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Gold mine protests in north-eastern Thailand go viral after shot fired

Clashes around a gold mine in Thailand’s Loei province went viral Wednesday after an official fired a shot into the air during a confrontation with activists and locals.The hashtag #เหมืองแร่เมืองเลย (Gold Mine in...

Italian-Thai Development shares fall over cancellation of Myanmar SEZ contracts

Shares of Italian-Thai Development (ITD) fell 3.51 per cent to 1.10 baht at 11.40 am Wednesday with a trading value of 43.36 million baht, after the company notified the market that all of its concession agreements in...

The government wants 40 million people to register for its tracing app; 132 new coronavirus cases

The government wants 40 million people to register to its contact tracing application to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Wednesday.The 'Mor Chana' application has already been downloaded...

Opinion: Poor Sinovac results in Brazil raise questions about the Thai government

Data just in from Brazil shows the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine to be far less effective than claimed by Beijing, raising serious questions about the Thai government’s decision to invest heavily in the Sinovac jab, with the first...

Thailand boosts unemployment benefits and cuts taxes to help citizens faced with Covid costs

Thai social security contributions are to be lowered from 5 to 3 per cent for three months from January following approval by the cabinet Tuesday.The unemployment benefit for those let go due to...

Woman arrested in Bangkok after new drug cocktail “K-powdered milk” kills six

A 23-year-old woman was arrested in Bangkok on Tuesday in possession of three small bags of the drug known as Yah K-Nom Phong (ยาเคนมผง), or “K-Powdered Milk”, which has been linked to six deaths in the capital...

Thai government lowers consumer bills to help face Covid-19 crisis

The cabinet on Tuesday approved measures to lower utility bills, give cash handouts and provide more soft loans to mitigate the economic impacts of the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak."They might not...

Thai Airways liquidity enough for another four months, company says

Beleaguered flag carrier Thai Airways International outlined plans to stay afloat until April or May, as it prepares to meet an extended deadline to submit its rehabilitation plan to the Central Bankruptcy Court on February 2.

Thailand finds 287 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Tuesday that it had found 287 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of those, 278 were local infections while nine were found in quarantine facilities, according to the...

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Two arrested after weekend Bangkok protests

Two people were arrested Saturday for protesting against the government’s use of the lese-majeste law, at the Victory Monument intersection in downtown...

Thailand finds 230 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

Thailand’s government said on Saturday that it had found 230 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.Of...

Growth forecast overly optimistic, Bank of Thailand warns

The latest outbreak of Covid-19 in Thailand could pull economic growth lower than the 3.2 per cent estimated by the government for...

PM: Legalized gambling could be on the cards to curb Covid-19 spread

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Friday that he is open to the idea of legal gambling venues in Thailand, to help...

BTS extension fee could soar to 158 baht over talks delay, governor warns

The fare to ride the Green Line extension of Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain could more than double to 158 baht, the city governor...