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  • Cannabis

    Thailand’s cannabis debate: public opinion

    Thailand is at a crossroads, seeking your thoughts on a draft bill that could outlaw recreational cannabis use. This move, aimed at closing the loopholes left by rushed regulations, has ignited a nationwide debate. What’s your take? Dive into the heart of public opinion on cannabis in Thailand, where tradition meets modernity, and every voice counts. What have been the…

  • Thailand News

    Man’s public poop at Thai car showroom creates online buzz

    A man’s desperate need for relief led to a spectacle at a showroom front when he had no choice but to publicly poop. The incident, which occurred on January 11, was captured on a video posted by a 29 year old Moss showroom salesperson, on a Facebook page named Want to be famous, let’s arrange it to return to part…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha unveils proactive diplomacy for Thai global influence

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday unveiled a fresh approach to foreign policy, dubbed proactive diplomacy, aimed at empowering Thai representatives abroad to stimulate trade, investment, and tourism, and enhance Thailand’s global influence. The 61 year old prime minister detailed his proactive diplomacy policy at a yearly gathering, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended by Thai ambassadors, consul-generals, commerce…

  • Thailand News

    NIDA Poll reveals Thai public disapproval to extended bar hours plan

    A recent poll by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) revealed significant public opposition to the Thai government’s initiative to extend operating hours in bars and nightclubs from 2am to 4am. The survey was conducted between October 17 and 19, engaging 1,310 participants above 20 years old from diverse backgrounds. The initiative, proposed by the Interior Ministry of Thailand,…

  • Crime News

    Pattaya man arrested after firing pistol in public

    A 7-eleven employee in Pattaya has been arrested after firing a gun in public. Pattaya City police arrested 20 year old Jakkrit Paleang, a 7-eleven staff worker, yesterday and seized a handgun with several bullets. The arrest came after an 18 year old man, whose name was not given to reporters, filed a report to police that Jakkrit threatened him…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Rail goes through its first public hearing, with a few modifications

    Phuket’s light rail/tram, and much-discussed, public transport system has had a round of public consultations to take the project to the next level. At one stage the route started in Phang Nga province but now it’s had a ‘haircut’ and will only run from the Phuket International Airport to Chalong Circle, a distance of some 42 kilometres. Some of the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    British embassy in Thailand issues advice over student demonstrations

    The British Embassy has issued travel advice that applies to all foreigners living in Thailand. The ‘advice’ refers to the escalation of the student and activist anti-government protests. In the past, generally, these situations don’t end well once there is a critical mass and the government, via the Army, decide to step in.But at this stage the tone of both…

  • Covid-19 News

    CCSA recommend an extension to the emergency decree in Thailand

    It has been decided to extend the emergency decree beyond the end of July 31. The National Security Council and the CCSA (Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration) have jointly agreed to extend the situation and will present the proposal to the Thai PM tomorrow. Opponents of the decree say the emergency decree is unnecessary now that Thailand has had 55 days…

  • Environment News

    Poll shows most Bangkok residents dissatisfied with public bus service

    A recent survey by Bangkok Poll showed most of the city’s residents aren’t satisfied with the capital’s bus services, citing long waiting times, shabby conditions and thick black exhaust. The poll, conducted June 25-29 by the Bangkok University Research Centre, surveyed 1,299 people aged over 18 to gauge public satisfaction with city buses. The largest group, 46.7%, said they were…

  • Transport News

    All public transport allowed to resume

    The Transport Ministry today allowed all public transport, including buses, trains and planes to resume, to meet the people’s demand for travel, with the exception of some provinces that have not ended lockdown measures. The ministry’s deputy permanent secretary says the move is in line with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s third phase of relaxation of Emergency Decree restrictions.…

  • Covid-19 News

    New plans for managing Thailand’s 2020 public debt

    The Thai Cabinet has approved new plans for managing the fiscal 2020 public debt that was previously proposed by the Ministry of Finance. Deputy Government spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul announced that… “according to the new plans, the amount of ‘new’ debt has been adjusted up to 1.497 trillion baht from 894.005 billion baht.” “The plan for the management of ‘existing’ debt has…

  • Covid-19 News

    Cabinet disagrees with the cancellation of Thai public holidays in May

    Yesterday, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired a meeting with the Coronary Centre for Disease Infection Management 2019 (Covid-19) at Santi Maitri building behind Government House. One of the matters discussed was the postponement of national holidays. The matter was going to be presented to today’s cabinet meeting. The holidays that were going to be cancelled or postponed included… Friday, May 1, 2020, Labour…

  • Covid-19 News

    Government aims to limit travel around Thailand by 90%

    It won’t do much for oil prices, but it will flatten Thailand’s Covid-19 ‘curve’ and help with the country’s air pollution problems. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration is aiming to cut public transport use by as much as 90% around the country in order to stem the rise of Covid-19 coronavirus infections. Just yesterday, Thailand’s Department of Land Transport announced that…

  • Covid-19 News

    Some southern provinces stop interprovincial public transport

    Thailand’s Department of Land Transport announced today that four southern provinces – Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Phuket – are closed to all public transport, except essential goods vehicles, medical and government vehicles, after witnessing an increasing number of Covid-19 coronavirus patients. Director-general Jirut Wisanjit made the announcement and the closures began today (Monday, March 30) to help prevent the virus…

  • Bangkok News

    “They were just being playful” – Bangkok tuk tuk driver

    “They were just being playful.” Playful indeed! A couple caught engaging in some spontaneous ‘close-and-personal’ in the back of a Bangkok tuk-tuk has got Thailand’s online community in a fluster. Whilst tourism numbers stagnate and thousands gather in the centre of the city for the biggest political rally in five years, THIS has been the biggest talking point for Thai…

  • Chiang Mai News

    “Red buses are a rip-off. We’d rather use Grab or Uber” – Chiang Mai

    A poll among Thai tourists in Chiang Mai is giving a big preference to local Uber and Grab services and the thumbs down to the northern city’s notorious ‘Rot Daeng’ or red buses. The Mae Jo poll shows that 76% of Thai tourists want to see the red vehicles reined in. While 78% say they’d rather use Grab or Uber for…