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Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

Government moves to clarify that it is not seeking cash from the kingdom’s richest business leaders in overture

April 19, 2020

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Government officials deny that invitations to Thailand’s top 20 tycoons to play their part in effecting the country’s economic recovery is a ‘begging’ exercise. They… Read More ›

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

PM calls in business tycoons to help the country crawl back to economic normality after virus catastrophe

April 18, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Friday night, the Thai Prime Minister appeared to face up to the huge economic challenge confronting the kingdom as it takes its first steps… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

Challenge of defeating both a health and economic emergency a big ask for Thailand’s government in crisis mode

April 10, 2020

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Putting Thailand back on track economically after the Covid 19 virus emergency may be a far more difficult job than overcoming the health threat. Even… Read More ›

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

April 8, 2020

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Today’s meeting between the PM and American Ambassador say Thai sources could lead to a more ‘proactive’ trading relationship. General Prayuth revealed that he had… Read More ›

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

April 5, 2020

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World Health Organisation has consistently described reports of airborne transmission of the virus as ‘fake news’ but recent research in the US and a letter… Read More ›

Emergency could be extended as more people present themselves at hospitals due to the coronavirus

Emergency could be extended as more people present themselves at hospitals due to the coronavirus

April 1, 2020

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BANGKOK: Thailand announced 2 more deaths on Wednesday bringing the total to 12 with 120 new infections. There are currently, however, 1,771 confirmed cases with… Read More ›

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

March 30, 2020

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

BANGKOK: As well as creating a huge technical problem for the Ministry of Finance website with over 10 times the load or public demand on… Read More ›

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

March 28, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The figures for infections are expected to skyrocket between now and April 15th even in the best-case scenario but the government is hoping to… Read More ›

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

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

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

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

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

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

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 ›