Local news

Bashed up medical volunteer may countersue police

THE medical volunteer who was photographed being beaten up by Protection and Crowd Control Division police during Saturday’s protest at Democracy Monument and the City Shrine Pillar said at 7 p.m. this evening (Feb.15) that he will discuss with a lawyer about countersuing the police, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Puraphon Wongcheak, 19, a member

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Coronavirus

BMTA bus driver infected with coronavirus

A BUS DRIVER working for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) on route 34 and lives in adjacent Pathum Thani province has contracted coronavirus and is now undergoing treatment at Lumlooka Hospital, Sanook.com said today (Feb. 15). This driver resides in Suchart market area which is one of two markets where proactive searches were conducted yesterday,

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Local news

Thai govt hits back at Covax vaccine alliance critics

Government spokesman Anucha Buraphachaisri, responding to media reports that Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country to skip the WHO’s Covax scheme, said that as a middle-income country Thailand is not eligible for free or cheap vaccines under the program. “Buying vaccines directly from the manufacturers is an appropriate choice… as it’s more flexible,” Mr

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World news

Myanmar spirit mediums take aim at military coup

YANGON: Otherworldly forces are displeased with the generals behind Myanmar’s coup, according to the ornately dressed spirit mediums joining street protests to denounce the country’s sudden turn back to army rule. A group of the clairvoyants this week marched alongside civil servants, garment factory workers and students in the commercial capital Rangoon to call for

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World news

Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

YANGON: Myanmar’s new military regime warned the public not to harbour fugitive political activists on Sunday after issuing arrest warrants for veteran democracy campaigners supporting massive nationwide anti-coup protests. Much of the country has been in uproar since last week when soldiers detained Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted her government, ending a decade-old fledgling

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Business

Thailand 2020 investment applications at over 480 billion baht led by E&E and food – BOI

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) has revealed that local and foreign investors in 2020 filed a total of 1,717 applications for investment promotion, representing a combined investment value of 481.1 billion baht ($6 billion), led by projects in the electric and electronics and the agriculture and food processing sectors, and a surge in the medical

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Business World news

China’s clandestine economic warfare revealed

Financial warfare involves the deliberate efforts of weakening the financial system underlying the domestic economy of a target country. In today’s realm, national security embodies far more than physical borders and is far less straightforward than eyeing the perimeter for invaders. National security has become much more complicated, multifaceted, and can easily be compromised via

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