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Former Thai intelligence deputy chief says protest leaders will face legal action

Thailand’s Former National Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Nantiwat Samart said today (Sunday) that protest leaders are likely to face legal consequences arising from their roles during the rally at Sanam…

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today among Thai returnees in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, one new infection is a 48-year old Thai man, who worked as…

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Prosecutors decide to indict Red Bull heir on two charges

An ad hoc panel of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya on charges of reckless driving causing the death of…

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People along rivers in 24 provinces warned to brace for flooding as Noul approaches

Riverside residents in 24 northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for flash floods or runoffs as tropical storm Noul, currently a Category 3 storm likely…

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Five family members found shot to death

Three men, a woman and a 9-year old boy were found dead, in what is suspected to be a multiple suicide or murder-suicide, at a house in the Suksawat area…

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General Apirat appointed Deputy Secretary of the Palace

Outgoing Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the Royal Palace by His Majesty the King. Also appointed to the same position is Naras Savestanan, Director-General…

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Weather depression warning for parts of Thailand from September 18th-20th

Most parts of Thailand will experience more rain, as well as isolated heavy to very heavy downpours in the northern, northeastern, central, eastern and southern regions of the country from…

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Thai conscript dies after just two weeks in military service

“An end to conscription” hashtag has become a hot trend on Twitter today, with more than 56,000 tweets, after a Facebook post about the death of a young man only…

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Ex-Deputy Commerce Minister Banyin pleads guilty to kidnap and murder

Thailand’s former Deputy Commerce Minister Banyin Tangpakorn has reversed his not guilty plea and confessed to the kidnapping and murder of the brother of a judge who presided over a…

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PM asked to temporarily remove police involved in helping Red Bull heir from active service

Thailand’s Institute for Judicial Reform has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha temporarily to relieve from active service all police officers involved in helping Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya escape prosecution…

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Workers are transported on a truck to a construction site in Bangkok on July 23, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Senate committee asked to rethink changing mandatory retirement age

A subcommittee, of Thailand’s Senate Committee on Social Development and Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, Elderly People and Under-privileged people, has proposed a rethink and delay of a plan to…

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Thai PBS wins 3 prestigious Nataraja Awards

The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) has won the prestigious Nataraja Awards for three of its news programmes. The awards for 2019 announced over the weekend are for Thai…

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Workers are transported on a truck to a construction site in Bangkok on July 23, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus?

Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus? Employers are generally not required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the…

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Flowers are placed in the inscribed names of deceased at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans will commemorate 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US remembers 9/11, with virus altering familiar tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as a presidential campaign carved a path through the memorials. In New…

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International art festival set to return amid coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been forced online. Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) is about to become the exception, with the organizer deciding to make it…

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SRT board considering substantial off-peak fare cut on airport rail link from October to end of December

The SRT Electric Train Company, the operator of the airport rail link service, will propose that the SRT board reduce fares by about 44%, during off-peak hours, from October until…

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Tiger sighted in maize plantation near Huey Kha Kheng wildlife sanctuary

Forest rangers have been trying to track down a wild tiger and persuade it to return to its natural habitat, in Huey Kha Kheng wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s western province…

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Thailand’s suicide rate surged 22% in past six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thailand’s Department of Mental Health has adopted a pro-active approach, in coordination with the Police Crime Suppression Division and social media influencers, to help people who have may self-harm after…

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Thailand’s western border sealed to prevent influx of people escaping COVID-19 outbreak in Myanmar

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has ordered all provinces bordering Myanmar to increase border surveillance and patrols, to prevent a potential influx of Myanmar people and migrant workers, reducing the risk…

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Hackers demand 200,000 bitcoin ransom from Saraburi Hospital for medical files

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has ordered an investigation into the hacking of the computer system of Saraburi Hospital, rendering the entire system inoperable and disrupting medical services. The…

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Thailand’s Deputy Finance Minister’s educational credentials questioned

The educational credentials of Deputy Finance Minister Santi Prompat have re-emerged as an issue of public interest after he implied that he is qualified to become the new Finance Minister,…

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Sixteen Democrat MPs second opposition Kao Klai Party’s motion to trim power of Thailand’s senators

A motion, seconded by 99 opposition and government MPs, was today submitted to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to seek amendment of Section 272 of Thailand’s Constitution, with the aim of…

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City Hall opens hotlines for people to seek advice on COVID-19 infection

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has opened hot lines for people in Bangkok infected with COVID-19, or who are at risk of becoming infected, so they can seek consultations with…

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Matt Lucas finds a new world through Muay Thai

Kicking high into a new world

For some people, finding passion and true happiness in life can be a lifelong journey. American Matt Lucas found his through Muay Thai and moved to the sport’s motherland to…

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Veerachai removed as the deputy national police chief

Police General Veerachai Songmetta has been removed from his post as the deputy national police chief. The move is retroactive to July 29th and is for an alleged gross disciplinary…

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Waves crash on the coast as Typhoon Haishen approaches in Makurazaki, Kagoshima prefecture on September 6, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Powerful typhoon slams Japan with violent winds, heavy rain

A powerful typhoon began to lash southern Japan on Sunday, with officials warning it could bring record rainfall and winds strong enough to snap power line poles and flip cars….

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This general view taken from the viewing platform of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Bangkok late April 29, 2020, shows illuminated intersecting highways, empty of vehicles after the start of a 22:00-04:00 curfew imposed in the Thai capital. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

DJ may have been infected at his work places by an asymptomatic case

The unidentified DJ, who became Thailand’s first locally transmitted COVID-19 case in more than 100 days, may have been infected at his work places by someone returning from abroad, or…

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Villagers block access to rock crushing plant to reclaim their community forest

Environment-conscious villagers have blocked access to a rock crushing plant in their community, in Suwankhuha district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nong Bua Lamphu, to take over the community forest…

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Royal Thai Air Force’s first satellite launched

The Royal Thai Air Force’s first satellite, for security applications, was successfully launched into space at 8.51am Thursday local time from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. Named Napa-1,…

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Two western tourists to be deported for catching protected marine species

Two western tourists, who took a selfie of themselves holding one of Thailand’s species of protected marine wildlife while scuba diving, are to be deported after their tourist visas were…

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Fraud complaint lodged against famous life coach by official in Chiang Mai

A complaint has been filed, with the Mae Rim district police in Chiang Mai province, by the district’s assistant chief, accusing well-known life coach Sean Buranahirun of illegal fund raising…

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Yala’s secret sparkle

Mention must-see tourist attractions in the southern province of Yala and the ones that immediately spring to mind are the sea of morning mist at Ai Yoeweng, the Piyamit Tunnel…

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No more enforced social distancing on Thailand’s public rail networks

Thailand’s Department of Rail Transport has decided to ease social distancing measures, when travelling on all public rail transport systems, by allowing the occupancy of all seats, but passengers must…

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Official probe reveals conspiracy to help Red Bull heir evade justice

There was a conspiracy, involving police officers, prosecutors, lawyers, politicians and private individuals, to distort the course of Red Bull heir’s fatal hit and run case. They used legal loopholes,…

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Narathiwat deputy police chief narrowly escapes death in insurgent ambush

The Deputy Chief of Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat and four of his subordinates narrowly escaped death and serious injury when their armour-plated pickup truck was ambushed by a…

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Bangkok’s Tuesday morning traffic nightmare

It was a nightmare for both motorists and public transport commuters in Bangkok on Tuesday morning after the city, infamous for its normal congestion, had been battered by heavy showers,…

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The Royal Thai Navy held a press conference on Monday to defend the submarine deal. (Photo from Thai Royal Navy)

The Royal Thai Navy agrees to submarine budget reduction

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has agreed to cut the 3.925 billion baht budget, allocated for the 2021 fiscal year’s instalment for its purchase of submarines, so that the money…

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PM to publish Vicha panel’s report on Red Bull heir’s case on Tuesday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will make public tomorrow the details of the investigation of the alleged mishandling of the Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya’s fatal hit-and-run case. Former election commissioner…

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Thai Health Ministry to oppose resumption of the use of toxic farm chemicals

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is up in arms against the possible resumption of the use of two hazardous substances, paraquat and chlorpyrifos, the use of which, in the…

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Thai Pakdee royalist group vows to oppose constitutional amendments

The royalist Thai Pakdee group has announced manifesto. Its policies include protection of the Thai Monarchy, no constitutional changes and strict enforcement of the law, with action to be taken…

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper sits at the entrance of his half closed shop during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, July 27, 2020. Indian-controlled Kashmir’s economy is yet to recover from a colossal loss a year after New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s autonomous status and divided it into two federally governed territories. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India sets global record with single-day rise in coronavirus cases

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Sunday reported the biggest single-day jump in coronavirus infections of any nation in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the epicentre shifts to the south Asian…

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Classes for Myanmar students the border suspended to prevent spread of coronavirus

Thai officials have temporarily suspended classes for about 350 Myanmar students at a border school in the Sangkhla Buri district, of the western province of Kanchanaburi, as a precaution against…

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A protester points at pictures of the allegedly kidnapped Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit hanged outside the Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok on Monday.

Protest rallies pose challenge for Thai mainstream media

Whatever the truth, the impression among anti-government protesters is that mainstream media are not doing the job they are supposed to.   The protesters believe that the role of keeping the…

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School director who killed three people during gold shop robbery sentenced to death by Thai court

A school director, who killed 3 people, including a young boy, while stealing about 665,000 baht worth of gold ornaments from a shop in Thailand’s central province of Lop Buri…

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Ministry of Digital Economy seeks blocks on more allegedly offensive websites

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is sending notifications to social media networks asking them to block access to websites which are deemed to be breaching Thai law, said…

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Thailand’s submarine purchase cannot be scrapped, but can be postponed

The Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) plan to procure two Chinese-made Yuan-class submarines, at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of 22.5 billion baht, cannot be scrapped because it was approved,…

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Premchai-affiliated company applies to use huge land plots in Loei province

The Forest Department and civic groups in the northeastern province of Loei have raised strong objections to the Loei Land Office’s decision to consider an application, from CPK International, a…

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Thai Police seize about 1.6 billion baht of illicit drugs in Kanchanaburi province

Thai police, in the western province of Kanchanaburi, yesterday seized a massive haul of illicit drugs concealed in a 12-wheel trailer truck. The drugs have an estimated street value of…

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Court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull heir on three charges

The Bangkok South Criminal Court has issued a fresh warrant for the arrest of Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on three charges, as requested by police enquiry officers from Thonglor…

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Student protesters flash the three-fingered Hunger Games salute during an anti-government rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom on August 18, 2020.

Student representatives to be included in panel to draft a new charter

Thailand’s students will be represented, for the first time, in the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA), under a proposal by government whips, chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth said Monday, after a meeting…

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Thai protest leader nabbed in Rayong province

Protest leader Panupong Jaadnok, alias Mike Rayong, was taken into police custody when he was holding a poster questioning the benefits of land reclamation in Rayong province, as Prime Minister…

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Thai navy’s top brass accuse Pheu Thai of politicizing submarine procurement

The Royal Thai Navy’s top brass lined up on Monday to defend the 22.5 billion baht procurement of two Chinese-made submarines and accused the opposition Pheu Thai party of politicizing…

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A Rajabhat U. Phuket senior charged by police over junior’s death

Police in Thailand’s southern province of Phuket charged a senior student at Phuket Rajabhat University today with negligence causing the death of another person. Over a week ago, the accused…

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Pop art icon’s works come to town

Had Andy Warhol not died prematurely in 1987, he would be turning 92 this August. He never came to Thailand and neither did his artworks, though his famous pieces like…

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Severe flooding reported in Thailand’s northern and northeastern provinces

Several northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand are flooded today, after they were lashed by torrential rains induced by a monsoon trough. In Wiang Sa district, of the northern province…

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Thanathorn throws down gauntlet over budget for Royal Office

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, former leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party, may no longer be an MP. But that certainly has not stopped him from rattling the establishment. Thanathorn did something…

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All-girl Rajini school forbids students “improper” references to the Monarchy

The conservative all-girl Rajini School has announced that it will not allow students to refer to the Thai Monarchy in an offensive manner and will not allow any actions which…

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Student dies on campus after she was allegedly bullied by her senior

A complaint has been lodged with police in Phuket province by the family of a female student at Rajabhat Phuket University, who died after she was allegedly bullied by her…

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A woman and a boy wearing face masks walk past Harrods’ mascot bears wearing face masks in a shopping mall in Bangkok on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Local officials to monitor those leaving quarantine to ensure they are clear of COVID-19

All district offices and local administration organizations in Thailand have been instructed to monitor the health of people who have completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine, to make sure they are…

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Two Thai women in hospital after COVID virus DNA found in their system

Two Thai women have been hospitalized for observation after traces of COVID-19 were found in their system, despite the fact that they were cleared of infection during their 14-days in…

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New royalist group formed to protect the Thai Monarchy

Former Democrat MP for Phitsanuloke province, Dr. Warong Dejkitvigrom, unveiled a new royalist group today (Wednesday), which is dedicated to protecting the Thai Monarchy, culture and way of life. Dr….

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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)

About 20 police officers mishandled Vorayuth’s hit and run case

About 20 police officers, including a police commissioner, have been found, by a police fact-finding panel, to be at fault over the mishandling the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case. Pol…

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Thai PM’s security increased after a car chase on the expressway

Security for Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been stepped up after an incident on Monday morning when his motorcade, travelling from his home to Government House, was chased by…

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A Thai-Airway Boeing 747 taxies on the tamac of the freed Suvarnabhumi international airport after making the first arrival flight at the protest-hit airport in Bangkok on December 3, 2008. Airlines gradually resumed international and domistic flights to and from the airport after protesters ended a blockade, with full operations expected on December 4, 2008. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam (Photo by HOANG DINH NAM / AFP)

Creditors object to THAI’s rehabilitation plan administrator appointment

A lawyer for some of Thai Airways International’s creditors has voiced reservations over the national flag carrier’s appointment of a company to administer its rehabilitation plan. The objection was raised…

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Thai activist Parit Chirawak sits inside Samanrat police station in Bangkok on August 14, 2020. – Thai police on August 14 arrested prominent democracy activist, Parit Chiwarak also known as “Penguin” after his participation in protests calling for government reforms, a new constitution and an overhaul of a law shielding the powerful monarchy. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Amnesty Thailand calls for immediate release of protest leader Penquin

Amnesty International (AI) Thailand has called on the Thai police to release student protest leader Prit “Penquin” [sic] Chivarak immediately, after he was arrested on Friday on charges of inciting…

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Pol Lt Col Thanasait Taengchan testifies before the House committee on law, justice and human rights. He holds the key to some crucial answers of the case.

Hit-and-run case: New focus on police forensic expert

The spotlight in the much-publicized hit-and-run incident involving an heir to the Red Bull business empire is now back on a police forensic expert whose account was crucial in leading…

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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)

How the tide shifted in Red Bull heir case

The tide appears to have turned against Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, who just a month ago looked set to walk free from all legal responsibility for a fatal…

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Ex-police chief to present new evidence of Red Bull heir’s Ferrari speed

Former national police chief, Pol Gen Somyot Poompunmuang, accompanied by Associate Professor Dr. Saiprasit Kerdniyom, of King Mongkut Institute of Technology (KMIT), are to meet with Pol Lt-Gen Manoo Mekmok,…

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Police chief to take over reinvestigation of Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, has decided to take personal command of the reinvestigation of the Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case, after a senior police officer decided…

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Flooding predicted in central region, but Bangkok will be safe – Dr. Seri

Thailand’s central region has a 70% chance of experiencing flooding over the next two months, with Ayutthaya province expected to be hardest hit because of its limited water retention area…

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Deputy Attorney-General in Red Bull Heir case quits

Deputy Attorney-General Nate Narksook, who endorsed the public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on a charge of reckless driving causing death, has tendered his resignation….

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Students attend the flag-raising ceremony at a secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Starting this Thursday, all schools in Thailand, under the supervision of the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), will resume in-person teaching, but on a trial basis. All directors of…

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Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms

Thailand’s Appeals Court has upheld the six-month prison sentence, imposed by the lower court on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, who was convicted of illegal possession of firearms.   Mr. Premchai,…

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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)

Prosecutors tell police to reinvestigate Ferrari’s speed in Vorayuth case

Police have been instructed, by public prosecutors, to question two automotive specialists who insist that the speed of the Ferrari, being driven by Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya when it…

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Student protests in Chiang Mai, Phitsanuloke and Maha Sarakham provinces

Anti-government protests were held today by pro-democracy groups in Thailand’s northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Phitsanuloke and the northeastern province of Maha Sarakham. The protesters repeated their demands for…

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File—File picture taken Aug.4, 2020 shows students from Lagos State Model School wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus attend lectures inside a class room in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria officials resumed both public and private schools on Monday for students following months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all. As Germany’s 16…

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Student activists asked to be patient over their demands

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Woravuth Silpa-archa, has urged student activists to be patient, pointing out that not all their demands can be met at once. Student activist groups,…

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Police officer who gave conflicting accounts of Ferrari speed claims he miscalculated

The police forensic expert who gave conflicting statements about the speed of the Ferrari, driven by Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya and which was involved in the controversial hit-and-run case,…

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CCSA panel to allow sport spectators and entry of Chinese fruit traders

The CCSA’s panel considering the easing of lockdown restrictions has agreed to allow spectators to attend sports events and to allow Chinese traders to enter Thailand to buy Thai fruit…

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Elderly drivers with driving licenses for life to undergo fit to drive tests

Thailand’s Land Transport Department is considering a recall programme requiring holders of driving licenses for life, aged over 70, to visit the department, or its branch offices, for a test…

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Students have their temperatures checked and receive hand sanitiser to disinfect their hands as they arrive at the Makkasan Phitthaya government secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Children across Thailand, some of whom have been kept at home under self-quarantine by their parents due to coronavirus fears, have now returned to their classrooms as all schools reopen in the country, though authorities recommended that class sizes be restricted to 20-25 students while doorknobs, desks and other areas at risk of spreading infection be sanitised frequently throughout the day. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Schools tentatively set to reopen as normal on August 13th

A panel of the CCSA has agreed to allow schools to reopen as normal, tentatively on August 13th, without the need for social distancing, but students will be required to…

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Forest ranger drowns crossing a raging river to erect a rope bridge

A park ranger has drowned as he tried to cross a swollen river in Khao Laem National Park, in Thailand’s western province of Kanchanaburi, to set up a rope bridge…

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Another missing ferry crew member found trapped inside sunken vessel 

Divers have found the remains of another missing ferry crew member in the sunken Racha 4 ferry, but were unable to recover the body.   Rear Admiral Nopparat Lumlert, deputy…

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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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Police suspected of helping to conceal evidence of illegal gambling

Police are being questioned over the way they are treating the recent shooting incident at an illegal gambling den, in Bangkok’s Thung Mahamek area, in which four people, including a…

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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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Jermsak appointed chairman of Thai PBS board of governors

Jermsak Pinthong, a former Bangkok senator and a well-known academic, has been appointed chairman of the board of governors of the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS). Jermsak, 70, succeeds…

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Search for three missing Samui ferry crew suspended this afternoon

The search for the three missing ferry crew members, in rough seas off See and Ha islands, resumed this morning, but was called off during the afternoon due to strong…

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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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Police seize property, worth about 200 million baht, from suspected drug gang

Thai anti-narcotics police have seized property, estimated to be worth 200 million baht, from a suspected drug trafficking gang, of mostly northern hill tribe people, in coordinated raids in four…

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Body of another ferry crew member washed ashore near Samui Island

Rescuers have recovered the body of a ferry crew member, which had washed ashore on a small island not far from Samui today (Tuesday). Meanwhile, Thai Navy SEAL divers have…

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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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Thai Navy SEALs to join search for missing crew of sunken ferry off Samui Island

Members of the Thai Navy SEALs will be sent to Samui Island to help in the search for four missing crew members, from the ferry which sank in rough seas…

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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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Two Samui Island ferry survivors rescued but the skipper dies

Rescue teams plucked two survivors of the capsized ferry from rough seas around Samui Island today and recovered the body of the vessel’s skipper. Marine police sources said today that…

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PM orders help to be sent to flood-hit areas in Thailand’s Loei province

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered relief and rescue units to the northeastern province of Loei, to help flood victims and evacuate those in hard-hit areas, as tropical storm Sinlakul,…

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Ferry capsizes in rough seas off Samui Island, seven people still missing

Marine police and rescue workers have been searching the seas around Thailand’s Samui Island for people missing after a ferry capsized as it left the island for the mainland on…

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Police say key witness in Red Bull heir’s case met other biker before his death

Chiang Mai police have found new evidence showing that the dead key defence witness in the Red Bull heir’s case, Mr. Jaruchart Mardthong, and the other motorcyclist involved in the…

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