National — Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a rigid ban on all kinds of cannabis and hemp usage — smoking and consuming for medical purposes — on military premises nationwide. Deputy Spokesperson of Defense Ministry Jitnat Punnotok announced on Friday, June 24th, 2022, after the defense meeting...

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The hottest stories in Thailand news from the last week: Thailand...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, June 12th to the 19th,...

The hottest stories in Thailand news from the last week: Cannabis...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, June 6th to the 12th,...

Editorial: What Thailand’s future holds as three major legislative changes are...

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Editorial - This week, Thailand has undertaken three major legislative processes that are being proposed and/or implemented as laws: Cannabis decriminalization, LGBTQ's Civil partnership bill,...

The hottest stories in Thailand news from the last week: Entertainment...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, May 30th to June 5th,...

Happy Birthday to Her Royal Majesty the Queen of Thailand from...

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National - This Friday, June 3rd, Thailand will celebrate Her Majesty Queen Suthida Bajrasudhabimalalakshana's royal birthday, which is also marked as a national holiday. Her Majesty...

Thailand week in review: Monkeypox now requires close surveillance in Thailand,...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, May 23rd to the 29th,...

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More than 500,000 tons of Thai durians exported to China within...

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National - Thailand has reached a record of exporting more than 500,000 tons of durians to China within six months this year, Government spokesperson Thanakorn...

Krungsri Research forecasts Thailand’s tourism sector will gain more of a...

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National - Krungsri Research of Krungsri Bank forecasts Thailand's tourism sector will gain more of a financial boost due to the Thai government's various stimulus...

Thai PM satisfied Thailand’s credit rating, predicted economic improvement, according to...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha was satisfied with Thailand's credit rating which has grown by 4.5 percent, according to Fitch Ratings, after the domestic...

Phuket Sandbox generated at least 66 billion baht in ten months,...

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Phuket –   The Phuket Sandbox has generated at least 66 billion baht so far while the island's unemployment rate is decreasing, says a top...

Thai AirAsia X to enter rehabilitation plan after its bankruptcy filing...

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National - Thai AirAsia X prepares to enter business rehabilitation after the Thai Court has accepted its bankruptcy filing on Wednesday, May 18th, though it...

Indians lead the way to recover Phuket tourism with largest number...

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Phuket –   Indian tourists are number one in tourist arrivals in Phuket with a total number of 12,200 since the unpopular Test and Go...

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Thai PM feels satisfied, knowing most Thais still voluntarily want to...

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National — Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha felt very satisfied to know that the majority of Thai citizens still voluntarily wanted to wear a...

Thai PM orders rigid ban on all kinds of cannabis and...

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National — Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered a rigid ban on all kinds of cannabis and hemp usage — smoking and consuming...

Islamic Council of Thailand opposed to progressive bills and laws around...

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Thailand- The Southern Islamic Council of Thailand released a group statement, representing thousands of Thai Muslims, that they reject and are opposed to recent progressive...

Cannabis-related business entrepreneurs must be a Thai national aged over 20...

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National - The Thai Cannabis Special Committee has specified that cannabis-related business entrepreneurs must be Thai nationals aged 20 years old or above and have...

Submarine purchase deal with China is ongoing and Thailand will not...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha said that the purchase deal of submarines with China was ongoing and still has time for engine procurement after...

Thailand discovers 200 cases of Covid-19’s newest subspecies strain of BA.4...

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National - The Thai Department of Medical Sciences today, June 24th, reported the rapid spread of the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of Covid-19 which has...

Bangkok Criminal Court orders detention without bail against “Daruma” Japanese restaurant...

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Bangkok - "Daruma" Japanese restaurant owner, Metha Charingsuk, was ordered detained without bail by the Bangkok Criminal Court yesterday afternoon, June 23rd. Investigators from the Consumer...

More than 500,000 tons of Thai durians exported to China within...

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National - Thailand has reached a record of exporting more than 500,000 tons of durians to China within six months this year, Government spokesperson Thanakorn...

Bangkok Governor approves seven areas in capital for public gatherings

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Bangkok - Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today, June 24th, has signed an announcement approving seven areas in the capital for public gatherings. The announcement is to...

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Grab and motorbike delivery services estimate new Thailand rule requiring all...

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National - Grab Thailand is concerned about the effect on hundreds of thousands of GrabBike drivers and customers after the Department of Land Transport (DLT)...

Motorists who avoid paying traffic fines now may face arrest according to...

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National - Motorists who avoid paying traffic fines now may face arrest according to the new law by the Royal Thai Police, effective immediately. Police Major...

Bangkok Governor inspected “100-Deaths Curve” in Bangkok following fatal road accident,...

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Bangkok -   Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt inspected the notorious "100-Deaths Curve" on Ratchada Road today, June 3rd after five people were killed when a...

French tourist killed after being directly hit by speeding car at...

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Ayutthaya - A French tourist on a bicycle was tragically killed after being directly hit by a speeding car at an intersection in Ayutthaya on Wednesday...

Indians lead the way to recover Phuket tourism with largest number...

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Phuket –   Indian tourists are number one in tourist arrivals in Phuket with a total number of 12,200 since the unpopular Test and Go...

Many areas in Bangkok City flooded after several hours of continuous...

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Bangkok - Many areas and communities in Bangkok were encountering floods due to constant heavy rain last night, resulting in heavy traffic jams since this...

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Submarine purchase deal with China is ongoing and Thailand will not...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha said that the purchase deal of submarines with China was ongoing and still has time for engine procurement after...

Bangkok Governor approves seven areas in capital for public gatherings

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Bangkok - Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today, June 24th, has signed an announcement approving seven areas in the capital for public gatherings. The announcement is to...

Emergency Decree remains in place to solve Covid-19 situation, has nothing...

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha insisted on Monday, June 21st, that the government still needed to extend the emergency decree as its law is...

Thai PM admits significant concerns about cannabis abuse after plant decriminalization

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Bangkok - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O'Cha admitted that the decriminalization of cannabis and hemp has resulted in significant effects and concerns about potential abuse, warning...

Another confrontation reported during pro-democracy “Thalu Gas” group gathering in Bangkok...

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Bangkok - Protesters from the pro-democracy "Thalu Gas" group confronted riot police while reportedly gathering at Din Daeng Intersection to stage a protest to oust...

Thai Ministry of Public Health to propose cannabis regulations to prevent...

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National -    The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine of the Ministry of Public Health will propose government regulations for controlling the use...

Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul receives sixth booster Covid-19 shot...

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Bangkok - Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has received the sixth booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, his Fanclub Facebook page administration reported today,...

RECAP: Protesters confront riot police after pro-democracy gathering in Bangkok yesterday...

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Bangkok - A group of pro-democracy demonstrators confronted riot police while gathering at Din Daeng Intersection in Bangkok yesterday, June 11th. The leaderless protest began at the...

Thai Government’s extraordinary committee considers “Mae Sot” for establishing first legal...

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National -   The Thai government's extraordinary committee for an entertainment complex/casino opening is considering the "Mae Sot" district of Tak province as suitable for...

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