10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of February 2, 2021
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  • Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

    Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to make little from growing the herb, experts say. Last year, Thailand removed cannabis and hemp leaves from its list of banned narcotics (seeds and buds remain banned). Individuals are still...
  • Thai tourism ministry proposes vaccine program in 5 tourism hotspots

    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 Ratchakitprakarn, said that the ministry has proposed 50,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines be allocated to people in the tourism businesses...
  • 319 Thais injected with Sinovac vaccine on Sunday, no severe side effects case yet

    Altogether 319 Thais, including Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, were given Sinovac vaccine injections on Sunday and, so far, there has not been a single case of severe side effects. CCSA spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin ,who was among the 319 vaccinated group, said today (Monday) that the 200,000 doses of...
  • Thai PM defends the police use of force at Sunday protest

    Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the police’s use of force to quell an increasingly violent protest by anti-establishment movement, in front of the First Infantry Battalion of the First Infantry Regiment of the Royal Guards, in Bangkok’s Bangkhen district, on Sunday night. "The group advanced into police’s area...
  • Many injured and one dies of heart attack during violent protest in Bangkok Sunday night

    Ninety police were injured and one died of a heart attack in clashes between anti-riot police and Free Youth protesters, known as the “Redem” (Restart Democracy), near an army unit in Bangkok’s Bangkhen district on Sunday night. 27 of the injured police were hospitalized while 22 protesters have been detained...
District police chief removed after Ratsadon group hang monarchy reform banner at police station

District police chief removed after Ratsadon group hang monarchy reform banner at pol...

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports of five new COVID-19 infections

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports o...

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of February 2, 2021
District police chief removed after Ratsadon group hang monarchy reform banner at police station

District police chief removed after Ratsadon group hang monarchy reform banner at pol...

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

ASEAN calls for “return to normalcy” in Myanmar after coup

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports of five new COVID-19 infections

Parents in Mae Sot district rush to collect children from schools following reports o...

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

59 areas in Bangkok and its suburbs affected by excessive PM2.5 dust

World

Bali kicks off drive-thru virus jabs for hospitality workers

Indonesian resort island Bali has launched a drive-thru vaccination campaign targeting thousands of hospitality workers, as the popular tourist destination...

Politics

Corrections Department files lèse majesté charge against suspects accused of torching the King’s portrait

Thailand’s Corrections Department has lodged a complaint with Prachachuen police, seeking legal action against a group of people who torched...

Top Stories of 2020

Profiles

Thai MP Sira courting controversy but flirting with disaster

Although new to Parliament, Sira Jenjaka has lost no time in stealing the limelight from veteran MPs – drawing publicity...
Although new to Parliament, Sira Jenjaka has drawn publicity for his outspoken views, belligerent talk and ability to take centre stage in one controversy after another.

Around Thailand

Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to...

Asean

Bali kicks off drive-thru virus jabs for hospitality workers

Indonesian resort island Bali has launched a drive-thru vaccination campaign targeting thousands of hospitality workers, as the popular tourist destination...

Opinions

Cabinet shake-up brings headache for PM Prayut, opportunity for Thamanat

A Feb 24 Criminal Court verdict has placed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a situation he was dreading — the...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Art “Events” in Bangkok’s Creative District you can visit in March

As travelling abroad is still off limits, here are some ideas for escapes into culture and art  The pandemic has...

Business

Multipurpose marijuana could light up another economic engine for Thailand 

Marijuana could generate up to Bt8 billion for Thailand’s pharmaceutical industry over the next five years, but farmers stand to...

Highlights of the week

PM has defused one big bomb, but faces more

Although Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appears to be sailing out of a big storm, his ship will still remain in...
The Super Poll result carries a truthful warning for Prayut: Keep this Cabinet line-up intact at your own risks.

Political Pulse

Somsak on leaderless protests: It’s not a good idea

March 1, 2021: An iconic figure for the anti-establishment movement has warned against staging political protests without leaders, insisting that...
Somsak has warned against staging political protests without leaders, insisting that those wanting changes should "go home, regroup and start over."

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