Body of missing Thai male model found in Chao Phraya river

The body of a man, believed to be that of missing Thai-Japanese model, Kullapat “Kendo” Pongpraphap, was found this afternoon (Thursday) floating in the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok’s Ratchawong…

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Deadline for arrivals under Thailand’s ‘Test and Go’ scheme may be extended to mid-January

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said today (Thursday) a proposal will be made at the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s meeting tomorrow whether the January 10th deadline, for foreign…

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Pattaya hotels to open as isolation facilities for COVID-19 patients

The administration of Bang Lamung district in Thailand’s Chon Buri province, which includes Pattaya, is making preparations to convert hotels into “hospitels” with a capacity to accommodate 2,500 COVID-19 patients…

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Hopefuls flock to Laksi district office for candidate registration in January 30 by-election

Election candidates from various parties and their supporters showed up in high spirits this morning (Thursday) at Bangkok’s Laksi district office on the first day of candidate registration for the…

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Commerce ministry places 3-month ban on export of live pigs from Thailand

Effective today (Thursday), the export of live pigs from Thailand is banned for three months, after the Commerce Ministry decided yesterday on measures to ease runaway pork prices in the…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 alert level raised to 4 amid increasing infections

Thailand’s COVID-19 alert has been raised from Level 3 to Level 4 today (Thursday), with more restrictive measures to be announced in the near future, according to Public Health Permanent…

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Bangkok’s new wetlands give back life to Mother Nature

As we made our way up the elevated walkway in Benjakitti Forest Park on a late afternoon in December, our eyes were treated to a different kind of Bangkok sunset…

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Major geopolitical challenges in 2022 ‘too big’ for Thailand to handle

As host of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits and Myanmar crisis resolution, Thailand faces major challenges of superpower rivalry and ASEAN centrality in 2022. However, seasoned diplomats fear this Thai…

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Fifth wave of COVID-19 already sweeping through Thailand – Medical Services chief

Thailand is facing the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic sooner than anticipated, with the curve of infections on a steep rise and body temperature scanners installed in most offices…

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Camping on islets, near reservoir banned at Thailand’s Sri Nakarin Dam National Park

The Sri Nakarin Dam National Park, in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi, has banned camping on the banks of the park’s reservoir and on islets inside after it was…

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Thai agriculture ministry considers live pig export ban to control pork price

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives will consult the Commerce Ministry over a temporary ban on the export of live pigs, to ease skyrocketing pork prices which are affecting…

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Fewer people die, injured in Thailand’s road accidents during holidays than past new year

Fewer people died and got injured in road accidents in Thailand during the recent New Year holidays than in the same period last year, with a total of 333 deaths…

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Vaccinations, mutations among reasons why Omicron is less potent, says Thai virologist

Dr. Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, has offered an explanation as to why the Omicron variant…

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Thai government needs one month to decide on new COVID-19 measures

The Thai government will need at least four weeks to assess the latest COVID-19 situation, following the long New Year holidays, after which new infections are expected to surge. It…

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People enjoy a drink at a bar along the popular tourist and nightlife strip Khao San Road in Bangkok on December 10, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Bangkok’s Khao San Road closed for three days for disinfection, COVID-19 testing

Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road, popular among backpacking tourists, will remain closed until tomorrow (Thursday) for its third day of disinfection and COVID-19 screening of staff working in its various…

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COVID cases on the rise in Phuket, 167 Omicron infections detected so far

COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in Thailand’s Phuket province over the past week, with  a total of 167 COVID-19 Omicron variant cases among Thais and foreign tourists being…

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Rare Manta rays found around Thailand’s Rok Islands

People snorkelling in the waters surrounding the Rok Islands in the Andaman Sea, off Thailand’s southern province of Trang, have sighted Manta Rays, a vulnerable species and the largest type…

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Thailand’s National Children Day activities postponed over Omicron concerns

The Thai Ministry of Education has postponed all formal activities planned for the country’s National Children’s Day this Saturday due to COVID-19 Omicron variant concerns, said Education Minister Treenuch Thienthong…

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In this file photo taken on January 06, 2021 supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

January 6 – Lessons from American democracy

A year has elapsed since American democracy was assaulted. Die-hard republican protesters and some extremists invaded the Capitol in Washington DC and forced the world’s most stable democratic symbol into…

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With over 2,000 Omicron cases in Thailand so far, expert predicts beginning of new wave

With over 2,000 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus detected in Thailand to date according to the Ministry of Public Health, the country is entering a new wave of…

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Thailand’s health minister disagrees with plan to reopen pubs on January 16

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has indicated that the reopening of pubs and bars, scheduled for January 16th, may have to be postponed indefinitely as, in several provinces, they…

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File / Beds and items provided to patients in a field hospital set up in the Bangkok Arena indoor multi-purpose sporting venue to accomodate an upsurge in the number of Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the country.

Omicron guidelines set, mild and asymptomatic cases to be isolated at home or state facilities

Thailand’s Medical Services Department has issued a set of guidelines to deal with COVID-19 Omicron variant cases, to ensure the infected are provided with safe and timely treatment. The department…

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Thailand’s schools told to self-assess for COVID-19 risks in managing classes

Thailand’s schools have been instructed to self-assess for COVID-19 risks in managing their classes, in the Ministry of Education’s latest announcement published yesterday (Monday) outlining some measures for schools across the…

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Animal abuse at Khon Kaen zoo sparks outcry on social media

An outcry has been raised on social media after the owner of a zoo in Thailand’s Khon Kaen province posted disturbing pictures, on the zoo’s official Facebook page, of a…

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Ranger dies, 2 seriously injured in insurgent attack on checkpoint in Thailand’s Narathiwat

A paramilitary ranger was killed and two more were seriously injured when heavily armed southern insurgents launched a surprise attack on their road checkpoint, in Ra-ngae district of Thailand’s southern…

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Thailand likely to postpone restart of “Test and Go” scheme until end of January

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will propose that the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) postpones the resumption of entry to Thailand under the “Test and Go” program until end…

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Ubon Ratchathani closes schools, cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms and stadia to stem COVID-19 spread

Citing rising COVID-19 infections in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, Governor Pongrat Phiromrat has ordered the closure of all schools, cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, stadia and sports grounds from…

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Schools in Khon Kaen closed until Jan 14th, National Children’s Day postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

All schools and educational institutes in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Khon Kaen have been ordered to close until January 14th by Governor Somsak Jungtrakul. This Saturday’s National Children’s Day has…

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PM says Thailand will advance based on achievements of last year, despite slowdown in tourist arrivals

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he is confident that 2022 will be a year of the “sustainable extension” of his government’s achievements during the previous year, despite the crises…

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73 people dead, 574 injured in Thailand’s national road carnage on New Year’s Day

73 people were killed and 574 others were injured in 574 road accidents across Thailand on New Year’s Day, as drunk driving was blamed for most of the carnage, according…

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Thai PM agrees to set up a panel of experts to screen lèse majesté cases

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a proposal by the KLA Party to set up a special panel of experts to screen lèse majesté complaints filed with the police,…

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Free COVID-19 tests at Bangkok’s Mor Chit bus and Hua Lamphong railway stations

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the public, until January 3rd, at Mor Chit bus terminal and Hua Lamphong railway station. Disease Control…

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Thailand win Suzuki Cup for record sixth time

Thailand lifted the AFF Suzuki Cup for a record sixth time on Saturday, after a 2-2 draw with Indonesia in the final’s second leg sealed a 6-2 aggregate victory at the…

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Chinese backpacker stranded and homeless in Thailand due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China

A Chinese backpacking tourist, who travelled to Thailand alone to explore the country about two years ago, became stranded, homeless and broke when China suddenly closed its borders to contain…

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Thailand’s New Year road carnage claims 85 deaths and injures 786 in 2 days

Forty-four people died and 426 others were injured in 422 road accidents across the country on the second day of the long New Year long holidays. Total casualties for Wednesday…

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Thai House Speaker complains of too much game playing in parliament

The Speaker of Thailand’s House of Representatives, Chuan Leekpai, has complained about opposition MPs playing games in parliament, causing House meetings to be abruptly suspended due to the lack of…

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OPINION: Thailand and NGOs both need transparency

At the latest Thai cabinet meeting, on Dec 28th, the draft bill on so-called Not-for-Profit Organisations was withdrawn at the last minute. The bill will now be considered after the…

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Thailand’s Maya Bay to open from New Year’s Day under strict conditions

Famous Maya Bay will be open to members of the public from New Year’s Day, but visitors will have to apply in advance and the number is capped at 4,125…

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People fleeing due to fighting between the military and the Karen National Union (KNU) cross a river in Karen state, along the Thai-Myanmar border, on December 25, 2021. / AFP

Fighting subsides as ceasefire talks loom between Myanmar troops and Karen rebels

Fighting between Myanmar government forces and ethnic Karen rebels has subsided, as reports emerge about possible peace talks, to be held after New Year in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw. Sources in…

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39 people die, 362 injured in road accidents on first day of holiday travel

39 people died and 362 others were injured in 362 road accidents nationwide on Wednesday, the first of the “Seven Dangerous Days”, as declared by the Thai Department of Disaster…

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Thailand records 194 more COVID-19 Omicron cases on Wednesday

Omicron variant infections in Thailand increased by 194 yesterday (Wednesday), to 934. Dr. Supakit Sirilak, director-general of the Medical Sciences Department, said today (Thursday) that the new cases include 88…

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More insurance firms face bankruptcy if COVID-19 insurance claims are not scrapped

The Thai General Insurance Association has predicted that more insurance companies may collapse next year, due to the surging number of claims for compensation for COVID-19 infections, if the Omicron…

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A volunteer from the Bangkok Community Help Foundation administering a rapid antigen test, which screens for the Covid-19 coronavirus, to a resident of the Khlong Toei community in Bangkok. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

2021: The year Thailand walked a COVID tightrope of hope and horror

To the disappointment of all Thais, 2021 has been another year of COVID-19 outbreaks. Despite an accelerating mass vaccination drive across the country, the end of the pandemic is not…

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Thailand thump Indonesia 4-0 to take control of AFF Suzuki Cup final

Chanathip Songkrasin scored twice as Thailand closed in on a sixth AFF Suzuki Cup title with a 4-0 thumping of Indonesia in the first leg of the final on Wednesday. The Thai…

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Private and public sectors urged work from home after New Year holidays

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is seeking cooperation from both the public and private sectors by allowing their employees to work from home after the long New Year…

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Thai Health Ministry says cloth face masks effective if worn properly

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is insisting that cloth face masks can protect against the Omicron COVID-19 variant, if they are made of muslin and worn properly. The statement was…

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Police officer killed during seizure methamphetamines in Chiang Mai

A police officer was shot dead by suspected drug traffickers in Fang district of the northern province of Chiang Mai on Tuesday night, as he and his men tried to…

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Tips for safe travel during long New Year holidays

The Thai Department of Health Services is offering tips for safe travel during New Year holidays, especially for protection against COVID-19, including the easily transmissible Omicron variant. Head of the…

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Medical Sciences Department reports total of 739 Omicron cases in Thailand

Confirmed Omicron cases in Thailand have increased to 739, including 488 cases among arrivals from abroad and 251 locally-acquired cases, according to Dr. Supakit Sirilak, director-general of the Medical Services…

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E-commerce, healthcare and beauty services most promising sectors in 2022

Health care, beauty services and E-commerce have been identified as three top-performing businesses for the coming year, as they were this year, in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to…

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Tips for safe travel during long New Year holidays

The Thai Department of Health Services is offering tips for safe travel during New Year holidays, especially for protection against COVID-19, including the easily transmissible Omicron variant. Head of the…

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The Thai economy is heavily dependent on tourism as a major employment generator. Businesses have been hit hard by the prolonged pandemic situation and the fallout of lockdown restrictions since 2020.(Photo by Richard Balog)

2021: Economic recovery stuck in pandemic quicksand

After the sharp economic contraction triggered by the pandemic in 2020, hopes were high that Thailand’s economy would stage a recovery in 2021.  The COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020 had…

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Open-billed stork blamed for F5 plane crash in Lop Buri in early December

Thailand’s Wildlife Forensic Science Centre has identified the large bird which collided with a Royal Thai Force F5 jet, causing it to crash into a rice field in Chai Badan…

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Cloth face masks not recommended against Omicron

Cloth face masks are useless against the Omicron variant and the Thai COVID-19 Information Centre is recommending that people wear three-layer medical masks instead, citing information from a guest professor…

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Grim economic outlook in Thailand if an Omicron outbreak drags on for months

Thai economists have expressed concern that an outbreak of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, if it drags on for a long period, will severely impact Thailand’s economic growth. Amornthep Jawala, assistant…

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Lifting the lid on Thailand’s ‘mystery box’ trend

“Mystery boxes” have become a hot trend in recent months, as COVID-19 spurs a switch to online shopping in Thailand. One influencer, Pimrypie, even managed to sell Bt100 million worth…

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Thai Public Health Ministry to propose working from home in New Year to contain Omicron

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will propose to the cabinet, at its first meeting of the New Year, that it considers resuming working from home, for government officials, as a…

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Several factors make Thais vulnerable to Omicron variant infection

Thai people are at risk of COVID Omicron variant infection, depending on several factors, said Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, chief of the Thai Red Cross Emerging Infectious Diseases Health Science Centre…

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As of December 27, more than 70 percent of the population or 51 million people had received at least one shot. About 63 percent or 45.4 million had received their second shot, while 6.2 million people had been given a booster.

2021: The year mass vaccination injected mass confusion in Thailand 

With over 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thailand, 2021 has been a year of mass vaccination but also frustration and confusion. As the year began, the country…

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Grim worst case for Thailand next year if people lower their guard against COVID-19

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has unveiled bleak pictures of three worst case scenarios in Thailand next year, if the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreads out of control while the…

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Thailand book place in AFF Suzuki Cup final

Thailand booked their place in the AFF Suzuki Cup final for a ninth time in 13 attempts after they held defending champions Vietnam to a goalless draw on Sunday in the…

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All schools in Kalasin municipality closed until December 30th over Omicron concerns

The communicable disease committee in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Kalasin has ordered all schools and educational institutes located in the municipality to close until December 30th, after it was discovered…

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Thailand remains unprepared for another tsunami 17 years after last one – Thai experts

Public disaster experts admitted today (Sunday) that the Thai public is generally unaware of the danger posed by a repeat of a devastating tsunami, like that which struck many countries…

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Utility pole in footbridge in Sattahip district finally removed

Workers from the local electricity authority and a construction company removed a utility pole from a footbridge under construction today (Saturday), in front of a shopping mall in the Sattahip…

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Suspected insurgents killed by Thai government forces in Pattani province

Two suspected southern insurgents were shot dead by Thai government forces during a siege at a house in Thung Yang Daeng district of the restive southern province of Pattani on…

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Thailand considers triple AstraZeneca vaccine regimen to fight Omicron variant

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) is in the process of obtaining information from Oxford University’s lab study, which shows that a three-dose course of AstraZeneca vaccine is effective against the…

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Thai hospitals prepare for COVID outbreaks during New Year mass exodus from cities

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has instructed all hospitals nationally to prepare staff and equipment, including isolation facilities, to cope with the mass movement of people back to…

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Bangkok’s air pollution ranked world’s 14th worst, more PM2.5 expected next week

Air quality in and around Bangkok will get worse over the next seven days, with increasing accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, as Thailand’s capital was placed 14th on…

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Victims of chemical fire in Samut Prakan call compensation offers derisory

Racha Thewa Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO), in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Samut Prakan, is facing widespread criticism over its handling of compensation paid to households around the Ming Dih chemical…

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Over 200 Omicron cases confirmed in Thailand, Kalasin -Udon Thani cluster of concern

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul revealed today (Friday) that 205 Omicron cases have been confirmed in the country to date, with the husband-wife couple in Kalasin province, who recently returned…

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Caution needed when reporting on neighbours

These days, state-owned broadcasters are coming under heavy criticism because of their one-sided remarks and off-the-mark comments. In the past few days, Thailand’s excellent relations with its closest neighbour, the…

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Hundreds of public water dispensers in Bangkok to be removed

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is beginning to dismantle about 400 public water dispensing machines across the city, claiming that most of them are not working due to lack of…

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New Year’s Eve fireworks erupt over the Chao Phraya river during the fireworks show in Bangkok on January 1, 2021. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Bangkok city hall cancels its New Year countdown event, prayer ceremonies

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to cancel the official New Year countdown event and prayer ceremony planned to be held at its Lan Khon Meaung town square and…

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Almost 500 kg of crystal meth seized

Customs officers at Bangkok’s Klong Toey port has seized 193.5 kgs of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice”, hidden in boxing punch bags bound for Australia in Bangkok, with a combined worth…

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Protesters against biomass power plant stage hunger strike

Twelve protesters from Nabon district, in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, began a hunger strike this morning, in front of Government House in Bangkok, to reinforce their demand…

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Israeli tourist who fled quarantine in Bangkok infected with Omicron variant

The Israeli tourist, who escaped from a quarantine facility in Bangkok and travelled to several provinces in Thailand, has been arrested by police on Koh Samui, in the southern province…

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Air pollution in Bangkok, 14 other provinces exceed standard levels, to peak on Saturday

People living in Bangkok and 14 other provinces have been advised to refrain from outdoor activities, such as exercise, from today (Thursday) until Monday, due to worsening air pollution caused…

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Surveys show that most students, parents and teachers want proper schooling to resume, but COVID-19 is still blocking the road back to normal education. (Photo by Robo Wunderkind)

2021: The year that kept students out of school and glued to screens

For millions of students in Thailand, 2021 has been a year of online classes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt their schooling. When virus cases began surging earlier this…

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Khon Kaen province reports its first two Omicron cases

Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jungtrakul announced the detection of the province’s first two Omicron variant cases today (Wednesday), but he asked people in the province not to panic, assuring them…

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Outspoken Thai MP Sira Jenjaka loses status in Constitution Court ruling

Outspoken Palang Pracharat MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka has lost his parliamentary status, after the Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that he was unqualified to contest the election in the…

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Protest leader Jutatip Sirikhan gets 2-month prison term for contempt of court

A core member of Thailand’s anti-establishment group “Redem”, Jutatip “Ua” Sirikhan , was sentenced to two months in prison today (Wednesday), suspended for two years, by the Criminal Court after…

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Israeli tourist escaping quarantine in Bangkok hotel to surrender to police

An Israeli tourist, who escaped from quarantine in Bangkok hotel and travelled to several provinces while the RT-PCR test result was pending, has offered to surrender to Thai police on…

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Fireworks erupt over downtown Bangkok during New Year’s celebrations on January 1, 2020. – Some 100 000 people gathered to welcome the new decade. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Most Thais worried about Omicron during festive period, safety tips offered for celebrations

The Department of Health today (Wednesday) disclosed the result of an opinion survey, conducted by the department between December 1st and 20th, which shows 80% of the respondents are worried…

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Just over 100 Omicron cases detected in Thailand to date, more tests underway

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed today (Wednesday) that Thailand has detected a total of 104 Omicron cases to date, while 34 more COVID-19 infections among Test &…

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Thai star Toon Bodyslam’s new charity run questioned

Thai rock star Artiwara Kongmalai, aka “Toon Bodyslam”, has announced his new charity marathon run, scheduled to take place early next year. The star was hailed by many as a…

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A Thai army soldier (L) stands guard at Democracy Monument as the site of months of anti-government protests is cleaned up a day after the Thai army seized power in Bangkok on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP)

2021 saw fierce battle to change Thai Constitution and junta legacy, but there was only one winner  

Politicians and activists have attempted to change the Thai Constitution repeatedly over the past year, but only one of the 21 amendment bills managed to clear the obstacle course set…

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Thailand’s Chiang Rai province detects first potential Omicron case

Chiang Rai Governor Pasakorn Boonyalak, accompanied by provincial health chief Dr. Watchapong Kamla, announced the first potential Omicron variant case in the province today (Tuesday). The governor said that the…

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Cabinet continues ‘the more you shop the more you get’, co-payment stimulus schemes

The Thai cabinet endorsed the Finance Ministry’s plan to roll out the fourth phase of the popular 50:50 co-payment scheme today (Tuesday), from March until the end of April, according…

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Passengers wearing face masks and a protective suit as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus arriving at the departure terminal of Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Thailand limits arrivals, with ‘Thailand Pass’ applications suspended over Omicron concerns

In a surprise and pre-emptive move, to stem the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), ordered a…

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Thailand may resume quarantine requirement to stem spread of Omicron

The Thai Ministry of Public Health will recommend, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at its meeting this week, that it suspends the “Test and Go” program for…

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Thailand to import 10m doses of Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine for under 12s

Thailand will import 10 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine after the Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) approved its use in 5 to 11 year olds, said Deputy…

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Drinking water plant closed after Siamese fighting fish found in bottle

Health officials in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani have ordered a bottled drinking water plant to suspend operations until it obtains a license from the Thai Food and Drug…

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Utility pole, cables built in the middle of footbridge in Chonburi spark criticism

A utility pole placed in the middle of a footbridge under construction, in front of a shopping centre in Sattahip district of Chonburi province, has resulted in widespread criticism among…

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PM orders humanitarian aid for some 4,000 people fleeing fighting in Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed local officials in Thailand’s western border province of Tak to provide humanitarian aid and temporary shelter to about 4,000 people fleeing the fighting in…

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Trains to begin, terminate at Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong, not Bang Sue, pending study

All train services, which begin and terminate at Bangkok’s central Hua Lamphong railway station, will continue to do so until the completion of a study into the impacts of the…

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Malaysian PM to visit Thailand December 28-30

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob is scheduled to make an official visit to Thailand, from December 28th to 30th, according to an informed government source. The…

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Expert warns of aftershocks after 5.8 magnitude earthquake today in Laos

A structural engineering expert has warned of possible aftershocks in the next few days, following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in the Lao PDR at 4.06am today (Monday), which was also…

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Ex-government chief whip denies involvement in graft in futsal court scandal

Former Thai government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth denied all the charges at the first hearing of the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Officer Holders, in a corruption case involving…

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Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh (L) and Sapsiree Taerattanachai celebrate beating Japan’s Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino after the mixed doubles final badminton match of the BWF World Championships in Huelva, on December 19, 2021. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Thailand’s Dechapol and Sapsiree make history as badminton world champions

Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai, the world’s top ranked mixed doubles team, beat Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino of Japan 2-0 in the finals of the 2021 badminton tournament in…

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First local transmission of Omicron detected in Thailand, 63 cases confirmed so far

Thailand has confirmed a total of 63 Omicron cases to date, with more cases awaiting confirmation, according to Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul. Most of the confirmed and initially detected cases…

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