss smog problem today as air quality improves

Thailand’s National Environment Board (NEB) is scheduled to hold a meeting today (Monday) to map out measures to cope with the smog problem in and around Bangkok as the Pollution…

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Air quality improves Sunday, marathon run proceeds as planned

Air quality in and around Bangkok improved today (Sunday) with no areas of Bangkok currently affected by excessive levels of PM2.5 dust particles. The Pollution Control Department described air quality…

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Illegal wildlife hunting  scandal – One year on

The trial of one of Thailand’s top construction tycoons, Premchai Karnasuta, for alleged illegal wildlife hunting moves into its final stage as the Thong Pha Phum provincial court has scheduled…

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Woman dies in mysterious flooding in Prawet road tunnel

A road tunnel in Prawet district of Bangkok was mysteriously flooded, trapping a  female motorist in her malfunctioned car until she was drowned on Thursday morning. Prawet district director Thanasith…

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Public feedback needed if social security contribution is to be increased

The Office of the Social Security will hold public forums in Bangkok and key provinces across the country to gauge public opinions on whether social security contribution by people earning…

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