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.

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Off to jail

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.

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Who are the winners of the mega mergers?

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

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Who are the winners?

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

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

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.

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Venue ready

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

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

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

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
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5 Jul 2022

Health system prepares for rising Covid cases

Officials nationwide have been told to prepare for rising numbers of coronavirus cases, but health chiefs say there's no need to increase the Covid-19 alert level.

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Precautionary alert
5 Jul 2022

June inflation near 14-year high as rate hike looms

Headline inflation outstripped forecasts to hit a near 14-year high in June, reinforcing expectations of an interest rate hike as early as next month.

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Prices soar
5 Jul 2022

40 tonnes of drugs to go up in smoke this week

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and narcotics suppression authorities on Monday inspected more than 40 tonnes of confiscated illegal drugs worth over 34.6 billion baht before they are incinerated at a designated facility this week.

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40 tonnes of drugs to go up in smoke this week
5 Jul 2022

GH Bank promises only small increases in mortgage rates

Interest rates on mortgages are expected to rise this year but will not surge to the levels they reached during the 1990s real estate boom, said Government Housing Bank.

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GH Bank promises only small increases in mortgage rates
5 Jul 2022

PM orders upgrade work on Benjakitti Park sped up

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed relevant agencies to expedite the further development of Benjakitti Forest Park ahead of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother's birthday celebrations on Aug 12.

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PM orders upgrade work on Benjakitti Park sped up
5 Jul 2022

Domestic market to reach a peak in Q3

Domestic tourism is expected to record the highest level of travel sentiment in the third quarter since the pandemic.

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Domestic market to peak
5 Jul 2022

Party-list voting to face fresh scrutiny

A fierce debate is expected in parliament on Tuesday as MPs and senators hold a joint session to examine proposed amendments to two organic laws aiming to accommodate a dual-ballot election system following second and third readings.

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Party-list voting to face fresh scrutiny
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BMA says 'no' to pot hub at Khao San Rd

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has firmly rejected calls from business owners to turn Khao San Road into Thailand's cannabis hub.

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BMA says 'no' to pot hub