Thailand Virus Infections Hit Record as Vaccine Rollout Stutters

BANGKOK – Thailand recorded its highest number of coronavirus infections Thursday since the pandemic began after Bangkok prisons were found riddled with COVID-19, threatening an extension of a partial lockdown of the country that is hammering the economy. The latest wave of the virus emerged in April, dynamized by clusters at nightspots popular with Bangkok’s […]

Young Smart Farmers in Narathiwat Striving for Food Security

Because of the unrest situation in the deep South, some groups of local people have left their rice fields unattended. As a consequence, they need to buy rice for consumption, instead of growing rice for their own food. A group of “young smart farmers” at the Ban Laha community in Waeng district, Narathiwat province, has […]

Corrections Dept. claims protest leader ‘Rung’ did not contract COVID-19 in prison

Thailand’s Corrections Department said today (Thursday) that anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul did not contract COVID-19 in detention, after the 22-year-old announced her infection yesterday. Panusaya was in quarantine between April 23rd and May 5th, and that “100%” active screening has been conducted at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution, where she was held, said […]

Japanese billionaire Maezawa to travel to International Space Station in December

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and his assistant Yozo Hirano will be the next tourists to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. Maezawa and Hirano will travel aboard a Russian “Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft that is scheduled for launch on December 8, 2021, from the Baikonur cosmodrome” in Kazakhstan, […]

3 Myanmar Journalists Arrested in Thailand

Three reporters working for a now-banned news broadcaster in Myanmar have been arrested in Thailand on charges of illegally entering the country. The three journalists work for the Democratic Voice of Burma, an online and broadcast news outlet that was recently shut down by the ruling military junta. DVB Executive Editor Aye Chan Naing said […]