Politics

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

No limit on borrowing as Somkid plots the biggest stimulus package yet to address the virus crisis

March 27, 2020

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BANGKOK: Deputy Prime Minister Somkid, however, did warn that the Thai economy needs to get back to work as soon as possible. He said the… Read More ›

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

Minister of Public Health Anutin in another mishap as he appeared to criticise health workers in Thailand

March 27, 2020

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BANGKOK: The 53-year-old is no stranger to politics and high office having first served as an advisor to Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Prachuap Chaiyasan from… Read More ›

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

24-hour curfew in the works as the government puts curbs on national travel with checkpoints on roads

March 26, 2020

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BANGKOK: Checkpoints have been set up on the roads around Bangkok and throughout the country, while ticket sales for national bus routes have been suspended… Read More ›

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

Emergency centre led by the Prime Minister takes power on Thursday to fight the Covid 19 virus in Thailand

March 25, 2020

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BANGKOK: There will now only be one source of information and orders coming from the government beginning on Thursday. This will be through an Emergency… Read More ›

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

March 24, 2020

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BANGKOK: The government today has announced a state of emergency to come into effect on Thursday next giving the government sweeping powers to control the… Read More ›

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

UK Ambassador warns that links with home may be disrupted for many months as Thailand closes its borders

March 21, 2020

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BANGKOK: Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday saw its lowest level of passengers since it opened. There were less than 10,000 arrivals on over 190 flights, some… Read More ›

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

Protests rumble on with raised stakes as the virus undermines fragile public confidence even further as fears grow

March 16, 2020

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KHON KAEN: Students who turned up in large numbers at Khon Kaen University on Saturday evening heard leaders condemn the government for mishandling the coronavirus… Read More ›

Democrat Party to review government role after rumpus this week over face mask profiteering

Democrat Party to review government role after rumpus this week over face mask profiteering

March 14, 2020

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BANGKOK: Thailand’s Prime Minister has pointed to an intensive investigation and has promised that no one will be protected as the government seeks answers. He… Read More ›

Thai Deputy PM Anutin warns the public to be wary of dirty white western tourists who don’t shower

Thai Deputy PM Anutin warns the public to be wary of dirty white western tourists who don’t shower

March 13, 2020

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CHIANG MAI: The Minister of Public Health described how on his recent visit to Chiang Mai he observed almost no Chinese visitors except for western… Read More ›

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

March 6, 2020

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BANGKOK: A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health Dr Rungrueng Kitphati confirmed that the quarantine requirement applied to all passengers from the high-risk countries… Read More ›

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

Prayut to meet the people as former minister lashes out at the current government’s ‘multi crisis’ economy

March 5, 2020

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BANGKOK: General Prayut has appointed a senior advisor and Puttipong Punnakanta, the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, to assist him in getting his message… Read More ›

Government to use disease control areas for returning Thais from South Korea with symptoms of the virus

Government to use disease control areas for returning Thais from South Korea with symptoms of the virus

March 4, 2020

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BANGKOK: Foreigners seeking clarification on the order published yesterday by the Minister of Public Health on social media designating 11 states and territories as high-risk… Read More ›

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

Strong indications that Thailand will introduce high-risk zones and mandatory quarantine orders

March 4, 2020

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BANGKOK: There is no time to lose as migrant Thai workers from South Korea pack their bags and begin returning home through Thai airports. The… Read More ›

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

Pheu Thai MP calls on Prime Minister to resign as index shows a collapse in business confidence to a 9 year low

March 3, 2020

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BANGKOK: The Prime Minister had a busy day on Monday with unconfirmed press reports hinted that a big announcement was in the offing. On Sunday,… Read More ›

Government adopts a carrot and stick approach to student protests with the first coronavirus death in Thailand

Government adopts a carrot and stick approach to student protests with the first coronavirus death in Thailand

March 1, 2020

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BANGKOK: Efforts by public health ministry officials to persuade student activists to call off the rallies to help fight the Convid 19 virus spread in… Read More ›

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

MPs warned of an economic colony as opposition zeroed in on Thailand’s impaired relationship with China

February 28, 2020

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BANGKOK: Criticism of Thailand’s relationship with China over the Mekong River was rebutted by the Foreign Affair Minister Don Pramudwinai who described the relationship between… Read More ›

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

Police monitoring a network of rolling pro-democracy flash mobs in schools and universities this week

February 27, 2020

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BANGKOK: On Wednesday afternoon, students from schools and universities came together to protest for changes to the Thai constitution to allow for greater democracy following… Read More ›

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

Police considering action against former Future Forward MP Pannika Wanich over startling claims

February 24, 2020

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BANGKOK: The combative Ms Pannika gave a detailed account of her claims which were featured in online videos yesterday circulated on Twitter and Facebook in… Read More ›

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

Thai health boss strongly warns against public protests or political gatherings at this critical time

February 22, 2020

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Dr Thanarak also said that if the situation continues to worsen in Italy, passengers from that country may also have to be screened. He again… Read More ›

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

Future Forward Party dissolved – leadership banned from politics by Constitutional Court order

February 21, 2020

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A clear verdict by the Constitutional Court spells the end of the road for the Future Forward Party which stormed to 81 seats in the… Read More ›