Politics

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

Fears grow that Ferrari Jo will evade justice as local monk offers him support as a ‘peacekeeper’

August 29, 2021

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Ferrari Joe is being held at Phitsanulok Prison where according to the prison governor Narong Juisei, on Saturday, he spent a stressful first night in… Read More ›

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

Torture death of drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan raises long-held suspicions on police corruption

August 26, 2021

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High profile and wealthy former Police Colonel Thitisan Utthanaphon is on the run as the police zero in on his wealth after a shocking video… Read More ›

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

August 25, 2021

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The baht rallied by 1% on Tuesday along with the stock exchange after it became clear that the Thai government is intent on reopening the… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

Grenade attack on police in Din Daeng leaves 7 officers wounded as up to 8 youths are arrested in police charge

August 21, 2021

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Signal by the police commissioner of a softer tone on Saturday was accompanied by the removal of a container barricade which has been the focus… Read More ›

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

August 17, 2021

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The economy continues to be impacted by extended lockdown measures and trillions of baht lost through the effective closure of the foreign tourism industry. Amid… Read More ›

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

Nattawut may face sedition charges as successful ‘big honk’ rally later gave way to running clashes

August 15, 2021

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Clashes between police riot control squads and young activists well into the evening and past curfew followed an emotional appeal by Sunday’s rally leader, Mr… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

August 13, 2021

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Former cabinet minister and redshirt activist, Nattawut Saikuar, says Sunday’s rally in which car horns will blare during the national anthem calling for Prime Minister… Read More ›

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

Military asked to help quell protests as mob, targeting PM’s home, burn out small roadside police office

August 12, 2021

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Top brass in the armed forces consider how to assist police operations in Bangkok as protest activity becomes more militant and aggressive. The news comes… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

August 11, 2021

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Figures published this week show a strong financial system but a deeply dysfunctional economy plagued by growing inequality. Thailand’s economic problems date back to well… Read More ›

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

August 4, 2021

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The Thai government is facing ever more dismal economic prospects as an export sector leader warns of calamity if firms continue to lose hundreds of… Read More ›

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

Police: truthful reporting not a target as a state official is arrested over false online coup reports in Chachoengsao 

August 2, 2021

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The legal provision approved last week has sparked protests from the media and has damaged further Thailand’s reputation abroad, where the provisions are seen as… Read More ›

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

Anutin promises 10 million doses per month from August as virus wave still rises across Thailand at record levels

July 28, 2021

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With Bangkok and 12 other provinces now in lockdown and record numbers of daily cases still being reported, the Thai PM on Wednesday was marshaling… Read More ›

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

July 27, 2021

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Shocking stories from the streets, a rented room, taxi and even a temple tell us about a crisis and suffering that is more stark and… Read More ›

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

July 23, 2021

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The National Vaccine Security Act 2018, a law passed by the National Legislative Assembly, appears to have been the template for the government’s incoherent vaccine… Read More ›

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

PM says Thailand will reopen fully to foreign tourism as infections and deaths continue to rise daily

July 22, 2021

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General Prayut asked top CEOs to work with the government and try to avoid conflict at this time. He said cooperation between all parties was… Read More ›

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

July 19, 2021

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The Royal Thai Navy insists, however, that talks with its Chinese counterparts on the programme will continue and that it is necessary for Thailand’s strategic… Read More ›

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

Violent clashes in Bangkok as protesters targeted Prime Minister Prayut over the rising virus crisis

July 19, 2021

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The protest was called off after 6.30 pm after violent clashes with police lines as protesters burned effigies of Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha and… Read More ›

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

July 18, 2021

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Fears for Thailand’s critical vaccination campaign which now looks like it will fall well short of the government’s target to vaccinate 70% of the population… Read More ›

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

Economic fears rising as Thailand faces a bigger crisis than 1997 with rising job losses and debt

July 13, 2021

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Any growth at all now for 2021 is questionable as the head of the Public Debt Management Office suggests the government may be able to… Read More ›