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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 ›

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

PM plays clips to parliament to defend himself against media ‘distortion’ of gambling claims

February 17, 2021

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‘To those who accused me of receiving benefits, I insist that I never received a single baht. I don’t want any involvement with dirty money.… 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

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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 ›

Protesters on Saturday clashed violently with police in Bangkok as new tactics have emerged

Protesters on Saturday clashed violently with police in Bangkok as new tactics have emerged

February 14, 2021

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A Reuters report on Sunday highlighted riot police beating what appeared to be a man in a yellow medics vest while a doctors group condemned… Read More ›

Protests, opposition against the jailing of activists under Article 112 grows as four leaders are held

Protests, opposition against the jailing of activists under Article 112 grows as four leaders are held

February 13, 2021

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The detentions this week ordered by the Criminal Court of four protest leaders and the ongoing prosecution of 40 young student activists has sparked rising… Read More ›

Phuket’s plan to self vaccinate on hold as Interior Ministry orders private sector out of vaccine deals

Phuket’s plan to self vaccinate on hold as Interior Ministry orders private sector out of vaccine deals

February 11, 2021

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On Tuesday, the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul made it clear that no vaccine firm will deal with either local authorities or business interests… 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 ›

Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

Pro-democracy protests resume in Bangkok with 4 protest leaders jailed after being refused bail in court

February 10, 2021

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The four face charges of Lèse-majesté and sedition under Article 112 and 116 of the criminal code. The Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau,… 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 ›

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

Small bomb devices explode outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok as anti-coup protests grow in Yangon

February 9, 2021

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Bomb blast in Bangkok comes as the military in Myanmar work to embed their position amid growing resistance on the streets but also desperate calls… 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 ›

Public Health minister suggests the kingdom’s vaccination plans are not tied to vaccine production here

Public Health minister suggests the kingdom’s vaccination plans are not tied to vaccine production here

February 5, 2021

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Change of tack: the comments by the Deputy Prime Minister had a different emphasis from those of Dr Sophon Mekthon, the Chairman of the vaccination… Read More ›

US and UK show a way to end vaccine nightmare says top doctor urging vaccination for ‘herd immunity’

US and UK show a way to end vaccine nightmare says top doctor urging vaccination for ‘herd immunity’

February 3, 2021

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Thailand now appears ready to go all-in on a vaccine programme while the AstraZeneca vaccine still remains the only approved jab. This week, the Chairman… Read More ›

Court throws out witness evidence against three UDD members charged with soldier’s deaths in 2010

Court throws out witness evidence against three UDD members charged with soldier’s deaths in 2010

February 2, 2021

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Verdict recalls the horror of April and May 2010 in Bangkok. The charges related to the killing of 5 on-duty soldiers with the 2nd Infantry… Read More ›

Minister positive about the kingdom’s finances and economy as it weathers the Covid-19 storm

Minister positive about the kingdom’s finances and economy as it weathers the Covid-19 storm

February 1, 2021

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Underlying figures for the economy in December 2020 were quite positive and showed recovering economic momentum despite the setback of the 2nd wave which hit… Read More ›

Military coup in Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi held with scores of leading political figures arrested by troops 

Military coup in Myanmar. Aung San Suu Kyi held with scores of leading political figures arrested by troops 

February 1, 2021

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The United States, through White House spokesperson Jen Psaki, has issued a stern warning to the coup makers saying it will ‘take action’ unless civilian… Read More ›

Thanathorn ordered by a court to erase vaccine comments online as a danger to national security

Thanathorn ordered by a court to erase vaccine comments online as a danger to national security

February 1, 2021

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The latest move against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit highlights the critical and sensitive nature of the country’s vaccination programme, at this time, as well as ongoing concern… Read More ›

Covid-19 vaccination plan to proceed in February although timescales are have not been made clear yet

Covid-19 vaccination plan to proceed in February although timescales are have not been made clear yet

January 31, 2021

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Polls on Sunday show the public is sceptical. 83% are worried about the potential side effects. Uncertainty also abounds about the timeline to complete the… Read More ›

Call from Washington hints at a bigger role in US foreign policy plans in the Asia Pacific region

Call from Washington hints at a bigger role in US foreign policy plans in the Asia Pacific region

January 31, 2021

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Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai is confident of an improved US Thai relationship after a phone conversation last Thursday with newly confirmed Secretary of State… Read More ›