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Investigation into killer cop case can conclude within September – police

The investigation into the alleged murder of a drug suspect by seven then-police officers in the northern province of Nakhon Sawan is expected to wrap up within September, said Crime…

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Bangkok’s at-risk school students to be jabbed with Pfizer from Sep 21

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is ready to start administering Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 18-year-olds who are among high risk groups in 437 schools operated BMA from September 21st,…

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Protesters run as police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during a demonstration against Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and his government’s handling of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis in Bangkok on September 6, 2021. Jack TAYLOR / AFP

Senior Bangkok policeman calls “Talugas” protesters dangerous troublemakers

Police have to strictly enforce the law against hard core “Talugas” protesters at Din Daeng intersection, because they are troublemakers and a danger to the public, said Pol Maj-Gen Piya…

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Couple held by police as search resumes for missing girl in Chiang Mai

A couple is being been held in police custody for questioning in connection with the search for a 23-month-old girl, who went missing from a remote village in Mae Taeng…

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Data of Thailand’s 16 million patients hacked – Digital Ministry

Thailand’s DES ministry has admitted that 16 million patient records from the Public Health Ministry have been hacked and an investigation is underway. The ministry’s cyber department has been informed…

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The dhamma double-act mixing Thai Buddhism with laughter – and stirring controversy

Two famous monks from Bangkok’s Wat Soithong caused a sensation last weekend when they appeared on Facebook Live together to deliver joint sermons spiced with gags and laughter. And the…

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Hair, fingernail, teeth found in young woman’s ovary not black magic

Doctors at Sichon Hospital, in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, recently operated on a 17-year-old woman to remove a cyst from her ovary, which was found to contain…

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Fatal accident in Bangkok on Saturday triggers police review of use of containers to block protesters

Bangkok police will reconsider the use of shipping containers to block anti-government protesters after a fatal road accident last night (Saturday). A motorcyclist was killed when he rammed his vehicle…

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Former deputy attorney-general committed disciplinary violation in Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case

Former Deputy Attorney-General Nate Naksuk has been faulted for a mild disciplinary violation for his “honest decision” not to indict Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya over the controversial hit-and-run incident…

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China’s Embassy in Bangkok defends Sinovac vaccine

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement, accusing some individuals and organizations in Thailand of attempting to discredit the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine without a scientific basis, in a…

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Rescuers lead Barry Leonard Weller, 72, out of the jungle, in Thailand’s northeastern Khon Kaen province, Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Tanadon Sribura )

British man rescued after being lost 3 days in Thai jungle

A 72-year-old British man was found safe three days after disappearing in a thick jungle in northeastern Thailand while going to visit friends on a motorbike. A local hunter came…

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Combined use of AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs starts in October in Thailand

Thailand is tentatively set to extend its “mix and match” approach to COVID-19 mass vaccination in October, using the AstraZeneca viral vector vaccine as the first dose, followed by a…

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Health minister says all migrant restaurant workers will be vaccinated

Foreign migrant workers employed in the food and beverage (F&B) service sector in Thailand, who are not covered by the social security scheme, will be vaccinated. The Public Health and…

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Thousands of cats stranded on Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi during pandemic

Over 1,000 of cats have been stranded on Phi Phi Island, in Thailand’s Krabi Province, left behind by their owners after COVID-19 killed the country’s tourism industry. The cat’s owners,…

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A farmer tending to a kratom plant on a farm in Nonthaburi. (Photo by Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) / AFP)

The journey of traditional herb kratom – from banned narcotic to legal cash crop

For nearly 80 years, traditional herbal remedy kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) featured on the list of banned substances. But on August 24 it was not only legalized but also became a…

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Op-Ed: Thailand-South Korea ties turn more strategic

Chung Eui-yong, a young South Korean diplomat who served in Thailand 30 years ago, had always dreamed of returning to the country of which he had grown fond. Last week,…

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2,542 pregnant women infected with COVID-19, 68 die in Thailand since April 1

A total of 2,542 pregnant women and 134 new-born babies were found infected with COVID-19 between April 1st this year and August 28th and, among these, 68 women and 24…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Mueang district in southern Thailand’s Pattani. Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP

Thai cabinet approves budget for another 9.9 million doses of Pfizer vaccine

The cabinet has approved a budget of 4.7 billion baht to procure another 9.9 million doses of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine. He also assured that Thailand will be able to…

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Signs of improving COVID-19 situation in Thailand

The COVID-19 situation in Thailand is improving, with the rate of daily new infections steadily slowing and more patients recovering, at an average of over 20,000 cases a day for…

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China donates medical devices worth 50 million baht

China has agreed to provide medical equipment, including oxygen generators and fingertip oximeters, valued at 10 million yuan (about 50 million baht), to Thailand to help in the fight to…

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Thais urged to adopt “Smart Control and Living with COVID-19” concept

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the public and private sectors and all Thais today (Saturday) to apply the 10-point “Smart Control and Living with COVID-19” concept, so the country can…

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Bomb explodes on Bangkok bound freight train in Narathiwat province

A special train, bound for Bangkok from Su-ngai Kolok district of the southernmost province of Narathiwat, was hit by a bomb blast today (Saturday). The device is believed to have…

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Record number of COVID-19 vaccinations in single day on Friday in Thailand

915,738 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Thailand on Friday, the highest number of inoculations given in a single day since mass vaccinations began in the country on February…

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Field hospital gender separated after alleged sex scandal involving patients

Provincial health officials in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province have decided to separate a field hospital for COVID-19 patients, in Banag Pla sub-district of Bang Phli district, into male and female…

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Bangkok to conduct mass screenings at 29 large wet markets in the capital

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will launch mass COVID-19 screening, using rapid antigen test kits (ATKs), targeting about 19,000 vendors and workers at 29 of the largest wet markets in…

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CCSA eases some lockdown restrictions in 29 COVID-19 “dark red” provinces

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to ease lockdown restrictions on several businesses and recreational activities in “dark red” provinces, including…

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Businesses in Thai border town mulls “sandbox” scheme to lure Malaysian tourists back

The private sector, in Thailand’s border district of Sadao in Songkhla province, is to propose the “Dan Nok Sandbox” scheme to the governor, to reopen the commercial town to arrivals…

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Covid symptoms last a year for many patients: study

Fatigue and shortness of breath still afflict many patients a year after their hospitalization for Covid-19, according to a new Chinese study calling for a better understanding of the pandemic’s…

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Former police station chief arrested over death of drug suspect in custody

Former chief of the Nakhon Sawan Muang police station, Thitisan Utthanaphon – nicknamed ‘Joe Ferrari’ – surrendered to police in Chon Buri on Thursday evening, after being on the run…

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Police assure no special treatment of officers implicated in drug suspect’s death

Thailand’s police inspector-general, Pol Gen Visanu Prasartthongosoth, has given his assurance that there will be no special protection of the police officers involved in the alleged torture of a drug…

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Urgent call for blood donations as Thai hospitals face critical shortage

The Thai Red Cross Society is beseeching the public to donate blood urgently, saying that the country’s hospitals are experiencing a critical shortage of blood reserves for patients, forcing the…

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YouTube removed 1 million ‘dangerous’ videos on Covid-19

YouTube said Wednesday it has removed more than one million videos with “dangerous coronavirus misinformation” since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement by the Google-owned video platform comes…

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Cabinet U-turns on COVID-19 antigen test kits’ WHO standards

The cabinet, with the agreement of the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, withdrew his instruction, issued a week ago, that the rapid antigen test kits (ATK), to be procured by the…

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NACC needs 16 months to probe handling of case against Red Bull heir

Thailand’s National  Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is expected to take 16 months to complete its investigation into alleged mishandling, by 15 officials, of the controversial hit-and-run case against Red Bull heir,…

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Thailand secures options to switch to new COVID-19 vaccine which is under development

Thai Government has secured the option to switch to AstraZeneca’s new vaccine candidate which is designed to maintain the high levels of protection of the current vaccine while providing additional…

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Demonstrators march in Lille, northern France, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, during a rally against the COVID-19 health pass needed to access restaurants, long-distance trains and other venues. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Anti-vaccine demonstrates in France for sixth weekend

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of France again on Saturday against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination policies amid concern from rights groups about anti-Semitic sentiment in the…

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Former revenue chief and senior official get life for ฿3bn illegal tax refund

Former Revenue Department Director-General Sathit Rangkhasiri and a former Bangkok-based senior revenue official, Siripong Riyakarnthirachote, were sentenced to life in prison by the Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases…

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Kratom can be grown legally, leaves sold commercially in Thailand from Aug 24

From August 24th, Kratom plants (Mitragyna speciosa) can be cultivated legally and its leaves, which contain psychotropic alkaloids, may be sold commercially in Thailand with impunity, while those being detained…

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Father of Thai teenager shot on Monday files complaint with police

The father of a teenager, shot on Monday near Din Daeng Police Station, filed a complaint with the police today (Thursday), demanding that the culprit be brought to justice. The…

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Thai asphalt giant implicated in Venezuela sanctions case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A major Thai asphalt company has been implicated for money laundering in a criminal complaint against a Miami businessman accused of violating U.S. sanctions for doing maintenance…

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Class action suit filed by massage parlours, spas seeking compensation for lockdown losses

A group of 172 massage parlour and spa operators filed a class action lawsuit with the Civil Court today (Tuesday) against the Finance Ministry and the government, demanding compensation for…

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Samut Sakhon governor quits after his transfer request was rejected

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri decided to quit government service today (Monday) and spend the rest of his life with his family in his hometown in Thailand’s central province of…

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21,882 new COVID-19 cases, 209 more deaths on Sunday in Thailand

Thailand recorded 21,882 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday as 21,106 patients recover and are discharged from health facilities. 209 more deaths were reported, according to the CCSA. The number of…

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Passengers from Qatar Airways flight from Doha arrive at Thailand’s Phuket International Airport on August 11, 2021, as part of the “Phuket sandbox” scheme for travellers fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus to visit without quarantine. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Phuket extends restrictions for 14 days due to high numbers of new COVID-19 cases

Phuket has extended its restrictions until the end of August, including the sealing off of the island to outsiders, with some exceptions, due to continuing high numbers of new locally…

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Thailand’s slow procurement of jabs and revival of ‘vaccine diplomacy’

The government’s slow vaccine procurement has left Thailand lagging behind many countries – including its own neighbors – in the global race for COVID-19 jabs, say critics. The economic think…

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Former Thai prime minister’s widow Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan dies of COVID-19

Thanpuying Boonruen Choonhavan, the widow of former prime minister Chatichai, died early this morning (Saturday) of a COVID-19 related illness. The death of the 101-year old grand lady was announced…

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Protection for medics or impunity for govt: COVID amnesty bill under spotlight

The government is poised to declare one of its most controversial decrees under emergency law – one that would hand legal immunity to both COVID-19 health workers and those in…

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Bangkok motorists advised to avoid 12 roads this afternoon due to protests

The Metropolitan Police Bureau issued an advisory to motorists in Bangkok today (Friday), to avoid a number of roads which may experience traffic gridlock due to a protest scheduled to…

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Pfizer vaccine: shot in the arm for Thailand’s medics comes with a dose of controversy

Thais are closely monitoring the distribution of US-donated Pfizer jabs amid widespread concern that so-called VVIPs will snatch the highly effective mRNA vaccine away from its rightful recipients. On Monday, the…

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2.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and US$5m have no strings attached, says US envoy to U.N.

“In the interconnected world, none of us is safe until all of us are safe,” said the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in April last year. That sentence has been…

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Gadgets that have become vital in the COVID-19 era

Ever since the arrival of COVID-19 early last year, people have been taking precautions to protect themselves. Facemasks and alcohol sanitizing gel have become indispensable parts of our everyday lives….

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Suspect charged with murder and robbery in death of Swiss tourist on Phuket

The suspect, being held in police custody in connection with the death of a Swiss tourist, told the Thai media today (Sunday) that he only intended to steal her money…

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Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Suspect in Swiss tourist’s death in police custody in Phuket

Police are holding a man in custody for questioning in connection with the death of a Swiss tourist, who is thought to have been murdered on Thursday near Ton Ao…

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Phuket, dead Swiss tourist, candlelight vigil

Candle-lit ceremony held on Phuket in remembrance of dead Swiss tourist

Phuket Governor Narong Woonsiew led a group of provincial employees, hotel representatives and residents of Phuket on Friday night, to honour the memory of a Swiss tourist whose body was…

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Swiss tourist under “sandbox” scheme found dead in Phuket, police chief on island for probe

A body of a foreign female tourist, later identified as a Swiss national, who traveled to Thailand through the “sandbox” scheme in which fully vaccinated COVID-negative overseas arrivals are allowed…

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Deputy abbot Mahapromphong (L) from Wat Suthi Wararam Buddhist temple watches as elderly Covid-19 coronavirus patient Worapoj Salee receives oxygen from medics in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Survey shows most Thais seriously concerned about the worsening pandemic

A vast majority of Thai people still have serious concerns about the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The level of happiness, among people in Bangkok and the newly designated ‘dark red’ provinces,…

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Thailand’s herbal heroes stand ready to fight against COVID-19

Green Chiretta (Fah Talai Jone) and certain other medicinal herbs are selling like hotcakes now that the public has realized they can help keep COVID-19 at bay. The Public Health…

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Red Line launch sparks Bangkok’s electric transport revolution

The long-awaited Red Line commuter train service launches with a soft opening today (August 2) – two years behind schedule and more than 14 years since the project got the…

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Criticism of government allowed, assures spokespeople, as Internet censorship looms large

Criticism of the government, as well as calls for faster and more procurements of certain COVID-19 vaccine brands, are allowed, as long as they are based on facts, Government Spokesperson…

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More tigers found in Thailand’s nature, as world marks International Tiger Day Thursday

17 more tigers have been found in Thailand’s natural environment this year, bringing the total to 177, according to the country’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, as…

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Clinical trials show that an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine made by China is safe and effective.

Clinical trials have shown that an inhaled COVID-19 vaccine made by China is safe and effective, according to a study published on Monday in The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general…

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Doctor suggests prayer as she describes the desperate situation at Ban Paew Hospital

“At this moment when science, medicine and medical treatment are not easily accessible, we will have to rely on the deities,” said Dr. Sandy, a pseudonym used for a Facebook…

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Panipak Wongpattanakit during the women’s 49kg taekwondo at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Kicking back with Panipak, Thailand’s Olympic Taekwondo queen

Panipak Wongpattanakit has etched her name in history as the first Thai woman to win an Olympic gold medal with a kick. Crowned the Taekwondo champion after scoring a last-minute…

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Surviving the lockdown by getting creative

The great Covid lockdown has been reinstated, and the end may not be coming any time soon. Aside from online shopping and watching a movie marathon on one of the…

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A comprehensive guide to home and community isolation in Thailand

Most people who test positive for COVID-19 today will likely have to go into “home isolation” or “community isolation”, as Thailand’s public-health system is overwhelmed by new cases. The culprit…

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14,260 new COVID-19 infections, 119 more deaths in Thailand on Saturday

New COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours (Saturday) dropped slightly to 14,260, from yesterday’s 14,575, while the death toll increased to 119, from 114 on Friday, according to CCSA….

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Phetchabun Governor Krit Kongmuang

Poultry plant in Thailand’s Phetchabun closed after 1,600 workers infected with COVID-19

A frozen poultry processing factory in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun has been closed down after more than 1,600, of the 7,200, were found to be infected with COVID-19 during…

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The Dos and Don’ts when Doing a COVID Test at Home

You wouldn’t think about doing Covid-19 self-testing any time soon, but the day may have come. The news that the Food and Drug Administration hadapproved eight antigen Covid-19 test kits…

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Is Thailand’s bid to join global vaccine-sharing initiative too little, too late?

Thailand is finally bidding to join the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) initiative after being hit by a critical shortage of effective vaccines at the height of its contagion crisis….

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Backlash over new regulation classifying tampons as a cosmetic product

There has been some online backlash today (Thursday), soon after the government passed a new regulation which categorises tampons as a cosmetic product, causing the widespread belief that the product,…

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Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai and Deputy Police Spokesperson Pol Col Krisana Pattanacharoen

25 Thai celebs investigated over criticism of government, PM, one rapper ‘Milli’ fined

As many as 25 Thai celebrities have been or are being investigated over their criticism of the government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, especially concerning the currently inadequate national vaccine…

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Homeless but not friendless at Ban Poonsuk

“Being homeless does not necessarily means being friendless.” This is the philosophy of Ban Poonsuk, a communal refuge for the homeless and stigmatized asymptomatic COVID-19 patients in Pathum Thani province…

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Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident

Two COVID-infected people on their way home for treatment killed in road accident

Two people were killed and four others injured in a road accident in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri yesterday (Wednesday), as they were heading for home to the northern…

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Tuition fee cuts for Thailand’s state and private university students

The Thai cabinet has decided to cut tuition fees at state universities by between 10% and 50% and by 5,000 baht per head for private universities to ease the financial…

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Interprovincial travel restrictions for ‘Dark Red’ zone begin Wednesday

Thailand’s Department of Land Transport announced today (Wednesday) that all interprovincial public transport services have been suspended for the 13 provinces under maximum control and restrictions, in accordance with the…

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Royal Thai Navy soldiers guides a landing craft during a training exercise at Chulaporn camp in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat province on March 31, 2021. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Thailand’s submarine plan torpedoed again as govt takes flak for COVID battle

Thailand’s Navy has once again shelved plans to buy Chinese submarines, following growing pressure on the government to divert the budget for their purchase to tackle the worsening COVID-19 crisis….

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This picture shows the Olympic rings and Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 20, 2021, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Thai athletes enter Tokyo Olympic ‘bubble’ with 3 gold medals in sight

Thailand is targeting at least one gold medal as 41 Thai athletes launch their campaigns at the Tokyo Olympics, which start on Friday (July 23) under a sealed COVID-19 “bubble”. A Thai…

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Suspected Lumpy Skin Disease found near Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary

At least nine banteng, or Bali Cattle in Huai Kha Khaeng wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s Uthai Thani province are thought to be infected with Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) and a…

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Covid-19 pandemic highlights the importance of financial literacy

Financial misery has engulfed both individuals and small businesses as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns and restrictions that have accompanied it. SMEs,…

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Revelations about AstraZeneca contract inject more controversy into Thai vaccine saga

Despite being Southeast Asia’s manufacturing hub of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, Thailand is struggling with a severe shortage of jabs for its own population. The situation is so serious that the…

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State-run banks to suspend services at branches in 13 ‘Dark Red’ provinces

Branch offices of state-owned banks, which are located in malls or department stores in the 13 “Dark Red” provinces, including Bangkok, will suspend their services, starting tomorrow (Tuesday July 20th)…

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Domestic flights into and out of ‘Dark Red’ zones suspended from Wednesday

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has been instructed by the Transport Ministry to suspend all domestic flights into and out of the 13 provinces declared as “maximum controlled and…

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New record COVID-19 infections each day as Thailand’s cases reach 11,784 on Monday

Thailand’s daily COVID-19 infection rate has risen continuously over the past week, with records being broken each day since Friday July 16th, including today’s (Monday) new high of 11,784. Friday’s…

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House budget committee expected to shelve Thai navy’s submarine deal

The House Budget Scrutiny Committee is likely to put the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) plan to purchase two more Yuan-class submarines from China, at an estimated cost of 22.5 billion…

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New daily high COVID-19 infections and deaths recorded in Thailand on Saturday 

Thailand’s single-day COVID-19 death toll soared to a new high of 141 as new infections reached 10,082 in the past 24 hours, for the first time since the first outbreak…

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Thais unconvinced by govt’s unique mix-and-match jab policy

Like many Thais, veteran journalist Wichit Chaitrong had been looking forward to getting a government-provided COVID-19 jab for months – but not anymore. He changed his mind after hearing the…

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Supreme commander warns against public gatherings ahead of anti-government protest on Sunday

An announcement was issued on Friday by Thailand’s Supreme Commander General Chalermpol Srisawat, in his capacity as chief of the emergency situation administration for security affairs, reaffirming the current ban…

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Protester arrested after demanding mRNA vaccines, two including police officer injured

One protest leader was arrested, while another and a police officer were injured in a scuffle between anti-government protesters and police in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health late…

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Thailand’s continued efforts to bring in vaccines

Since last October Ministry for Foreign Affairs has held consultations with allies and friends to ensure that they will be able to provide vaccines if need be, according to the…

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After Phuket success, hope of Thai tourism revival now hangs on Samui Plus

Following in the footsteps of tropical paradise Phuket, three more islands start welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists with relaxed quarantine rules from today (July 15). Surat Thani’s Koh Samui, Koh…

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Thai banks offer 2-month debt moratorium for SMEs hit by semi-lockdown

Small and medium-sized businesses in areas of Thailand under semi-lockdown and control measures will be granted a debt and interest moratorium for July and August, as part of a new…

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Thailand cautiously reopens to foreign tourists as the “Samui Plus” project starts Thursday

The “Samui Plus” model kicks off today (July 15th), welcoming fully vaccinated foreign tourists, just two weeks after the initial Phuket “sandbox” tourism project was launched. The first 20 tourists…

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Are Pfizer shots the cure for Thailand’s COVID crisis?

Despite being the most talked about and sought-after vaccine in Thailand, not a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech has been administered here to date. The Pfizer jab’s efficacy is impressively high…

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Man faces charges for adding ‘Sinovac salesman’ to Thai virologist’s Wikipedia entry

A Thai man is facing charges for criminal defamation, and possibly computer crimes, for allegedly adding, to the Thai language Wikipedia entry for controversial Thai virologist Prof. Dr. Yong Poovorawan,…

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Thailand’s renowned Sriracha Tiger Zoo is to close after 24 years in operation

After 24 years, one of Thailand’s famous tourist attractions, for both Thais and foreigners, is to close for the foreseeable future. Sriracha Tiger Zoo’s management has announced the closure of…

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How Thailand rode out COVID waves only to be hit by ‘virus tsunami’ 

The latest wave of COVID-19 in Thailand has dwarfed its predecessors, with daily figures surging to nearly 10,000 new cases and almost 100 deaths. So, how did Thailand get to this point after doing so…

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Probe urged for permit allowing for Ming Dih Chemical to increase production capacity

Thailand’s Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has been urged, by an environmental advocacy group known as Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH), to investigate why Ming Dih Chemical, whose factory…

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Siam Nonthaburi Foundation volunteers in full protective suits carry a coffin containing a COVID-19 victim to a cremation rite for free funeral ceremony service at Rat Prakong Tham temple Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Mounting COVID-19 deaths in Thailand drive crematories to verge of failure

“We don’t know if there will be more (bodies) arriving today. Our crematory isn’t working well because it is overheated (from the continued use). If we place the coffins inside,…

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299 people found to have broken Thailand’s curfew on the first night

Police arrested 299 people at police checkpoints for allegedly breaking the newly imposed curfew in 10 provinces, between 9pm last night and 4am this morning, the first night the latest…

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Op-Ed: Japan helps Thailand to better fight Covid-19

It took Japan just two weeks to deliver the 1.05 million doses of vaccines to Thailand following Tokyo’s pledge to donate the shots. The speedy delivery is a strong barometer…

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