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Parliament chooses MP calculation method favouring small parties

Parliament has voted for a party-list MP calculation method, which observers say could give small political parties a better chance to have their list MPs in the House.

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Against a landslide
06:11

Producers keep eye on sales amid rising costs

Higher energy prices have driven up production costs by 20%, but manufacturers managed to increase goods prices by less than 10% as they struggle to maintain sales volume.

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Producers keep eye on sales amid rising costs
06:00

Prayut hails Thailand's contingent

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hailed Thailand's 2021 SEA Games contingent during a reception at Government House on Tuesday night.

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Prayut hails Thailand's contingent
05:00

BMA urges recycling of home waste

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to encourage households in Bangkok to separate wet and dry waste for reuse and recycling.

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BMA urges recycling of home waste
04:00

Pheu Thai fury at list-MP flip

The Pheu Thai Party has threatened to seek a Constitutional Court ruling as parliament votes in support of a method using 500 to calculate party-list seats.

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List-MP flip
6 Jul 2022

Govt plans to charge foreigners more than Thais for hotel rooms

Dual pricing bombshell: Government plans to charge foreign tourists more than Thais for hotel rooms.

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Discrimination
6 Jul 2022

'Robin Hood' in underpants arrested for stealing Banana phones

A male burglar dubbed the "thief in underpants" by police fancied himself a modern-day Robin Hood and gave away some of the phones he stole from Banana IT stores to homeless people.

6 Jul 2022 4
And he likes bananas
6 Jul 2022

Archaic rule forces teacher out of beauty pageant

A teacher's dream of being crowned a beauty pageant winner came to an abrupt end when she was forced out by a 60-year-old regulation of the Education Ministry.

6 Jul 2022 8
Archaic rule forces teacher out of beauty pageant
6 Jul 2022

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.

6 Jul 2022 7
Off to jail
6 Jul 2022

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.

6 Jul 2022
+2,428 Covid
6 Jul 2022

Who are the winners of the mega mergers?

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

6 Jul 2022 5
Who are the winners?
6 Jul 2022

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
6 Jul 2022

Saudi investors eye EV prospects during EEC visit

Saudi Arabia has become the latest country to show an interest in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), with prospective investors looking in particular at five key industrial areas, notably electric vehicles (EVs), during a tour of the zone.

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Saudi investors eye EV prospects during EEC visit
6 Jul 2022

Venue ready for 'Red War' next week

Rajamangala National Stadium is ready to host an exhibition match between English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool next week.

6 Jul 2022 8
Venue ready
6 Jul 2022

Govt mulls ways to keep State Oil Fund from sinking

The Energy Ministry is considering ways to boost the State Oil Fund, which is more than 100 billion baht in debt, a well-placed source revealed on Tuesday.

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Govt mulls ways to keep State Oil Fund from sinking
6 Jul 2022

Inflation close to hitting 14-year high

Price pressures will persist into the third quarter, the Commerce Ministry has admitted, after the country's headline inflation rate hit a near-14-year high in June.

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Inflation soars
6 Jul 2022

BMTA to hire firms to run E-bus fleet

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) will hire private firms to operate 224 electric buses in order to boost capacity so it can serve up to one million passengers per day.

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BMTA to hire firms to run E-bus fleet
6 Jul 2022

Chinese investors courted

Prime Minister Prayut has invited the Chinese to scale up their investment in Thailand, saying the country's strategic location perfectly positions it as a hub for regional logistics.

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China courted
5 Jul 2022

Government urged to reimpose strict measures against Covid

Physicians at Siriraj Hospital say the government should reimpose strict measures, including mandatory face masks, to cope with the highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, as the number of available hospital beds falls.

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Hospital warning
5 Jul 2022

1,917 new Covid cases, 18 more deaths

Tuesday Covid bulletin: Deaths remain unchanged at 18 while new cases drop to 1,917.

5 Jul 2022
+1,917 Covid cases