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Man dressed as Joker terrorises Tokyo train

By Reuters staff, published by The Denver Gazette Tokyo (Reuters) – A 24-year-old man dressed in Batman’s Joker costume attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line on Sunday evening, injuring about 10 people as many party-goers headed into the city centre for Halloween gatherings, media reported. Police arrested the suspected attacker on the spot, media

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Activists call for freeing lese majeste detainees on bail at huge protest

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVIST groups today (Oct. 31) organised a peaceful street protest in the heart of Bangkok and repeated calls for the release on bail of detained political activists and the abolition of the draconian lese majeste law, better known as Criminal Code Section 112. Several activist groups including Khana Ratsadon,

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Coronavirus

Police warn no parties allowed despite easing of alcohol rule 

  ALTHOUGH Bangkok Metropolitan Administration yesterday gave the green light for people to drink alcohol at SHA certified restaurants till 9 p.m. from tomorrow (Nov. 1) National Police Chief  Pol. Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk warned that no parties or other activities that lead to coronavirus spreading will be allowed, Naewna newspaper said. Pol Maj. Gen. Yingyot

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Vietnam jails citizen journalists for ‘abusing democratic rights’

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Hanoi – A Vietnamese court has jailed five citizen journalists for “abusing democratic rights”, drawing sharp US criticism of the communist government’s crackdown on freedom of speech. Vietnam’s hardline administration often moves swiftly to stifle dissent, jailing activists, journalists and any critic with large audiences on Facebook, which

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Local news

Ex-election commissioner joins Thai Liberal Party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has joined Thai Liberal Party under leadership of former police chief Seripisut Temiyavej. Somchai confirmed today (Oct. 30) he has already registered himself with the 10-MP opposition party but said he is yet undecided whether he will contest the next election under the tickets of Seripisut’s

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Coronavirus

Doctor warns of superspreader risk from turning Bangkok into a blue zone

  A DOCTOR at Siriraj Hospital,Mahidol University, warned in a Facebook post today (Oct. 30) that the big jump in turning Bangkok from deep red maximum and strict control zone to the blue tourism pilot scheme category thus allowing alcohol to be served in hotels and restaurants will certainly trigger superspreading events, Siam Rath newspaper

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Local news

No cabinet reshuffle arising from party conflict anytime soon: Prawit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Oct. 29) there will be no cabinet reshuffle on the part of the largest coalition partner anytime soon following an internal conflict which he said has already come to an end. No cabinet members attached to the disintegrated Palang Pracharath Party will

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Coronavirus

Curfew only remains in 7 provinces; Bangkok a ‘blue zone’ to receive tourists

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee has cancelled curfew in all but seven provinces still remaining the maximum and strict control zone (dark red) with Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Nga and Phuket coming under a new blue tourism pilot scheme zone with this effective from Monday Nov. 1, Sanook.com said this afternoon

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New Asean chair Cambodia to keep pressure on Myanmar junta

By Reuters Staff and published Channel NewsAsia Phnom Penh – Cambodia, the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), will push Myanmar’s military rulers to open dialogue with its opponents, its foreign minister said today (Oct. 28). Warning Myanmar was on the “brink of civil war”, Prak Sokhonn said Cambodia would appoint

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Local news

Thammanat remains intact as Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAMMANAT PROMPOW today (Oct. 28) survived an adverse plot to oust him as secretary-general of Palang Pracharath Party, given solid support from party leader Prawit Wongsuwan. During today’s meeting of Palang Pracharath executive board members, Thammanat’s position as party secretary-general was specifically strengthened with unfaltering support from the party leader

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Coronavirus

Bangkok logs 702 Covid cases today as national total stands at 8,452 

WHILE coronavirus cases appeared in all 50 Bangkok districts today (Oct. 27) the total dwindled to 702 with the national tally over 24 hours to this morning too having dropped to 8,452 cases, Amarin TV said. Bangkok authorities are still following the condition of 13 other patients while also revealing that today’s worst infected district

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