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Thailand improves in corruption survey

Thailand has improved by nine places to 101st out of 180 countries in the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index from 110th in 2021, Transparency International (TI) said on Tuesday.

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Thailand improves in corruption survey
21:22

Anutin posters cause a stir

The Pheu Thai Party on Tuesday joined a call for the Election Commission (EC) to look into posters erected at many state-run hospitals depicting Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

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Anutin posters cause a stir
21:05

Court lets 'Pinky' remove electronic tag

Actress Savika “Pinky” Chaiyadej on Tuesday won approval from the Criminal Court to remove an electronic monitoring (EM) device she was required to wear after her release from jail on Nov 30 last year.

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Court lets 'Pinky' remove electronic tag
20:58

Beijing reaches 'temporary herd immunity'

BEIJING: Beijing has reached “temporary herd immunity” and its Covid outbreak is nearing an end, a city health official said on Tuesday, in another sign China’s unprecedented virus wave is waning.

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Beijing reaches 'temporary herd immunity'
20:12

Minister vows to plug Elite Card loopholes

Tourism minister vows to plug loopholes in Thailand Elite Card to prevent dodgy Chinese business operators from using the privilege cards to enter the country.

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Loopholes to close
18:29

Pheu Thai pressed on royal-insult law

Political activists on Tuesday pressed the Pheu Thai Party to pledge that if it wins the coming election, it would repeal the law on royal defamation.

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Pheu Thai lobbied
17:59

11,548 drivers lost licence points in first 3 weeks

A total of 11,548 motorists lost points in the first three weeks of the new driving licence demerits system, with Chai Nat province having the most offenders.

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First deductions
17:38

Appeal court orders tobacco tax-dodging fine cut

The Court of Appeal on Tuesday ordered a reduction to a 130-million-baht fine imposed on the tobacco giant Philip Morris for evading tax on cigarettes imported from Indonesia.

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Appeal court orders tobacco tax-dodging fine cut
17:35

Cabinet approves higher minimum wages for skilled workers

The cabinet approves increased minimum wages, ranging from 465 to 700 baht a day, for skilled workers in 17 occupations in three sectors.

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Payrise for some
17:09

2022 rice exports beat target

Thailand exported 7.69 million tonnes of rice in 2022, up 22.1% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

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2022 rice exports beat target
15:51

US squeeze on Huawei worries China

China is "seriously concerned" about a report that the United States has stopped approving licences for US companies to export items to the tech giant Huawei, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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US squeeze on Huawei worries China
15:02

Police chief apologises over alleged extortion of actress

The national police chief apologises over the alleged extortion of a visiting Taiwanese actress by Bangkok police, saying most police are decent people dedicated to serving the public.

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'Apologies'
14:58

BoT: Tourism keeps economy on upward path

The economy continued to recover in December, boosted by increased tourism and domestic consumption, while exports were affected by the slowing economies of trading partners, the Bank of Thailand said on Tuesday.

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BoT: Tourism keeps economy on upward path
14:33

Myanmar invited to military meeting in Thailand

WASHINGTON: The Myanmar military has been invited to take part in a regional military meeting in Bangkok co-chaired by Thailand and the United States, the US military confirmed on Monday.

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Myanmar invited to military meeting in Thailand
13:52

Tourist arrivals on Koh Samui top 200,000 in January

SURAT THANI: More than 200,000 tourists visited Koh Samui in January, giving a welcome boost to the tourist island's economy.

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Tourist arrivals on Koh Samui top 200,000 in January
13:38

BBC Arabic Radio airs final broadcast after 85 years

The BBC’s Arabic Radio aired its last broadcast, ending 85 years of programming on the network’s first foreign-language service — one depended on by millions of listeners.

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Final broadcast
13:32

Fuel consumption up 13.5% last year

Domestic fuel consumption rose 13.5% year-on-year last year on the country's reopening and improving Covid-19 situation, the Department of Energy Business reported.

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Fuel consumption up 13.5% last year
13:10

Prayut calls for end to bickering over Muay Thai-Kun Khmer

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for an end to the "pointless" bickering over whether traditional boxing should be called Muay Thai or Kun Khmer, the term used by Cambodians hosting the event at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in May.

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Prayut calls for end to bickering over Muay Thai-Kun Khmer
12:21

Checkpoint police transferred, face charges over extortion of actress

Two police officers and five non-commissioned officers at Huai Khwang station have been transferred to inactive posts over the alleged extortion of a visiting Taiwanese actress.

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Checkpoint police transferred, face charges over extortion of actress
12:14

Factory output worse than forecast

Thailand's factory output in December dropped more than expected, as a global slowdown hit demand for Thai exports, the Ministry of Industry said on Tuesday.

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Factory output worse than forecast