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House budget committee okays planned purchase of 2 F-35A fighters

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE today (August 3) approved the air force’s planned purchase of a couple of Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters beginning with a down payment in the upcoming fiscal 2023. The House budget committee members voted 45:22 to endorse the planned purchase of the first batch of

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Health

Third monkeypox case emerges in Phuket

  A THIRD monkeypox case has cropped up in the country with this being a German man who came to Phuket on July 18 and soon afterwards started having symptoms and later tested positive, Matichon newspaper said today (Aug. 3). Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, head of the Public Health Ministry’s Disease Control Department, said it has

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Retired general becomes top leader of United Nation Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A RETIRED ARMY general has become top leader of a little-known coalition partner United Nation Party. In today’s (August 1) extraordinary caucus of United Nation Party, Wit Thephasadin na Ayudhya was named top leader of the one-MP coalition partner whilst former Thai Rak Thai MP Chamlong Krudkhuntod was named secretary-general

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99 Citizens Group urges Prayut to step down before eight-year term ends

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A 99 CITIZENS GROUP has today (July 31) kicked off a fresh move for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down before his eight-year term supposedly ends next month. Today’s anti-Prayut movement steered by the Campaign For Democracy Committee and endorsed by the so-called 99 Citizens group including academics, political

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MPs reminded of being representatives of people, not powers that be

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A PROMINENT ACADEMIC has reminded all MPs of the basic principle that they all have been elected as representatives of the people and not the powers that be who might possibly have the highly questionable electoral system retwisted. Pichai Rattanadilok na Phuket, director of National Institute of Development Administration’s Political

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Three suspects arrested in food fraud raid 

  POLICE arrested three suspects on trademark counterfeiting charges in a raid on a single-storey house in Pathum Thani province where unbranded monosodium glutamate (MSG) food additive was found falsely-labelled under a well-known brand, Sanook.com said yesterday (July 27). Altogether 54,445 items separated into 21 categories were seized during the raid and aside from the

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