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COVID-19 alert on Koh Samui as French woman is found infected post-quarantine

Health officials on Thailand’s Samui Island are scrambling to trace people who were in close contact with a French woman, who has fallen sick and tested positive for COVID-19 since…

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Health workers check the temperatures of pro-democracy protesters, as a measure to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they enter an area of Thammasat University through a security checkpoint during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on September 19, 2020. – A youth-led pro-democracy movement made a stand in Bangkok on September 19, with protesters calling for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to step down and demanding reforms to the monarchy. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records eight new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine on Friday

Thailand today recorded eight new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine today, including five Thais returning from abroad, according to the CCSA. The Thais include an air stewardess returning from…

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Energy Minister says NGV gas pipeline safe and meets international standards

Thailand’s Energy Minister, Supattanapong Punmeechaow, has dismissed speculation that damage caused by a backhoe was responsible for the gas leak from an underground CNG gas pipeline. The leak led to…

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Thai police say only 8 protesters still held on remand, with 70 out on bail

A total of 78 anti-government protesters, including some leaders, have been arrested and charged by Thailand’s police since October 13th, and all but 8 have been released on bail, said…

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France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium’s foreign minister was taken into intensive care with COVID-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.

France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) – France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium’s foreign minister was taken into intensive care with COVID-19, as the second wave…

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Thai protest leader Anont declines bail for fear of being booked again by police

Detained protest leader Anont Nampa has decided not to bail himself out, over concerns that he will be booked by police, and taken back into custody, on charges related to…

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Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) – Britain and Japan formally signed a trade agreement on Friday, marking the UK’s first big post-Brexit deal on trade, as it continues to struggle to agree on…

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Xi says China will not let security, sovereignty interests be undermined

BEIJING (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping said on Friday that China will never allow its sovereignty, security and development interests to be undermined, and that the Chinese people are not…

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People demonstrate on the street to protest against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020. After 13 days of protests against alleged police brutality, authorities have imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, as moves are made to stop growing violence. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian forces killed 12 peaceful protesters, Amnesty says

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday that Nigeria’s security forces fired upon two large gatherings of peaceful protesters Tuesday night, killing 12 people calling for…

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden arrive on stage to participate on their final 2020 U.S. presidential campaign debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., October 22, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump and Biden clash on pandemic, trade personal jabs at final debate

NASHVILLE (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden renewed his attacks on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic at Thursday’s final debate, seeking to bolster his lead in…

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Protesters deploy codewords and sign language to confound authorities

Young Thai protesters have come up with a secret code to communicate with each other while rallying to oust the government and reform the monarchy over the past week. The…

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Royalists rallying in front of the Government Complex on Chaengwattana Road to demonstrate their support for the monarchy.

More royalists in yellow take to the streets

More royalist groups rallied in support of the monarchy in many provinces across the country on Wednesday. In Bangkok, hundreds of people wearing yellow shirts assembled in front of the…

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PM Prayut revokes state of emergency

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked the severe state of emergency imposed in Bangkok last week to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests. The revocation, which was published in the…

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Thai media freedom in spotlight after court reverses protest-related closure ruling

In a rare move, the Criminal Court admitted that its earlier order to close down all online platforms of Voice TV was “incorrect”. The court on Wednesday overturned its ruling…

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3 dead in gas pipeline explosion in Samut Prakan

Three people were killed and about 28 others injured when NGV gas leaked from a pipeline and ignited, opposite a temple in the Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan province…

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Thailand enters cold season today

Thailand is officially entering the cold season today (Thursday), as temperatures in the northern, northeastern, central and eastern regions drop below 23oC, said Korravee Sitthichivapark, Deputy Director-General of the Meteorological…

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Protest leader “Mind” unconditionally released by court

Pathumwan District Court ordered the unconditional release of a protest leader this morning. Passarawalee “Mind” Thanakitvibulphol told the media, after her release, that the Court agreed to set her free…

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Thai Civil Court to consider petitions challenging legitimacy of state of emergency

Thailand’s Civil Court has accepted, for consideration, petitions challenging the legitimacy declaration of a state of emergency, issued by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week, and for the court to…

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue

Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University had died but added that the…

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Will special Parliament session be a time-buying tactic?

Most observers hold little hope that next week’s extraordinary parliamentary session will lead to concrete solutions satisfactory to both sides in Thailand’s ongoing political conflict. Critics said the move to…

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Protesters accept Thai PM’s olive branch, but demand his resignation by Sunday

Anti-government protesters have agreed to take a step back, as proposed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, but have demanded, nonetheless, that he steps down within three days and drops all…

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Thai court grants bail to protest leaders Anont and Prasit

Thailand’s Region 5 Appeals Court has granted bail to human rights lawyer Anont Nampa and another protest leader, Prasit Khrutharote, after it was convinced that they would not attempt to…

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Thai PM may lift state of emergency if there is no protest related violence

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on all parties, involved in the current political conflict, to take a step back from the brink, as he announced that he is…

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A group of royalists during a rally in the southern province of Narathiwat Wednesday.

Royalists making their presence felt

Royalists opposed to the on-going protests demanding a reform of the monarchy have begun to emerge to make their voice heard.   As a group of students and royalists held…

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Protesters marching toward Government House

Thousands of protesters are marching toward the Government House in a surprise move that is seen as a stepped-up effort to put pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.   The…

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Women walk past a row of bank automatic teller machines in a commercial building in Bangkok on September 1, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

IMF readjusts Thailand’s GDP forecast from -7.7% to -7.1%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has adjusted Thailand’s GDP growth forecast, from -7.7% to  -7.1% for 2020. This is an indication that the Thai economy is recovering after the Government…

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Yellow flag raised in municipal area of Nakhon Ratchasima as river level rises

A yellow flag has been flown since yesterday at a bridge spanning the Lam Takong River, which meanders through the Muang district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, as…

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Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Tuesday with allegations that Saudi Arabia’s…

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Today’s “big surprise” from Thailand’s protesters is no surprise

Crowds gathered at many BTS stations around Bangkok today, just before 6pm. Then they sang the National Anthem, raised their 3-finger salute, and most went home right after the song…

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Chiang Mai police refuse to disclose how many protesters they have in custody

In Chiang Mai today, officials at the provincial prison turned down a request, from a group of lecturers and students, to be allowed to visit two protest leaders on remand…

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Thai-style Democracy – Do we really comprehend ‘Democracy’?

The current political conflict in Thailand has widened the rift within Thai society and divided opinion into two main camps, namely pro-democracy and anti-establishment versus pro-government and royalists. It seems…

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Thai protest leaders, Penguin and Rung, booked by police after release on bail

Two prominent protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chivarak and Ms. Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, were booked by Chanasongkhram police after they were released on bail from Tanya Buri prison in Pathum Thani…

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Thailand’s PM orders a review of media gag orders

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Joint Command for the Administration of Emergency Situation, headed by the National Police Chief, to reconsider its order for the Ministry of…

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Appeal Court confirms ex-policeman Charoon’s ownership of ฿30m lottery tickets

The 7th Region Appeals Court has upheld the acquittal, by the Kanchanaburi Provincial Court, of Pol Lt Charoon Wimon over the 30-million baht first-prize lottery saga, on the grounds that…

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Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

An elderly woman has been electrocuted near her house, in the Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew, as she was wading along a flooded lane without realizing…

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A view shows an almost empty international departure terminal of Haneda Airport, where fewer people than usual are seen during Golden Week holidays following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan April 29, 2020.

First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at about 5pm today (Tuesday), to be followed by a second group…

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The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Colourful solo activist Ekachai Hongkangwan has landed himself in legal trouble again – this time facing the rare charge of threatening Her Majesty the Queen.     The former lese-majeste…

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Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s immediate resignation, a new Constitution and sweeping reform…

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House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening of an extraordinary parliamentary session, to discuss the current political conflict,…

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Protest leader Mike Rayong remanded in custody after court denies him bail

The Criminal Court has rejected the bail application from Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, this evening. Panupong will have to be remanded at the Bangkok Remand Prison for 12 days,…

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Thailand’s six media organizations cry foul over Government’s media gag orders

The Thai Journalists Association, Thai Broadcast Journalists Association, Confederation of Thai Journalists, National Press Council of Thailand, News Broadcasting Council of Thailand, Online News Providers Association issued a joint statement…

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Latest update on anti-government protests

As anti-government protesters resume their street rallies today, the Prayut government is considering calling for an extraordinary parliamentary session to discuss ways out of the current political crisis. Following are…

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Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate…

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PM Prayut agrees to extraordinary House session

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to having an extraordinary House session to debate ways to end the ongoing political crisis.   The prime minister also dismissed speculation that the…

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Pro-democracy protesters hold up their mobile phones with lights during an anti-government rally at Asok in Bangkok on October 18, 2020, as they continue for the fourth consecutive day to defy an emergency decree banning gatherings.

Four media outlets targeted by Thai authorities

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) are considering action to be taken against four on-line media outlets alleged to have…

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Pak Thong Chai in Nakhon Ratchasima partially flooded, Erawan National Park closed temporarily

Excess water from the Lam Phra Ploeng River gushed into the municipal area of Pak Thong Chai district, of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, early this morning and the…

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Pro-democracy protesters gather on a major road intersection for an anti-government rally in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, after Thailand issued an emergency decree. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Govt legitimacy eroding fast as crackdown on protesters makes global headlines

Thailand’s renewed political tension is increasingly worrisome, as the government continues ignoring demands of anti-establishment protesters who are becoming bolder under the spotlight of global attention.   The youth-led protesters…

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Protesters disperse declaring that Thailand’s protests don’t need a leader

Anti-government protesters, who gathered at the Victory Monument and Asoke intersection in Bangkok and started dispersing after 8pm today, claim that Thailand has a new protest model, which does not…

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Thailand’s Palang Pracharat Party against any changes to Constitution regarding the Monarchy

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, in his capacity as leader of the Palang Pracharat Party, today announced the party’s full support of and reverence for the Monarchy, in the…

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Protesters gathering at Victory Monument and Asoke intersection on Sunday

Protesters are streaming to Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Asoke intersection, on Sukhumvit Road, which have been chosen as Sunday’s two main protest venues by the Free Youth Movement, as…

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Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

A network of civic groups has called on Thailand’s Government to stop dispersing anti-government protesters and on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down, for the sake of peace and…

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Thai MPs to discuss how Parliament can help solve the current political conflict

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has scheduled an informal cross-party meeting for consultation on how Thailand’s Parliament can contribute to ending the current political conflict, which is pitting student-led protesters, demanding…

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Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

The Governor of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak has ordered a temporary halt to all movement of goods across the border with Myanmar, from today until October 25th, in order…

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Doctors urge end to use of chemical-laced water against unarmed, peaceful protesters

A group of 386 doctors, from hospitals across Thailand, has issued a joint statement, urging the Government to stop using irritant-laced water or tear gas to disperse protesters, who are…

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Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

More than 50 houses, in a small village in Pak Thong Chai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, are partially under water today after a wall of water…

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Key protest leader Mike Rayong held in police custody

A key protest leader, Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, was arrested by plain clothes police near Ramkhamhaeng University at about 8.30pm tonight.   Panupong, one of four prominent anti-establishment movement…

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Protesters end rallies, to return tomorrow

Protesters at a string of rallies in and around Bangkok have dispersed after reiterating their demand for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and vowed to return for more protests…

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New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.   With most votes counted,…

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Pro-democracy protesters gather on a major road intersection for an anti-government rally in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, after Thailand issued an emergency decree. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Rajprasong and Pathumwan: Bangkok’s shopping heart becomes protest battleground

In past decades, political rallies in Bangkok were confined to Democracy Monument, Thammasat University and Sanam Luang – where popular uprisings changed the course of Thai history.   But in recent years,…

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Court grants bail to protester who allegedly harassed HM the Queen

The Criminal Court today granted bail for an anti-government protester who has been charged with committing an act against the liberty of HM the Queen, in accordance with Section 110…

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Tak’s border with Myanmar closed after 3 more COVID-19 cases are confirmed

The Governor of Thailand’s Tak province, Pongrat Phiromrat,has ordered all 33 border checkpoints and natural crossings with Myanmar closed, for at least a week, after three relatives of an infected…

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Thailand’s PM tells police to avoid violent means to deal with protesters

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to avoid the use of violence, in any form, when dealingwith the anti-government protesters and has promised to restore peace and normality…

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Bangkok’s public transport systems partially closed

Services at several stations of the BTS Skytrain, MRT underground train and the Airport Rail Link, three of Bangkok’s major public transport systems, have been suspended in anticipation of another…

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Two locally transmitted infections among today’s 10 new COVID-19 cases

A migrant couple from Myanmar, in the Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, has been found to have COVID-19, making them the first reported locally acquired infections…

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Crackdown draws concerns, condemnations

The crackdown on the anti-government protest in the heart of Bangkok last night has drawn concerns and condemnations from both Thai and international human rights and academic organizations. Amnesty International…

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Rally organizers use social media to mobilize

Organizers of the anti-government protest are using the social media to mobilize people to join another rally planned for this evening in Bangkok. The so-called United Front of Thammasat and…

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Blue liquid fired on protesters triggers debate

The blue liquid fired from police water cannons at the anti-government protesters at the Pathumwan intersection last night has triggered speculation over its chemical nature. Many of the protesters complained of…

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A scene from Friday night’s police crackdown on the demonstrators at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-government protesters call for new rally today

Anti-government protesters have called for another rally in Bangkok this evening only hours after police broke up a demonstration that paralyzed the commercial center at Pathumwan intersection last night. In…

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Police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, move against protesters at Pathumwan intersection.

Police forcibly break up rally at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-riot police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, have dispersed a mass anti-government rally at Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok. At least four police personnel and a…

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Anti-government protesters gather at Rajprasong commercial area. Octber 15, 2020

Rajprasong intersection: Bangkok’s shopping heart and protest battleground

Rajprasong intersection, a Bangkok shopping hub usually buzzing with locals and foreigners, was instead overtaken by more than 10,000 anti-establishment protesters and their supporters on Thursday evening. They were rallying…

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Thai police raid Progressive Movement’s offices

Thai police raided the office of the Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, this afternoon, as Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, a key member of the movement, was holding a press conference about the…

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Thailand’s PM says he will not quit or release detained protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected calls, from anti-government protesters, for him to resign immediately and to release all protesters currently being held in detention.   “What did I do…

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Residents along Thailand’s Lam Phra Ploeng River warned of possible flooding

People living along the Lam Phra Ploeng River in the Chokechai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima have been advised to move their valuables to higher ground in…

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Britain moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – “Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could become a reality after a British biotech firm signed a contract…

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Thais can apply for 50:50 co-payment scheme today

Registration for the Thai government’s 50:50 co-payment scheme, which aims to stimulate the weakening economy during the last quarter of the year through consumer spending, starts today.   Thai nationals,…

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Six more detained by police for allegedly abetting Khana Ratsadon protest

At least six employees of a company, which leased its sound system to protest organizers at Rajprasong yesterday, have been detained by police for questioning, according to the Centre for…

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Four protest leaders remanded in custody as courts refuse to grant bail

Four protest leaders were today held on remand in prisons in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani provinces, after courts rejected their bail applications, at the request of the police, citing…

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Heavy rain forecast in northeastern, central and eastern Thailand this weekend

The Thai Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain and isolated very heavy showers in the northeastern, central and eastern regions this weekend, due to a depression moving westward and gaining…

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Anti-government protesters gather at Rajprasong commercial area. Octber 15, 2020

Protesters occupy Rajprasong in defiance of state of emergency

A large number of protesters are occupying the Rajprasong intersection, the commercial centre of Bangkok, in defiance of the state of emergency which bans public gathering of five people or…

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An arriving passenger walks to the taxi queue area in a terminal of the Changi International Airport in Singapore (AFP)

Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents to travel freely between the two financial hubs as long as…

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Three senior police officers tasked with crowd control transferred

Three senior police officers, who were in charge of crowd control during the protest by the Khana Ratsadon group yesterday, have been abruptly transferred to “inactive” posts at the Operations…

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Thailand’s military on standby in barracks to support the police if needed

Troops from Thailand’s First Army Region have been put on standby in their barracks to provide immediate support to the police, in case they are unable to control the political…

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No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on Wednesday to tackle a surging second wave of the coronavirus, saying…

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Panussaya Sitthijirawattanakul was taken into custody this morning after reading out a statement calling for a rally at Rajprasong

Undeterred, protest leaders call for rally at Rajprasong

Protest leaders have called for another rally at Rajprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok this evening in defiance of the state of emergency which bans public gathering of five…

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Thai PM to work from Defence Ministry with Government House under siege

Bangkok’s besieged Government House will be closed to all officials and reporters tomorrow, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his deputies will work from elsewhere.   Government spokesman, Mr. Anucha…

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Pai Daodin remanded in custody after court denies bail

Khana Ratsadon protest leader Chatupat Boonpatharatraksa, alias Pai Daodin, was today sent to Bangkok Special Prison, to be remanded in custody for 12 days, after the Criminal Court denied him…

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Protesters to camp overnight outside Government House

After a stand-off with police lasting almost three hours, the anti-government protesters broke through police blockade and are now occupying areas around the Government House. Police apparently made no attempts…

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Mae Sot residents protest against lax control of truckers from Myanmar

Several residents of Thailand’s Mae Sot district rallied in front of the second permanent border checkpoint, at the Friendship Bridge, demanding the temporary closure of the crossing to prevent the…

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Anti-government protesters march from the Democracy Monument toward the Government House. October 14, 2020. Bangkok

Protesters begin march to Government House

Hundreds of protesters have begun a march from the Democracy Monument on Rajdamnoen Avenue toward the Government House. They were stopped briefly at Panfah Lilas intersection where police set up…

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Twitter suspends fake Black pro-Trump accounts

Twitter said Tuesday it had suspended several fake accounts purporting to be African Americans who support President Donald Trump and which had succeeded in garnering several thousand followers in just…

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Malaysia opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 13, 2020. (REUTERS)

Palace postpones meetings with allies of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia’s national palace has postponed audiences with the king for allies of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, senior opposition leaders said on Wednesday, amid a fresh tussle for the country’s premiership….

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Protesters start gathering at Democracy Monument

Protesters, mostly from upcountry, have been arriving at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, since early this morning, to join the protest organized by the Khana Ratsadon demanding the resignation of…

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Anwar Ibrahim speaks during a press conference after meeting the nation’s king in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Anwar met the king on Tuesday (AP)

Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to form new government

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he presented the king Tuesday with evidence that he has enough support among lawmakers to topple the prime minister and form a new government,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19: Portuguese FA

Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation said on its website. The 35-year-old Juventus forward, who has been voted the world’s top…

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A scuffle broke out as police tried to disperse demonstrators at the Democracy Monument before 21 activists were arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop on a small demonstration at the Democracy Monument. There was a…

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Anti-government protesters hold up three-finger salutes at a rally by the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on August 16, 2020.

Thai protesters rally for repeat of 1973 uprising

Exactly 47 years after the October 14, 1973 revolution that ousted a military-backed government, history is threatening to repeat itself at a mass student-led rally on Wednesday. However, while the…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

Protesters arrested as police clear road for Wednesday’s Royal motorcade

Nine protesters, including a protest leader, were arrested by police this afternoon (Tuesday), following a minor clash when protesters refused to move from the road onto the pavement, as ordered…

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About 3,000 expected to be tested for COVID-19 in Mae Sot district on Tuesday

With the help of a mobile laboratory from the Palace, Thai public health officials have been conducting random COVID-19 tests on Thais and migrant workers from Myanmar in the Mae…

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Thai military on standby to help victims of tropical storm Nangka

Military units, tasked with public disaster relief responsibilities,have been placed on standby, to help people affected by flooding, as Thailand’s Meteorological Department warns of heavy rains, from tomorrow until Friday,…

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Thais pay tribute to late Great King Bhumibol on 4th anniversary of his passing

Thai people nationwide came out in force this morning to pay tribute to late King Bhumibol the Great on the fourth anniversary of his passing on October 13th, 2016 at…

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