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05:47

High oil prices hinder airlines' recovery

Volatile oil prices continue to cast a shadow over any recovery in the aviation sector, even as tourism shows signs of improvement as a result of border entry relaxations during the first quarter this year.

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High oil prices hinder airlines' recovery
05:35

Make online casinos legal, parties urge

The leader of the Thai Local Power Party, Chutchawan Kong-u-dom, on Wednesday led smaller parties in submitting a draft amendment to the Gambling Act allowing for the legalisation of casinos and online gambling.

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Make online casinos legal, parties urge
05:24

BMA eyes fixes as more floods loom

If the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) cannot fix the flooding problem in Bangkok then nobody can, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday.

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BMA eyes fixes as more floods loom
04:22

Diesel cap per litre to stay at B32

The government will continue to cap the diesel price at 32 baht a litre thanks to the increased diesel excise tax cut of five baht a litre, says the board of the Oil Fuel Fund.

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Diesel cap to stay
04:11

Bars push reopening

Operators of night entertainment venues will reiterate their demand for the reopening of their businesses, as the Public Health Ministry proposes to designate certain provinces as "green zones" where nightlife activities can resume.

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Bars push reopening
04:00

Chadchart win may 'aid unity'

An election victory for independent governor candidate Chadchart Sittipunt on Sunday could ease intense political polarisation in the next general election, says a political scientist.

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Chadchart win may 'aid unity'
18 May 2022

Education Ministry leaves hairstyles for schools to decide

The Education Ministry says it is leaving each school to make its own decision on hairstyles for pupils amid a call by "bad students" to end mandatory short haircuts.

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Up to schools
18 May 2022

Red Bull case prosecutor Nate discharged from civil service

The prosecutor who dropped a charge of reckless driving causing death in the infamous Red Bull-heir hit-and-run case, Nate Naksuk, ordered discharged from the civil service.

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Poor discretion
18 May 2022

5,633 new Covid cases, 45 more deaths

Daily case figures rose on Tuesday, after five days of steady decreases, and the coronavirus-related death toll was also up, from 38 to 45, health officials reported on Wednesday.

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+5,633 Covid
18 May 2022

Explainer: Is Thai supply chain anchored to China?

Port lockdowns in the Middle Kingdom have ensnarled shipments and made producers rethink where to source raw materials.

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Is Thai supply chain anchored to China?
18 May 2022

Summit guests ponder ways to revive floored aviation sector

Thailand has proposed a regional Covid-19 vaccine certificate as a means to facilitate travel between Asean countries.

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Aviation revival
18 May 2022

Smiles not hugs as classes restart

Students adjust to new normal as onsite learning resumes with Covid rules after 2-year break.

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Smiles not hugs as classes restart
18 May 2022

Private sector applauds decreasing excise levy

The business sector has welcomed the government's latest decision to cut the diesel excise tax by 5 baht per litre for two months, claiming if diesel prices were left unharnessed, it would add to people's hardships and negatively affect the country's exports.

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'Right decision'
18 May 2022

Outlook brighter for cash-strapped THAI

Thai Airways International (THAI) has posted a 155% increase in revenue and a narrower loss in the first quarter of this year.

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Outlook brighter for cash-strapped THAI
18 May 2022

Anand calls for charter based on people's rights

Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun has called for a new constitution to be drawn up to ensure full democracy and people's fundamental rights.

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People's rights, full democracy
18 May 2022

Saudi ties may yield 200k jobs

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai says Saudi Arabia is expected to provide about 200,000 vacancies for Thai workers.

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Job vacancies
17 May 2022

Diesel tax cut increased, extended

The cabinet extends and increases the cut in excise tax on standard diesel for another two months, but no respite for other fuels.

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Focus on diesel
17 May 2022

Daily Covid cases, deaths plummet, govt says Tuesday

Tuesday Covid bulletin: New cases fall for the fifth day to 3,893 - the lowest since Jan 4th, before the Omicron wave began; deaths drop from 54 to 38, the fewest since early March.

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Covid cases, deaths plummet
17 May 2022

TAT eager to increase domestic tourism market in H1

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to spur 80 million domestic trips in the first half this year as the downward trend in new Covid infections helps rebuild local travel sentiment.

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TAT eager to increase domestic tourism market in H1
17 May 2022

Succour for the homeless

With Bangkok's governor election just around the corner, most candidates have highlighted several issues in their campaigns. Yet one topic remains mostly unaddressed -- the homeless.

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Succour for the homeless