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    Woman charged after insulting PM Prayut in Ratchaburi

    Three police officers charged a middle aged woman for causing chaos in public. The woman, about 50 years old, reportedly insulted Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and blocked the road in front of a community hall in the central province of Ratchaburi 10 minutes before the PM arrived at the scene. PM Prayut visited a community hall in the Baan Pong…

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    Thai PM Prayut happy with increased employment rate

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hailed the government’s successful employment policy after learning there are more people at work than ever before this year. The Prime Minister’s Office spokesperson, Trisuree Trisaranakun, revealed on Saturday, November 5, that PM Prayut was happy with the employment statistics from July to September this year. The spokesperson made known that the unemployment rate decreased, more…

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    Thailand News Today | Introducing Thailand’s NEW acting Prime Minister!

      The government asked Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to step in as acting PM of Thailand after the Constitutional Court voted to suspend PM Prayut Chan-o-cha from his duties. The court has suspended PM Prayut until they decide whether his premiership hit the constitutional eight-year limit today. I expected a decision from the court to take around one month. In the meantime, 77-year-old…

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    Thai PM suspended from duty by Charter Court | GMT

    Price of instant noodles up by one baht. Thai PM suspended from duty by Charter Court, Deputy Prawit becomes acting PM. . All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.  

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    Thailand News Today | Thai PM expected to resign today (but will he?)

      Thailand’s constitution stipulates that no prime minister can remain in power longer than eight years. So why is there a chance he could stay in office? Prayut’s supporters would like to argue that his premiership began in April 2017, when a new 105-page constitution was drafted by the National Council for Peace and Order – basically a fancy name…

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    Thailand News Today | Thailand to end state of Covid emergency

    After over two and a half years, it’s finally time to say goodbye to our old friend, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that the Emergency Decree which has been in effect since March 24, 2020, and created the CCSA to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, will not be extended a 20th time when it is…

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    PM’s office is one of Thailand’s top advertising spenders

    Thai netizens are curious as to why the Office of the Thai PM has spent so much money on advertisements after a recent poll by Nielsen ranked it in 13th place for the most money spent on advertising in Thailand. New York City-based Nielsen is a US information, data, and market measurement firm with clients in over 100 countries around…

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    Thailand News Today | New traffic rule to affect entire country

      Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned Thailand to brace itself for another deluge of water this month. The 68 year old PM ordered governors in provincial areas to prepare for potential flooding after weather forecasters predicted more heavy rainfall until the end of the month. Thailand witnessed a heavy taste of what is to come over the past 24 hours…

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    Thai protesters run their own, informal no-confidence poll

    Thailand’s anti-government protesters are gathering support again as the country’s restrictions allow them to gather in groups and protest against the Prayut government. Now they’re running their own mock no-confidence poll as a real no-confidence debate is about to start in the Thai parliament tomorrow. Yesterday, the Ratsadon (The People) group started collecting ‘votes’ for its own, informal no-confidence motion…

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    Thailand News Today | Corrupt Thai tourist cop caught in a police sting

      Thailand will hold a general election at some point before March 2023, but polls reveal that current PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is not the favourite to win. PM Prayut says he’s not worried about the poll results, because “a poll is just a poll.” Phat Thong Than Shinawatra – daughter of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra and central figure of the…

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    CCSA to discuss re-introduction of mask-wearing in public areas today

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha is meeting with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today at Government House. The prime minister is also the Chairperson for Thailand’s Covid taskforce that has overseen ongoing policy since April 2020 when the country enacted the emergency decree. The emergency decree remains in force. Today’s CCSA meeting is held as Thailand copes with a levelling-off…

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    Foreigner Sex Pest & Train fare Outrage | GMT

      BTS TRAIN FARE OUTRAGE. Millions travelled to Phuket in the first quarter of the year, Thai PM makes bizarre ‘go easy on me’ plea to media, The government wasting the publics money and 2 Indians caught with over 100 animals at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

  • Politics

    Thai PM faces fourth censure motion next month

    The next political challenge for Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is next month when a censure motion is put to the lower house by opposition MPs. The debate is scheduled for July 18 – 22 and there is no certainty how the votes will eventually fall at this time. Renegade MPs, new political factions, the PMs falling popularity and a looming…

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    Thai PM “Are you ready?!” | Good Morning Thailand

    The Thai prime minister ripped off his Facemask whilst in Phuket yesterday exclaiming “are you ready?” Is this the start of the end of face masks in Thailand? The Joe Ferrari verdict and sentencing. Where is the best place to retire and what is important to you in your retirement? We commemorate an important photo from the 20th century –…

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    Who will be Thailand’s PM by the end of 2022?

      There are clear and present challenges ahead for the current Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha. His hands on the levers controlling the hearts and minds of Thais, and south east Asia’s second largest economy, is in peril. The next general election in Thailand has to be called before March next year. It’s the prerogative of the sitting PM to call…

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    Thailand News Update | Tourism Tax for Foreigners pushed back

    Thailand’s PM has pushed back the introduction of a 300 baht ‘entry fee’ for international tourists arriving in the kingdom. Since Test & Go, Sandbox and other entry restrictions were dropped on May 1, Thailand has experienced a surge in international arrivals. If tourism levels continue to climb and significantly improve national income this year, it might not be necessary…

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    Thailand News Today | Bangkok gears up for an Endemic Phase

    authorities in Bangkok are preparing to shift their Covid strategy to an ‘endemic phase’, as the Thai Public Health Ministry acknowledges a steep drop in infections and deaths. According to a Nation Thailand report, Kiattiphum Wongrajit from the health ministry says the vaccine rollout, coupled with home isolation programmes and outpatient schemes, has contributed to the significant improvement in the…

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    Pattaya walking street makeover – Safer, better and more secure I GMT

    Pattaya walking street makeover and officials meet to discuss re-opening of bars and extension of curfew times. Fugitive accused in Thailand murder dies in plane crash. Thai man finally cremates wife after keeping her body for 21 years. Thai PM Prayut warns about fake 1000 baht banknotes. All this and more on todays Good Morning Thailand.

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    Thailand News Update | Prices for EVERYTHING set to rise in Thailand

    The days of cheap diesel in Thailand are over with the government scrapping its subsidy to maintain the 30 baht cap on diesel fuel. The governments says that without the subsidy the real diesel prices in Thailand would be around 40 baht a litre. The government is appealing for understanding over the decision as they scramble for an alternative solution…

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    Is Thailand Tourism going to Boom or Bust? | GMT

    Thailand Pass Updates – Tourists can apply for the pass starting 29th April. Tourist arrivals to Thailand have surged during the first quarter of 2022. Anzac Day and Thailands soft power is sweet. All this and more coming up on todays Good Morning Thailand

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    Thailand News Update | Updates on Koh Phangan’s Songkran Full Moon Party

    Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says he’s unfazed by recent polls and shrugged off any suggestions his popularity was waning, insisting the government has “fared well” to run the country over the last few challenging years. He was responding to a NIDA poll released on Sunday that gave him only 12.7% of the respondents saying he would be the next prime…

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    Thailand News Update | Pattaya’s Songkran Covid-19 restrictions

    The mayor of Pattaya has approved the Songkran celebration but has changed the focus of the event to traditional and religious activities instead, obviously aiming at domestic tourists without a lot of international tourists to cater for this year. With fears and concerns about Covid-19 lingering, water and foam events, as well as alcohol consumption and any big celebrations will…