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EU urges speedy declaration of election results

The European Union has expressed hope that Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will be able to declare the final election result as soon as possible and that any reported irregularities are resolved swiftly and transparently. The EU spokesman…

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Unofficially Pheu Thai leads the pack with 137 House seats

The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party has emerged as the winner of the March-24 general election, garnering 137 House seats from 350 constituencies nationwide, according to unofficial poll results announced yesterday by the Election Commission (EC).  The party did not…

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Future Forward outlines pre-conditions in joining coalition

The Future Forward party has set three pre-conditions to be agreed before the party will join the anti-junta alliance in forming a coalition government. The three pre-conditions include amending the…

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Dust stirred up as rivals compete for control

The rival attempts by Palang Pracharat and Pheu Thai to cobble up a post-election coalition government promise to be a lengthy and messy political endeavor. Both camps in the political…

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Two “swing parties” highly “uneased” by Hong Kong photos

The “Hong Kong incident”, which went viral on the social media this weekend, has made it “even more difficult” for two major “swing parties” _ Bhumjaithai and Chartthaipattana _ to…

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Thungyai wildlife chief wants heavier penalty for Premchai 

Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary chief Wichien Chinnawong said today that, while he respects the verdict of the Thong Pha Phume provincial court on Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta, he believes the billionaire deserves a heavier penalty.   Speaking at…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the opening of the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge. (Photo from Gen Prayut’s Facebook page)

Gen Prayut and Suu Kyi open 2nd Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi today to preside over the opening of the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge across the Moei River, linking…

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Premchai granted bail, says “I’m sorry”

Thailand’s billionaire construction tycoon Premchai Kanasuta said he was “sorry” after he was granted bail following a court verdict that sends him to 16 months in prison for involvement in…

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Court to rule on Premchai poaching case tomorrow

The Thong Phaphume provincial court in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi is scheduled to deliver its long-awaited verdict in the illegal hunting case in which a billionaire Thai construction tycoon…

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Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (AFP) — When Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only…

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Fighting populism with more populism?

The lead–up to the March–24 general election sees an unprecedented clash of populist policies.  Absent in the debate, however, are convincing ideas as to how they would be financed.   …

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Suthep asks whether Abhisit is siding with Thaksin

Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party founder Suthep Thuagsuban has hit out at Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva by asking whether the latter, to fulfil his ambition to be the next prime minister, has taken sides with fugitive…

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Abhisit says no to Prayut’s return as post-election prime minister

Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva made it clear today that he will definitely not support Prayut Chan-o-cha as the post-election prime minister. In a short video clip, uploaded on social media today, Abhisit explained…

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Military officers to dominate NCPO-appointed Senate

The 194 senators to be handpicked by the Thailand’s military junta, which is officially known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), are expected to be dominated by…

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Constitutional Court orders Thai Raksa Chart dissolved

The Constitutional Court this afternoon ordered the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart Party dissolved as a punishment for its failed nomination of Princess Ubolratna, a member of the Royal Family, as…

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Politicians taking part in the Thai PBS election forum on how they hope to tackle corruption problem on Tuesday night.

How politicians think they can fight corruption

Politicians competing in the March-24 general election agree that corruption is a scourge that is undermining the Thai society and dealing with it will be one of their priorities if…

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Palang Pracharat drops plan for PM to address rallies

The pro-junta Palang Pracharat party has decided to abandon its plan to have its prime ministerial candidate, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, attend its campaign rally this Sunday in Thailand’s northeastern…

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PM says he is aware of campaign debut risks

Still undecided about joining the Palang Pracharat party’s campaign rally in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima this Sunday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha admitted today that he was fully aware…

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PM still undecided about campaign debut in Nakhon Ratchasima

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains undecided whether to attend his first campaign rally for the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party, due to be held in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima…

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21 PAD protesters acquitted for 2008 parliament siege

Twenty-one anti-Thaksin protesters, accused of laying siege to Thailand’s parliament in October 2008, were acquitted today after the Criminal Court ruled that their protest was peaceful and only turned violent…

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Constitutional Court to rule on Thai Raksa Chart’s fate on March 7

The Constitutional Court has set March 7 as the date to decide the fate of Thai Raksa Chart Party which is facing the prospect of being dissolved for nominating Princess…

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Representatives of five political parties offer their platforms on basic economic problems during an election forum organized by Thai PBS on Tuesday.

Solving bread-and-butter issues for agricultural sector key policy for parties

Tackling bread-and-butter issues was the focus of the debate of representatives of five political parties taking part in an election forum organized by Thai PBS on Tuesday night. They took…

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This picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 24 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un departing Pyongyang Station for the second North Korea-US summit meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

North Korea’s Kim leaves by train for summit with Trump in Hanoi

SEOUL/HANOI (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday confirmed for the first time that its leader, Kim Jong Un, will hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, days ahead…

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Wang Nua district of Lampang province declared disaster zone

Wang Nua district of Thailand’s Northern province of Lampang, which suffered over 30 aftershocks following a 4.9 magnitude quake related to the Phayao fault line on February 20th, has been…

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Thai Raksa Chart party to go all out for election campaigning

In an apparent about-face, the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party has decided to go full steam on election campaigning even though the party’s fate still hangs in the balance with…

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Major quake feared in Lampang following minor tremors

The Earthquake Watch Division of Thailand’s Meteorological Department is closely monitoring a series of tremors in Wang Nua district of the northern province of Lampang today fearing a major earthquake…

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Temperatures in 7 provinces set to hit 42-43 Celsius

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is warning people in seven provinces to brace for unusually high 42-43 degree Celsius daytime temperatures this summer. They are Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Uttradit, Sukhothai and…

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Army chief dismisses coup rumour, but again says “don’t cross the line”

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong today ruled out the possibility of a coup d’état , saying that unfounded reports of a coup were spread by “the same old group…

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

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

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Princess Ubolratana says she regrets for troubles caused

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

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Election Commission yet to decide on Thai Raksa Chart’s fate

Chairman of the Election Commission Itthiporn Boonprakong denied that the commission has already made a decision to have the  pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party dissolved for nominating  Princess Ubolratana as its prime…

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Voice TV to seek court reprieve after 15-day closure order

Thailand’s broadcast regulator, the NBTC, has ordered Voice TV, a broadcaster known for its critical coverage of the military,  off the air for 15 days as of 1am on February…

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

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

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HM the King says Princess Ubolratana’s bid to be Thailand’s PM “inappropriate”

In what is seen as an objection to Princess Ubolratana’s bid to become Thailand’s next prime minister, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn tonight described her one-day-old nomination under the banner of…

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“She has compassion for the people” says Thai Raksa Chart of Princess Ubolratana

Thai Raksa Chart Party, which is known to have support of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, dropped a political bombshell today when it formally nominated Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana,…

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Pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart nominates Princess Ubolratana as PM candidate

It was the biggest surprise of modern Thai political history when a member of the Thai Royal Family, Princess Ubolratana was today nominated prime ministerial candidate by the newly-formed Thai…

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Australian PM writes to Prayut expressing “very strong feelings” against shackling of jailed Bahraini footballer

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to his Thai counterpart, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, expressing his disturbance, and that of many Australians, at the sight of jailed Bahrani footballer Hakeem…

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Thai Foreign Ministry clarifies the jailed Bahraini footballer’s saga

Thailand hopes that Australia and Bahrain, both good friends of Thailand, will mutually work in good faith to come up with a “win-win” solution over the fate of jailed Bahraini…

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Trump says to meet North Korea’s Kim in Vietnam in late February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, while giving himself…

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Coronation-related activities to formally start on April 6 with blessing of coronation water

Activities related to the coronation will kick off on April 6, starting with the launch of a ceremony for the collection of holy water to be held simultaneously in all…

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City governor to take charge of pollution problem  

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has been authorized to take necessary steps to suspend activities that are contributing to the worsening air pollution in Bangkok. In the meantime, the Pollution Control…

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Thailand to have election on March 24

The Election Commission has set Sunday, March 24 as the date for the long-awaited general election. The commission made the decision during an urgently-called meeting only hours after the Royal…

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Thailand claims world’s first cancer operation and intravenous chemotherapy for elephant

Thai veterinarians have successfully removed a 5-kg cancerous tumor from the intestines of a female elephant and, later, applied intravenous chemotherapy until the animal was cleared of cancer in what…

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Southern Thai peace talks will be “very long process”: Malaysian facilitator

Peace talks between the Thai Government and the southern Thai separatist groups could take up to three years, Malaysian dialogue facilitator Abdul Rahim Noor, said in an interview. Calling the…

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March 24 “most suitable date” for election: Wissanu

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam hinted today that the much-awaited election could be held on March 24. He described March 24 as the “most suitable date” for the election as…

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Kenyan security forces help people to escape after gunmen attack the DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday.

4 Thai workers safely evacuated after gunmen attacked Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi

Four Thai staffers working at a hotel own by Thailand’s Dusit Thani Group in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi have been evacuated to safety following an attack of the hotel…

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Army chief Gen Apirat to pro-election activists: Don’t cross the line

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong today warned political activists campaigning against an election postponement “not to cross the line”. He was responding to a threat by a group of activists…

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Opponents of poll delay warn of bigger protest if no words on election date this Friday

The activist group pushing for an early election today threatened to escalate its campaign if the Election Commission fails to announce an election date by this coming Friday. It plans…

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3 ministers in hot water after Constitutional Court asked to rule on their qualifications

The Election Commission has faulted three cabinet members and former Prime Minister’s Office Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul for holding shares in companies granted business concessions by state agencies in violation…

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EU lifts ”yellow card” on Thailand for successful tackling of IUU fishing

The European Union formally announced today the lifting of the “yellow card” imposed on Thailand since 2015 in recognition of the substantive progress made by Thailand in tackling the illegal,…

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“150 days” fuss simplified

To follow Thai politics, ones initially were required to be just well-versed in mathematics. Now, people need to also be good at reading the technical language of the laws. The…

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Somkid confident of 4-4.2 percent growth rate for 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is confident that Thailand’s economy for the year 2018 would grow between 4-4.2 percent, citing several economic indicators which have shown sign of improvements. In…

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Major tropical storm to revisit Ban Laem Taloompook after 57 years

Fifty-seven years after the deadly tropical storm Harriot struck Ban Laem Taloompook in Pak Phanang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat and left behind a trail of deaths and destruction, it…

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Government to invite Princess Sirindhorn to chair coronation organizing panel

The government will invite Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair the organizing committee for the coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn scheduled for May 4-6….

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Road death toll for four days climbs to 236

Another 51 people died in road accidents on Sunday, bringing the death toll for four days of the New Year’s festival to 236, with 2,265 injured from 2,194 road accidents…

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HM the King issues New Year’s greeting card to express well wishes to Thais

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a New Year’s greeting card expressing his well wishes to the Thai people. The message in the greeting cards reads: “2019 greetings with…

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Road accident death toll for three days jumps to 182

The death toll from road accidents for the past three days during the New Year’s festival has risen to 182, with 1,690 injured from 1,633 accidents across the country, said…

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EC urged to probe suspected cheats in selection of senators

The Election Commission has been told to investigate suspected cheats in the selection of senators in Bangkok on Thursday. In a statement addressed to the EC today, PNET, a non-governmental…

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Security alert in Songkhla after three more bombs found 

A security red alert was declared today in the southern province of Songkhla,  especially in Hat Yai commercial district popular with Malaysian tourists, after three more improvised explosive devices (IEDs)…

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Indonesian rescuers struggle against heavy rain to reach tsunami-hit villages

SUMUR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescue teams on Wednesday struggled to reach remote areas on the western coast of Java amid an “extreme weather” rain warning after a tsunami killed…

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Court hands down heavy jail terms for ex-officials of KMIT Lat Krabang on corruption charges

In a record marathon verdict reading which took 15 hours from 8 am on Tuesday until 1 am today with lunch and dinner breaks, the Min Buri provincial court acquitted…

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A number of buildings and vehicles are seen damaged due to being hit by a tsunami wave that hit the Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung and Tanggamus Regencies in Banten, Indonesia on Sunday.

Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

LABUAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed…

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Death toll climbs past 370 in Indonesian tsunami disaster

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in…

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Thousands flock to Government Housing Bank for cheap housing loans

Thousands of people flocked to the head office of the Government Housing Bank (GHB) on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok this morning in order to apply for housing loans to…

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US government shuts down at midnight

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) – The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers…

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EC welcomes international observers to monitor election

The Election Commission has made clear it does not object to having international observers monitor the forthcoming election on February 24. EC chairman Itthiporn Boonprakong said Wednesday that he had…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday.

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

BEIJING (AP) — China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence. During a speech to mark 40 years…

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EC backtracks and agrees to ballots with both party’s names and logos

Backing down under pressure from political parties, the Election Commission has agreed to opt for an election ballot design that is complete with the names and logos of political parties…

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“Unlocked” parliamentary politics probably as good as it gets

The lifting of political restrictions will kick-start a semblance of conventional election campaigns as Thais know them. The greater freedom will certainly increase criticism against the military government, but Prime…

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Science minister says it’s time to invite Gen Prayut to be Palang Pracharat’s PM candidate

Science and Technology Minister Suwit Maesincee and a core member of Palang Pracharat Party said this morning that it was about time the pro-government political party formally invited Prime Minister…

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Political parties join hands to demand EC to change controversial ballots

Seven political parties have demanded the Election Commission to change its poll ballot format to include the names and logos of political parties and to allow each party to use…

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PM says he won’t invoke special power to solve poll ballot controversy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today that he has nothing to do with the controversial new ballot design of the Election Commission and would not invoke his executive power to…

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Gen Prayut lifts ban on political activities, election campaign to begin

After a long wait, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) finally lifted the ban on political activities today, paving the way for political parties to begin campaigning for…

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HM King sponsors funerals of two “Un Ai Rak” bicyclists

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is sponsoring the funerals for of two elderly bicyclists who collapsed while participating in the Bike Un Ai Rak bicycle ride in Surat Thani and…

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EC warned new ballots could lead to possibility of election being nullified

As resentments among political parties and politicians grow against the new poll ballot design, a former election commissioner has warned the Election Commission that the forthcoming election could end up…

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It’s official: Election will take place on February 24

It has been officially confirmed that the much-awaited election will take place on February 24, 2019 with advance voting scheduled for February 17, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam….

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Thai tourists warned to avoid Paris this Saturday as mass protests loom

The Thai embassy in Paris has warned Thai tourists to avoid visiting the French capital on Saturday as the French government plans to deploy an “exceptional” number of security forces…

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Prayut chides political parties for boycotting meeting with NCPO

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, visibly infuriated by major political parties’ boycott of a meeting with him and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) this Friday, accused them of…

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Environment ministry eyes cutback of 3,600 million plastic bags in one year

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has set a target to cut down the use of single-use plastic bags by 3,600 million from 45,000 million within 2019 fiscal year…

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PM to discuss lifting of political restrictions and poll-related issues with parties on Friday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair a meeting this Friday with representatives of the so-called “Five Rivers”, the Election Commission and political parties at the Army Club to discuss issues…

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No plastic bags for shoppers on Dec 4 as campaign against single-use plastic bags launched

Marking the Thai Environment Day tomorrow (Dec 4), convenience stores, modern trade stores and shopping malls will refrain from providing single-use plastic bags to shoppers and at the same time…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday.

US, China agree on trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after high-stakes talks in Argentina between US President Donald Trump…

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HM Queen Sirikit credited for Unesco’s listing of Khon as cultural heritage

Thai khon drama or the masked dance drama has been listed as intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco on Thursday. On the same occasion, Unesco also listed Cambodia’s khon drama…

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Leicester City Vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha during a visit to Leicester City Football Club where they paid their respects to the victims of October’s helicopter crash which killed 5 people, including the clubs chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, at the site of the crash outside King Power Stadium on November 28.

Prince William and Kate pay tribute to Leicester City crash victims

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William paid a personal tribute to Leicester soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during a visit on Wednesday with his wife Kate to the team’s…

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Gen Prayut open to political offer, but in no hurry to say yes

It shouldn’t be a surprise if Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided which of the political parties he will align himself with. But for the time being, he still…

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Over 100 ex-MPs quit parties on the last day of party membership registration

Over 100 politicians, mostly members of the trouble-plagued Pheu Thai party, showed up at the office of the Election Commission on Monday to submit their resignations from their original parties…

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Wissanu says December-7 meeting will clear up political uncertainty

Uncertainty about the election date and when exactly political restrictions will be lifted to allow parties to engage fully in political activities will be cleared up at a meeting scheduled…

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Central American migrants, mostly Honduras, run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border, after the US border patrol threw tear gas from the distance to disperse them after an alleged verbal dispute, on Sunday.

US closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico on Sunday after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana,…

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Over half a million informal debt cases settled with the help of military

The military has helped in mediating informal debts owed by over half a million people and has managed to return to the debtors over 5,000 land title deeds involving more…

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“Yellow Vest” demonstrators rally against a rise in petrol prices on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and clash violently with police on Saturday.

French police clash violently with protesters on Champs Elysees over petrol costs

PARIS (Reuters) – Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic…

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HM King opens bicycle lane and pedals in a test ride

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday presided over the official opening of the Charoensook Mongkoljit (Happy and Healthy) bicycle lane at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakan province….

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Prayut lays out measures to help rubber planters, blames Thaksin government for rubber crisis

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has blamed the Thaksin government’s policy in 2004 to promote the expansion of one million rai of rubber plantations for today’s rubber surplus, making Thailand the…

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Despite apparent optimism, Palang Pracharat faces daunting realities

When a political party has a caucus or launching ceremony, optimism prevails without fail. That optimism can be justified or misguided, which is why Palang Pracharat, a pro–Prayut party that…

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Singapore’s most likely future next prime minister unveiled

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, has been picked as first assistant secretary-general of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), making him the most likely candidate to be Singapore’s…

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PM Prayut says election to be delayed or not up to Election Commission 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed today that the election roadmap remains unchanged and any decision to delay it as demanded by some political parties would have to be made by…

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The man to be Singapore’s next prime minister reportedly chosen

Singapore seems to have worked out its political succession and has chosen the leader of its fourth-generation team and the man likely to be next prime minister, the Straits Times…

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HM King-designed T-shirts to be distributed to “Bike UnAiRak” cyclists

Members of the public who have signed up to join the “Bike UnAiRak” bicycle ride on December 9 will each receive a yellow T-shirt designed by His Majesty King Maha…

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Pheu Thai slams government’s aid package as populist move to woo voters

Pheu Thai Party has disputed Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s claim that his government’s 86.9 billion baht aid package to help the poor and pensioners is not part of its…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands after a joint press statement at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on Tuesday.

China and Philippines sign oil, gas exploration deal as Xi Jinping meets Duterte

Beijing and Manila have agreed to a joint oil and gas exploration deal – one of 29 deals that were signed on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a…

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Handouts for 14.5 million poor for electricity, water and travel expenses

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to a 38.7 billion baht populist package to help 14.5 million poor people who hold welfare cards during the period from December to next…

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