Thailand Prepares For Area Quarantine To Reboot Tourism

BANGKOK, Mar 2 (NNN-TNA) – About 6,700 hotel rooms in five tourist hotspots of Thailand have been prepared for use as an area quarantine for inoculated foreigners, Thai Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said yesterday. The area quarantine programme, which shortens the compulsory quarantine from 14 days to three days, allows foreign visitors to […]

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Thai beauty queen fired as Mental Health Ambassador over political comments

Thailand’s Mental Health Department decided today (Tuesday) to drop Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam as its brand ambassador over her online political comments, only after a week of her appointment. Citing concerns over an intensifying political conflict in the country, the department’s abrupt action followed growing criticism of her appointment as the beauty queen […]

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Thai police vow decisive legal action over torching of King’s portrait at Khlong Prem prison

Metropolitan police deputy commissioner Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai has vowed to “prosecute to the fullest extent of the law” the three suspects responsible for torching His Majesty the King’s portrait located at the front of Khlong Prem prison early Sunday morning. Describing the incident as serious and having hurt the feelings of the Thai people, […]

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ASEAN to Hold Talks on Myanmar Political Crisis

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are holding talks Tuesday to discuss the worsening political crisis in Myanmar. Foreign ministers representing each of ASEAN’s 10-member nations, which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, will hold talks via videoconference with their counterpart from member nation Myanmar. Singapore […]

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ASEAN Urges Peaceful Solution to Myanmar Coup Standoff

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pushed for the release of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a return to democracy after meeting Tuesday on the state of the country. “Restoring democracy back on track must be pursued,” Retno Marsudi, Indonesia’s foreign minister, said. The comments follow Myanmar’s February […]

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Thailand Has Been Following Developments in Myanmar with Concern

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 1 March 2021 issued the following press release on the situation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. “As a close and friendly neighbor of Myanmar and a part of the ASEAN family, Thailand has been following developments in Myanmar with concern. We hope the situation will soon […]

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Enhancing the Strengthened Strategic Partnership between Thailand and Vietnam

Thailand and Vietnam have affirmed determination to advance the “Strengthened Strategic Partnership” in all dimensions and to work closely together toward the post-COVID economic recovery. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Thani Thongphakdi held a virtual introductory meeting with Mr. Nguyen Quoc Dzung, Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam, on […]

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