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Line chats undermine 'bleach mum'
Tue, 26 May 2020 06:00:00 +0700

Police have found more evidence to disprove a claim by a mother accused of forcing her two-year-old son to swallow bleach that the boy is her biological child, police said on Monday.

Military top brass skip Senate votes
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:00 +0700

The leaders of the three armed forces have the worst track records when it comes to Senate voting, according to the Internet for People's Laws Project, or iLaw. The records were confirmed by Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Monday.

Covid-19 decree oversight pressed
Tue, 26 May 2020 04:26:00 +0700

Opposition parties are threatening not to support three executive decrees authorising the government to borrow 1.97 billion baht to combat the Covid-19 crisis if certain "conditions" are not first met.

Tourism and Sports Ministry seeks to lift domestic lockdown
Tue, 26 May 2020 04:10:00 +0700

The Tourism and Sports Ministry wants to ask the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to lift the domestic tourism lockdown starting in June, as the industry prepared for new national safety and health standards with almost 1,500 operators applying for certification.

'No politics' in decree stretch
Tue, 26 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Forestalling a second wave of infections, and not politics, is behind the government's need to extend enforcement of the emergency decree as lockdown measures are set to loosen up, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

THAI picks new board members, Piyasvasti returns
Mon, 25 May 2020 19:14:00 +0700

Former president Piyasvasti Amranand has returned to THAI, which picked him and three other new faces to be new board members ahead of the airline's restructuring.

Bank of Thailand governor won’t seek second term
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:40:00 +0700

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is set for a new governor after its incumbent head Veerathai Santiprabhob decided against seeking a second term.

Thailand reports 2 more Covid cases, 1 death Monday
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:44:00 +0700

The government confirmed two new coronavirus cases and one additional death on Monday, a health ministry spokesman said.

Further reopenings set for June
Mon, 25 May 2020 07:39:00 +0700

Boxing stadiums, massage parlours, spas, cinemas, convention venues and tutorial schools are among the moderate-risk category of businesses and activities expected to be allowed to reopen for the third stage of Covid-19 lockdown easing next month.

Chaturon readies new party
Mon, 25 May 2020 07:30:00 +0700

Former deputy prime minister and chief policy strategist of the now-defunct Thai Raksa Chart Party Chaturon Chaisang says he is in the process of forming a new political party.

Travel News

Nature bounces back
Mon, 25 May 2020 04:30:00 +0700

While humans are struggling to survive the Covid-19 outbreak, nature is gradually rehabilitating after being ruined by tourism for years. For two months running, 133 national parks have been closed and Thai citizens have been observing strict travel restrictions, making it the perfect time for animals to enjoy their lives without any distraction.

Well-being key to surviving crisis
Thu, 21 May 2020 16:32:00 +0700

Planet Happiness and the World Centre for Excellence for Destinations (CED) are partnering to strengthen excellence in destination management and the necessity of the sector to deliver destination well-being.

Countries continue to ban travel well into June
Thu, 21 May 2020 16:01:00 +0700

Countries continue to extend flight restrictions into June – a clear indication there is still no light at the end of the tunnel for the tourism industry.

Interprovincial bus services running
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The state-run Transport Company will launch interprovincial bus services to the South on June 1 after resuming its interprovincial routes this Monday to an initial 16 destinations in the North, Northeast and East.

Where monsoon is awesome
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Bucket-list ideas for the first half of September from Pongpet Mekloy's archive.

A lovely furry friend
Thu, 21 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Strolling in Osaka Castle Park, I came across this cute Shiba Inu. First, I saw her walking happily with her owner, who was in his 60s. From time to time, some visitors asked the owner for permission to take a picture with his dog. I kept looking at them and waiting for my time.

How do air travel safety measures differ by country?
Tue, 19 May 2020 10:58:00 +0700

Governments, airlines and airports around the world are putting in place new measures to help protect travellers and allow for a return to the air during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Acropolis in Athens reopens after virus shutdown
Mon, 18 May 2020 17:45:00 +0700

ATHENS: Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens and all open-air archaeological sites in the country to the public on Monday after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wildlife comes to your couch
Thu, 14 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

Our world has become more connected than ever during the Covid-19 outbreak. Although the government has eased some measures of the lockdown policy and allowed some places to reopen, not all of them have. Some attractions remain closed, including national parks, zoos and aquariums.

National parks to close every year
Thu, 14 May 2020 04:00:00 +0700

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year even after Covid-19.

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