Phu Kradueng fires 'under control'

One of the most popular national parks was ravaged by a bushfire until it was brought under control 18 hours later.

Save Phu Kradueng

Nine-day Songkran under consideration

PM Prayut says government is considering two additional holidays during Songkran so people can get out of town and spend more.

9-day Songkran

Doi Chaang vows to pay debt-hit farmers money it owes

A major Thai coffee brand promises to pay about 200 farmers forced to take out loans while waiting nearly three years for payments due them, leaving them with spiralling debts.

Bitter beans

Cruise ship evacuations stepped up; 1,775 dead: Virus update

Death toll hits 1,775, infections top 71,000 as Beijing mulls delaying parliament meeting, countries step up cruise ship evacuations and stocks rebound on stimulus pledges.

Virus update

Army signs deal to let Finance manage welfare assets

Army signs MoU that will pave way for transfer of state land and commercial assets to the Finance Ministry and to allow most revenue to go to state coffers.

More transparency

Economic growth slips to 5-year low, virus to hit tourism

Economy grew at weakest pace in five years in 2019 as exports and public investments slowed; coronavirus epidemic set to pile on pressure, hurt tourism.

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Thailand records 1 new case of coronavirus

Thailand records one new case of coronavirus, screens visitors from Singapore and Japan entering country in response to widening outbreak.

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New infection

GM to withdraw from Thailand this year

General Motors says it will stop selling Chevrolet vehicles in Thailand and sell its Rayong plant to China's Great Wall Motors by year's end.

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GM quits Thailand

US evacuates from Japan virus ship as China death toll climbs

US evacuates citizens from virus-hit cruise ship in Japan as fears grow over spread of disease, death toll at Chinese epicentre tops 1,700.


5G auction raises B100bn

Around 100 billion baht was raised in the 5G multiband licence auction with leading mobile operator Advanced Info Service grabbing almost half the 49 licences of three spectra put up for auction.

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5G auction raises B100bn

Pushing 'phasin' to the fore

In the Northeast, a government campaign is helping a traditional garment make a comeback.

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Pushing 'phasin' to the fore

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Future-proofing your skills to design the career you want

City rich eyed over park land grab

Police are gathering evidence to summon wealthy investors from Bangkok to acknowledge charges of land encroachment.

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Park land grab

Dark day clouds growth outlook

The mass killing at a Korat shopping mall casts a pall on an already bleak situation for consumer sentiment.

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Growth outlook

Smart food cart to aid gastronomic tourism

Researchers have developed a smart food vending cart named the "Rak Lok Food Cart", in a bid to upgrade the reputation of Thai street food.

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Thai street food

Cops warn 'Skullbreaker' craze will lead to deaths, jail terms

Police have warned teenagers against copying a dangerous fad known as Skullbreaker Challenge where participants can end up with spine and head injuries, and death.

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'Skullbreaker' craze
16 Feb 2020

Taiwan reports first death, toll at 1,665: Virus update

Taiwan reports first death, virus toll hits 1,665 but new infections slow; Japan finds 70 more cases on cruise ship, Malaysia bars ships from China and UK plans for epidemic.

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Virus update
16 Feb 2020

AIS wins 23 5G licences in B100bn auction

AIS bags 23 5G licenses, True Move H 17 in auctions that raise over 100 billion baht.

16 Feb 2020 14
5G winners
16 Feb 2020

No-confidence debate piques public interest: Poll

No-confidence debate against six cabinet ministers tops list of burning political issues, says Suan Dusit Poll.

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No confidence
16 Feb 2020

China toll leaps past 1,600 as new cases slow

Coronavirus death toll passes 1600 and WHO chief warns it's 'impossible' to predict course of outbreak, but number of new cases drops for third straight day.

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1,665 dead