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28 Jan 2022

NACC accuses Yingluck in court of wasting B240m

Anti-graft body files suit against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and others for alleged corrupt use of B240m budget to publicise infrastructure projects in 2013.

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Indicted again
28 Jan 2022

Inquiry into 'coyote' dancing, music show in Khao Yai park

The Khao Yai National Park chief will be moved to allow for a fact-finding inquiry after video showing scantily dressed "coyote" girls dancing to music inside the park went viral online.

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Inquiry into 'coyote' dancing, music show in Khao Yai park
28 Jan 2022

8,450 new Covid cases, 28 more deaths

The daily coronavirus-related death toll is slowly rising again as is the number of new cases, with new clusters at schools in 11 provinces.

28 Jan 2022
+8,450 Covid cases
28 Jan 2022

5 laureates receive prizes after delay

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn represented His Majesty the King to confer the 2020 and 2021 Prince Mahidol Award at Chakri Throne Hall in the Grand Palace to five laureates in the fields of medicine and public health.

28 Jan 2022
5 laureates receive prizes after delay
28 Jan 2022

OIC seeks to reassure policyholders

The Office of the Insurance Commission says Southeast Insurance has not been approved for liquidation, stressing that all coverage for policyholders is still in place.

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Reassuring policyholders
28 Jan 2022

Stricter traffic rules expected in July

A draft amendment seeking to increase fines for traffic offences is expected to pass the Senate at the end of this month and come into force in July, says the House committee on transport.

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Stricter traffic rules expected
28 Jan 2022

Saudi labour deal to take shape 'in 2 months'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the new labour cooperation deal between Thailand and Saudi Arabia to be implemented within two months, says government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.

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Saudi labour deal to take shape 'in 2 months'
28 Jan 2022

Trade group urges movement on travel bubble schemes

The Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) says international arrivals may exceed 5 million this year if the government starts travel bubbles with Asian partners as the Test & Go scheme alone is not enough of an enticement for those who face quarantine upon their return.

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Trade group urges movement on travel bubble schemes
28 Jan 2022

Purge tests PM's resolve

Gen Prayut has some hard decisions to make following the purge of 21 MPs from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, and his options are limited.

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Purge tests PM's resolve
27 Jan 2022

Suriya: 5,000-litre slick to be cleared Thursday

Some 5,000 litres of oil slick off Rayong province should be cleared up on Thursday after an estimated 50,000 litres of crude oil leaked from an undersea pipeline near Map Ta Phut on Tuesday, Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit said.

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Suriya: 5,000-litre slick to be cleared Thursday
27 Jan 2022

Covid to be declared endemic by year's end in Thailand

Covid-19 will be declared endemic in Thailand by the end of this year, with or without World Health Organization confirmation, the Public Health Ministry has decided.

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Pandemic countdown
27 Jan 2022

New Covid cases creep back above 8,000, 22 more deaths

New cases crept back above 8,000 in Thursday's Covid-19 update, slightly more than the number of recoveries, with accumulated cases now topping 2.4 million.

27 Jan 2022
Cases creep up
27 Jan 2022

Pot smokers told to hang fire for now

Individuals who are planning to privately grow cannabis after the Office of the Narcotics Control Board endorsed changes to the rule governing the use and cultivation of marijuana have been told to wait.

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Pot smokers told to hang fire
27 Jan 2022

TGH subsidiary ceases operation

Insurance giant Thai Group Holdings (TGH) says its subsidiary Southeast Insurance plans to cease operations because it cannot make payment claims for all the Covid-19 policies it issued.

27 Jan 2022
TGH subsidiary ceases operation
27 Jan 2022

Singapore's help sought in Juthamas case

The Office of the Attorney-General is seeking the cooperation of its Singaporean counterpart in freezing the assets of former Tourism Authority of Thailand boss, Juthamas Siriwan.

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Singapore's help sought in Juthamas case
27 Jan 2022

Fed signals first US rate hike since pandemic coming in March

The Federal Reserve chair gave a clear signal it is ready to raise US interest rates in March for the first time since cutting them to zero after the arrival of Covid-19.

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First US rate hike
27 Jan 2022

Race to clear Rayong spill

Frantic efforts were underway on Wednesday to clear up about 160,000 litres of crude oil which leaked from an undersea pipeline near Map Ta Phut in Rayong province on Tuesday.

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Race to clear Rayong spill
27 Jan 2022

Akara Resources able to restart gold mining

Akara Resources Plc, a gold mining company operating in the lower northern region, will be allowed to resume its mining operations if it can manage its operations in compliance with stricter requirements.

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Akara Resources able to restart gold mining
27 Jan 2022

Commerce Ministry forms price watch teams

The Commerce Ministry has set up 55 teams to inspect the prices of goods and food throughout Bangkok and surrounding provinces to prevent price gouging and hoarding as prices continue to spike.

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Commerce Ministry forms price watch teams
27 Jan 2022

New chapter with Saudis feted

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have agreed to fully restore diplomatic relations, opening a new chapter in their relations and creating opportunities for bilateral cooperation and development between the two kingdoms.

27 Jan 2022
New chapter with Saudis