Daily Archives: September 20, 2020

Thai Protesters Challenge Monarchy as Huge Protests Escalate 

BANGKOK – Openly challenging the monarchy of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters marched in Bangkok on Sunday to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers. Protesters have grown ever bolder during two months of demonstrations against Thailand’s palace and military-dominated establishment, breaking a longstanding taboo on criticizing the

Service Life of Taxis to Be Extended from 9 to 12 Years

The Cabinet has approved a ministerial regulation extending the service life of taxis from nine to 12 years, as proposed by the Ministry of Transport.   The decision, made on 15 September 2020, is intended to reduce the financial burden for taxi drivers, who have been affected by economic difficulties and the COVID-19 situation.  

Prime Minister Speaks about COVID-19 Global Resurgence

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has delivered a speech on COVID-19 resurgence. His following speech was televised on the Television Pool of Thailand on 17 September 2020. Brothers, sisters, citizens. Today, I wanted to talk to you about recent unfavorable developments happening in the world with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is going to be affecting

Protesters end rally after submitting “10-point manifesto” to Privy Council

Anti-government protesters have ended their rally at Sanam Luang after submitting the so-called “10-point manifesto” aimed at reforming the monarchy to the Privy Council this morning. The demand was submitted through metropolitan police chief Pol Lt Gen Pakkapong Pongpetra after the protesters were blocked from approaching the headquarters of the Privy Council which is located

Former Thai intelligence deputy chief says protest leaders will face legal action

Thailand’s Former National Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Nantiwat Samart said today (Sunday) that protest leaders are likely to face legal consequences arising from their roles during the rally at Sanam Luang during the weekend, and that those free on bail may have their bail revoked. He dismissed the protest leaders’ claim there were about 200,000

Weather Warning: “Category 2 Tropical Depression “NOUL” – No. 16 Time Issued : September 19, 2020

At 1.00 p.m. on 19 September, Category 2 tropical depression NOUL over Khaokho, Phetchabun was downgraded to category 1 active low cell over Phitsanulok. The strong southwest monsoon prevails across the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf. Continuous rainfall with some heavy remain in much of the North, the Central, the East and the South.