Court orders SBN to stop showing World Cup via AIS Playbox service

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property Court has ordered Super Broadband Network (SBN) to cease streaming World Cup 2022 football matches via its AIS Playbox service, on the grounds that it infringes upon the broadcast rights of True Corporation.   True Corporation claims that it is the only broadcaster in Thailand which has the right to show […]

China’s Xi Pledges Support for Cuba on ‘Core Interests’

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Cuban counterpart pledged mutual support over their fellow communist states’ “core interests” Friday at a meeting further hailing a return to face-to-face diplomacy by Beijing.   In comments to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Xi said China hoped to “strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs” with […]

Thai government offers 60 billion baht in savings bonds to the public

The Public Debt Management Office at the Finance Ministry will offer 60 billion baht in government savings bonds for public subscription, starting on December 7th.   Deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said that the “Sukjai Hai Om” (Happy Saver) bonds will be available with a 3-year maturity period, which carry a fixed interest rate of […]

December is an ideal month to view Mars

Stargazers in Thailand and worldwide will have an ideal opportunity to view Mars, as it will approach a distance of about 81.5 million kilometres from Earth, which is the closest it will come this year, according to the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT).   Mars will appear at its largest since 2020, reaching […]

COVID surge just a “new wave” which will gradually fade after the New Year

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has instructed all state hospitals to provide free vaccinations to members of the public, in the wake of a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, which they describe as a predictable “new wave.”   Public Health Permanent Secretary Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong said today (Friday) that the increase in infections will gradually subside […]