PM not worried about small coalition parties voting against government in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shrugged off a reported threat, by five smaller parties in the coalition government, not to vote in support of the Government if it fails to…

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Chaiwat to vow to spirit at Kaeng Krachan Park bridge that he did not kill Billy 

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and the other three suspects plan to visit the hanging bridge, in the park in Phetchaburi province this Saturday, to vow to…

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An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail at the MTR University station during a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. November 13, 2019 REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with transport,…

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Cambodia’s opposition leader in-exile Sam Rainsy, who leads the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on November 9, 2019. – Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on November 9 as he sought to return home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was beefed up at the kingdom’s borders and in Phnom Penh. (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)

Sam Rainsy: Malaysian MPs support democracy in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR —  Malaysian lawmakers have shown their support for democracy in Cambodia, said  Sam Rainsy, the acting president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP). The self-exiled politician, whose…

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BMA says 96.3% of 500,000 krathongs collected this year are biodegradable

Loy Krathong celebrants in Bangkok have heeded calls for environment conservation by turning to disposable krathongs this year, instead of Styrofoam. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang said this morning (Tuesday) that…

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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib has case to answer in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding…

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Typhoon Nakri weakens with little impact on Thailand

Typhoon Nakri weakened to tropical storm as it made landfall in Vietnam on Sunday night and is weakening further as it moves inland toward southern Laos, the Thai Meteorological Department…

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Sister Ana Rosa Sivori poses for a photo at the St. Mary School in Udon Thani province, Thailand, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Jiraporn Kuhakan

Pope Francis to reunite with cousin on visit to Thailand

UDON THANI (Reuters) – In a remote Catholic school in Thailand, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, 77, kneels in a chapel to pray at the beginning of the school day. The…

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Firefighters tackle a bushfire to save a home in Taree, 350km north of Sydney on November 9, 2019 as they try to contain dozens of out-of-control blazes that are raging in the state of New South Wales.

Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost

Catastrophic bushfires in eastern Australia have killed at least three people and forced thousands from their homes, with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle towards hard-to-reach communities….

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Nakri develops into typhoon as it heads towards Vietnam

Tropical storm Nakri has strengthened to Category 5 storm, typhoon strength, as it moves across the South China Sea toward the Vietnamese coast. It is predicted to make landfall tomorrow…

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One year partial curfew imposed in Deep South

A partial curfew will be imposed in Thailand’s restive Deep South for 12 months with effect from December 1st, 2019 according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette which appeared…

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Cambodia tightens security at Thai border with additional troops

Cambodia has beefed up security along its border with Thailand, with troop and police reinforcements being deployed at strategic areas to prevent former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his men…

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Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy who has vowed to return to his home country, gestures to supporters after being prevented from checking-in for a flight from Paris to Bangkok at Roissy Airport in Paris, France November 7,2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Cambodia opposition founder says he was blocked from boarding plane home from Paris

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home country to lead demonstrations against authoritarian rule, said he had been…

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Thailand falls in English proficiency index: What’s wrong with Thai education system?

Thailand’s English proficiency ranking among non-native English speaking countries has dropped for the third consecutive year to 74th out of a total of 100 countries. According to the EF English…

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NHRC condemns insurgent attack on Yala defence volunteer outpost

The National Human Rights Commission today issued a statement condemning southern insurgents for their brutal attack on a village defence volunteer unit in Yala’s Muang district on Tuesday evening, resulting…

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15 defence volunteers killed in raid on Yala outpost

Fifteen village defence volunteers were killed and two others seriously injured in a surprise raid on their makeshift outpost, situated on a road in Tambon Lam Phraya in the Muang…

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The Opposition to censure Government between 18th and 20th December

The seven opposition parties have settled on their planned censure motion against the Government with the debate taking place between December 18th and 20th , opposition chief whip and Pheu…

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Chuan does not recognize this Constitution, but disagrees with dumping it

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today that he has not recognized the existing Constitution from the beginning, while disagreeing with a rewrite of the entire document “because that won’t be…

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Russia is ready to assist ASEAN to develop digital economy

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has pledged to cooperate with ASEAN in the exchange of knowledge and technology to help move the regional grouping towards a digital economy. He said…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand with other ASEAN leaders at the opening of the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits this morning.

PM Prayut calls for “new growth paradigm” for ASEAN

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning called for a new “growth paradigm” for ASEAN to face mounting challenges and uncertainties and a conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership within…

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Minister Jurin urges closer cooperation to harness digital potential

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Jurin Laksanawisit this morning called for a strengthening of cooperation between the public and private sectors in the ASEAN countries  to face challenges…

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

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia suggested today that the 10 ASEAN countries should find ways to utilize its population of 650 million to spur their economies in the digital…

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Bangkok and Sukhothai join UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Bangkok and Sukhothai have been included among 66 new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the latest listing published on October 30th. The UCCN was created in…

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U.S. set to disappoint Asia with downgraded delegation for Bangkok summits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has downgraded its participation in back-to-back Asia-Pacific summits in Bangkok next week, a move bound to disappoint Asian partners worried by China’s expanding influence….

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Tropical storm Matmo to bring heavy rain to most provinces throughout this week

The Meteorological Department today issued a warning to people in lower Northeast, lower Central, the eastern region and upper South to brace for isolated heavy to very heavy rain today…

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Over 1,000 expected to attend ASEAN business summit

More than 1,000 business leader, high-level government officials and representatives of private sectors as well as academics and members of civil society from across the region are expected to attend…

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Thailand will negotiate with US on GSP issue during ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

Thailand will hold talks with the United States, about the GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) suspension for Thai exports to the US market, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit,…

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Thais visiting Hong Kong advised to avoid protest sites for next 5 days

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong is strongly advising Thai people travelling to the territory to avoid protest sites this weekend and on Thursday October 31st for their safety,…

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Hackers try to disrupt registration for Chim-Shop-Chai scheme

Hackers have attempted to disrupt state-run the Krung Thai Bank computer system used for the registration of subscribers to Phase 2 of the Government’s “Chim-Shop-Chai” (Eat-Shop-Spend) scheme, resulting in delays…

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Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go out

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and high heat fed flames and fears in…

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CP led consortium to sign contract for high-speed train airport project

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will, this afternoon, preside over the signing of a public-private-partnership (PPP) contract between the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Charoen Pokphand Group-led consortium for…

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Japan’s emperor completes enthronement in ancient ceremony

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito completed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum throne on Tuesday in a ceremony steeped in the traditions and grandeur of a monarchy that claims 2,000 years of history….

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Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi stripped of all Royal titles and military ranks for disloyalty

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command stripping Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all her royal titles, decorations and military ranks for alleged acts of disloyalty and insubordination. According to…

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Magnitude 5 earthquake may hit Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in next 10 years

Thailand’s northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai may face a magnitude 5 earthquake, as measured on the Richter Scale (ML), in the next 10 years after a 4.1…

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Royal Barge Procession postponed to December 12th

His Majesty the King has ordered the Royal Barge Procession to be postponed to December 12th, from October 24th, as recommended by the organizing committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut…

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Despite frequent drawbacks, Chuan still has confidence in democracy

Despite all the political ups and downs that have seen Thailand swing between democracy and military dictatorship, House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, whose political career spans over five decades, still has…

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Government and Opposition given 18 hours each to debate budget bill

Government and Opposition whips have agreed on a three-day debate of the budget bill, starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.30 am, with each side being allotted 18 hours to speak. In…

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Three red-shirt leaders ordered to pay ฿21 million to victims of arson attacks in 2010

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld three Appeals Court verdicts holding three red-shirt leaders accountable for the torching of commercial buildings, including the Centre One shopping mall and Dok Ya building,…

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-government demonstrators march in protest against the invocation of the emergency laws in Hong Kong, China, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

U.S. House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and…

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Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown

Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due for deliberation…

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PM praises students and those who fought for democracy in “Oct 14 Uprising”

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Monday) praised students and members of the public who stood up against a military dictatorship to fight for democracy 46 years ago on the…

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Thai people join merit-making ceremonies in remembrance of the passing of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Thai people across the country, many wearing yellow, made merit, attended religious ceremonies and participated in activities today to commemorate the passing of the beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In…

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16 killed in Burkina Faso mosque attack

Sixteen people died and two were seriously injured in an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso’s volatile north, security sources said Saturday. Armed men attacked the Grand Mosque in Salmossi on…

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Chinese Embassy warns Thai politicians against interfering in Hong Kong protests

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand has warned unnamed Thai politicians against alleged interference in China’s internal affairs over the ongoing violent protests in Hong Kong.   “Some Thai politicians have…

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Typhoon advancing toward Tokyo area on holiday weekend

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is advancing toward the Tokyo area, where torrential rains are expected this weekend.   The Japan Meteorological Agency said Typhoon Hagibis was in the…

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Ratchanok cleared of doping charge by BWF

Ratchanok Intanon, 5th in the world rankings, has been cleared of a doping charge by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) after it was proved that she had ingested contaminated meat….

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Indonesia minister stabbed by IS-linked pair

Two members of an IS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency surgery for his wounds. Television images…

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PM not committed to controlling use of three controversial herbicides

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is currently non-committal about the banning or restriction of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, saying that the matter should be resolved in accordance with formal procedures. The…

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Region 9 chief judge refutes accusation of interference

The Region 9 chief judge, who was accused of interfering in a murder trial over which Yala provincial court chief judge Mr. Khanakorn Pianchana presided, has expressed his regret over…

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Foreigners offer prayers at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Thai monks led prayers on August 19 for the reopening of Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police hunted a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Long-stay foreigners in Thailand to be required to have health insurance when applying for non-immigrant visas

Effective from October 31st, foreigners who apply for a non-immigrant visa will be required to have health insurance to ensure that they are covered for medical treatment while in Thailand…

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Supporters of jailed activist Edward Leung, gather outside the High Court as Leung appeals against his conviction and sentence, in Hong Kong, China, October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist appeals against sentence as more protests loom

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed for six years for rioting in 2016 appeared in court on Wednesday to appeal against his sentence, as anti-government protests…

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Princess Chulabhorn is recovering very satisfactorily

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn’s condition is improving satisfactorily without complications following medical treatment and she can now perform routine activities as usual, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced…

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Five more dead elephants found in creek of Haew Narok waterfall

Five more elephants have been found dead in the creek of Haew Narok waterfall in Khao Yai national park, bringing the number elephant deaths to 11. They apparently died after…

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Governors told to hold merit-making ceremony on October 13th in memory of late King Bhumibol

All provincial governors have been notified by the Ministry of Interior to hold a merit-making ceremony at each respective provincial hall, or other appropriate venues, to commemorate the late His…

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Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic…

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Hong Kong court rejects mask ban challenge as fresh protests break out

A Hong Kong court rejected on Sunday a challenge to an emergency law criminalising protesters wearing face masks as democracy activists hit the streets again in defiance of the ban despite half the…

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Judge shoots self in court after being forced to change verdict

A judge, Mr. Kanakorn Pianchana, shot himself in the chest in an apparent suicide attempt after delivering a verdict in Yala’s provincial court this afternoon (Friday). Spokesman for the court…

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Princess Chulabhorn is recuperating in hospital after surgery to treat numbness in left hand

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is now recuperating in Chulabhorn Hospital after successful micro-surgery to remove fascial tissue which had caused numbness in her left hand. According to the second…

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KMIT introduces three innovations to improve Thailand’s street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street food and promote tourism, including a robot that cooks barbequed pork….

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Sudarat claims PM will defy Constitution if he does not support amendments

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be held accountable for violating the Constitution if he does not support efforts bid by both government and opposition parties to amend the charter. This…

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Civic groups doubt Democrat party’s stance on three controversial herbicides

Civic and consumer protection groups, which have been persistently campaigning for a complete ban on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, have submitted a letter to the Democrat party…

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Haze eases today with excessive PM2.5 particulate in only one district

Air quality in Bangkok and its surroundings has improved today, thanks to rain which has reduced the level of dust particles in the air in all areas except in Bang…

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The US-China trade war leads to an increase of FDIs in Thailand

The escalation of the US-China trade war has prompted Chinese and Hong Kong investors to move to Thailand.  In the first half of this year, they altogether sought approvals for…

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11 districts in Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 dust particles

Air quality in Bangkok, and its two neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, has worsened today (Sunday), with the level of PM2.5 dust particles ranging from 37 to…

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Low-income workers will be hard hit by a drop of exports

The falling Thai exports will hurt low-income workers the most as manufacturers are expected to hire less and cut overtime employment, affecting the purchasing power of these grassroot segment. The…

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PM says Thailand aiming to become a high income country in 17 years

Thailand is aiming to become a country with high average income in the next 17 years, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told his audience at a hotel in New York yesterday….

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel Prize’

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize….

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Only charter court is authorized to rule on convicted Khon Kaen MP’s status

The Constitutional Court is the sole authority to decide whether Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen province, Mr. Nawath Tohcharoensook, has lost his MP status after he was sent to…

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EC orders by-election in Samut Prakan after a Palang Pracharat MP is yellow-carded

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has ordered a by-election to be held in Constituency 5 of Samut Prakan province after Palang Pracharat MP, Mr. Krung Srivilai, was issued with a yellow…

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House panel agrees 3 herbicides must be banned immediately

The House Committee to Explore Ways to Control Farm Chemicals has agreed to ban three herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos, with immediate effect. Committee chairman Mr. Chavalit Vichayasuth told…

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PM Prayut reaffirms ASEAN’s active role in tackling climate change

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday said the 10 countries of ASEAN are committed to working with the international community to tackle the challenge of climate change.   Addressing the…

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‘You have stolen my dreams,’ angry Thunberg tells UN climate summit

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage felt by millions of her peers in…

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Thanathorn unfazed by EC’s probe into loans to Future Forward party

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Saturday) that he is not worried about the Election Commission’s meeting next week to consider the case involving the party receiving two…

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PM unperturbed by Opposition’s plan to question his ethical standards

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appears unperturbed by the Opposition’s plan to demand an investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission into his alleged gross violation of ethical standards by failing to…

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Thai rice exports may drop below 10 million tonnes this year

The value of Thai exports for the month of August fell 4% to 21.915 billion US dollars, compared to the same period last year, with exports of rice declining by…

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Thailand’s inflation rate may increase as oil prices surge after Saudi drone attacks

Higher global crude oil prices following Saudi oil attacks may increase Thailand’s inflation rate this year by 0.3 percent, according to Kasikorn Research Center. The think tank made an assessment…

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Pope Francis to visit Thailand November 20-23

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Thailand from November 20th to 23rd at the invitation of the Thai government and the Catholic Church in Thailand before heading to Japan, Archbishop…

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Angkhana receives Magsaysay Award in Manila

Angkhana Neelapaijit, a leading human right activist, on Monday received the 2019 Magsaysay Award in a ceremony held in Manila. Angkhana, 63, was lauded for “championing justice, case after painful…

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DPM Somkid admits he no longer controls national economic affairs

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said today that he is no longer directly in charge of Thailand’s national economic affairs, but merely oversees four related ministries. He gave his assurance,…

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Ten technologies to watch this year

Ten technologies to watch are the subjects of presentations being held today (Thursday) and tomorrow as part of the Thailand Tech Show 2019, at the Convention Hall of the Centara…

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Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: MasterCard

(Reuters) – Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after…

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DSI to wrap up Billy’s murder case in three months

The Department of Special Investigation is expected to take another three months to conclude the investigation into the murder of Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, DSI director-general Pol…

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Ex-media mogul Sondhi released from prison after 37 months behind bars

Former media tycoon, and ex-boss of the Manager media group Sondhi Limthongkul was today released from prison after spending three years and one month behind bars after being convicted on…

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Opposition challenges constitutionality of executive decree on family development

The seven-party opposition has submitted a formal letter to the Constitutional Court, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, asking it to rule on the constitutionality of the government’s executive decree amending…

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National park chief says officials implicated in Billy’s murder won’t be protected

Chief of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has given an assurance that he will not protect any of his officials if they are implicated in the kidnapping…

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Prayut to attend debate on oath-taking controversy on Sept 18

The government has agreed to hear the debate proposed by the opposition on the oath-taking controversy that has hounded Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for over six weeks on September 18,…

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HK leader Carrie Lam insists she will stay on

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam insists she wants to stay on as leader, after an audio recording emerged of her saying she would quit if…

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Tropical storm Kajiki to miss Thailand, but rain will be heavy, especially in NE

Thailand will be spared a direct hit by Kajiki, the depression which has been moving west across the South China Sea toward Vietnam, but its impacts will be felt with…

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US-Thai diplomatic relations return to normal

The US government downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand following the coup in 2014 , which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  Bilateral relations have, however, steadily been…

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Japan wins the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

In an energetic, almost two hour final against Thailand today (Sunday), Japan won the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, hosted by South Korea since August 18th. Japan opened the match…

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Lending guidelines planned to reduce Thailand’s household debt

Thailand’s commercial banks have recently agreed, in principle, with the Bank of Thailand to set lending guidelines by limiting a borrower’s debt-to-service ratio (DSR) to 70%, for those earning up…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags are seen in front of a U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo

China warns U.S. to stop ‘wrong’ trade actions or face consequences

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences…

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Ombudsman to rule on the matter of PM’s incomplete oath next Tuesday

The Ombudsman is expected to rule next Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha breached the Constitution by failing to recite the oath in full during the swearing-in ceremony in…

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‘Tailor made’ welfare system may replace ‘one size fits all’

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is considering an overhaul of the current ‘one size fits all’ state welfare system, replacing it with a more tailor made version which is more efficient in…

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Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest…

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LGBT campaign loses fight in parliament for House panel on gender diversity

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a motion from a Future Forward MP to set up an additional House panel on gender diversity. The House voted 365 to…

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13 rescued Great Danes now under royal care of His Majesty the King

His Majesty the King sent a royal aide to collect 13 rescued Great Dane dogs from the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) and deliver them for further treatment to Kasetsart…

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Rice Committee endorses rice price guarantee scheme

Thailand’s Rice Policy and Management Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved a rice price guarantee scheme for five types of rice and a parallel measure to help…

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Welfare card holders flock to ATMs for their 500-baht cash handouts

Many state-run Krung Thai Bank ATMs in Thailand’s northeastern provinces ran out of 500-baht and 100-baht banknotes after Pracharat welfare card holders flocked to withdraw the first 500-baht cash handout…

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(Photo) Protesters call people to join further rallies against the government at Kowloon Tong subway station in Hong Kong, China, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as…

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