Confiscated methamphetamine machine used for Fah Talai Jone pill production

The Thai Justice ministry has modified a tablet press, confiscated from an illicit drug manufacturing network, to produce Fah Talai Jone (Green Chiretta) tablets, in an effort to alleviate the country’s COVID-19 medicine shortage. The ministry will be able to produce 20,000 x 500mg tablets of Fah Talai Jone per hour, according to the ministry. […]

Outcry over reported removal of Suchat Sawatsri as a Thai national artist

The Thai Writers Association, several prominent writers, politicians and academics have voiced opposition to the reported decision by the National Culture Commission of Thailand to strip Mr. Suchart Sawatsri of his status as a national artist. An online signature collection campaign was launched today (Saturday) by Mr. Chamnan Chanruang, former deputy leader of the now […]

20,571 new COVID-19 cases, 23,159 recoveries in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand reported 20,571 new COVID-19 cases and 261 more deaths today (Saturday), while 23,159 more patients have recovered, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 20,322 were locally acquired and 235 are among prisoners. Cumulative infections, since April 1st this year, are 1,001,418 and cumulative infections since last year are 1,030,281. Cumulative recoveries are 791,538 […]

Building Large Artesian Wells to Tackle Drought Crisis

The Cabinet on 17 August 2021 approved a budget of 490.6 million baht to drill large artesian water wells to provide sources of water for people affected by the drought crisis. The amount will be used to finance the development of artesian projects to solve the drought problem, under royal initiatives. The nine projects, proposed […]

Short on vaccines, Thailand seeks to borrow from Bhutan

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand, a regional manufacturer of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus shots, is seeking to borrow 150,000 doses of the same vaccine from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, an official said on Monday, amid a Thai supply shortage. Thailand has been racing to boost its stocks after being hit by its worst wave of coronavirus infections, just two months before it started its mass […]