Thai anti-establishment group leader Panusaya released on conditional bail

A protest group leader, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute yesterday (Thursday) evening, after the Criminal Court granted her conditional bail. The court granted bail after Panusaya agreed to the conditions imposed by the court, supported by assurances from her parents and the vice rector for student affairs of Thammasat […]

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Court’s decision on convicted Thai minister ‘shocking, but not surprising’

Disappointment, anger and despair is rumbling through Thai society after Thammanat Prompow was let off the hook by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday. Though many were unsurprised by the verdict, they still found it unacceptable. As Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, Thammanat has overcome more than a few political controversies, though his criminal past in […]

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Virtual Launch of Review Report of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025

The launch of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) Report of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 organised by the ASEAN Secretariat, with the support from ASEAN Regional Integration Support (ARISE) Plus was held virtually on Wednesday, 28th April 2021. Yang Mulia Dr. Hajah May Fa’ezah binti Haji Ahmad Ariffin, Permanent Secretary (Economy) at the Ministry of […]

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Relief Measures for People and Businesses Affected by Current Wave of COVID-19

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 5 May 2021, approved a package of relief measures to help people and businesses affected by the current wave of COVID-19 infection, which began in April. In these measures, two schemes will be extended to reduce the cost of living for the people. They include the cash handout “Rao […]

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Temporary Closure of Certain Venues in Bangkok to Be Extended Until 17 May

Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang on 7 May 2021 issued Announcement No. 27 extending the duration of temporary closure of certain venues in Bangkok until 17 May 2021.   The announcement was approved by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Communicable Disease Committee, which deemed it appropriate to continue to put in place necessary measures […]

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