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Thai government confirms six more cases of coronavirus; total at 14

At least six more cases of coronavirus was discovered in Thailand bringing the total number of cases to 14, the country's Ministry of Public Health said on Tuesday.All six new cases were Chinese...

Thai judicial system drops activist murder case on a technical loophole

Pholachi Rakchongcharoen, better known to his friends and family as “Billy," was a Karen activist, a devoted father, and a loving husband.In 2014, Billy was working with Karen villagers in Kaeng...

Censure debate to focus on disaster handling, economy

An upcoming censure debate will focus the government's poor handling of the coronavirus emergency, the ongoing smog crisis in Bangkok and the country's stagnating economy, members of the opposition told Thai Enquirer on Tuesday.

Thai Enquirer calls for dismissal of defamation case against journalist

Thai Enquirer joins Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporter Without Borders in calling for Thailand’s judicial system to immediately throw out all charges against journalist Suchanee Cloitre.Suchanee was...

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...

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.

#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...

[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...

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...

[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,...

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Activists start a petition to protest the removal of a portrait of a student protester killed by the military

Students at Chulalongkorn University have started an online petition to protest the removal of a portrait of Somdet Wirunhaphon, a first-year student...

[UPDATE-1] The central bank maintains country’s benchmark lending rate at 0.5 per cent

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to maintain the policy interest rate on Wednesday.

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[UPDATE-1] Representatives from the private sector expect a recession of at least 8 per cent in 2020

The Thai economy is expected to go into a recession of at least 7-9 per cent in 2020, the Joint Standing Committee...

#RIPWanchalerm trends on Twitter as activists allege that Wanchalearm is dead

A new hashtag, #ripwanchalerm, is now the number one trend on Twitter on Wednesday as netizens and the public claim that Wanchalearm...