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Thammanat named secretary-general of Thai Economic Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters “REBELLIOUS” MP Thammanat Prompao was today (Mar.18) named secretary-general of the Thai Economic Party. In today’s general caucus of Thai Economic Party, Wit Thephasadin na Ayudhya was voted top leader and Thammanat was voted secretary-general of the brand-new party whose executive board consists of 18 members, most of whom are

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World news

NYC man charged in brutal mugging of Thai model has extensive arrest record

  By Tamar Lapin, Joe Marino and Melissa Klein, New York Post A NEW YORK CITY man has been busted for the horrifying November attack on an aspiring Thai model on a Herald Square subway platform, police said on Saturday. Kevin Douglas, 40, was charged on Thursday with second-degree robbery, third-degree robbery and second-degree assault,

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World news

Indonesia parliament passes bill on new capital, paving the way for construction to begin

By Channel NewsAsia Jakarta – The Indonesian parliament passed a bill on the country’s planned new capital in eastern Kalimantan today (Jan. 18). This means that the construction of the new capital can soon begin, ahead of the planned relocation from the current capital of Jakarta starting 2024. Speaking in parliament, House of Representatives Speaker

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Health

PM: No additional ticket sales at the door for New Year countdown events

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Dec. 25) ordered strict implementation of measures for holding New Year countdown events and forbade the sale of additional tickets at the door, Thai Rath newspaper said. Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said Gen. Prayut emphasised that those organising New Year countdown festivities must strictly implement

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Health

PM: Only BMA’s New Year countdown events cancelled

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said via his adviser this evening (Dec. 23) that only New Year countdown events organised by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration  (BMA) have been cancelled, meaning not those staged by the private sector, Matichon newspaper said. Ms. Natreya Thaweewong, the Prime Minister’s adviser who clarified this cancellation via Line messaging app to

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Health

New Year celebrations allowed till 1 a.m.

  THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee today (Dec.13) passed a resolution allowing the public to drink alcoholic beverages in restaurants on New Year’s Eve till 1 a.m. New Year’s Day, Matichon newspaper said. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, however said this is only allowed at open-air restaurants or those with good

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Local news

Brand-new, pro-Prayut party aiming to recruit MPs from Prawit’s camp

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A FORMER ELECTORAL STRATEGIST said today (Sept. 29) he aimed at talking 13 MPs of the Palang Pracharath Party into leaving for a brand-new one with intent to help Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha prolong his rule. Suchart Jantarachotikul, the former electoral strategist for the Palang Pracharath Party in the southern

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Business

Commerce Ministry launches new site

The Commerce Ministry has launched the MOC Online One-Stop Service to simplify business processes and to spare clients the hassle of visiting a ministry office or provincial commercial office. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said the new website gathers 85 services covering new business registration, intellectual property, international and internal trade, earlier provided by nine agencies

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Health

Gatherings banned nationwide, eating and drinking also banned on airplanes

SOON after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) banned gatherings nationwide amid an upsurge in coronavirus infections the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) also issued new regulations forbidding passengers from eating and drinking on domestic flights, Amarin TV reported today (Dec. 30, 2020). These steps followed CCSA’s announcement that over the past 24

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Health

Emporium, EmQuartier cancel New Year countdown amid Covid-19 outbreak

THE operators of the swanky downtown shopping malls Emporium and EmQuartier today (Dec. 24) announced the cancellation of their Funtastic Countdown to 2021 event while reducing to appropriate level The Magical Christmas activities during Dec. 24-27 due to the new outbreak of Covid-19, Amarin TV reported this afternoon (Dec. 24). This is for the safety

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