Numerous schools in and around Bangkok closed Wednesday due to flooding

A number of schools and universities in Bangkok and its suburbs are closed today (Wednesday), due to heavy flooding in many areas of the capital following heavy rain overnight. Kasetsart…

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980 primary schools in Nakhon Ratchasima suspend on-site classes due to COVID-19

A total of 980 primary schools, or 70% of all the schools in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, have suspended on-site classes in favour of online learning after clusters…

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

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

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Bus services on all southern routes in Thailand suspended until July 25th

Thailand’s state-run Transport Company has suspended operations on all southern bus routes, from 11pm tonight (Saturday) until July 25th, in line with the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) decision…

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Hospitals in Bangkok suspend COVID-19 tests as they run out of beds for the infected

Several hospitals in Bangkok have suspended PCR swab tests because they are concerned that, if some test positive for COVID-19, they will have no beds to accommodate them. Others have…

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Amnesty urges Thailand to suspend custodial remand of suspects to contain COVID-19 spread

Amnesty International (AI) Thailand has asked the Thai Ministry of Justice to ease congestion in prisons quickly, by suspending the remanding of suspects into custody, to curb the spread of…

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PM Prayut hints at suspending public transport to curb virus spread

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted today that he might order a scale-down or suspension of public transport if the rate of new COVID-19 infections does not show a sustained…

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Palang Pracharat MP Krungsrivilai suspended from performing MP duties

Former movie star-turned-politician Krungsrivilai Suthinphuek was suspended from performing his duties as an MP today, by the Supreme Court for Election Cases, for alleged vote buying. The Supreme Court issued…

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Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Convicted Pheu Thai MP Nawat Tohcharoensook has been suspended from performing duties as a member of parliament by the Constitutional Court, pending a ruling on his parliamentary status. The Constitutional…

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Call for appointment of new set of national human rights commissioners

Human rights advocacy groups are demanding that a completely new national human rights commission be appointed after the recent resignation of two commissioners, leaving only three still in the office….

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PM asks for cooperation in reducing number of diesel-powered vehicles on streets

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today sought assistance from the owners of diesel powered private cars asking them to avoid the use of their vehicles, except when absolutely necessary, until…

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Park department agrees to suspend road upgrade project after protest by green groups

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has yielded to pressure from environment groups by deciding to put on hold a project to upgrade a road leading to…

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Ill-fated passenger van overloaded and GPS system switched off

The ill-fated passenger van which crashed, killing nine Myanmar migrant workers in Kampahaeng Phet Sunday, was overloaded and its GPS system switched offf, said the Kamphaeng Phet provincial land transport…

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