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Opinion: In a race to the bottom, Prayut stands with the worst world leaders

Our leaders seem to be headed in a competitive race to the bottom.  Trump, Pedro Sanchez of Spain, XI Jinping, even Generalissimo Prayut of Thailand have come under criticisms from their respective populace over their handling of...

Thailand announces 35 new coronavirus cases; fourth straight day of increase of 30 or more patients

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health said on Wednesday that it has confirmed 35 new cases of covid-19 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 212.It is the fourth straight...

ASEAN countries are responding to the coronavirus

When the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that travel restrictions were not needed to beat the coronavirus outbreak as that would “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and trade” on February 3,...

[Update-1] Thai cabinet approves restrictive measures to fight coronavirus; cases up by 30 to 177 total

Thailand's cabinet has approved restrictive measures on Tuesday to help the country fight against the coronavirus outbreak, a government official said.The changes were proposed and made public by the coronavirus task...

Prayut calls for calm in nationwide address; while #PrayutGetOut trends on twitter

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha called for calm in a nationally televised address on Monday evening to address growing concerns about the Covid-19 outbreak."In the past week, there has been a dramatic increase...

Northern Thailand air pollution now worst in the world

The PM2.5 measurement of air pollution in Chiang Mai -- one of Thailand’s largest cities -- reached a staggering level of 380 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) over the weekend, making the northern city currently the...

Thailand confirms 5 new coronavirus cases, bringing nationwide tally to 75

The Ministry of Public Health reported five new cases of the coronavirus on Friday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases nationwide to 75.Two of the five confirmed are from the same...

Recapping Thamanat’s bad week and the whole mask fiasco

It has not been a good couple of weeks for Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompao.First, he was grilled in the censure debate for alleged corruption and a past criminal conviction...

World Health Organization declares Covid-19 a global pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) said late Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak can now be considered a global pandemic."The WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply...

Election Commission to pursue criminal charges against Thanathorn; adds fuel to online scorn

Thailand's Election Commission said late Tuesday that it would pursue criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of the defunct Future Forward Party, for his media holdings.According to the Election Commission, Thanathorn...

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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...

Bangkok golf course closed after caddy tests Covid-positive

Navatanee Golf Course was closed for three days after a caddy has been infected with the coronavirus, it said Friday.

[Update-1] Thailand finds 188 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Friday that it had found 188 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...