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Shootings at 7-11 in Bangkok and Pathum Thani field hospital, 2 dead

At 3am this morning (Thursday), a man went on a shooting spree at the field hospital at the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment in Pathum Thani, which…

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This photograph taken on June 20, 2021 and received courtesy of Radchadawan Peungprasopporn via her Facebook account on June 22, 2021 shows an elephant searching for food in the kitchen of her home in Pa La-U, Hua Hin. (Photo by Radchadawan PEUNGPRASOPPORN / FACEBOOK / AFP)

Image of wild elephant poking its head into Hua Hin kitchen becomes a meme

A picture of a wild elephant poking its head into the kitchen of a house, in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin, shared online yesterday (Tuesday), has now become…

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720 more “fancy” lamp posts worth 68 million Baht approved for Samut Prakan

Despite widespread public criticism of inappropriate spending and alleged over-pricing, the Racha Thewa Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) Council, in Bang Phli district of Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, has decided to…

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Loud bang heard, green light seen in Thailand’s North could be a bolide

The mysterious explosive sound and turquoise glow seen and photographed in northern Thailand on Tuesday evening could be a bolide, a kind of very bright meteor, said the National Astronomical…

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Delta variant to replace Alpha strain globally in next 4-5 months – Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Respected Thai virologist, Prof. Dr. Yong Poovorawan, of Chulalongkorn University, has predicted that the Delta (Indian) variant of COVID-19 will replace the Alpha (UK) variant as the dominant strain around…

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Reopening of Phuket and Surat Thani to foreign tourists confirmed for July

Thailand’s cabinet has confirmed that Phuket will reopen to fully vaccinated tourists on July 1st, under the “Phuket Sandbox” project, as planned. Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, in…

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Samut Sakhon governor complains of too few vaccines as “Give Back Vaccines to Samut Sakhon” hashtag goes viral

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vichitsangsri is publicly complaining that his province will be getting fewer vaccines than requested, as many netizens in this coastal province change their profile hashtag to…

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8.3% of Thailand’s population receive first vaccine dose, 3.3% fully vaccinated

8.3% of the entire population of Thailand, or 5,526,039 people, have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while only 2,153,018 have had their second doses, or 3.3% of the…

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Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

Parachutist dies in jump from mountain summit in Lopburi province

A parachutist was killed as he encountered sudden wind turbulence, after parachuting from the summit of a mountain in Thailand’s central province of Lopburi on Sunday. The victim, a 53-year-old…

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Thai Interior Ministry U-turns on special vaccine quota for ThaiBev’s employees

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has made an abrupt U-turn over its decision to grant privileged COVID-19 vaccination access to employees of Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, or ThaiBev, and their…

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A student undergoes a temperature check as schools reopen due to the easing of restrictions after a temporary closure to combat the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Schools, students and parents not ready for online learning – Suan Dusit Poll

Most schools, students, and their parents are not ready for online learning, required by the COVID-19 situation, for a number of reasons, according to an opinion survey conducted by Suan…

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Over 700 volunteers join mixed vaccine use research project in Thailand

More than 700 people have volunteered to join a research project, initiated by Thailand’s well known virologist Dr. Yong Poovorawan, of the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, to study…

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More funding for NHSO to compensate for serious vaccine side effects

The government has allocated an additional 30 million baht to the National Health Security Office to be used to pay compensation to people who suffer rare serious side effects from…

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‘Uncle Engineer’ given suspended prison term, community service, over teenager killing

An engineer, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder by two lower courts, was given a suspended prison term and ordered to perform 30 hours of community…

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Thai PBS vaccination centre hires temporary staff amid high unemployment

Unemployment remains a major issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of public enterprises are helping out by hiring people, who have lost their job or income, and new graduates…

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Artificial Intelligence to Boost State Transparency

A civil society group in Khonkaen was fighting to get the railway construction that had troubled their community right. But the lack of state transparency just kept getting in their…

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Data leak on thailandintervac.com was an error caused by system maintenance

Thai government released a statement apologising for the “temporary glitch” on the thailandintervac.com vaccination booking website, explaining the error was due to urgent system maintenance. Hours after the website was…

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Halal food for COVID-19 sufferers in Bangkok – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th June 2021]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many groups and organizations volunteered to provide food and beverages to people suffering from economic problems and those in quarantine at home. The Office of the…

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3,000 restaurants apply for loans over past week in new government scheme

About 3,000 restaurants in Thailand have applied for loans over the past week, under a new scheme co-initiated by the Commerce Ministry and five state financial institutions, to help struggling…

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Joggers resume their routine this morning as Bangkok parks reopen

As Bangkok’s parks have reopened, many joggers were able to resume their outdoor exercise routine for the first time this morning (Tuesday), following some confusion yesterday that saw many parks…

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Indonesian fisherman rescued off Phuket after being adrift without food for nine days

An Indonesian fisherman was safely rescued from the sea, off Thailand’s Phuket Island, after having been adrift without food in his small fishing boat for nine days. The boat was…

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A health worker administers a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine inside the Central World shopping mall in Bangkok on June 7, 2021, as mass vaccine rollouts begin in Thailand. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thailand’s mass vaccination drive stutters off the start line with more hurdles ahead

Thais are experiencing déjà vu amid fear of vaccine shortages, confusion about free vaccination, and authorities’ empty assurances. Events in the run-up to the second week of nationwide mass vaccination…

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A luxury yacht off the Dubai Marina Beach in the Gulf emirate, on June 10 2021. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Dubai’s yachts offer socially-distanced luxury

Dubai earned a reputation for delivering luxury for those with cash to splash years ago, but amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a new mode of travel has become popular — yachts….

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Heavy rain expected in 23 northern provinces today and tomorrow

People living in 23 northern and northeastern provinces of Thailand have been warned to brace for heavy and very heavy rain today and tomorrow, due to the influence of tropical…

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Most parents do not want their children to return to school yet

Over 70% of parents do not want their children to go back to school yet, as  COVID-19 infections are still rising, while 39% suggest the new school term be postponed…

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Vaccination of employees in social security scheme to resume on Monday

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin has assured that there is no shortage of AstraZeneca vaccine for employees covered by the social security scheme and vaccinations will resume at some locations…

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Tasty treats and travel benefits: the perks of getting a COVID jab in Thailand

Thailand is offering a rich menu of incentives for people to get jabs during the just-launched mass vaccination drive, with the country targeting herd community by year-end. As of June…

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Registration for third phase of Thai Govt. co-payment stimulus starts Monday

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance will launch the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme on July 1st, with registration opening on Monday, from 6am to 10pm. In this…

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Thailand’s state funded quarantine option may be withdrawn from July 1st

The Thai government is considering withdrawing the state funded quarantine option for international arrivals by air from July 1st, citing its cost. The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided…

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Social Security Office’s 45 vaccination sites in Bangkok temporarily closed

The Social Security Office has suspended vaccination services at 45 centres in Bangkok, from today (Friday) until June 27th, after four days in operation, for improvements of services. Mr. Nanthachai…

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2,290 new COVID-19 cases nationally and 3 more clusters in Bangkok reported today

More clusters of COVID-19 infections have emerged in Bangkok and elsewhere, as new infections in Thailand increased by 2,290 today (Friday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)….

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A guide to Thailand’s 3 vaccination paths    

Adults in Thailand, including foreign expats, now have three paths to COVID-19 vaccination, getting a free shot through government schemes, getting a free shot arranged by the private sector, or…

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Thailand’s consumer confidence index for May lowest for 22 years

Thailand’s consumer confidence index (CCI) for the month of May plunged to its lowest point in 22 years and eight months, due to impacts from the third wave of the…

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Why social media should leave Loong Phol alone

The Japanese say everyone has three faces. The first is put on for the world, the one you wear while in office, at party, on public transport, at lunch with…

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4m king cobra, another cobra captured by snake hunters in Trang province

Snake hunters have managed to capture one four-metre long king cobra and another cobra in Ban Kok Kor village, Ban Pho sub-district of Thailand’s southern province of Trang. One of…

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Yoghurt with Mulberries and Almonds is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins that can raise your immunity levels and reduce inflammation. (Photo by Chusri Ngamprasert)

Tips and tricks to make life a little easier – and tastier – before and after vaccination

As more of us become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, we are increasingly concerned about preparing, including what to eat and drink before and after we get our shots. Potential…

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Thai woman dies hours after receiving AstraZeneca vaccine

A 46-year-old Thai woman died last night (Tuesday), just hours after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine shot. According to the woman’s niece, who took her to the vaccination site at the…

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Samui welcomes fully vaccinated domestic tourists without quarantine

Samui Island is now welcoming fully vaccinated tourists, from within Thailand, without the need to go through a 14-day quarantine, according to Samui Island District Chief Teerapong Chuaychoo. Citing a…

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Confusion reigns as Thailand’s 3 million expats wait for their shots

Many government figures have announced that all 3 million of Thailand’s foreign residents can join the mass COVID-19 vaccine drive, provided they check arrangements before popping up at inoculation venues…

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Snake hunters seek hunt of king cobras terrorising a village in Trang

A team of snake hunters, from Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, is on its way to a village in Muang district of the neighboring province of Trang today,…

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Screengrab of a video clip provided by Reuters shows juvenile bamboo sharks being released into the wild.

Thai researchers breed and release endangered bamboo sharks to the ocean

In the Gulf of Thailand, fisheries researchers use a guideline to scuba dive to the ocean floor where they release baskets full of young bamboo sharks into the wild. The…

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Pre-registered vaccine recipients’ appointments cancelled before inoculations began today

A number of pre-registered vaccine recipients received phone calls late this morning (Monday), notifying them of the cancellation of their vaccination appointments, with no new appointment being made. All those…

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Guide to getting ready for your COVID-19 jab

Today (June 7) marks the first day of the government’s long-planned nationwide COVID-19 vaccination rollout for priority groups: the elderly and people with seven underlying health conditions that make them more…

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Three shopping malls deny having clusters of COVID-19 infections in their premises

Three popular shopping malls, in Bangkok’s Siam Square commercial district, claimed today (Saturday) that the COVID-19 infections among their staff account for just 0.4% of their employees and that most…

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Government provides ฿2.8bn to private and public agencies to develop COVID-19 vaccines

The Thai government has provided about 2.8 billion baht in funding to nine state and private agencies for their research, development and production of anti-viral vaccines, with the aim of…

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Thailand records 2,817 new COVID-19 cases and 36 more deaths on Saturday

Bangkok still has the highest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, while infections in 35 provinces are slowing. 2,817 new cases and 36 more deaths were recorded in Thailand today (Saturday)….

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People in Samut Prakan advised to avoid ice after ice factory workers found infected with COVID-19

The provincial health office in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province has issued a warning to consumers, advising them not to put ice in their drinks or disserts, out of concern that…

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School uniform filters created to help students in online class

Thai graphic studio “The Studio Apollo” has created school uniform filters for students to use after a controversial announcement emerged last week asking students to wear their uniforms, even during…

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Thai government chief whip and 83 others face indictment for futsal court project corruption

The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict government chief whip and Palang Pracharat MP Wirat Rattanaseth, his wife and 82 other individuals for involvement in alleged corruption…

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Buddhist monks wearing protective plastic suit prepares for arrival of people at the Wat Saphan temple converted as an isolation centre for Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Bangkok on April 29, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Sangha Supreme Council approves a Pali word for COVID-19 – COVIDDHO

The Thai Sangha Supreme Council has approved the use of a Pali word, “COVIDDHO”, to stand for coronavirus 19 or COVID-19. According to the Facebook page about the news of…

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Twitter to let you undo or edit tweets at a price

Twitter Inc said it will roll out a new subscription product initially in Australia and Canada called Twitter Blue, which will let paying users edit their tweets before posting and…

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A 69-year old Thai woman became the first individual to receive a dose of the locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine in Thailand.

Thai woman, WHO representative are first to be inoculated with Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine

A 69-year-old Thai woman and a representative of World Health Organization (WHO) regional office in Thailand became the first two individuals to receive the doses of the locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine…

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Suvarnabhumi tops global ranking of airports at risk of coastal flooding

Research shows that Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport is most at risk of coastal flooding, due to rising sea levels, compared to many other airports around the world. According to the “Global…

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Rights group urges Thailand, ASEAN to probe disappearance of Wanchalearm

Amnesty International (AI) called on the Thai authorities and ASEAN on Friday to investigate the disappearance of political activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit, who went missing last year in Cambodia, while the…

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Chaiphol Wipha in police custody. (June 3rd, 2021)

How Thai media’s love for ‘LIKEs’ turned a murder suspect into a national idol

It took the media just a few months last year to turn a murder suspect into a national celebrity, who then capitalized on his fame by endorsing products and appearing…

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Key Rohingya smuggling ring leader dies in prison

A former army officer who was serving a heavy jail term for his involvement in a major Rohingya trafficking ring died on Wednesday in a prison hospital in Bangkok, the…

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A motorcycle taxi driver leaving his home in Bangkok. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty: UN

The pandemic has pushed over 100 million more workers into poverty after working hours plummeted and access to good quality jobs evaporated, according to the annual World Employment and Social…

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, left, and Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, give the traditional greeting or “wai” at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Government Spokesman Office via AP)

US provided $30 million in COVID-19 related assistance to Thailand

The US government has provided $30 million in COVID-related assistance to Thailand, as a part of their commitment to help the country fight the pandemic, according to the US Embassy…

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Members of the Thai and Serbian volleyball teams. Facebook: Odbojkaški savez Srbije (The Serbian Volleyball Association)

Serbian volleyball player apologises to Thai team for alleged racist gesture

A Serbian volleyball player has apologised to the Thai team for making an alleged racist gesture during a game in the Nations League, hosted by Italy yesterday (Tuesday). The player,…

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Students in Thailand’s Trat province told to wear uniform for online learning

A recommendation has been issued, by Trat’s Provincial Office of Primary Education, asking all primary and secondary students to wear uniforms while attending online classes. The advice was by Mrs….

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WHO approves China’s Sinovac Covid jab

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use — the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO’s green light. The UN health agency signed…

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Thai Supreme Court to investigate Toyota bribery scandal allegedly implicating former senior judges

Thai Supreme Court President Mrs. Mathenee Chalotorn signed an order yesterday (Monday), to set up a 4-member fact-finding panel to investigate the Toyota Motors Thailand’s (TMT) bribery scandal, involving import…

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Thai Medical Sciences Department approves first 14 batches of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine

The first 14 batches of AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by Thai pharmaceutical company Siam Bioscience, have passed the quality tests of the Thai Department of Medical Sciences. The department director-general, Dr….

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H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, Facebook: Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Thailand

Ukrainian ambassador dies of heart attack, not COVID-19 related

Ukrainian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, died of a heart attack today (Sunday), and his death was not COVID-19 related, according to Satun provincial authorities. The 45-year-old diplomat…

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Sriracha Tiger Zoo puts its 11 elephants up for sale

Thailand’s famous Tiger Zoo, in Sriracha district of the eastern province of Chon Buri, is offering its 11 elephants for sale, after the zoo closed on April 30th due to…

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Ex-Appeals Court president denies allegations of corruption in Toyota Motors tax case

Former president of Thailand’s Appeals Court, Professor Chaiyasit Trachutham, has categorically denied allegations, reported by Law360, that he was among three senior judges implicated in Toyota Motors Thailand’s (TMT) bribery…

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Bangkok’s food delivery services to reduce their margins during June

App-based food delivery services have agreed to cut their gross profit share (GP), normally charged to eateries at 30-35%percent, to 25%, while eateries also agreed to lower food prices by…

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A vial of the Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP)

A closer look at Sinopharm, Thailand’s first alternative vaccine

A vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm looks set to become the first alternative jab available to Thais, as Chulabhorn Royal Academy prepares to import 1 million doses next month.  On…

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PM reassures every Thai they will be vaccinated against COVID-19 this year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reassured all Thais that they will be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines this year and asked the public not to quarrel among themselves about who should get…

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Two ancient stone lintels, removed from Thailand 60 years ago, will return to Bangkok on Friday

Two ancient Khmer sculptured stone lintels, believed have been stolen from Thailand about 60 years ago, are due back in Thailand from the United States this Friday, according to sources…

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The 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market now a ghost town

Pak Khlong Talat market is well known as Thailand’s biggest market for fresh-cut flowers from across the country and from other parts of the world, such as the Netherlands. Any…

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This picture released on May 19, 2021, by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows an image taken by the navigation camera of China’s Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, showing the rover’s solar panels and antenna, after it landed on Mars on May 15, 2021. (Photo by – / CNS/CNSA / AFP) / China OUT

China’s Mars rover starts roaming the Red Planet

CHINA (AFP): China’s Mars rover drove from its landing platform and began exploring the surface on Saturday, state-run Xinhua news agency said, making the country only the second nation to…

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Thailand records 3,052 new COVID-19 infections and 24 more deaths on Saturday

An additional 3,052 COVID-19 infections, including 605 among prison inmates, and 24 more deaths were reported in Thailand today, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). The new…

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A medical staff member injects a dose of the Coronavac vaccine, into the arm of a woman from the Klong Toey community at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Compensation for Thais who die or sustain disabilities due to state provided COVID-19 vaccinations

The heirs of Thai citizens, who die from conditions directly related to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine provided by state agencies, will be eligible for initial compensation of up to 400,000…

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21 more Indian variant cases found among construction workers, bringing total to 36

Twenty-one more cases of the Indian variant of COVID-19 have been found among construction workers staying at a Laksi worker housing facility, raising the Indian variant cases to 36 so…

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Bangkok residents queue to get tested for COVID-19 at the Thai-Japanese Sports Stadium in Din Daeng district.

3,481 new COVID-19 infections and 32 deaths recorded on Friday in Thailand

Today (Friday), Thailand recorded 3,481 new COVID infections, including 951 new cases among prisoners and 32 more virus related deaths, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Cumulative…

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Prasit Jeawkok handed himself into the Crime Suppression Division on May 17, 2021.

Prasit Jeawkok, the ‘saintly tycoon’ turned billion-baht fraud suspect

A wealthy businessman once viewed by many as a saint and a model of success now stands accused of leading a fraudulent Bt1-billion investment ring. Prasit Jeawkok, 45, handed himself…

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‘On-site’ COVID-19 inoculation program replaces ‘walk-in’

The Thai government has replaced its “walk-in” COVID-19 inoculation program with “on-site”, to avoid misunderstandings that vaccines can be administered right away on the same day. On-site inoculation is another…

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Five more COVID-19 clusters found in Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced five more COVID-19 clusters in Bangkok, bringing total to 34, scattered across 20 districts of the capital. Eight of them are, however, reportedly…

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A screengrab from a video clip provided by one of the Thai workers in Israel, showing them sheltering under a farm truck during one the Hamas attacks.

Two Thai people killed in Israel were on lunch break according to eyewitness

The two Thai workers, killed in an attack by Hamas while on the Ohad Agricultural Estate in Israel, were on their lunch break, according to an eyewitness. The town is…

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Saturday Chao Phraya River express boat services to resume this weekend

Chao Phraya Express Boat Company will resume its Saturday service this weekend, after suspension of weekend services since May 8th. The company’s managing director, Lt-Cmdr Charoenporn Charoentham, said today (Wednesday)…

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Toilet turnstile blamed for 867 COVID-19 infections found in a week at Simummuang market

867 out of 10,480 vendors and workers at the Simummuang fruit and vegetable market in Pathum Thani province screened for COVID-19 by health officials, or 8%, tested positive for the…

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An 18-year-old girl (R) in Mahasarakham that receveid several millons baht after her her story broke out in the media.

Charity fraud under the spotlight as #fakepoverty goes viral

Thais’ generosity has never been lacking when it comes to pleas for donations. And thanks to mobile banking, money can now be transferred almost immediately to people in need. But…

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Thailand records 35 COVID-19 deaths and 2,473 new infections on Tuesday

An additional 35 COVID-19 patients have died as 2,473 new COVID-19 cases, including 680 prison inmates, were recorded today in Thailand today (Tuesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation…

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Thailand’s defence budget faces cuts for third year in a row

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has trimmed its budget for 2022, for the third consecutive year, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that the government will have more funds…

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Country reopening the ‘only hope’ for Bangkok’s Chatuchak market vendors

Most vendors at Bangkok’s Chatuchak market are hoping that the Thai government will reopen the country as soon as possible and allow foreign tourists in again, to help revive their…

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New COVID-19 measures for Simummuang market vendors imposed this week

Thailand’s largest fruit and vegetable market, Simummuang, located in Pathum Thani province, has imposed new restrictions on its traders and workers, effective today for seasoned and imported vegetable sections, and…

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Bangkok Noi market, Huai Khwang community identified as new Bangkok COVID-19 clusters

Two more COVID-19 clusters, at a market in Bangkok Noi and in community in Huai Khwang, have been found in the capital, which now has 28 clusters of infections, according…

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Three centres set up in Bangkok to screen COVID-19 cases before hospitalization

Screening of new COVID-19 infections in Bangkok, to determine where they will be sent for treatment, will now be conducted at three triage or pre-admission centres, each to be responsible…

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The Covid-19 vaccine: should I get the shot or not?

Nine individuals talk about their reasons for getting the vaccine and their hesitancy for doing so. They also share their vaccination experience Whether or not to be vaccinated is one…

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‘Teachers Ready’: Thailand attempts to kick-start education after COVID shutdown

Hit by a third wave of COVID-19 infections, Thailand’s education authorities have been forced to postpone the reopening of schools from May 17 to June 1. However, in a move…

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Philanthropist businessman Prasit reports to police to acknowledge charges of public fraud

Businessman Prasit Jaewkok, who is well known for his social service, reported to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police today (Monday), to acknowledge charges of public fraud for allegedly operating…

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Wowing Miss Universe fans, Thailand’s Amanda Obdam reaches Top 10

Many Thais woke up this morning to root for Amanda Obdam, Thailand’s representative in the Miss Universe pageant, held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, in…

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Caring for your mental health during the Global Pandemic

The 3rd wave of the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing many people to their limit, financially and psychologically. It is even worse for people who have a preexisting mental condition. The…

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Over 500 more inmates infected with COVID-19 in Klong Prem Central Prison

Thailand’s Corrections Department has reported an additional 506 COVID-19 cases among inmates, this time in Klong Prem Central Prison in Bangkok. These are on top of the 1,795 cases in…

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Buriram province to penalize high-risk groups refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Individuals aged 18 and older in Buriram province deemed by the local authorities to be at risk of COVID-19 infection who refuse to get vaccinated, will be penalized, according to…

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Panel to supervise 3.7 million baht in public donations for supposedly poor student wanting to be doctor

The Muang district office of Thailand’s northeastern province of Kalasin has set up a committee to look after about 3.7 million baht in public donations, given to an 18-year old…

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Portraits of the much revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon are featured on jackets from a street fashion giant.

Fashion giant gets approval for clothing line featuring revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon

Thailand’s Ban Rai Temple has confirmed that it has granted a street fashion giant permission to use portraits of the much revered late abbot Luang Phor Koon on its jackets….

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa in September, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW / AFP)

Japanese billionaire Maezawa to travel to International Space Station in December

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. Maezawa…

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To jab or not to jab? Here’s why the answer should always be yes

To get vaccinated or not to get vaccinated is a question many Thais are still asking themselves, even as the COVID death toll rises each day. Deciding whether to get…

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