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14:20

Supreme Court upholds MP's jail term for 2014 vote buying

Former Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong (pictured) and his younger brother Manote lose their final appeal against two-year sentences for vote buying in a 2014 local government election, and go straight to prison.

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Off to jail
14:10

Opec secretary-general dies

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) secretary-general Mohammad Barkindo, an oil industry veteran who steered the group through the creation of the Opec+ alliance, has died in his native Nigeria, according to officials.

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Opec secretary-general dies
13:54

Cannabis opponents should be open to wisdom, says health minister

NONTHABURI: Opponents of the decision to decriminalise cannabis need to open their minds to the wisdom on the merits of the plant, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.

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Cannabis opponents should be open to wisdom, says health minister
13:31

Tsunami drill in Phuket July 20

PHUKET: A tsunami evacuation drill will be held in this southern island province on July 30, after a series of underwater earthquakes off the Nicobar Islands raised local residents' fears of an impending tsunami, governor Narong Woonciew said on Wednesday.

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Tsunami drill in Phuket July 20
13:28

Singapore contentious foreign interference law effective Thursday

A controversial Singapore law that aims to prevent foreign entities or individuals from influencing politics in the country will come into effect from Thursday.

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Singapore contentious foreign interference law effective Thursday
12:46

Weak baht 'driven by external factors'

Thailand's weakening baht is being driven down by external factors and the central bank is closely monitoring the situation, Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said, with the currency trading at its weakest level in more than five years against the dollar.

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Weak baht 'driven by external factors'
12:45

Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as economy burns

NEHINNA, Sri Lanka: As once relatively wealthy Sri Lanka suffers a dire economic crisis with shortages of everything from medicines to gas, people are returning to cooking with firewood.

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Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as economy burns
12:43

2,428 new Covid cases, 22 more deaths

The daily infection rate is rising, with confirmed new cases up 26% on Tuesday from 1,917 on Monday, and coronavirus-related deaths also increasing.

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+2,428 Covid
11:52

Ministry signs contract to buy long-acting antibody drug

The Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday signed a procurement agreement with AstraZeneca for 257,500 doses of the long-acting antibody drug Evusheld, which boosts Covid-19 immunity in patients with low immunity levels.

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Ministry signs contract to buy long-acting antibody drug
11:26

Copper crash deepens as recession fears dominate metals trading

Copper extended a sharp retreat after the economic bellwether suffered one of its worst days since the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 on growing fears of a global recession.

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Copper crash deepens as recession fears dominate metals trading
11:08

Myanmar job seekers caught in Hat Yai

SONGKHLA: Forty-one illegal migrants from Myanmar were caught on Tuesday as they boarded pickup trucks in Hat Yai district to take them to the southern border with Malaysia, where they had been promised there would be jobs.

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Myanmar job seekers caught in Hat Yai
10:35

Vietnam, S Korea aim to boost trade to $100bn

HANOI: Vietnam and South Korea aim to raise the value of bilateral trade between the countries to US$100 billion next year and to $150 billion by 2030, up from $78 billion last year, the Vietnamese government said.

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Vietnam, S Korea aim to boost trade to $100bn
10:09

State urged to back smart hospital drive

The government should support the smart hospital scheme backed by 5G infrastructure as it could help ease people's expenses and save the state budget, according to the former chief of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

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State urged to back smart hospital drive
09:31

Heaps of bogus Covid claims come to light

Thai General Insurance Association has found that thousands of policyholders submitted fraudulent documents to misappropriate over 500 million baht's worth of compensation from Covid insurance policies offering a lump-sum payment.

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Heaps of bogus Covid claims come to light
08:03

House passes police reform bill

Parliament on Tuesday passed a national police bill after an intense debate on a clause that will see the implementation of the new promotion criteria delayed for 180 days after the law goes into effect.

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House passes police reform bill
06:25

Defensive stocks gain amid inflation

Analysts suggest adjusting portfolios and investing in defensive stocks such as healthcare and ICT to hedge against soaring consumer prices as inflation jumped to 7.66% in June, the highest in 14 years.

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Defensive stocks gain amid inflation
06:15

Who are the winners of the mega mergers?

With a rival telecom merger on the horizon, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

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Who are the winners?
06:11

Free vote expected on party-list MPs

No resolution has been reached by the government whip on how coalition lawmakers will vote on the method for calculating party-list seats, suggesting a free vote may be on the cards, according to the government whip.

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06:00

Budget panel fears legal weed could hurt tourism

The House committee deliberating the budget bill for fiscal 2023 fears the decriminalisation of cannabis could have an adverse impact on tourism.

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Weed impact
05:55

Cabinet okays B8.38bn elderly aid

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 8.38 billion baht allocated from the fiscal central budget to extend the cash handout programme for 10.9 million elderly people to help mitigate the impact of the rising cost of living.

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