Thailand Stresses the Importance of Promoting Peace in Mekong Subregion

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai participated in the 10th Mekong-Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting via videoconference on 28 September 2020, according to a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   At the meeting, he emphasized the importance of promoting peace in the Mekong sub-region, developing human resources, strengthening the private sector, […]

Permission and Criteria for Groups of People Entering Thailand

The Secretary General of the National Security Council (NSC) at the meeting of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on 28 September 2020 gave a report on the permission and criteria for persons who can be allowed to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, in accordance with related regulations.   According to the report, six […]

Sixth Extension of Emergency Situation Declaration to Contain COVID-19

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 29 September 2020, approved the extension of the period of the enforcement of the Declaration of an Emergency Situation in all areas of the Kingdom for another month, from 1 to 31 October 2020.   The decision was made following a proposal by the Office of the National Security […]

Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have dismissed speculation that governing coalition parties will join with the opposition Pheu Thai Party to form a national government. “You go and ask the one who spread the rumour,” said General Prawit, as he pointed his finger at a group of reporters at Government […]

Thailand’s Hazardous Substances Committee upholds ban on farm chemicals

Contrary to speculation by anti-paraquat groups, the Hazardous Substances Committee has reconfirmed its ban on the production, import, export and possession of the herbicide paraquat and pesticide chlorpyrifos, which came into effect on June 1st, 2020. Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit, in his capacity as Chairman of the committee, told the media on Monday that they […]