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Heavy rain forecast for 15 southern provinces through Monday

People living in Thailand’s 15 southern provinces are advised to brace for heavy to very heavy rain today (Sunday) and tomorrow, while small vessels should remain ashore due to rough…

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Over 80% of people in Bangkok satisfied with new governor’s performance

More than 80% of people living in Bangkok are satisfied with the performance of Governor Chadchart Sittipunt in the six months since he took office, according to a National Institute…

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25 tonnes of meat seized from illegal meat processing plant in Chon Buri

Officials from the Livestock Development Department seized about 25 tonnes of pig and cow offal and other meat soaked in formalin yesterday (Saturday) from an illegal food processing plant in…

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Small blaze extinguished at Central World shopping mall in Bangkok

A fire broke out at Central World shopping mall in Bangkok this afternoon (Saturday), but it was quickly extinguished, the company said in a statement. According to the company, it…

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Boy seen smoking weed using a pipe stage-managed – Public Health Minister

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, said today (Saturday) that he believes the smoking of weed by young boys in Pattaya was stage-managed to discredit the Bhumjaithai Party and its…

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Probe ordered after 17 defence students hospitalised after harsh training

The commander of the Fourth Army Region has ordered an investigation after 17 territorial defence students, in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat, were sent to hospital suffering from severe dehydration,…

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A plastic bottle lies on the sand at Maccarese beach, west of Rome, Italy November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Countries split on plastics treaty focus as UN talks close

The first round of negotiations on a global plastics treaty ended on Friday with agreement to end plastic pollution but a split on whether goals and efforts should be global…

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Weed-smoking boy returned to child care centre in Chon Buri

Social workers and Pattaya police, yesterday (Friday), escorted a 10-year-old boy, who was found to have been smoking weed at a fish market in Pattaya, back to a child care…

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Child rights advocate charged with human trafficking in Thailand

Secretary-General of the Child Protection Foundation, Montri Sinthaweechai, aka “Khru Yun”, acknowledged a human trafficking charge today (Friday), filed against him by Amphawa district police. The long-time child rights advocate…

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Point system to curb traffic violations to be enforced from January 9th

Starting January 9th, the Royal Thai Police and the Land Transport Department will enforce a demerit point system to curb traffic violations and dangerous driving, in the hope increasing drivers’…

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Ethnic Karen people demand shared common land for rotational farming

A group of ethnic Karen people, from the Kaeng Krachan area in Phetchaburi Province, submitted a petition yesterday (Wednesday) to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation seeking…

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Thailand goes into battle against resurgent HIV/AIDS

AIDS claimed 9,300 lives in Thailand last year, despite the availability of free, comprehensive care for those living with HIV. Though this figure is worrying, what’s even more worrying is…

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Thai Charter Court rules MP election bill is constitutional

The Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that using 100, instead of 500, as the divider in the formula for the calculation of party-list House seat allocation, as stipulated in the…

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Central bank raises key interest rate to 1.25% with immediate effect

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee decided unanimously today (Wednesday) to raise the key interest rate, with immediate effect, by 0.25% to 1.25%. Piti Disyatat, spokesman for the committee,…

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BTS train fares to increase 1-3 baht on January 1st

Commuters using the Bangkok Mass Transit (BTS) train service on the Sukhumvit and Silom routes will be charged an additional 1-3 baht beginning on January 1st, according to the company….

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Thailand has its first case of Deltacron, patient has recovered

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has detected the country’s first infection of the COVID-19 Omicron XBC variant, or Deltacron. The patient has, however, already recovered from the disease, said Dr….

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Police seize ฿400m in assets from group of Chinese businessmen

Thai police impounded three luxury houses, a penthouse and ten luxury cars today (Tuesday), with a combined value of over 400 million baht, which are believed to belong to a…

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Progressive movement hopes for endorsement of Bill to decentralise power

Thailand’s Progressive Movement has expressed hope that its draft Bill, to amend Section 147 of the Constitution and decentralise local administration, will pass its first reading inthe joint session of…

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Ratsadon leaders acquitted over protest at Democracy Monument in 2020

The Dusit District Court in Bangkok acquitted six anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leaders yesterday (Monday) of defying the Emergency Decree and the law on public assembly, in connection with a protest…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha chairs the opening of “BCG Economy for APEC Exhibition” at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, in Bangkok on November 14, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai PM says cabinet reshuffle before New Year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has indicated that he might order a minor cabinet reshuffle before the New Year. The prime minister was challenged by a group of reporters at Impact…

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Officials probe famous Thai singer’s land claim in Saraburi forest reserves

Officials at the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) are investigating two plots of land inside the Thap Kwang-Muak Lek national forest reserve in Saraburi province, allegedly occupied by well-known song…

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Prawit denies having conflict with Prayut

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan today denied he had  conflict with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and admitted his Palang Pracharath Party and the newly-formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart (United…

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Chiang Mai’s cabbage growers appeal for government assistance

Growers of Chinese cabbage in Chiang Mai Province are seeking help from the government after the ex-farm prices of their produce plunged to only two baht per kilogram, while their…

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Possible COVID infected man found dead in Bangkok’s Din Daeng area

A security guard, thought to be suffering from COVID-19, was found dead on Sunday in his rented room in Bangkok’s Din Daeng area. Huai Khwang police said they found a…

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Thai government ends popular co-payment stimulus measure

There is no need for the government to roll out another phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, because the Thai economy is recovering, with steady increases in foreign arrivals and…

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Undersea survey at Khao Lak prior to developing submarine Learning Park

Divers from the Marine and Coastal Resources Department and the Third Fleet of the Royal Thai Navy conducted an undersea survey of seabed at Khao Lak, in the southern province…

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Free COVID vaccination resumes Dec 17th at the Institute of Dermatology, Bangkok

The Institute of Dermatology will resume providing free COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the public on December 17th, as many people have shown interest in getting booster shots during the…

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Players of Tunisia (L) and Austrialia listen to the national anthems during the presentation ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Tunisia and Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 26, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Court orders SBN to stop showing World Cup via AIS Playbox service

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property Court has ordered Super Broadband Network (SBN) to cease streaming World Cup 2022 football matches via its AIS Playbox service, on the grounds that it infringes…

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State of emergency Thailand’s southern provinces extended for three more months

The Emergency Situation Administration Committee has agreed to extend the state of emergency in the three southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, with the exception of some districts, from…

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COVID surge just a “new wave” which will gradually fade after the New Year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has instructed all state hospitals to provide free vaccinations to members of the public, in the wake of a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, which they…

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Thai government offers 60 billion baht in savings bonds to the public

The Public Debt Management Office at the Finance Ministry will offer 60 billion baht in government savings bonds for public subscription, starting on December 7th. Deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek…

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Baggage reclaim service provider at Suvarnabhumi airport faces ultimatum

The company contracted to handle passenger baggage at Suvarnabhumi airport will be replaced if it does not improve the baggage reclaim service, which is currently causing delays for passengers. Transport…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks during the handover ceremony at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok on November 19, 2022. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

No sign yet whether Prayut will join Ruam Thai Sang Chart

The leader of Ruam Thai Sang Chart (United Thai Nation) Party has shot down rumours that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is on the verge of joining the newly-formed political party….

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Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin defends Cannabis Bill in parliament

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told members of parliament today (Thursday) that liberalisation of cannabis remains the government’s policy, but there are controls to prevent its non-medical use. Responding…

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Autopsy report awaited on man found dead in Bangkok condo

Thailand’s Disease Control Department is waiting for the autopsy report, from the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Police General Hospital, on a man found dead in his Bangkok condo….

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group E – Germany v Japan – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – November 23, 2022 Japan’s Takuma Asano scores their second goal REUTERS/Lee Smith

Germany-Japan World Cup match a big draw for viewers in Japan, less so in Germany

The Germany-Japan World Cup match on Wednesday prompted record access numbers for Japanese online streaming platform Abema, while viewership in Germany more than halved from the national team’s opening match…

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Inbound Ram Intra flyover in Bangkok closed following accident

In-bound lanes of the approach to the flyover at the Ram Intra Road intersection have been closed by police since early this morning (Thursday), after a six-wheel truck, belonging to…

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Car-bomb vehicle not checked because it was not reported as stolen

The pickup truck, which was used as a car bomb in an attack on the police apartments in Mueang district of Narathiwat Province on Tuesday, was not checked when it…

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Charter Court rules Bill amending Political Parties Act constitutional

The 9 judges of the Thai Constitutional Court has ruled unanimously that a Bill to amend the Political Parties Act is constitutional. A petition challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions…

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Chinese businessman surrenders to Thai police to face drugs charges

A Chinese businessman, who is suspected of being involved in “grey business” in Thailand, surrendered to the Thai police, at the Police Club on Vibhavadi Rangsit Highway today (Wednesday), to…

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Additional air quality monitoring stations to be set up in Chiang Mai

Two air quality monitoring stations will be set up, in addition to the existing four in Chiang Mai province, to monitor smoke and dust from forest fires, which are expected…

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Police search for woman seen last month in Narathiwat in car bomb vehicle

Thai police have been trying to locate a woman who was seen driving the pickup truck used as a car bomb yesterday (Tuesday), which passed through a police checkpoint in…

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Suspect in trafficking of illegal migrants from Myanmar arrested in Songkhla

A Thai man, alleged to be a key coordinator in the commercial trafficking of illegal migrants from Myanmar into southern Thailand, has been apprehended by immigration officials in the southern…

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Draft bill to protect consumers from defective goods endorsed by cabinet

The Thai cabinet approved, in principle, a draft bill today (Tuesday), which seeks to hold businesses accountable for goods sold to consumers which are found to be defective within two…

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Police officer killed and several others injured by car bomb in Narathiwat

At least one police officer was killed and ten others injured by a car bomb at a police apartment block in Mueang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of Narathiwat…

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GPO to begin Phase 3 clinical trials of its COVID vaccine in December

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) plans to begin Phase 3 clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in December, after it obtains the findings of the Phase 2 tests, expected at…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 18, 2022 tourists gather and take pictures in the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand’s economic think tank predicts 3.2% growth this year

Bolstered by recovery in the tourism sector, Thailand’s economic growth for the whole of 2022 is forecast to be 3.2%, without further need for major economic stimulus packages, according to…

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Bangkok administration asked to settle its 40 billion baht debt with BTS

BTS Group Holdings Plc. (BTS) is demanding that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) settle the about 40 billion baht in debt it owes to the company over the operation of…

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Preview – Doha, Qatar – October 14, 2022 Fifa World Cup 2022 branding is seen at Hamad International Airport REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Digital TV operators cry foul over “unfair” World Cup broadcast rights allocation

Digital television operators submitted a petition to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) today (Monday), demanding equal World Cup 2022 broadcast rights for all terrestrial transmission platforms, including digital…

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Three mild tremors felt in Mae Hong Son Monday, no reports of damage

Three mild earthquakes, measured at 1.9, 2.3 and 3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale, were reported in Thailand’snorthern province of Mae Hong Son this morning (Monday). There were no reports…

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Thailand’s COVID infections last week increased by 24 percent

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in Thailand. Last week there were 3,957 cases, averaging 565 cases a day, an increase of 24.97% on the previous week, according to the Disease…

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Brisk business in Bangkok’s Khao San area as World Cup 2022 kicks off

Pubs and restaurants on Bangkok’s Khao San Road were packed with foreign tourists and locals eating, drinking and watching the first match of World Cup 2022 in Qatar late last…

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Body of a jet-ski rider recovered from the Srinagarind reservoir

Divers have successfully retrieved the remains of an 18-year-old Thai man, who accidently fell from the pillion of a jet-ski into the lake at the Srinagarind Dam in Kanchanaburi province…

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group A – Qatar v Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor, Qatar – November 20, 2022 Ecuador’s Enner Valencia celebrates scoring their first goal that was later disallowed Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Ecuador coast past hapless hosts Qatar in World Cup opener

Ecuador eased past World Cup debutants Qatar 2-0 on Sunday with two goals from veteran striker Enner Valencia in a first opening game defeat for a host nation in the tournament’s history. Ecuador’s all-time…

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US pledges US$20 million for clean energy project in Mekong River Basin

The United States pledged about US$20 (~716 million baht) for the Japan-US Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) project, during a round-table discussion today (Sunday) between US Vice President Kamala Harris and…

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Police task force to clamp down on illegal gambling during World Cup 2022

A task force has been set up by the Royal Thai Police to fight illegal gambling on football, both online and offline, during the month-long World Cup 2022, which kicks…

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US vice president briefed on significance of Ratchabophit Temple

The Thai Supreme Patriarch discussed a few historical artefacts, kept at Ratchabophit Temple and which pertain to Thai-US relations, during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to the…

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How are bereaved families coping after the Nong Bua Lamphu massacre?

It’s been more than a month since a sacked police officer went on a killing spree in the northeastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, yet the families of the victims…

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Thai PM pledges “heart-to-heart” cooperation with the US

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told US Vice President Kamala Harris of Thailand’s readiness to promote and enhance “heart-to-heart” cooperation with the United State, based on two centuries of the…

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Police release all 25 “Stop APEC 2022” protesters on bail

All 25 protesters, arrested near the Democracy Monument yesterday (Friday) as they tried to breach a police cordon to march to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, have each been…

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) hands a ceremonial woven cha-lom to US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) at the handover ceremony during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok on November 19, 2022.

APEC leaders’ declaration approved as Thai PM hails the summit as a success

APEC leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in Bangkok by endorsing a leaders’ declaration, committing to Thailand’s “Bangkok Goals” on a bio-circular-green economy and the realisation of a free trade…

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VP Harris met briefly with China’s Xi at APEC

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday met briefly with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a White House official said. “The Vice President noted a key message that President Biden emphasized…

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Royal audience for APEC leaders

Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand granted an audience to APEC leaders last evening (Friday), in the Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall of the Grand Palace. Their Majesties…

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Thai PM opens APEC Summit calling for balance, inclusivity and sustainable growth

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha opened the summit of APEC leaders today (Friday) with a call for balance, inclusivity and sustainable growth for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as envisaged…

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Heavy rain forecast for Bangkok and surrounding provinces next week

People living in Bangkok, other central provinces, eastern and southern regions of Thailand are advised to expect heavy to very heavy rainfall from November 22nd-24th, as a result of an…

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Anti-government protesters Ratsadon at Asoke Intersection in Bangkok on 17th November 2022, demanding the leaders of APEC members address human rights, democratization, and end big conglomerates’ monopolies.

Experts want Thailand to pursue a more inclusive BCG model for development

Thailand is expecting the leaders of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members to endorse the Bangkok Goals 2022 during the summit this weekend, which aims to move the region towards…

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Xi says Asia-Pacific is no one’s backyard

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday warned against major power contest in Asia-Pacific which he said is no one’s backyard. “No attempt to wage a new Cold War will ever…

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Thai soccer fans will get to see all the 64 World Cup soccer matches

Thai soccer fans will be able to watch all 64 World Cup 2022 matches in Qatar, due to kick off this Sunday, after FIFA and the Sports Authority of Thailand…

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Protesters injured in clash with police at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument

Two protesters were slightly injured in a minor clash between anti-government protesters and police at the Democracy Monument before noon today (Thursday). Police reiterated their warning that protesters will not…

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Bangkok skywalk and road closures until Saturday during APEC Summit

The skywalk, from Chalerm Phao intersection to the Maneeya Building, is now closed until the end of the APEC Summit on Saturday, as part of the security measures. The closure…

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Protesters may try to get closer to APEC meeting venue in Bangkok

An anti-government protest leader said today (Thursday) that protesters may try to move closer to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, in an attempt to get APEC leaders and delegates…

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“Bangkok Goals” endorsed at APEC senior officials’ meeting

Senior APEC officials have succeeded in working out a joint statement on Thailand’s proposed “Bangkok Goals” on BCG (Bio-economy, Circular Economy and Green Economy), after three days of meetings at…

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Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Foreign Minister to address Thai PBS World forum on Thai foreign policy

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai will deliver a keynote speech on the direction of Thailand’s foreign policy at a regional forum being hosted by Thai PBS World and Asia News Network…

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First female Muslim governor of Pattani hailed on social media

Former deputy governor of Thailand’s Narathiwat and Yala provinces, Pateemoh Sadeeyamu, has become the first female Muslim governor of Pattani province, in an appointment approved by the cabinet yesterday (Tuesday)….

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Insurgents attack two petrol stations in Pattani on Tuesday night

Two petrol stations in Thailand’s restive southern border province of Pattani were attacked by insurgents on Tuesday night. There were no reported injuries. Witnesses told security officials that two men…

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Cabinet approves visa exemption MoU for Thais and Saudis with diplomatic, official and special passports

The Thai cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today (Tuesday) with Saudi Arabia, under which citizens of the two countries who hold diplomatic, official or special passports can enter…

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Air passengers advised to allow more time for their travel to airports

Passengers intending to take domestic or international flights out of Bangkok are being advised to allow 3 hours before boarding time for travel to Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang airports. The…

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Court to consider petition challenging True-DTAC merger plan

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court has agreed to consider a petition challenging the legitimacy of the decision by the telecom regulator conditionally approving the True-DTAC merger plan. The petition was filed…

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What hosting the APEC Summit means to Thailand 

This week, Thailand will get its moment under the sun when it hosts one of the major diplomatic events of the year — the APEC leaders’ summit — from Monday…

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APEC youth representatives present Youth Declaration to Thai PM

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received the Youth Declaration at Government House today (Monday), from young representatives of Asia-Pacific economies, under the APEC Voices of the Future program. He told the…

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Thai government’s seven souvenirs for APEC leaders and their spouses

Seven souvenirs have been prepared by the Thai government for presentation to leaders and their spouses during the APEC Summit, taking place on November 18th and 19th at the Queen…

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Sunday deadline looms to conclude World Cup broadcast deal for Thailand

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has until this Sunday to conclude a deal with FIFA for World Cup 2022 broadcast rights in Thailand, otherwise the Thai audience will miss…

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Serious COVID-19 infection cases on the rise in Bangkok and tourist provinces

COVID-19 infections in Thailand last week increased 12.8%, compared to a week earlier, and it is anticipated that the number of patients requiring hospitalisation is likely to increase in the…

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PM urges Thais to help ensure smooth summit for APEC delegates

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared Thailand’s readiness today (Sunday) to host the APEC Summit on November 18th and 19th, as he urged the Thai people to join the government in…

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This picture shows the signage for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on November 2, 2022. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

More than 2,300 journalists covering APEC meeting in Bangkok

More than 2,300 journalists from around the world have registered to cover the Asia Pacific Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Bangkok on 18th and 19th November, according to a foreign…

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Poll – Thailand’s central provinces want Paetongtarn Shinawatra as next PM

Eligible voters in Thailand’s central region favour Paetongtarn Shinawatra, youngest daughter of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin, as Thailand’s next prime minister and the Pheu Thai Party to govern, according…

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Thai PM proposes strategic partnerships between ASEAN and US

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed a comprehensive strategic partnership between ASEAN and the United States in the areas of economic development and climate change, as well as a…

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About 4 million Thais are expected to gamble online during World Cup 2022

As many as four million Thais are expected to engage in World Cup 2022 online gambling during the month-long competition, including about one million new participants, according to Thanakorn Komkrit,…

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Study shows about 15 percent of Thai students are prone to suicide

About 15% of Thai high school students are at risk of suicide, according to findings from the Bureau of Mental Health Service Administration. The department has recently completed an assessment…

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New edict tightens controls on non-medical use of cannabis in Thailand

The Ministry of Public Health has issued a new edict to tighten controls on the use of cannabis for commercial purposes, research, study and export. The new edict, which comes…

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The silken, harmonious and dazzling touch of Thainess gracing APEC 2022

While Thainess is not the official theme of APEC 2022, it has been omnipresent in hundreds of APEC meetings that Thailand has hosted since December. This unique Thai touch will…

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ASEAN reaffirms its 5-point consensus on Myanmar

ASEAN leaders have reaffirmed their 5-point consensus (5PC) and urged Myanmar to comply with the promises it made last April. In a joint statement, issued today (Friday), the leaders said…

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A man takes a picture of a FIFA World Cup trophy replica in front of the Al-Bayt Stadium in al-Khor on November 10, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Negotiations held with FIFA to reduce cost of World Cup TV rights for Thailand

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) is negotiating with FIFA and its agent, seeking to reduce the US$36 million price tag for the World Cup broadcast rights for Thailand. The…

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Thai court asked to suspend cannabis decriminalisation edict

Opposition parties and the Forensic Physician Association of Thailand (FPAT) have asked the Administrative Court to issue an injunction to halt the decriminalisation of cannabis and hemp. After submission of…

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This handout photo taken and release by Cambodia’s Government Cabinet shows Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) speaking to Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 10, 2022, amid the ASEAN Summit. (Photo by Kok Ky / CAMBODIA’S GOVERNMENT CABINET / AFP)

Prayut, Hun Sen pledge to step up crackdown on cross-border scams

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o–cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen on Thursday pledged to step up cooperation to crack down on call center scams using Cambodia as their operation base….

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Thai police to overhaul service pistol management and gun welfare scheme

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) are in the process of revising the entire management of service pistols and the welfare gun program, under which police officers can buy their own…

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Thailand’s central bank to introduce rules to limit bank system outages

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is to issue a new regulation which seeks to put a time limit on commercial banks’ mobile banking app outages, to ease the impacts on…

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Bangkok road closures for APEC leaders’ motorcade protection drills

Numerous roads in Bangkok will be closed late afternoon today (Thursday) and tomorrow as the Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs conduct a second drill for APEC leaders’…

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Trained sniffer dogs uncover smoked bats smuggled from China

Sniffer dogs, known locally as “inspector beagles”, helped quarantine inspectors at Suvarnabhumi airport to intercept smoked bats, hidden in luggage flown into Thailand on a flight from China’s Kunming City…

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30,000 police deployed for APEC Summit in Bangkok

About 30,000 police officers will be on duty for the APEC Summit in Bangkok, taking place on November 18th and 19th, including about 3,000 posted at the Queen Sirikit National…

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