Thailand

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

May 31, 2022

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Nightlife business owner says his customers are not happy with seeing masseuses with face masks on while other operators slam the nervousness of the government… 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 ›

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

May 30, 2022

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Thailand has by far the greatest number of guns in circulation compared to any other country in ASEAN, 50 times more than Singapore and over… 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 ›

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

May 27, 2022

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Harrowing scenes on Wednesday night as a 34-year old American woman watched in horror as her newfound friend 26-year-old Camille Jeanne Gavaudan’s life drained away… 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 ›

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

May 25, 2022

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Visa Global Travel Plan Survey in recent weeks shows that 63% of foreign tourists come to Thailand seeking relaxation from modern life and particularly identified… 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 ›

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China’s rise 

Former Pheu Thai finance minister expresses unease about US regional moves to counter China’s rise 

May 23, 2022

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The statement raises a question about the Pheu Thai Party’s position as well as that of Thaksin Shinawatra towards efforts by the current US administration… 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 ›

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

Thai man arrested for brutal attack on Russian woman jogging in Nong Prue area near Pattaya 

May 20, 2022

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Police are waiting to fully interview the Russian woman who is being treated at the Bangkok Hospital in Pattaya after sustaining severe injuries at the… 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 ›

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

Thailand moves to defend its solar energy sector from a US probe into Chinese linked firms here

May 19, 2022

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Current tariffs in the United States were introduced by Trump in 2018 with some having been retained after a review by the Biden administration in… 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 ›

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

May 16, 2022

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All three dead tourists died while posing for photographs at the waterfall on different levels. Two died while trying to take selfie shots while one,… 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 ›

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

Thai bond yields spike 20% as kingdom adopts a confident, pro growth pose amid capital flight

May 14, 2022

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Patricia Mongkhonvanit of the Public Debt Management Office this week said that the government had been able to swap  ฿140 billion worth of long 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 ›

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

May 11, 2022

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US ASEAN Summit is a contrast to the 2016 event with some tough talking expected behind the scenes as the United States continues to pursue… 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 ›