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Kanchanaburi Closes Myanmar Border Crossings

The governor of Kanchanaburi has ordered the closure of all five border districts indefinitely, in response to a severe Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar. In fear...
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Thailand-Myanmar Border Security Reinforced to Prevent Illegal Crossings

As Myanmar’s daily coronavirus case numbers spike, Thailand’s defense authorities have ordered security officers including policemen, soldiers, and local officers to reinforce the border...
Bangla Road stands empty in Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Closes Borders, Leaves Sandoxers Isolated, Bored

Tourists arriving in Phuket’s “sandbox” from Aug. 3 will be touching down on an island all-but-sealed off from the rest of Thailand where anything remotely entertaining closed down.
Mock body bags lay on a picture of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to depict casualties of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during an anti-government march from Democracy Monument to Government House, in Bangkok July 18.

‘Fake News’ Crackdown a Last Gasp From Thailand’s Failing Gov’t Unable...

Unable to stop a raging pandemic and fearful of a public uprising, ex-coup leaders look to jail those publishing even the truth.
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Thai Gold Medalist Panipak Returns to Phuket to Hero’s Welcome

The first Thai gold medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in Phuket Monday to a hero’s welcome, but must wait 14 days before...
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Education Ministry Seeks ฿21.6 Billion to Subsidize Educational Costs

The Education Ministry will seek Cabinet approval for 21.6 billion baht to subsidize educational costs at 2,000 baht per student in the elementary and...
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Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Tourists Can Now Escape to Nearby Islands After 7...

Fully vaccinated foreign tourists trapped in the Phuket “sandbox” for two weeks can now escape to a handful of southern islands after seven days. The...
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Teacher Who Got Mixed Vaccine Doses Died of Brain Stem Swelling,...

A Prachuap Khiri Khan who died after mixing doses of two coronavirus vaccines suffered cerebral swelling that pressed on her brain stem, the Department...
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Gov’t Sending Pattaya Paltry 50K Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Next Week

Thailand, Pattaya hit records for daily cases.
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Thailand Orders Public Universities to Cut Tuition 50%

The government on Thursday ordered public universities to halve their tuition fees and for private universities to give a 5,000-baht discount to each student...
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With Covid-19 Cases Soaring, Pattaya Opens Another ‘Hospitel’

Pattaya has converted another closed hotel into a coronavirus field hospital as the number of cases in the city continues to soar.
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Phuket Restricts Domestic Tourism to Covid-19 Vaccinated, Recovered Travelers

New and upgraded screening measures have been announced for domestic travelers entering Phuket. The rules, which apply to both Thais and foreigners living in Thailand,...

Chiang Mai Bars, Entertainment Venues Close Amid Covid-19 Surge

Chiang Mai pubs, bars and other entertainment venues must close today after the number of Covid-19 cases increased in the northern province. The Chiang Mai...
Thailand Buys Chinese Yuan Type 039A Submarine

Navy Scuttles Budget Request for 2 More Submarines

The public and politicians agreed the 22.5-billion-baht request for unneeded subs was stupid given that all government money needs to go to battle the Covid-19 crisis.
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Phuket Adds to Sandboxers Boredom by Closing More Businesses, Limiting Hours

Phuket authorities closed venues at risk of transmitting the coronavirus and suspended other activities while allowing shopping centers to open until 9 p.m. Gov. Narong...
Thailand’s “Samui Plus Model” hopes to draw 1,000 foreign tourists in a month

Samui Plus Handful of Tourists, But Gov’t Says 1,000 Coming by...

Thailand’s “Samui Plus Model” hopes to draw 1,000 foreign tourists in a month.
Pattaya police early Sunday arrested 29 foreigners and Thai smoking shisha and playing pool at a bar claiming to be a restaurant on Soi 7.

11 Foreigners, 18 Thais Busted Drinking at ‘Closed’ Hookah Bar in...

Pattaya police early today raided an Indian pool bar, arresting 11 foreigners and 18 Thais for drinking and smoking shisha in violation of the...
13-year-old 'Nik' was punched in the face by his Buri Ram teacher after the boy stepped on his foot.

Buri Ram Teacher Pays ฿40,000 for Punching 7th Grader in Face

A Buri Ram teacher who punched a 13-year-old student in the face has paid the family 40,000 baht in exchange for parents dropping criminal...
The 2:15 p.m. accident occurred as one Thai and 10 Cambodian and Burmese workers employed by Si Sang-Chok Chai Joint Venture were on scaffolding filling the bed of a ring road connected to Sura Narai Road in Muang District’s Khok Sung Subdistrict with concrete.

10 Hurt When Under-Construction Highway Collapses in Korat

More than 10 construction workers were injured when an elevated section of a highway under construction in Nakhon Ratchasima collapsed Saturday. The 2:15 p.m. accident...
Oersted Meyer Jensen, who went by the alias John Finn, was captured in a Jan. 22 sting operation at a Starbucks coffee shop at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya by Provincial Police Region 2 and officers from Nong Mak Fai in Sa Kaeo.

Danish Expat Nabbed in Pattaya, Accused of Dealing Drugs for 7...

Regional police arrested a Danish man who allegedly has been selling drugs in Pattaya for a half-dozen years and buying property in the city...
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AstraZeneca Rethinks Thailand Vaccine Plans Amid Gov’t Prosecution of Covid-19 Critic

Generals may have imperiled country's entire vaccination plan with rabid pursuit of pro-democracy activist for questioning royal role in vaccine rollout
Siam BioScience in Pathum Thani, wholly owned by the Crown Property Bureau, will locally manufacture the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

Questioning Thailand’s Slow Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Can Mean Prison

In their latest judicial action, authorities have charged Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit with royal defamation
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Immigration Drops Covid-19 Test Requirement for Renewing Thailand Visas

The Immigration Bureau backed down from a proposal to require foreigners seeking to extend visas to produce proof of a negative coronavirus test, calling...
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Pandemic Offers Both Cover, Opportunity for Thailand’s Sex Traffickers

The coronavirus pandemic has provided both cover and opportunity for Thailand’s sex traffickers, who continue to prey on poor, migrant and hilltribe women. The arrest...
Elderly mother, disabled daughter drowned in Chiang Mai murder-suicide

Ill Chiang Mai Mother Drowns Mentally Disabled Daughter in Murder-Suicide

A chronically ill mother and her disabled daughter drowned in an apparent murder-suicide in Chiang Mai. The bodies of Thongbai Khamkeaw, 65, and Chadaporn Khamkeaw,...
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