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Anger in Chiang Mai as air quality deteriorates due to forest fires and crop burning

Thai citizens in Chiang Mai have taken to social media to vent their frustrations as air quality in the northern city has hovered above 180 on the air quality index for the past week due to forest...

Thailand confirms one new fatality, 109 new cases of coronavirus

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Saturday, 109 new cases of coronavirus and one new fatality from the disease.The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,245 cases and six...

Our coronavirus and state of emergency comprehensive information centre

There has been a lot of information to digest over the past week, here is our one-stop covid information centre.NumbersThailand’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed 91 more...

Thailand wakes up to state of emergency, here are the provisions enacted so far

Thailand's government has declared a state of emergency from March 26 to April 30 to combat against the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha's government has put in place several rules and regulations that are designed to...

Recapping Thailand’s covid-19 situation: What we know so far

The following is a recap of the major headlines, statistics and locations of the coronavirus outbreak in Thailand so far.Numbers As of Wednesday morning, there have been 827 confirmed cases of coronavirus....

OPINION: You would expect a government led by soldiers to be decisive; they can’t even get that part right

There is a scene in the classic movie 'A Few Good Men' where Jack Nicholson's Colonel Jessup talks about the importance of chain of command in the military."We follow orders, son. We...

Thailand confirms 122 new cases of coronavirus; total now at 721 patients

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health confirmed, on Monday, 122 new cases of coronavirus. It is the second day that the country has seen a rise of 100 or more patients.There are now...

Thais online rally to ‘save’ opposition MP after charges filed against him

The hashtag saveรังสิมันต์โรม (#SaveRangsimanRome) was trending on Twitter late Friday night and early Saturday morning as Thai social media users rallied to express support for opposition MP Rangsiman Rome after charges were filed against him for defamation....

Thailand confirms 50 more cases of Covid-19; Italy death toll surpasses China

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health confirmed on Friday 50 more coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases in the country to 322.Of that number 41 cases were related to previous outbreak...

While Singapore rushes to get its students back home; Thailand’s muddled response leaves many stranded

The return of thousands of students from the UK – where there are now over 2,600 cases, and over 100 deaths – has provoked concern in Asian nations, who have rushed to impose self-quarantine guidelines for UK...

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Two arrested after weekend Bangkok protests

Two people were arrested Saturday for protesting against the government’s use of the lese-majeste law, at the Victory Monument intersection in downtown...

Thailand finds 230 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Saturday that it had found 230 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...

Growth forecast overly optimistic, Bank of Thailand warns

The latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand could pull economic growth lower than the 3.2 per cent estimated by the government for...

PM: Legalized gambling could be on the cards to curb Covid-19 spread

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Friday that he is open to the idea of legal gambling venues in Thailand, to help...

BTS extension fee could soar to 158 baht over talks delay, governor warns

The fare to ride the Green Line extension of Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain could more than double to 158 baht, the city governor...