Another Muted Songkran As Thailand Battles Against COVID-19

BANGKOK, April 14 (NNN-Bernama) — A statue of Ronald McDonald offering Thai traditional ‘wai’ greetings stands outside a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant at Khaosan Road in Thai capital. Inside, however, the fast-food outlet is temporarily closed. It was Tuesday, the first day of Songkran – traditional Thai New Year – the streets appeared deserted with most […]

Thailand Reports 965 New COVID-19 Cases

BANGKOK,  Thailand recorded 965 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing its total tally to 34,575, with 97 deaths, its Centre for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said, yesterday. This is the third consecutive day for the Southeast Asian country to record daily cases at nearly 1,000. Of the new cases, […]

Five People Killed In Bus Fire In North-Eastern Thailand

BANGKOK, Apr 14 (NNN-TNA) – Five people were killed in a blaze, aboard a double-decker bus, in north-eastern Thailand, early yesterday, police said. Two of the five victims were children, who were seated on the top deck, when the bus caught fire, on Mittraphap Road, in Ban Haet district of Khon Kaen province, said provincial […]

Yingluck verdict opens another can of worms in the rice-pledging saga

Supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra are cheering an April 2 ruling by the Administrative Court, claiming it clears the fugitive former prime minister of all legal responsibility for her government’s graft-plagued rice-pledging scheme. The court overturned the Finance Ministry’s 2016 order – issued under the post-coup junta regime – demanding that Yingluck pay Bt35.7 billion in […]

Government Promotes Savings for Retirement to Cope with an Ageing Society

The Government has been vigorously promoting savings for retirement to cope with the situation of Thailand’s becoming an ageing society.   Deputy Government Spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said that the ageing society issue had been included in Thailand’s national agenda, as the Government wanted to raise awareness about this issue, which concerns everyone.   Apart from […]