World news

Malaysia under fire after controversial Myanmar deportation

By AFP and published by MSN News MALAYSIA’S government faced mounting criticism from opposition MPs and rights groups today (Feb 24) over  its decision to deport over 1,000 Myanmar nationals in defiance of a court order. The migrants, whom activists say include vulnerable asylum seekers, departed on Tuesday on Myanmar navy ships from a Malaysian

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Sports

Tiger Woods had a rod inserted in his leg during an emergency surgery after a high-speed crash

By Madeline Holcombe, Stella Chan and Cheri Mossburg, CNN Los Angeles – Golf legend Tiger Woods’ lengthy emergency surgery following his one-vehicle rollover crash required the insertion of a rod, screws and pins to stabilize his leg, according to a statement on his Twitter account. Woods was “awake, responsive, and recovering,” after the surgery at

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Local news

Three ministers, Suthep jailed for anti-Yingluck chaos

THE Criminal Court today (Feb. 24) sentenced three ministers and protest leader and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban to imprisonment for mounting street protests that toppled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014 with the three ministers immediately losing their positions, Sanook.com and Thai Rath newspaper said this evening. Altogether 39 suspects who were

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Coronavirus

Thailand denies coronavirus pandemic started at Chatuchak market

SENIOR Thai officials came out to deny a foreign media report that the global coronavirus pandemic may have spread from Chatuchak market before doing so from China’s Wuhan city pointing out that Thailand had for two decades now been regularly researching diseases transmitted by bats and cross species transmission, Thai Rath newspaper said this afternoon

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Coronavirus

Prayut receives first lot of vaccine from China’s Sinovac

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to the warehouse at Suvarnabhumi Airport today (Feb. 24) to receive the country’s first 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine after their arrival from Beijing and declared that this shipment returns the smile to Thailand, Sanook.com said. Accompanying him were Deputy Premier and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and other senior

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