Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin

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    Political activist to report Prime Minister of Thailand for alleged interference in police appointments

    Renowned political activist Srisuwan Janya pledged yesterday to lodge a formal complaint with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) concerning an alleged statement by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. The contested statement revolves around the 61 year old prime minister’s reported claim that some members of the Pheu Thai Party had meddled with the appointment process for police station chiefs. The Thailand…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s Quick Win: PM’s health initiative rolls out free flu vaccines for locals and tourists

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin‘s public health initiative in Phuket, the Quick Win policy, has been launched, offering free flu vaccines for both locals and tourists alike. The Phuket News clarified that this service is available to anyone involved in the tourism industry, either as a Thai national or a foreign worker with a valid work permit. There was an earlier…

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    Thailand’s bold leap: Marriage equality legislation set to light up Parliament

    Thailand‘s Cabinet greenlighted a historic draft legislation on marriage equality, sparking hopes for a significant stride towards inclusivity. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the pivotal decision on November 21, marking a potential turning point for the nation’s LGBTQ+ community. In a nation renowned for its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, the legislation aims to bridge the gap between societal shifts and traditional…

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    Bangkok’s transit bombshell: BTSC to back 20 baht train rides but at what cost?

    Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) is poised to back the government‘s bold move to limit train fares to a mere 20 baht on the city’s suburban rail network. However, there is a catch. BTSC CEO Keeree Kanjanapas revealed yesterday that this support comes with a crucial condition – the government must engage in talks with train operators to…

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    Hamas: PM Srettha seeks verification of CCTV showing Thai national in custody (video)

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to verify CCTV images that allegedly depicted Hamas militants taking a Thai national to a Gaza City hospital following the massacre in southern Israel on October 7. This comes amidst ongoing efforts by the government to assist Thai citizens residing in Israel, despite the absence of additional attacks by Hamas.…

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    Economic ties in focus: Thai PM extends invitation to Biden

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently extended an invitation for an official visit to US President, Joe Biden. This invitation was extended during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that took place in San Francisco. The Thai PM used this platform to assure President Biden of Thailand’s readiness to serve as a base for major American companies’ production, boosting their…

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    Thailand’s digital wallet loan bill yet to reach Council of State

    Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai announced yesterday that a proposed bill, which aims to secure a loan of 500 billion baht for the digital wallet scheme, has not been presented to the Council of State yet. The revelation came after the digital wallet policy committee meeting, where numerous issues were discussed. Despite the Council of State’s readiness to scrutinise the…

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    Thai prime minister set to meet world leaders at APEC summit in San Francisco

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is set to meet US President Joe Biden among other world leaders at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco. Discussions on a broad spectrum of issues are projected to take place today during their meeting at the APEC Summit dinner. In addition to the US president, the 61 year old prime minister’s…

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    Prime time relief: Govt’s debt deal targets students, teachers, and small-biz owners

    A fresh debt relief package aimed at several demographics, including past students embroiled in student loan repayments, teachers, and owners of small-to-medium businesses, is set to be unveiled by the government, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin‘s announcement yesterday. The Bangkok-born Thai PM added that this package, which will also extend to individuals making repayments to non-banking lenders, is expected…

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    PM Srettha encourages Thai students in Stanford to return and work in Thailand

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin met with Thai students at Stanford University, encouraging them to return and work in Thailand. The Thai PM believes that the future will see leading companies investing in the nation, and providing employment opportunities. PM Srettha, who also serves as the Finance Minister, held discussions with the administration of Stanford University and interacted with Thai students…

  • Business News

    Thailand PM invites Tesla, HP, and Analog Devices to invest

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin extended an invitation to three significant American corporations to consider investing in Thailand, asserting the nation’s capability to act as their productive bases. The 61 year old prime minister recently visited the manufacturing plant of Tesla’s electric vehicles (EVs), where he participated in a trial run of the company’s cyber truck, which is set for unveiling…

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    Thailand PM denies rumours of inviting Chinese police for tourist patrols

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin quashed rumours about inviting Chinese police to patrol the nation’s tourist hotspots. The clarification comes in light of a recent uproar following remarks from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) regarding such an arrangement. PM Srettha, during a visit to San Francisco, revealed that the country’s interest lies solely in collaborating with Chinese police for…

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    Thai government to reveal details of contested 10,000-baht digital wallet scheme

    The Thai government is set to disclose the specifics of its contentious 10,000-baht digital wallet scheme distribution today. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, in response to critics who argue the initiative could inflict more economic damage than benefit, will conduct a news conference at 2pm today to elucidate all aspects of the policy. The 61 year old Thai prime minister has…

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    Bangkok cracks down on corruption after road collapse incident

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin called for a thorough crackdown on corruption following an incident where a section of road in Bangkok collapsed under the weight of an overloaded lorry. The lorry is suspected to have been allowed to operate due to illicit payments to officials. This incident caused two traffic accidents earlier this week on the busy Sukhumvit Road. The…

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    PM’s land redistribution gift: Thai farmers in Udon Thani get a new year surprise

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday announced the redistribution of over 9,276 rai of army-owned land in Udon Thani to landless farmers, as a new year gift. This significant move is part of the Nong Wua So development model aimed at alleviating poverty and landlessness issues among farmers. The Thai prime minister lauded the army’s decision to repurpose their surplus land…

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    Thai PM’s frequent flyer miles soar: Srettha’s approval ratings stay grounded

    Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has received favourable approval ratings despite concerns over his frequent overseas trips, according to a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). Conducted over the telephone between October 24-25, the NIDA Poll surveyed a diverse group of 1,310 individuals aged 18 and above. The findings revealed that the Thai prime minister’s international travel…

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    Thailand invites Russian President Putin for official visit amidst global isolation

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin extended an invitation for an official visit to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the next year, during his recent visit to Beijing. This invitation emerges amidst Putin’s global isolation due to Russia’s conflict with Ukraine which kicked off in February last year. Furthermore, the International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant against Putin over accusations…

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    Thai PM dismisses rumours of expensive Super App for digital currency scheme

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin quashed rumours yesterday regarding the development of a new application for the country’s forthcoming 10,000-baht digital currency handout scheme. Speculation had been rife that an affiliate of property behemoth Sansiri Plc was to develop the new digital wallet application, named Super App, at a whopping cost of 12 billion baht. However, the 61 year old…

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    Thai PM seeks Saudi aid for stranded workers in Israel

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin revealed plans to negotiate with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince for assistance in facilitating the return of Thai workers stranded in Israel. The proposal involves granting the Royal Thai Air Force (RTFA) permission to traverse Saudi airspace, a currently prohibited action. This was disclosed at Suvarnabhumi Airport before PM Srettha’s trip to China to attend the 3rd…

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    Thai prime minister zaps to police meeting in eco-style – EV-entful ride

    The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Srettha Thavisin, attended a National Police Office meeting today in an electric vehicle (EV) to reduce pollution. The meeting with Police Lieutenant General Torsak Sukvimol, the National Police Chief, was held in a white Tesla with Bangkok licence plates 2KHP5171. The 61 year old Thai prime minister personally stated that he chose a Tesla…

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    Thai national killed, 11 detained in Israel amid evacuation challenges

    A Thai national lost his life and approximately 11 others were taken into custody during a Hamas assault on Israel, disclosed Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, early today. He also highlighted the ongoing air travel restrictions that are hindering evacuation efforts. Ahead of his international journey from Sunday to Thursday, PM Srettha shared at Wing 6 in Don Muang that…

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    Thai PM’s diplomatic tour to boost ties, revive tourism hit by mall shooting

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin embarks on a five-day tour to Hong Kong and three ASEAN nations, beginning Sunday. The journey commences from the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) terminal at Don Mueang Airport, with the Airbus 320 aircraft setting course for Hong Kong. Post the Hong Kong visit, the premier’s itinerary includes Singapore, Brunei, and Malaysia, with his return scheduled…

  • Economy News

    Thai government to give 10,000-baht digital wallet to citizens despite criticism

    Despite facing staunch criticism from experts, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin confirmed on Friday that the Thai government will proceed with its plan to distribute a 10,000-baht digital wallet to every Thai citizen over the age of 16. This announcement comes in response to comments from Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, who criticised the economic stimulus policy. PM Srettha…

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    Thai PM visits flood-hit provinces as 1,600 villages grapple with damage

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is set to visit flood-stricken communities in Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon, and Roi Et today. The severity of Thai floods in these areas is still under assessment, with aid strategies being formulated. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke reported that the ongoing heavy rains have triggered Thai floods, engulfing over 1,600 villages across 28 provinces from September 26 until…

  • Business News

    Thai high-flyer: PM Srettha aims to lift Thailand to upper-income status in four-year soar

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced ambitious plans to elevate Thailand to an upper-income nation within the next four years. The 61 year old prime minister unveiled the government’s fiscal strategy for 2024, targeting an average economic growth of 5% per annum and a minimum daily wage of 600 baht by 2027. The initial proposal includes a raise of the minimum…

  • Business News

    Thailand central bank raises policy rate, reduces 2023 GDP forecast

    Following the Bank of Thailand‘s decision to increase its policy rate and reduce the GDP forecast for 2023, the bank’s governor, Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, will meet Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. Sethaput did not disclose the specifics of the meeting’s agenda, scheduled for Monday, but assured readiness to address any queries. Contrary to circulating rumours, the 61 year old prime minister, who…

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    Prime Minister of Thailand, Srettha Thavisin, gives all salary to charity

    Prime Minister of Thailand Srettha Thavisin today declared that he will not accept his 125,590 baht monthly PM salary while he is in office, adding he will donate it to charity. PM Office spokesperson Chai Watcharong said PM Srettha stressed to officials that charity is a good thing and everyone can do good according to their ability. To extend the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Dams draining, Ubon drowning: PM voices dual flooding woes in Thailand

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin voiced concerns regarding the diminishing water levels in major reservoirs and dams across the nation, even as the province of Ubon Ratchathani endures severe flooding. The prime minister, accompanied by the agriculture minister, Captain Thammanat Prompow, was apprised of the situation at the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) on Wednesday. In the briefing, the 61 year old…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand anticipates Chinese tourism boost with visa-free scheme in 2024

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) indicated that the revival of charter flights and large Chinese tourism groups could occur by the first quarter of 2024. This projected resurgence comes despite the forthcoming implementation of a visa-free scheme set to kick off this month. A preparation phase will span the final quarter of 2023 with charter flights beginning to cater…

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    Thai PM’s foreign policy balancing act between US and China under scrutiny

    The Thai government is confronted with the challenge of sustaining a balanced foreign policy in the face of escalating tensions between the United States and China. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, fresh from his appointment, embarked on his maiden foreign journey to New York where he is presently participating in the 78 Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) and…