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Election Commission to file criminal charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party in connection with the 191-million- baht loan case that has doomed…

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Thai protest leader Anont Nampa released, rebooked and returned to Bangkok

Human rights lawyer Anont Nampa, one of four prominent anti-government protest leaders, was granted bail by Chiang Mai provincial court today (Monday) but, as he was about to be released,…

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Senator Somchai urges protesters to demand reform of Thai politicians, not Monarchy

Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn has urged anti-government demonstrators to demand sweeping reforms of politicians, instead of sweeping reforms of the Monarchy, claiming that politicians are the main culprits and are responsible…

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House Speaker warns Thai parliamentarians not to touch on the Monarchy during special joint session

The President of Thailand’s Parliament, Chuan Leekpai, opened the extraordinary session of Parliament this morning with a warning to all MPs and senators to refrain from offending the Monarchy and…

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A Thammasat University graduate receives a mock degree at a campaign urging graduates to boycott the commencement ceremony on October 30-31. Photo from @freetupandit Facebook

Students’ push for monarchy reform graduates to new level

Like other new graduates of Chulalongkorn University, probably Thailand’s most prestigious education institution,  Aomtip spent the afternoon happily posing with family and friends during commencement day early this month.  …

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COVID-19 virus found on fitness gear of hotel where infected French woman was quarantined

Health investigators have found COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) on the surface of a piece fitness equipment in the gym of a hotel in Samut Prakan province, where an infected French woman…

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Amnesty International urges Thai government to drop all charges against protesters

Amnesty International has called on the Government of Thailand to drop all charges against anti-government protesters and to release those held on remand immediately. “The steadily growing protests across Thailand…

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French woman may have been infected while in Bangkok hotel quarantine

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said that it is possible that the French woman, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Samui Island, might have contracted the disease while…

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Their Majesties the King and Queen address Thitiwat Tanagaroon who defiantly held up a portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Queen Mother Sirikit at an anti-government rally early this week. Thitiwat was among thousands of well-wishers who turned up in front of the Royal Grand Palace last night.

HM King reaches out to royalist supporters

It was a rare moment that has both inspired and overwhelmed royalists across the country with a feeling of gratitude. Their Majesties King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida mingled and…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records eight new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine on Friday

Thailand today recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine today, including five Thais returning from abroad, according to the CCSA. The Thais include an air stewardess returning from…

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Thai police say only 8 protesters still held on remand, with 70 out on bail

A total of 78 anti-government protesters, including some leaders, have been arrested and charged by Thailand’s police since October 13th, and all but 8 have been released on bail, said…

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Thai protest leader Anont declines bail for fear of being booked again by police

Detained protest leader Anont Nampa has decided not to bail himself out, over concerns that he will be booked by police, and taken back into custody, on charges related to…

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Royalists rallying in front of the Government Complex on Chaengwattana Road to demonstrate their support for the monarchy.

More royalists in yellow take to the streets

More royalist groups rallied in support of the monarchy in many provinces across the country on Wednesday. In Bangkok, hundreds of people wearing yellow shirts assembled in front of the…

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PM Prayut revokes state of emergency

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked the severe state of emergency imposed in Bangkok last week to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests. The revocation, which was published in the…

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3 dead in gas pipeline explosion in Samut Prakan

Three people were killed and about 28 others injured when NGV gas leaked from a pipeline and ignited, opposite a temple in the Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province…

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Thai Civil Court to consider petitions challenging legitimacy of state of emergency

Thailand’s Civil Court has accepted, for consideration, petitions challenging the legitimacy declaration of a state of emergency, issued by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week, and for the court to…

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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, nonetheless, that he steps down within three days and drops all…

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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 Ramkhamhaeng University in Hua Mark.   Police had to intervene to…

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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 Free Youth Movement, stating that the closure decision was invalid because…

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Women walk past a row of bank automatic teller machines in a commercial building in Bangkok on September 1, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

IMF readjusts Thailand’s GDP forecast from -7.7% to -7.1%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has adjusted Thailand’s GDP growth forecast, from -7.7% to  -7.1% for 2020. This is an indication that the Thai economy is recovering after the Government…

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Parit “Penguin” Chirawak

Thai protest leaders, Penguin and Rung, booked by police after release on bail

Two prominent protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chivarak and Ms. Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, were booked by Chanasongkhram police after they were released on bail from Tanya Buri prison in Pathum Thani…

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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 about 5pm today (Tuesday), to be followed by a second group…

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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 of an extraordinary parliamentary session, to discuss the current political conflict,…

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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 to be remanded at the Bangkok Remand Prison for 12 days,…

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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 they not do anything to cause unrest, not break the law…

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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 Council of Thailand, Online News Providers Association issued a joint statement…

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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 to discuss ways out of the current political crisis. Following are…

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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 political crisis.   The prime minister also dismissed speculation that the…

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Pro-democracy protesters hold up their mobile phones with lights during an anti-government rally at Asok in Bangkok on October 18, 2020, as they continue for the fourth consecutive day to defy an emergency decree banning gatherings.

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 to be taken against four on-line media outlets alleged to have…

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Pro-democracy protesters gather on a major road intersection for an anti-government rally in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, after Thailand issued an emergency decree. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

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 bolder under the spotlight of global attention.   The youth-led protesters…

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Protesters disperse declaring that Thailand’s protests don’t need a leader

Anti-government protesters, who gathered at the Victory Monument and Asoke intersection in Bangkok and started dispersing after 8pm today, claim that Thailand has a new protest model, which does not…

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Doctors urge end to use of chemical-laced water against unarmed, peaceful protesters

A group of 386 doctors, from hospitals across Thailand, has issued a joint statement, urging the Government to stop using irritant-laced water or tear gas to disperse protesters, who are…

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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 Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and vowed to return for more protests…

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Pro-democracy protesters gather on a major road intersection for an anti-government rally in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, after Thailand issued an emergency decree. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

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 changed the course of Thai history.   But in recent years,…

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Thailand’s PM tells police to avoid violent means to deal with protesters

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to avoid the use of violence, in any form, when dealingwith the anti-government protesters and has promised to restore peace and normality…

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Two locally transmitted infections among today’s 10 new COVID-19 cases

A migrant couple from Myanmar, in the Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, has been found to have COVID-19, making them the first reported locally acquired infections…

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Rally organizers use social media to mobilize

Organizers of the anti-government protest are using the social media to mobilize people to join another rally planned for this evening in Bangkok. The so-called United Front of Thammasat and…

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Blue liquid fired on protesters triggers debate

The blue liquid fired from police water cannons at the anti-government protesters at the Pathumwan intersection last night has triggered speculation over its chemical nature. Many of the protesters complained of…

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Anti-government protesters call for new rally today

Anti-government protesters have called for another rally in Bangkok this evening only hours after police broke up a demonstration that paralyzed the commercial center at Pathumwan intersection last night. In…

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Police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, move against protesters at Pathumwan intersection.

Police forcibly break up rally at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-riot police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, have dispersed a mass anti-government rally at Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok. At least four police personnel and a…

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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 protesters currently being held in detention.   “What did I do…

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Four protest leaders remanded in custody as courts refuse to grant bail

Four protest leaders were today held on remand in prisons in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani provinces, after courts rejected their bail applications, at the request of the police, citing…

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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 the police, in case they are unable to control the political…

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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 out a statement calling for another rally in the heart of…

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State of emergency declared in Bangkok, protest leaders arrested

Police arrested some of the key anti-government protest leaders early Thursday morning shortly after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared a state of emergency in Bangkok. The state of emergency took…

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Thais pay tribute to late Great King Bhumibol on 4th anniversary of his passing

Thai people nationwide came out in force this morning to pay tribute to late King Bhumibol the Great on the fourth anniversary of his passing on October 13th, 2016 at…

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Opposing protesters mobilizing for possible showdown on Wednesday

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon group and royalists are mobilizing support for, what could be, a confrontation on Ratchadamnoen Avenue tomorrow, as police are being deployed to protect Government House. Khana…

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11 schools in Mae Sot closed as health officials conduct random COVID-19 tests

Eleven municipal schools, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, are closed today as health workers spray them with disinfectant. Meanwhile, health officials are conducting random COVID-19…

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No more coups in Thailand? Only one man has the answer

The “coup question” is raised by the Thai press almost every time a new Army chief takes over. Indeed, nearly every Royal Thai Army chief in recent history has at…

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Storm warnings for nine of Thailand’s northeastern provinces

People living in nine northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned, by the Meteorological Department, to brace for heavy rain and strong winds, after level-3 tropical storm Linfa made landfall…

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At least 20 killed and 30 injured in a bus-train collision in Chachoengsao

At least 20 bus passengers were killed and more than 30 others injured when a freight train collided with a bus at a railway crossing in Tambon Bang Toey, in…

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PM reminds protesters to comply with the law

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has pleaded with protest leaders, planning to stage a rally at the Democracy Monument on October 14th, to comply strictly with the law. He said he…

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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 to the mountainous park became blocked by fallen trees and mudslides….

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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 Thailand’s northern province of Uttradit Thursday night.   Initial reports, from…

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Reincarnated Khana Rasadorn to press three demands in October 14th protest

Thailand’s Free People and Free Youth movements have renamed themselves the “Khana Rasadorn”, as their leaders vowed today to stage their protest at the Democracy Monument on October 14th, to…

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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 testify, demand documents pertaining to their investigations and which makes violations…

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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 central province of Phetchabun, were evacuated from their homes on Wednesday…

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Public Health Ministry to ask CCSA to cut mandatory quarantine to 10 days

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will, in the next fortnight, propose to the CCSA a reduction in the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days and…

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First 150 Chinese tourists due to arrive in Phuket on Thursday from Guangdong

The first group of 150 Chinese tourists will fly into Phuket tomorrow, from China’s Guangdong province on a chartered flight, as Thailand conditionally reopens to foreign tourists, to ease the…

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Thai economy expected to contract in 2020, but will recover next year

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, has published its assessment of the Thai economy, saying that the pandemic has interrupted Thailand’s socioeconomic progress. In its recent 163-page…

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Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Fifteen new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including six Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan, have been recorded in Thailand today, according to the CCSA. In addition to the…

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Smooth test run on BTS Green Line Wat Mahatat to Khu Khot extension

Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BMTS) has been conducting test runs on the BTS extension of the northern Green Line route,from Wat Phra Sri Mahatat station to Khu Khot station,…

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Army chief rules out coup but advises protesters to reform before demanding reform of the Monarchy

Newly-appointed Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Jitkaewtae announced today that he is dedicated to the protection of the three pillars of Thai society, comprising the Nation, the Religion and the Monarchy,…

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COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for solidarity and political commitment…

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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 after about 20 days in the office.   A Royal Command,…

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Rebranding may not bring Pheu Thai’s old days of glory

Supporters will be hoping the latest shake-up of Pheu Thai’s leadership will restore the party’s election-winning appeal, but critics say its real purpose is to end an internal power struggle….

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Horn of dead white rhino at Songkhla Zoo believed sold on black market

Wildlife and Plant Conservation reported the horn of a white rhino was stolen days before the disappearance of two white barking deer from Songkhla Zoo. The barking deer was disappeared…

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Thammasat massacre exhibition a timely warning from history

Decades of silence surrounding the darkest day in Thailand’s modern history are being broken at a temporary museum on the site of the bloody October 6, 1976 massacre.  Assembled at…

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11 teachers and staff of Sarasas School to face multiple charges

Eleven teachers and staff, of a kindergarten and nursery at Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School in Nonthaburi province, have been identified by police as having allegedly physically abused 30 children in…

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Songkhla Zoo official kills himself after allegedly killing his boss

A senior official of a state-run zoo, in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, shot himself to death in an apparent suicide, at his home in the zoo today (Saturday) after…

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Former Tha PM Thaksin was infected with COVID-19 but has recovered

Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was infected with COVID-19 in Dubai, but he has already recovered from the contagion. Thaksin told the BBC’s Thai service that, in August,…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

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.   According to the CCSA, the six new infections include a Thai…

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Pheu Thai leader vows to work with all political groups to amend the charter

The opposition Pheu Thai Party’s first priority is to pursue the restoration of true democracy in Thailand and to join with all political groups to amend the Constitution, announced Mr….

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Miss Universe Thailand 2020 contestant disqualified for breaking contest rules

The organizing committee of Miss Universe Thailand 2020 has disqualified a leading contestant, for allegedly allowing her manager/chaperone to interfere with contest activities, in violation of the beauty contest rules….

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Beat the COVID crisis and get hired – Advice for new graduates

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an economic recession, with no sign of recovery in the near future. By the end of this year approximately 3-4 million people will be unemployed,…

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First group of Chinese tourists to arrive in Phuket on Oct 8th 

On October 8th, a group of 150 Chinese nationals, issued with special tourist visas (STV), will be the first foreign tourists allowed into Thailand, under the conditional entry scheme for…

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File photo, workers from “Hevra Kadisha,” Israel’s official Jewish burial society, prepare a body before a funeral procession at a special morgue for COVID-19 victims in the central Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv. The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village. For the…

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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 the areas being improved is road safety.   According to a…

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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” between the people and the monarchy to ensure that Thailand becomes…

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A market made for munching

Mention Charoenkrung and images of one of Bangkok’s oldest neighbourhoods immediately springs to mind. The area is currently being revived as a Creative District and has become known for its…

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Sompong quits as Pheu Thai Party leader ahead of shakeup of the executive

Mr. Sompong Amornvivat has quit as leader of the opposition Pheu Thai Party, effective today, to pave the way for a major shakeup of the party’s executive committee. On Friday,…

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Thai PM urges UN to ensure all countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has urged the United Nations to play a leading role in ensuring that all countries get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines, if and when they become…

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7 Thai tourists killed and 40 injured in road accident in Nakhon Ratchasima

At least seven Thai tourists were killed and 40 others injured, some seriously, when their chartered double-decker tour bus,travelling from the northeastern province of Roi-et, crashed into a trailer truck,…

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Sudarat quits as Pheu Thai Party’s strategic chief

Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan has resigned as the chief of strategy for Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party, and Anudit Nakhontap, the party’s secretary-general, is expected to follow suit. In her Facebook…

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Panel tasked with studying charter amendments to meet next Wednesday

The bi-partisan parliamentary panel, tasked with studying the six motions proposing amendments to Thailand’s constitution, is scheduled to meet for the first time next Wednesday in Parliament. Government chief whip…

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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 constitutional amendments, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today vowed to deal forcefully…

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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 delayed a vote on constitutional amendment motions.   Protest leaders were…

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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, dubbed the “cursed October”, because the only parliamentary channel, through which…

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Speaker says he was led to believe there would be a vote on constitutional amendments

Thailand’s Parliament President and House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said Thursday night that he was duped into believing that there would be a vote on each of the six motions proposing…

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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 a move seen by the opposition bloc and anti-government protesters as…

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SSO board told to clarify its investment in Sri Panwa Hotel’s trust fund

Civil Society for State Welfare is demanding clarification from the board of the Social Security Office (SSO) about its investment in the Sri Panwa Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, while…

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Thai royalist group submits 130k signatures opposing charter amendments

The Thai Pakdee royalist group submitted a list of 130,000 signatures, from people who oppose any changes to the current Constitution, to the speakers of the House of Representatives and…

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AMLO is verifying reports of four Thai banks’ alleged role in suspicious transactions

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) is in the process of verifying a report, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), that four Thai banks have been involved in suspicious…

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Little hope for reform of Thailand’s police – Senator Kamnoon

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been blamed for a lack of progress in attempts to effect major reform of the Royal Thai Police. In his Facebook post today, Senator Kamnoon…

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How firebrand protest leader Parit steps back from the brink

A firebrand leader of student-led protests against the Thai establishment, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak may sound aggressive on stage and at times may seem bent on getting what he wants at…

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PM orders Thai authorities to seek Interpol’s help to apprehend Red Bull scion

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities to coordinate with Interpol to issue a Red Notice for Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya to have him provisionally arrested and held,…

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Thailand ready for a new Constitution, but who will write it?

Thai politics is reaching another critical juncture this week when the first step toward reviewing the Constitution is taken after months of pressure from young anti-establishment protesters seeking changes to…

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Police say they removed protesters’ plaque as 16 protest leaders face charges

Police have removed the protesters’ democracy plaque from Sanam Luang, to be used as evidence against at least 16 protest leaders who are facing multiple charges, including lèse majesté, Royal…

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Protest leader Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul negotiating with police near the office of the Privy Council.

Protesters end rally after submitting “10-point manifesto” to Privy Council

Anti-government protesters have ended their rally at Sanam Luang after submitting the so-called “10-point manifesto” aimed at reforming the monarchy to the Privy Council this morning. The demand was submitted…

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