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New attacks inflame humanitarian crisis at Thai-Myanmar border

Another wave of Myanmar refugees is expected to flee to the Thai border amid increased violence in Kayah (Karenni) and Karen State. Local rights groups fear Thai security forces will push displaced people back across the border.Early yesterday morning, the...

Opinion: Thammanat says only rich people with the right last name should be elected

According to Thammanat Prompao, a convicted drug dealer with fake degrees (and former deputy minister and political leader), voters should vote for a person who is most ready to become a member of parliament and the best representative should...

Thailand’s vaccination campaign in review

There were few topics on which more ink was spilled than our vaccine procurement program in 2021. Many feared at the start that the vaccination campaign would either go nowhere or that it would falter. Now that we have entered...

Thai authorities defend deserted airport terminal in ​​Phetchabun

The Department of Airports responded to social media complaints on Thursday over the new vacant terminal building at Phetchabun Airport, 400 kilometers north of Bangkok. They said the terminal will reopen after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.Earlier this week, the...

Capping prices is not enough to tackle rising living costs, says Move Forward MP

An opposition parliamentarian on Thursday said the government must propose better measures to respond to rising market prices that have caused nationwide outrage.Sirikanya Tansakun, a member of parliament for the Move Forward Party, and chair for the House committee...

Hashtag trends on Thai twitter over rising commodity prices

Thai internet users took to social media on Thursday to express their frustration following the government's mismanagement over skyrocketing living expenses.The Thai authorities have recently just confirmed the first case of African swine fever (ASF), a viral disease...

Test and Go unlikely to return until mid-year at the earliest, pre-registered Test and Go still valid

Thailand's "Test and Go" travel scheme, which enabled vaccinated visitors to visit the country without quarantine, is unlikely to return until the middle of 2022, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Public Health.The scheme was...

Battling the Haze: Fighting against a pandemic, pollution, and inequality.

Every morning Pu wakes up to the loud sounds of the city. Putting on her orange vest, she revves her motorbike and rides out to begin a long day of carrying passengers to their destinations with speed. She has become...

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