Four rallies go ahead despite new ban

Tensions high at the last of four political rallies staged in Bangkok on Saturday despite a fresh announcement by authorities banning gatherings.

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Protests proliferate

Grave of slain protester disturbed in Myanmar

Residents say authorities in Myanmar removed the body of a slain protester from a grave, apparently in an attempt to debunk claims she had been shot dead.

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Troubling claim

Thailand downgraded to 'not free' in global survey

Thailand has been downgraded — again — to “not free” from “partly free” in the latest global rankings by Freedom House, a US-based democracy advocacy group.

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'Not free'

64 new Covid-19 cases

Sixty-four Covid-19 cases — 54 local infections and 10 imported — reported on Saturday, raising the total to 26,305 with no new deaths.

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+64 cases

Former Unctad chief makes case for debt spending

Thailand should implement fiscal stimulus to overcome the Covid-19 crisis, says Supachai Panitchpakdi.

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Making case for debt spending

Navy adds Peta award to kitty after ocean rescue mission

The navy has received an award from a leading animal rights group for rescuing cats from a sinking ship in the Andaman sea in Satun province.

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Award-winning mission

Cops gear up for Bangkok protests

About 4,800 crowd control police officers will be deployed to handle four anti-government groups that are set to hold rallies in Bangkok on Saturday.

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Gearing up for protests
5 Mar 2021

Southern by-election exposes coalition infighting

Two coalition partners are sparring in Sunday’s Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election, with a Democrat saying Palang Pracharath lacked “etiquette” by fielding a candidate.

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No real pals in politics
5 Mar 2021

79 new Covid-19 cases

Sixty-five local infections and 14 imported cases raise the total to 26,241, as health officials say the local Covid-19 situation is "under control".

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+79 Covid
5 Mar 2021

Thai AirAsia nudges authorities to open up

Thailand may lose its reputation as a regional aviation hub if the government cannot speed up reopening the country to tourism and strengthen the competitiveness of airlines, according to Thai AirAsia (TAA).

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Reopening the country
5 Mar 2021

Aurora raises registered capital to list on bourse

Aurora, the country's largest gold and jewellery retailer, plans to raise its registered capital to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

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Aurora raises capital
5 Mar 2021

Economic recovery 'a priority'

Spokesman says government actions can't just focus on politics.

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Economic recovery 'a priority'
5 Mar 2021

New tourism plan afoot for Bang Kachao

Bang Kachao, the green expanse dubbed Bangkok's lungs, is earmarked for development as a special area for sustainable tourism.

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Bangkok's lungs
5 Mar 2021

'No outsiders' in the upcoming cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday insisted that no outsiders will be brought in during the upcoming cabinet reshuffle.

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'No outsiders'
5 Mar 2021

SCB ready to extend relief to hospitality

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is ready to prolong its debt holiday programme for the hospitality business.

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Relief to hospitality
5 Mar 2021

Prayut orders probe into army info-ops

The prime minister ordered the Defence Ministry to look into allegations that the military had been using social media to covertly influence and exacerbate unrest in the South.

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Info-ops probe
4 Mar 2021

Military denies involvement in network removed by Facebook

The military says it was not behind a network of Facebook accounts that the social media giant took down on the grounds they were using deceptive behaviour to influence public debate.

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'What IO'
4 Mar 2021

Riot policeman infected with Covid-19

A riot policeman deployed at anti-government protests in Bangkok after visiting his home in Samut Sakhon province last month has tested positive for Covid-19, according to his supervisor.

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Riot policeman infected with Covid-19
4 Mar 2021

New Covid-19 death, 54 more cases

The death of a 63-year-old Bangkok man raises the coronavirus toll to 85, with 54 new infections confirmed.

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Covid fatality
4 Mar 2021

Myanmar anti-coup protests renewed after deadliest day

Defiant anti-coup protesters back on the streets across Myanmar after 38 people were killed by security forces on Wednesday, as global powers condemn the "brutal violence".

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Myanmar protests