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Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

May 14, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Liquidity in the banking system decreased by 70% from May 2020 to March 2021 with the latest figures from the first quarter of this year… Read More ›

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

Trade pact with Hong Kong as Thailand negotiates both Chinese and new western trade relationships

May 12, 2021

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The development, over the weekend, to postpone the decision on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) must be looked at both from… Read More ›

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

May 10, 2021

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In April, the ever-controversial Chuwit Kamolvisit revealed he had published a report on Thailand’s prostitution industry for his Thammasat University thesis 10 years ago and… Read More ›

Thamanat gets all-clear from the Constitutional Court in relation to Australian drug allegations

Thamanat gets all-clear from the Constitutional Court in relation to Australian drug allegations

May 6, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The court ruled that the MP and cabinet minister has not been convicted or sentenced for an applicable offence in Thailand and therefore his election… Read More ›

Top court agency demands police probe of actions of REDEM protesters on Sunday night in Bangkok

Top court agency demands police probe of actions of REDEM protesters on Sunday night in Bangkok

May 4, 2021

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Defiant protesters on Sunday returned to confrontational tactics with police in Bangkok as they protested at the Criminal Court’s persistent refusal to grant bail to… Read More ›

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

May 2, 2021

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

Despite the assurance of unity this week from government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, there is tension at a political level both within parliament and even among… Read More ›

Wave of calamity scuppers any foreign tourism recovery with even 7% of visitors now in doubt

Wave of calamity scuppers any foreign tourism recovery with even 7% of visitors now in doubt

April 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Heavy hand of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reintroduces 14 day quarantine period for all visitors after May 6th as the campaign to… Read More ›

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

April 27, 2021

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The move comes as the clamour for Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul to resign mounts, with an online petition, launched… Read More ›

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

April 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, speaking on Clubhouse, urged the government to work with business leaders and offered to reach out to international leaders himself on Monday… Read More ›

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

April 15, 2021

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The growing third wave of the virus has just begun to present the Thai government with perhaps its greatest challenge yet as it stands ready… Read More ›

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

April 14, 2021

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Activist groups are calling for answers as the extent of the third wave of the virus becomes clear and with a key House of Representatives… Read More ›

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

Bangkok MP will call to account cabinet ministers who he claims were at a Thong Lor nightlife spot

April 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The rising third wave of the virus has seen some Bangkok hospitals run out of beds for Covid-19 patients with them also halting testing for… Read More ›

Deputy PM and  Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

Deputy PM and Public Health Minister Anutin photographed without a face mask at party event

April 7, 2021

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The controversial Minister of Public Health was the first person in Thailand to be vaccinated on February 28th last at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute… Read More ›

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

Veteran Redshirt leader in a fizzling attempt to oust Prayut as Prime Minister before a third term

April 4, 2021

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United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) Chairman Jatuporn Promphan attempted to rekindle old alliances from the 1992 uprising into a coalition against Prime Minister… Read More ›

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

Penguin’s mother asked to request her son’s move to a hospital after 14 days on prison hunger strike

March 29, 2021

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Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Thanakrit Jitareerat, has made it clear that the ministry would support any request by Mr Parit’s mother Ms Sureerat… Read More ›

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

70 arrested near Government House in Bangkok as police move clears protest site in place for 2 weeks

March 28, 2021

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A significant number involved in the protest outside Government House, which was dispersed on Sunday morning, were part of a march from Nakhon Ratchasima to… Read More ›

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

PM left master of the field as constitutional reform moves stall with street protests quieted

March 27, 2021

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A suggestion on March 17th last by Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and leader of the Bhumjaithai Party that time would remove the controversial Section… Read More ›

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

‘Penguin’ on hunger strike after chaotic court scenes in Bangkok demanding bail for protesters

March 16, 2021

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Key protest leader is now on hunger strike as a court heard on Tuesday that he is being held within the convict’s wing of Bangkok… Read More ›

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

PM leads the way as Thailand aims to return to normal by pushing forward its vaccine drive using AstraZeneca

March 16, 2021

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An exchange between the Minister of Public Health and the Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on social media shows that the focus has now shifted… Read More ›

Parliamentary vote on constitutional reform is questioned, court says referendum may be needed

Parliamentary vote on constitutional reform is questioned, court says referendum may be needed

March 15, 2021

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Amendment bill faces its third reading vote under Section 256 of the 2017 Constitution but last week, the Constitutional Court handed down a decision saying… Read More ›