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PM dissatisfied with the handling of Red Bull heir case

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he is not satisfied with the way the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case has been handled by the police and public prosecutors…

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Two Thai workers injured in massive explosion in Beirut

Two Thai workers are among those injured in the massive ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut on Wednesday, which killed over 130 people and injured more than 5,000.   Mrs. Thianrat…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a protective face mask, offers a wreath to the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, August 6, 2020, on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

TOKYO (Reuters) – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city’s mayor…

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OBEC to propose to CCSA this Friday that its 4,500 schools reopen

Thailand’s Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) will, on Friday, propose to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) that all the 4,500 schools under its supervision resume classes. Since…

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Thai army chief says that there is no vaccine to cure the disease of hate

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, told army cadets today that COVID-19 is curable, but “hating our own country is an incurable disease.” He made the remark after asking some…

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Toll expected to rise in blast that shook Beirut, killing 100, injuring thousands

Lebanese rescue workers dug through rubble looking for survivors of a powerful warehouse explosion that shook the capital Beirut, killing 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 in a toll that…

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Thailand records seven new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, six of them are Thai returning from abroad, including one American woman, all in state quarantine. CCSA assistant spokesperson Panprapha Yongtrakul told a…

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Vicha Mahakhun – Red Bull heir case probe must lead to change in two major agencies

The head of the independent panel, appointed by the Government to investigate the handling of the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case by the police and public prosecutors, has announced that…

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Thailand’s PM voices support for constitutional amendments

The Thai Government is supportive of attempts, by the House of Representatives, to amend the Constitution, and the Government will draft its own set of constitutional amendments for submission to…

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Senior Thung Mahamek police likely to be transferred after fatal casino shooting

Five top police officers, attached to Thung Mahamek, are expected to be transferred after four people, including a police officer, were shot dead at an illegal casino in the Yan…

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FILE – In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Thailand’s prime minister responded Wednesday, July 29, 2020, to growing public furor by ordering a probe into the dropping of criminal charges against the Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of killing a policeman in a hit-and-run accident eight years ago. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Police to be asked to relaunch probe into Vorayuth hit-and-run case

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will recommend the police to relaunch an investigation into charges of reckless driving causing death against Vorayuth Yoovidhya, an heir to the Red…

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Autopsy confirms death of key witness in Red Bull heir’s case was accidental

A second autopsy, conducted on the body of Julachart Mardthong, a key defence witness in Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case, has confirmed a police report that he died in an…

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Thai PM assures no interference in justice process, insists doubts over Red Bull heir case be cleared

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today that he will not interfere with process of justice, but reiterated that all doubts surrounding the alleged mishandling, by public prosecutors and the…

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Three new COVID-19 infections reported in quarantine in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today, all Thais returning from abroad and currently in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, two new cases are a 26-year old Thai woman…

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Sinlaku weakens but heavy rain continues in most parts of the country

Tropical depression Sinlaku is weakening to a low pressure system, but will still bring heavy rain to 44 provinces in Thailand until Tuesday, the Meteorological Department reported on Monday morning….

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BOT cuts interest rates on credit cards and loans by 2-4% from today

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has ordered commercial banks and financial institutions to cut the higher interest rates, charged to customers with credit card balances and personal loans, by 2-4%,…

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Thaksin gets 5 years for illegal shareholding and excise cut for mobile operators

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty, by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Posts, for…

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Facebook offers sincere apology to the Thai people over auto-translate error

Facebook has admitted to an error in its automatic translation, from English to Thai, and has offered a profound apology to the Thai people. The mistake appeared on Thai PBS’s…

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Key witness in Red Bull heir case dies in road accident in Chiang Mai

A key defence witness, whose testimony was instrumental in the decisions by the police and public prosecutors to review and not litigate the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case, died in…

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Thailand ranked top for efforts to limit and recover from COVID-19

The Global Recovery Index (GRI) and Global Severity Index (GSI) have ranked Thailand in 1st place, out of 184 countries, for its success in reducing the severity of and recovering…

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Thai anti-government protesters gather front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Several thousand anti-government protesters have rallied in the Thai capital Bangkok to call for a new constitution, new elections and an end to repressive laws.

Whimsy grabs attention, but students need more to be taken seriously

Creative student rallies ranging from an anime-themed “Hamtaro Run” to a pomelo-eating protest may be successful in attracting the young generation, but they will need crystal-clear demands and ideology to…

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Red Bull heir Vorayuth asked to come clean by eight of his relatives

Eight members of the billionaire Yoovidhya family issued an open letter today (Wednesday) expressing regret over the alleged mishandling of the Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya’s fatal hit-and-run case, calling…

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TAT plans to boost domestic tourism among three target groups

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will seek Cabinet approval for its plan to boost domestic tourism by targeting affluent Thais, who can afford overseas trips, adding that between 12…

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Thai police consider charging organizers of recent Jennie concerts

Police are considering taking legal action against the organizers of concerts, held in Thailand’s southern provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi on July 24th and 25th, during which some…

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One of 127 COVID-19 infected Thais in Egypt dies

One of 127 Thais in Egypt, who was infected with COVID-19, has died. 100 others are still receiving treatment and 26 have recovered. The Thai Embassy in Cairo said, in…

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Hidden political agenda or genuine call for change?

With the COVID-19 crisis receding in Thailand, restrictions on public gatherings have been relaxed and young protesters are returning to the streets nationwide to demand changes to the Constitution and…

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Three Thai monks in Los Angeles infected with coronavirus

Three Thai monks in Los Angeles have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Two have been hospitalized, while the third is in quarantine at the temple, as his condition is not serious,…

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OAG panel meets to probe prosecutors’ handling of Red Bull heir’s case

The seven-member fact-finding panel, of Thailand’s Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), held its first meeting today to discuss their work related to the controversial decision, by public prosecutors, not to…

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Backlash as Red Bull heir let off the hook over fatal hit-and-run

The dropping of all legal proceedings against Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya over a 2012 fatal hit-and-run incident has triggered a tide of public outrage against both his family…

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In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. In research published Monday July 20, 2020 in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)

COVID-19 vaccines expected next year at about 620 baht per dose

The first anti-COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be available for use in humans next year, at an estimated cost of 620 baht per dose, said Dr. Siriroek Songsivilai, secretary-general of…

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Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn proposes an amnesty bill as a way to bring about national reconciliation.

New amnesty proposal comes with same old burning question

An amnesty for political offenders is being proposed again, at a time when leaders of anti-government protests over the past 15 years are suffering legal penalties including jail terms and…

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Ex-PM Yingluck cries foul over recent NACC ruling

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has cried foul over the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s ruling, which faulted her, former PM Office Minister Niwatthamrong Thamrong Paisan and former secretary-general to the…

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11 of the Thai troops returning from Hawaii in hospital for observation

Eleven of the 151 Thai troops returning to Thailand on Wednesday, after completion of their training course in Hawaii, were isolated for observation at Mongkutklao Military Hospital in Bangkok, after…

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End of Hopewell saga – Thai state to pay ฿24 billion compensation

The over twenty year long legal battle surrounding the Hopewell Project has come to a close after Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court upheld the Central Administrative Court’s decision to reject a…

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Thailand could fall to world’s third largest rice exporter this year

Thailand could drop to the world’s third largest rice exporter, after Vietnam and India, due to a prolonged drought, which has affected rice output, and the strength of the baht…

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases as state of emergency is extended

Thailand today (Wednesday) recorded six new COVID-19 infections, all among returnees from abroad in state quarantine, as the CCSA decides to extend the state of emergency for another month, until…

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Cabinet approves acting ministers to take vacant portfolios

Pending the announcement of its new lineup, the Cabinet has assigned some ministers to serve concurrently as acting ministers for the vacant portfolios. According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisoranakul,…

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PM defends proposed extension of state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Tuesday) defended a proposed extension of the state of emergency for another month, maintaining that such an extension has nothing to do with anti-government…

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Medical professor recommends delay of travel bubble for at least 6 months

The travel bubble plan, which would allow small groups of foreign tourists to visit Thailand, should be shelved for at least another six months, because of the high-risk of COVID-19…

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As fears of pandemic ebb, students return to the streets

In defiance of the state of emergency which has been in force for nearly four months, thousands showed up last Saturday for the biggest anti-government demonstration since COVID-19 hit the…

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Thailand’s Minister of Labour quits Cabinet with immediate effect

Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul has quit the Cabinet, effective today (Monday), becoming the fifth minister to resign. Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai Party spokesman, Mr. Khetrat Laothammatat, has confirmed M.R….

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Police exploring legal action against Democracy Monument protest leaders

Thai police are collecting evidence as a basis for possible legal action against the organizers and leaders of the anti-government protest at the Democracy Monument on Saturday. Representatives of the…

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Local elections – next political battlefields

Deprived of their voice after almost seven years without local elections since the 2014 military coup, Thai voters remain unsure whether the polls will return anytime soon. Despite uncertainty over…

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Thailand’s CCSA to consider sixth phase of lockdown easing this week

The CCSA will meet mid-week to consider a sixth phase of lockdown restriction easing, by allowing the entry of foreign migrant workers, from Thailand’s neighboring countries, to ease the labour…

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Over 90% of Thai people want a total ban on foreign arrivals

Over 90% of respondents to a recent opinion poll fear the prospect of the second wave of COVID-19 infections and they want a complete ban on foreign arrivals in Thailand,…

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Protest at Democracy Monument called off over fears for safety of protesters

The anti-government protest, being held at the Democracy Monument, was abruptly called off, at about midnight Saturday night, after an organizer told the protesters of something suspicious occurring which might…

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Government blasted in parliament over the Egyptian COVID-19 debacle

Thailand’s opposition MPs have slammed the Government for its mishandling of the Egyptian military mission’s visit to Rayong and demanded Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha take full responsibility for the failings….

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Registration for “We Tour Together” promotion kicks off today

While Thailand remains closed to foreign tourists, as part of the anti-coronavirus restrictions, starting today (Wednesday), Thai citizens can apply online for significant discounts on air tickets, hotel accommodation and…

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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.

President Xi stresses economic cooperation with Thailand

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed deepening economic and trade cooperation with Thailand and Singapore while continuing to jointly fight the pandemic with the two countries. CGTN of China…

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All flights from Egypt to be barred from landing in Thailand

All flights from Egypt will be barred from landing in Thailand, following an incident last week when members of an Egyptian military mission defied Thai regulations by not confining themselves…

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COVID-19 testing for staff at Sukhumvit condo who may have had contact with an African diplomatic family

Thai public health officials went to a condominium in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area today, to test staff who had close contact with the family of an African diplomat, a member of…

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand are highly contagious G viral strain – Dr. Yong

The coronavirus strain, found among quarantined Thai returnees from abroad, is the mutated G strain, which has been spreading in the United States and Europe. It is not the S…

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Thailand to start human trials of anti-COVID-19 vaccine in October

Thailand will conduct the first human trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in October this year, after trials on monkeys produced satisfactory results, with high level of immunity being detected…

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US President Donald Trump wears a mask as he visits Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland’ on July 11, 2020. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP)

Trump finally dons mask as US sets new virus case record

President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases,…

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Super Poll says 86.3% do not trust Thailand’s political parties

More than 80% of the respondents to an opinion poll have admitted that they have lost trust in Thailand’s political parties, because they are full of politicians with vested interests,…

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Sun seekers gather at Clearwater Beach, which remains open despite high numbers of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the state, on Independence Day in Clearwater, Florida, U.S. July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Drone Base

U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney…

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An aerial picture taken on May 12, 2020 shows a face mask placed on the face of a giant Buddha statue at Wat Nithet Rat Pradit temple in Pathum Thani outside Bangkok, as the country deals with the COVID-19 novel coronavirus situation.

Thailand records a spike of 14 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), which is the biggest single day spike for many weeks, all among returnees in state quarantine. According to the CCSA, 12 of…

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Brave teenager fights to save her hometown – and environment

Khairiyah Rahmanyah from the deep South of Thailand may not be as famous as Sweden’s young environmental activist Greta Thunberg, but they both have plenty in common. Not only are…

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WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

BEIJING (AP) — Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins…

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See Kumarn group quits Thailand’s Palang Pracharat party

The four members of the economic team of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, known as “See Kumarn” (four boys of Dr. Somkid), have quit the ruling Palang Pracharat party, which…

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Cabinet endorses civil partnerships between same-sex couples

Thailand’s Cabinet approved the Civil Partnership Bill and amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code today (Wednesday), both of which aim to legalize same sex partnerships. The bill defines partners…

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DCD says first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand has ended

The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after the country has not seen a case of local, or community infection for 44 consecutive…

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US withdrawal from WHO to take effect July, 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States will leave the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021, the United Nations said on Tuesday, after receiving notification of the decision…

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro wears a face mask during a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on March 20, 2020. – Brazil’s government on Friday drastically downgraded its growth projections for 2020 by 2.1 percent to practically zero (0.02 percent) due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

Brazilian president tests positive for Covid-19

SAO PAULO (Agencies) — Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, he said in a television interview on Tuesday. Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the pandemic,…

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Prayut faces tough task of replacing ‘Four Boys’ economics team

Uncertainty hangs over the fate of the “Four Boys” – the quartet of technocrats who run Thailand’s economy – as upheaval in the core coalition party signals a pending Cabinet…

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Finance rolls out tax measures to help businesses to keep their employees

Thailand’s Finance Ministry has introduced tax measures to help cushion the serious economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and employment. The Finance Ministry’s spokesman, Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, said today that,…

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Foreign diplomats invited to see coconuts being picked by monkeys

The Thai Commerce Ministry will invite members of the foreign diplomatic corps to observe the harvesting of coconuts by pigtailed macaque monkeys, in an effort to prove that the process…

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Film fans bid farewell to Thailand’s temple of cinema, Scala

Bangkok’s last surviving standalone cinema – the iconic Scala at Siam Square – is bidding farewell to movie fans this weekend after half a century of ups and downs. With…

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Young technocrat rides high as political tide shifts

Narumon Pinyosinwat may not have shone as government spokesperson, but she certainly hogged the spotlight last weekend when she was tipped to become leader of the core coalition Palang Pracharath…

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Finance Ministry plans more tourism stimuli to boost rural economies

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is considering extending the Thiew Pan Sook (Happiness Sharing Tour) program to cover community and agriculture based tourism, while providing tourism operators and airlines with access to…

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The Bombay Burmah Trading Co building stands impressively in Phrae province last October, before its 127 years of history were swept away by a demolition crew. — Photo courtesy of Nanthana Udomchaiphatthanakit

From wreckage of heritage in Phrae rises new hope for Thai conservation

Torn down despite its 127-year history, Phrae province’s historic Bombay Burmah Trading Co building may be gone for now. But hope is growing that it will be restored to its…

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Opposition slams Thai Government for indifference to economic realities

Members of the Opposition described the 3.3 trillion baht 2021 fiscal budget as being disconnected from reality, with a likelihood that a large portion of the money will be wasted….

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Ex-PM Yingluck faulted over transfer of NSC chief

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has found that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra abused her power, in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code, for her illegal removal, nine…

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Cabinet launches “Rao Thieu Duaykan” program to boost domestic tourism

From July 15th, Thai people can apply for a Government subsidy, to cover part of their hotel and food expenses for travel out of their home provinces, under the “Rao…

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Thailand’s Khurusapha Trade Organization announces mass redundancies

The state-owned Teachers Council of Thailand Trade Organization, or the Khurusapha Trade Organization, today announced the mass layoff of 961 employees, claiming it has operated at a loss for 15…

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Two new quarantined COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 case today, both among returnees in state quarantine, but no new fatalities. According to the CCSA, the new patients are Thai men, aged 27 and…

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Thailand to resume international air services on July 1st 

International air services in and out of Thailand will resume on Wednesday July 1st, after the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand decided to allow six groups of foreigners and citizens…

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Thailand to allow limited number of foreigners into the country again

Thailand’s CCSA has agreed to reopen the country’s borders gradually, initially for six groups of foreigners and citizens from Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. CCSA spokesman Dr….

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Thailand’s PM defends further extension of national state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, defended Monday’s decision to extend the national state of emergency until end of July, noting that there is still a high risk of a…

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Well known YouTuber in trouble over fund raising for forest firefighting

Popular YouTuber and influencer, Shawn Buranahirun, appears to be in hot water, after the chief district officer of Chiang Mai’s Muang district claimed that he does not have formal permission…

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FILE PHOTO: A burning pyre of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen as another one is carried for cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to…

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Gen Prawit in control of PM Prayut’s political base

It was no surprise that Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, Palang Pracharath’s chief strategist, was elected the party’s new chief at its general meeting on Saturday, replacing Finance Minister…

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Security in Nonthaburi park tightened after two joggers poisoned  

Nonthaburi municipal officials were sent to a public park, located in the government complex, to survey sites for the installation of more surveillance cameras on Saturday, after two joggers were…

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Paved over but not forgotten, Thailand’s young rise up for democracy  

Campaigns to mark the birth of democratic Thailand almost a century ago appear to be more active this year, as a politically aware new generation calls authorities to account over…

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Thai PM proposes three ways to reboot ASEAN economies

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed three methods, which could be used to revive ASEAN economies post COVID-19, during the ASEAN Summit tele-conference on Friday morning.   He urged…

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UDD core members in prison after the Supreme Court’s rejects leniency call

Thailand’s Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas for leniency by five former and active core members of the red-shirt movement. The court upheld the two year and eight month sentence,…

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Minister Anutin expects Thailand to have COVID-19 vaccine in 9 months

Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine in the next nine months, if every stage of the development proceeds smoothly, according to the country’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on…

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Thailand set to extend state of emergency until end of July

The CCSA’s subcommittee in Thailand, which considers the easing of lockdown restrictions, has decided to extend the state of emergency for another month, until the end of July. National Security…

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Bangkok’s new landmark, Chao Phraya Sky Park, opens to the public

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the Chao Phraya River, linking Bangkok with its sister city, Thonburi. The…

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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Google tightens privacy settings for new users

Google has begun auto-deleting new users’ search data and location history on a rolling 18-month basis, CEO Sundar Pichai announced, as the tech giant moves to tighten privacy settings.   The tweak was introduced Wednesday…

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Thailand eyes opening borders to those from Australia, NZ, Japan, Taiwan and some Chinese cities

Thailand’s National Communicable Diseases Committee has approved a proposed relaxation of travel restrictions, to allow certain foreigners, from countries deemed as low risk, such as New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan…

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Thai hospital claims first successful stem cell transplant involving donor infected with COVID-19

Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital has conducted what is believed to be the world’s first successful bone marrow stem cell transplant from a five-year old donor infected with COVID-19 to his seven-year…

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Ex-minister and his alleged ‘Hollywood’ style escape plan

Former Thai deputy commerce minister Banyin Tangpakorn was taken from the maximum-security Bang Kwang Central Prison to a court hearing on Monday morning under the watchful eye of two dozen…

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Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (C) leaves Government House before the swearing-in ceremony for the new Thai cabinet in Bangkok on July 16, 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

General Prawit accepts invitation to head Palang Pracharat party

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has, as had been widely anticipated, accepted the invitation, from a group of core party members, to become the new leader of Thailand’s ruling Palang…

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Princess’s missing dog found and reunited with its owner

“Khun Homnuan”, the missing pet dog of Her Royal Highness Princess Siribhachudhaporn, has been found and returned to its owner. In a video, posted on social media today, the Princess…

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Immune response to candidate coronavirus vaccine in monkeys satisfactory 

Thailand’s coronavirus vaccine trial is making progress after macaque monkeys, which were given the first doses of the candidate vaccine, have shown a satisfactory immune response, according to Higher Education,…

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FILE In this Saturday, June 20, 2020 file photo, residents wear faces mask to protect against coronavirus and wear San Fermin’s red kerchief as people march the route of the running of the bulls while a singer performs a San Fermin’s festival song, in Pamplona, northern Spain. Spain reopened its borders to European tourists Sunday, June 21, 2020 in a bid to kickstart its economy while Brazil and South Africa struggled with rising coronavirus infections. At a campaign rally, President Donald Trump said he told the U.S. government to reduce testing for the virus, apparently to avoid unflattering statistics ahead of the U.S. election in November. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos, File)

WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24…

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Whistle-blowing army NCO to face desertion charge

Army Sergeant Narongchai Intharakavee, aka “Moo Arm”, who exposed alleged corruption in the Army Ordnance Department, is due to appear before judge advocate officers on Monday, to face a desertion…

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A mask seller wearing a mask stands in a street market in Bangkok.

Thailand’s impressive battle against COVID-19 result of decades-long efforts

It has taken Thailand more than 50 years to develop the healthcare system whose strengths shone out in the global fight against COVID-19. Thailand won praise from all sides, including…

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Jirayuth Latthivongskorn, a Thai DACA recipient, gives a statement after the Supreme Court’s DACA hearing. – Photo courtesy of VOA

Thai among “dreamers” celebrating US court ruling over DACA

A 30-year-old Thai who has just completed his medical studies in the US is among hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who are now celebrating a historical decision by the…

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