Local news

Police and WeVo guards clash in front of Myanmar embassy

WE Volunteer (WeVo) protest guards and police clashed in front of Myanmar embassy on Sathorn road late afternoon today (Feb. 1) after the latter moved in to break up a peaceful rally against the coup mounted at the neighbouring country this morning, Siam Rath newspaper reported. The WeVo guards arrived at the embassy at 3.30

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Local news

#SaveMyanmar going viral in Twittersphere

SOON after Myanmar’s military seized power after detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her governing party early this morning (Feb. 1) the hashtag #SaveMyanmar quickly rose to the top of the day’s Thai Twitter trend, Sanook.com reported. The second hashtag going viral in Thai Twittersphere is #Coup. Many

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Business Technology

Wall Street will never be the same again

(New York) – This week, the biggest story in the financial markets is the absurdist, (pretty-sure-I-hallucinated-it) drama involving GameStop, a struggling video game retailer that became the rope in a high-stakes tug of war between Wall Street suits and a crusading internet mob. The simplest explanation for what happened is that a bunch of hyper-online

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World news

Navalny, WHO and Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, the World Health Organization and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg are among those nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. All three are backed by Norwegian politicians who have a track record of picking the winner, while outsiders for the prestigious award include former US President Donald Trump. Thousands of people, from

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World news

Hong Kong seizes record HK$2.2bn worth of narcotics

(Hong Kong) Customs enforcers seized more than 3½ tonnes of illegal drugs worth almost HK$2.2 billion (8.46 billion baht) in 2020, the largest amount in a single year since records began nearly two decades ago. With the Covid-19 pandemic crippling global travel and shutting borders, international trafficking syndicates switched from using human couriers to transporting

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Business

Commerce Ministry launches new site

The Commerce Ministry has launched the MOC Online One-Stop Service to simplify business processes and to spare clients the hassle of visiting a ministry office or provincial commercial office. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the new website gathers 85 services covering new business registration, intellectual property, international and internal trade, earlier provided by nine agencies

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Local news

Govt critic faces 15-years jail

THE Criminal Court has ordered leading government critic Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to delete allegations on social media that question the business ethics of His Majesty the King and the Prime Minister. The government said Mr Thanathorn’s Progressive Movement claims that the Kingdom’s coronavirus vaccine policy unfairly favours a company owned by His Majesty the King. Now

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