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19:32

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.

19:32
Up to schools
17:33

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
13:45

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
06:43

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?
06:22

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.

06:22 14
Aviation revival
06:02

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
05:00

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.

05:00 12
'Right decision'
04:33

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
04:11

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
04:00

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.

17 May 2022 17
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.

17 May 2022
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.

17 May 2022 35
Succour for the homeless
17 May 2022

Economy needs clear pathway: Somkid

A leader must have a clear vision to bring Thailand out of its economic crisis, said former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak at a public lecture on Sunday.

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Economy needs clear pathway: Somkid
17 May 2022

Public split on pension payout

While some believe Social Security Act changes will help relieve economic hardship, others say it creates an unnecessary financial burden.

17 May 2022 10
Public split on pension payout
17 May 2022

From sports star to coach

Thai-American Trecia Roberts is hard at work training a new generation of runners.

17 May 2022 1
From sports star to coach
17 May 2022

Fresh start seeds new trade deals

The government is planning to import fertilisers from Saudi Arabia to ensure an adequate supply during the peak planting season, amid shortages.

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Fresh start
17 May 2022

In Cannes, it's cinema as usual

The Cannes Film Festival returns to its usual mid-May slot, keyed up and fully prepped to show the world that it's cinema, and the cinema business, as usual.

17 May 2022
Cinema as usual
16 May 2022

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.

16 May 2022
+5,238 cases