Local news

Angry protesters break curfew to vent anger at Myanmar military

By TNR Special Correspondent AT around 8.30 p.m. tonight (Feb. 3) in Yangon (9 p.m. in Thailand) a defending demonstration took place on one of main streets with the protesters breaking the curfew that started half an hour earlier at 8 p.m. TNR’s special correspondent based in the Myanmar capital saw with his own eyes

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Coronavirus

Daily Covid count still high at 795

Thailand saw 795 new coronavirus cases emerge over the past 24 hours to this morning (Feb. 3) taking the cumulative confirmed cases to 21,249, Sanook.com and Siam Rath newspaper said. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokesman Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin said of the total 21,249 cases, 14,001 have been cured while 7,169 are still

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Business

Thai household debt likely to climb further

(Bloomberg News) – Thailand’s household debt, already among the highest in emerging Asia, is expected to rise further as a fresh Covid19 outbreak curbs incomes, weighing on consumer spending and heightening financial-stability risks. Household debt stood at 13.8 trillion baht, or 87% of gross domestic product, at the end of September 2020, up from 79% a

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Life World news

UN calls for ban on virginity tests

  The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have called for a ban on virginity tests following a civil rights campaign and media investigation. Controversial “virginity tests”, which involve intrusive and unscientific examinations, are being offered by medical clinics around Britain, according to an investigation. The test claims to determine if a woman’s hymen

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