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This photo illustration shows the Thai ‘MorChana’ contact tracing application on a smartphone in Bangkok on January 7, 2021, after Thai health officials encouraged people to use the tracking app to help curb the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in the country. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Row over contact-tracing app threatens to blow hole in Thailand’s COVID defence

Thailand’s much-touted contact-tracing app, MorChana, risks losing its “national hero” status as questions emerge about its efficacy and transparency. Last Friday (Jan 15), the MorChana Volunteer Team abruptly announced the…

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A protester gives the three-finger salute at a demonstration against section 112, Thailand’s royal defamation lese majeste law, at Victory Monument in Bangkok on January 16, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Fresh push to abolish lese majeste law triggers fierce pushback from Thai establishment

Thailand’s heated debate over the lèse-majesté law has been revived, with supporters and detractors clashing on social media following the arrest of dozens of alleged violators in recent weeks. Some…

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Law and the virus fail to halt Thailand’s ‘guerrilla’ protest movement

The new wave of COVID-19 has forced leaders of the anti-establishment movement to break from street rallies and focus instead on legal cases stemming from their campaign. As a result,…

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Medical personnel register a security guard for Covid-19 coronavirus testing at a private hospital in Bangkok on January 8, 2021 after the Thai government imposed further restrictions due to the recent outbreak. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Communication breakdowns leave Thailand vulnerable to second virus wave

When it comes to staying safe from COVID-19, knowledge is power. However, Thais seeking clear guidance on the crisis were hit by yet another communication breakdown this week, as government…

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A medical worker administers a Sinovac Biotech vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus to a woman at a healthcare centre in Yantai, in eastern China’s Shandong province on January 5, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Thailand plans to inoculate at least 60 million people against COVID-19

The office of Thailand’s Prime Minister announced today that the cabinet has resolved to allocate about 1.2 billion baht for the first 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This first…

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Samut Sakhon confirms another 900 COVID-19 cases

Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province has confirmed another 900 new COVID-19 cases, from proactive screening of about 3,800 workers in local factories. The province’s public health department says they are considering…

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Samut Sakhon governor has COVID-19, public health minister and officials quarantined for 14 days

Samut Sakhon Provincial Governor Weerasak Wijitsaengsri has tested positive for COVID-19, while Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and senior officials, who were in the coastal province on Sunday for a…

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Trump signs pandemic aid and spending bill, averting government shutdown

PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday signed into law a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package, restoring unemployment benefits to millions of Americans and…

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110 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand, with 60 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 110 new COVID-19 cases today, including 94 locally acquired infections and 16 arrivals from abroad in state quarantine. The CCSA’s Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said that, of the 94…

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Merry Christmas

Santa Claus has come to town, and he’s volunteering at the aquarium!He’s busy feeding the marine life, in the seven-meter deep tank, at “SEA LIFE Bangkok” until Dec 27th, 2020….

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Keep calm, Taiwan says after first local COVID-19 case in eight months

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people on Wednesday to keep calm after the island confirmed its first locally transmitted case of COVID-19 since April 12, as the government announced…

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Half of Singapore’s migrant workers in dormitories have COVID-19

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nearly half of Singapore’s migrant workers residing in dormitories have had COVID-19, according to the government, indicating the virus spread much more widely among those living in…

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Pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes during a demonstration at the Kaset Intersection, near Bangkok, on Oct. 19. A growing tide of protests called for the prime minister to resign. [Sakchai Lalit—AP via TIME]

Pictures of Thai protests among in TIME magazine’s Top 100 Photos of 2020

2020 has been filled with headlines, from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, bushfires, to street protests. Every year, TIME Magazine compiles photos, captured by news photographers around…

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PM leads merit-making ceremony to pay tribute to the late King Bhumibol

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led members of the cabinet, the Privy Council, parliament, the judiciary, the armed forces, senior officials and their spouses and the public in…

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Betong residents told stay alert after Thai woman in quarantine diagnosed with COVID-19

People in the border district of Betong, Yala province, have been warned not to lower their guard and to wear face masks every time they are outdoors after a Thai…

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Bangkok protest location changed from Crown Property Bureau to SCB HQ

Last evening, the leaders of protest groups United Front for Thammasat and Demonstration and Free Youth Movement announced a location change for today’s 3pm protest, from the Crown Property Bureau…

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One dance to cover 7 human rights issues

Pichet Klunchun sets out to do the impossible with a specially created show to mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Can several complicated human rights issues…

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Prayut’s ‘lawfare’ risks blowing Thailand’s political divide wide open

Fear is growing that Thailand’s ongoing political conflict will intensify, with no visible way out, after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared that “all existing laws” would be wielded against anti-establishment…

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Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the government’s top election security official, who had rejected the president’s unsubstantiated claims of “massive” fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden.  Trump…

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If the education system is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow. If the infrastructure were good, other things can improve,” said Issadaorn…

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In new breakthrough, Moderna’s Covid vaccine nearly 95% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, a result hailed by the country’s top infectious disease scientist as “stunningly impressive.”…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other ASEAN leaders during the ASEAN-China summit via teleconference on Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Government House

Asian leaders to sign China-backed trade deal amid U.S. election uncertainty

HANOI (Reuters) – Southeast Asian leaders start meetings on Thursday that are expected to lead to an ambitious China-backed trade deal at a time the still uncertain election result in…

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Dr. Walairat Chaifoo, director of the Epidemiology Division of the Diseases Control Department.

South Korean soldier found with COVID-19 after return from Thailand

A South Korean military officer, who participated in the planning of the Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong, was found to be infected with COVID-19 upon…

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US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

The U.S. hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of…

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Tourism industry asks government to reconsider travel bubble

The former president of Thailand Hotels Association, Supawan Thanomkietipumi, is proposing the government reconsider the “Travel Bubble” as a way to help revive tourism. Supawan said there is demand in…

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center November 06, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. / AFP

Biden vows action on ‘day one’ to halt spiraling Covid crisis

Joe Biden said Friday as he closed in on winning the US presidency he would waste no time in addressing the Covid pandemic upon taking office. “I want everyone, everyone…

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Biden wins Michigan, nears 270 electoral votes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, further dismantling Donald Trump’s Rust Belt wall of support that helped deliver him the presidency…

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Trump falsely claims victory with votes uncounted, rival Biden confident

ILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions of votes still uncounted in a White House race that will…

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Built on teak and rebellion 

The demolition of the 131-year-old former Bombay Burmah Trading building in Phrae province made for embarrassing headlines in June, with the Fine Arts Department forced to quick announcing that it would go all out to restore the heritage building from scratch using the original teak as…

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Japan eases travel curbs for China, eight others

Japan eases travel curbs for nine countries and regions, in a hope to revive its economy. Japan has eased travel curbs for China, Australia, South Korea and six other countries…

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Boo! The ghosts are back in town

Thailand shows its love for its unearthly spirits as it marks Halloween   Halloween, with its mysterious and ghostly connotations, has its origins in the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain,…

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China to test whole city of 9m as Europe rolls out new virus rules

All nine million people in a major Chinese port city will be tested for Covid-19 following a tiny outbreak, health officials said Monday, as surging infection numbers in Europe force…

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Two engineers from Energy Business Department nabbed for alleged bribery

Two senior engineers, working for Thailand’s Energy Business Department, have been arrested at their office by anti-corruption officials for allegedly demanding bribes from an oil business related company, to facilitate…

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Covid-19 and the world: It’s “death” versus “new life”

In the view of Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, the coronavirus pandemic has presented humanity with an opportunity to build a new world. “It’s a…

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AMLO is verifying reports of four Thai banks’ alleged role in suspicious transactions

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) is in the process of verifying a report, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), that four Thai banks have been involved in suspicious…

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May 20, 2020, file photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech after her inauguration ceremony at a government guest house in Taipei, Taiwan. U.S. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach is due to meet Tsai and other senior officials, the island’s foreign ministry said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Krach is the highest-level official from the State Department to visit the island in decades. Keith is due to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday afternoon to begin a three-day visit that has already drawn a warning from China.

U.S. envoy leading second recent high-level visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior U.S. State Department official is due to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday for a three-day visit that has already drawn a warning from China….

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Chinese investment in Australia plunges as tensions mount

Chinese investment in Australia almost halved in 2019, new data released Monday showed, as relations between the two countries deteriorated. Researchers from the Australian National University said Chinese investment Down…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he enters his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Collins won’t say in debate who she’ll vote for in November

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Sara Gideon sought to link Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, with President Donald Trump during their first debate Friday night, and she demanded several…

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Seven new COVID-19 cases in quarantine recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, all in alternative state quarantine (ASQ), and two new recoveries. According to the CCSA, one new infection is a 40-year old Brazilian, who…

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Japanese PM Abe resigns over worsening health

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy…

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case in state quarantine

Thailand today recorded one new COVID-19 infection among returnees in state quarantine, while eight more people have recovered from the disease and returned home. According to the CCSA, the new…

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New royalist group formed to protect the Thai Monarchy

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

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Tracing underway after Malaysian found with COVID-19 on return from Thailand

Thai health investigators have been looking for an unknown number of people who were in close contact with a Malaysian man, who tested positive for COVID-19 after his return to…

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Students warned to avoid referring to the Thai Monarchy in an improper way

One of Thailand’s respected scholars, Sulak Sivaraksa, has advised students, who are calling for reform of the Thai Monarchy, to avoid referring to this institution in an improper manner and…

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Copies of Apple Daily newspaper with front pages featuring Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, are displayed for sale at a newsstand in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hong Kong police have arrested Lai and raided the publisher’s headquarters, broadening their enforcement of a new security law and raising fears about press freedom in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.

Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

HONG KONG (AP) — Long lines of people bought up copies of the Apple Daily paper at Hong Kong newsstands Tuesday to support a free press in the semi-autonomous Chinese…

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Search for three missing Samui ferry crew suspended this afternoon

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

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Thaksin gets 5 years for illegal shareholding and excise cut for mobile operators

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty, by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Posts, for…

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In this April 5, 2017, file photo, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded energy drink company Red Bull, walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. Charges have been dropped against the Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is accused in a 2012 car crash that killed a Bangkok police officer, Thai police said Friday, July 24, 2020.

Royal Thai Police withdraw arrest warrant against Red Bull heir

The Royal Thai Police announced today (Friday) that it agrees with the decision, by special public prosecutors, to drop the final charge against the Red Bull (Krating Daeng) heir, Vorayuth…

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In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford blood samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England Thursday June 25, 2020. Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot. In research published Monday July 20, 2020 in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. (John Cairns, University of Oxford via AP)

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who…

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Pheu Thai chief strategist demands answers about lax control over Egyptian military mission

The opposition Pheu Thai Party’s chief strategist, Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, has accused the Government of lowering its guard when it allowed an Egyptian military mission to enter and stay in…

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Thai army confirms US army agrees to abide by Thai anti-virus regulations

The US military delegation, due to visit Thailand on July 9th and 10th, will strictly observe the regulations imposed by the CCSA to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Thailand’s Army…

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Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the city’s airport in the early hours of Thursday on suspicion of attacking and wounding an officer during…

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Gavin Roberts wears his father’s police hat as he looks at the flag-draped casket of his father, Glen Ridge Police Department officer Charles Roberts, at his funeral service, after the 45-year-old father of three died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S., May 14, 2020.

U.S. coronavirus cases now over 2 million

(Reuters) – Total U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed 2 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as health officials urge anyone who took part in massive protests for racial justice…

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Thailand records eight new COVID-19 cases today, no deaths

New COVID-19 cases in Thailand rose by eight today – all of them are Thais returning from abroad and isolated in state quarantine facilities. No new fatalities were reported. According…

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DPM Somkid reiterates the need for Thailand to borrow one trillion baht

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, told Parliament today of the need to borrow one trillion baht to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19, because existing…

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Hua Hin’s horses for hire to return to beaches next Friday

Life is gradually returning to Thailand’s Hua Hin seaside resort, after Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial administration eased lockdown restrictions on May 18th, allowing hotels, food shops, shopping malls, department stores,…

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid//File Photo

Iran to reopen religious, cultural sites: president

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Museums and historical sites are to…

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Trump blames China for ‘mass worldwide killing’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again lashed out at China over the coronavirus pandemic, blaming Beijing for “mass worldwide killing”.   His early morning tweet, which…

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A Rohingya refugee boy runs at Kutupalong camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh last week.

Severe weather warning as Cyclone Amphan heads toward Bangladesh

Packed with winds measuring 195kph, Cyclone Amphan is moving through the upper part of the Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh at a speed of 10kph. This will bring heavy rain…

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Korn says THAI Airways should file for bankruptcy to enable rehabilitation

Former Finance Minister and Kla party leader Korn Chatikavanich has proposed that Thai Airways International files for bankruptcy, so the beleaguered national flag carrier can enter rehabilitation under the protection…

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A general view shows an empty street in Bangkok on April 3, 2020, ahead of a nationwide night curfew aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thai economy set bottom-out after Government reopens some businesses

The Thai economy has reached its low point, with the gross domestic product (GDP) forecast to contract by 3% to 5%, instead of 1.5-2% as originally estimated, and exports will…

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Workers of ABS-CBN and members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines rally to show support for the broadcaster in Manila on May 5, 2020. – The Philippines’ top broadcaster ABS-CBN on May 5 was ordered off the air over a stalled operating licence renewal, drawing fresh charges that authorities were cracking down on press freedom. (Photo by Maria TAN / AFP)

Philippine top TV broadcaster critical of Duterte ordered shut

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ telecoms body ordered the country’s leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s loyalists dragged its…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 22, 2020

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TDRI predicts coronavirus may push Thailand’s poor 18.9 million

A researcher at Thailand’s economic think-tank, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), has predicted that the number of poor people in Thailand might grow three-fold to about 18.9 million if…

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A mural reads “Stay Home, Life is Beautiful’ Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Los Angeles. Murals with themes centered around the Coronavirus have been popping up on the walls of businesses in the California city. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday unveiled an outline for what it will take to lift coronavirus restrictions in the nation’s most populous state, asking more questions than answering them as he seeks to temper the expectations of a restless, isolating public. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

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Thai army orders probe into General who allegedly let 152 Thais from US go home

The Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry has recalled an army major-general from Suvarnabhumi international airport and ordered an investigation into his reported decision to let 152 Thais, arriving from…

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Army chief orders probe into Lumpini boxing event blamed for COVID-19 spread

The Army has ordered an investigation into the alleged involvement of senior army officers in organizing the “Lumpini Champion Kiatpetch” Thai boxing event at the Lumpini boxing stadium on March…

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First Thai woman dies of COVID-19 while abroad

A 66-year old Thai woman, who worked as a chef at a Thai restaurant in Washington DC, died of COVID-19 at the Med Star Hospital in Georgetown on Saturday. According…

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QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro waves to supporters as he leaves the presidential residence, Palacio da Alvorada, in Brasília, on March 13, 2020. (Photo by Sergio LIMA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff…

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In this March 9, 2020 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers place a boy pulled from the rubbles of a collapsed hotel on a stretcher in Quanzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province. Several have been killed and others trapped when in the collapsed Chinese hotel that was being used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Sunday. (Zeng Demeng/Xinhua via AP)

Mom, son safe after 52 hours trapped in China hotel rubble

BEIJING (AP) — A 10-year-old boy and his mother have been rescued 52 hours after being trapped in the collapse of a virus quarantine site in southeastern China. Video released…

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A passenger has his temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus before boarding a flight to Vladivostok, Russia, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a…

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A dog wears a paper cup over its mouth on a street in Beijing on February 4, 2020. – The number of total infections in China’s coronavirus outbreak has passed 20,400 nationwide with 3,235 new cases confirmed, the National Health Commission said on February 4. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Hong Kong finds coronavirus in pet dog samples, unclear if infected

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities said on Friday they quarantined a pet dog of a coronavirus patient after its nasal and oral samples tested “weak positive” for the…

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Suspected forest arsonist nabbed with fire-setting devices

An employee of a rock crushing plant, in Mae Tha district of Thailand’s northern province of Lampang, has been taken into police custody on suspicion of starting fires in the…

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PM orders precautionary plans to cope with Stage 3 spread of COVID-19

Thailand’s Committee for Emerging Infectious Diseases has been instructed, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to develop precautionary measures to cope with a Stage 3 spread of COVID-19 in the country….

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Quotes of the week

“The Future Forward Party is a soul, an ideology, an idea. Although the body died, the soul and ideology of the party remained.” Piyabutr Saengkanokkul Member of Parliament, Secretary-General of…

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Thai holiday over, Chinese visitors fly home to Wuhan

BANGKOK (AP) — The holiday was over for almost 80 Chinese visitors to Thailand. They were lining up at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to catch a flight home — to Wuhan,…

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A medical nurse is seen inside an isolation ward as patients (unseen) coming from Hong Kong requested medical checks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, at a governement run Fever Hospital in Hyderabad, on January 27, 2020. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

Coronavirus Outbreak

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How China is dealing with coronavirus outbreak

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak reaches 106 in Wuhan, these are measures taken by Chinese authorities to deal with the spread of the deadly virus…

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Is PM2.5 the entire story yet?

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National Children’s Day

National Children’s Day celebration at Thai PBS

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National Children’s Day

National Children’s Day celebration at Thai PBS

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Health-threatening level of PM2.5 dust covers areas of Bangkok

62 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs have been experiencing health threatening levels of PM2.5 particulate matter in the air, measuring between 92 and 103 microns, since this morning (Saturday)….

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The #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Harvey Weinstein was once one of Hollywood’s most powerful film producers. He has been accused of abusing his position and is fighting a number of rape, sexual assault and sexual…

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Airborne PM2.5 dust particulate continues to increase in Bangkok and its suburbs

Thirty-three areas in Bangkok and suburban areas were found to have dangerous levels of PM2.5 dust particles at 71 microns, according to reports from the Pollution Control Department at 7am….

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Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guards commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases…

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Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander…

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PM to head command centre to tackle drought

At their meeting on Tuesday, the cabinet is expected to approve the establishment of a command centre and associated budget to tackle drought. Government spokeswoman Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat said today…

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Charter court dismisses case against six opposition MPs

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has dismissed a complaint, by 61 Palang Pracharat MPs, demanding six opposition MPs be stripped of their parliamentary status for their participation in a panel discussion on…

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Five day road death toll rises to 256 as mass return to Bangkok begins

The death toll in road accidents over the past five days has increased to 256 in 2,529 accidents, with 12 deaths in Bangkok, the most in any province, according to…

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Some Like It Hot

Authentic Thai food is spicy (or extremely spicy, for those who are not used to it). On average, each Thai consumes about one kilogram of chilli per year. With a…

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Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a climate change rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Keane

I wouldn’t have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg

LONDON (Reuters) – Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been…

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Bangkok tap water may turn brackish as seawater intrudes into Chao Phraya

The Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) is keeping a close watch on the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, to the extent that it may affect the…

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PM joins launch of New Year holiday safe driving campaign

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today joined the Ministry of Public Health, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health) and its network to launch the “No Drink Driving for a Safe…

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Sanitary napkin: big market for this delicate product

Sanitary napkin is always a sensitive subject because the wrong type of cotton pad can easily irritate women’s skins. Recently, this feminine care product became a political debate, sort of,…

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Probe into why tourists allowed near gaurs in Khao Paeng Ma no-hunting zone

The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has been ordered to investigate how tourists were allowed special access to watch gaurs at Khao Paeng Ma no-hunting zone in…

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Another day of infamy for the EC – Piyabutr

Future Forward party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has called the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward party “another day of infamy” for this…

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Court orders AOT to remove all barriers blocking access to Central Village Luxury Outlet

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the ruling of a lower court ordering the Airports of Thailand Company (AOT) to remove all the barricades on Highway 370 blocking access to…

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