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 2022-01-23 01:04 

Bangkok Post

7,686 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths...

The country registered 7,686 more Covid-19 cases and 13 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning....

 2022-01-22 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Fighting to breathe...

Despite the government's efforts to tackle the seasonal haze problem in the capital, dense clouds of smog reappeared and blanketed the city once again in November when the weather turned cool and dry, marking the return of the severe air pollution in ...

 2022-01-22 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya outlets hail easing of tourism curbs...

Chon Buri: Hospitality and tourism business operators in Pattaya city have welcomed the government's decision to include the city, part of Bang Lamung district, and other districts of the coastal province in the tourism sandbox scheme....

 2022-01-22 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Expelled MP says axeing was wrong...

One of 21 renegade MPs expelled from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is appealing against the decision, saying he had nothing to do with the moves that led to the group's axeing....

 2022-01-22 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Coach laments missed chances as Chaba Kaew suffer shock loss...

Thailand coach Miyo Okamoto was left ruing missed opportunities after the Chaba Kaew suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Philippines in their opening 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup Group B game in Mumbai, India, on Friday night....

 2022-01-22 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Ministry open to election meets on premises...

The Ministry of Defence on Saturday assured all political parties will have an equal electioneering opportunity on its premises for the Jan 30 by-election in Bangkok Constituency 9, covering Lak Si and Chatuchak districts....

 2022-01-22 20:45 

Bangkok Post

Man City held by Southampton, Rashford lifts Man Utd into fourth...

LONDON: Aymeric Laporte spared Manchester City's blushes as the Premier League leaders were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton, while Manchester United moved into fourth place after Marcus Rashford's last-gasp goal sealed a 1-0 win against West Ham...

 2022-01-22 12:56 

Bangkok Post

Online gambling ring busted in Nakhon Sawan...

NAKHON SAWAN: Five men have been arrested in Nakhon Sawan on charges of operating a website for a major online gambling network that had more than one billion baht in circulation, police said on Saturday....

 2022-01-22 12:00 

Bangkok Post

Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value...

Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November while adding further momentum to the latest meltdown in cryptocurrencies....

 2022-01-22 11:31 

Bangkok Post

Sadom tied for Singapore Open lead...

SINGAPORE: Thailand's Sadom Kaewkanjana fired a bogey-free 65 to haul himself into contention and share the third-round lead at 11-under par with American Sihwan Kim at the SMBC Singapore Open on Saturday....

 2022-01-22 10:32 

Bangkok Post

'Good samaritan' charged with child rape...

A 52-year-old man who had gained respect from local residents for his frequent meditation practice and charitable acts has been arrested in Saraburi for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl....

 2022-01-22 10:08 

Bangkok Post

P-Move rally outside UN office...

Protesters led by the People's Network for a Just Society (P-Move) and the Four Regions Slum Network (FRSN) gathered outside the UN office in Bangkok on Saturday to demand the government take proactive steps to address problems ranging from land confl...

 2022-01-22 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Tongans continue cleanup after massive eruption...

Tongans queued for limited money services that were restored in the Pacific island's capital on Saturday, as the cleanup continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami....

 2022-01-22 09:30 

Bangkok Post

Mahathir back in hospital...

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in the space of a few weeks, a spokesperson said Saturday....

 2022-01-22 09:30 

Bangkok Post

Mahathir 'stable' after hospital admission...

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is in stable condition after being admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in just a few weeks, his daughter said on Saturday....

 2022-01-22 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Green sea turtle lays eggs on Phuket beach...

PHUKET: A green sea turtle laid 125 eggs on a beach on this southern island for the first time this year late Friday night....

 2022-01-22 07:22 

Bangkok Post

Dredgers spotted at Cambodian naval base...

WASHINGTON: Dredgers have been spotted off the Ream naval base in Cambodia, where China is funding construction work and deeper port facilities would be necessary for the docking of larger military ships, an American think tank says....

 2022-01-22 07:12 

Bangkok Post

Twitter accounts promoting Marcos Jr suspended...

Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts reportedly linked to supporters of Philippine presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr, which the social media giant said had violated its rules on manipulation and spam....

 2022-01-22 06:48 

Bangkok Post

Impact of oil firms' exit from Myanmar limited...

The exit of the energy giants TotalEnergies and Chevron from Myanmar's billion-dollar gas industry has been hailed by rights groups, but analysts say it will not significantly weaken the generals and may even enrich the military in the short term....

 2022-01-22 06:40 

Bangkok Post

Bangkok, northern provinces warned of PM2.5 surge...

The Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation has warned of harmful levels of fine-particulate dust in Greater Bangkok and the northern region next week due to a drop in wind speed....

 2022-01-22 04:58 

Bangkok Post

Asean challenge: Myanmar under Cambodia chair...

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) may face a bigger challenge on Myanmar issues in 2022 as the group's semblance of unity may be tested under the leadership of Cambodia, the group's rotating chair for this year....

 2022-01-22 04:38 

Bangkok Post

Briton killed, compatriot badly hurt in knife attack...

A Briton was brutally killed, and his compatriot badly hurt in a knife attack in front of a rented house in Muang district of Kanchanaburi province in the early hours of Saturday, police said....

 2022-01-22 02:16 

Bangkok Post

How vaccine misinformation left children vulnerable to Omicron...

The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from the dire statistics....

 2022-01-22 01:59 

Bangkok Post

Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to West dies in Vietnam...

HANOI: One of the world's most influential Buddhist monks, Thich Nhat Hanh, died in Vietnam Saturday at age 95, his Zen teaching organisation said in a statement posted to the peace activist's Twitter account....

 2022-01-22 01:40 

Bangkok Post

8,112 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths...

The country registered 8,112 more Covid-19 cases and 19 new fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning....

 2022-01-22 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Angels hope to storm Buriram citadel...

Although True Bangkok United have suffered a slump in form since Thai League 1 began its second half of the season earlier this month, coach Totchtawan Sripan is looking forward to beating leaders Buriram United on Sunday....

 2022-01-22 00:44 

Bangkok Post

Banks post improved profits last year...

The local banking sector reported higher net profit for 2021 thanks to lower loan-loss provisions and improved operating profit, despite challenging economic conditions given the impact of the prolonged pandemic....

 2022-01-22 00:33 

Bangkok Post

Crypto exchanges seek tax holiday...

Local digital exchange operators have requested a two-year tax exemption for cryptocurrency trading, claiming the industry needs more time to generate sustainable growth momentum....

 2022-01-22 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Free counselling for foreign retirees...

Thailand is stepping up its assistance for foreign retirees and their Thai spouses by providing free counselling on inheritance and other legal issues under international laws....

 2022-01-21 23:33 

Bangkok Post

VAT payment of e-service tax beats estimates...

The number of foreign online platform operators registering to pay value-added tax (VAT) in Thailand has increased to around 120 following enforcement of the e-service tax law last year, says Ekniti Nitithanprapas, director-general of the Revenue Departme...

 2022-01-21 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Foreign property lures are rejected...

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday put the brakes on proposals to increase foreign ownership quotas for condominiums from 49% and expand property leasehold rights for foreigners fr...

 2022-01-21 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Foreign property lures are rejected...

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday put the brakes on proposals to increase foreign ownership quotas for condominiums from 49% and expand property leasehold rights for foreigners fr...

 2022-01-21 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Opposition tables general debate bid...

The opposition bloc on Friday submitted a motion seeking a general debate without a vote to grill the government over an array of issues from price hikes to political reform failure....

 2022-01-21 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Energy for All scheme faces even more delays...

The Energy for All renewable scheme faces yet another setback as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) cited force majeure to postpone the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) between the government and companies who won an auction last year....

 2022-01-21 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Exports surge 17% in 2021...

Thailand's exports rose by 24.2% year-on-year in December, beating expectations and helping 2021 growth hit 17.1%, the highest in 11 years....

 2022-01-21 19:19 

Bangkok Post

PM upbeat despite threat of new party...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed not to give up fighting for the good of the country on Friday amid speculation that he would face growing political pressure following the departure of 21 MPs led by Capt Thamanat Prompow from the ruling Palang Prach...

 2022-01-21 14:17 

Bangkok Post

Thai women fall 1-0 to Philippines...

MUMBAI: The Thai women's football team face an uphill climb after a 1-0 loss to the Philippines in their opening match of the AFC Women's Asia Cup 2022 on Friday in Mumbai....

 2022-01-21 13:52 

Bangkok Post

University presidents apologise for angering high schoolers...

The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) on Friday apologised for answers to online queries about Covid-19 that angered high school students preparing for entrance exams....

 2022-01-21 13:32 

Bangkok Post

Osaka makes early exit in Melbourne...

MELBOURNE: Naomi Osaka was at peace with herself after yet another failed attempt at defending a Grand Slam title at the Australian Open....

 2022-01-21 11:26 

Bangkok Post

Rock icon Meat Loaf dies at 74...

The American singer and actor Meat Loaf, famous for his rock anthem Bat Out of Hell, part of one of the best-selling albums of all time, has died at age 74....

 2022-01-21 11:15 

Bangkok Post

Prayut sings 'don't give up' during ministerial meeting...

A video showing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha singing briefly about never giving up while chairing a meeting of the Centre for Economic Situation Administration at Government House on Friday soon became a minor hit....

 2022-01-21 11:06 

Bangkok Post

Two oil majors to exit Myanmar...

The oil majors TotalEnergies and Chevron Corp, partners in a major gas project in Myanmar, have decided to withdraw from the country, they said on Friday, citing the worsening humanitarian situation following last year's coup....

 2022-01-21 10:38 

Bangkok Post

Absolved accused thief wins countersuit in court...

NAKHON PHANOM: Pisit Suwannaphim had been waiting for this day for almost five years....

 2022-01-21 10:28 

Bangkok Post

December exports top forecast, 2022 exports seen up 3-4%...

Thailand's exports rose more than expected in December from a year earlier, with full-2021 growth coming at 17.1%, the highest in 11 years, helped by stronger global demand and a weak baht, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday....

 2022-01-21 10:00 

Bangkok Post

Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash...

SINGAPORE: South Korean tech giant Samsung has pulled an online advert in Singapore that featured a hijab-wearing Muslim woman hugging her drag queen son after it sparked a backlash from socially conservative corners....

 2022-01-21 09:46 

Bangkok Post

Hua Hin, Cha-am to be 'Wellness Sandbox'...

The Tourism Authority's proposal to promote Hua Hin and Cha-am as Thailand's "Wellness Sandbox", targeting health-conscious tourists, has received backing from the government's Centre for Economic Situation Administration....

 2022-01-21 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Traffic cop fined for riding bike with obscured licence plate...

A traffic policeman in Bangkok was found to have broken the traffic law himself and fined 500 baht for riding a motorcycle with the licence plate covered over by a road safety sticker....

 2022-01-21 08:56 

Bangkok Post

Houses collapse into canal...

Twenty-five homes tumbled into a canal as the bank subsided in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan province, on Thursday night. There were no injuries....

 2022-01-21 08:52 

Bangkok Post

French energy giant withdraws from Myanmar...

PARIS: French energy group TotalEnergies has decided to withdraw from Myanmar because of the civil unrest there, it said on Friday, becoming the latest western company to pull out of the country since last year's coup....

 2022-01-21 07:39 

Bangkok Post

Four killed, 7 hurt when pickup rear-ends truck...

KANCHANABURI: Four Myanmar nationals were killed and seven others hurt when a pickup truck they were travelling in rear-ended a 10-wheel truck in Sai Yok district on Thursday night....

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