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Opinion: While foreign press criticized Chinese dams for our drought problems, Thai language media praised Beijing’s help

This month, English-language media both in Thailand and abroad revealed studies which showed that Chinese dams in the Upper Mekong was causing drought and other environmental and ecological problems downstream.We wrote, “one...

A plea from a Thai citizen stranded in the United States

In movies, when tragedy strikes Western cities, I would think to myself, “Well, I would make sure to ask the Thai consulate get me out of here. I’m so thankful for my Thai passport.” 

Opinion: To make sure no Thai is left behind, build a true Team Thailand

Here is a tale of two press conferences.One is held by the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom. He announces that California will be forming a task force to help guide the state’s economic...

Is Thailand ready to re-open; neighbours offer glimpse of dangers of reopening

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said that his government will consider this week whether to re-open the country by the end of the month and ease state-of-emergency provisions introduced to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

Thailand discovers 28 more coronavirus cases; markets buoyed by possible cure

Thailand’s government said on Friday that it had discovered 28 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,700.Only 964 patients remain in hospital, the first time in weeks that the...

Sex workers, ineligible for the government’s coronavirus subsidies, fear the worst

The coronavirus outbreak has hit sex workers hard. As red-light districts in Bangkok and Pattaya go dark, many sex workers are left without an income. Pim, a transgender sex worker interviewed by AFP, is working the streets...

Migrant learners must not be left behind in coronavirus response

By Sowirin Chuanprapun and Piyawan SuwattanathumMigrant families and students who face social and economic upheaval are among the most vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic.In many cases,...

Prayut says government has only enough money to pay one month of aid to those affected by coronavirus; Phuket governor reshuffled

The government will consider easing lockdown measures as coronavirus infection numbers continue to fall, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Wednesday.“The number of new confirmed cases is gradually declining in past days and we will...

Thailand discovers 30 new coronavirus infections; extends airspace shut down until the end of April

Thailand’s government said on Wednesday that it had discovered 30 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,643.It continues a lowering trend of new infections with no increase of three...

What does the history of Sino-Thai relations tell us about its future?

In 1975, Thailand established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China.In the communique signed by Kukrit Pramoj and Zhou En-lai, Thailand endorsed the One China policy on the basis of the...

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Police seeks warrants for arrests of 10 pro-democracy protest leaders

The police on Thursday requested arrest warrants for 10 pro-democracy protest leaders who have been charged with lese-majeste and sedition on Thursday.

GDP growth in 2021 revised down due to second wave of pandemic

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) on Thursday lowered Thailand’s GDP growth projection for 2021 down to 2.8 per cent from the previous...

Who is DJ Matoom, the sassy super-spreader dominating news coverage?

DJ Matoom may be infamous for super-spreading the Covid-19 virus now but the enigmatic celebrity has gone viral before. In fact, he...

Covid DJ party guests must cough up timelines or be charged, DDC says

Guests of DJ Matoom's birthday party must provide full details of their movements or be prosecuted for breaking the law, after several...