Thai Economy Struggles Amid COVID Second Wave

BANGKOK – Thailand had hoped the new year would bring relief to its battered economy. But a second wave of the coronavirus has sunk the kingdom deeper into trouble, leaving streets scarred with abandoned businesses and millions scrambling for an income. The kingdom, one of Asia’s most unequal societies, appeared to have controlled the virus, […]

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Revision of Guidance for Foreign Worker Management during the COVID-19 Situation

The Cabinet on 26 January 2021 approved the revision of guidance for foreign worker management during the new wave of COVID-19 infections in Thailand. According to the Ministry of Labor, the resurgence of COVID-19 and quarantine measures have affected the management of foreign workers. For instance, their medical check-ups and visa renewal are unlikely to […]

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Equity markets drop as painful week ends on sour note

Asian and European markets suffered more losses Friday, capping a painful week for global equities that has been characterised by fears over surging infections and stuttering vaccine rollouts. Traders have been licking their wounds after the worst global rout since October, following a months-long rally that has seen several indexes strike record or multi-year highs. […]

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Govt MP threatens lèse majesté charge if opposition renege on deleting reference to monarchy in censure motion

A Palang Pracharat MP has threatened to file a lèse majesté charge with the police against opposition MPs who sign in support of a censure motion, against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine cabinet ministers, which contains references to the monarchy. Apparently upset with what he alleged is opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat’s broken promise to […]

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Thailand Expels 158 Myanmar Migrants Back Home

Thai officials on Thursday deported 158 undocumented migrant workers from neighboring Myanmar who had been held at a detention center near the border in southern Thailand. Nearly another 100 more were expected to be deported to Myanmar in the coming days, said Thai officials in Ranong province who were coordinating with authorities from the neighboring […]

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