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12 northeastern provinces to face water crisis

Twelve of Thailand’s northeastern provinces are at risk of drought due to lower than normal rainfall, which has resulted in the volume of water stored in the region’s reservoirs to…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters hold shields made from cardboard as they face riot police after a march at Sha Tin District of East New Territories, Hong Kong, China July 14, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has…

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Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth…

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Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final…

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Poll shows over 70 percent surveyed have confidence in PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s popularity rating has increased with 73.8% of the respondents to a Super Poll opinion survey admitting that they trust him and expect the government to deliver…

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Sompong Amornvivat named leader of Pheu Thai party

The Pheu Thai party today (Friday) elected Mr. Sompong Amornvivat as its new leader, replacing Pol Lt-Gen Wirote Pao-in who had resigned along with the executive committee. A party member…

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It’s not how Cabinet looks; it’s how Prayut formed it

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may have taken one step closer to the brink with the Cabinet he has set up. But it’s not quite about the “faces”, which are a…

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Pheu Thai-Future Forward ties will be tested

Political breakups normally don’t occur while the parties concerned are in the opposition bloc. There may be signs, though, and the case in point is the relationship between the Pheu…

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PM Prayut’s cabinet announced

Almost four months after the March 24th general election, the much-awaited cabinet of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been formally announced after the publication of the Royal Command in the…

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Korean TV viewers dismayed at giant clam catching by ‘Law of the Jungle” crew in Thailand

A Thai newspaper, Post Today, reported that Korean viewers were disappointed and dismayed upon learning that the production crew and cast of the South Korean SBS Television show “Law of…

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PM issues final executive order to revoke about 100 NCPO orders

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the junta, officially known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), issued his last executive order today, under…

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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media over an extradition bill in Hong Kong, China July 9, 2019./REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s…

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Future Forward wants Charter Court to lift Thanathorn’s suspension order 

The Future Forward party has asked the Constitutional Court to rescind its order suspending its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, from performing his duty as an MP and that the court proceedings…

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Thailand given 3 years to resolve 3 issues before resubmitting KKFC proposal

Former Thai ambassador to France, and head of the Thai delegation at the World Heritage Committee meeting (WHC), Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, reported today (July 8th) that the UNESCO WHC has…

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Care of dugong ‘Mariam’ set to go live today (Sunday)

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) will run a trial live stream of young dugongs ‘Mariam’ and ‘Yamil’ today, to test…

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Thai dentist becomes first Thai woman to conquer the world’s seven summits

A Thai dentist has become the first woman in Southeast Asia to conquer the world’s seven major summits, with Mount Denali in Alaska being the latest. Doctor Napassaporn “Eem” Chumnarnsit…

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Thailand’s orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang (Thailand) (AFP) – Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped…

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Akira Nishino yet to accept offer to be head coach at FAT – Japanese media

Mr. Akira Nishino is said to be puzzled over the announcement, by the Thai’s Football Association (FAT), concerning his appointment as new the head coach for Thailand’s national football team…

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PM vows to phase out four types of plastic products by 2022

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said, on the eve of International Plastic Bag Free Day today (July 3), that Thailand will phase out the use of four types of plastic…

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TMD warns of impacts from tropical storm ‘Mun’

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning at 4am today (Wednesday) alerting the public to the possible impacts of tropical storm ‘Mun’. The TMD reported that the tropical storm…

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(Photo) The European Union described the break-in to Hong Kong’s parliament as ‘not representative of the vast majority of demonstrators, who have been peaceful throughout successive protests/AFP Photo/Anthony WALLACE

What the world said about the Hong Kong protests

The storming of Hong Kong’s legislature by masked demonstrators generated extraordinary scenes, even in a city with a history of raucous protest. The territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, condemned those involved…

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PM apologizes for delay in government formation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has offered an apology to the Thai people, saying that he felt uncomfortable with the internal problems in the Palang Pracharat party over cabinet seat sharing….

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(Photo) Akira Nishino as Japan’s coach at World Cup – Group H – Japan vs Senegal – Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg, Russia – June 24, 2018/REUTERS (Max Rossi)

Nishino likely to become head coach of Thailand’s football team – Somyot

Speaking after watching the Bangkok-Sukhothai Thai league game at Thammasat Rangsit on Saturday night, Pol. Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung, president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), said that, if a…

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(Photo) North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un stands with US President Donald Trump south of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea/AFP

Trump steps into North Korea, in historic first

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil Sunday as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the peninsula, in a symbolic diplomatic spectacle and a…

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Fahsai, Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin, named Miss Universe Thailand 2019

A Thai-Canadian beauty, Jennifer Paweensuda Saetan-Drouin, 25, named Miss Universe Thailand 2019 Ms. Paweensuda, also known by her Thai nickname Fahsai, was born on 12th October 1993. She is a…

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(Photo) U.S. President Donald Trump poses for a photo with China’s President Xi Jinping before their bilateral meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019/ REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“Back on track”: China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks

OSAKA (Reuters) – The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and that Washington would hold off on imposing new tariffs on Chinese exports, signaling a…

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PM confirms no more changes to cabinet lineup

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced today that there are no more changes to the cabinet line-up required and pleaded with all parties concerned with government formation to stop bickering and…

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Citizen journalism – a key platform for social change and community development

A panel at MOJO Asia 2019, the 1st regional mobile journalism conference being held in Bangkok, pointed out today (Saturday) that citizen journalists, using mobile phones, are important for social…

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The Nation ceases publication after 48 years

After 48 years on the newsstands, The Nation, Thailand’s leading English-language daily known for its independent and aggressive news reporting, publishes its last print edition today. The newspaper, which will…

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41 percent of vegetables in Thai markets exceed contamination standards

Pesticide watchdog Thai-PAN has today (Wednesday) published its most recent survey, which reveals that 41% of all vegetables in Thailand’s fresh markets are contaminated with chemical pesticides to a level…

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Charter amendment: Benefits, risks and difficulties

Charter amendment can reopen old wounds. Or it can create new ones. The former scenario will benefit the opposition, whereas the latter can play into Prayut Chan-o-cha’s hands. Either way,…

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(Photo) Thailand Meteorological Department, June 25, 2019

Increased rain forecast across most of the country until Thursday

The Meteorological Department issued its 7th weather warning for this week at 5am on Tuesday. The department is predicting increased rainfall with isolated heavy showers in parts of the Northern,…

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US hits Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei with sanctions

The United States imposed sanctions Monday against Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and top military chiefs, tightening the screws on a country that President Donald Trump threatened with “obliteration”…

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ASEAN Summit accepts Thailand’s ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific concept

ASEAN leaders have accepted Thailand’s initiative to reinforce ASEAN’s leading role, in the conduct of relations with external partners in the region, by adopting the “ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific”…

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ASEAN leaders told to wake up to ASEAN DNA

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on his counterparts in ASEAN to awaken to the sense of belonging in the ASEAN Community, or ASEAN DNA, and join hands and hearts…

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(Photo) The North’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried a photo of Kim holding Trump’s letter with both handsThe North’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper carried a photo of Kim holding Trump’s letter with both hands/AFP

North Korean leader receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of “excellent content” from US President Donald Trump, the country’s state media said Sunday, amid a nuclear deadlock between Pyongyang…

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US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war…

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Thailand’s PM holds talks with leaders of Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Can-o-cha held bilateral talks with the leaders of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today. Government deputy spokesman Lt-Gen Werachon…

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(Photo) Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

North Korea lauds China ties as Xi wraps up trip

North Korea lauded its ties with historic ally China on Friday as Xi Jinping wrapped up a highly symbolic two-day visit to his nuclear-armed neighbour, with both countries facing deadlock…

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PM vows to increase efforts against human trafficking following 2019 TIP report

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied that Thailand remains on Tier 2 of the US State Department’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and has vowed to continue tackling human…

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Thanathorn confirms his party’s goal remains to change Thailand for the better

The Future Forward party aims to transform Thailand into a more livable society, where its people are not divided by hate politics, the military is democratic, with a decentralized bureaucracy…

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Prayut steps from solid ground to shaky one

Prayut Chan-o-cha is a man counting his own ironies, and the latest one starts today, when Parliament elected the former coup leader as prime minister overseeing Thailand’s return to a…

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Abhisit quits as MP ahead of PM’s election

Declaring that commitment to the people is stronger than a resolution of the party, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has quit as a member of parliament, effective today. “Of the…

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Future Forward wants screening of candidate qualifications before PM election

The Future Forward party has submitted a motion to the House Speaker demanding that the House of Representatives screen the qualifications of all the prime ministerial candidates before the election…

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Parliament to meet on June 5th to elect a prime minister

The first joint sitting of the Senate and the House has been scheduled on Wednesday June 5th to elect Thailand’s next prime minister. The sitting will take place at the…

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Gen Prem wanted his life savings donated to the poor

The late statesman General Prem Tinsulanonda made a wish that his life savings, earned throughout his career from army chief to president of the Privy Council, and estimated at about…

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Prem Tinsulanonda: Man who let his action do the talking

For someone whose name was largely associated with “half-baked democracy”, to be generally accepted as a “statesman” is unique. Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda, who passed away this week at…

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King saddened by loss of the nation’s great benefactor

His Majesty the King has acknowledged, with great sadness, the loss of General Prem Tinsulanonda, whom he described as a great national benefactor, according to an announcement from the Royal…

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HM King presides over opening of parliament

His Majesty the King today presided over the inaugural session of Parliament and urged legislators to perform their duty with responsibility and honesty. Newly-elected MPs and senators attended the brief…

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May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with EU

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she would quit, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push…

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Defiant Thanathorn rejects court order, vows to pursue prime minister’s post

A defiant Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced Thursday night that he disagreed with the Constitutional Court’s order to suspend his parliamentary membership and vowed to press ahead with his pursuit of the…

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Charter Court suspends Thanathorn from performing duties as an MP

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongkit’s promising political career came to a sudden halt today when the Constitutional Court suspended his role as a member of parliament pending a final…

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Interpol expects more arrests will follow as investigations continue, stemming from an operation into a site on the “dark web” that was launched two years ago/AFP

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online…

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“I shall reign in righteousness for the benefits of the people”

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn declared he will “reign in righteousness for the benefits of the people forever.” In his brief inaugural speech upon being crowned the 10th Monarch of…

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Thai PBS’s Tham Luang documentary to shine at INPUT event

A documentary on the extraordinary cave rescue at Tham Luang in Chiang Rai that captivated people worldwide last year produced by Thai PBS will be one of the highlights at…

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito pledges to work as symbol of the people

Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally took up his post on Wednesday a day after the abdication of his father, saying he felt a “sense of solemnity” but pledging to work as…

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What you should know about the Coronation Ceremony

What: The Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebeyavarangkun Why: In countries where the monarchy is the head of state, the Coronation Ceremony is a rare event of great…

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Phuket faces water shortage which may become critical in May if there are no rains

Thailand’s popular tourist destination of Phuket is now experiencing water shortage, with water in the province’s three reservoirs just enough for the production of tap water until May and the…

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Prayut, Hun Sen open bridge across Thai-Cambodian border

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen jointly presided over the opening of a border bridge linking Thailand’s Sa Kaeo with Cambodia’s Banteay Meancheay provinces this…

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Article 270 versus national government

Over the past few days, calls for a “national government” have grown, but so are a group of constitutional interpreters who believe that writers of Thailand’s new charter had anticipated…

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Savers earning over 20,000 baht interest a year to face 15 percent tax

Bank depositors in Thailand who earn more than 20,000 baht interest a year from their bank deposits will now be taxed 15% on the interest they earn, according to Finance…

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Sacred water moved to The Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Sacred water, contained in 86 Kontho traditional Thai-style vases, were this morning moved from Wat Suthat Thepwararam to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in the Grand Palace for safe keeping…

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Mingkwan firm on not joining Palang Pracharat

New Economics party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan reaffirmed today that his party will not join the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party in forming a coalition government due to political differences. “I would like to reaffirm that, firstly,…

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo declares victory in presidential race

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world’s third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket had got 54 percent…

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Analysis: Everyone is biding time in tight political race

It is no surprise that New Economics Party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan was rumored over the weekend to have agreed to join the Palang Pracharat alliance. It is also no surprise…

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Queen Sirikit in hospital for bladder inflammation treatment

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has been admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital suffering cystitis, which is an inflammation of the bladder, according to the Bureau of the Royal Household today. The Queen’s…

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A woman cries as people look at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral engulfed in flames from the Paris’s Hotel de Ville esplanade on April 15, 2019. – A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Investigators probe Notre-Dame inferno as donations pour in

PARIS (AFP) — Pledges to donate millions of euros in cash and materials poured in today in the aftermath of a massive fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which…

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297 people die in five days of Songkran festival

The five days of Songkran up to yesterday have claimed 297 lives with another 2,807 people injured in 2,702 road accidents across the country, according to the Centre for the…

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Pheu Thai rejects proposal for unity government

Pheu Thai party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai has voiced his strong objection to the recently-floated idea of a national unity government, saying that the current political situation has not yet reached…

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Princess Chulabhorn recovering well after cataract surgery, back pain treatment

HRH Princess Chulabhorn is recovering satisfactorily at Ramathibodi hospital after undergoing cataract surgery and treatment for back pain, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced today. The medical team at…

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Canadian tourist dies in fall from zip line in Chiang Mai

A Canadian tourist died today after falling  from a zip line in the forest of Mae On district in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai. The victim, 25-year-old Spencer Charles, plunged…

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Incumbent President Joko Widodo (C-L in white) and his running mate for the upcoming election Ma’ruf Amin (C-R in white) parade during a campaign in Tangerang, in the Banten province on April 7

Indonesia president leads in polls, ballot tampering charges probed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Four days ahead of Indonesia’s general election, President Joko Widodo retains a double-digit lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, three opinion polls published this week…

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Bangkok governor leads sacred water drawing ceremony

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today led city officials in a ceremony to draw water from a pond at the Haw Sastrakhom, a small building inside the Grand Palace.   The sacred water, which is regularly…

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General Prem praises PM Prayut’s honesty and selflessness

Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda this morning offered high praise to the present government and commended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for his honesty and selflessness. Referring to him as…

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Songkran is set to boost spending, economic sentiment

After Thai consumer confidence in March recorded the first drop in three months, businesses are pinning their hope on Songkran Festival as a booster of the spirit of spending. Usually,…

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“Most Democrats want to join Palang Pracharat-led coalition”

A group of Democrat party members, including several former MPs and newly-elected candidates, want the party to join a pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat coalition government, according to Democrat party deputy leader…

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Army chief warns against divisive rhetoric

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Komgsompong today issued a stern warning to politicians and academics to refrain from making statements which foment unrest, political divide, and challenge the constitutional monarchy. In…

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Activists defy junta, launch impeachment campaign against Election Commission 

Defying the warning by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), pro-democracy activists rallied at the Victory Monument and in the Rajprasong commercial district in Bangkok on Sunday afternoon…

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Poll shows most Thai’s don’t believe new government can end political  divide

Most Thais believe the new government, be it led by the Palang Pracharat or Pheu Thai, will not be able to end political division or other protracted problems, according to a recent Suan Dusit Poll. The poll shows…

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King strips Thaksin of all Royal decorations

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command recalling all Royal decorations bestowed upon fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for his services while he was still in Thailand, citing…

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EC maintains unofficial poll results on March 24 were accurate

The Election Commission (EC) said today that reporting of the unofficial election results, using the Rapid Reporting system and released on election night, were accurate although attempts to hack the…

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Students launch impeachment campaign against Election Commission

Students from nine of Thailand’s universities have launched a signature-collection campaign to demand the impeachment of the Election Commission (EC), accusing it of mishandling the March 24th general election resulting…

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Palang Pracharat will not rush to form government — Uttama

Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama Savanayana announced today that there is no need for the party to rush to form a government because the official election results have yet to be announced…

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Despite Pheu Thai camp’s announcement, it’s far from over

The announcement by the Pheu Thai-led alliance that it is ready to form a post-election coalition government because it has 255 House of Representatives seats is anything but a declaration…

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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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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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