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Chadchart wins landslide victory as Bangkok governor

By Thai Newsroom Reporters CHADCHART SITTIPUNT has today (May 22) struck a landslide victory in Bangkok’s gubernatorial election with a record 1.37 million-plus votes, according to unofficial reports. Chadchart who has run as a non-partisan candidate was believed to have won in all 50 districts of Bangkok with the 1.37 million-plus votes recorded as the

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World news

Pounded by Russian offensive in the east, Ukraine rules out ceasefire

  By Reuters and published by ChannelNews Asia Kyiv – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow while Russia stepped up its attack in the eastern Donbas region and stopped sending gas to Finland in its latest response to Western sanctions and its deepening international isolation. Polish President Andrzej Duda told

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Democrat candidate wins Ratchaburi’s by-election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A DEMOCRAT PARTY CANDIDATE has won today’s (May 21) by-election for MP of Ratchaburi, according to unofficial reports. The Democrat, Chaitip Kamonpantip, won 51,743 votes from constituents in Constituency 3 covering Bhotharam and Jom Bueng districts of the western province. Chaitip who has earlier performed as provincial councillor representing Bhotharam

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Doi Inthanon shut, Chiang Mai flooded after 200mm rain

  CONTINUOUS rain since last night reaching as much as 200 millimetres at Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon National Park led to the popular park temporarily shutting its tourists attractions and the northern city inundated with forest runoff, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (May 21). The torrential downpour caused waterfalls to rise rapidly and rivers overflowing

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World news

Russian forces step up east Ukraine campaign, more wounded leave Mariupol bastion

By Reuters and published by Financial Post Kyiv – Russian forces bombarded areas of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region from land and air on Friday, destroying houses in residential districts and killing a number of civilians, Ukrainian officials said. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the assaults had turned the Donbas into “hell.” In the southern port city

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Business

Cambodia Airways inaugural Phnom Penh-Koh Samui flight warmly welcomed

SENIOR officials were on hand to welcome passengers flying from Phnom Penh to Koh Samui on Cambodia Airways inaugural flight KR 723 today (May 20) with this leading to two non-stop weekly flights on this route henceforth, Naewna newspaper said. Surat Thani Governor Mr. Witchawut Jinto and Koh Samui District Chief Mr. Chayaphon Ontornsupha accompanied

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Business

Entertainment venues allowed to reopen in blue, green provinces from June 1

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (May 20) allowed entertainment venues such as  pubs, bars, karaoke lounges and massage parlours to reopen from June 1 onwards but only in blue and green provinces, Sanook.com said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman,said these venues are only allowed to stay open till midnight and

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Three nabbed in big drug bust near Thai-Lao border

ACTING on a tip-off narcotics suppression police arrested three suspects and seized almost 9 million methamphetamine pills and 50 kilogramme of Ketamine powder being transported inland from the Thai-Lao border in Chaing Rai province last night, Naewna newspaper said today (May 19). Pol. Maj. Gen. Banpot Mungkhangklang, chief of Narcotics Suppression Division 3, sent police

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MPs push for legalization of online gaming, casinos, underground lotteries

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters LAWMAKERS ATTACHED TO pro-government splinter parties today (May 18) filed legislation to amend the Gambling Act to legalize online gaming, casinos and underground lotteries once and for all. Spearheaded by Thai Local Power Party leader/MP Chatchawal Kong-udom, the 20 proponents of the amendment to the Gambling Act of 1935 have

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