Local news

Two rounds of chaos in front of military compound 

THOUSANDS of protesters were bombarded with high-pressure water cannons with some of them feeling their eyes burn when they reached the 1st Infantry Regiment compound where Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence is located but after negotiations with police and starting to clear parts of Viphavadi Rangsit Highway another melee erupted with protesters throwing objects at

Read more
Local news

Police: Free Youth protesters heading for PM’s house this afternoon

METROPOLITAN Police has arranged 12 companies of policemen to deal with a march from the Victory Monument to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence at the 1st Infantry Regiment compound at 3 p.m. today (Feb. 28), INN News and Sanook.com said. Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai, deputy chief and spokesman of Metropolitan Police, said it had

Read more
Business

New business registration tops highest since January 2019

  NEW business registration topped 7,283 in January, the highest since January 2019, driven by the promise of Covid-19 inoculations and upbeat sentiment on the country’s economic outlook, NNT said today (Feb. 27). Business Development Department Director-General Thosapone Dansuputra said the new business registration trend in 2021 is expected to come in line with the

Read more
Local news Technology

Temple of Zoom: 200,000 Thai Buddhists mark holy day via video link

By Artorn Pookasook and Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters, published by Yahoo! News MORE than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link yesterday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest holidays. The ritual began with a prayer in Pali, the language of

Read more
Local news

Chuan: Five MPs given jail terms are all out

PARLIAMENT President Chuan Leepai said today (Feb. 25) that five MPs, among them three ministers, who were sentenced to imprisonment without bail have to immediately vacate their positions, Thai Rath newspaper said. The five of them are Mr. Buddhipongse Punnakanta, former digital economy and society minister, Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, former education minister, both MPs of

Read more
Coronavirus

Chaing Mai lifts checkpoints as daily Covid count again below a hundred

AS the coronavirus count has stayed low for many days now, with today’s (Feb. 25) tally being 72, Chiang Mai has now removed all entry checkpoints, Sanook.com said. This northern city’s Communicable Diseases Committee relaxed entry controls to allow people to again live a normal life after not having any coronavirus cases for 43 consecutive

Read more