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Thailand discovers 3 new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Saturday

Thailand’s government said on Saturday that it had discovered 3 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.The new patients are Thai returnees from Saudi Arabia (2) and Indonesia (1).

Government goes for ‘decapitation’ arrest against protesters; rights groups cry foul at arrests

The Thai government issued arrest warrants for dozens of student protest leaders on Friday, taking several into custody, in an attempt that analysts say was aimed at decapitating the anti-government student-protest movement.A...

More lockdown easing measures to come including reopening on-site schools

Fully reopening on-site public and private schools, horse racing tracks and sports stadiums with live audiences will be considered by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s subcommittee next week, its subcommittee said on Friday. 

[Update-1] Government move against protest leaders with warrants and arrests; students vow retaliation

Thailand's military-backed government issued arrest warrants for several anti-government protest leaders including students on Friday. Several, including prominent human rights lawyer Anon Numpa, were taken into custody by police, as students plan retaliatory protest and strikes at...

Opinion: Four years after the constitutional referendum, the charter is still keeping the coup-makers in power

Today mark four years since the constitutional referendum and the ramifications from the undemocratic social contract is clear, the coup-makers are still in power. After they overthrew an elected government, the junta drafted a...

Thailand discovers 15 new cases of coronavirus in state quarantine on Friday

Thailand’s government said on Friday that it had discovered 15 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in state quarantine.The new discoveries bring the total number of cases up to 3,345...

Student protest leaders want to expand movement beyond students; calls for governments to listen to their criticism

The leaders of the student led #FreeYouth movement held a press conference on Friday calling for the government to listen to their demands and respect their right to assemble while also calling for the expansion of their...

Opinion: The Democrats have broken their election promise to amend the charter and no one is surprised

“Don’t worry, the only reason we’re joining up with the is because we want to fix the constitution and make it more democratic,” my friend, a Democrat Party MP candidate told me right after the 2019...

Prayut defends economic record, says the economy has improved since the 2014 coup

The Thai economy has improved since the coup of 2014, Prayut Chan-ocha, the previous junta leader and the current prime minister, said at a forum attended by foreign ambassadors and diplomats on Thursday.“Since...

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7.5 per cent surge on MAKRO shares due to strong second-quarter results

Siam Makro PCL (MAKRO) shares rose up by 7.45 per cent to 43.25 baht per share on Tuesday morning trade (11:00 a.m.),...

Forums to communicate with protestors will be set up around the country within a week, Prayut said

Forums will be set up around the country by mid-August to listen to the student protestors’ grievances and demands, Prime Minister Prayut...

Managing-director of Italian-Thai receives prison sentence for illegal possession of rifle

On Tuesday, Thailand’s Appeals Court sentenced Premchai Karnasut, the president of Italian-Thai Development Corp, to six months in jail for possessing a...

No new coronavirus cases in Thailand on Tuesday

Thailand’s government said on Thursday that it had discovered no new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

PTT net profit declines by 54 per cent while recovery in third quarter still challenging

PTT PCL, the largest oil and gas company in Thailand, has encountered a drop in demand for both petroleum and petrochemical products,...