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Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

Another fatal crash as express train smashes car off the tracks in Phetchaburi – woman killed

October 17, 2020

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

The tragedy comes just days after 18 people died in Chachoengsao province which was followed by a promise to improve security at rail crossings nationwide… Read More ›

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

October 16, 2020

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Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, formerly the Secretary-General of the disbanded Future Forward Party, was visible on Wednesday night, some hours ahead of the government crackdown early on… Read More ›

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

October 16, 2020

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Standoff between police and more aggressive protesters near Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok after both sides sprayed each other with coloured substances. Shopping centres and landmark… Read More ›

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

October 15, 2020

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Senior police officers fired after Wednesday’s debacle with reports that an operation centre led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will be established to restore… Read More ›

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

October 15, 2020

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The news comes as an arch royalist, Major General Rienthong Nanna, in a chilling Facebook post, warned that Bangkok was being surrounded by pro royalist… Read More ›

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

October 14, 2020

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The crowd on Wednesday swelled in the late afternoon as the march gained momentum and security forces were consistently forced to retreat before what was… Read More ›

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

October 14, 2020

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

In a June 2018 interview with Time Magazine, Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan ocha, categorically described China as the kingdom’s number one partner despite… Read More ›

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

October 14, 2020

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The 13th of October is the 4th anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. A solemn ceremony took place at 7.41 pm… Read More ›

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

October 13, 2020

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Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has called on the public to attend the rally tomorrow after 6 pm. On Monday, it was reported by military… Read More ›

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

Woman linked to potential mass murder plot to claim insurance payouts from poisoned victims

October 13, 2020

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A 63-year-old woman hired a 48-year-old hitman to slaughter her estranged 58-year-old husband on October 5th for a fee of ฿40,000. She told police she… Read More ›

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

October 11, 2020

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Top army officer, Lieutenant General Santipong Thammapiya, says Twitter and Facebook have failed to do their homework by linking it to an orchestrated propaganda network… Read More ›

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

18 dead in bus rail crash in Chachoengsao province early on Sunday morning with over 40 injured

October 11, 2020

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There are reports that the driver, who died at the scene, had gotten lost and also that there was loud music playing within the bus… Read More ›

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

Thailand’s end game against the Covid 19 disaster goes into effect with an early vaccination programme

October 10, 2020

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Nakorn Premsri, the Director of the National Vaccine Institute has warned that Thailand, because of its successful exclusion of the virus, could be in a… Read More ›

Virus impact creeps further into the financial system with a 40% drop in bank profits now projected for 2020

Virus impact creeps further into the financial system with a 40% drop in bank profits now projected for 2020

October 9, 2020

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GHor Government Housing Bank has reported to the Bank of Thailand that borrowers representing ฿180 billion in advances have requested an extension of the debt… Read More ›

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

American teacher learns his lesson following his spiteful campaign against a Ko Chang hotel resort

October 9, 2020

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Wesley Barnes, at the conclusion of this week’s summit meeting with the hotel, has made it clear that he will not be issuing any further… Read More ›

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

Death of American in Chiang Mai being looked at by police after fall from his seventh-floor condo

October 9, 2020

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Police Lieutenant Chakri Singhal named the man on Wednesday as Jerry Harris Bunker who has been married to a 33-year-old Thai woman from Chiang Mai… Read More ›

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

Ministry of Energy officials arrested for eliciting a bribe from a local oil firm seeking a status change

October 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Thapanaphong, an engineer employed by the business safety division within the Ministry of Energy proposed a ฿50,000 bribe at a meeting arranged at a… Read More ›

Chinese STV visitors now delayed until later in the month! Economic expert warns of real calamity

Chinese STV visitors now delayed until later in the month! Economic expert warns of real calamity

October 8, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, Thailand:

The move comes as millions continue to lose their jobs including those linked with the tourism, travel and the airline sector. A YouGov survey, conducted… Read More ›

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

October 7, 2020

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

General Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the newly installed army boss, asked on what basis do students presume to demand reforms when they have contributed nothing and should… Read More ›

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

October 6, 2020

Culture, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This crisis, far from petering out, seems to be entering a renewed stage of life with increasing economic consequences and human suffering. While the public… Read More ›