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  1. Eight tourists rescued from rough seas off Phuket
    Eight foreign tourists were saved from possible drowning in rough seas off Phuket yesterday, after they had defied warning signs on the beaches. In the first incident, two Indian couples ignored the red flag flying on Karon Beach and entered the rough sea. Witnesses said they were unable to swim back to the shore due […] The post Eight tourists rescued from rough seas off Phuket first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  2. Opposition slams govt’s 2025 fiscal budget
    The government was accused of being reckless and short-sighted in the planning and preparation of the 3.75 trillion baht budget for the 2025 fiscal year, aiming to address its own crises instead of the pressing problems of the country, with the “digital wallet” scheme being singled out for attack. After the presentation of the budget […] The post Opposition slams govt’s 2025 fiscal budget first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  3. Putin and N. Korea’s Kim sign strategic partnership treaty
    Moscow, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “strategic partnership treaty” following their talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday, Russian state media reported. Putin signalled earlier the two nations had prepared a document that would “form the basis” of their relations for years to come, but did not […] The post Putin and N. Korea’s Kim sign strategic partnership treaty first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  4. Large blaze at electronics firm in Rayong
    A huge fire broke out at an electronic parts company in Rayong’s Pluak Daeng district this afternoon. The blaze, at the factory of Sun In Electronics (Thailand), started at about 1pm and sent large columns of black smoke billowing into the sky, which could be seen from a considerable distance. Ban Klong Kram School, about […] The post Large blaze at electronics firm in Rayong first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  5. Thailand wants inclusive Ukraine peace talks 
    The communique was signed by over 80 countries and international organizations including the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, the EU, Singapore, among others. The document reaffirmed the support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Four areas of discussions were nuclear safety, food security, exchanges of prisoners and safety of navigation. Thailand was enthusiastic to […] The post Thailand wants inclusive Ukraine peace talks  first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  6. PM presents 3.75 trillion baht 2025 budget bill to parliament
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin presented the 3.75 trillion baht budget bill for the 2025 fiscal year to the House of Representatives today. He forecasts that it will increase Thailand’s economic growth next year by 2.5%-3.5%. The growth, he said, will be driven by continuing export increases, in line with global economic recovery, an increase in […] The post PM presents 3.75 trillion baht 2025 budget bill to parliament first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  7. Kawin Thamsatchanan: Goalkeeping legend retires after blazing trail for Thai footballers
    Muangthong United and Thailand goalkeeping legend Kawin Thamsatchanan hung up his gloves on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a remarkable 17-year career. The 34-year-old took to Facebook to share a heartfelt retirement message, reflecting on a journey that saw him rise to prominence both in Thailand and on the international stage. Kawin conveyed a […] The post Kawin Thamsatchanan: Goalkeeping legend retires after blazing trail for Thai footballers first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  8. Adoption sought for puppies on oil-smuggling boats
    Marine police are seeking people to adopt three puppies living on the oil-smuggling boats that went missing from Sattahip last week. The vessels were later found and towed back to a pier in Songkhla province. In addition to the eight crewmen, police also found seven dogs and three puppies on the boats. The adult dogs […] The post Adoption sought for puppies on oil-smuggling boats first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  9. Foreign envoys & media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill
    Foreign envoys in Thailand and the foreign media have welcomed the caretaker Thai Senate’s passing of the Marriage Equality bill yesterday, which will pave the way for same sex marriage in the country. A message from the Embassy of Ireland reads:  “A wonderful festive atmosphere at Thai Government House to celebrate the passage of the […] The post Foreign envoys & media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  10. Foreign envoys and media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill
    Foreign envoys in Thailand and the foreign media have welcomed the caretaker Thai Senate’s passing of the Marriage Equality bill yesterday, which will pave the way for same sex marriage in the country. A message from the Embassy of Ireland reads:  “A wonderful festive atmosphere at Thai Government House to celebrate the passage of the […] The post Foreign envoys and media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  11. Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multi-polar world
    Shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embraced Russian Vladimir Putin on his arrival at Pyongyang’s airport on Wednesday, the two leaders shared their “pent-up inmost thoughts” and agreed to develop their nations’ relations, North Korean state media said. Putin, who arrived in the pre-dawn hours, is on his first trip to the North […] The post Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multi-polar world first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  12. Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a sweeping effort to provide a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are married to U.S. citizens, an election-year move that contrasts sharply with Republican rival Donald Trump’s plan for mass deportations. At a White House event, Biden criticized Trump for […] The post Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  13. Charter Court sets July 10 for hearing on petition against PM Srettha
    July 10 has been set by the charter court as the date for the first hearing of a petition, submitted by a group of 40 former senators, accusing Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin of violating the Constitution by appointing Phichit Chuenban as PM Office Minister, despite him having served time in prison. Srettha could be stripped […] The post Charter Court sets July 10 for hearing on petition against PM Srettha first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  14. Caretaker Senate overwhelming passes Thailand’s marriage equality bill
    The Thai Senate endorsed today, by a majority, the controversial marriage equality, bill which paves the way for same sex couples to marry. The caretaker senators spent about three hours deliberating the bill before voting. The vote was 130 in favour and 4 against, with 18 abstentions. It will now be submitted to the Constitutional […] The post Caretaker Senate overwhelming passes Thailand’s marriage equality bill first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  15. Arrest warrant sought for ‘Joe Pattani’ over theft of impounded oil-smuggling vessels
    Police will seek arrest warrants against those who they believe to be the “big fish” behind the disappearance of three oil-smuggling boats, which had been officially impounded and moored off Sattahip in Chon Buri province. Pol Col Anek Taosuparb, deputy crime suppression police chief, said today that, among the potential suspects is Sahachai Jiansermsin, also […] The post Arrest warrant sought for ‘Joe Pattani’ over theft of impounded oil-smuggling vessels first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  16. Court spares Office of Insurance Commission in Bt40-billion lawsuit
    The Central Administrative Court dismissed a Bt40 billion lawsuit today, which had been filed against the Office of the Insurance Commission by Syn Mun Kong Insurance Public Company. The case was over the commission’s order banning the company from cancelling its “COVID 2 in 1” (jer-jai-job) insurance policies, which were sold to about one million […] The post Court spares Office of Insurance Commission in Bt40-billion lawsuit first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  17. First hearing date set in Move Forward dissolution case
    The charter court convened today and set the date for the first hearing in the opposition Move Forward Party’s dissolution case, submitted by the Election Commission (EC), for July 3. The EC has also asked the court to debar the party’s executive members from politics, alleging that the party had attempted to overthrow the Constitutional […] The post First hearing date set in Move Forward dissolution case first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  18. Charter court dismisses challenges to senatorial election procedure
    The Constitutional Court unanimously dismissed two petitions today, which claimed that the election laws calling for senatorial candidates to vote among themselves are unconstitutional. The ruling means that the Election Commission (EC) can proceed with the national-level voting for senators on June 26. The Constitutional Court’s statement on the case contained only three lines. Earlier, […] The post Charter court dismisses challenges to senatorial election procedure first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  19. Thaksin indicted, released on Bt500,000 bail
    The Criminal Court has granted bail to Thaksin Shinawatra, who was formally indicted today on lèse-majesté charges for his 2015 press interview in Seoul, as well as for violating the Computer Crimes Act. Former prime minister Thaksin denied both charges and posted Bt500,000 bail. The Court freed him on the condition that he would not […] The post Thaksin indicted, released on Bt500,000 bail first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  20. Thaksin shows up at Criminal Court for indictment on lèse majesté charge
    Paroled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra left his Chan Song La residence in Bangkok this morning, heading to the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court to be formally indicted on lèse majesté and violation of Computer Crime Act charges. Travelling in a chauffeured Mercedes Benz, Thaksin was seen through the car’s window waving to an army of photographers, […] The post Thaksin shows up at Criminal Court for indictment on lèse majesté charge first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  21. Thaksin reports to Criminal Court to be formally indicted with lese majeste charge
    Paroled former prime minister Thaksin left his Chan Song La residence this morning for the Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court to be formally indicted with lese majeste and violation of Computer Crime Act charges by the public prosecutors. Travelling in a chauffeured Mercedes Benz, Thaksin was seen through the car’s window waving to a small army of […] The post Thaksin reports to Criminal Court to be formally indicted with lese majeste charge first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  22. Winning bidder announced in auction of old pledging scheme rice
    V8 Intertrading has won the bid for 15,000 tonnes of ten-year-old pledging scheme rice, with its offer of Bt19.07/kg, in an auction held today by the Public Warehouse Organisation. The company’s bid was the highest of those submitted by six local rice trading companies. They were V8 Intertrading, Tanasan Rice, SSMR Karnkaset, Sup Saeng Thong […] The post Winning bidder announced in auction of old pledging scheme rice first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  23. Thaksin to show up for formal indictment tomorrow – lawyer
    Paroled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will report to the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) tomorrow, to be formally indicted on a lèse majesté charge in the Criminal Court, one of Thaksin’s lawyers, Winyat Chartmontri, said today. He also said that he has already prepared surety, to be used in the application for bail for Thaksin. […] The post Thaksin to show up for formal indictment tomorrow – lawyer first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  24. Move to gut fisheries law could sink Thai exports and poor fishermen, critics warn
    Concern is growing that Thailand’s new fisheries law will drag the country backwards, making it more vulnerable to human trafficking and jeopardising its multibillion-baht seafood export industry. “If Thailand’s ranking in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons [TIP] Report slips to Tier 3, it is going to be difficult to climb back up,” said […] The post Move to gut fisheries law could sink Thai exports and poor fishermen, critics warn first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  25. BRICS membership: Thailand can wait
    When Thailand decided recently to join BRICS, the international community was taken aback because the announcement came hot on the heels of its submission to be considered for membership of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Bangkok-based diplomats were perplexed by the timing of the decisions, as they appeared juxtaposed. The Pheu Thai-led […] The post BRICS membership: Thailand can wait first appeared on Thai PBS World....

Thai News Agency

  1. Love Wins Marriage Equality for LGBTQ+ : Thailand Stories by TNA
    19 June – Thailand becomes the 38th nation in the world to legalize same-sex relationships with the marriage equality law. – TNA...
  2. Investigation Continues in Oil Smuggling Boat Theft
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – The police are investigating into the theft of three oil-smuggling boats to find masterminds and possible involvement of a police colonel. After disappearing from the police pier in Chonburi’s Sattahip on June 11 with 15 crew members on board, three seized oil-smuggling boats were found adrift in the Thai-Malaysian exclusive […]...
  3. Legal Recognization of Same-Sex Marriage Celebrated
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – Thailand celebrates historic passage of the Marriage Equality Law with grand ceremony at Government House as Thailand becomes the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. The Government House was transformed into a vibrant celebration ground on Tuesday as Thailand marked a momentous occasion with the passage of the […]...
  4. Court Rules Adultery Law Unconstitutional
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – The Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled that the law allowing spouses to sue for damages due to adultery is unconstitutional. The court found that Section 1523, paragraph two, of the Civil and Commercial Code, which permits a husband to claim compensation from a man involved with his wife and a […]...
  5. Thailand Passes Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Law
    BANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – Today marks a historic day for Thailand as the country’s Senate overwhelmingly approves the same-sex marriage bill, making it the first in Southeast Asia to recognize same-sex unions. The bill passed with a vote of 130 to 4, with 18 abstentions. The passage of the bill is a culmination of […]...
  6. Senate Approves Marriage Equality Bill in Historic Vote
    ฺBANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – The Senate has approved the Marriage Equality Bill in its second and third readings, making Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to implement such a law to legally recognize same-sex marriage. The bill will now be sent to the Cabinet, after which the Prime Minister will present it to […]...
  7. Court Considers Key Political Cases
    BANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – The Constitutional Court has considered three key political cases on Tuesday involving Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, the leading opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), and the election process for a new Senate. On the dismissal case of the prime minister Srettha, the court has ordered relevant parties to provide opinions, additional […]...
  8. Former PM Thaksin Formally Indicted in Royal Defamation Case
    BANGKOK, June 18 (TNA) – The Criminal Court has accepted the indictment from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) against former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a royal defamation charge related to an interview with foreign media in 2015. The process of requesting bail is currently underway. The Attorney General has ordered an indictment […]...
  9. Old Rice Auction Fetches Almost 300 Million Baht
    BANGKOK, June 17(TNA) – The Public Warehouse Organization (PWO) has concluded the auction of ten-year-old rice stocks, left over from the Yingluck administration’s rice pledging scheme. Out of the seven qualified bidders, six companies submitted bids. V8 Intertrading Co., Ltd. from Kamphaeng Phet won both warehouse bids, with a total value close to 300 million […]...
  10. 3 Missing Oil-Smuggling Boats Found
    SONGKHLA, June 17 (TNA) – The 3 seized oil-smuggling boats that went missing from the Sattahip Police Pier have been found in the Gulf of Thailand, near Malaysian waters, yesterday. Authorities immediately took control of the vessels. They will be brought back to Thai waters and will dock at the Songkhla Police Pier this afternoon. […]...
  11. 3,000 Senate Candidates Advance to National Round
    BANGKOK, June 17 (TNA) – In yesterday’s provincial senator election, 3,000 candidates advanced to the national level, with many prominent figures making the cut as expected. The Election Commission Office reported on the provincial senator election held yesterday. A total of 3,000 candidates were selected to advance to the national level, comprising 2,164 men and […]...

 

Bangkok Post

  1. Park visitor spots two panthers
    Phetchaburi: A visitor to Kaeng Krachan National Park has by sheer luck caught a glimpse and snapped some pictures of two black panthers in an area of the park, the Protected Areas Regional Office 3 said yesterday, citing information supplied by the national park's head....
  2. Probe into missing oil-smuggling ships linked to police force
    An investigation into officers involved with the three missing seized oil-smuggling vessels is underway after a leaked chat showed a connection between some police and the mastermind of the oil smuggling gang....
  3. Budget will 'jump-start' growth
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin outlined the 3.75-trillion-baht budget bill for the 2025 fiscal year aimed at jump-starting Thailand's sluggish economy as the House of Representatives began a three-day debate....
  4. Acid attack couple given prison time
    A couple who threw acid on a high school student in Buri Ram last year have been sentenced to 35-year and 25-year jail terms, respectively, for attempted murder....
  5. Chicago art institute to return Khmer ruin relic
    The Art Institute of Chicago will return a 900-year-old artefact collected from the Phanom Rung Historical Park in Buri Ram to the Fine Arts Department (FAD)....
  6. Bhutan PM to make visit
    Bhutanese Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay and his wife will pay an official visit to Thailand between June 25 and 28 at the invitation of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin....
  7. BMA to offer Muay Thai as an elective in schools
    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is introducing Muay Thai as an elective course in 437 schools it runs to preserve the culture and teach young people about discipline, says city council president Surajit Pongsingwitthaya....
  8. Extended alcohol sales hours ruled out for now
    A government panel is adamant that alcohol sales hours will not be extended, citing rising numbers of casualties and road accidents....
  9. Speaker sees party people winning poll
    Major political parties, including the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), will likely see a large number of their representatives or allies win seats in the final round of the Senate election, outgoing Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichit cholchai said on Wednesday....
  10. Many party-linked Senate candidates tipped to win
    Major political parties, including the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), will likely see a large number of their representatives or allies win seats in the final round of the Senate election, outgoing Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichit cholchai said on Wednesday....
  11. Japanese firms to invest more as outlook brightens
    The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) has expressed its readiness to increase investment in Thailand, following a forecast of a rebound in tourism and businesses in the second half of this year, says the Transport Ministry....
  12. 30-baht scheme expands its network
    Bangkok residents who are under the universal health-care coverage scheme, better known as the 30-baht scheme, can now seek certain basic health care services at any of the contracted clinics and pharmacies under the scheme....
  13. Digital cash handout carries high financial risk, warns opposition
    The opposition warned the government of the high financial risk of excessive borrowing, largely due to the planned 500 billion baht digital cash handout, as the fiscal 2025 Budget Bill debate began in parliament on Wednesday....
  14. Flying of drones banned in far South
    Security authorities have banned the flying of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, in the three southernmost border provinces and part of Songkhla province....
  15. Timor-Leste added to visa-free list
    The cabinet has approved a mutual visa-free agreement with Timor-Leste, under which visitors would be allowed to stay in the country for 30 days upon entry....
  16. Restaurant employee shot dead, another wounded
    A Vietnamese employee was shot dead and another wounded while they were drinking with the owner's son at a seafood restaurant in Bang Khunthian district, Bangkok, in the early hours of Wednesday....
  17. Lawsuits await husbands' lovers of any sex
    A Constitutional Court ruling on the Civil Code will enable wives to sue their husbands' lovers, whether male or female....
  18. Cops hunt oil smuggling masterminds
    Police vowed to find the masterminds of the oil-smuggled gang and will arrest another seven crew members who have been missing after the three seized oil-smuggling vessels were recaptured on Monday....
  19. House accepts 4 bills to alter referendums
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday accepted for consideration four bills seeking to amend the Referendum Act at their first reading, as part of efforts to make it easier to amend the constitution....
  20. 'Big Joke' fires back with petition
    Suspended deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn on Tuesday filed a petition with the House Speaker seeking a probe into the allegedly unusual wealth of a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member who is also on the committee investigating a money laundering case against him....
  21. 'Big Joke' fires back with petition
    Suspended deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn on Tuesday filed a petition with the House Speaker seeking a probe into the allegedly unusual wealth of a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member who is also on the committee investigating a money laundering case against him....
  22. House passes same-sex marriage law
    Thailand is set to become the first country in Southeast Asia to recognise same-sex marriage, with its marriage equality law passed in the Upper House on Tuesday and now on the way to being promulgated before it is due to take effect in the next few months....
  23. PM given 15 days to save job
    The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered all parties involved in Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's ethics case to submit evidence within 15 days with the court scheduled to consider the case again on July 10....
  24. Raid on waste plant finds barrels stored illegally
    Phetchabun: Authorities raided an industrial waste treatment plant in Sri Thep district and found several barrels containing chemicals buried underground without proper treatment, which may explain why residents have reported a strong chemical odour recently....
  25. Senate passes landmark bill recognising marriage equality
    The Senate passed the final reading of a marriage equality law on Tuesday, paving the way for the country to become the third territory in Asia to recognise same-sex couples after Nepal and Taiwan....
  26. Tough new limit on meth possession
    A new regulation is now in force allowing drug abusers to possess only one methamphetmine pill or 20 milligrammes of crystal meth, or "ice", to be eligible for rehabilitation instead of prosecution....
  27. Fake pet meds seized, worth B84m
    Police seized fake animal medication worth more than 84 million baht from two major gang networks during raids in Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon provinces....
  28. Court to consider PM Srettha’s ethics case next month
    The Constitutional Court said on Tuesday it will consider the ethics case against Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on July 10, pending receipt of opinions from involved people and organisations....
  29. Senate election gets green light from court
    The Constitutional Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday that the Senate election did not breach the charter, clearing the way for the poll to proceed to its final step next week....
  30. Court to consider Move Forward's dissolution next month
    The Constitutional Court said on Tuesday that it would consider the dissolution case against the Move Forward Party (MFP) on July 3....
  31. Polygamous Malaysians marrying in Thailand
    The southern provinces in Thailand have become a popular choice for Malaysian men entering ceremonial polygamous marriages....
  32. Passenger charged after cocaine seized at Don Mueang airport
    A 39-year-old Indian man was arrested and charged with smuggling after 5.7 kilogrammes of cocaine, worth an estimated 17 million baht, were found in his bags on arrival at Don Mueang airport from Laos....
  33. Thaksin released on bail after arraignment
    The Criminal Court has released former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on bail of 500,000 baht after being arraigned on lese-majeste and computer crime charges in connection with comments made during an interview in 2015....
  34. Police recover stolen oil-smugglers' boats
    SONGKHLA: Police have recovered three confiscated fishing boats modified to smuggle diesel that were stolen from a pier in Chon Buri last week, but the 330,000 litres of contraband fuel they were carrying were missing....
  35. Thaksin arraigned on lese majeste at court
    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra reported to public prosecutors on Tuesday morning and was taken to the Criminal Court for arraignment on his lese-majeste case, according to the spokesman of the Office of the Attorney-General....
  36. Mahidol ranks as top Thai university
    Mahidol University has clinched top spot in Thailand in the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings released recently....
  37. 'Unusual voting' probe sought
    Caretaker senator Somchai Swangkarn has urged the Election Commission (EC) to expedite an investigation into alleged irregularities in the weekend provincial-level Senate election after some candidates received an unusually high number of votes from their peers in Buri Ram....
  38. Piyabutr predicts court will reject dissolution case
    The Progressive Movement (PM), a core political ally of the main opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), on Monday outlined reasons why it believes the Constitutional Court will throw out the dissolution case against the MFP....
  39. Julapun questions phone inclusion
    Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat is urging the Commerce Ministry to reconsider its decision to allow recipients of the 10,000-baht payout through the digital wallet scheme to spend the money on mobile phones, saying the move won't benefit the domestic economy....
  40. Cops nab 126 over betting on first days of Euro 2024
    One hundred and twenty-six people were arrested for betting on the 2024 UEFA European Football Championships (Euro 2024) matches on Friday and Saturday, the Royal Thai Police announced on Monday....
  41. 21 arrests follow major drug busts
    NARCOTICS: The Royal Thai Police (RTP) arrested 21 suspects in 10 drug-related cases from May 31 to June 11, assistant national police chief Pol Lt Gen Samran Nualma said on Monday....
  42. Flood risk 'low' as La Nina looms
    The more intense rain forecast to come in the next few weeks as a result of the La Nina phenomenon won't cause a repeat of the major floods of 2011, according to the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR)....
  43. Stockpile of old rice sold off at auction
    V8 Intertrading Co Ltd won the auction sale of 15,000 tonnes of rice left over from the Yingluck Shinawatra administration's rice-pledging scheme, with the highest sale reaching 19,070 baht per tonne....
  44. DMR lifts lid on mineral 'treasure'
    Thailand possesses over 30 trillion tonnes of more than 40 mineral types with an estimated value of 44,410 trillion baht, according to the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)....
  45. Govt reform bill tipped to pass first test
    The government-sponsored referendum bill is expected to pass its first test, according to Chartthaipattana Party list-MP Nikorn Chamnong, who is heading a sub-committee on the charter referendum....
  46. 11 crew surrender in oil-smuggling case
    Eleven crew members who were missing from oil-smuggling boats that had been seized by the authorities surrendered to police on Monday....
  47. Courts to hear 4 key cases
    The political temperature is expected to rise a notch tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Constitutional Court begins its deliberation of three political cases, while the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) is set to indict former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a lese majeste charge....
  48. Mum, 17, posts videos of toddler 'vaping, drinking kratom'
    SARABURI: A toddler who was reportedly using e-cigarettes and drinking kratom juice has been taken into child protective custody by the authorities....
  49. Safety checks on Yellow Line 'every two months'
    Deputy Transport Minister Surapong Piyachote moved to assure the public of the MRT Yellow Line's safety on Monday, saying regular testing will be carried out in shorter intervals to prevent faults in the future....
  50. Safety checks on Yellow Line 'every 2 months'
    Deputy Transport Minister Surapong Piyachote moved to assure the public of the MRT Yellow Line's safety on Monday, saying regular testing will be carried out in shorter intervals to prevent faults in the future....

 

  1. Thai Enquirer News Summary – June 20, 2024
    The post Thai Enquirer News Summary – June 20, 2024 appeared first on Thai Enquirer....
  2. Colombian Suspect Arrested in Bangkok After International Manhunt
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Bangkok- Thai immigration officers apprehended a wanted Colombian suspect in the bustling city of Bangkok. The arrest came after an extensive joint operation with Malaysian authorities, who had been investigating a high-profile theft case. On May 31st, 2024, a group of thieves targeted the residence of a prominent Kuala Lumpur businessman, making off with valuables […] Colombian Suspect Arrested in Bangkok After International Manhunt -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  3. Pattaya Nong Nooch Garden Welcomes Another New Elephant Calf
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Pattaya — The Pattaya Nong Nooch Tropical Garden celebrated the birth of another new baby elephant with a grand ceremony on June 19th, 2024. The ceremony was presided over by Phra Kru Kesem Kittisophon, the abbot of Wat Samakkhi Banphot. The event followed traditional Thai customs, including the wearing of flower garlands on the elephants’ […] Pattaya Nong Nooch Garden Welcomes Another New Elephant Calf -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  4. Na Jomtien Municipality Warns Tourists of Dangerous Slope Due to Beach Erosion
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Pattaya — The Na Jomtien Municipality has erected signs warning tourists of a dangerous slope at Na Jomtien Beach caused by erosion. The signs warn beachgoers to avoid using the area temporarily. A large section of the beach (around 1,000 meters long) has been severely eroded by monsoon waves and strong winds, creating a steep […] Na Jomtien Municipality Warns Tourists of Dangerous Slope Due to Beach Erosion -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  5. Pattaya Police Station Celebrates 40th Anniversary
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Pattaya — The Pattaya Police Station commemorated its 40th anniversary yesterday morning with almsgiving and a charity food stall. The event was presided over by Pol. Col. Nawin Thirawith, Superintendent (Chief) of the Pattaya Police Station. The ceremony began with a prayer at the Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Shrine in front of the Pattaya […] Pattaya Police Station Celebrates 40th Anniversary -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  6. Serial Gas Thief Nabbed in Samut Songkhram: Suspect Confesses to Multiple Thefts Across Three Provinces
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Samut Songkhram — On June 19th, 2024, Yisan police and highway police captured a pickup truck driver in Samut Songkhram who allegedly filled up with gas and fled from stations in three provinces. The suspect, publicly identified only as 32-year-old Mr. Natthawut, was apprehended after a series of gas thefts. The incident that led to […] Serial Gas Thief Nabbed in Samut Songkhram: Suspect Confesses to Multiple Thefts Across Three Provinces -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  7. Black Panther Pair Spotted by Tourists in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Phetchaburi — On June 19th, 2024, Mr. Mongkol Chaipakdee, the Chief of Kaeng Krachan National Park, announced that a group of tourists had spotted a pair of black panthers in the park in Phetchaburi. According to Mongkol, the tourists encountered two black panthers at the 20-kilometer mark on their way to Khao Phanoen Thung. The […] Black Panther Pair Spotted by Tourists in Phetchaburi’s Kaeng Krachan National Park -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  8. Park visitor spots two panthers
    Phetchaburi: A visitor to Kaeng Krachan National Park has by sheer luck caught a glimpse and snapped some pictures of two black panthers in an area of the park, the Protected Areas Regional Office 3 said yesterday, citing information supplied by the national park's head....
  9. Probe into missing oil-smuggling ships linked to police force
    An investigation into officers involved with the three missing seized oil-smuggling vessels is underway after a leaked chat showed a connection between some police and the mastermind of the oil smuggling gang....
  10. Budget will 'jump-start' growth
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin outlined the 3.75-trillion-baht budget bill for the 2025 fiscal year aimed at jump-starting Thailand's sluggish economy as the House of Representatives began a three-day debate....
  11. Acid attack couple given prison time
    A couple who threw acid on a high school student in Buri Ram last year have been sentenced to 35-year and 25-year jail terms, respectively, for attempted murder....
  12. Chicago art institute to return Khmer ruin relic
    The Art Institute of Chicago will return a 900-year-old artefact collected from the Phanom Rung Historical Park in Buri Ram to the Fine Arts Department (FAD)....
  13. Bhutan PM to make visit
    Bhutanese Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay and his wife will pay an official visit to Thailand between June 25 and 28 at the invitation of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin....
  14. BMA to offer Muay Thai as an elective in schools
    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is introducing Muay Thai as an elective course in 437 schools it runs to preserve the culture and teach young people about discipline, says city council president Surajit Pongsingwitthaya....
  15. Eight tourists rescued from rough seas off Phuket
    Eight foreign tourists were saved from possible drowning in rough seas off Phuket yesterday, after they had defied warning signs on the beaches. In the first incident, two Indian couples ignored the red flag flying on Karon Beach and entered the rough sea. Witnesses said they were unable to swim back to the shore due […] The post Eight tourists rescued from rough seas off Phuket first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  16. Italian Man Arrested on Samui Island for Allegedly Selling Cocaine and Illegally Operating a Motorbike Rental Shop
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Surat Thani – An Italian man was arrested on Samui Island after he allegedly sold cocaine and illegally operated a rental motorbike shop with 70 motorbikes using a Thai nominee to disguise his ownership. Surat Immigration told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (June 18th) that they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Mattio, 39, […] Italian Man Arrested on Samui Island for Allegedly Selling Cocaine and Illegally Operating a Motorbike Rental Shop -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  17. Extended alcohol sales hours ruled out for now
    A government panel is adamant that alcohol sales hours will not be extended, citing rising numbers of casualties and road accidents....
  18. Speaker sees party people winning poll
    Major political parties, including the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), will likely see a large number of their representatives or allies win seats in the final round of the Senate election, outgoing Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichit cholchai said on Wednesday....
  19. Many party-linked Senate candidates tipped to win
    Major political parties, including the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP), will likely see a large number of their representatives or allies win seats in the final round of the Senate election, outgoing Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichit cholchai said on Wednesday....
  20. Japanese firms to invest more as outlook brightens
    The Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro) has expressed its readiness to increase investment in Thailand, following a forecast of a rebound in tourism and businesses in the second half of this year, says the Transport Ministry....
  21. 30-baht scheme expands its network
    Bangkok residents who are under the universal health-care coverage scheme, better known as the 30-baht scheme, can now seek certain basic health care services at any of the contracted clinics and pharmacies under the scheme....
  22. Love Wins Marriage Equality for LGBTQ+ : Thailand Stories by TNA
    19 June – Thailand becomes the 38th nation in the world to legalize same-sex relationships with the marriage equality law. – TNA...
  23. Digital cash handout carries high financial risk, warns opposition
    The opposition warned the government of the high financial risk of excessive borrowing, largely due to the planned 500 billion baht digital cash handout, as the fiscal 2025 Budget Bill debate began in parliament on Wednesday....
  24. Opposition slams govt’s 2025 fiscal budget
    The government was accused of being reckless and short-sighted in the planning and preparation of the 3.75 trillion baht budget for the 2025 fiscal year, aiming to address its own crises instead of the pressing problems of the country, with the “digital wallet” scheme being singled out for attack. After the presentation of the budget […] The post Opposition slams govt’s 2025 fiscal budget first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  25. Flying of drones banned in far South
    Security authorities have banned the flying of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, in the three southernmost border provinces and part of Songkhla province....
  26. Investigation Continues in Oil Smuggling Boat Theft
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – The police are investigating into the theft of three oil-smuggling boats to find masterminds and possible involvement of a police colonel. After disappearing from the police pier in Chonburi’s Sattahip on June 11 with 15 crew members on board, three seized oil-smuggling boats were found adrift in the Thai-Malaysian exclusive […]...
  27. TAT Welcomes New Flights by SCAT Airlines and AirAsia at U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya Airport
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- PRESS RELEASE: Bangkok, 18 June 2024 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), together with U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport, is pleased to welcome new flight connections by SCAT Airlines from Almaty, Kazakhstan, and AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. SCAT Airlines’ Flight VSV5357 and AirAsia’s Flight AK840 touched down at U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport yesterday morning (17 June […] TAT Welcomes New Flights by SCAT Airlines and AirAsia at U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya Airport -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  28. Putin and N. Korea’s Kim sign strategic partnership treaty
    Moscow, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “strategic partnership treaty” following their talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday, Russian state media reported. Putin signalled earlier the two nations had prepared a document that would “form the basis” of their relations for years to come, but did not […] The post Putin and N. Korea’s Kim sign strategic partnership treaty first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  29. Large blaze at electronics firm in Rayong
    A huge fire broke out at an electronic parts company in Rayong’s Pluak Daeng district this afternoon. The blaze, at the factory of Sun In Electronics (Thailand), started at about 1pm and sent large columns of black smoke billowing into the sky, which could be seen from a considerable distance. Ban Klong Kram School, about […] The post Large blaze at electronics firm in Rayong first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  30. Timor-Leste added to visa-free list
    The cabinet has approved a mutual visa-free agreement with Timor-Leste, under which visitors would be allowed to stay in the country for 30 days upon entry....
  31. Thailand wants inclusive Ukraine peace talks 
    The communique was signed by over 80 countries and international organizations including the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, the EU, Singapore, among others. The document reaffirmed the support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Four areas of discussions were nuclear safety, food security, exchanges of prisoners and safety of navigation. Thailand was enthusiastic to […] The post Thailand wants inclusive Ukraine peace talks  first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  32. Drunk Pattaya Man Taunts Older Man, Gets Head Split Open with Machete
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Pattaya — A drunk Thai man suffered a gaping head wound after being attacked by an older man he mocked, apparently for his age, near Pattaya on the evening of June 18th, 2024. The incident occurred on the roadside near Wat Huai Yai in the Banglamung district, Chonburi province. Huai Yai police and rescue workers […] Drunk Pattaya Man Taunts Older Man, Gets Head Split Open with Machete -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  33. Thai Authorities Seize 200,000 Units of Illegal Veterinary Medicine Worth 84 Million Baht
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- National — At 10:30 AM on June 18th, 2024, the Thai Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) and relevant agencies held a press conference to announce the seizure of over 200,000 units of illegal veterinary medicine valued at 84 million baht in Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon. According to officials, the CPPD, in collaboration with the […] Thai Authorities Seize 200,000 Units of Illegal Veterinary Medicine Worth 84 Million Baht -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  34. PM presents 3.75 trillion baht 2025 budget bill to parliament
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin presented the 3.75 trillion baht budget bill for the 2025 fiscal year to the House of Representatives today. He forecasts that it will increase Thailand’s economic growth next year by 2.5%-3.5%. The growth, he said, will be driven by continuing export increases, in line with global economic recovery, an increase in […] The post PM presents 3.75 trillion baht 2025 budget bill to parliament first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  35. Bangkok Police Arrest 14 Youth in Violent College Altercation, Seize Firearms and Swords
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Bangkok — At 2:00 PM on June 18th, 2024, Bangna police and relevant agencies held a press conference regarding a violent altercation between two technical college institutions on June 13th, resulting in one death and one injury in Ramkhamhaeng, Bangkok. The police reported the arrest of Kanok, a 20-year-old former technical college student, along with […] Bangkok Police Arrest 14 Youth in Violent College Altercation, Seize Firearms and Swords -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  36. Kawin Thamsatchanan: Goalkeeping legend retires after blazing trail for Thai footballers
    Muangthong United and Thailand goalkeeping legend Kawin Thamsatchanan hung up his gloves on Monday, bringing down the curtain on a remarkable 17-year career. The 34-year-old took to Facebook to share a heartfelt retirement message, reflecting on a journey that saw him rise to prominence both in Thailand and on the international stage. Kawin conveyed a […] The post Kawin Thamsatchanan: Goalkeeping legend retires after blazing trail for Thai footballers first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  37. Restaurant employee shot dead, another wounded
    A Vietnamese employee was shot dead and another wounded while they were drinking with the owner's son at a seafood restaurant in Bang Khunthian district, Bangkok, in the early hours of Wednesday....
  38. Adoption sought for puppies on oil-smuggling boats
    Marine police are seeking people to adopt three puppies living on the oil-smuggling boats that went missing from Sattahip last week. The vessels were later found and towed back to a pier in Songkhla province. In addition to the eight crewmen, police also found seven dogs and three puppies on the boats. The adult dogs […] The post Adoption sought for puppies on oil-smuggling boats first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  39. Foreign envoys & media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill
    Foreign envoys in Thailand and the foreign media have welcomed the caretaker Thai Senate’s passing of the Marriage Equality bill yesterday, which will pave the way for same sex marriage in the country. A message from the Embassy of Ireland reads:  “A wonderful festive atmosphere at Thai Government House to celebrate the passage of the […] The post Foreign envoys & media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  40. Lawsuits await husbands' lovers of any sex
    A Constitutional Court ruling on the Civil Code will enable wives to sue their husbands' lovers, whether male or female....
  41. Foreign envoys and media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill
    Foreign envoys in Thailand and the foreign media have welcomed the caretaker Thai Senate’s passing of the Marriage Equality bill yesterday, which will pave the way for same sex marriage in the country. A message from the Embassy of Ireland reads:  “A wonderful festive atmosphere at Thai Government House to celebrate the passage of the […] The post Foreign envoys and media welcome passage of Marriage Equality Bill first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  42. Legal Recognization of Same-Sex Marriage Celebrated
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – Thailand celebrates historic passage of the Marriage Equality Law with grand ceremony at Government House as Thailand becomes the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. The Government House was transformed into a vibrant celebration ground on Tuesday as Thailand marked a momentous occasion with the passage of the […]...
  43. Court Rules Adultery Law Unconstitutional
    BANGKOK, June 19 (TNA) – The Constitutional Court has unanimously ruled that the law allowing spouses to sue for damages due to adultery is unconstitutional. The court found that Section 1523, paragraph two, of the Civil and Commercial Code, which permits a husband to claim compensation from a man involved with his wife and a […]...
  44. Our current complete social media presence for reference, June 2024
    The Pattaya News -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Did you know that The Pattaya News is much more than just a website? We wanted to take a moment to provide our readers with a complete list of everything (we think) we are currently on and different options to follow our news. Many of these options have different content, depending on the type of […] Our current complete social media presence for reference, June 2024 -=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=- The Pattaya News - Real. Unbiased. Impactful. In the moment....
  45. Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multi-polar world
    Shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embraced Russian Vladimir Putin on his arrival at Pyongyang’s airport on Wednesday, the two leaders shared their “pent-up inmost thoughts” and agreed to develop their nations’ relations, North Korean state media said. Putin, who arrived in the pre-dawn hours, is on his first trip to the North […] The post Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multi-polar world first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  46. Thai Enquirer News Summary – June 19, 2024
    The post Thai Enquirer News Summary – June 19, 2024 appeared first on Thai Enquirer....
  47. Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a sweeping effort to provide a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are married to U.S. citizens, an election-year move that contrasts sharply with Republican rival Donald Trump’s plan for mass deportations. At a White House event, Biden criticized Trump for […] The post Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  48. Cops hunt oil smuggling masterminds
    Police vowed to find the masterminds of the oil-smuggled gang and will arrest another seven crew members who have been missing after the three seized oil-smuggling vessels were recaptured on Monday....
  49. House accepts 4 bills to alter referendums
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday accepted for consideration four bills seeking to amend the Referendum Act at their first reading, as part of efforts to make it easier to amend the constitution....
  50. 'Big Joke' fires back with petition
    Suspended deputy national police chief Pol Gen Surachate "Big Joke" Hakparn on Tuesday filed a petition with the House Speaker seeking a probe into the allegedly unusual wealth of a National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) member who is also on the committee investigating a money laundering case against him....