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Bigger oil slick just 3 km away from Rayong shore

  WITH oil from the an undersea pipeline that leaked 400,000 litres of crude into the sea near Map Ta Phut earlier this week having washed up on parts of Mae Ram Phueng beach in Rayong province before dawn today (Jan. 29) a senior official warned that a bigger mass is just three kilometres away

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Business

Thailand counts down to reopening Test & Go entry on Feb. 1

  THAILAND is gearing up to reopen the Test & Go entry procedure on Feb. 1 with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha confident that all systems, particularly public health, are ready to handle the increased inflow of foreign tourists, Naewna newspaper said today (Jan. 28). Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said the

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Santi named Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general in place of Thammanat

By Thai Newsroom Reporters DEPUTY FINANCE Minister Santi Prompat was today (Jan. 27) named secretary-general of Palang Pracharath Party, the biggest coalition partner in government. At the order of Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan, Santi has become the party’s secretary-general in place of Thammanat Prompow who was ousted from the party’s membership alongside 20

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Coup might occur again as ‘only solution’ for besieged Prayut?

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND’S DEMOCRATIC RULE might possibly be disrupted again by a military coup which would be viewed as “the only solution” for the powers-that-be, said Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew today (Jan. 26). Chonlanan told reporters at parliament that democratic rule might possibly come to an end due to a

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Thammanat’s clique of MPs will continue to support govt: Prawit

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG Pracharath Party secretary-general Thammanat Prompow and 20 other MPs will definitely continue to support the current coalition government though they have left for a brand-new party, said Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Jan. 25). Prawit assured that Thammanat and those MPs under his command

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Coronavirus

Several Covid clusters emerge amid daily tally of 6,718 and 12 deaths

  WHILE the Covid count declined to 6,718 cases and 12 deaths today (Jan. 25) the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) warned that several clusters had emerged with the one in Bangkok being at a boxing camp in Bangkok Noi area, Naewna newspaper said. Dr. Sumani Watcharasin, CCSA’s assistant spokesperson, said clusters at factories

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P-Move protesters barge in as Prawit canvasses for by-election candidate 

  WHILE Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan was canvassing for his party’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in Laksi/Chatuchak constituency of Bangkok today (Jan. 24) the People’s Network for a Just Society (P-Move) protesters pushed their way through and handed over a letter to his representatives, Matichon newspaper said. With

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Big hopes pinned on Prayut’s visit to Saudi Arabia next week

THE official announcement today (Jan. 23) that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25-26, immediately attracted attention both in Thailand and the world stage because relations between the two countries have been at a standstill for over three decades, Matichon newspaper said. Ties between the two countries

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