Thailand Commended for Its Successful Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) has applauded Thailand’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic within the country.   A delegation from USABC paid a courtesy call on Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, on 24 November 2020. The delegation reiterated its support for Thailand on the post-COVID-19 economic […]

Commemorative Banknotes on the Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X

Mr. Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT), stated that BOT had been granted royal permission from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua to print the commemorative banknotes on the Auspicious Occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X B.E. 2562 (2019) for circulation.   These commemorative banknotes were designed to honor […]

Education Ministry’s ‘haircut enforcer’ becomes unwitting target of students’ anger

Born into a poor farming family, Education Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary Dr Veera Khaengkasikarn may have spoken from experience when he said “your parents pay when you wear long hair”, during a TV debate this week. After all, the cost of shampoo, haircuts and anti-lice medication is something many underprivileged rural families will be familiar […]

Verdict on Prayut’s Army residence may be a ‘fire exit’ for govt to escape ongoing conflict

The country is counting down to December 2, when the Constitutional Court is scheduled to rule if Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha should lose his post for violating the charter. Just days before Wednesday’s verdict, observers remain divided as to whether the court will send Prayut packing – in the same way as it has […]

Protesters hold “anti-coup rehearsal” rally at Lat Phrao intersection

Thousands of anti-government protesters this evening occupied the busy Lat Phrao intersection for what they described as an “anti-coup rehearsal” to highlight their opposition to possible military intervention. The protest was organized by the so-called “Ratsadorn Group” whose key members claimed there had been rumours about a possible military coup. “We are here today to oppose military intervention – rumours of which we have been hearing about everyday,” said Panussaya Sitthijirawattanakul, […]

Rare clouded leopard snapped by camera trap for first time in 20 years

Camera traps, installed by park rangers on the Phnom Dongrak mountain range between November 1st and 24th, have captured the first images in 20 years of a rare clouded leopard, among several other wildlife species, according to Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, director of the 9th Conservation Area Office. He told the media on Thursday that the camera traps […]