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The homeless are being arrested for not going home during curfew

Homeless people in Chiang Mai are being arrested and having lawsuits filed against them for “leaving their homes” during curfew hours, according to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.They described two case examples,...

Thailand discovers 15 new coronavirus infections; lowest number of new cases since the outbreak began

Thailand’s government said on Wednesday that it had discovered 15 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,826.The 15 new cases are the lowest number of increased infections since the...

[Update-1] Army postpone arms purchase amid widespread criticism; will help fund government aid programs

The Royal Thai Army will postpone plans to buy 50 armored vehicles worth 4.5 billion baht to next year amid widespread criticism of its purchase, army sources said on Wednesday. The Thai government is currently struggling to...

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...

Opinion: Outrage over PM’s call for “donations” is misplaced

The Prayut government has been on the receiving end of another round of negative press in the thick of the coronavirus crisis, due to the Prime Ministers’ recent comment that he would “seek help from the wealthiest...

Prime minister will not give into pressure and open the country up prematurely

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that the government is preparing to ease up on some lockdown measures amid the declining number of new coronavirus cases but the government is still on high alert. 

Thanathorn said he doesn’t know if mother asked by Prayut; working on providing equipment to hospitals

Former member of the now dissolved Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said on Tuesday that he does not know if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha will send a letter to his mother as part of the government's initiative...

Thailand discovers 19 new coronavirus infections; low numbers could indicate imminent restart to the economy

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had discovered 19 new coronavirus infections bringing the total number of infected to 2,811.The 19 new cases are the lowest number in over a month. ...

Grassroots struggling to survive while the government focus on efforts to subsidize utilities

The line stretched from the main building inside the temple complex all the way to the temple gate. Luang Por Methana said he had never seen anything like in his 30 years of ordination.

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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...