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Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

Officials switch to prioritising economic recovery as CCSA expected to agree a new Covid approach

August 25, 2021

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The baht rallied by 1% on Tuesday along with the stock exchange after it became clear that the Thai government is intent on reopening the… Read More ›

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

Prime Minister calls for unity as he promises the kingdom is set to make a sustainable recovery from the crisis

August 22, 2021

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A Suan Dusit economic opinion poll on Sunday appears to show a more resilient population with 32.31% of people saying they could survive for between… Read More ›

Richest man in Thailand says COVID-19 is like a World War, the kingdom could end up a big loser

Richest man in Thailand says COVID-19 is like a World War, the kingdom could end up a big loser

August 20, 2021

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The latest test for the government comes as the country’s last engine of economic growth finds itself under attack from the Delta variant of the… Read More ›

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

Bigger crisis than 1997 as taxis give up and central bank urges up to ฿1 trillion more in public debt

August 17, 2021

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The economy continues to be impacted by extended lockdown measures and trillions of baht lost through the effective closure of the foreign tourism industry. Amid… Read More ›

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

Thai woman brutally murdered by 18 year old who ambushed her on an Ayutthaya road seeking sex

August 14, 2021

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Construction site worker hid behind a mound near the road and saw the married woman returning from work on Monday the 26th of July riding… Read More ›

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

Redshirt leader calls for a peaceful rally with car horns blaring for removal of the Prime Minister

August 13, 2021

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Former cabinet minister and redshirt activist, Nattawut Saikuar, says Sunday’s rally in which car horns will blare during the national anthem calling for Prime Minister… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

Foreigners in Thailand have nearly ฿600 billion in the bank as inequality and poverty rise alarmingly

August 11, 2021

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Figures published this week show a strong financial system but a deeply dysfunctional economy plagued by growing inequality. Thailand’s economic problems date back to well… Read More ›

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

Accused tells press he murdered the Swiss tourist last week in Phuket and stole ฿300 for drugs and orange juice

August 8, 2021

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A sad story indeed: Death of the ‘innocent’ Swiss woman revealed as a senseless yet brutal murder at the hands of a man in the… Read More ›

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

Rising prospect of GDP contraction for 2021 may see government breach the legal public debt limit

August 4, 2021

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The Thai government is facing ever more dismal economic prospects as an export sector leader warns of calamity if firms continue to lose hundreds of… Read More ›

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

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

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 ›

Western nations and Japan come to Thailand’s assistance as the COVID-19 emergency escalates

Western nations and Japan come to Thailand’s assistance as the COVID-19 emergency escalates

July 29, 2021

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A further 1 million vaccine doses from the United States, as well as 1.1 million antigen test kits and ventilators donated by Switzerland, announced in… Read More ›

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

A dead mother beside her children and a taxi driver who slept, show us a nation riven by an extended crisis

July 27, 2021

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Shocking stories from the streets, a rented room, taxi and even a temple tell us about a crisis and suffering that is more stark and… Read More ›

Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

Party leader and popular candidate for PM calls for political unity, presents a plan to defeat the virus

July 25, 2021

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Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan is an experienced former cabinet minister who was the leading candidate for Prime Minister of the largest Thai political party during the… Read More ›

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

State regulatory process linked with Thailand’s vaccination programme’s chronic delays admits top official

July 23, 2021

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The National Vaccine Security Act 2018, a law passed by the National Legislative Assembly, appears to have been the template for the government’s incoherent vaccine… Read More ›

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

Death penalty for crazed school director who murdered a 2-year-old boy upheld by court

July 21, 2021

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The events of Thursday the 9th January 2020 at 8.40 pm at the Robinson Department Store in Lopburi shocked Thai people throughout the kingdom. A… Read More ›

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

Chinese submarine payments deferred again by PM as funding is needed to manage the crisis 

July 19, 2021

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The Royal Thai Navy insists, however, that talks with its Chinese counterparts on the programme will continue and that it is necessary for Thailand’s strategic… Read More ›

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

Crisis over AstraZeneca vaccine doses threatens to undermine the government as virus surge grows

July 18, 2021

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Fears for Thailand’s critical vaccination campaign which now looks like it will fall well short of the government’s target to vaccinate 70% of the population… Read More ›

10-year visas for the right kind of foreigner who can play a part in Thailand’s economic future

10-year visas for the right kind of foreigner who can play a part in Thailand’s economic future

July 17, 2021

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Plan from Thailand’s Energy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister at the Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) highlights the need to attract foreigners with capital,… Read More ›

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

Vaccine cocktail approved on Monday placed under review causing provincial suspensions of rollout

July 14, 2021

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Study into side effects ordered by the PM after top doctor already presented his emphatic findings based on a study involving 1,200 patients at King… 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 ›