All temporary COVID-19 hospitals to be closed at the end of September

Thailand’s Health Service Support Department will not extend the licenses of temporary hospitals after October 1st, when COVID-19 is to be reclassified from a “dangerous infectious disease” to an “infectious disease under watch”, unless there are still patients being treated there, said Dr. Tares Krassanairawiwong, the department’s director-general, today (Friday)   Many temporary hospitals, such […]

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Malaysia shoot down Thailand 5-3 on penalties to enter King’s Cup final

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia beat Thailand 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw during regulation play at the 700th Anniversary of Chiangmai Stadium in Thailand Thursday night, to move into the final of the 48th King’s Cup.   Malaysia who took the lead through La’Vere Corbin Ong in the 32nd minute of the first half, conceded […]

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PM Hun Sen’s United Nations appearance draws Cambodian diaspora protest

About 300 members of the Cambodian diaspora in the U.S. rallied at United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday, demanding that the Phnom Penh government release political prisoners and implement democratic reforms as Prime Minister Hun Sen was set to address the U.N. General Assembly.   The protesters displayed photos of detained activists from […]

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Nearly half of 3 million who fled Myanmar due to conflict did so since coup

Nearly 3 million people have fled Myanmar because of armed conflict, nearly half of whom left the country after last year’s military coup, an independent research group said Friday.   The Myanmar Institute for Strategic and Policy Studies (ISP-Myanmar) said 2,930,201 internally displaced persons (IDPs), or slightly more than 5% of Myanmar’s population of 54.4 […]

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Southern oil palm farmers complain of falling prices

Oil palm farmers in Thailand’s southern provinces are complaining that the prices they are getting for their crops have nosedived to an average of five baht per kilogram, which they claim is below their costs, given the high price of fertiliser.   The average 5 baht/kg is not, however, as low as the about 3.11 […]

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NBTC board may rule on True-DTAC merger plan on Oct 12th

The board of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is expected make a decision on the planned merger between True and DTAC on October 12th.   Trairat Viriyasirikul, acting secretary-general of the NBTC, said today (Friday) that his duty is to collect all relevant information pertaining to the proposed merger for submission to the […]

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