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Thai Airways fate to be decided on May 12th as global flight network aims for 4th quarter restart

Thai Airways fate to be decided on May 12th as global flight network aims for 4th quarter restart

April 25, 2021

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At a mini cabinet meeting on Friday to review Thai Airways, it was decided to let the bankruptcy process take its course meaning the firm’s… Read More ›

Officials deny long-time resident American professor in Khon Kaen was targeted because of political activities

Officials deny long-time resident American professor in Khon Kaen was targeted because of political activities

April 18, 2021

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American David Streckfuss’s visa has not been revoked as Immigration Bureau officers confirm his application for an extension is under review by officers at Division… Read More ›

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

April 16, 2021

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The owner of the bus, the 407 Pattana Company, was fined by local authorities for it being substandard, revealed Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul. Police… 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 ›

Economic plan to put the smile back in Thailand’s appeal to western foreigners to live and work

Economic plan to put the smile back in Thailand’s appeal to western foreigners to live and work

April 12, 2021

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New initiative is the brainchild of Mr Chayotid Kridakon, former managing director of J.P. Morgan Thailand. It follows a decision taken late last month by… Read More ›

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

Thai PM sends a message to people of the UK on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip

April 10, 2021

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The duke visited Thailand twice at the Queen’s side on official state visits to the kingdom in 1972 and 1996. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha… Read More ›

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

UK variant driving the 3rd virus wave in Thailand may have come from Phnom Penh in Cambodia 

April 9, 2021

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On March 11th, the Cambodian Health Ministry confirmed that the UK variant of Covid-19 was highly active and prevalent in the capital city of Phnom… 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 ›

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

Killer sentenced to death for the 2nd time for the murder of a woman 7 months after being paroled

April 6, 2021

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A pathological woman killer who stole money from his victims as well as their lives. In its judgment in the case, the Khon Kaen Provincial… Read More ›

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

Fears that a 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have begun in Thailand with top doctors raising the alarm

April 5, 2021

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Key source of concern is a spreading cluster of infections linked with pubs and entertainment venues in Bangkok with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in… Read More ›

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

Thai woman being held in jail in Australia linked to 103 fraud charges totaling $9.7 million in losses

April 3, 2021

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The 28-year-old was arrested in June 2020 after a police investigation was opened in August 2018 into money laundering and a fraudulent scheme linked with… Read More ›

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

Government preparing a plan to lure millions more expats to come and live in Thailand spurring the economy

April 1, 2021

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New plan will target retirees and the self-employed across the world to make Thailand their home and base for new business ventures. The plan hopes… Read More ›

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

Death of schoolboy playing football from lightning strike in Surat Thani leaves father distraught in grief 

April 1, 2021

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Deaths from lightning strikes are quite common in Thailand particularly in farms with open pastures where one lightning strike can kill many living beings including… Read More ›

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

Cabinet in pension move as the number of working Thais to over 60s is set to half in 20 years

March 31, 2021

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Further detail is required to see how the new pension plan will work and its relationship to the existing 1990 Social Security Act which already… Read More ›

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

Murder suicides spike in Thailand as country suffers the economic brunt of the Covid 19 crisis within homes

March 30, 2021

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Even before the pandemic, the World Economic Forum estimated that there were 3 million people in Thailand with mental health issues while mental health professionals… Read More ›

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

Crisis in Myanmar threatens to escalate as Thai authorities monitor the situation on a daily basis

March 29, 2021

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An unusually strongly-worded statement from the defence ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan castigated the junta and the military in Myanmar… Read More ›

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

Public Health Ministry moves to assure the public on outlying cases as vaccination drive cranks up

March 28, 2021

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A 29-year-old market seller who works in Bangkok but lives in Ratchaburi becomes the first confirmed case of a vaccinated person to test positive for… 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 ›

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

World Bank downgrades growth prospects as Thai economic recovery in 2021 looks still uncertain

March 26, 2021

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Thailand’s economic problems are coming into clear focus as projected growth rates for 2021 are already beginning to slide as in 2019 and 2020 despite… Read More ›