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Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

June 4, 2022

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Impatience appears to be growing in the nightlife sector and across the foreign tourism industry for not only a return to full normality but stronger… Read More ›

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

June 1, 2022

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UK man has been in custody in Thailand since being extradited in July 2021 after the European Court of Human Rights threw out his appeal… Read More ›

Monkeypox case in Thailand confirmed in transit passenger at Suvarnabhumi Airport last week 

Monkeypox case in Thailand confirmed in transit passenger at Suvarnabhumi Airport last week 

May 30, 2022

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First case detected in Thailand is a transit passenger who only spent two hours at Suvarnabhumi Airport and was asymptomatic. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Public… Read More ›

June and July set to see fireworks in Thai politics with Thamanat poised to lead Setthakij Thai Party

June and July set to see fireworks in Thai politics with Thamanat poised to lead Setthakij Thai Party

May 29, 2022

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Reports suggest that Captain Thamanat Prompow has had talks with the Pheu Thai Party and even with former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. It is suggested he… Read More ›

Thailand Pass to be used in Monkeypox screening at airports with new RT-PCR test for the disease

Thailand Pass to be used in Monkeypox screening at airports with new RT-PCR test for the disease

May 26, 2022

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Thailand puts itself on alert against Monkeypox. Officials underline that there is no need for the public to panic at this time as the Ministry… Read More ›

Sunday’s Bangkok poll may mean the end for PM after the Palang Pracharat Party’s dismal showing in seats

Sunday’s Bangkok poll may mean the end for PM after the Palang Pracharat Party’s dismal showing in seats

May 24, 2022

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The poll on Sunday now makes the new voting laws due to be passed by parliament over the coming weeks even more urgent as it… Read More ›

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

May 21, 2022

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Minister Anutin told a public forum on Friday that the Thailand Pass application could still be scrapped but health officials need more time to examine… Read More ›

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

May 19, 2022

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Death of a young Australian man being treated by police as a tragic accident after an investigation this week which has reignited speculation about the… Read More ›

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

May 17, 2022

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Details of the harrowing crime were given this week by senior police officers in Phetchaburi province who revealed that legal proceedings against Chantima Wongwatkee are… Read More ›

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

May 15, 2022

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In an address to an audience representing the growing US Thai community, he spoke of his government’s success in maintaining stability, introducing new legislation and… Read More ›

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

May 13, 2022

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Minister still on a mission about face masks. A key committee within the Ministry of Public Health is looking to make sure that the public,… Read More ›

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

PM is running out of time and confidence as opposition plots heave against him in June or July 

May 10, 2022

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

Embattled PM stresses that his government has preserved peace and stability and says any radical plans to boost incomes and address inequality will require a… Read More ›

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

Bank props up a slipping baht while Thai unions strongly pursue ฿492 minimum daily wage claim

May 8, 2022

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The slow return of the foreign tourism industry and rising living costs were among the reasons given by JP Morgan as it downgraded its investor… Read More ›

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

May 5, 2022

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Growth in foreign tourist arrivals since Sunday, May 1st has been impressive with a 63% spike in numbers arriving at Thailand’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport and… Read More ›

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

Thailand and Japan announce defence pact on visit by Japanese PM to Bangkok ahead of US summit

May 3, 2022

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Western powers are moving to counter China’s expansionism in the region with the Quad pact in 2017 and the AUKUS military alliance between the United… Read More ›

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

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It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Both sides of the political divide agree a General Election will be called before the end of 2022

Both sides of the political divide agree a General Election will be called before the end of 2022

April 29, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

The key question that may determine the outcome of the election will be the voting system used with the fate of two bills being progressed… Read More ›

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

Anutin may agree to abolish Thailand Pass but wants all foreign tourists to have booster shots for easy access

April 27, 2022

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

Calls for a wider reopening are coming at a time when Thai political parties are gearing up for a General Election likely to be called… Read More ›

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

April 25, 2022

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Police Corporal Norawich Buadok was charged with reckless driving causing death in February after public outcry over the incident. The court heard, on Monday, that… Read More ›

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›