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  • Thailand News

    RTN prepares for Myanmar evacuation amid conflict

    In the face of escalating civil conflict in Myanmar, the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has stationed four vessels in the Andaman Sea, ready to facilitate the evacuation of Thai citizens from Myanmar. The directive came from RTN Chief Admiral Adung Pan-Iam, who has instructed the Region 3 commander to prepare two frigates, HTMS Saiburi and HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan, and…

  • Politics News

    Myanmar’s 275th infantry battalion reclaims Pha Song Camp base

    Nestled in the quaint township of Myawaddy, Myanmar, Pha Song Camp witnessed a significant event today as the soldiers from the 275th Infantry Battalion, who were previously scattered near the Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, made a collective retreat back to their base. The retreat followed the withdrawal of the ethnic Karen resistance fighters, who had seized control of the base…

  • Business News

    Thai govt plan for energy cost surge amid Israel-Iran conflict

    Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce issued directives to state bodies to devise strategies to mitigate potential surges in energy costs in the event of an escalation in the Israel-Iran conflict. The directive follows Iran’s missile and drone assault on Israel, a retaliatory move against Israel’s alleged attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus earlier this month. This marked the first direct attack…

  • Thailand News

    Myanmar’s rebel groups seize border trade hub of Myawaddy

    Ethnic armed groups in Myanmar, namely the Karen National Union (KNU) and People’s Defence Force (PDF), have successfully seized the significant border trade hub of Myawaddy. In response, approximately 100 soldiers loyal to the Myanmar junta have regrouped near the Second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, anticipating reinforcements for a counterattack. These soldiers, defying surrender to the rebel forces, retreated towards the…

  • Business News

    Thai industries fear trade slump due to Myanmar conflict

    The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) voiced concerns over the escalating armed conflict in Myanmar, predicting a further slump in border trade and a surge in illegal workers from Myanmar into Thailand. The Thailand-Myanmar border trade, valued annually at 100 billion baht (US$2.7 billion), tends to suffer whenever conflict escalates, according to Kriengkrai Thiennukul, chairman of the FTI. “There are…

  • Crime News

    Pattani police thwart potential Ramadan terrorist attack

    On a typical early morning, in Sai Buri, Pattani, over 50 members of the Southern Border Provinces Rangers encircled a rented property, following a tip-off about the presence of wanted criminals. The operation kicked off yesterday, March 14 at 5am, with officers taking position around the dwelling and cordoning off the Pattani-Narathiwat Road, to safeguard locals from potential harm during…

  • Thailand News

    Family land dispute ends in uncle’s tragic death

    A tragic family dispute over a 10-acre land inheritance turned deadly when a 19 year old man shot and killed his 57 year old uncle at their home yesterday evening. The conflict, simmering for six years and previously brought before the courts, culminated in a fatal confrontation prompted by a parking issue. Yesterday, at approximately 11.30pm, police and rescue services…

  • Business News

    Red sea conflicts could disrupt global trade, Thai economy at risk

    The business world is on high alert as the ongoing conflicts in the Red Sea and the Israel-Hamas war pose potential risks to the global economy. The strategic planning unit of the Commerce Ministry is urging stakeholders to keep a close watch on the situation and its potential implications. The conflicts could bring both direct and indirect negative impacts on…

  • Thailand News

    Pope’s plea for peace amidst global turmoil: Christmas celebrations overshadowed by war

    In a world marred by conflict, Pope Francis ushered in Christmas with a heartfelt call for peace, acknowledging the grim shadows cast by Israel’s clash with Hamas and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The festive spirit, however, found a haven in the hearts of children globally, who tracked Santa and his reindeer on a 3-D interactive website. Revellers worldwide embraced holiday…

  • South Thailand News

    Thailand pushes for violence reduction and public involvement in southern peace talks

    Two urgent matters were put forward by Thailand for discussion in endeavours to resolve the southern conflict, as revealed by a source close to the Peace Dialogue Panel. These topics include the reduction of violence and public involvement in the peace negotiation process. Chatchai Bangchuad, the head of the government’s peace panel, is set to advocate for these issues once…

  • Thailand News

    Thai-Myanmar task force takes on border crisis

    Thailand and Myanmar have joined forces to address the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the Thai-Myanmar border. The initiative aims to provide much-needed assistance to the thousands affected by the ongoing conflict, with both nations committed to fostering peace in Myanmar. During a bilateral meeting at the 8th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) in Beijing, Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara underscored Thailand’s dedication…

  • Thailand News

    Myanmar conflict: Thailand calls for urgent peace talks

    Thailand has implored all parties involved to contribute towards the restoration of peace in the ongoing Myanmar conflict via immediate discussions. The plea was made during the annual congregation of 97 high-ranking international diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday. The Thai ambassador to Myanmar, Mongkol Visitstump, provided a status update on the ongoing peace initiatives amidst the conflict…

  • Thailand News

    Internal Security Agency stresses crucial role in addressing Deep South conflicts

    The Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) reaffirmed its critical function in resolving conflicts within the Deep South and upholding national security during a recent press conference led by Major General Winthai Suvaree, ISOC’s spokesperson. The discussion also addressed the Move Forward Party’s (MFP) proposal to dissolve ISOC and tackled prevalent misconceptions surrounding its responsibilities. Maj. Gen. Winthai underscored the significant…

  • Economy News

    Economic resilience in question: Thailand’s situation amid Middle East conflicts

    Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, the governor of the Bank of Thailand, addressed a business seminar today, emphasising the need for Thailand to bolster its economic resilience to secure sustainable growth. He warned that economic stability should not be taken for granted, particularly considering the potential high-risk side effects that conflict in the Middle East could pose. Thailand, the second-largest economy in Southeast…

  • Business News

    Thai MPI faces contraction amid global conflicts and tourism slump

    The Office of Industrial Economics (OIE) anticipates a contraction between 4% to 4.5% in the Thai Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) this year due to less-than-projected tourism growth and geopolitical conflicts impacting the global economy. In contrast, the MPI was projected to shrink by 2.8% to 3.8% in July. The OIE further predicts a contraction of 2.5% to 3% in the…

  • Politics News

    Bolivia severs diplomatic ties with Israel amid Gaza conflict (video)

    Bolivia announced the severance of diplomatic ties with Israel, becoming the first nation globally to make such a decision following the recent flare-up of conflict in Gaza amid the brutal Israeli assault on Palestine. This declaration was made yesterday by Bolivia’s Presidential Minister, Maria Nela Prada. “Bolivia has decided to terminate diplomatic relations with the State of Israel in order…

  • Thailand News

    Thai death toll in Israel conflict reaches 33, repatriation efforts underway

    The ongoing conflict in Israel has seen the death toll rise to 33 for Thai workers, with an additional 18 injured, as announced by Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara on Wednesday. Furthermore, 18 Thai workers have been captured as hostages by the extremist group, Hamas. This figure was previously reported incorrectly as 19. Reuters, citing an update from the Israeli…

  • Thailand News

    Thai PM accuses Israeli employers of exploiting Thai workers amidst crisis

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin called on Israeli employers to stop exploiting their Thai workers during this perilous period. He alleges that salary payments are being deliberately postponed as a means to retain Thai workers in Israel amidst growing safety concerns. In a press interaction preceding the weekly Cabinet meeting, the 61 year old prime minister revealed he had contacted…

  • Business News

    Thai therapists popularity in the Middle East bolsters remittances amid conflict

    Overseas Thai workers are in the limelight as the conflict in Israel escalates in the region. Over 7,000 Thai individuals are awaiting evacuation, with instances of Thais being kidnapped by militants. Records from the Bank of Thailand reveal that the remittance from these overseas workers in the first three quarters of the current year was around 184 billion baht. Israel and…

  • Thailand News

    Compensation for Thai families with members killed in Israel conflict

    Eight deceased Thai workers, who were victims of the attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7, were brought back home this morning, aboard a commercial flight. Upon landing at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakan province, their bodies were transported to their respective hometowns. The commercial flight, El Al Flight LY083, carried the eight verified Thai males from Israel,…

  • Business News

    Revved up worries: Middle East turmoil puts Thai car exports in the hot seat

    The Federation of Thai Industries’ Automotive Industry Club warned that the ongoing Middle East conflict could potentially disrupt car exports to the region. Particularly, the popular pickup exports could see a downturn if the dispute remains unresolved. Given the current stagnation in domestic sales, the Thai auto industry relies significantly on its exports. Surapong Paisitpatanapong, the vice-chairman of the Federation…

  • Thailand News

    Thai workers in Israel red zone plead for government aid to return home

    A plea for help has been issued by 28 Thai workers located in Israel. They are calling for the Thai government to facilitate their return home after their employer allegedly abandoned them in a high-risk area of ongoing conflict, known as the “red zone” and coerced them into continuing their work. A 31 year old man, Pongsakorn Intaworn, from Ban…

  • World News

    Thai worker held hostage by Hamas in Israel as local officials scramble to assist

    A Thai worker in Nong Bua Lam Phu, identified as Paiboon Rattanin is among a group of five to seven Thai workers captured by the Hamas group in Israel. The last contact with the 42 year old Paiboon was on October 6, before his co-workers in Israel sent footage of the group being hauled into a trailer by a tractor…

  • Thailand News

    Two more Thai labourers die in Israel-Palestine conflict, death toll rises to 20

    The ongoing conflict in Israel has claimed the lives of two more Thai labourers, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, bringing the total Thai death toll to 20. The Thai labourers lost their lives amid Hamas rocket attacks and aerial bombardments near the Gaza Strip. Kanchana Patarachoke, the ministry’s spokesperson and director-general of the Department of Information, shared this distressing…

  • Politics News

    Israel-Hamas conflict stirs concern in Thai business sector over trade disruption

    The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has stirred unease within Thailand’s business sector, due to worries about its potential impact on Thai-Israeli trade, valued at around 40 billion baht. Sanan Angubolkul, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, advised Thai businesses to closely monitor the situation and manage any potential risk. Those trading with the Middle East have been particularly urged to…

  • Thailand News

    Heartbreaking twist: Thai mother identifies son in Israel-Gaza conflict via social media

    Thai mother Nupha Phansa-at is grieving the heartbreaking loss of her son in the Israel-Gaza conflict that escalated on Saturday. After viewing a victim’s photo on social media, the 63 year old Thai mother recognised her son’s clothing and came to the horrifying realisation that he was among the casualties of the Israel-Gaza conflict. Nupha received the grim news from…

  • Thailand News

    Chaiyaphum province mobilises aid for Thai labourers in Israel amid escalating conflict

    As the conflict in Israel escalates, Thai labourers in the region are facing increased worries about their safety. Despite this, many are determined to remain and continue working. The most recent violence between Israel and the alleged Palestinian terrorist organisation Hamas has resulted in several thousand rockets being fired into Israel, leading to numerous fatalities. Among the dead are 12…

  • Thailand News

    Barbie: Woman ends relationship after boyfriend reacts badly to feminist film

    Popularity of the film Barbie has taken the world by storm as it resonates with a youthful audience, propagating a strongly feminist message. The film’s content has captivated many viewers, leading to discussions about the themes explored in it. However, an unexpected consequence emerged when a woman revealed that her relationship ended dramatically after the couple viewed the film due…

  • World News

    Chechen attackers brutalise Russian reporter amidst political tensions

    A brutal assault has been launched on renowned investigative reporter, Yelena Milashina, by a group of masked men, shortly after landing in the Russian republic of Chechnya. She recounts a chilling ordeal, where she was seized, forced out of her car, savagely attacked with plastic pipes, her head ruthlessly shaved and doused in green dye within the proximity of the…

  • Business News

    Industry blues: Thailand’s TISI takes a double dip, blaming government formation woes

    The Thailand Industry Sentiment Index (TISI) suffered another setback after experiencing a decline for the second month in a row, partly due to uncertainties surrounding the formation of a new coalition government. In May, the TISI dropped to 92.5 points from 95 in April. Kriengkrai Thiennukul, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), cited issues in setting up a…