Current Affairs

Rejection of India’s vaccine offer adds to mounting concerns about Thailand’s vaccine program

As the battle in Thailand continues to rage between the opposition, members of the public, and the government over Thailand’s Covid-19 vaccine acquisition program, the revelation that India offered to sell over 2 million doses of their...

Police detain late-night protesters at Democracy Monument

Thai police detained protesters early on Monday at Democracy Monument in Bangkok for violating the country's emergency decree by organizing a march against the current government.The protesters had organized a march from...

Two activists arrested for demonstrating for ethnic minority rights

Two protestors were arrested at the Victory Monument on Friday for calling attention to government neglect of a group of Karen villagers that were evicted from Bang Kloi Bon village in the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex over...

Row intensifies over price hike for Green Line extension

Bangkok’s governor was criticized Friday for saying that a Sky Train ticket that amounted to almost one third of the country’s daily minimum wage is not expensive for most people.Asawin Kwanmuang said Thursday...

Air pollution hits worst levels so far this year

Central Thailand saw the worst air quality since the start of the year Friday, with the capital Bangkok reaching an unhealthy level of 174 on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the morning.Citizens...

Thailand finds 309 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Friday that it had found 309 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of those, 297 were local infections and 12 were found in quarantine facilities, according to the...

Opinion: Thai Pakdee is becoming a political party because of Warong’s ego

Another conservative party is coming into play.Five months after it was conceived, the Thai Pakdee royalist group is becoming a political party.Warong Dechgitvigrom, Thai Pakdee’s founder, is looking to...

Pandemic pushed 1.5 million Thais into poverty in 2020, World Bank says

An additional 1.5 million Thai citizens fell below the poverty line in 2020 as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to World Bank estimates based on a threshold of USD 5.50 per...

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Thailand ranks fourth worldwide for pandemic handling

The Kingdom of Thailand has been ranked as the fourth country in the world that has most effectively handled the coronavirus pandemic,...

Police seeks warrants for arrests of 10 pro-democracy protest leaders

The police on Thursday requested arrest warrants for 10 pro-democracy protest leaders who have been charged with lese-majeste and sedition on Thursday.

GDP growth in 2021 revised down due to second wave of pandemic

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) on Thursday lowered Thailand’s GDP growth projection for 2021 down to 2.8 per cent from the previous...

Who is DJ Matoom, the sassy super-spreader dominating news coverage?

DJ Matoom may be infamous for super-spreading the Covid-19 virus now but the enigmatic celebrity has gone viral before. In fact, he...

Covid DJ party guests must cough up timelines or be charged, DDC says

Guests of DJ Matoom's birthday party must provide full details of their movements or be prosecuted for breaking the law, after several...