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The BIG Interview: Future Forward Deputy Leader Kunthida Rungruengkiat

“I am just a teacher…an everyday person” is Kunthida Rungruengkiat’s mantra. It is the narrative that she and the Future Forward Party want the electorate to believe, that this schoolteacher, the party’s deputy leader, is just a simple person...

STOCK FOCUS – BAM to benefit from economic malaise of Thailand as NPLs set to rise amid downturn

There are very few companies that people can tap into when a country’s economy is on a downhill trend. With Thailand’s economic condition deteriorating by the day, one company stands out to possibly benefit from this downturn – Bangkok...

More coronavirus cases in Thailand; death toll spikes in China

Seven new cases of coronavirus were found in Thailand over the weekend bringing the total number of cases to 32, according to official statistics.The Ministry of Public Health said that as of Sunday night, 395 patients were being...

Thai leaders take to social media to offer condolences over Korat mass shooting

On Saturday, a disaffected soldier shot his commanding officer at an army camp before going on a shooting rampage in the Korat city centre. Thai political leaders have taken to social media to offer condolences and updates.Prime Minister Prayut...

Four talking points as the Korat shootings unfold

On Saturday, a disaffected soldier shot his commanding officer at an army camp before going on a shooting rampage in the Korat city centre. At least ten people are confirmed to have been killed with dozens more wounded.Here are four...

Thailand’s gun laws and statistics: A brief overview

Thailand has had a gun ownership law since 1947.The Act Concerning Firearms, Ammunition, and Explosives allows people to obtain gun licenses for the purposes of self-defense, protection of property, sports or hunting.The law was amended in 2017...

[Update-3] At least 20 dead in Korat shooting, over a hundred evacuated from mall

At least 20 people are dead and 31 more injured in a mass shooting in the North-Eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima, officials said Sunday.Of the 31 injured, four are in intensive care in critical condition, public health minister...

Constitutional Court rules budget bill vote valid

The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the 2020 fiscal year budget bill is still valid by a vote of 5:4, despite irregularity during the voting process and ordered a re-vote in the second and third readings. Speaker of the...

SET down ahead of Constitutional Court decision

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) went down slightly by 0.12 per cent to 1534.02 points on Friday morning with a low trading volume of 27.94 billion baht, as the market was waiting for news of the Constitutional Court’s...

A new tone for the economy

2020 was supposed to be a year of recovery, as the weakening baht was meant to help exports, and global demand was set to recover. The baht kept its promise and went from the best Asian performer in 2019, to the worst in January. Today...

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