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

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

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 ›

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

Top tourists soured by red tape, hyper regulation is killing off enthusiasm for the Phuket sandbox among fans

July 12, 2021

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Two more foreign tourists within the Phuket sandbox test positive while the province has just announced its first Delta virus case as schools close for… Read More ›

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

Premature 28-week baby is the latest COVID-19 victim after being delivered by caesarean section on Saturday

July 11, 2021

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A 28-year-old woman, the mother of the infant, who arrived in Phrae from Pathum Thani on Thursday, survived the operation after doctors had to pierce… Read More ›

Only 1.8% of the people in one poll this week said that they had any confidence in the government

Only 1.8% of the people in one poll this week said that they had any confidence in the government

July 9, 2021

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Loei MP Lertsak Pattanachaikun warned that Thailand could become a failed state with rising public debt and an economy which, unlike other world economies right… Read More ›

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

Top official – fully vaccinated people must wear double face masks against more infectious Delta virus strain

July 7, 2021

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With a surge in infections being reported on Wednesday, driven by the more infectious Delta variant of Covid-19, Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, the government spokesman has… Read More ›

Police in Kanchanaburi arrest two for sex trafficking as officials question US tier standards after demotion

Police in Kanchanaburi arrest two for sex trafficking as officials question US tier standards after demotion

July 4, 2021

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Reports from the US State Department suggest that the kingdom must do more to tackle corruption which assists the massive human trafficking rackets which place… Read More ›

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

MP criticises stirred up health official, calls on him to fight the virus instead of being emotional

July 2, 2021

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Top doctor at Siriraj hospital predicts infections of over 10,000 cases per day as many officials now accept that Thailand finds itself at the mercy… Read More ›

Baht falling with confidence in Thailand waning as foreign tourism closure and virus drive funds out

Baht falling with confidence in Thailand waning as foreign tourism closure and virus drive funds out

June 30, 2021

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Strong public opposition to the reopening of Thailand to foreign tourists from mid-October and the flight of capital from the kingdom could spell a difficult… Read More ›

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

Calls for all migrant workers to be legalised as army seals off 575 building sites in Bangkok

June 28, 2021

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South African variant was confirmed, on Monday, as having been detected already in Bangkok as the country is now at the start of the 4th… Read More ›

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

4th wave threatens to collapse the public health system as PM orders trainee doctors to Bangkok

June 25, 2021

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Thailand could be on the brink of a fourth and even more deadly wave of the virus as a top Thai doctor warns that daily… Read More ›

Thamanat’s new job is to make Palang Pracharat the kingdom’s largest voting bloc in parliament

Thamanat’s new job is to make Palang Pracharat the kingdom’s largest voting bloc in parliament

June 23, 2021

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The continued rise of Captain Thamanat even after explosive allegations about him emerged in September 2019 in an Australian newspaper tells us a lot about… Read More ›

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

Central bank to lower GDP growth forecast as its attention turns to private sector debt management

June 22, 2021

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Bank appears to be getting ready to tackle skyrocketing household debt levels which continue to significantly outpace GDP gains. Such a move could in itself… Read More ›

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

June 20, 2021

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Move towards health insurance for foreigners does not yet cover business, work or marriage visa holders and comes as Thai authorities are looking at health… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

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Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›

Coalition MPs support opposition’s constitutional reform plan to scrap the Senate’s right to vote on PM 

Coalition MPs support opposition’s constitutional reform plan to scrap the Senate’s right to vote on PM 

June 17, 2021

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14 amendments will be debated by the Thai parliament from June 22nd to 24th including a call by all parties involved in Wednesday’s meeting with… Read More ›

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

Defiant Prayut vows to lead his government to full term until 2023 election and post virus economy

June 16, 2021

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PM offered an apology on Tuesday after he came out fighting on Monday evening following a day of crisis when the vaccine supply debacle over… Read More ›

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

June 14, 2021

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Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn visited Phuket on Saturday and assured potential holidaymakers that there will be no change to the promise… Read More ›

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

Loan bill passes but Thai economic prospects are not bright with a 1.8% 2021 GDP gain predicted

June 12, 2021

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The Kingdom and the government must strive hard to keep up the vaccination drive to have any chance of overcoming the virus crisis but the… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

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Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

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Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›