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Speeding celeb slammed

Thai celebrity Mallika “Tubtim” Chongwattana is in hot water for posting a photo of her car’s speedometer showing her travelling at 162kph, with the message “Rush to a meeting in BKK”. read more Although she is a “celeb”, how many … Continue reading

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THAILAND: The big issue: Foxes drafted for henhouse duty

The discovery of the previously secret plans to pipe the entire internet through one government-monitored tube was made by frequent tweeter @sikachu, whose online name is Prem Sichanugrist. read more

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THAILAND: Govt grants free health care to stateless residents

More than 160,000 people with “dubious citizenship” started receiving free health care yesterday under a scheme to help the stateless. The move is a result of a cabinet resolution on April 20 driven by health civic groups who called on … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Rising discontent in the Northeast

KHON KAEN – The rural heartland of deposed leader Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled billionaire brother Thaksin is hurting as a result of the military government’s economic policies, stirring discontent and the threat of protests. The removal of generous agricultural … Continue reading

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THAILAND / USA: PM does healthcare U-turn

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has praised the universal healthcare scheme as a key factor in reducing inequality in the country at a United Nations meeting despite previously slamming the scheme as a “costly populist” policy. Gen Prayut was addressing a … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Hit-and-run suspect: No one died

A driver allegedly involved in a hit-and-run asks witnesses not to make a “big deal” out of the incident and begs them to let him go. The driver’s plea and the scene of the accident which left one woman injured … Continue reading

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THAILAND: Government dismisses UN protests

The military regime and the government brushed off anti-coup protests at the United Nations in New York Sunday, saying the move would not cast Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a bad light or undermine him at the summit. Col Winthai … Continue reading

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