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Groups call for government to listen to all sides on Hua Lumphong debate

Opposition and civil society groups are calling for the government to pause the closure of Hua Lamphong station to consider its place as a cultural landmark and to investigate whether an early closure would affect commuters.An opposition parliamentarian...

Rights groups demands government lift executive orders enacted by coup government

Prominent members of the opposition and rights groups called on Tuesday for the government to lift previous provisions put in place by the previous military government that continues to be in effectThe parliament will on Tuesday debate on the...

Ultra royalists condemn Amnesty International, call for their removal

Hardened royalists staged a protest against Amnesty International Thailand at Silom Complex on Monday. The group said that the human rights watchdog is undermining the country’s stability by campaigning for the rights of the detained protest leaders who are...

Defrocking of monk known for his thoughtful social media posts sparks online criticisms

Thai internet users took to social media on Monday morning sparked by the recent disrobing of a famous Thai monk to share their grievances with Buddhism and to note on the religion's decline.Phra Maha Praiwan Worawano was known...

[Update] Wave of online misinformation leads to vaccine hesitancy in Thailand’s refugee camps

As Thailand struggles to control lingering cases of COVID in the north, many refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border are reluctant to be vaccinated. Misinformation is seeping into the camps. And now, local groups are rushing to spread the truth....

Government less concerned with Omicron than cross-border spread

The Thai Government is more concerned with the cross-border spread of Covid-19 than a new covid variant found in South Africa, a senior doctor at Siriraj Hospital told Thai Enquirer on Monday.The omicron strain of the virus, which...

Entry regulations to be relaxed, government says

The government announced on Friday that they will relax entry regulations for the country’s Test and Go procedure, adopting faster testing.The Test and Go procedure is only available for vaccinated travelers from 63 designated “low-risk” countries who have passed...

Dozens of Din Daeng protesters charged with possession of deadly weapons, explosives

Legal experts with Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) say police are using increasingly severe criminal charges to crack down on young Din Daeng protesters, including possession of deadly weapons and explosives.The legal monitoring group has documented numerous cases...

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