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Thai army holds ceremony countering pro-democracy protesters view of history

25 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's army has joined the debate over history and democracy in the Southeast Asian nation by holding a ceremony on the same day that pro-democracy demonstrations were held at memorials to the 1932 revolution that ended centuries of absolute monarchy.

In Thailand, it's statues of democracy leaders that are disappearing

24 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Certain historical statues have been disappearing in Thailand, but they are not effigies of colonialists or slave owners torn down by protesters.

Thailand pro-democracy protesters mark end of absolute monarchy

24 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Political activists from several groups across Thailand staged peaceful protests around the country on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the 1932 revolt which ended the absolute monarchy in the country.

Some business travel to Thailand may resume next month, official says

18 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Thailand could allow inbound international travel to resume next month for business purposes, the aviation regulator said on Thursday, as the country seeks to revive an economy hit badly by the impacts of the coronavirus and global travel curbs.

Thai Airways union backs down, supports bankruptcy court-led restructuring

20 May 2020

BANGKOK, May 20 The Thai Airways workers’ union will not oppose the government’s plan to reduce holdings in the airline and petition for restructuring with the bankruptcy court, the union’s president said on Wednesday.

Thailand tourist arrivals may fall by 65% in 2020 due to virus outbreak

11 May 2020

BANGKOK The number of foreign tourists in Thailand may plunge by almost two-thirds to 14 million this year, the lowest level in 14 years, as the coronavirus pandemic hits global travel, estimates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed on Monday.

Thailand begins mass vaccination of horses to curb African Horse Sickness spread

20 Apr 2020

Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand began vaccinating some 4,000 horses on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly African Horse Sickness (AHS), a disease that only affects horses and other equine animals.

Thai lockdown sparks exodus of 60,000 migrant workers - ministry official

25 Mar 2020

BANGKOK About 60,000 migrant workers living in Thailand have fled the country since authorities shut malls and many businesses at the weekend to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a Thai interior ministry official said on Wednesday.

World’s biggest water fights called off as Southeast Asia scales back New Year

13 Mar 2020

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the coronavirus pandemic as they call off water-soaked street parties and festivals.

Thai king signs delayed $100 billion budget into law

26 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has signed into law a delayed $100 billion budget for the current fiscal year that aims to revive Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, according to the Royal Gazette.

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