Business

Songkhla hoteliers complain border reopening has not helped

DESPITE THE Sadao immigration checkpoint in southern Songkhla province having reopened after two years on Apr.l 1 hoteliers complained today (Apr. 7) that this has not helped them because the entry barriers and cost to their province are higher than Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga and Koh Samui, Matichon newspaper said. Mr. Siwat Suwanwong, president of

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Southern by-election rerun possible if ‘orange card’ handed out: Ex-election chief

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION COMMISSIONER Somchai Srisutthiyakorn today (Jan. 17) suggested any candidates defeated in yesterday’s by-election for MP either in Chumphorn or Songkhla file a truthful, evidence-based complaint of an allegedly unfair race to parliament so that an “orange card” might probably be issued by the polling agency and the mini-race

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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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Analysis

Analysis: Southern by-election spiced up with Move Forward underdogs

  By Out-Crowd THOUGH MOVE FORWARD PARTY’S men running for the first time for MP in Sunday’s by-election in Chumphorn and Songkhla are virtually viewed by southern constituents as underdog contenders with very slim chances of winning, they have been considerably spicing up the mini-races to parliament. The opposition party’s rank and file undoubtedly anticipate

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Southern by-election to show strength of state mechanism, local business cliques: Academic

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE UPCOMING BY-ELECTION IN Chumphorn and Songkhla will definitely demonstrate how effective the state mechanism and local business cliques will be in the making of a couple of southern MPs under the banners of the largest coalition partner in government, namely Palang Pracharath Party, according to a noted academic. January 16’s

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Southern by-election to see fierce contest among 3 coalition partners

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A BY-ELECTION FOR MPs in southern constituencies will likely feature unrelenting contests among three coalition partners in government, namely Palang Pracharath Party, Bhumjaithai Party and Democrat Party. The by-election in Chumphon Constituency 1 and Songkhla Constituency 6 is tentatively scheduled by the Election Commission on January 16 for an MP

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Protesting Jana villagers occupy bridge outside Govt House

By Thai Newsroom Reporters VILLAGERS FROM JANA DISTRICT of Songkhla today (Dec. 13) occupied a bridge outside Government House to resume their year-long protest against an industrial estate project in their coastal area of the southern province. Dozens of the protesting Jana villagers, calling themselves a Network For the Protection of Jana Native Land, set

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Health

Songkhla police hunt for Covid escapee

POLICE in southern Songkhla province are busy chasing a Covid-infected young man who escaped from a field hospital with the help of a friend and is still at large, Sanook.com said this afternoon (August 14). The 24-year-old youth was being treated for this infection at the provincial field hospital which is located within the compound

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