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EC to decide Thanathorn’s fate in loan controversy on December 11

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will decide the fate of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit next Wednesday, in the case involving money he allegedly lent to the party. EC chairman…

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Two state agencies appeal against hefty cut in R&D funding

An written appeal was submitted yesterday to the House budget scrutiny committee, by the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (NSTIPC) and the Thailand Centre of Excellence for Life…

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Forestry official gunned down in broad daylight in Yala

A forestry official was shot and killed in broad daylight, in Muang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of Yala, by suspected insurgents as he was riding home on a…

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Weatherman predicts coldest period from December 7-9

Most parts of Thailand are forecast to experience cool weather this weekend, when temperatures in the North and Northeast are forecast to drop to between 6oC and 12oC and as…

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Opposition threatens action against ten rebel MPs for alleged betrayal

The Opposition has threatened to take legal action against 10 of their MPs who were present in the House chamber last night, in defiance of the Opposition bloc’s decision to…

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MP facing arrest on sight is seen in House chamber today as part of the quorum

Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat appears to have won a game of hide and seek with parliament police, for now. He managed to enter the House chamber unnoticed this afternoon,…

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Environment group up in arms over shark’s fin soup served at Government party

The get-together for pro-government parties, held at a Bangkok hotel on Tuesday night, has come under heavy criticism from conservation groups and academics after it was discovered that shark’s fin…

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Two Navy oil recovery vessels sent to contain 4km long slick in the Gulf

The Royal Thai Navy has deployed vessels, equipped with skimmers, oil booms and dispersant, to prevent a 4km long oil slick from moving toward the eastern coast of the Gulf….

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Cooler temperatures forecast until next Tuesday

Temperatures across Thailand, except in the south, will continue to fall until next Tuesday due to an intense cold front from China, according to the Meteorological Department’s forecast this morning….

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Two ex-UDD core members get 4 years for 2009 ASEAN Summit invasion

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the 4 year prison terms, without suspension, handed down by lower courts against two former core members of the red-shirt movement, otherwise known as the…

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Crucial House meeting today

All government MPs have been instructed to attend the House meeting today, to make sure that there is a quorum for the meeting to hold a vote recount on the…

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Cabinet approves Super Savings Fund to encourage Thais to save

The cabinet today approved the Finance Ministry’s Super Savings Fund (SSF), in place of the Long-term Equity Fund (LTF), which will allow investors in the SSF to deduct 30% of…

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Suriya claims PM agreed with delay of ban on 3 agricultural chemicals

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha agrees with the decision by the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) on November 27th to delay the enforcement of the ban on paraquat and chlorpyrifos for…

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/ Lim Huey Teng

Former Malaysian PM Najib takes stand in 1MDB scandal-linked trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to the witness box for the first time on Tuesday to defend himself on criminal charges linked to a…

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NHSC resolution to delay ban on three chemicals illegal – Thammasat vice rector

The November 27th resolution of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC), to delay the ban on Paraquat and Chlorpyrifos for six months and allow controlled use of Glyphosate, is illegal,…

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Transport Ministry mulls revival of Pak Bara and Songkhla deep-sea port projects

The Transport Ministry is considering reviving the Pak Bara deep-sea port project, in Thailand’s southernmost border province of Satun, and the Songkhla deep-sea port project in Songkhla province. Both have…

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China bars U.S. military ships, aircraft from Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions on several U.S. non-government organizations for allegedly encouraging anti-government protesters in…

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3rd phase of Chim-Shop-Chai program not fully subscribed

Registration for the 3rd phase of the Chim-Shop-Chai (Eat-Shop-Spend) stimulus package closed at 5pm today, but the number of elderly people subscribing to the program only reached 281,115, well short…

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Palang Pracharat MP Krungsrivilai suspended from performing MP duties

Former movie star-turned-politician Krungsrivilai Suthinphuek was suspended from performing his duties as an MP today, by the Supreme Court for Election Cases, for alleged vote buying. The Supreme Court issued…

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Pheu Thai party opposes vote recount

The Pheu Thai party will object to a vote recount on the opposition motion for the establishment of a panel to study the impacts of the junta’s pre-election orders and…

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Civic groups threaten to sue Industry Minister Suriya for reneging on farm chemical ban

A network of 686 civic groups, which support the ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, has threatened to file charges against Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit for reneging on the previous…

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Hong Kong set to record first budget deficit in 15 years

Hong Kong is set to record its first budget deficit in 15 years, the city’s finance chief warned Monday, as the business hub reels from the twin shocks of the…

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Advertising workers strike to support Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Several hundred people who work in advertising in Hong Kong say they will strike this week to support the anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory….

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Democrat MP defends right of MPs to vote independently

Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thepthai Senpong, today hit back at government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth, a Palang Pracharat MP, for blaming the Democrats for the cancellation of…

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Three charges to be filed against Ms. Pareena today by Royal Forest Department

The Royal Forest Department will file three charges today against Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, for alleged encroachment on 7.376 hectares of national forest reserves. The department…

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Shallow breathing of dragon pot makers in Ratchaburi

Pichapach Khosabordee is the third generation of her family working at a famous traditional earthenware water-jar factory in Ratchaburi. She recalls the good old days when their business was selling…

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A protester is detained by riot police during the “Lest We Forget” rally in Kowloon in Hong Kong, China December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Laurel Chor

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the…

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Dr. Somkid insists Thai economy remains good but growing slowly

The Thai economy is not bad, just slowing down, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak today as he urged the private sector to join hands to drive the economy. Addressing…

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for a mass rally on Sunday.

“Still angry”: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG (AFP) — Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after…

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Majority of Thais agree with conscription – Super Poll

81.9% of respondents to a Super Poll agree that there is no better alternative to conscription when ensuring national security and that assistance is available to Thai people in cases…

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Cold front to hit N and NE with temperatures expected to dip 5-10oC this week

Temperatures in Thailand’s north and north-eastern provinces are forecast to fall 5-10oC between November 3rd and 7th, with frost on some of the mountain tops, where the mercury is predicted…

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Unicorn may be hard to find as Thai SMEs are behind in digitalization

While most of Thailand’s neighbors have one or two unicorns to boast their success in digital transformation, Thailand is still looking for one. One of the reasons that a unicorn…

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Super Poll shows Chim-Shop-Chai program boosted Government’s popularity

Thanks to the Chim-Shop-Chai (Eat-Shop-Spend) stimulus package, the Government’s popularity has increased from 14.1% in October to 25.6% in November, according to Super Poll. Super Poll Research Office director Noppadol…

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Change in colour of Mekong River a boon for local tourism

The changing colour of the Mekong River, from brown to aquamarine, is proving to be a boon for local tourism businesses, but the catches by local fishermen have reduced substantially….

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Mekong River waters turn aquamarine in Nakhon Phanom province

The mighty Mekong River has reached a critical point, with the normally brown water turning aquamarine, like sea water, and many sandbars have emerged, some of which are several kilometres…

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Fresh survey confirms Ms. Pareena’s poultry farm encroaches on national forest

The second land survey of Palang Pracharat MP Pareena Kraikupt’s poultry farm, in Chom Bung district of the southwestern province of Ratchaburi, has confirmed that 7.36 hectares are national forest…

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Disunited govt against disarrayed opposition

It may boil down to who manages crises better. The vulnerable Prayut government is staring at daily threats of rebellion but the Pheu Thai-led opposition is not in a perfect…

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An inroad of EVs offers opportunities and challenges

Although electric car has yet to go mainstream in Thailand, there is a foregone conclusion that its popularity will significantly increase in the next few years, fueled by a wider…

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The second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge to boost border trade

The recently-opened second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is set to increase the Thai exports via Mae Sot checkpoint in Tak province next year to reach Bt105 billion-Bt110 billion, up 3.0-8.0 percent,…

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Border troops on alert as fighting between Mon rebels and Myanmar troops seems imminent

Thai troops deployed at the western border with Myanmar, in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi, have been put on alert in anticipation of a new round of fighting between Myanmar…

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Thanathorn quits House budget scrutiny panel

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has submitted his resignation as a member of the House budget scrutiny committee effective tomorrow, claiming his presence in the committee is not welcome….

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Philip Morris (Thailand) fined 1.22 billion baht for customs tariff evasion

Philip Morris (Thailand) Ltd. was today fined 1.22 billion baht by the Thai Criminal Court after the cigarette importer was found guilty of customs duty evasion by under-declaring the value…

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PM praises Carri Lam’s leadership of Hong Kong

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that he has faith in her leadership and hopes that she will be able to solve the conflict…

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DPM Prawit confident of government’s stability and unity

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he is confident that Government coalition parties will stick together to complete its four-year term, even though their MPs are split, resulting in the…

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Climate protests kick off in smoke-covered Sydney

Protesters in smoke-covered Sydney kicked off a fresh round of global protests against climate change on Friday, with activists and schoolchildren picketing the headquarters of bushfire-ravaged Australia’s ruling party.  …

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Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end university siege

Hong Kong police on Friday said they were ending their siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and…

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Gen Y prefers NextGen work, NESDC finds

There is a growing number of Thais who prefer non-traditional ways of working rather than being a salary man sitting in an office full-time.   The Office of National Economic and…

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Thailand’s PM insists military conscription is still needed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former General, has stressed the need for Thailand to retain military conscription, because the three armed forces are currently more than 100,000 personnel short of…

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Senior health officials reiterate support for banning three agro chemicals

In an apparent show of opposition to the National Hazardous Substances Committee’s about-face on the banning of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, three top public health officials have announced that the…

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House vote recount blocked by lack of quorum for the second time

Lack of a quorum in the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday) forced House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to call off a recount of the vote, which the Government narrowly lost…

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Thailand elected to sit on the World Heritage Committee

Thailand is one of nine new members elected to the World Heritage Committee at the 22nd General Assembly of the State Parties to the WHC meeting, being held from November…

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Member of NHSC quits in protest over U-turn on farm chemical ban

A member of the new National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) has resigned from the committee as she challenged a claim, made by Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit, that the committee had…

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Government hit by House vote for panel to study impacts of junta’s orders

The Government was defeated in the House of Representatives last night (Wednesday) over an opposition motion to set up an ad hoc panel to study impacts resulting from the pre-election,…

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China warns U.S. of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said…

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Tit-for-tat between Ms. Pareena and Seripisut turns absurd

The House Committee on Corruption Affairs, chaired by Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, is looking increasingly like a circus, with the constant tit-for-tat squabbling between him and committee member, Ms. Pareena…

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Anutin and Mananya claim ban on three farm chemicals remains intact

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth have played down the apparent U-turn over the December 1st enforcement of the ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos…

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U-turn on ban of three farm chemicals angers Bhumjaithai party

In an abrupt about-turn, which threatens to cause a rift in the Government’s coalition, the new National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC), chaired by Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit of the Palang…

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Former Chiang Rai governor unhappy with “The Cave Nang Non” film

“The Cave Nang Non”, a documentary by Irish director Tom Waller about the dramatic international rescue operation to rescue 13 “Wild Boar” footballers and their coach from the flooded Tham…

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Democrat party withdraws Abhisit’s candidature for chair of House panel studying charter changes

The Democrat party has decided to drop the candidature of former party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, for the chairmanship’s post of the House committee studying constitutional amendments, because of the uncertainty…

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City Hall to launch Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao Sarn walking streets in mid-December

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to turn Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao Sarn roads in Bangkok into walking streets, starting Sunday December 15th, to stimulate domestic tourism and the economy….

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New SWAT unit formed at the CSD to handle special situations

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) of the Royal Thai Police has set up a new SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit to replace its predecessor, the police commando unit, which…

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Tourists visiting national parks at New Year must have bags to carry their garbage

Starting January 1st, tourists visiting national parks in Thailand will be required to carry their own plastic bags to contain the garbage they generate and take it out of the…

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Small parties demand seats on House committee studying charter amendments

Smaller parties, which used to ally themselves with the Government, are making waves by demanding a seat for each of them on the House committee studying constitutional changes. The parties…

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Court postpones reading of verdict in tax evasion case against ex-finance officials

The Criminal Court for Corruption Cases today postponed the reading of the Supreme Court’s verdict in a case in which former deputy finance minister Mrs. Benja Louicharoen, three ex-finance officials…

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Government rolls out three new economic stimulus packages

In yet another attempt to boost the economic growth rate, from Q3’s 2.4%, the cabinet today rolled out three new stimulus packages to ease a backlog of 270,000 unsold condominium…

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Ms. Pareena demands fresh survey, claiming she acquired the land honestly

Embattled Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, is fighting back and has asked the Royal Forest Department to conduct a second land survey of her poultry farm,…

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Farmers rally to demand delay of ban on three farm chemicals

A large group of farmers, dressed in black, gathered in front of Government House this morning to demand a delay in the enforcement of the ban on three farm chemicals,…

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A pro-democracy supporter (C) opens a bottle of champagne outside a polling station to celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, early on November 25, 2019. – Hong Kong’s voters turned out in record numbers for local council elections that the city’s pro-democracy movement hopes will add pressure on the Beijing-backed government to heed their demands after months of violent protest. Lengthy queues snaked out of polling stations across the territory in the election for 18 district councils, where high turnout is expected to benefit democratic forces. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Hong Kong leader vows to ‘listen’ as voters send sharp rebuke to Beijing

Hong Kong’s deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to “listen humbly” to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed broad public support for a protest movement that has stirred months…

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Three MoUs signed with S Korea during PM’s visit to S Korea

Three memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed today between South Korea and Thailand during Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official visit to the country, taking place from November 24th to November…

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Court rejects DSI request to revoke bail of ex-park chief Chaiwat

The Criminal Court for Corruption Cases has rejected a request, from the Department of Special Investigation, to withdraw the bail of former Kaeng Krachan park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and three…

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Health minister says no further delay to Dec 1st ban on farm chemicals

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul reiterated today that there will be no delay to the enforcement of the ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, which will come into effect…

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Employment rate for the third quarter falls 2.1 percent

The employment rate in the non-farming sector, for the third quarter of this year, has fallen by 2.3% whereas, in the farming sector, it has fallen by 1.8%, according to…

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Panthongtae acquitted of money laundering charge

The Criminal Court for Corruption Cases today acquitted the son of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Panthongtae, of charges of money laundering involving a 10-million baht cheque, transferred to…

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Royal Forest Dept. to sue MP Pareena for forest trespass

The Royal Forest Department will file charges against Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, for allegedly trespassing on national forest reserves in the Chom Bung district of…

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Super Poll hits back at Pheu Thai deputy spokeswoman

Super Poll Research Office director Dr. Noppadol Kannikar has defended himself and his organization against an allegation, made by Pheu Thai deputy spokeswoman Sunisa Thivakorndamrong, that Super Poll is unreliable…

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Pro-democracy supporters chant as they celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, early on November 25, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy camp heads for stunning polls win

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp was cruising towards a crushing victory in community-level elections on Monday, sending the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a protest…

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Monetary policy has less room to maneuver amid historical low interest rates

With Thailand’s interest rates hitting a historical low, monetary policy has less room to maneuver, even though the Thai baht has risen beyond its fundamentals, the Bank of Thailand’s governor…

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Explanation demanded from Agriculture Department over chemical ban delay

The Department of Agriculture has been ordered to explain, in writing, its sudden about-turn by now asking for an additional six months to offload residual stocks of paraquat, glyphosate and…

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Pope Francis lights a candle at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter during a visit to Nagasaki on November 24, 2019.

Pope slams nuclear deterrent, ‘unspeakable horror’ of Nagasaki

Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb. In…

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Hong Kong voters queue up early over fears of later clashes

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong voters at some polling stations for district council elections were queuing up by the hundreds on Sunday morning, citing concerns voting could be halted…

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E-sports become a serious business

Once perceived as a mere recreational pastime, e-sports will be included in the multi-sport 30th SEA Games for the first time this year, reflecting growing popularity of e-sports which has…

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MOPH prepares for return of PM2.5 particulate pollution in December

The Ministry of Public Health has adopted a set of preventive measures to deal with the anticipated return of PM2.5 dust particles to Bangkok, its suburbs and other provinces during…

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Dr. Warong formally joins Ruam Palang Prachachart party

Former Democrat MP Dr. Warong Dejkitvigrom, a frequent critic of the Future Forward party and its leader, has officially joined the Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party. Dr. Warong, who shot…

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Prime Minister Mahathir and his wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali during a rest over coffee at a café in Kuala Lumpur. Photo from Mahathir’s Facebook post

Malaysian PM Mahathir takes wife on a date around KL

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took the weekend off for a date with his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali around the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, according to…

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Traders want six more months to offload residual banned farm chemicals

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture is to ask for an additional six months, until 1st June 2020, to divest themselves of 38,000 tons of residual paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, before the…

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Pope Francis ends historical visit, heads for Japan

Pope Francis ended his three-day visit to Thailand Saturday morning and continued his apostolic trip to Japan. He flew out of the Don Muang military airport on his papal plane…

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Belgian student Laurent Simons, 9 years old, poses during a photo session at his home on November 21, 2019 in Amsterdam. – Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology and is on course to finish his degree in December. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree

Like many other nine-year-olds, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial organs, and is about to get the qualifications to set him…

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Tit-for-tat battle between Future Forward and Palang Pracharat MPs begins

In what was seen as the possible start of a tit-for-tat battle between the Government and Opposition camps, the Future Forward party is to ask the Election Commission (EC) to…

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Thaksin’s acquittal in TPI case upheld by Supreme Court panel of judges

A panel of nine Supreme Court judges today upheld the acquittal, delivered by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders on fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in…

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Thailand’s ranking among 20 top marine polluters improves from 6th to 10th place

Thailand’s ranking among the 20 biggest international contributors to marine plastic waste has improved by four places from sixth to tenth, thanks to the government’s initiatives and the voluntary efforts…

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70 aftershocks followed Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Laos

About 70 aftershocks were recorded after the 6.4ML earthquake struck Xayaboury province in the Laos PDR yesterday. The quake damaged 65 houses in the Chalerm Phrakiat district of Thailand’s northern…

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A patient is wheeled past as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against what they say is police brutality during the anti-extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, China, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

HONG KONG(Reuters) – Hong Kong’s public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months….

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False killer whale beached in Pattaya has died

Officials from Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources now have the necessary first-aid equipment, vehicles and support team always ready to deal with marine creatures in difficulty, after two…

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Two suspected insurgents killed in shootout with security forces in Pattani

Two suspected insurgents were shot dead by security forces at a house in the Nong Chik district of Thailand’s southern province of Pattani on Thursday night.   Colonel Pramote Prom-in,…

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Pope condemns exploitation of women, children for sex

Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for its sex tourism, saying the violence, abuse and enslavement they suffer…

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Future Forward sails into heavier storms

As many analysts, detractors, opponents and insiders say, the Constitution Court’s Wednesday verdict against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, stripping him of his MP status, is just the beginning. His and the Future…

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Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law and will be liable to a maximum prison term of ten years and banishment…

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Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law, and will be liable to a maximum prison term of ten years and banishment…

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PM praises Pope Francis for his contributions to human kind

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today praised visiting Pope Francis for his contributions to the unity of humankind, human resource development, especially among youth, poverty elimination, social equality, environment conservation…

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Thai-owned power plant in Hongsa intact, but homes damaged by earthquakes

Houses in many villages in the Hongsa district of Xayaboury province in the Laos PDR were damaged by two strong earthquakes this morning, according to the Vientiane Times. Xayaboury deputy…

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