Ukrainian Ambassador in Thailand Dies on Resort Island

BANGKOK – The Ukrainian ambassador to Thailand collapsed and died on Sunday while on a resort island with his family, authorities said. Andrii Beshta, 44, was declared dead on Lipe Island in southern Satun province, Gov. Ekkarat Leesen told The Associated Press. Police quoted his teenage son, who was staying in the same hotel room, […]

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Thailand and Republic of Korea Discuss Three-Cooperative Partnership Strategy

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in have discussed a three-cooperative partnership (3Ps) strategy, focusing on green economy, future industries, and health in the post-COVID-19 era.   In his telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Korea on 28 May 2021, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance […]

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Cabinet Approves 311 Million Baht to Tackle and Prevent COVID-19 in Prisons

The Cabinet has approved a budget of 311.65 million baht for the Department of Corrections to tackle and prevent the COVID-19 problem in prisons and correctional institutions nationwide. Out of the amount, 80 million baht will be used to buy 100,000 RT PCR COVID-19 test kits, 51.9 million baht to build two field hospitals for […]

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Govt move to restrict freedom of information is a mandate for corruption, critics warn

Proposed amendments to the Official Information Act are aimed at protecting state secrets, contrary to the law’s original goal of securing the public’s right to access government data, critics warn.  The draft amendments would prohibit the disclosure of any official information deemed potentially damaging to the monarchy or its security. They also cover information on […]

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Thailand Donates Medical Equipment to Nepal to Fight COVID-19

Thailand has donated 46 oxygen concentrators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Nepal.   Deputy Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Dusit Manapan on 24 May 2021 presided over the handover ceremony of the medical equipment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok. Attending the ceremony on behalf of the Government of Nepal was […]

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PM reassures every Thai they will be vaccinated against COVID-19 this year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reassured all Thais that they will be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines this year and asked the public not to quarrel among themselves about who should get vaccinated first. He stressed the need to adjust vaccination plans, to fit with sudden changes in situation, noting that vaccine management must be reviewed on […]

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Does 2022 budget bill answer the country’s needs

Critics say the 2022 budget bill scheduled for debate in Parliament next week has several flaws, ranging from the size of total spending to how it is allocated.   The 2022 fiscal year budget is worth Bt3.1 trillion, Bt185.9 billion less than the current 2021 budget. The four ministries receiving the largest share are Education at […]

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