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Opposition, government prepares for censure debate

Thailand's coalition government and the opposition coalition are making preparations for a censure debate scheduled for later this week.The opposition coalition submitted a no-confidence motion late last week to the speaker of the House of Representatives and say...

Coronavirus cases rises to eight in Thailand, source of virus hypothesized in China

Thailand's public health ministry confirmed on Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases in the country had risen to eight, making it the country with the largest number of cases outside of China.Seven out of the eight cases...

#crappygovernment trends online as netizens attack government for poor crisis response

Thailand’s cabinet will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday as officials struggle to address growing concerns over the government’s response to several ongoing emergencies. The government has come under criticism for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the ongoing budget...

[UPDATE] Fifth case of coronavirus confirmed in Thailand

Thai officials confirmed, late Friday, that a fifth case of coronavirus had been found in the country, the highest number of cases outside of mainland China.Ministry of Public Health Officials said in a statement that the patient was...

No government shutdown, finance minister assures, as budget crisis continues for government

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana insisted on Friday that there will be no government shutdown as the validity of the 2020 fiscal bill hangs in the balance.Parliament finally passed its long-delayed budget for the 2020 fiscal year two weeks ago, but its...

[Update] Thailand has the highest number of coronavirus cases outside of China

Thailand has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside of mainland China, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) with four confirmed cases.On Thursday, the Ministry of Health from China, Thailand, Japan and the Republic of Korea...

Thailand falls two spots on corruption index

Thailand's ranking on Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index fell two spots from a year ago, according to the report released Thursday.Thailand now ranks as the 101st most corrupt country in the world according to the perception of Transparency...

Thailand rises 38 places in democracy index, labeled ‘flawed democracy’

Thailand rose 38 places in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index for 2019, the biggest such improvement in the world.The report, which was released today, saw the country transition from a “hybrid regime” to a “flawed democracy.”“There were reports of minor infringements...

[FINAL] Future Forward Party not guilty of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the Constitutional Court rules

Thailand’s Constitutional Court found the Future Forward Party not guilty on Tuesday of charges it was trying to overthrow the country’s monarchy and that it had ties to the Illuminati.The court said there was not enough...

Prayut blames everyone but himself for Bangkok pollution issues; schools can close for 7 days

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed the public and farmers for rising pollution levels in Bangkok on Monday but did not address any measures to curb the smog. Bangkok has experienced poor air quality over the past fortnight, with the air...

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