Chuan: MFP-Pheu Thai tussle ‘not surprising’
The ongoing tussle between Move Forward and Pheu Thai — the nation’s two biggest parties — over who should hold the parliament president’s post is hardly surprising since both are not far apart in the number of seats they won in the polls, according to former parliament president Chuan Leekpai.
Panel to ensure anti-torture law compliance
The government has set up a panel to lay down regulations to ensure state agencies comply with the Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act.
Sports tabloid closes after 30 years
The Star Soccer daily newspaper closed on Wednesday after three decades of sports coverage.
Korean drug suspect arrested in Chon Buri
CHON BURI: A South Korean man wanted in his home country for drug offences has been arrested in Sattahip district of this tourist province, police said on Wednesday.
Suspected state-linked hackers target Asean
A hacking group suspected of ties to an Asian government has broadened its targets to government agencies in countries including Thailand and Indonesia, carrying out cyber-espionage as recently as April, the cybersecurity firm Group-IB says.
Japan extends life of nuclear plants
TOKYO: Japan on Wednesday passed a law allowing nuclear reactors to operate beyond 60 years, as it tries to reinvigorate the sector to meet energy challenges and climate targets.
Highway bribery long entrenched, police chief admits
National police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas has admitted the practice of highway police demanding and taking bribes from truck operators has long been in existence.
Young clay modeller taken under national artist's wing
A 10-year-old who builds pictures with modelling clay and sells them to pay for his mother's cancer treatment has caught the eye of a national artist, who has accepted him as his student.
'We want to be free': Filipinos demand right to divorce
MANILA: Philippine mother-of-three Stella Sibonga is desperate to end a marriage she never wanted. But divorce in the Catholic-majority country is illegal, and a court annulment takes years.
Blackpink ticket scalper held for fraud
Police arrest a woman on charges of swindling fans of K-pop superstars Blackpink out of 700,000 baht by reselling e-tickets that had already been sold for their Bangkok shows.
Chinese couple arrested for alleged B10bn fraud
Chinese couple living in a B67 million Bangkok home arrested on suspicion of multinational fraud that cost thousands of investors an estimated B10 billion.
Yellow Line trial run, free rides from Saturday
The Yellow Line elevated monorail built to serve the Lat Phrao-Samrong route will begin a month-long trial run, with free rides for commuters, on June 3, Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand governor Pakapong Sirikantaramas said on Wednesday.
BoT raises key rate another quarter-point
Bank of Thailand raises key interest rate another 25 basis points to 2%, citing the need to curb inflation risks, but forecasters say the increase is probably the last for this year.
Former houseowner surrenders after killing new owner
The dispossessed former owner of a house who shot dead the new owner at a housing estate in Pathum Thani on Tuesday afternoon surrendered to police later that night.
Geely in early talks to enter Thailand EV market
Major Chinese automaker Geely is in the early stages of planning an entry to Thailand's electric vehicle (EV) market.
Wissanu: Comprehensive complaint may result in annulled election
A comprehensive complaint targeting Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat could potentially result in the voiding of the general election, according to outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu - but he's not giving advice.
April factory output drops 8%, worse than forecast
Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) in April contracted by a more-than-expected 8.14% from a year earlier, as exports slowed and production costs rose, the Industry Ministry said on Wednesday.
North Korea spy satellite crashes into sea
North Korea attempted to launch a spy satellite Wednesday but it crashed into the sea after a rocket failure, with the South Korean military retrieving part of the likely wreckage in a potential intelligence bonanza.
Lamphun had highest voter turnout in general election
Lamphun province in the North had the highest voter turnout, 86.25%, at the May 14 general election, with the nationwide figure 75.71%, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.
Thai online marketplaces finally move into profit
Thailand's e-marketplace players are shifting to profitability after almost a decade of losses, attributed to cautious spending, operating adjustments and increasing service fees.