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  1. TAO vice mayor in Pattani shot dead by suspected insurgents
    The vice mayor of a Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO), in Khok Pho district of restive Pattani province, was shot and killed by insurgents on the Phet Kasem Road as he was returning home on a motorcycle from tending to his cattle on Friday evening. According to eyewitnesses, two assailants on a motorcycle, believed to be […] The post TAO vice mayor in Pattani shot dead by suspected insurgents first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  2. 219 customers test positive for drugs in raid on Pattaya pub
    Deputy Interior Minister Chada Thaised led officials of the Provincial Administration Department in a raid on an illegal pub in Pattaya early this morning. 219 customers tested positive for drugs. The raid, in Soi Kor Pai Pattaya in Bang Lamung district, was in response to complaints from neighbours about loud noises, staying open beyond permissible […] The post 219 customers test positive for drugs in raid on Pattaya pub first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  3. 48,117 senatorial candidacy applications registered
    A total of 48,117 people have registered their senatorial candidacies across the country in the five days of registration which ended on Friday, according to Sawaeng Boonmee, secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC). Of the 48,226 people who applied for registration, 109 were rejected as unqualified.   Sawaeng said that election officials will now re-check […] The post 48,117 senatorial candidacy applications registered first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  4. Thaksin denies role in appointment of Phichit as PM’s Office minister
    Paroled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has categorically refuted any suggestion that the appointment of Phichit Chuenban, his family’s lawyer, as PM’s Office Minister, was a setup to undermine Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. He claims to be just an old man who has no political position or power whatsoever, adding that his role is to […] The post Thaksin denies role in appointment of Phichit as PM’s Office minister first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  5. Thai woman missing in Switzerland found
    Nuntiwa Sae Jiew, or “Noon”, a Thai woman thought to have gone missing in Switzerland last month, has been found. The Facebook post by the Royal Thai Embassy in Bern reads; “Today (May 24, 2024), The Royal Thai Embassy in Bern would like to announce that Khun Noon’s family has been contacted by the police. […] The post Thai woman missing in Switzerland found first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  6. CONCEAL: Unveiling Power and Conflict Through Maps and Camouflage
    The walls of La Lanta Fine Art are currently adorned with a thought-provoking exhibition titled “CONCEAL” by Sutee Kunavichayanont, an associate professor at Silpakorn University. This solo exhibition, running until June 19 at La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, delves into the complexities of territorial disputes, both physical and ideological. Sutee, known for his artistic practice […] The post CONCEAL: Unveiling Power and Conflict Through Maps and Camouflage first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  7. Key suspect in “Ufun Store” fraud apprehended at Don Mueang airport
    A key suspect in the Ufun pyramid scheme was arrested at Don Mueang airport on Friday, after having fled the country almost a decade ago. Upon receiving a tip that the suspect, identified only as “Neo”, an executive of Ufun Store, was flying into Don Mueang airport, Consumer Protection Division officers alerted immigration officers at […] The post Key suspect in “Ufun Store” fraud apprehended at Don Mueang airport first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  8. Thai democracy preserved: The Paris home of Pridi Banomyong
    The former Paris home of the statesman dubbed the father of Thai democracy, Pridi Banomyong, is in the headlines after being bought by Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to “preserve the spirit of the 1932 Siamese Revolution”. Thanathorn revealed last month that he and his wife purchased the property from its ageing Vietnamese owner, who […] The post Thai democracy preserved: The Paris home of Pridi Banomyong first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  9. Student loan funds sufficient for all students
    The Student Loan Fund (SLF) has allocated 48.34 billion baht for the 2024 academic year, which is sufficient to lend to 769,009 students in need of educational funding, said Chainarong Katchapanan, manager of the SLF, on Friday. He disclosed that the Fund has received 204,059 loan applications so far, amounting to 10.86 billion baht. Students […] The post Student loan funds sufficient for all students first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  10. Court orders EC to remove three Senate election regulations
    The Central Administrative Court has ordered the Election Commission (EC) to withdraw three regulations regarding the self-introduction of senatorial candidates. They are regulations 7, 8 and 11(2). Regulation 7 states that senatorial candidates can introduce themselves in 2 pages of A4 paper, specifying their personal information, educational background and work experience in whichever of the […] The post Court orders EC to remove three Senate election regulations first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  11. Operation to capture Lop Buri’s macaques continue
    As a new round of macaque captures is underway, Lop Buri province is looking to setup a new tourist attraction, to be called “Muang Pipob Vanorn” (or macaque city), to help re-organise and clean up the central district. The mayor, Chamroen Slacheep, said that Lop Buri has faced a significant increase in the macaque population […] The post Operation to capture Lop Buri’s macaques continue first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  12. Singapore Airlines tightens seatbelt policy after deadly turbulence
    Singapore Airlines said Friday it has tightened seatbelt rules on its flights after one passenger died and more than 100 were injured when one of its planes hit severe turbulence. Passengers and crew aboard flight SQ321 suffered skull, brain and spine injuries when they were thrown violently around the cabin during Tuesday’s terrifying high-altitude ordeal. […] The post Singapore Airlines tightens seatbelt policy after deadly turbulence first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  13. World Schizophrenia Awareness Day
    Every May 24th, World Schizophrenia Awareness Day is observed worldwide. The primary objective is to raise awareness about the illness and eradicate myths and misconceptions about mental health issues. With increased awareness, people with schizophrenia could live in an understanding society, leading to greater inclusion, according to Kruawon Tiengtom, a psychosocial disability advocate and former […] The post World Schizophrenia Awareness Day first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  14. Large apartment fire in central Hanoi kills 14
    Smoke and toxic gases billowed out of the building in Cau Giay district, a densely populated district of Vietnam’s capital that is home to several universities, after a fire broke out around 12:30 am (1730 GMT Thursday). Rescuers forced their way inside, breaking the lock of an external gate and smashing a window to rescue […] The post Large apartment fire in central Hanoi kills 14 first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  15. Muay Thai to be showcased at the Paris Olympic Games 2024
    Muay Thai will be featured as a side program at the 2024 Olympic Games, being held in Paris between July 26 and-August 11, with the participation of more than 1,000 Muay Thai boxers from 24 countries on five continents, said Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan, president of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA). He hailed the […] The post Muay Thai to be showcased at the Paris Olympic Games 2024 first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  16. Srettha certainly not out of wood yet
    Although he can continue to function as prime minister, Srettha Thavisin still has to be afraid. Very afraid. He is fighting the biggest battle of his life on two fronts _ legally and politically. Legally, it’s super scary, but the Constitutional Court gave him 15 days to answer charges so this front can be finished […] The post Srettha certainly not out of wood yet first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  17. 19 students injured in road accident in Sa Kaeo
    Nineteen students were injured, some of whom are in a serious condition, when a “Songthaew” school bus, in which they were travelling, was struck by a pickup truck in Wang Nam Yen district of Sa Kaeo province today. Witnesses claim that the pickup was travelling at high speed in the opposite direction when it collided […] The post 19 students injured in road accident in Sa Kaeo first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  18. Lawyer requests police probe into senators’ signatures on petition against PM
    A lawyer has filed a complaint with anti-corruption police, alleging that the signatures of some of the senators on a petition seeking a charter court ruling against the prime minister were forged. Thanetnut Sukhontapun bases his allegation on media interviews given by four senators, who denied that they had co-signed the petition. He also quoted […] The post Lawyer requests police probe into senators’ signatures on petition against PM first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  19. Old pledging scheme rice deal expected to be concluded in June
    Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said today that he is confident that the decade-old pledging scheme rice will be auctioned off to buyers in African countries in June, as he insisted that there is no ulterior political motive, to “whitewash” any individuals, behind the rice sale. He said a committee, comprising representatives from the Public Warehouse […] The post Old pledging scheme rice deal expected to be concluded in June first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  20. Thai woman missing in Switzerland
    The Thai Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, has asked for help in locating a Thai woman who lost contact with her family in late April. The embassy issued the request in a Facebook post on May 21, asking for any information about the whereabouts of Nuntiwa Sae Jiew, nicknamed “Noon”, who went to Switzerland with her […] The post Thai woman missing in Switzerland first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  21. Thailand’s aging population affects consumption and economic growth – KRC
    Demographic changes in Thai society, with an increasingly elderly population and lower birth rate, are impacting Thailand’s domestic consumption, which is a major driver of economic growth, according to the Kasikorn Research Centre (KRC). Domestic consumption accounted for 58% of Thailand’s economic growth in 2022, compared to 53% about a decade ago. This is in […] The post Thailand’s aging population affects consumption and economic growth – KRC first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  22. Three boys die in Nonthaburi temple blaze
    Three boys, including twins, died in a fire at Suankaew Temple in Nonthaburi province late Wednesday night. In an attempt to help the children, firefighters had to break into a dwelling that had been locked from the inside. The boys’ bodies were found lying together, holding hands. The twins were identified as “Pannawich” and “Pannawat”, […] The post Three boys die in Nonthaburi temple blaze first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  23. Charter court accepts petition seeking removal of PM Srettha’s status
    The Constitutional Court voted 6:3 today to accept for consideration a petition, by a group of 40 senators, challenging the legitimacy of the appointment of Phichit Chuenban as PM’s Office minister, but voted 5:4 to reject the senators’ call to suspend Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin pending the court’s final decision. The prime minister was given […] The post Charter court accepts petition seeking removal of PM Srettha’s status first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  24. Thousands mark Buddha’s birthday at Myanmar’s Shwedagon pagoda
    Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered at Myanmar’s Shwedagon pagoda on Wednesday to mark the Buddha’s birthday and to water a sacred Bodhi tree believed to be linked to his enlightenment. Crowds shuffled up a roofed stairway crammed with stalls selling flowers, candles and incense to reach the hilltop complex that dominates the skyline of commercial […] The post Thousands mark Buddha’s birthday at Myanmar’s Shwedagon pagoda first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  25. MRT carriage leak probably from air conditioners
    Water leaking into an MRT train carriage on Tuesday may have come from the air conditioners, not from the heavy rainfall, as earlier speculated. Ditsapol Padungkul, former president of the Thai Railway Engineering Association, said he discussed the matter with Vithaya Punmongkol, deputy governor (operations) of the Thai Railway Engineering Association. He quoted Vithaya as […] The post MRT carriage leak probably from air conditioners first appeared on Thai PBS World....

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  1. New military unit to enhance cyber warfare ability
    The military is looking to form a cyber-command unit in October as part of efforts to enhance the country's cyber warfare capabilities, according to Jirayu Huangsap, spokesman for Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang....
  2. Beam me up please, Scotty
    With a rhonchi-like sound in their throats as a signal from five Lord Buddhas, a man and a woman duo in Udon Thani claim they can cure sick people using a celestial frequency....
  3. Monk caper; bullet in bed; undertaker's woe; polite robber
    An Uthai Thani man is calling on his estranged wife to reconsider after she allegedly ran off with an errant monk....
  4. Dept hails two new historical sites
    The Fine Arts Department has registered Windsor House in Kudeejeen community and the First Presbyterian Church in the Samre area, both in Bangkok, as historical sites....
  5. Thaksin hints he knows who’s behind anti-PM push
    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the de facto leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party, yesterday dropped a hint that he knows who is behind the legal move led by 40 caretaker senators that may cost Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin his job....
  6. Governor sets sights on Old Town revamp
    Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has vowed to bring to Bangkok’s Old Town the best aspects of sustainable development, before his four-year term ends in 2026...
  7. 48,000 vie for Senate seats
    More than 48,000 people nationwide registered to compete in a Senate race to fill 200 seats, according to the Election Commission....
  8. Police arrest key UFun suspect
    A key suspect in the 10-billion-baht UFun pyramid scheme was recently arrested at Don Mueang airport as he tried enter the country, according to the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD)....
  9. Media forum agrees to support climate awareness
    DILI, Timor-Leste - The National Press Council of Thailand (NPCT) has urged the media in Southeast Asia to help promote environmental awareness among the public, so that more people realise the need to stop harming the environment and start repairing the damage....
  10. 43 people still being treated for turbulence injuries
    Forty-three people who were on board a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence are still being treated in hospitals in Bangkok four days after the emergency, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital said on Saturday....
  11. Missing Thai woman found safe in Switzerland
    A 32-year-old Thai woman who had travelled to Switzerland before losing contact with her family nearly a month ago has been found safe and well, the Thai embassy in Bern has confirmed....
  12. Thaksin warmly received in Korat
    Thaksin Shinawatra was warmly received when he arrived in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday for the first time in 17 years, with red-shirt supporters cheering and shouting “We love Thaksin” at the airport....
  13. Drunk driver kills policeman while tearing through checkpoint
    A man with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system killed a police officer after smashing into him while attempting to drive through a checkpoint in Muang district of Chon Buri on Friday night....
  14. Missing Thai woman located safe and well in Switzerland
    After nearly a month since a search began, the Thai embassy in Bern, Switzerland, has announced that a 32-year-old Thai woman, reported missing after travelling to the country with her boyfriend, has been found and reconnected with her family....
  15. Divided on the economy
    From the showdown between the ruling Pheu Thai Party and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) came a call for coalition parties to ponder parting ways with the government....
  16. French duo die in horror motorbike crash in Phuket
    PHUKET: Two Frenchmen were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Thalang district early yesterday....
  17. Kingdom No.1 in Asia for Euro tourists
    Thailand is Asia’s top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  18. Thailand is No.1 in Asia for European tourists
    Thailand is Asia's top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  19. 1/4 of public in dark on Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected....
  20. Network protests relisting plan
    The Cannabis Future Network completely disagrees with the Public Health Ministry’s efforts to put cannabis buds back on the narcotics list, and it will protest at Government House next Tuesday, Prasitchai Nunual, secretary-general of the group, said yesterday....
  21. Govt eyes Italian touch for Land Bridge feeder network
    Companies in Italy are interested in investing in Thailand’s Land Bridge megaproject which would, in turn, enhance the country’s rail network, Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit yesterday said....
  22. Bleaching forces diving site closures
    Snorkelling and diving sites at several marine national parks in five provinces have been closed due to the worsening coral bleaching situation....
  23. 73 monkeys caught in Lop Buri
    Almost 73 monkeys were caught on the first day of the operation to remove the troublesome primates from Lop Buri city, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)....
  24. Airport rail link project back on track
    The high-speed rail project linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports is expected to be up and running later this year after the state and project builders agreed on a revised project....
  25. PM calls for Asian unity at Tokyo forum
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin urged Asian nations to be resilient and to work together during a speech made yesterday in Tokyo, Japan....
  26. School van crash kills girl, 24 hurt
    A five-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 24 other students injured when a van they were travelling in overturned in Muang district of Lampang province yesterday morning, police said....
  27. Anand urges education equality
    Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun said yesterday that urgent action is needed to address education inequality and restore hope among Thailand’s younger generation....
  28. Paetongtarn says she’s not ready to replace Srettha
    Paetongtarn Shinawatra, leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party, says she is not yet ready to become the next prime minister if Srettha Thavisin is removed from office in a case involving the appointment of a minister with a prison record....
  29. Prawit report 'redacted' by graft body
    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) handed a report on the infamous watch case of former deputy premier Gen Prawit Wongsuwon to activist Veera Somkwamkid on Thursday, as ordered by the Administrative Court....
  30. PM calls for Asian unity at Tokyo forum
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin urged Asian nations to be resilient and to work together during a speech made on Friday in Tokyo, Japan....
  31. 73 monkeys caught in Lop Buri
    Almost 73 monkeys were caught on the first day of the operation to remove the troublesome primates from Lop Buri city, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)....
  32. Ex-PM Anand urges education equality
    Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun said on Friday that urgent action is needed to address education inequality and restore hope among Thailand's younger generations....
  33. 1/4 of public in dark on Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected....
  34. Many in the dark about Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected, a survey has found....
  35. Kingdom No.1 in Asia for Euro tourists
    Thailand is Asia’s top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  36. Thailand ‘top choice in Asia’ for European tourists
    Thailand is the top destination in Asia among European tourists, according to a survey by Agoda....
  37. Airline could face hefty payouts after turbulence
    Passengers with spinal and brain injuries could seek “eight-figure” payouts, a lawyer says, as the extent of the harm following the Singapore Airlines flight that encountered extreme turbulence this week becomes clearer....
  38. Chinese fraud suspect arrested in Bangkok
    A Chinese man has been arrested in Bangkok for working illegally and overstaying his visa after fleeing to Thailand to escape arrest in his home country for a 10-million-baht fraud....
  39. Red shirts prepare red carpet for Thaksin in Korat
    NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The red shirts are preparing the red carpet for Thaksin Shinawatra when he returns to the northeastern province on Saturday for the first time in almost two decades....
  40. 48 people from Singapore Airlines flight still under treatment
    Forty-eight people who were on board a Singapore Airlines flight diverted to Bangkok after hitting severe turbulence remain hospitalised for treatment, officials said on Friday....
  41. Two Frenchmen killed in Phuket motorcycle crash
    PHUKET: Two Frenchmen were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Thalang district early Friday....
  42. Two French men killed in Phuket motorcycle crash
    PHUKET: Two Frenchmen were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Thalang district early Friday....
  43. South Korean faces indictment for Pattaya barrel murder
    A man in his 20s is facing a possible indictment related to the murder of his compatriot near Pattaya after South Korean police transferred him to the custody of prosecutors....
  44. One student killed, 15 injured in van accident
    A schoolgirl was killed and 15 other students injured when a van they were travelling in overturned in Muang district of Lampang on Friday morning....
  45. Thailand working ‘relentlessly’ to solve Myanmar crisis - Srettha
    TOKYO: Thailand is “working relentlessly” to bring an end to the crisis in neighbouring Myanmar where rebel groups have been clashing with the military-government, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin....
  46. New panel to oversee 'old' rice auction
    A panel has been formed to oversee the auctioning off of 15,000 tonnes of rice left over from the controversial rice-pledging scheme launched during former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's administration, Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai said....
  47. Couriers pose as food delivery riders
    Six drug couriers who posed as delivery service riders were arrested in Khlong San district yesterday....
  48. Concerns raised about power for call centre gangs
    Move Forward Party (MFP) list-MP Rangsiman Rome has voiced his concerns that Thailand could be about to provide electricity and internet access to grey businesses based just over the border in Myanmar....
  49. Dept certifies ancient cave
    The Fine Arts Department yesterday certified Khao Khom cave in Satun province as a new prehistoric archaeological site, saying that archaeological discoveries in the cave may be up to 6,000 years old....
  50. Japan mulls extending visa waiver
    Japan will consider extending its tourist visa waiver for Thais amid growing concern it will end next year....

 

  1. New military unit to enhance cyber warfare ability
    The military is looking to form a cyber-command unit in October as part of efforts to enhance the country's cyber warfare capabilities, according to Jirayu Huangsap, spokesman for Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang....
  2. Beam me up please, Scotty
    With a rhonchi-like sound in their throats as a signal from five Lord Buddhas, a man and a woman duo in Udon Thani claim they can cure sick people using a celestial frequency....
  3. Monk caper; bullet in bed; undertaker's woe; polite robber
    An Uthai Thani man is calling on his estranged wife to reconsider after she allegedly ran off with an errant monk....
  4. Dept hails two new historical sites
    The Fine Arts Department has registered Windsor House in Kudeejeen community and the First Presbyterian Church in the Samre area, both in Bangkok, as historical sites....
  5. Thaksin hints he knows who’s behind anti-PM push
    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the de facto leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party, yesterday dropped a hint that he knows who is behind the legal move led by 40 caretaker senators that may cost Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin his job....
  6. Governor sets sights on Old Town revamp
    Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt has vowed to bring to Bangkok’s Old Town the best aspects of sustainable development, before his four-year term ends in 2026...
  7. 48,000 vie for Senate seats
    More than 48,000 people nationwide registered to compete in a Senate race to fill 200 seats, according to the Election Commission....
  8. TAO vice mayor in Pattani shot dead by suspected insurgents
    The vice mayor of a Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO), in Khok Pho district of restive Pattani province, was shot and killed by insurgents on the Phet Kasem Road as he was returning home on a motorcycle from tending to his cattle on Friday evening. According to eyewitnesses, two assailants on a motorcycle, believed to be […] The post TAO vice mayor in Pattani shot dead by suspected insurgents first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  9. Police arrest key UFun suspect
    A key suspect in the 10-billion-baht UFun pyramid scheme was recently arrested at Don Mueang airport as he tried enter the country, according to the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD)....
  10. Media forum agrees to support climate awareness
    DILI, Timor-Leste - The National Press Council of Thailand (NPCT) has urged the media in Southeast Asia to help promote environmental awareness among the public, so that more people realise the need to stop harming the environment and start repairing the damage....
  11. 43 people still being treated for turbulence injuries
    Forty-three people who were on board a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence are still being treated in hospitals in Bangkok four days after the emergency, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital said on Saturday....
  12. 219 customers test positive for drugs in raid on Pattaya pub
    Deputy Interior Minister Chada Thaised led officials of the Provincial Administration Department in a raid on an illegal pub in Pattaya early this morning. 219 customers tested positive for drugs. The raid, in Soi Kor Pai Pattaya in Bang Lamung district, was in response to complaints from neighbours about loud noises, staying open beyond permissible […] The post 219 customers test positive for drugs in raid on Pattaya pub first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  13. 48,117 senatorial candidacy applications registered
    A total of 48,117 people have registered their senatorial candidacies across the country in the five days of registration which ended on Friday, according to Sawaeng Boonmee, secretary-general of the Election Commission (EC). Of the 48,226 people who applied for registration, 109 were rejected as unqualified.   Sawaeng said that election officials will now re-check […] The post 48,117 senatorial candidacy applications registered first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  14. Thaksin denies role in appointment of Phichit as PM’s Office minister
    Paroled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has categorically refuted any suggestion that the appointment of Phichit Chuenban, his family’s lawyer, as PM’s Office Minister, was a setup to undermine Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. He claims to be just an old man who has no political position or power whatsoever, adding that his role is to […] The post Thaksin denies role in appointment of Phichit as PM’s Office minister first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  15. Missing Thai woman found safe in Switzerland
    A 32-year-old Thai woman who had travelled to Switzerland before losing contact with her family nearly a month ago has been found safe and well, the Thai embassy in Bern has confirmed....
  16. Thaksin warmly received in Korat
    Thaksin Shinawatra was warmly received when he arrived in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday for the first time in 17 years, with red-shirt supporters cheering and shouting “We love Thaksin” at the airport....
  17. Drunk driver kills policeman while tearing through checkpoint
    A man with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system killed a police officer after smashing into him while attempting to drive through a checkpoint in Muang district of Chon Buri on Friday night....
  18. Thai woman missing in Switzerland found
    Nuntiwa Sae Jiew, or “Noon”, a Thai woman thought to have gone missing in Switzerland last month, has been found. The Facebook post by the Royal Thai Embassy in Bern reads; “Today (May 24, 2024), The Royal Thai Embassy in Bern would like to announce that Khun Noon’s family has been contacted by the police. […] The post Thai woman missing in Switzerland found first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  19. Missing Thai woman located safe and well in Switzerland
    After nearly a month since a search began, the Thai embassy in Bern, Switzerland, has announced that a 32-year-old Thai woman, reported missing after travelling to the country with her boyfriend, has been found and reconnected with her family....
  20. CONCEAL: Unveiling Power and Conflict Through Maps and Camouflage
    The walls of La Lanta Fine Art are currently adorned with a thought-provoking exhibition titled “CONCEAL” by Sutee Kunavichayanont, an associate professor at Silpakorn University. This solo exhibition, running until June 19 at La Lanta Fine Art Gallery, delves into the complexities of territorial disputes, both physical and ideological. Sutee, known for his artistic practice […] The post CONCEAL: Unveiling Power and Conflict Through Maps and Camouflage first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  21. Key suspect in “Ufun Store” fraud apprehended at Don Mueang airport
    A key suspect in the Ufun pyramid scheme was arrested at Don Mueang airport on Friday, after having fled the country almost a decade ago. Upon receiving a tip that the suspect, identified only as “Neo”, an executive of Ufun Store, was flying into Don Mueang airport, Consumer Protection Division officers alerted immigration officers at […] The post Key suspect in “Ufun Store” fraud apprehended at Don Mueang airport first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  22. Thai democracy preserved: The Paris home of Pridi Banomyong
    The former Paris home of the statesman dubbed the father of Thai democracy, Pridi Banomyong, is in the headlines after being bought by Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to “preserve the spirit of the 1932 Siamese Revolution”. Thanathorn revealed last month that he and his wife purchased the property from its ageing Vietnamese owner, who […] The post Thai democracy preserved: The Paris home of Pridi Banomyong first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  23. Student loan funds sufficient for all students
    The Student Loan Fund (SLF) has allocated 48.34 billion baht for the 2024 academic year, which is sufficient to lend to 769,009 students in need of educational funding, said Chainarong Katchapanan, manager of the SLF, on Friday. He disclosed that the Fund has received 204,059 loan applications so far, amounting to 10.86 billion baht. Students […] The post Student loan funds sufficient for all students first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  24. Court orders EC to remove three Senate election regulations
    The Central Administrative Court has ordered the Election Commission (EC) to withdraw three regulations regarding the self-introduction of senatorial candidates. They are regulations 7, 8 and 11(2). Regulation 7 states that senatorial candidates can introduce themselves in 2 pages of A4 paper, specifying their personal information, educational background and work experience in whichever of the […] The post Court orders EC to remove three Senate election regulations first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  25. Divided on the economy
    From the showdown between the ruling Pheu Thai Party and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) came a call for coalition parties to ponder parting ways with the government....
  26. French duo die in horror motorbike crash in Phuket
    PHUKET: Two Frenchmen were killed when their motorcycle crashed into a road divider in Thalang district early yesterday....
  27. Kingdom No.1 in Asia for Euro tourists
    Thailand is Asia’s top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  28. Thailand is No.1 in Asia for European tourists
    Thailand is Asia's top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  29. 1/4 of public in dark on Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected....
  30. Network protests relisting plan
    The Cannabis Future Network completely disagrees with the Public Health Ministry’s efforts to put cannabis buds back on the narcotics list, and it will protest at Government House next Tuesday, Prasitchai Nunual, secretary-general of the group, said yesterday....
  31. Govt eyes Italian touch for Land Bridge feeder network
    Companies in Italy are interested in investing in Thailand’s Land Bridge megaproject which would, in turn, enhance the country’s rail network, Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit yesterday said....
  32. Bleaching forces diving site closures
    Snorkelling and diving sites at several marine national parks in five provinces have been closed due to the worsening coral bleaching situation....
  33. 73 monkeys caught in Lop Buri
    Almost 73 monkeys were caught on the first day of the operation to remove the troublesome primates from Lop Buri city, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)....
  34. Airport rail link project back on track
    The high-speed rail project linking Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports is expected to be up and running later this year after the state and project builders agreed on a revised project....
  35. PM calls for Asian unity at Tokyo forum
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin urged Asian nations to be resilient and to work together during a speech made yesterday in Tokyo, Japan....
  36. School van crash kills girl, 24 hurt
    A five-year-old schoolgirl was killed and 24 other students injured when a van they were travelling in overturned in Muang district of Lampang province yesterday morning, police said....
  37. Anand urges education equality
    Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun said yesterday that urgent action is needed to address education inequality and restore hope among Thailand’s younger generation....
  38. Paetongtarn says she’s not ready to replace Srettha
    Paetongtarn Shinawatra, leader of the ruling Pheu Thai Party, says she is not yet ready to become the next prime minister if Srettha Thavisin is removed from office in a case involving the appointment of a minister with a prison record....
  39. Prawit report 'redacted' by graft body
    The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) handed a report on the infamous watch case of former deputy premier Gen Prawit Wongsuwon to activist Veera Somkwamkid on Thursday, as ordered by the Administrative Court....
  40. PM calls for Asian unity at Tokyo forum
    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin urged Asian nations to be resilient and to work together during a speech made on Friday in Tokyo, Japan....
  41. Operation to capture Lop Buri’s macaques continue
    As a new round of macaque captures is underway, Lop Buri province is looking to setup a new tourist attraction, to be called “Muang Pipob Vanorn” (or macaque city), to help re-organise and clean up the central district. The mayor, Chamroen Slacheep, said that Lop Buri has faced a significant increase in the macaque population […] The post Operation to capture Lop Buri’s macaques continue first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  42. 73 monkeys caught in Lop Buri
    Almost 73 monkeys were caught on the first day of the operation to remove the troublesome primates from Lop Buri city, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)....
  43. Ex-PM Anand urges education equality
    Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun said on Friday that urgent action is needed to address education inequality and restore hope among Thailand's younger generations....
  44. 1/4 of public in dark on Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected....
  45. Many in the dark about Senate poll
    Almost one-quarter of Thai people are unaware of the coming Senate election, and more than 70% misunderstand how the new chamber will be elected, a survey has found....
  46. Kingdom No.1 in Asia for Euro tourists
    Thailand is Asia’s top destination among European tourists, according to a report by Agoda....
  47. Thailand ‘top choice in Asia’ for European tourists
    Thailand is the top destination in Asia among European tourists, according to a survey by Agoda....
  48. Airline could face hefty payouts after turbulence
    Passengers with spinal and brain injuries could seek “eight-figure” payouts, a lawyer says, as the extent of the harm following the Singapore Airlines flight that encountered extreme turbulence this week becomes clearer....
  49. Singapore Airlines tightens seatbelt policy after deadly turbulence
    Singapore Airlines said Friday it has tightened seatbelt rules on its flights after one passenger died and more than 100 were injured when one of its planes hit severe turbulence. Passengers and crew aboard flight SQ321 suffered skull, brain and spine injuries when they were thrown violently around the cabin during Tuesday’s terrifying high-altitude ordeal. […] The post Singapore Airlines tightens seatbelt policy after deadly turbulence first appeared on Thai PBS World....
  50. Chinese fraud suspect arrested in Bangkok
    A Chinese man has been arrested in Bangkok for working illegally and overstaying his visa after fleeing to Thailand to escape arrest in his home country for a 10-million-baht fraud....