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Thailand's fight against Covid-19 gets $1.5b boost from ADB

Lola Evans04 Aug 2020, 23:02 GMT+10 BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand to assist the Southeast Asian country in it's battle against the coronavirus disease Covid-19. "ADB is committed to providing timely support to Thailand and...
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Should US troops have come to Thailand?

  Senator Kamnoon Sidhisamarn proposes an amnesty bill as a way to bring about national reconciliation. Senator Kamnoon Stthisamarn has questioned the necessity of the arrival of US troops in Thailand, for joint exercises with their Thai counterparts, despite objections from the CCSA. Writing in his Facebook post today, the Senator...
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Koh Samui bridge collapse leaves truck stuck under pier

Koh Samui bridge collapse leaves truck stuck under pier | The Thaiger PHOTO: mgronline.com   In the second setback in a week for the beleagured Raja Ferry Co., a steel boarding bridge for vehicles at Raja 1 ferry pier on Koh Samui collapsed yesterday, leaving a truck wedged under the wharf. The incident follows Saturday’s ferry disaster in which 3 people are...
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Beware of fake beef

Beware bogus beef – online sales and vendors caught with suspicious steak | The Thaiger   Buying beef online? Is it real beef or faux beef? Almost all of the samples of ‘beef” ordered online, or taken as samples from schools in Bangkok and Prachinburi province, were found to be fake. The Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University did the checks and was astonished to...
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UPDATE Wednesday-Search resumes for missing people from sunken ferry

A team of divers leave on a rubber boat to resume the search on Wednesday for three people from the  Raja 4 ferry who were still missing. The ferry capsized in a storm off Koh Samui on Saturday night. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)  A team of divers leave on a rubber boat to resume the search on Wednesday for three people from the Raja 4 ferry who were still missing. The ferry capsized in a storm off Koh Samui on Saturday night. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan) SURAT THANI: The search resumed on Wednesday for...
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The worst of Covid-19 is yet to come

Siam Square, a popular destination for foreign tourists and Thais alike, is nearly deserted in March as local infections soared. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)  Siam Square, a popular destination for foreign tourists and Thais alike, is nearly deserted in March as local infections soared. (Photo by Nutthawat Wicheanbut)   I am not talking about the pandemic. I optimistically assume the Covid-19 pandemic is over for Thailand as we have had zero domestic infections for...
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Prayut warns police after gambling den shootout

Police investigators and forensic experts arrive to collect evidence at a gambling den where four people, including a police major, and there other people were killed in a shooting in Yannawa district of the capital on Monday night.  (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)  Police investigators and forensic experts arrive to collect evidence at a gambling den where four people, including a police major, and there other people were killed in a shooting in Yannawa district of the capital on Monday night.  (Photo by Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)   Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has vowed he...
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Dual prices on attractions in Thailand mulled

Foreigners are charged 200 baht to enter Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), a popular attraction in Krabi, while Thais pay just 20 baht. (Photo from 2PriceThailand Facebook page)  Foreigners are charged 200 baht to enter Sa Morakot (Emerald Pool), a popular attraction in Krabi, while Thais pay just 20 baht. (Photo from 2PriceThailand Facebook page)   The Tourism and Sports Ministry plans to propose to the prime minister the idea of ditching dual pricing at local attractions for...
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