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Thai divers safely rescue trapped monk from flooded cave

The monk, who was trapped in a flooded cave in Noen Maprang district of Thailand’s Phitsanuloke province, was rescued and brought out safe and sound today (Wednesday) by divers. A…

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Monk trapped in flooded cave in Thailand’s Phitsanuloke province

A forest monk, who took refuge inside a cave in Noen Maprang district of Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke during a pilgrimage, has become trapped by flood waters. Rescue workers…

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Thai Deputy PM’s free bowls of troubled water

Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharat party leader General Prawit Wongsuwan appears to have landed himself in hot water by reportedly handing out 200,000 water bowls (“khan” in Thai) to…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on the ground behind the Perseverance rover. The image was acquired on April 4, 2021 (Sol 43) at the local mean solar time of 14:13:44.(Photo by Handout / NASA/JPL-CALTECH / AFP)

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter survives first night alone on Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity mini-helicopter has survived its first night alone on the frigid surface of Mars, the US space agency said, hailing it as “a major milestone” for the tiny craft…

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Why Bangkok’s Chao Phraya Promenade is still a dream

Unveiled as a grand facelift for Thailand’s best-known river, the Chao Phraya Promenade project has made zero progress since its opponents secured an injunction from the Central Administrative Court early…

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New Korat motorway to be open for trial use during Songkran

A new motorway, connecting the north of Bangkok to the northeastern region, is to be opened for a trial period during Songkran, after the transport ministry completes inspections this weekend….

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Energy Minister Supattanapong not infected with COVID-19

Thailand’s Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow has tested negative for COVID-19 and had not visited a pub in Bangkok’s Thonglor area, as had been rumoured on social media. In his Facebook…

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Arson investigation into fatal house blaze and collapse gets underway

Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire in a three-storey house in the Krisda Nakhon housing estate, which caved in and trapped four rescue workers and…

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Four rescue workers killed after burned building collapses

Four voluntary rescue workers and the owner of the house were killed, following a fire at the Krisda Nakhon 31 housing estate in Thawee Wattana district of Bangkok Saturday morning….

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Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” sentenced to death

Thailand’s version of “Jack the Ripper” has been sentenced to death by the Khon Kaen provincial court, after he was found guilty of murdering a woman by strangulation in her…

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Transport minister to push for 2nd terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Ministry of Transport has brushed aside a suggestion, by the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) based on a recommendation from the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), that it should postpone…

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A special kind of traffic cop in Phetchabun, keeping dead dogs off the road

Police Senior Sergeant Major Chawinnatat Padungthammasanti, a traffic officer in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun, is not a typical traffic cop, who spends his days directing traffic and issuing tickets…

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An hour after the return to Bangkok’s streets of police checkpoints, three offenders nabbed

Bangkok police returned to using regular checkpoints on April 1st, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, and had already booked three offenders for driving under…

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Rainy season expected to arrive prematurely in early May

Thailand’s irrigation officials have been told to brace for possible flooding, as the rainy season is expected to arrive sooner than normal this year, possibly in early May, and more…

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Government House bans a female Thai reporter for alleged cultural faux pas

A Thai reporter, working for a Japanese news agency, has been temporarily banned from Government House, because of her alleged negative attitude towards the working environment there. The temporary ban…

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Excessive PM2.5 Chiang Rai, with 430 microns reported in Wiang Pang Kham

Fires in the Kiew Tap Yung forest, which straddles the Muang and Mae Chan districts of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, have increased the amount of PM2.5 dust in…

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Thailand to reopen in four phases beginning April 1st

The Thai government is considering easing quarantine requirements and restrictions on travel to Thailand, which will be split into four phases. The spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s office, Anucha Burapachaisri,…

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Miss Grand Myanmar to stay in Thailand for 3 months for her safety

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, Han Lay, will be staying in Thailand, under the Miss Grand International organisation’s care, for at least three months, to ensure her safety, after they determined…

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13 areas in northern Thailand suffering with excessive amounts of PM2.5 today

Thirteen areas in the northern provinces, especially Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, were found to have PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere at levels which exceed the 50-micron safety standard, with…

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Haul of ammunition and explosives seized at Chiang Rai delivery service office

Police and military in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai have seized more than 6,000 rounds of M16 ammunition and 52 hand grenades, shipped from the eastern province of Chon…

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Three suspected drug traffickers killed, 800,000 meth pills seized

Three suspected drug traffickers were killed, and one police officer was seriously injured, during a firefight on the highway, running between Amnat Charoen province and the Suvannabhumi district of Roi-et…

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Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat — the first line of defence as Thailand braces for a fresh methamphetamine influx after a coup in neighbouring…

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Rocker Sek Loso sent to Min Buri remand prison

Controversial Thai rock star Seksan Sukpimai, better known as “Sek Loso”, was sent to Min Buri remand prison today (Thursday), to serve his 2 years and 18 months jail term,…

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Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

The Thai cabinet today endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, tom yum gung, for inclusion on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Government deputy spokesperson, Ms….

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TAT to propose “Sandbox” travel bubble model to the CCSA this Friday

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose a new travel bubble model, for tourists from certain countries or cities, to enter the country without the requirement for quarantine,…

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Mango growers complain of low prices and fewer export orders due to COVID-19

Mango orchard owners in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke are seeking help from the provincial administration to promote the sale of their sweet fruit, particularly Barracuda Mango variety. They complain…

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Rare pink dolphins spotted in Thailand’s Mu Ko Ang Thong national park

Four rare pink dolphins were spotted swimming in the seas off Ao Kha beach yesterday (Thursday), on Wua Ta Lub Island of Surat Thani, by officials of the Mu Ko…

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As exams loom, the ‘COVID generation’ of Thai students fear for their futures

Worried that disruption from the latest COVID-19 outbreak will derail their futures, thousands of Mathayom 6 students are trying hard to have their university entrance exams postponed. #Courtpetitionsforexampostponement is trending…

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SRT given a month to lower fares on the two Red Line extension routes

The Ministry of Transport has ordered the State Railway of Thailand to reduce fares on the Red Line extension routes, from Bang Sue to Taling Chan and from Bang Sue…

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre has acknowledged the plight of Bangkloi Karen villagers

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has responded to the Bangkloi indigenous Karen people’s petition, for the centre to delay its consideration of Thailand’s application for Kaeng Krachan national park to…

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Officials involved in adultery or sexual harassment to be suspended without pay

Thai government officials suspected, with sufficient evidence, of committing adultery, sexual harassment or sexual assault will be suspended from government service without pay, pending investigation, under a new ethical and…

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Thai PM orders independent panel to resolve Ban Bangkloi land conflict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has set up a 28-member independent committee to resolve the long-standing land conflict, between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and a group of indigenous…

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Drug suspect’s cats seized in raid

The illegal drug suppression police have arrested a suspect, who is believed to be involved in a drug trafficking network allegedly run by Soradet Sonsiri, also known as “Kook Rayong”,…

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Ex-TV anchor Sorayuth freed from prison, to wear tag for two more years

Former Thai TV news anchor Sorayuth Suthasanachinda was released from prison this morning (Sunday), under a special imprisonment suspension program, but he is required to wear an electronic monitoring ankle…

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Thailand’s latest official population is 66,186,727 with more women than men

Thailand’s population, as of December 31st 2020, is 66,186,727, according to the Central Registrar Office’s latest census, announced in the Royal Gazette on March 10th. There are 33,353.816 Thai women…

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Thai PM assures fair treatment of indigenous Karens in Pong Luek Bang Kloy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured that all the ethnic Karen villagers, in Pong Luek Bang Kloy village in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan national park for each household, will have access…

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Supreme Court accepts graft case against ex-NACC deputy secretary-general

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders has accepted for trial a corruption case filed by public prosecutors against a former deputy secretary-general of Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission….

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Bangkok’s Lumpini boxing stadium to reopen Saturday for online and broadcast audiences only

The Army’s Lumpini boxing stadium, in the Ramintra area of Bangkok, which was closed in March last year after being identified as the source of a cluster of COVID-19 infections,…

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255,000 people have received treatment for nose and eye irritation caused by pollution 

More than 255,000 people in Thailand’s northern provinces have received treatment for nose and eye irritation since the beginning of this year, mainly caused by excessive PM2.5 dust in the…

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Durian Custard Toast for Durian Season

Durian season is coming, and who doesn’t love durian? The scent of toasted bread, stuffed with homemade durian custard, is now a speciality at this food shop in Bang Pong district…

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UN officials are welcome to visit Karen village of Ban Bang Kloy

Thailand is prepared to let officials from the United Nations (UN) inspect the ethnic Karen village of Ban Bang Kloy, in Kaeng Krachan national park, to investigate allegations of human…

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BTSC seeks PM’s intervention to halt the Orange Line’s extension project

The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTSC) has petitioned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to order the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) to halt the Orange Line’s western extension project,…

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Samui and Pha-ngan islands partially blacked out as undersea cable damaged by ship’s anchor

Parts of the popular resort islands of Samui and Pha-ngan lost power today (Monday), after a submarine electricity cable was severely damaged by an anchor, accidentally dropped by a naval…

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Thais urged to reduce sugar consumption

WHO Representative to Thailand, Dr. Daniel Kertesz, said that consuming drinks with a high sugar content contributes to obesity, diabetes and other diseases. He also thinks that the increase in…

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Court grants conditional freedom to 22 Ban Bang Kloy’s Karen villagers without bail

Phetchaburi provincial court freed 22 Ban Bang Kloi villagers without bail on Sunday, on the condition that they must not return to the Jai Paendin area, in Kaeng Krachan national…

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More firefighters sent to Tak province to fight forest fires around Bhumibol Dam

A team of 30 firefighters, from Thailand’s northeastern firefighting unit of the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT), has been deployed to help their colleagues in the northern province of…

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Motorists advised to avoid four areas of Bangkok on Saturday

Motorists are being advised by police to avoid Lat Phrao intersection, Kasetsart intersection, Central World in Ratchaprasong shopping district and the 11th Infantry Regiment barracks in Bangkhen, where various activist…

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22 Karen villagers remanded in custody after eviction from Kaeng Krachan national park

Twenty-two ethnic Karen villagers were remanded in custody at the Phetchaburi provincial prison after they and others were rounded up by park officials inside the Kaeng Krachan national park, for…

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200 year old temple chapel spared from demolition in construction of Purple Line rail project

The Ministry of Transport has assured that the two hundred year old Luang Poo Thuad Vihara (chapel) at Iam Voranuch Temple will not be affected by the construction of the…

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3,000 year-old skeletons found in Ang Thong

A 54 year old villager in Si Bua Thong sub-district, of Ang Thong province has found 3,000 year-old skeletons, apparently mummified, wrapped in shrouding and tied with ropes. The skeletons…

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Social media reports of heavy storms in Thailand this week and next are untrue

Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Center has debunked information, widely shared on social media, that there will be heavy storms, from March 2nd to 13th, all across Thailand. The Meteorological Department and…

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The beauty queen reigning for democracy in divided Thailand

Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam is not the first beauty queen to fall victim to the Kingdom’s bitter political divide.  But just like Miss Thailand 2017 Maria Poonlertlarp before…

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Marital infidelity a hard (and illegal) habit to give up in Thailand

Hands up if you know someone who is having an extramarital affair. In fact, most people reading this will know of someone who is “playing away from home”, given surveys…

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Turning the pandemic into opportunity

Personal trainers have adapted the way they train their clients in the Covid-19 era to help those who are uncomfortable going to physical locations Thanakorn Sripong, 25, found starting a…

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Thailand officially enters dry season today

Thailand has officially entered the dry season, starting today (Saturday), which will last until mid-May, according to the Meteorological Department. It said that the northeastern monsoon wind, which had been…

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Ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief questions PACC’s arm-chair investigation of him

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson has challenged the ruling of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which found him guilty of malfeasance, for the forced eviction of…

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Ex-chief of Kaeng Krachan national park found guilty of forced eviction of Karen community

The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has found that former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, committed malfeasance in office in connection with the forced eviction of an…

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Two rangers killed and one injured in an ambush in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

Two para-military rangers were killed and another seriously injured in an ambush by suspected insurgents on a jungle trail in Ra-ngae district of the southern border province of Narathiwat this…

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Thai police raid online casino networks in 7 provinces

Thailand’s cybercrime police raided 8 online casino networks in 7 provinces and arrested 19 people, out of 22 suspects targeted. The raids in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Sara Buri, Rayong,…

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Offcials from the National park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department tried to negotiate with Karen in the national park. This photo was taken in February, 2021.

Thai government to negotiate with Karens residing in national park

Karens in the upper Bangkloi village, in Kaeng Krachan National Park of Phetchaburi province, are proposing that the National park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department allocate 2.4 hectares to each…

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NESDB says retiree needs 2.8 – 4 million baht savings to survive for the rest of life

People in Thailand need retirement savings of between 2.8 and 4 million baht to survive for the rest of their lives, according to the National Economic and Social Development Board…

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Natural sparkling water to be distributed free of charge in Kanchanaburi

Naturally carbonated water, from underground sources in Huay Krajao district of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi, will be distributed to people in the district, on a trial basis, free of charge on Wednesday…

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Bodies of two crew members of trawler found while two others remain missing

Search and rescue teams have found the bodies of two of the missing crew members of the Chokechai Somboon 1 trawler, which capsized in the gulf, and are still looking…

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Thai government to buy dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is to buy grade-A dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises at 45,000 THB per kilogram. The Plao-Ploen herbal development center in BuriRam province is the…

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Mexico to import edible edible cricket product from Thailand

Mexico’s government has resolved to approve the import of cricket powder from Thailand, specifically made from a species more commonly known as the house cricket, according to Thailand’s National Bureau…

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Two more banks to provide registration for Rao Chana scheme

Two more of Thailand’s state-owned banks, the Government Savings Bank (GSB) and the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), will join the Krung Thai Bank (KTB) in providing registration…

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Thailand warns against app Clubhouse after monarchy discussions

Thailand’s digital ministry on Wednesday warned Thai users not to break the law on the audio drop-in application Clubhouse, which has rapidly emerged as a platform for discussions of the…

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Villa quarantine in Thailand could be allowed soon

The CCSA will consider a new quarantine measure, called “Villa Quarantine”, with a luxury hotel in Phuket being the first to implement it. During today’s press briefing, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin…

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Mother appeals for justice for her child who died waiting for a doctor

A single mother has appealed for justice for her one-year old son, who died at a hospital in Tha Yang district of Phetchaburi province, after allegedly waiting about five hours…

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Strong 7.3-quake rattles east Japan, no tsunami risk

A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s east coast late Saturday, rattling the region hit by the powerful 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown just weeks before the disaster’s 10th anniversary….

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Controversial Thai TV drama under fire again for sexualising school uniforms

The Thai soap opera “Mia Jum Pen”, which caused controversy for its depiction of rape, is under fire once again. This time it involves a scene in which a female…

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Underground naturally carbonated water is not potable unless treated

Thailand’s Department of Underground Water Resources has warned against drinking the naturally carbonated water which is flowing from an underground source, like the geyser currently rising from a rice field…

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North Korea’s Kim lambasts officials for economic ‘defeatism’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused top officials of “self-protection and defeatism” and largely blamed them for the country’s economic plight, state media reported Friday. At a meeting…

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Thailand discovers naturally carbonated water fountain in Kanchanaburi

Thailand’s Department of Groundwater Resources has discovered an underground, highly carbonated and drinkable water source in Kanchanaburi province. The department’s director-general, Sakda Wichiensilp, said that this is the first of…

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Two 11th century Khmer lintels to return to Thailand from the US in March

Two ancient Khmer ornate stone lintels, on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which were smuggled out of Thailand about five decades ago, are expected to be…

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Alleged gambling den boss arrested in Rayong province

The fugitive tycoon, who allegedly operated a major illegal gambling den, thought to be the source of a large cluster of COVID-19 infections in Thailand’s Rayong province, was arrested by…

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DSI seizes haul of child pornography from a model agency in Pathum Thani

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) raided a child modelling agency in the central province of Pathum Thani today (Thursday) and seized about half a million pornographic pictures and videos…

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Government MP Pareena committed a gross violation of political ethics – NACC

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, has been found, by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), to have committed a gross violation of political ethics over her illegal…

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PM admits government and BMA cannot delay electric train fares indefinitely

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha admitted today (Wednesday) that neither the government nor the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) can shoulder the financial burden of prolonging the freeze on fares on the…

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200 underground gambling dens still operating across Thailand

There are about 200 underground gambling dens operating nationwide, and 47 are in the Bangkok metropolitan area, according to a government panel, set up last month to investigate the potential…

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Bar owners in Pattaya demand midnight closing time

“Permanently Closed” signs in front of bars, pubs and entertainment venues in Pattaya reflect the problems that owners are facing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of them could not save…

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Rape scene depicted in Thai soap opera sparks outrage on Twitter

#NoMoreRapeOnScreen (#ข่มขืนผ่านจอพอกันที) became the fastest trending hashtag in Thailand today, after the latest episode of “Mia Jum Pen”, or Wife on Duty, sparked outrage on social media because of a…

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Bangkok Governor orders delay of fare increase on Green Route train service

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed its plan to increase the maximum train fare on the Green Route to 104 baht, scheduled for February 16th. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Court rejects request to delete Thanathorn’s livestream about vaccine program

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s controversial Facebook livestream, criticizing the Thai government over its handling of COVID-19 vaccine procurement with reference to the monarchy, can now be put back online….

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Do not boil salty tap water for drinking – MWA

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) has warned against the boiling of tap water to reduce salinity, saying that the best method is to use reverse osmosis filtering of brackish water….

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A Thai satellite has close shave with a space object last Saturday night

A Thai-owned satellite, named Thai Choke, successfully avoided an encounter with another object in space last Saturday night, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). GISTDA said…

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Customers walk past seafood stalls at a market in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on January 18, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood

No coronavirus contamination was found in 117 seafood samples taken from markets in Bangkok and other provinces between November 2020 to January 2021, according to the department of medical sciences…

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Poor air quality in 68 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Thursday morning

People in most areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are having to deal with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust on Thursday morning, but the pollution levels are expected to improve…

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Bangkok’s century-old Hua Lamphong station makes tracks towards railway history

After more than a century serving passengers, Thailand’s largest railway hub will reach the end of the line this year. If Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob gets his way, the Bangkok…

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Bid for the Orange Line train project scrapped by PPP selection committee

The Public-Private Partnership selection committee has decided to scrap the bid for the construction of the Orange Line electric train project, between Bang Khun Non and Min Buri worth about…

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People in Bangkok and suburbs warned not to drink tap water due to high salinity

Residents of Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned not to drink tap water due to the high salt content, caused by seawater reaching upstream of the source of tap…

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Thailand takes momentous step to legalise abortion

In a defining moment for male-dominated and conservative Thailand, the country is now shifting its stance from anti-abortion to pro-choice. Parliament last month (January) voted to make abortion legal during…

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7 factories in Samut Sakhon sealed until end of February, no staff allowed to leave

The Public Health Emergency Operation Centre of Samut Sakhon has decided to seal off seven major factories, where many workers are infected with COVID-19, forbidding any worker to leave their…

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First doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered a week after arrival in Thailand

Thai people will receive the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine within a week of the first 50,000 doses from Italy arriving in Thailand this month, although the date of…

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Rare giant vulture lays first egg in 25 years at Nakhon Ratchasima zoo

Officials at the zoo in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima are excited that an endangered giant vulture at the zoo has laid the first viable egg in the country…

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3 Ratsadon protesters arrested for alleged involvement in Myanmar Embassy violent protest

Three anti-establishment Ratsadon followers are being held in police custody for alleged involvement in a violent protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy on Sathorn Road in Bangkok on Monday….

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Poor air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces today

Air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces is has deteriorated on Saturday, with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, particularly in 26 areas of Bangkok and its…

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Local administrators told to cease legal action against elderly receiving state living allowances and pensions

Local administration organizations have been instructed, by the Interior Ministry, to cease legal action against some 15,000 elderly people who have been receiving both pensions and living allowances and to…

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U.S. stands with SE Asian countries against China pressure, Blinken says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States rejects China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea beyond what it is permitted under international law and stands with Southeast Asian countries resisting…

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Thai farmers to be told to stop burning farm waste or face legal action

All provincial governors in Thailand have been told to stop the burning of agricultural waste in their provinces. The burning is being blamed for the current air pollution in Bangkok…

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