5,238 new Covid cases, 40 more deaths

Thailand had 40 more Covid-19 fatalities and 5,238 new cases during the previous 24 hours, with another 3,445 positive results from antigen tests.

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Preserving traditions

A school in Talat Phlu is working hard to save the centuries-old culture and heritage of the neighbourhood.

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Preserving traditions

Vending machines the way forward

Vending machines have become a new distribution channel popular with Thai consumers as well as a novel tool for companies to launch a business as they generate good sales.

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The way forward

Smear sparks poll unrest fear

The final stretch of the Bangkok governor campaign is heating up with the front-running candidate smeared with a scare tactic last employed in 2013.

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Poll unrest fear

Desperate for change

As Bangkok prepares for the first governor's election in almost a decade, the new officeholder will face a daunting list of demands for reforms and solutions to chronic problems.

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Desperate for change
15 May 2022

Fewest daily Covid cases since Jan 6 announced Sunday

Sunday Covid bulletin: 6,094 daily cases, the fewest since Jan 6, and 51 new fatalities; 39% of the population has now received at least one booster vaccine shot.

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Cases drop further
15 May 2022

New marina plan eyes big spenders

The Transport Ministry will conduct a feasibility study into a marine development project in Chon Buri as part of the country's efforts to boost revenues through tourism.

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New marina plan eyes big spenders
15 May 2022

Net lift: art and badminton combine to help ex-prisoners

The Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) has teamed up with the Badminton Association of Thailand (BAT) to organise an art exhibition aimed at supporting ex-prisoners in their return to society.

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Art and badminton combine to help ex-prisoners
15 May 2022

Local leaders pledge to fight minor-party push to reform admin law in House

The Progressive Movement is drumming up support for its campaign for constitutional amendments aimed at reforming clauses relating to decentralisation but the president of the kamnan and village chiefs association said the proposal is radical and divisive.

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Fighting party push
14 May 2022

Spraying deemed 'pointless' against Covid

Spraying disinfectant has become a symbol of China’s anti-Covid campaign, but the benefits are questionable, with one expert calling the practice “absolutely pointless”.

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Lost in the haze
14 May 2022

Prinn faces new indecency charge

Police will summon embattled former Democrat deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi to acknowledge a charge of indecent exposure next week.

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Another charge
14 May 2022

6,736 new Covid cases, 54 more deaths

Thailand had 54 more Covid-19 fatalities and 6,736 new cases during the previous 24 hours, with another 6,651 positive results from antigen tests.

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14 May 2022

Biden hails 'new era' of US-Asean ties at first summit in Washington

The US president said a first summit in Washington with Asean leaders marked the launch of a "new era" in the relationship between the United States and the 10-nation bloc.

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'New era'
14 May 2022

Hoteliers downbeat over long weekend

Tourism operators received a lukewarm response to the four-day holiday this weekend as the economic downturn derails travel decisions.

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Hoteliers downbeat
14 May 2022

Prayut meets with overseas Thais, shrugs off political concerns

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha disregarded calls for him to step down and said he is doing what's best for the country, in comments made on Thursday to overseas Thais during his visit to the United States.

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No concerns
13 May 2022

7,779 new Covid cases, 56 more deaths

The downtrend continues, with fewer confirmed new infections on Thursday, but the daily coronavirus-related death toll remains in the 50s.

13 May 2022
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13 May 2022

BoT continues to ease forex regulations

The central bank is persevering in its commitment to relax foreign exchange regulations to stabilise the exchange rate in the longer term.

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Forex rules eased
13 May 2022

Climate-smart rice farming a win-win

New LLL technology signals greener pastures for struggling rice farmers, boosting revenue while giving Mother Nature a break.

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13 May 2022

Biden makes $150m commitment to Asean leaders

Joe Biden has promised to spend $150 million on infrastructure, security, pandemic preparedness and other efforts in the US-Asean summit in Washington.

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Countering China
13 May 2022

'We're open for business'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will use the Asean-US Special Summit in Washington, DC, to tell the world that Thailand is ready to welcome international travellers back with open arms.

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'We're open for business'