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2020 fiscal budget in disarray over procedural gaffe

Parliament finally passed its long-delayed budget for the 2020 fiscal year two weeks ago but its validity is now in question because of irregularity during the voting process.  Chief government whip Virat Rattanaset told local...

Plastic industry reeling after environmental-friendly moves

As Thailand starts to say no to plastic bags, the plastic industry is struggling to keep up with the sudden change in consumer behavior.Thailand’s Pollution Control Department found that in 2018 the country produced...

Tourist numbers to increase despite coronavirus outbreak in China

The government and a tourism body are expecting the number of international arrivals to increase in the first quarter of 2020, as a SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)-like virus is spreading throughout China. The...

Prayut blames everyone but himself for Bangkok pollution issues; schools can close for 7 days

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed the public and farmers for rising pollution levels in Bangkok on Monday but did not address any measures to curb the smog. Bangkok has experienced poor air quality over...

Thai opposition parties to submit no-confidence motion

Pheu Thai and other opposition parties plan to submit a no-confidence motion against the ruling coalition to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the next two days.Once submitted, the House of...

Opposition party increases pressure on government over Bangkok’s smog problem

The Thai government has come under increasing pressure from opposition parties over Bangkok’s continued smog problems, local media reported. Bangkok’s air quality reached 170 on the Air Quality Index on Monday, a level marked as unhealthy. Pheu Thai MP...

Slowdown in global demand affects Thailand more than neighbours

The slowdown in global demand is affecting Thailand the most when compared to other countries in the region, the World Bank said in a report.  Nevertheless, the economy is expected to pick up...

Cartoon: We must protect our women!

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The BIG Interview: “Why I left the Democrat Party”

Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu is his own man. Don’t believe the countless articles and exposés comparing him to his uncle, former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Parit insists that he is very different. Of course, that...

Future Forward says new party is ready to go if party gets dissolved

Future Forward’s leaders told supporters on Saturday that a new party was ready to go, should the party get dissolved by the Constitutional Court.“A new party has been prepared, it’s common as this...

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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.

SEAOIL shares soar up by 6.9 per cent due to new crude discovery on L53/48

The share price of Sea Oil PCL (SEAOIL) stood at 2.48 baht on the Wednesday morning session closing (12:30 p.m.), rising up...

[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...