Thailand Rejects New Technical Report on Planned Large Lao Mekong Mainstream Dam

Thailand has rejected a new technical report on Laos’ Sanakham dam project, one of nine large-scale Mekong river mainstream dams integral to Vientiane’s controversial economic strategy of becoming the “Battery of Southeast Asia.” The 684-megawatt Sanakham dam is one of seven dams in various stages of planning. At a cost of about $2 billion, it […]

Guidelines for Tackling Corruption in General Elections

A research study published by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) proposed guidelines for tackling corruption in general elections in Thailand. The study stated that, since Thailand changed its administrative system from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in 1932, the country has so far held 28 general elections. Questions have been […]

Johnson, Biden discuss ‘deepening alliance’

Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their first conversation since the US president’s inauguration, the British prime minister’s office said. Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and “the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our nations”, said the statement […]

Labour Minister Confirms that SSO Works Within Legal Framework sand Emphasizes for ‘Dr. Boon’ Who Claimed Return on Old Age Contributions to Communicate Progress to Group Members

Labour Minister Mr. Suchart Chomklin reported the case of ‘Dr. Boon,’ leader of the group claiming for the return of old age contributions to mitigate the effects of Covid-19. The Labour Minister confirmed that ‘Dr. Boon’ is part of a subcommittee and asks for help in communicating to the people in the group to understand […]

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO Thailand Situation Report – 24 January 2021 [EN/TH]

SPOTLIGHT 198 new cases (the same number as yesterday) of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were announced by the Ministry of Public Health, (MoPH), bringing the total number of reported cases to 13,500. One new death was reported today • Of these, 78.3 % (10,567) have recovered, 0.5% (73) have died, and 21.2% (2,860) are receiving treatment or […]