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10:40

Reopening of Saudi ties means job opportunities for Thai workers

The reopening of diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia has also reopened opportunities for Thai workers, long denied job opportunities there since the infamous theft of jewellery from the Saudi royal palace.

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Jobs galore
08:02

Swine output tipped to fall 12% this year

The production of live pigs is estimated to drop by almost 12% this year with the dent mostly affecting small farms, according to the Department of Livestock Development (DLD).

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Swine output tipped to fall 12% this year
07:46

7,587 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

The country registered 19 more Covid-19 fatalities and 7,587 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning.

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+7,587 Covid cases
07:40

Cop in fatal crash awaits probe

Police hope to quickly conclude a probe to determine the speed of a motorcycle ridden by an off-duty police lance corporal when it collided with a woman doctor on a pedestrian crossing on Phaya Thai Road in Ratchathewi district on Friday, resulting in her death.

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Cop in fatal crash awaits probe
06:35

Thailand, Saudi Arabia agree to restore full diplomatic ties

Thailand and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to exchange ambassadors in the first high-level meeting between the two countries since a row over a jewellery theft nearly three decades ago.

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Full diplomatic ties
06:00

Renewed push to tidy overhead cables

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has vowed to clean up overhead communications lines covering 400 kilometres in Bangkok and 2,000km in the provinces through collaboration with related parties this year.

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Renewed push to tidy overhead cables
05:00

Digital assets banned for payment

Regulators plan to prohibit the use of digital assets to pay for goods and services because it could create a risk for financial stability and the economy.

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Digital assets banned for payment
04:20

Test & Go a fillip for Thai tourism

Following an improvement in Thai tourism during the festive season in December, the industry faced a rocky start to the New Year due to the rise of Omicron, the highly transmissible Covid-19 variant.

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Test & Go a fillip for Thai tourism
25 Jan 2022

Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis

The Narcotics Control Board meeting has endorsed the Public Health Ministry's latest draft list of narcotic substances, in which all components of cannabis no longer appear as a Category 5 narcotic substance.

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Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis
25 Jan 2022

Thailand to regulate use of digital assets as payments

Thailand plans to ban digital asset operators from facilitating use of crypto as a means of payment for goods and services, to limit risks.

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Regulating digital assets
25 Jan 2022

Escaped call scam accomplice seeks ministry's protection

An 18-year-old has sought protection from the Justice Ministry, telling a harrowing story after escaping from a call scam gang he was tricked into working for in Cambodia.

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Forced labour
25 Jan 2022

Thailand's corruption standing slides

Thailand fell six places to 110th in the latest corruption survey by Transparency International, which saw three countries share the top spot of least corrupt.

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Thai slide
25 Jan 2022

Hospital dean predicts end to pandemic

The end of the Covid-19 pandemic could be near, as evidenced by the rapid-spreading but less-severe Omicron variant, according to the dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital.

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Outlook optimistic
25 Jan 2022

6,718 new Covid cases mark fourth day of declines, 12 deaths

The country registered new 6,718 Covid-19 cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning, the fourth consecutive day new cases dropped. There were 12 more coronavirus-related fatalities.

25 Jan 2022
Day 4 of declines
25 Jan 2022

Mixed reviews for latest stimulus

The business sector has hailed the government's fresh spending stimulus measures but says the cash handout sounds lower than expected.

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Mixed reviews for latest stimulus
25 Jan 2022

Chicken items added to price control list

The cabinet on Monday greenlighted a proposal to include chickens and chicken meat on the state price control list and tougher measures for chicken raisers, slaughterhouses and feed meal factories.

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Chicken items added to price control list
25 Jan 2022

How high will the cost of pork soar?

Interview: Without urgent measures to improve swine supply, price volatility will haunt consumers again in the future.

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How high will the cost of pork soar?
25 Jan 2022

Mice revival on hold as events postponed

Recovery of the exhibitions industry faces a delay as international Mice events have been postponed until the second half of this year.

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Mice revival on hold
25 Jan 2022

Saudi trip 'breakthrough'

Experts believe Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's visit to Saudi Arabia heralds a major breakthrough in efforts to restore diplomatic ties between the two countries, which have been strained for more than 30 years.

25 Jan 2022
'Breakthrough'
25 Jan 2022

How much is too much?

Local experts discuss if there is such thing as over-immunisation and the possibility of herd immunity.

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How much is too much?