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 2021-03-07 10:04 

Bangkok Post

Activist charged B6m for removing plants at Democracy Monument...

What is the price for removing decorative plants at Democracy Monument? Student activist Panusaya "Rung" Sithijirawattanakul found out in a police charge....

 2021-03-07 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Chinese FM defends Hong Kong reform proposals as 'reasonable'...

BEIJING: Beijing's controversial proposal to introduce new veto powers on Hong Kong's legislative elections are "lawful, just and reasonable," China's foreign minister said Sunday, after the move was criticised as an attack on the city...

 2021-03-07 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Iran's Rouhani urges Europe to avoid 'threats or pressure'...

TEHRAN: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Sunday urged Europe to avoid "threats or pressure" in any negotiations with Tehran, as he received Ireland's foreign minister amid diplomatic efforts to revive a landmark nuclear deal....

 2021-03-07 09:19 

Bangkok Post

Wary Japan firms looking out for signs of risk in Myanmar chaos...

TOKYO: Sparked by a coup a month ago, the recent turmoil in Myanmar has many Japanese companies on the alert for any signs of change in prospects for what they see as a promising market....

 2021-03-07 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Swiss vote on 'burqa ban'...

GENEVA: Switzerland votes Sunday on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, despite women in Islamic full-face veils being an exceptionally rare sight in Swiss streets....

 2021-03-07 07:55 

Bangkok Post

Chadchart favoured for Bangkok governor: poll...

Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipun is leading other contenders to be the new Bangkok governor in a National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) poll released on Sunday....

 2021-03-07 06:45 

Bangkok Post

China exports spike to highest in decades after Covid-19 hit...

BEIJING: China's export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt....

 2021-03-07 06:24 

Bangkok Post

18 detained protesters deny charges...

All 18 detained protesters have denied charges pressed against them in connection with fresh rallies against the government on Saturday....

 2021-03-07 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures...

YANGON: Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators have vowed big turnouts Sunday as the junta regime intensifies its crackdown, following overnight raids in parts of Rangoon which targeted officials from Aung San Suu Kyi's political party....

 2021-03-07 04:44 

Bangkok Post

40 active testing Covid cases among 65 logged Sunday...

Thailand added 65 new coronavirus cases, 40 of them from active testing, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 26,370. No new deaths were reported....

 2021-03-07 04:44 

Bangkok Post

Thailand logs 65 new Covid cases Sunday...

Thailand added 65 new coronavirus cases, 60 local and five imported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began to 26,370. No new deaths were reported, leaving the toll at 85....

 2021-03-07 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Chinese urgency on Covid-19 goes missing in jabs drive...

BEIJING: Shirley Shi has received three offers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 -- through her hometown, her Beijing residential area and her office area -- but the human resources manager is in no rush....

 2021-03-07 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Chinese wary of domestic vaccine drive...

BEIJING: Shirley Shi has received three offers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 -- through her hometown, her Beijing residential area and her office area -- but the human resources manager is in no rush....

 2021-03-07 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Amid transatlantic feud, zero hour for Harry, Meghan interview...

NEW YORK: After a week of digs at Britain's royal family, just how far will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go in their hotly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey?...

 2021-03-07 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Twitter founder's auction of a tweet draws $2 million bid...

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is selling his first tweet at auction, with bidding Saturday reaching US$2 million in a sign of the appetite for virtual objects authenticated through blockchain technology....

 2021-03-07 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS...

BAGHDAD: Pope Francis, on his historic Iraq tour, visits on Sunday Christian communities that endured the brutality of the Islamic State group until the jihadists' "caliphate" was defeated three years ago....

 2021-03-07 00:00 

Bangkok Post

New plan for hotel quarantine...

A proposal to allow foreign visitors to leave their hotel rooms after the first three days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period will be submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)....

 2021-03-07 00:00 

Bangkok Post

New plan for hotel quarantine...

A proposal to allow foreign visitors to leave their hotel rooms after the first three days of their mandatory 14-day quarantine period will be submitted to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)....

 2021-03-06 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Muang Thong rally twice to hold Buriram at home...

Hosts SCG Muang Thong United had the satisfaction of denying arch-rivals Buriram United a win but their come-from-behind 2-2 draw on Saturday night did little to boost their chances of securing a place among the top three in Thai League 1 this season....

 2021-03-06 23:00 

Bangkok Post

DNP surveys growing Karen population...

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plantation (DNP) has begun verifying the number of Karen people living in the Bang Kloi community in the Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi....

 2021-03-06 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Covid in Malaysia drives thousands of Thais home...

About 19,000 Thai workers in Malaysia have returned home due to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Malaysian ringgit, while 30,000 others have stayed on, according to Mongkol Sinsomboon, the Thai Consul-General to Kota Bharu....

 2021-03-06 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Patpong 'on its last legs'...

The vivid lights of Patpong Road are slowly ebbing away as many bars and clubs cannot keep their heads above water. Many bars are taking their last gasps of air amid an economic slump caused by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic last year....

 2021-03-06 14:28 

Bangkok Post

Four rallies go ahead despite new ban...

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered outside the Criminal Court on Saturday evening to call for the release of detained colleagues and the abolition of the lese majeste law, defying a fresh order banning public gatherings in the capital....

 2021-03-06 12:40 

Bangkok Post

Three men caught for murder in Surat Thani...

Three gang members who allegedly shot dead a 46-year-old man in Surat Thani over a drug conflict were caught in Nakhon Si Thammarat on Saturday....

 2021-03-06 12:18 

Bangkok Post

Four rallies go ahead despite new ban...

Four political rallies were taking place in Bangkok on Saturday afternoon and evening despite a fresh announcement by authorities banning gatherings....

 2021-03-06 09:54 

Bangkok Post

AirAsia aims to launch 'flying taxis'...

KUALA LUMPUR: The regional budget airline AirAsia is seeking to launch an app-powered flying-taxi business as soon as next year, according to co-founder and chief executive Tony Fernandes....

 2021-03-06 09:32 

Bangkok Post

Gold shop robbery suspect takes own life...

A man being hunted for the one-million-baht robbery of a gold shop in Ratchaburi reportedly shot himself to death at a resort in Phetchaburi on Saturday....

 2021-03-06 08:46 

Bangkok Post

Grave of slain protester disturbed in Myanmar...

YANGON: Guarded by police and soldiers, authorities in Myanmar disturbed the grave of a 19-year-old woman who became an icon of the anti-coup protest movement after she was shot dead while wearing a T-shirt that read "Everything will be OK", a wit...

 2021-03-06 08:11 

Bangkok Post

Monk killed after being struck by pickup...

PRACHIN BURI: A 59-year-old Buddhist monk was killed after a pickup truck struck him while he was crossing the road to collect alms in Sri Maha Phot district on Saturday morning....

 2021-03-06 07:37 

Bangkok Post

33 Myanmar migrants found in forest...

KANCHANABURI: Thirty-three Myanmar migrants, including nine Rohingya hoping to get to Malaysia, were rounded up overnight after they crossed the border illegally in Sangkhla Buri district....

 2021-03-06 07:15 

Bangkok Post

Thailand downgraded to 'not free' in global survey...

Thailand has been downgraded again to "not free" from "partly free" in the latest global rankings by Freedom House, a US-based democracy advocacy group....

 2021-03-06 05:27 

Bangkok Post

64 new Covid-19 cases...

Sixty-four Covid-19 cases — 54 local infections and 10 imported — were reported on Saturday, raising the total to 26,305 with no new deaths....

 2021-03-06 04:00 

Bangkok Post

Karen forest dwellers nabbed...

Ten Karen villagers who returned to their land at Bang Kloi-Jai Paen Din inside Phetchaburi's Kaeng Krachan National Park have been arrested, according to a human rights lawyer....

 2021-03-06 03:00 

Bangkok Post

Elderly depression 'on rise'...

Elderly people tend to take their own lives after they have lost self-respect, said Dr Sirinthorn Chansirikarn, a professor in geriatric medicine at Mahidol University's Ramathibodi Hospital....

 2021-03-06 02:44 

Bangkok Post

Akara Resources to face DSI probe over alleged proxy use...

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) will investigate Akara Resources Plc -- a gold mining company operating in the northeastern region -- after it was accused of using proxy shareholders by a civic group....

 2021-03-06 02:00 

Bangkok Post

Department sources 56,000 positions to help out jobless...

The Department of Employment has sourced 56,138 full-time job vacancies to help the unemployed....

 2021-03-06 01:22 

Bangkok Post

Chapel, pagoda won't be razed for rail line...

The Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) on Friday came out to assure that the 237-year-old chapel and pagoda on the grounds of Wat Iam Woranuch in Bangkok's Phra Nakhon district will not be demolished by the Purple Line rail project....

 2021-03-06 01:04 

Bangkok Post

Former Unctad chief makes case for debt spending...

Thailand should implement fiscal stimulus to overcome the Covid-19 crisis, without being concerned about the possibility of the public debt-to-GDP ratio overshooting the 60% ceiling, says former UN Conference on Trade and Development secretary-general Sup...

 2021-03-06 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Fuel tariff kept steady as oil prices increase...

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has resolved to maintain the fuel tariff (Ft) at an average of -0.1532 baht per kilowatt-hour (unit) to control monthly power bills this year as the global oil price is on an uptrend....

 2021-03-06 00:33 

Bangkok Post

BG bid for unbeaten T1 season...

Newly-crowned Thai League 1 winners BG Pathum United will continue their bid for an undefeated season when they host dethroned champions Chiang Rai United on Sunday....

 2021-03-06 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Ministry working on third phase of co-payment subsidy...

The Finance Ministry is in the process of designing the third phase of the co-payment subsidy scheme to maintain economic recovery momentum....

 2021-03-05 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Phuket reopening up for discussion...

The plan to open Phuket to international travellers on Oct 1 must win public consensus to avoid the snags of the previous Phuket model....

 2021-03-05 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Navy adds Peta award to kitty after ocean rescue mission...

The navy has received an award from a leading animal rights group for rescuing cats from a sinking ship in the Andaman sea in Satun province on Tuesday....

 2021-03-05 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Student debt repayments drop to 100 baht a month...

The Student Loan Fund (SLF) is to introduce a more lenient loan repayment scheme -- which will go as low as 100 baht per month -- after defaults hit 45%, or 2.2 million bad debts, according to SLF manager Chainarong Katchapanan....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Cops gear up for Bangkok protests...

About 4,800 crowd control police officers will be deployed to handle four anti-government groups that are set to hold rallies in Bangkok on Saturday....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Consumer prices still declining...

The consumer price index (CPI), a gauge of headline inflation, fell 1.17% year-on-year in February, marking the 12th straight monthly decline since March 2020....

 2021-03-05 15:45 

Bangkok Post

Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet on crisis...

YANGON: A protester was shot dead in Myanmar on Friday in the latest round of bloodletting at anti-coup demonstrations, as the UN Security Council prepared to meet on the escalating crisis....

 2021-03-05 13:47 

Bangkok Post

Southern by-election exposes coalition infighting...

The Democrat Party is fending off a challenge from its own coalition partner, Palang Pracharath, in a by-election that will be held on Sunday in Nakhon Si Thammarat....

 2021-03-05 12:37 

Bangkok Post

Trat duo held after 11.1m speed pills seized...

A race driver and a 25-year-old woman who allegedly hired him to smuggle drugs have been arrested and 11.1 million speed pills seized from a pickup truck that was abandoned in Phayao province, police say....

 2021-03-05 12:12 

Bangkok Post

Man arrested with explosives at Pathumwan intersection...

A man was arrested on Friday with a number of explosives in his car, and police are trying to find out whether the incident was politically linked....

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