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    Journalists urge NCPO to revoke orders that curb press freedom

    The Thai Journalists Association (TJA) is calling on the ruling NCPO to revoke at least three of their absolute orders which have hindered freedom of the press and people’s liberties for almost four years since it came to power. The TJA demand came as it commemorated World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated worldwide on May 3, to reiterate the cause of press freedom and protection of journalists

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    Panwa Boonak crowned 2018 Thailand Optimist National Championship

    131 Optimist dinghies competed at the 2018 Top of the Gulf Regatta in Pattaya, all vying for top honours in the Thailand Optimist National Championships, and the three-day competition was fierce, with reigning champion Panwa Boonak (THA) looking to hold off strong challenges from fellow Thai juniors and many of the best young sailors from around Asia. Thailand’s premier youth sailing event, the Thailand Optimist National Championships was first launched in 1976 as the Optimist Thailand Championship Cup, and has been held annually since regularly attracting more than 100 sailors each time. Now, more than 40 years since its first sailing, it remains as competitive as ever and is Thailand’s second oldest annual sailing trophy, the oldest being the Vega Rudder Trophy donated by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

  • Not this year – PM rejects activists calls for a 2018 election

    Not this year – PM rejects activists calls for a 2018 election

    The Thai PM is playing down rallies by pro-democracy groups planned for this month to press the NCPO to hold the long-delayed election this year. Prayut Chan-o-cha is insisting that the election would have to be held next year following a conclusion by the junta-appointed legislative assembly to delay the implementation of the MP election laws.

  • Tenants and landlords. Things change from today.

    Tenants and landlords. Things change from today.

    If you rent property in Thailand there are new guidelines for tenants and landlords that come into effect from today. Mostly good news but there are a few exceptions that you will need to be aware of.

  • Seven year old Trang Twins marry in a big ceremony

    Seven year old Trang Twins marry in a big ceremony

    Tharaporn and Tharapong – seven year olds – are the children of Natthapong and Pilanthana Pankhong who own a big agricultural equipment supply firm in the southern Thai town. Some 1000 guests turned up for the ceremony that is held to satisfy old beliefs that by so doing the twins will avoid misfortune and live a long life

  • Peeling back the red tape – Thailand 4.0

    Peeling back the red tape – Thailand 4.0

    A committee tasked with propelling needed reforms under the Thailand 4.0 policy on Monday heard progress updates from state bodies in a meeting chaired by PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha. A series of measures must be implemented to aid in the nation’s digital transformation including, this August, cancelling state agency requirements for photocopies of the Thai national ID card and household registrations to access services. Tasked with developing Thailand’s e-Government, the Electronic Government Agency, a public organisation, will by the end of May provide details of its choices for 40,000 public service access points, the meeting at Government House was told

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    Police look into deaths linked to Lyn-brand weight-loss products

    Fresh on the heels of an investigation into Magic Skin beauty products, police are now looking at another well-known brand, Lyn, after its weight-loss products were allegedly found to contain two dangerous substances.

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    20 injured after bus flips over near Surat Thani

    A Bangkok – Khanom bus has ran off Highway 41 and crashed into a tree alongside the road injuring about 20 passengers this morning (Monday). Thai PBS reports that the bus was heading from Bangkok on the way to Nakhon Si Thammarat with 36 passengers when it ran off the highway in Chaya district of Surat Thani at 5am

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    Heavy penalties on the way for drivers blocking ambulances

    Motorists failing to get out of the way for ambulances may face harsher punishments for “endangerment to others” as netizens join with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the police to get tough on offenders. The fine for blocking an ambulance could be raised from the current 500 to 10,000 baht or as high as 20,000 baht if the NLA passes legislation being called for by two Facebook-based campaigners for changes to the Land Transport Act.

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    Fake food and cosmetic products in Thai markets

    Thai PBS is reporting that the FTI’s food supplements industry club is coming under scrutiny following police and officials from the Food and Drugs Administration raided several major manufacturing plants and found huge quantities of substandard and fake cosmetic and food supplements. The Federation of Thai Industries is claiming that 40% of food supplements and cosmetic products sold in markets were found to be fake and contaminated