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National — On May 17th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, a member of the Bhumjaithai Party, expressed his concerns regarding the potential reclassification of cannabis back to a controlled narcotic substance, which would essentially recriminalize it. He further claimed that many sectors are opposed to this move and...

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Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Phuket Voted World’s Best...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Extension of Visa Exemption...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, May 6th, to...

Top Pattaya News From The Last Week: Korean Kidnapping Victim Found...

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Greetings to all our readers and supporters! We have gathered together here our top LOCAL stories that happened in our areas, Pattaya and Chonburi, in...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Foreign Motorbike Riders Arrested...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Cabinet Reshuffle, and More

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, April 29th, to...

Top Pattaya News From The Last Week: Famous British Publisher Killed,...

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Greetings to all our readers and supporters! We have gathered together here our top LOCAL stories that happened in our areas, Pattaya and Chonburi, in...

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EEC Policy Committee and Bank of America Sign MOU to Boost...

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National— On May 14th, 2024, Dr. Chula Sukmanop, the secretary-general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee (EECPC), and Ms. Ornkanya Pibuldham, the President and...

Central Retail Corporation Reports 6.4% Revenue Increase in Q1 2024, Driven...

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National— On May 13th, 2024, Mr. Yon Phoksap, the Chief Executive Officer of Central Retail Corporation PLC, publicly revealed the operating results of Central Retail...

Hua Hin Airport to Upgrade as International Airport

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s region tour today (May 13) also included a visit to Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to...

Thai Prime Minister Addresses Cannabis Reclassification Concerns Amidst Coalition Government Tensions

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National— On May 11th, 2024, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, the Thai Prime Minister currently visiting Kanchanaburi, told the public about the rumors that the proposed reclassification...

Carabao Group and CP All Report Strong Q1 Financial Results, Reflecting...

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National— On May 11th, 2024, Thai national media reported the operating results and consolidated financial statement of Carabao Group in quarter 1/2024, January 1st to...

Thai Commerce Minister to Boost Thai Soft Power in Tokyo, Japan

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National— On May 9th, 2024, Mr. Wittaya Maneenet, the spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce, publicly revealed the itinerary of Mr. Phumtham Wechayachai, the Deputy...

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Update: Thai Tiger Cub Owner Faces Legal Action

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Chachoengsao— On May 18th, 2024, Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, the Director-general of the Thai National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department, publicly revealed an update on...

Thai Deputy Police Chief Inspects Traffic Chaos at Mo Chit and...

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Bangkok— At 12:30 PM, on May 17th, 2024, Pol. Gen. Kitrat Panphet, the Deputy national police chief, performed a field inspection of traffic congestion issues...

Thai Government Warns of Flash Floods and Heavy Rains Across 26...

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National— On May 17th, 2024, Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, the Thai Deputy Government Spokesman, stated that the government issued a warning to the public to be...

Thailand to Host 19th International Vesak Day, honors His Majesty the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand is gearing up to host the 19th International Vesak Day, an event that honors His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary this...

Careful Consideration Needed for Potential Cannabis Recriminalization, Bhumjaithai Party Member and...

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National — On May 17th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, a member of the Bhumjaithai Party, expressed his concerns regarding the potential reclassification...

Thai Activists Urge Parliament to Grant Amnesty for Political Crimes and...

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National— On May 16th, 2024, a group of Thai political activists submitted a letter to an ad hoc committee at the Thai parliament for consideration...

Thai National Parks Department Investigates Liger-Painted-Tiger Cub Found in Chachoengsao for...

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Chachoengsao— On May 17th, 2024, Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, the director-general of the Thai National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation Department, issued an order to relevant...

Thai Health Ministry Plans to Amend Controversial Methamphetamine Drug Possession Regulations,...

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National— On May 17th, 2024, the Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin and relevant agencies held a meeting to review ministerial regulations stipulating the...

Thai Police Bust International Ring Selling E-Cigarettes Laced with Illicit Drugs...

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Bangkok— On May 16th, 2024, the Thai Special Service Division (SSD) and relevant agencies held a press conference after a raid operation at several condominiums...

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Thai Deputy Police Chief Inspects Traffic Chaos at Mo Chit and...

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Bangkok— At 12:30 PM, on May 17th, 2024, Pol. Gen. Kitrat Panphet, the Deputy national police chief, performed a field inspection of traffic congestion issues...

Monk Arrested for Evading Gas Payment and Drug Possession After Collision...

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Maha Sarakham— On May 14th, 2024, Mueang Maha Sarakham police officers received a report from a gas station manager of a monk in a truck...

Hua Hin Airport to Upgrade as International Airport

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s region tour today (May 13) also included a visit to Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to...

Man Evades Gas Payment, Later Arrested After Leading Police on a...

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Samut Songkhram— At 9:00 AM, on May 10th, 2024, Phetchaburi police received a report from a gas station manager of a man in a gray...

Fatal Coach Accident in Lampang: Driver Killed, Chinese Tourists Injured After...

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Lampang— At 11:20 PM, on May 7th, 2024, Thoen police officers received a fatal accident report of a coach carrying 33 Chinese tourists crashing into...

Belgian Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Accident in Roi Et

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Roi Et — A Belgian motorcyclist was tragically killed in a traffic accident on the Arun Prasert Road in Roi Et province, northeastern Thailand, on...

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Careful Consideration Needed for Potential Cannabis Recriminalization, Bhumjaithai Party Member and...

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National — On May 17th, 2024, Deputy Government Spokesman Mr. Karom Phonphonklang, a member of the Bhumjaithai Party, expressed his concerns regarding the potential reclassification...

Thai Activists Urge Parliament to Grant Amnesty for Political Crimes and...

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National— On May 16th, 2024, a group of Thai political activists submitted a letter to an ad hoc committee at the Thai parliament for consideration...

Thai Health Ministry Plans to Amend Controversial Methamphetamine Drug Possession Regulations,...

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National— On May 17th, 2024, the Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin and relevant agencies held a meeting to review ministerial regulations stipulating the...

Thai Cannabis Advocacy Groups Urge Public Health Minister to Reconsider Cannabis...

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National— On May 16th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and representatives from various sectors...

Political Activists Hold Candlelight Vigil at Ratchada Criminal Court in Memory...

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National— At 7:00 PM, on May 14th, 2024, Thai national media reported about a group of political activists gathering at Ratchada Criminal Court for candlelight...

Thai Activist Bung Thaluwang Dies After 108-Day Hunger Strike Protesting Thai...

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National— At 11:22 AM, on May 14th, 2024, Ms. Netiporn Sanesangkhom, widely known in Thai as Bung Thaluwang, a political activist from Thaluwang, was pronounced...

Hua Hin Airport to Upgrade as International Airport

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s region tour today (May 13) also included a visit to Hua Hin Airport in Prachuap Khiri Khan province to...

Former Pattaya Mayor Cleared of Legal Charges Involving Waterfront Condo as...

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Pattaya- The Thai Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases in Region 2 has declared the acquittal of the former Thai Culture Minister and Pattaya...

New Royal Decree Issued to Commence Election Process for 200 Senators

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PRESS RELEASE: A new royal decree has been issued to commence the election process for 200 senators, following approval from His Majesty the King on...

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