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Thammanat says ruling party deeply unpopular; must prepare for elections

Palang Pracharat Secretary General Thammanat Prompao called for unity within the ruling party and for members to work extra hard in case of early polls, local media reported on Friday.Thammanat made headlines earlier this month after a public...

Anutin accuses US senator of “fake news” over Pfizer delay

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul Thursday refuted comments by US Senator Tammy Duckworth that the next batch of US Pfizer vaccine donated to Thailand is being held up by bureaucracy in Bangkok.“From the discussion with the Ministry of...

The US wants to send us 1 million Pfizer doses but can’t because Thai government hasn’t done paperwork

The Thai government has yet to sign off on the necessary documentation to receive Pfizer donations from the United States, a meeting between a Thai politician and a US senator has revealed.United States Senator Tammy Duckworth in a...

Political backtaste lends fire to chilli paste video confrontation

A clip of a confrontation between the owner of a Bangkok eatery and an outspoken commentator was trending Wednesday, as a row that started over making a YouTube video about the food has spilled into both sides of Thailand's...

Government tacitly approves new Bangkok opening date

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration and several members of the cabinet on Wednesday will consider a new November 1 reopening date for Bangkok after disagreements between several government bodies.Bangkok was originally scheduled to reopen to vaccinated tourists...

Sinovac has one big advantage over other vaccines, official says

The Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine had one major advantage over other western-made vaccines which led to large bulk purchases by the Thai government, a public health official told Thai Enquirer on Wednesday.The acquisition of millions of doses of Sinovac...

Hell on Earth at a Thai Temple’s drug rehab center

If you think of a Thai Buddhist temple that offers a treatment program for drug addicts the first temple that comes into mind is the world-famous Wat Thamkrabok in Saraburi.But there are other temples in the country that offer...

Stop giving Sinopharm to under-18s, doctors’ group says

A doctors' group urged agencies to hold off from giving the Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 to children, as it has not yet gained emergency approval for people under 18 from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Opposition MPs...

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