Reconciliation committee ‘doomed to fail’ without participation from protesters

Though a reconciliation committee has now been established, critics say it has little chance of resolving Thailand’s ongoing political conflict when one side is absent from the panel.  Proposed by Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to address demands issued by youth-led anti-establishment protesters, the 11-member panel features ruling-coalition politicians and military-appointed senators. Though it also includes […]

Continue Reading

Four injured by explosion in confrontation between police and protesters in Sam Yan area

Three anti-riot police officers and a reporter were slightly injured this afternoon (Saturday) when a missile, thought to be some type of explosive device, was thrown at a group of officers in front of Chamchuri Square on Rama 4 Road, in the Sam Yan area of Bangkok. At the time, about 10 anti-establishment protesters were […]

Continue Reading

Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution

Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70 locations recording excessive levels of PM2.5, which is especially dangerous for children, the elderly and those suffering from respiratory problems. According to the Air and Noise Quality Management Division at the Environment department at City Hall, […]

Continue Reading

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 16 January 2021

SPOTLIGHT On the 16th of January 2021, 230 new cases of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand (MoPH), bringing the total number of cases to date to 11,680. Of these: o 76% (8,906) have recovered, 0.6% (67) have died, and 23% (2,704) are still receiving treatment or in isolation. […]

Continue Reading