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Mon, 04 Mar 2024 15:46:00 +0700
Swiss man denies assault charge in Phuket
PHUKET: A Swiss man has denied kicking a woman doctor watching the moon on beach steps near his rented Phuket villa, and the case will now go to court, according to a Phuket deputy governor.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 13:11:00 +0700
Supreme Court acquits Yingluck in roadshow case
The Supreme Court on Monday acquitted fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and five others of malfeasance and collusion in the awarding of a 240-million-baht campaign to promote her government's 2-trillion-baht infrastructure projects.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:22:00 +0700
BAAC eyes platform for crops in China
The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) is negotiating with a Chinese tech giant to set up a joint venture to develop an e-commerce platform to facilitate the sale of agricultural products to China, says president Chatchai Siril...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:10:00 +0700
The battle over interest rates
A rift over interest rates between Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the Bank of Thailand, led by governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, has remained in the media spotlight for months.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:22:00 +0700
Experts split on PM's hub dream
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced his vision for Thailand's future recently. Dubbed "Ignite Thailand", the plan seeks to establish the country as the world-class hub for eight sectors, namely tourism, medical and wellness tourism, food and ag...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:17:00 +0700
Insurers team up for PM2.5 illness policy
As PM2.5 air pollution becomes a growing health concern in Thailand, with the level of hazardous dust expected to intensify as the hot season approaches, people are seeking practical options, leading to the emergence of insurance policies that cover ...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 05:19:00 +0700
Analysts lament SET has lost its appeal
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) should add high-potential stocks while the government needs to solve the country's structural economic problems to make the exchange more appealing to foreign investors, according to the Investment Analysts Associ...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0700
Phuket beach row spurs graft probes
PHUKET: More than 500 locals and activists gathered on Yamu beach in Thalang district on Sunday to condemn a Swiss man who allegedly kicked a doctor. They also demanded his expulsion from Phuket and restoration of public access to the beach where the...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 17:08:00 +0700
Alcohol control bill to include measures to promote tourism
The cabinet on Sunday endorsed a new alcohol control bill from the Public Health Ministry but ordered it to include detailed measures to promote tourism within a week, before its legislative process starts, according to the government spokesman.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:01:00 +0700
Phuket residents demand expulsion of Swiss 'bully' as politicians weigh in
PHUKET: About 500 locals and activists gathered on Yamu beach in Thalang district on Sunday to condemn a Swiss man who allegedly kicked a doctor, demanding his expulsion from Phuket and restoration of public access to the beach where the alleged assa...

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