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Former premier champions welfare state idea

Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has criticised the government for what he sees as lack of improvement in people's livelihoods despite public expectations to have a solid welfare system in the kingdom.

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'Neo' lease of life for Koh Lan as EEC tourist hub takes shape

Pattaya City plans to turn Koh Lan, a popular island just 8 kilometres away from the shore of Pattaya, into "Neo Koh Lan", in an attempt to accommodate economic growth as Pattaya is being upgraded as a tourism and investment hub under the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme.

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Locals divided over Chana plan

Public forums were underway yesterday under heavy security surveillance in Chana district in Songkhla to garner opinions from locals about the government's controversial plan to construct an 18-billion-baht industrial estate on 16,700 rai of land covering three tambons.

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Locals divided over Chana plan
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Migrants seeking work held in Chachoengsao for illegal entry

Chachoengsao: Scores of Cambodian migrants, including children, were detained along with five suspected smugglers in Muang district yesterday.

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Nine LGBT held in drugged water investigation

Nonthaburi: Nine men were questioned and detained by police over alleged sexual activities at Nonthaburi City Hall's park Friday night.

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Traders let over border to pick up merchandise

Sa Kaeo: Checkpoints are being reopened to Cambodian traders for five hours a day as border markets on the Thai side slowly return to business, according to local authorities.

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Human trials set for jab candidate

A local Covid-19 vaccine candidate will enter clinical trials in October after it was shown to have produced high antibody levels among primates.

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Human trials set for jab candidate
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Four injured in gas cylinder explosion in Ratchaburi

RATCHABURI: Four people were injured during a gas leak explosion at a food shop in Muang district yesterday.

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Four injured in gas cylinder explosion in Ratchaburi
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Jumbo death spurs call to shun plastic bags

The latest loss of a wild elephant which died with plastic bags in its intestines and stomach showed the public campaign to reduce plastic bags was "falling on deaf ears", Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa says.

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Jumbo death spurs call to shun plastic bags
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Former Dem's new Thai app hopes to be 'Netflix for education'

The creators of the StartDee online education app, a project spearheaded by former Democrat Party politician Parit "Itim" Wacharasindhu, hope to see it become a "Netflix of education" which provides quality and affordable educational content to Thai students.

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