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Official rejects reported claims by a Danish expert that Covid-19 may have originated in Thailand

Official rejects reported claims by a Danish expert that Covid-19 may have originated in Thailand

February 25, 2021

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A report in the respected Danish newspaper Politiken claimed that WHO expert, Dr Thea Kølsen Fischer, is studying closely the links between the virus, which… Read More ›

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

Clubhouse a new headache for Thai authorities as it becomes a home to the Progressive Movement

February 24, 2021

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Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, deposed by the 2006 military coup, will soon appear on the network after he told a Bangkok seminar on Valentine’s… Read More ›

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

Top virologist urges Thais to embrace vaccines as the road back to normal with first doses flying in this week

February 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Most Thai people are adamant that foreigners must be vaccinated while a combined 57.44% think it should be free to expats who pay taxes in… Read More ›

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

Government wins censure motion with ease looking like it will run a full term despite multiple crises

February 20, 2021

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Since it came into power in the summer of 2019, the second government of Prayut Chan ocha has been beset by economic difficulties and a… Read More ›

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

Industry leaders and central bank all warn that foreign tourism must return to avoid a collapse

February 19, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Uncertainty looms as the Thai government, like its counterparts across the world, is facing an economic crisis that is growing with economic projections for GDP… Read More ›

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

Dutchman arrested as he tried to board a plane to the Netherlands while under ฿100 million probe

February 16, 2021

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Details of the case were outlined by Police Major General Charin Kopata of the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau Division 5 on Monday. The Dutchman was… Read More ›

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

Door closing on quick foreign tourism return as economic recovery is delayed to the end of 2022

February 15, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai economic planners are still hoping for mass foreign tourism to return in the last quarter of 2021 but the projected numbers for visitors are… Read More ›

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

Police Chief defends officers after Saturday’s riots in Bangkok saying all will face charges in court

February 15, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Violence and mayhem seen in the heart of Bangkok. Events on Saturday clearly shows a more aggressive approach from the student-led protest movement which vowed… Read More ›

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

Thailand- the first large country with a fertility problem yet without wealth to easily fund healthcare for the old

February 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The kingdom’s economy will have to begin adapting its stance to cope with more old people and less working adults while still remaining a relatively… Read More ›

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

Top model agency unmasked for sexually abusing thousands of young children in Thailand by DSI

February 12, 2021

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The arrest of a man in May last year linked to a photo supplied by Australian police gave officers the breakthrough that led to yesterday’s… Read More ›

Coup boss writes to Prayut for support as UK man with Chinese partner flees troubled Myanmar 

Coup boss writes to Prayut for support as UK man with Chinese partner flees troubled Myanmar 

February 10, 2021

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UK teacher Ian Richmond emerged from Myanmar on Tuesday after a 5-day incommunicado journey from Tachileik in Shan State culminating in a 20-minute crossing by… Read More ›

Thai Airways seeking business rehabilitation plan that has the unanimous support of it’s creditors

Thai Airways seeking business rehabilitation plan that has the unanimous support of it’s creditors

February 9, 2021

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Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has oversight of a government committee monitoring the progress of the board of Thai Airways International as it seeks… Read More ›

Top Thai official says vaccine passports are legally a matter for the WHO under international law

Top Thai official says vaccine passports are legally a matter for the WHO under international law

February 8, 2021

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Pragmatic assessment by the man tasked with fighting Covid-19 in Thailand as he emphasised the significance of the World Health Organisation in reopening global borders… Read More ›

Drinks giant Thai Beverage to resume expansion with Singapore IPO for Asean regional beer operation

Drinks giant Thai Beverage to resume expansion with Singapore IPO for Asean regional beer operation

February 7, 2021

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Latest move sees the huge Thai drinks conglomerate move to power faster and deeper expansion in ASEAN and Southeast Asia to tap into a growing… Read More ›

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

Refloat of foreign tourism in the 2nd half of 2021 with vaccines pushed by minister and industry for the sector

February 7, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Determined plan being pushed by the Phuket Tourist Association on the holiday island to vaccinate 70% of the population itself using the Sinovac vaccine from… Read More ›

Australian arrested in Myanmar as coup takes on significance for US Chinese rivalry in the region

Australian arrested in Myanmar as coup takes on significance for US Chinese rivalry in the region

February 6, 2021

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The Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, visited Myanmar in mid-January and praised the military there for its work in the ‘national revitalisation’ of the country.… Read More ›

Baht losing against the dollar as vaccination success hopes in the United States grow stronger

Baht losing against the dollar as vaccination success hopes in the United States grow stronger

February 5, 2021

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There may soon be even more pressure on the Thai government to push for a speedier vaccine drive. So far, the government of Prayut Chan… Read More ›

Murder charge for 19 year old who barrelled down elderly 84-year-old Thai man in San Francisco

Murder charge for 19 year old who barrelled down elderly 84-year-old Thai man in San Francisco

February 4, 2021

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Vicha Ratanapakdee’s daughter Kim told reporters that her father had followed her to the United States after she met her American husband to help take… Read More ›

Key bank committee votes to keep interest rates steady but warns of economic risks short-term

Key bank committee votes to keep interest rates steady but warns of economic risks short-term

February 4, 2021

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A top official with Standard Chartered Bank in Thailand agreed there was no need to move on interest rates now but felt it may still… Read More ›

Top boss Heinecke: vaccines the ‘single ray of hope’ for the country’s battered tourism sector

Top boss Heinecke: vaccines the ‘single ray of hope’ for the country’s battered tourism sector

February 3, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In a two page letter sent to the Prime Minister’s Office in Bangkok last Thursday, the American-born businessman, one of the kingdom’s most successful executives,… Read More ›