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  • 335 more COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon in Samut Sakhon province
    by Kullapat Chankrailas on January 16, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Late Saturday afternoon, the Samut Sakhon provincial health office reported 335 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total in this coastal province to 4,359 since mid-December. The new cases include 311… The post 335 more COVID-19 cases recorded this afternoon in Samut Sakhon province first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Four injured by explosion in confrontation between police and protesters in Sam Yan area
    by Kullapat Chankrailas on January 16, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Three anti-riot police officers and a reporter were slightly injured this afternoon (Saturday) when a missile, thought to be some type of explosive device, was thrown at a group of… The post Four injured by explosion in confrontation between police and protesters in Sam Yan area first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Two arrested at Bangkok’s Victory Monument for trying to display an anti-lèse-majesté law banner
    by Nad Bunnag on January 16, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Two anti-establishment protesters were arrested by Thai police, on Saturday afternoon, after they and their colleagues defied police orders to disperse and to refrain from putting up a banner calling… The post Two arrested at Bangkok’s Victory Monument for trying to display an anti-lèse-majesté law banner first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 16, 2021
    by Nad Bunnag on January 16, 2021 at 9:15 am
  • One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand
    by Nad Bunnag on January 16, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that the victim, the country’s 70th so far, was a… The post One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Reconciliation committee ‘doomed to fail’ without participation from protesters
    by Nad Bunnag on January 16, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Though a reconciliation committee has now been established, critics say it has little chance of resolving Thailand’s ongoing political conflict when one side is absent from the panel.  Proposed by… The post Reconciliation committee ‘doomed to fail’ without participation from protesters first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution
    by Nad Bunnag on January 16, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70 locations recording excessive levels of PM2.5, which is especially dangerous for… The post Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Youths believed to have died of benzodiazepine overdose in ketamine powdered milk
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 15, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Excessive levels of a substance in the benzodiazepine family, formerly marketed as “Valium” but now called Diazepam, has been detected in the bodies of some of the young Thais who… The post Youths believed to have died of benzodiazepine overdose in ketamine powdered milk first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Two camp sites in Khao Yai national park closed after camper killed by elephant
    by Nad Bunnag on January 15, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Two public camp sites in Thailand’s Khao Yai national park have been closed indefinitely after a tourist was stomped to death by a wild elephant there early this morning (Friday)…. The post Two camp sites in Khao Yai national park closed after camper killed by elephant first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 15, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South… The post Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 34, topples buildings
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 15, 2021 at 8:31 am

    A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the… The post Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 34, topples buildings first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 188 new COVID-19 cases and 628 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Friday
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 15, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Thailand recorded 188 new COVID-19 cases today, while 628 people have recovered from the disease, according to CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin. The new infections are 154 locally-acquired, including 73… The post 188 new COVID-19 cases and 628 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Friday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 15, 2021
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 15, 2021 at 7:17 am
  • Health-threatening pollution over 10 areas of Bangkok and suburbs on Friday
    by Nad Bunnag on January 15, 2021 at 5:25 am

    Poor air quality today in ten areas in Bangkok and its peripherals has reached unhealthy levels, with the amount of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere exceeding the 50-micron safety threshold,… The post Health-threatening pollution over 10 areas of Bangkok and suburbs on Friday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Strong quake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundreds
    by Nad Bunnag on January 15, 2021 at 3:44 am

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged many buildings on Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as… The post Strong quake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundreds first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • All hotels and resorts in Kanchanaburi to close due to latest COVID outbreak
    by Nad Bunnag on January 15, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Yesterday, the Governor of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, Jirakiat Poomsawat, issued an order to close all hotels and resorts immediately and until further notice, including businesses that function like a hotel…. The post All hotels and resorts in Kanchanaburi to close due to latest COVID outbreak first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 11 new COVID-19 cases in Rayong, anyone who visited Suan Mook market last week at risk
    by Nad Bunnag on January 15, 2021 at 2:43 am

    The Governor of Rayong, Channa Iamsaeng, announced this morning that 11 new COVID-19 infections have been found in the province, raising the number to 552. So far, only one COVID… The post 11 new COVID-19 cases in Rayong, anyone who visited Suan Mook market last week at risk first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Pattaya hotels want to be closed so employees can claim state benefits
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 14, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Hotels and tourism-related businesses in Pattaya want the Chon Buri provincial administration to order the temporary closure of all hotels in the town, so that their employees can claim unemployment… The post Pattaya hotels want to be closed so employees can claim state benefits first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 20 police and 10 officials implicated in trafficking illegal workers from Myanmar
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 14, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    About 20 police officers and 10 officials from other state agencies are suspected of being involved in the smuggling of illegal migrant workers from Myanmar into Thailand, said Pol Gen… The post 20 police and 10 officials implicated in trafficking illegal workers from Myanmar first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Three groups of people excluded from 7,000 baht from new Rao Chana scheme
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Three types of people will be excluded from the new Rao Chana (We Win) subsidy program, under which recipients will receive a 3,500 baht/month cash subsidy for two consecutive months… The post Three groups of people excluded from 7,000 baht from new Rao Chana scheme first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-president’s 20-year jail term
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 14, 2021 at 8:32 am

    South Korea’s top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye on Thursday, in the final ruling over the corruption scandal that brought her down. The decision brings to an… The post S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-president’s 20-year jail term first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 12 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals suffer excessive PM2.5 on Thursday
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 8:02 am

    People in Thailand’s capital, and its four neighbouring provinces, have been warned to brace for an increase in PM2.5 pollution, with 12 areas facing excessive amounts today and tomorrow. The… The post 12 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals suffer excessive PM2.5 on Thursday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Thailand’s CCSA gets a new spokeswoman
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Towards the end of today’s CCSA briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin introduced a new spokeswoman, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, who will be joining the team providing… The post Thailand’s CCSA gets a new spokeswoman first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 14, 2021 at 7:18 am

    As contagion-hit Thailand rushes to register two COVID-19 vaccines, a debate has sprung up about the efficacy of one of the candidates – China’s CoronaVac. Even the Global Times, a… The post Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 14, 2021
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 7:03 am
  • Blind employees of massage shops affected by latest COVID-19 outbreak
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Many Thai massage shops employ blind and visually impaired staff and such shops in Bangkok have been temporarily closed, by order of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on January 2nd, to… The post Blind employees of massage shops affected by latest COVID-19 outbreak first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 271 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths recorded on Thursday
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 5:18 am

    Thailand’s CCSA announced today that two new COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded, bringing the national toll to 69. One was a 71-year-old British man with diabetes, thyroid and lung… The post 271 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths recorded on Thursday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Baby gets COVID-19 as concern grows over clusters in families and work places
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 5:17 am

    A three-month old baby, in the Bang Bon area of Bangkok, has tested positive for COVID-19, apparently acquired from a family friend, as health officials voice concern over a rise… The post Baby gets COVID-19 as concern grows over clusters in families and work places first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Law and the virus fail to halt Thailand’s ‘guerrilla’ protest movement
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 14, 2021 at 1:54 am

    The new wave of COVID-19 has forced leaders of the anti-establishment movement to break from street rallies and focus instead on legal cases stemming from their campaign. As a result,… The post Law and the virus fail to halt Thailand’s ‘guerrilla’ protest movement first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge
    by Nad Bunnag on January 14, 2021 at 1:02 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the… The post Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Indonesia launches one of world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination drives
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 13, 2021 at 11:10 am

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia launched one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country… The post Indonesia launches one of world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination drives first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Opposition Pheu Thai Party proposes more cash for those affected by COVID-19
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 13, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has voiced disagreement with the government’s plan to provide cash giveaways of 3,500 baht a month for two months to people affected by COVID-19, noting… The post Opposition Pheu Thai Party proposes more cash for those affected by COVID-19 first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 13, 2021
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 13, 2021 at 10:59 am
  • Global stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 13, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach President Donald Trump over last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol…. The post Global stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Pulmonologist suggests both Thais and migrants inoculated first dose within this year
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 13, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Thai pulmonologist, Dr. Manoon Leechawengwongs, is suggesting that Thailand provides first dose inoculations to all Thais and migrants within this year, rather than half the country being inoculated with 2… The post Pulmonologist suggests both Thais and migrants inoculated first dose within this year first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 13, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Local government bodies in Thailand will be allowed to acquire COVID-19 vaccines using their own budgets, but the vaccines must be approved by the Food and Drug administration of the… The post PM will allow local administration to buy FDA-approved vaccines first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Thailand records 157 new COVID-19 cases as virus spreads to 60 provinces
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 7:16 am

    157 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today (Wednesday), as the contagion spreads to 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces, with Phitsanuloke being the latest to record its first case, according… The post Thailand records 157 new COVID-19 cases as virus spreads to 60 provinces first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • About 1,400 Thais returning from Myanmar to be repatriated through Mae Sot
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak is preparing for the arrival of some 1,400 Thai citizens, most of whom crossed the border illegally to work in casinos and entertainment venues in… The post About 1,400 Thais returning from Myanmar to be repatriated through Mae Sot first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Hair salons and motorcyclists affected by latest COVID outbreak
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 3:56 am

    The latest outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting many businesses,mostly due to the stringent measures imposed by the government. Among such businesses are hair salons, where customers can only be serviced… The post Hair salons and motorcyclists affected by latest COVID outbreak first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Myanmar to rein in controversial China-backed gambling hub near Thai border
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 2:36 am

    YANGON—The Myanmar government has begun taking steps to tackle what are seen as irregularities surrounding a controversial China-backed city development project in a Karen-controlled area opposite Mae Sot District of… The post Myanmar to rein in controversial China-backed gambling hub near Thai border first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Pence says he opposes removing Trump with the 25th Amendment
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 2:05 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday that he is opposed to invoking the 25th Amendment… The post Pence says he opposes removing Trump with the 25th Amendment first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Five pieces of misleading information about COVID-19
    by Nad Bunnag on January 13, 2021 at 12:31 am

    “Don’t believe everything you read” is good advice for all netizens, as we are still seeing a large amount of fake news being published online. Recently, COFACT Thailand has identified… The post Five pieces of misleading information about COVID-19 first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 17 more need treatment after apparent use of “K powdered milk” drug cocktail
    by Preeyaporn Kijpitaksin on January 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Seventeen people have required medical treatment after suspected use of the “K powdered milk” drug cocktail during the past two days. Four of them were admitted to the Boromarajonani National… The post 17 more need treatment after apparent use of “K powdered milk” drug cocktail first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • PM2.5 to return to Bangkok and suburbs on Thursday
    by Preeyaporn Kijpitaksin on January 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    People living in Bangkok and its peripherals have been warned of an increase in PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere from this Thursday, as the cold weather front from China weakens…. The post PM2.5 to return to Bangkok and suburbs on Thursday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Heart failure caused deaths of 7 youths thought to have used “K powdered milk”
    by Preeyaporn Kijpitaksin on January 12, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Heart failure has been cited as the cause of the deaths of seven young Thais, suspected to have used a cocktail of illicit drugs known as “K powdered milk”. Pol… The post Heart failure caused deaths of 7 youths thought to have used “K powdered milk” first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 12, 2021
    by Preeyaporn Kijpitaksin on January 12, 2021 at 12:52 pm
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    by Preeyaporn Kijpitaksin on January 12, 2021 at 12:38 pm
  • Democratic drive to impeach Trump after Capitol siege speeds ahead
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats will give President Donald Trump one last chance on Tuesday to leave office days before his term expires or face an unprecedented second impeachment over his… The post Democratic drive to impeach Trump after Capitol siege speeds ahead first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 654 bags of used medical gloves for resale seized by the police today
    by Nad Bunnag on January 12, 2021 at 11:22 am

    The Metropolitan Police Bureau and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today seized 654 bags of used rubber gloves, which were being repackaged as new medical gloves,from a warehouse in… The post 654 bags of used medical gloves for resale seized by the police today first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Electricity, water and internet bills to be reduced to help public and SMEs
    by Kullapat Chankrailas on January 12, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Thailand’s cabinet has resolved to launch a set of urgent relief measures, to help the public and SMEs, by boosting liquidity, increasing benefits for the unemployed and reducing the cost… The post Electricity, water and internet bills to be reduced to help public and SMEs first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Malaysia declares emergency to curb virus, shoring up government
    by Kullapat Chankrailas on January 12, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to curb the spread of COVID-19, a move that bolsters Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s precarious hold on power and forestalls… The post Malaysia declares emergency to curb virus, shoring up government first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Passenger van operators want PM to help freeze car instalments for 3-6 months
    by Shatree Suwanvalaikorn on January 12, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Operators of passenger vans, offering services between Bangkok and its suburbs, have asked the government to negotiate with financial institutions to grant them a debt moratorium, of three to six… The post Passenger van operators want PM to help freeze car instalments for 3-6 months first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • What Thailand should learn from America, and vice versa
    by Kullapat Chankrailas on January 12, 2021 at 6:47 am

    The Capitol Hill tragedy may be an exception to US rules. Or it might not be. Donald Trump may have acted crazy after he “lost” the presidential election, but many… The post What Thailand should learn from America, and vice versa first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Experts warn against Anutin’s push to ban free Covid treatment for illegal migrants
    by Shatree Suwanvalaikorn on January 12, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has tossed an explosive question into the country’s ongoing battle against the COVID-19 outbreak: Should illegal migrant workers pay for their own treatment if infected?… The post Experts warn against Anutin’s push to ban free Covid treatment for illegal migrants first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 12, 2021 at 5:24 am

    The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration or CCSA has reported 287 new COVID-19 cases today, 278 of which are locally-acquired infections, 9 were imported, and there have been no new… The post Thailand records 287 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Millions of kids suffer ‘COVID slide’ as Thai education hit by new virus wave
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 12, 2021 at 2:07 am

    The fresh wave of COVID-19 is threatening to plunge Thai students into a deeper “summer slide”, a recent report by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) suggests…. The post Millions of kids suffer ‘COVID slide’ as Thai education hit by new virus wave first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Mae Sot district to erect field hospital for infected Thais back from Myanmar
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 11, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    The sports stadium, in the border town of Thailand’s Mae Sot, has been designated as the site of a field hospital, to accommodate infected Thai workers returning from Myanmar’s Myawaddi… The post Mae Sot district to erect field hospital for infected Thais back from Myanmar first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 273 crew members of a Thai aircraft carrier are being quarantined
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 11, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    In Sattahip district, in the eastern province of Chon Buri, 273 crew members on the Chakrinarubet aircraft carrier have been quarantined, in a building in Sattahip naval base, after two… The post 273 crew members of a Thai aircraft carrier are being quarantined first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Red ‘general’ Jatuporn no longer marching to Thaksin’s tune
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    The old saying “there are no permanent friends or foes in politics” has been proven true once again. Jatuporn Prompan, an activist/politician and a long-time loyal ally of the Shinawatra… The post Red ‘general’ Jatuporn no longer marching to Thaksin’s tune first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Household debt in Thailand highest in 12 years
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 11:21 am

    COVID-19 can be blamed for pushing Thai household debt to its highest level in 12 years, around 480,000 baht per household, said The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce… The post Household debt in Thailand highest in 12 years first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Tourism sector propose debt moratoria and electricity subsidy
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Thailand’s Tourism Council is calling for the government to help revive the industry urgently, grant long-term debt moratoria, and cut power bills for a year. Vice president of the council,… The post Tourism sector propose debt moratoria and electricity subsidy first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • China is delaying imports of Thai produce from red-zone provinces
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 10:18 am

    China’s custom authorities are imposing more stringent COVID-19 testing measures on imports, and there has been a big impact on Thai produce as some Chinese companies have not yet placed… The post China is delaying imports of Thai produce from red-zone provinces first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 249 new COVID-19 cases today, increase in middle-aged women getting infected
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Thailand today has recorded 249 new COVID-19 cases, raising the cumulative total to 10,547 since early last year, including 6,090 cases since December 15th, when the first infection of the… The post 249 new COVID-19 cases today, increase in middle-aged women getting infected first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Entire crew of a Thai aircraft carrier to be tested for COVID-19
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 8:44 am

    About 500 officers and men on board the Chakrinarubet aircraft carrier are to be tested for COVID-19 after two were found to be infected and ten others, who are close… The post Entire crew of a Thai aircraft carrier to be tested for COVID-19 first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Children’s Day YouTube video melts hearts, sparks hot debate on inequality 
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 7:57 am

    With Children’s Day last Saturday (Jan 9) mostly limited to online activities due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a YouTuber stole the show with her video about poor kids in a… The post Children’s Day YouTube video melts hearts, sparks hot debate on inequality  first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 7:42 am

    It was often said that Thailand’s world famous seaside resort town of Pattaya never sleeps. That was broadly true, until late last month, when the country’s second wave of COVID-19… The post Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Bubble badminton: tour returns behind closed doors in Bangkok
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 11, 2021 at 7:29 am

    A wretched spell for badminton ends at this week’s Thailand Open, where players will emerge from hotel quarantine to restart the world tour in bubble conditions in Bangkok. The world’s… The post Bubble badminton: tour returns behind closed doors in Bangkok first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 11, 2021
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 7:09 am
  • Seven youths found dead in different areas of Bangkok
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Seven young Thais have been found dead from, as yet, unknown causes. A seventh is thought to have died from overdosing on a new form of narcotic cocktail, known among… The post Seven youths found dead in different areas of Bangkok first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Democrats forge ahead to impeach Trump, again
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 11, 2021 at 3:39 am

    US Democrats said Sunday they would push to remove President Donald Trump from office during the final days of his administration after his supporters’ violent attack on the Capitol, with… The post Democrats forge ahead to impeach Trump, again first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Appeal for urgent blood donations as Thai hospitals run critically low
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has issued an urgent appeal for blood donations from members of the public as supplies at hospitals across the country are running critically low,… The post Appeal for urgent blood donations as Thai hospitals run critically low first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 10, 2021
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 11:47 am
  • Thai Gov to launch new round of co-payment scheme registrations next week
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 11:11 am

    People who missed out on the second phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, due to technical problems, can register again this week, said Kulaya Tantitemit, spokesperson for the Finance Ministry… The post Thai Gov to launch new round of co-payment scheme registrations next week first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • PM orders help to be sent to flood victims in Thailand’s 4 southern provinces
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed concern over the flooding in the country’s four southern provinces and has ordered manpower and materials to be rushed to the area. Government… The post PM orders help to be sent to flood victims in Thailand’s 4 southern provinces first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Indonesia says located black box recorders from crashed plane
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Authorities have pinpointed the location of two black boxes from a crashed Indonesian jet, they said Sunday, referring to cockpit voice and flight data recorders that could help explain why… The post Indonesia says located black box recorders from crashed plane first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Brexit deal’s ‘rules of origin’ spark trade confusion
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Many British businesses are swiftly discovering that they must now pay duties on exports bound for the European Union, despite the breakthrough Brexit free trade deal clinched over Christmas. The… The post Brexit deal’s ‘rules of origin’ spark trade confusion first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Vietnam to limit inbound flights ahead of Lunar New Year
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 8:57 am

    HANOI, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Vietnam will limit flights bringing citizens home from now until the end of the Lunar New Year in mid-February, when big gatherings indoors are expected,… The post Vietnam to limit inbound flights ahead of Lunar New Year first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 8:51 am

    It is the world’s most pressing scientific puzzle, but experts warn there may never be conclusive answers over the source of the coronavirus, after an investigative effort marked from the… The post A year after first death in China, coronavirus source still a puzzle first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Another 245 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 8:23 am

    COVID-19 infections in Thailand are still on the rise, as 245 new cases are recorded today (Sunday), said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin today. He added that the screening to… The post Another 245 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Outspoken academic blames “COVID mafia” for second wave of COVID-19
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 5:19 am

    In his post on www.thaipost.net on Sunday, former Thammasat University lecturer Kaewsan Atipothi claimed that the first wave of COVID-19 last year was the result of globalization and Thailand’s “close contact with the international community”, but the second… The post Outspoken academic blames “COVID mafia” for second wave of COVID-19 first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Body parts found at Indonesian plane crash site
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 10, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Body parts and debris were hauled from waters near Indonesia’s capital on Sunday from a Boeing passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off with 62 people on board. The… The post Body parts found at Indonesian plane crash site first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Health Minister mulls no free medical treatment for gamblers or illegal Thai immigrants
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has floated the idea of denying free medical treatment to Thais who cross borders illegally to work in Myanmar, only to return infected with… The post Health Minister mulls no free medical treatment for gamblers or illegal Thai immigrants first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 9, 2021
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 2:12 pm
  • Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact after taking off from Jakarta
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    JAKARTA (Reuters) – A Sriwijaya Air plane with more than 50 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday en route to Pontianak in… The post Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact after taking off from Jakarta first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 200 Thais in Myawaddi Township to be screened before returning to Thailand
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    A coordinating centre has been set up in the Myanmar border town of Myawaddi, opposite Thailand’s Tak province, to screen about 200 Thais before they can be allowed to reenter… The post 200 Thais in Myawaddi Township to be screened before returning to Thailand first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 5 districts in Pattani declared public disaster zones as flood water rises  
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Five districts of Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been declared disaster zones after the swollen Pattani River overflowed its banks. Water spilling from canals in Muang district has… The post 5 districts in Pattani declared public disaster zones as flood water rises   first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 9, 2021 at 5:36 am

    The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is asking everyone to delay any interprovincial travel until January 31st at the earliest, in the hope that the rate of new infections… The post Thailand records 212 new COVID-19 cases – total now over 10K for the first time first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • SRT suspends weekend tourism and commercial train services until Feb 28th
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 4:52 am

    From today (Saturday), until February 28th, the State of Railway of Thailand (SRT) has suspended 49 weekend tourism and commercial services, in line with the CCSA’s policy to discourage travel… The post SRT suspends weekend tourism and commercial train services until Feb 28th first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • A closer look at Thailand’s (non-mandatory) contact tracing apps
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 9, 2021 at 3:44 am

    Two mobile applications, ThaiChana and MorChana, have become popular in Thailand after millions felt compelled to download them in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak early last year. The Centre… The post A closer look at Thailand’s (non-mandatory) contact tracing apps first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • North Korea’s Kim calls U.S. ‘our biggest enemy’ in challenge to Biden
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 2:55 am

    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more advanced nuclear weapons and said the United States is “our biggest enemy,” state media said on Saturday, presenting… The post North Korea’s Kim calls U.S. ‘our biggest enemy’ in challenge to Biden first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Police arrested 19 Rohingya in Pathum Thani
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 2:42 am

    In Bangkok’s neighboring province of Pathum Thani, police arrested 19 Rohingya at a construction site in Bang Khu Wat sub-district in Muang district yesterday. Seven of them tested positive for… The post Police arrested 19 Rohingya in Pathum Thani first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • 21 nabbed in a raid of illegal gambling den in a Pattaya condo
    by Nad Bunnag on January 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Police arrested 21 Thai and foreign gamblers in a raid on an illegal gambling den in a condominium building in Pattaya early this morning. Among those arrested are 14 Chinese,… The post 21 nabbed in a raid of illegal gambling den in a Pattaya condo first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Communication breakdowns leave Thailand vulnerable to second virus wave
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 9, 2021 at 1:31 am

    When it comes to staying safe from COVID-19, knowledge is power. However, Thais seeking clear guidance on the crisis were hit by yet another communication breakdown this week, as government… The post Communication breakdowns leave Thailand vulnerable to second virus wave first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Singapore jails woman for lying to coronavirus contact tracers
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 9, 2021 at 12:30 am

    A Singaporean woman was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday for hiding her meetings with a male friend from coronavirus contact tracers as she did not want her… The post Singapore jails woman for lying to coronavirus contact tracers first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 9, 2021 at 12:05 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. “After close review… The post Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Six dead, nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia floods
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 8, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    At least six people have died and nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia after monsoon rains pounded the country’s east coast, authorities said Friday, causing what residents described as the worst flooding in… The post Six dead, nearly 50,000 evacuated in Malaysia floods first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Almost 700 asymptomatic patients admitted to field hospitals for observation
    by Kitipat Chuensukjit on January 8, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    686 asymptomatic COVID-19-infected patients have been admitted to field hospitals in Thailand’s Red Zone provinces of Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Chon Buri and Chanthaburi for observation, said Dr. Veeravuth Imsamran, deputy… The post Almost 700 asymptomatic patients admitted to field hospitals for observation first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Officials told to prepare for parliament to reconvene on January 20th
    by jeerapas@thaipbs.or.th on January 8, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Thailand’s parliament is due to reconvene on January 20th, after about a two-week break over concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sukit Atthopakorn, an advisor to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai,… The post Officials told to prepare for parliament to reconvene on January 20th first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Thaksin’s top cop has a new mission – a corruption-free, developed Pathum Thani  
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 8, 2021 at 8:55 am

    With fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as his role model, Pol Lt-General Camronwit Toopkrajank is on a mission to turn his hometown of Pathum Thani into a highly developed… The post Thaksin’s top cop has a new mission – a corruption-free, developed Pathum Thani   first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

  • Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 trafficked Rohingya in raid
    by Tulip Naksompop Blauw on January 8, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Myanmar’s conflict-scarred Rakhine state were arrested in a raid in Yangon, police announced Thursday, with authorities saying they had been headed to Malaysia as part of a… The post Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 trafficked Rohingya in raid first appeared on Thai PBS World : The latest Thai news in English, News Headlines, World News and News Broadcasts in both Thai and English. We bring Thailand to the world.

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