Local news

Democrat candidates win both southern constituencies in Sunday’s by-election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S candidates scored a victory in two southern constituencies over the Palang Pracharath Party’s contestants in today’s (Jan. 16) by-election for MP, according to unofficial reports. In Constituency 1 of Chumphon, the Democrat candidate, Issarapong Mark-ampai, gained 48,981 votes, compared to 32,229 votes cast for the Palang Pracharath

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World news

Tonga volcano causes ‘significant’ damage but no deaths: Ardern

By AFP, Reuters and Xinhua, published by The Straits Times  Wellington – Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa suffered “significant” damage in the powerful volcanic eruption which triggered a tsunami but there had been no reports of injury or death, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today (Jan. 16). “The tsunami has had a significant impact on

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Revenue Dept’s Twitter account hacked amid dispute over crypto trading tax

  THE REVENUE Department’s Twitter account was hacked today (Jan. 16) and turned to promoting non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the logo changed to one from Bored Ape Yacht Club, Sanook.com said. The hacking occurred amid a wave of criticism following the department’s announcement earlier this month it would be imposing a 15 percent capital gains

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