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Court spares former Thai PM Yingluck from having to pay compensation for the rice deal scandal – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd April 2021]

The Central Administrative Court ruled today that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pay 35-billion-baht compensation to the state for…

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Coffins to skateboards – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

From a final and eternal resting place, to a speedy way of getting around! A Thai coffin-maker is now turning wooden Buddhist caskets into skateboards. Over the years, hordes of…

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Thailand’s “James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of the limestone karst towers, which make up the chain of islands,…

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UN-OHCHR calling on Southeast Asian governments to provide refuge for asylum seekers from Myanmar – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on governments of Southeast Asian countries to provide protection to people fleeing violence and persecution in…

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Home Away: Adrian Van de Velde, Australian Advertising Film Director [Part 1]

An Australian advertising film-director talks about his extensive experience with the Thai film industry and how the country has retained the position as a regional film production hub.   Home…

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Thailand’s labour market shows signs of recovery – Thai PBS World Tonight [31st March 2021]

Thailand’s labour demand in February this year showed signs of recovery, after a 24.65% increase from the lowest-point average during the first COVID-19 outbreak in April 2020 and the second…

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Thailand to reopen in four phases beginning April 1st – Thai PBS World Tonight [31st March 2021]

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

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What do Thais think about Tom Yum Gung’s nomination on UNESCO’s list – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

Thai cabinet has approved the proposal from The Cultural ministry to nominate Tom Yum Gung, the Thai hot spicy and sour soup with shrimp, to be listed on UNESCO’s intangible…

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Thai government denies pushing back Myanmar civilians at the border – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

The Foreign Affairs ministry has denied reports that the Thai government has pushed back Myanmar civilians that fled conflict across the border into the country. The statement published by the…

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Thanathorn denies defaming Thai monarchy during livestream on vaccine acquisition – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

Leader of Thailand’s Progressive Movement, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, went to Nang Loeng police station this morning, to acknowledge lèse majesté charges over his Facebook live commentary, during which he questioned the…

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“Miss Grand Myanmar 2020” to remain in Thailand for her safety – Thai PBS World Tonight [29th March 2021]

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, Thaw Nandar Aung, aka Han Lay, has indicated that she may have to spend more time in Thailand, before returning to her home country, as the…

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Anti-government protests gather at Pathumwan intersection – Thai PBS World Tonight [29th March 2021]

Anti-government protesters gathered at the MBK skywalk at Pathumwan intersection since 5pm on Monday, to demand the release of their leaders, including a number of protesters who were arrested during…

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You write your own destiny – Dr. Karndee Leopairote

“I have to tell you that I am an achiever.” This is how female CEO, Dr. Karndee Leopairote, who has been considered the ideal “working woman” for many Thais, defines…

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Recycling plant in Prachin Buri razed, damage estimated at millions of baht – Thai PBS World Tonight [26th March 2021]

A recycling plant, owned by Vasansipaphon Trading in Prachin Buri province, caught on fire yesterday afternoon. No fatalities were reported, but the damage is estimated in the tens of millions…

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Thailand investigates a post-COVID-19 inoculation death – Thai PBS World Tonight [26th March 2021]

Thailand reported the first COVID-19 vaccine recipient death, prompting Thai public health officials to investigate the cause of the fatality.  Vice Minister of Public Health, Dr. Sophon Mekthon, said that…

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Walk-A-Tif: The Story of Henri Dunant Road

Henri Dunant Road was originally called “Sanam Ma” Road. It was renamed in 1965, after the International Federation of the Red Cross proposed the change, to celebrate the centenary of…

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Supreme Court orders Pareena to stop performing duty as a legislator – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

The Criminal Division for Political Office Holders of the Supreme Court has ordered Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, to stop performing her duties as a legislator from…

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Hotel in Sukhothai revamped into dinosaur-themed barbecue restaurant – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

Imagine having dinner with the prehistoric animal at sunset, this hotel in Sukhothai province makes it somewhat a reality. The Sabai Sabai hotel, located near Sukhothai airport, has revamped itself…

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WHO revealed that pregnant women can be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

Experts of the World Health Organisation revealed that pregnant women can be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines approved by the WHO, as the vaccine testing has not shown evidence that such…

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Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

The Thai cabinet endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, Tom Yum Gung, for inclusion on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Government deputy spokesperson, Ms. Traisulee…

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Third phase of consumer co-payment scheme expected in May – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is working on the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, which is expected to be launched in May, to boost domestic consumption. Ms. Kulaya Tantitemit, director…

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PM vows to combat corruption on OECD forum – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha made a speech for the opening ceremony of the 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, held in Paris, where he addressed their success on…

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Former educator heads back into classroom to help daughter who has cancer – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

Many may say that a mother’s love is endless and that proves to be quite true with this veteran educator in Sadao district of Songkla province who has stepped up…

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Prachathai to sue police for firing rubber bullets, injuring reporter – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

Thai online news outlet Prachathai is to file a lawsuit against the police, after their reporter was hit with rubber bullets during Saturday’s protests. Prachathai’s reporter, Sarayuth Tangprasert, was reportedly…

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“Sandbox” travel bubble model to be proposed this Friday – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

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

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Mango growers complain of low prices and fewer export orders due to COVID-19 – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd March 2021]

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

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Thailand ranked 48th on World Happiness Report – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd March 2021]

Thailand has been ranked 48th in the World Happiness Report 2021, the same as last year. Finland remains in top position, followed by Iceland and Denmark. Of the 95 countries…

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Never say NO to opportunities – Patchari Raksawong

“The opportunity to shake Aung San Suu Kyi’s hand and take a selfie with her… That was a surreal moment.” In 2019, Patchari Raksawong took on the role as the…

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok Part 2

Thai society is diverse, people of different faiths live together peacefully. For example, this Charoenkrung neighborhood where the faithful of 3 religions have co-existed for more than a century. Have…

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Rare pink dolphins spotted in Thailand’s Mu Ko Ang Thong national park – Thai PBS World Tonight [19th March 2021]

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

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CCSA confirms dry Songkran but no travel restrictions – Thai PBS World Tonight [19th March 2021]

The CCSA confirmed that the Songkran celebrations next month will be dry, with no water splashing, no concerts, no foam parties or daubing of face powder. However, the traditional water…

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Palm oil fronds raking in revenue despite low Palm oil prices – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th March 2021]

Palm oil has been an important economic crop in Thailand since the 1930s. Most plantations are located in the south of the country. So, when demand began to decrease, and…

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Thai PM orders independent panel to resolve Ban Bangkloi land conflict – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th March 2021]

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

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Health minister expects first batch of Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine in June – Thai PBS World Tonight [17th March 2021]

The Ministry of Public Health is expected to receive the first batch of Thai-made AstraZeneca vaccine from Siam Bioscience about 3 months after an AstraZeneca representative inspected the Thai pharmaceutical…

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Trained sniffer dogs to detect asymptomatic COVID-19 cases – Thai PBS World Tonight [16th March 2021]

Sniffer dogs, specially trained to detect people infected with COVID-19 who do not exhibit symptoms, will soon be sent to international airports and seaports to help identify asymptomatic cases among…

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120 km/hr speed limit on Asia Highway effective April 1st – Thai PBS World Tonight [16th March 2021]

From April 1st, the Asia Highway (Highway 32) will be Thailand’s first road with the new upper speed limit of 120 km/hr. The 50 kilometer stretch of dual carriageway runs…

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Thai PM finally inoculated with AstraZeneca vaccine – Thai PBS World Tonight [16th March 2021]

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was inoculated yesterday morning (March 16th), the first AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine dose administered in Thailand, after postponement from last Friday. The government broadcasted the inoculation via…

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Drug suspect’s cats seized in raid – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th March 2021]

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

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COVID-19 alert over Bang Khae market cluster – Thai PBS World Tonight [15th March 2021]

The Bang Khae market COVID-19 cluster has, so far, increased to 107 infections in Bangkok, Suphan Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi and Samut Sakhon. The CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan…

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You are more than just your beauty – Amanda Obdam

“When you think of someone beautiful in Thailand, they have to be skinny, to be white and have long hair, and everyone thinks that way.” Miss Universe Thailand 2020, Amanda…

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Walk-A-Tif: Multicultural Society in Bangkok

Charoenkrung is one of the best known multicultural areas of Bangkok. This creative district is home to the most active art and cultural scene in town. It is located along…

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Core leaders of Ratsadorn group denied bail once again – Thai PBS World Tonight [12th March 2021]

Core leaders of the anti-government Ratsadon group, namely Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Jatupat Boonpatara-raksa aka Pai Daodin, and Piyarat “Toto” Jongthep have been denied bail once again. The…

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Inoculation of PM and cabinet ministers postponed – Thai PBS World Tonight [12th March 2021]

The COVID-19 vaccination of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and 36 cabinet ministers, which was scheduled for today at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, has been postponed. This came after reports…

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Durian toast for Durian season – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th March 2021]

Durian season is coming, and who doesn’t love durian? This food shop in Ban Pong district of Ratchaburi province has created “durian custard toast” for customers who love the pungent…

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Thailand to raise national speed limits on highways and rural roads – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th March 2021]

The departments of Highways and of Rural Roads are surveying roads across the country to determine which higher speed limits will be allowed on which roads. The Ministry of Transport…

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Drafting new charter approved but still requires a referendum – Thai PBS World Tonight [11th March 2021]

The Constitutional Court today ruled that Parliament is constitutionally empowered to draft a new constitution but that a referendum needs to be held to get prior public consent. The much-awaited…

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Push to reopen Maya Bay – Thai PBS World Tonight [10th March 2021]

Maya Bay, one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been closed to visitors since mid-2018, due to over-tourism. The province is…

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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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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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