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PM sprays alcohol at reporters – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th March 2021]

Thailand’s prime minister became frustrated after being repeatedly questioned about a possible cabinet reshuffle, and responded by spraying isopropyl alcohol at some of the press corps. Prime Minister General Prayut…

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Songkran festivities may be allowed without water splashing – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th March 2021]

Songkran festivities may be allowed this year, but without water splashing. However, this will have to be proposed to and sanctioned by the CCSA first. The Secretary General of the…

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Thais urged to reduce consumption of sugar – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th March 2021]

WHO Representative to Thailand, said that consuming drinks with high sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes, and other diseases. He also thinks that the increase in the sugar tax will encourage…

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Ratsadorn leaders formally charged with lese majeste – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th March 2021]

Three core leaders of Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon group were formally charged with lèse majesté and incitement of public unrest by the public prosecutors on Monday. The charges relate to the…

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Mandatory quarantine to be reduced to 7 days starting April – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th March 2021]

The National Communicable Disease Committee has decided to shorten the mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving from abroad, from 14 to 7 days, effective from April, with the exception…

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Don’t accept things because they are the way they are – Pranapda Phornprapa

“When you look around, you wonder why all the secretaries are women, and all the top managers are men.” The question which Pranapda Phornprapa has asked herself throughout her career…

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Thai food with cannabis introduced – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th March 2021]

After the Food and Drug Administration allowed cannabis to be used as an ingredient, many food vendors at a market in Bangkok have started offering such dishes. One such is…

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Temple chapel spared from demolition in construction of Purple Line rail project – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th March 2021]

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

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100 million doses of vaccines are needed to generate herd immunity in Thailand – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th March 2021]

Thailand’s well-known virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has stressed the need for the speedy mass vaccination of over 70% of the country’s population, or 50 million people, in order to generate…

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Social media reports of heavy storms in Thailand this week and next are untrue – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th March 2021]

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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Water levels of Mekong river in crisis, says GISTDA – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th March 2021]

The satellite image shows the water level of the Mekong River this year is much lower than in 2019, sandbars are exposed, according to the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development…

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Charter Court to decide constitutionality of charter amendments bill on March 11th – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th March 2021]

The Constitutional Court is scheduled to deliver its ruling next Thursday on the constitutionality of the constitutional amendments bill, for a rewrite of the charter by an elected 200-member Constitution…

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Muay Thai to make debut at European Games 2023 – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd March 2021]

Muay Thai, the popular kickboxing martial art and combat sport, regarded as Thailand’s national sport, will be a competitive event at the European Games, in Kraków, Poland in June 2023,…

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Tourism operators lobby for borders to reopen on July 1 – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd March 2021]

A group of leading tour operators and hoteliers in Thailand has launched a campaign to reopen the country on July 1, 2021. They say vaccines are a game changer that allow…

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Songkran festivities may be allowed this year – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd March 2021]

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is considering easing some restrictions during the Songkran festival, Thailand’s traditional New Year in April, but the decision will depend on the COVID-19 situation at the…

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Naturally carbonated water bottled and served to Thai PM – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd March 2021]

Some of the naturally carbonated mineral water, from Huay Krachao district of Kanchanaburi province, has been bottled and brought to Bangkok to serve to prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at government…

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Increasingly weak, violent and leaderless protests may be short-lived – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd March 2021]

Thailand’s anti-establishment protests resumed after a pause since mid-December. But their movement is now leaderless. Some people might say that the momentum of the movement has been lost, as the…

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Thai beauty queen fired as Mental Health Ambassador over political comments – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd March 2021]

Thailand’s Mental Health Department decided to drop Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam as its brand ambassador over her online political comments, only after a week of her appointment. Citing…

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PM defends the police use of force to quell violent protest – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st March 2021]

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the police’s use of force to quell a violent protest by anti-establishment protesters, in front of the First Infantry Battalion of the First Infantry…

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Bangkok started COVID-19 inoculations, with 130 medics first in line – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st March 2021]

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang visited the Bang Khun Thien Geriatric Hospital to observe the inoculation program, after the government allocated 66,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines to Bangkok. The other two…

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Thai tourism ministry proposes vaccine program in 5 tourism hotspots – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st March 2021]

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports ministry will propose that the Public Health ministry organize an inoculation campaign in 5 tourism provinces and discuss the prospect of vaccination passports. Tourism minister, Phiphat…

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Myanmar government reportedly clamping down on journalists

Myanmar government reportedly clamping down on journalists. This clip shows plain clothes officers making an arrest. The person being detained was later identified as Kyaw Kyaw Min, CEO of Monywa…

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Thailand says it supports peace and stability in Myanmar – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th February 2021]

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Thanee Saengrat said that Thailand is supporting peace and stability in Myanmar, which is in line with the desires of ASEAN and the international community. There…

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Bangkok governor checks readiness of hospital offering COVID-19 vaccines – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th February 2021]

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang inspected the readiness of the hospital for the elderly in Bang Khun Thian district today ahead of providing COVID-19 vaccinations to elderly people, after the arrival…

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COVID-19 vaccines: Who will get inoculated first? – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th February 2021]

After the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac arrived in Thailand, people in nine provinces with the highest infection rates will get inoculated first. The nine provinces are…

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Thai police raid online casino networks in 7 provinces – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th February 2021]

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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Thai Airways to sell assets to raise more funding – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th February 2021]

THAI airways is selling its Laksi training center building, in the Bangkhen district of Bangkok, its Nok-Air shares, its Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services (BAFS) shares and Boeing 737- 400 engines,…

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New Normal “Likay” – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd February 2021]

Likay (ลิเก), or Thai musical folk drama, is a form of popular theatre in Thailand which is normally performed in front of a live audience. After COVID-19 spread across the…

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Details of vaccine distribution revealed – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd February 2021]

The CCSA spokesperson Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said during the press briefing that the distribution will be split into two phases. For the first phase, where the first 200,000 doses of…

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Thailand further eases COVID-19 restrictions – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd February 2021]

The CCSA has provided more details about the easing of restrictions on business and other activities in different zones, divided in accordance with their respective COVID-19 situations. The spokesman Dr….

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Myanmar people in Thailand protest against coup – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd February 2021]

People from Myanmar living in Thailand gathered in front of the UN office in Bangkok, as part of the “22222 Revolution” being held in their homeland, when all Myanmar workers…

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First group of tourists arrived in Phuket for villa quarantine program – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd February 2021]

The first group of 59 European tourists already arrived in Phuket from Indonesia on Sunday, under the “villa quarantine” program, which has been endorsed by the CCSA as a pilot…

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A struggling book shop that saved a screen-addicted kid – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd February 2021]

Before digital devices changed people’s lifestyles, book rental shops could be found in almost every corner of Bangkok, when kids were crazy about Japanese cartoons. Today, they are spending more…

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No-confidence vote – Thai PBS World Special [February 20th 2021]

In case you missed it, here’s our special coverage on the no-confidence vote.

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Censure debate related hashtag goes viral after PM upset over MPs’ behaviour – Thai PBS World Tonight [February 19th 2021]

The hashtag #MannersCannotBeControlled or #มารยาทคุมไม่ได้, related to the ongoing censure debate in the Thai parliament, became one of the top trending hashtags today, after House Speaker Chuan Leekpai revealed that…

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Thai government to buy dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises – Thai PBS World Tonight [February 19th 2021]

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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Vaccine passports inject new hope for Thai tourism – Thai PBS World Tonight [February 19th 2021]

A “vaccine passport” has emerged as the best hope for Thai tourism businesses devastated by COVID-19. The passport, which could exempt inoculated tourists from the mandatory 14-day quarantine, might help…

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Siam Bioscience selected by AstraZeneca – Thai PBS World Tonight [18th February 2021]

Dr. Nakorn Premsri, the director of NVI said incomplete information confuses the public. He showed the letter from AstraZeneca, dated February 15th said it is confident in Siam Bioscience capability to…

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Opposition chief whip sued for defamation over allegations made during censure debate – Thai PBS World Tonight [18th February 2021]

Former Transport Minister Suthep Thaugsuban filed a defamation lawsuit with the Criminal Court today, against opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng, for implicating him in causing 26 billion baht in damage…

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Third day of no-confidence debate – Thai PBS World Tonight [18th February 2021]

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The documentary commemorating HM the King’s time in Australia – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th February 2021]

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok has released a documentary telling the story of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s time in Australia. The first part of the documentary tells the…

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Second day of no-confidence debate – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th February 2021]

The “no-confidence” debate, where 38 opposition MPs will take this opportunity to “criticise” the ruling government, has entered its second day. Here are the highlights, with an analysis by Thepchai…

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“Villa quarantine” in Thailand could soon be allowed – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th February 2021]

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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First day of “no-confidence” debate – Thai PBS World Tonight [16th February 2021]

The “no-confidence” debate, where 38 opposition MPs will take this opportunity to “criticise” the ruling government, has begun. Here are the highlights of the first day, with an analysis by…

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Thailand economy shrinks most since 1997 on tourism collapse – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th February 2021]

Thailand’s economy suffered its worst full-year performance in more than two decades, with officials citing the toll of both a gutted tourism industry and ongoing political upheaval. Last year’s 6.1…

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Censure debate against Thai govt: what to expect? – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th February 2021]

The biggest highlight for this week is no other than the “censure debate” which will begin this Tuesday and the voting scheduled for this Saturday. This is where 38 opposition…

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Most Thais willing to take COVID-19 vaccine

   

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Thailand discovers “soda” fountain in Kanchanaburi – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th February 2021]

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 – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th February 2021]

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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Bar owners in Pattaya demand midnight closing time – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th February 2021]

Signs that say “Permanently Closed” 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…

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Police considering legal action against protest leaders over Skywalk demonstrations – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th February 2021]

Pathumwan district police have been gathering evidence to support charges of violations of the Emergency Decree and the Communicable Disease Control Act against anti-establishments protesters who demonstrated at the Pathumwan…

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Almost 2,000 COVID-19 infections so far linked to markets – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th February 2021]

The CCSA spokesperson, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin has revealed that 1,815 infections across the country are linked to markets, 90.19% of the cases are vendors, while only 9.81% are customers. He…

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200 underground gambling dens remain operate across Thailand – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th February 2021]

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

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Amphawa is not a new COVID-19 cluster, says Samut Songkhram Governor – Thai PBS World Tonight [9th February 2021]

The governor of Samut Songkhram, Charas Boonnasa, expressed his concern over the CCSA’s announcement of a new cluster of COVID-19 infections, apparently linked to a female pork vendor in Amphawa…

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Fare increase on Green Route train service delayed – Thai PBS World Tonight [9th February 2021]

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. Many commuters who use…

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That which cannot be questioned is always a problem.

“Humans are a nation’s most important resource. Nowadays, everyone is equal, equally neglected as a human resource,” said Inthira Charoenpura, who has often been in the headlines recently, not for…

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Myanmar restaurant in Bangkok supports anti-coup activity – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

As expatriates from Myanmar around the world react to the military’s lightning takeover of their homeland, one restaurant in neighboring Thailand is working a diner at a time to help…

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Disease Control Board greenlight 63-million doses inoculation plan – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

Thailand’s Disease Control Board has approved the COVID-19 vaccine management and distribution plan for 2021. The country’s health minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, said that Thailand will receive 2 million doses of…

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Health officials skeptical about vaccine passports – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

Thai health officials are not convinced about the “vaccine passport” idea, which would allow travellers, who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Thailand without the need to endure 14-days…

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Four Bangkok parties infect nearly 40 people so far – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

Four private parties in Bangkok resulted in several confirmed COVID-19 cases. The CCSA’s deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that despite efforts to maintain control measures, such as social-distancing, masks…

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No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

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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Bangkok districts with no COVID-19 cases for 14 days revealed – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

Bangkok found 18 new cases on Friday (February 5th), bringing the total to 820. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Health Office revealed 18 districts have been without COVID-19 infections for the…

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Getting to know Sputnik V, COVID-19 vaccine developed Russia – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th February 2021]

Russia has been developing its own COVID-19 vaccine, and was a big headline news since it was out fairly quickly, compared to other vaccines last year. Though it was the first,…

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Bangkok districts with highest COVID-19 cases revealed – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th February 2021]

802 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Bangkok during the latest outbreak, with three new infections recorded on Thursday (February 4th). According to the CCSA, Bang Khun Thian district has recorded…

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First doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered a week after arrival in Thailand – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd February 2021]

According to an expert at the National Communicable Disease Committee, Dr. Thawee Chotepittayasunont, Thai people will receive the first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine within a week of the first…

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Private sector in Phuket wants quick, self-funded vaccinations so it can reopen – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd February 2021]

The private sector on Phuket has joined forces to push for a self-funded vaccination program, to inoculate up to 70% of its population, in the hope that the resort island…

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Thai Red Cross is calling for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd February 2021]

The Red Cross is appealing for plasma donations from fully recovered COVID-19 patients, because it may contain the antibodies which can help others infected by the virus. Donors must be…

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Johnson&Johnson seeks to register single-shot vaccine – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd February 2021]

The Food and Drug Administration revealed that Johnson & Johnson is seeking to register its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in Thailand. The deputy secretary-general of the FDA, Dr Surachoke Tangwiwat revealed…

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Vaccinated foreigners may be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st February 2021]

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is considering plans to attract foreign tourists back to Thailand, and may allow vaccinated foreigners to enter the country without the need for 14…

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Interview with Thai business owner in Yangon – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st February 2021]

In light of the military coup in Myanmar and the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai PBS World Tonight interviewed a Thai business owner in Yangon over the phone, to…

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Will schools reopen on February 1st? – Special Interview with Thailand’s Education Minister

Schools in Thailand’s 28 red zone provinces will be allowed to resume onsite learning from February 1st. The country’s education minister, Nataphol Teepsuwan, said that the outbreak is under sufficient…

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The uneasy quiet of Chinatown

Small businesses around Thailand’s tourist attractions are suffering from the absence of foreign visitors, amid the COVID pandemic. As the holiday season is coming, the once-bustling travel hotspots in Bangkok…

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How Rubber Ducks became stars of Thai protests?

These yellow inflatable ducks became stars of the anti-government protests in Thailand. But are there any hidden references?

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Thailand could manufacture COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021

The Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University is expected to begin the first phase of candidate COVID-19 vaccine trials in humans next April. Should the vaccine candidate pass phase 1…

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COVID-19: We must develop conscience to prevent second wave

Thailand has been praised on the international stage for the way it is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent cases, discovered in several provinces, resulting from a group of people who…

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If education 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 kulsantao,…

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Drag queen rides protest wave to push for LGBT rights

Among the young anti-government protesters, there are many members of the LGBTQ community. A drag queen called “Angele Anang” is one of them. She not only fights, what she calls,…

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Thai zombie clothes seller cashes in on threads of the dead

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October 14 Uprising

How a student-led protest in 1973 toppled the authoritarian Thanom regime and ushered in a new political era.

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Unconventional way of celebrating German unification in Thailand

Watch how the coronavirus pandemic has led to an unconventional way of celebrating 30 years of German unification by German Ambassador to Thailand Georg Schmidt

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Healing wheels: 63-year-old skates her way to cancer recovery

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Economic policy and happiness of Thai people

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Meet a young activist at the forefront of Thailand’s latest protests

There have been so many political conflicts in Thailand, and the latest one is being led by a few groups of young people. One leader of which is 23 years…

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Schools in Italy set to reopen on new virus-era reality

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Busan Film Festival postponed due to COVID-19

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การทำงานของไลฟ์การ์ดในช่วงโควิด “Working as a lifeguard during the COVID-19 pandemic”

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Protests 2020: From a political to a generational issue

Reported by Kitipat Chuensukjit Thai PBS World Tonight September 9, 2020

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Thais gather in Bangkok stadium to defend monarchy

Reported by Kitipat Chuensukjit

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High-tech farmers sow seeds of revolution in Dubai desert

The coronavirus pandemic has directly affected countries that depend on importing food and agricultural product. However, United Arab Emirates, Dubai Food Security Committee has come up with the development of…

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Mexican children go back to school through television

In North America continent where the coronavirus still has caused massive damages to many countries. On the other hand, local governments have been trying to come up with plans to…

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“Chao Phraya Sky Park”: Bangkok’s new landmark

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has formally opened a new landmark, the Chao Phraya Sky Park, which straddles the Chao Phraya River, linking Bangkok with its sister city, Thonburi. The…

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Bat samples tested for origin of the novel coronavirus in Thailand

Researchers around the world are trying to confirm the source of the new coronavirus which led to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier research has pointed in the direction of bats as…

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Efficient communications and peace of mind online course

In the modern days social network has played a massive role in our life and has brought us closer together in term of communication and deliver massages. However, as we…

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Being black in the US: “Let me live”

Being black in the US: “Let me live” ThaiPBS World Tonight June 3, 2020

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International protests over George Floyd’s death

International protests over George Floyd’s death ThaiPBS World Tonight June 2 , 2020

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Remote cheering sport system starts in Japan

Remote cheering sport system starts in Japan ThaiPBS World Tonight May 28, 2020

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US protesters demand faster reopening of economy

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Saying “I do” online

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Life even more difficult in crowded communities in Bangkok

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Robot reduces delivery risk in DC, USA

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