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Thailand, Singapore to push Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: The Singapore and Thai foreign ministers will travel to Myanmar "soon" to thrash out a deal for the safe repatriation to Myanmar of the more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Malaysian Foreign Minister…

Pheu Thai denies Thaksin role in party affairs

The Pheu Thai Party is not being directed by Thaksin Shinawatra, its acting spokesman said on Tuesday, despite the suspicions of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and an Election Commission probe that could lead to its dissolution as…

The lure of lucre in Korea

The high pay which illegal Thai migrant workers in South Korea earn could be a key factor in their decision not to return home, despite being offered a chance to voluntarily depart South Korea without being prosecuted and blacklisted from…

Stunning sunrise at Pak Pra

Photographers gather before dawn at the mouth of Pak Pra canal in Khuan Khanun district, Phatthalung, to capture the stunning natural scenery and the lives of people who rely on their catch from Lake Songkhla. — Assawin Pakkawan

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Bangkok is turning into a giant art gallery

Bangkok is renowned for street food and shopping delights as well as notorious nightlife, but the latest effort to woo tourists aims for the cultural high ground by turning the metropolis into an art gallery.


China launches Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

ZHUHAI, China: Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.


'Sexy football': Aubameyang, Ozil star as Arsenal make it perfect 10

LONDON - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil stole the show as Arsenal swept to their 10th successive win with a dominant 3-1 victory against Leicester on Monday.


Extortion suspect arrested

Police have arrested a Taiwanese man accused of making death threats against a Taiwanese businessman and posting obscene images on the WeChat app in a bid to extort more than 10 million baht from him, Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, acting…

Will Varawut lead Chartthaipattana?

The Chartthaipattana Party will hold a general meeting on Friday amid speculation that the daughter of late former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa will take the party's helm.


Prawit calls for Thaksin sway probe

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Monday urged the Election Commission (EC) to look into whether fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has control over the affairs of the Pheu Thai Party from abroad, which could result…

NLA bigwig 'not helping' PPRP for poll

National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vice president Peerasak Porjit denied reports Monday that he is helping the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) prepare potential candidates to stand in the election.

Putting the public ahead of the party


Four years ago, a New York University student decided to spend one year working with the Bangkok Post editorial team as an intern after having his imagination captured by the bloody protest of pro-Thaksin red-shirt demonstrators he…

Businesses rip North border crossing rule

Representatives of Chiang Rai's business community plan to ask the government to ease cross-border travel regulations at a planned mobile cabinet meeting next Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, Oct 22

White House: 'The world is watching' on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL: President Trump's senior adviser (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner said on Monday he had urged Saudi Arabia's crown prince to be transparent about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, and told him "the world is watching"…

THAI union leader slams pilots' lack of 'the right spirit'

Thai Airways International labour union president Damrong Waiyakanee has criticised the pilots involved in the controversy over seating entitlements on a Zurich-Bangkok flight, and urged the airline to use the opportunity to overhaul its…

Animal lovers seek action against alleged kitten killer

Animal rights groups and livestock officials on Monday asked Bangkok police for advice on taking legal action against a woman DJ accused of killing an adopted kitten for bitcoins on a fetishist website.

PPP shrugs off head-start claim

Palang Pracharath Party's (PPP) key figures shrugged off claims of gaining an unfair advantage over other parties Sunday, saying that people are free to decide what they believe in.

Sunday, Oct 21

Saudis: Khashoggi murder 'huge mistake'; body missing

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday the kingdom did not know where the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was, despite admitting to the killing and calling it a "tremendous mistake."

19 provinces on downpour alert

Low pressure over Myanmar will create downpours and possible flash floods in 19 provinces, the Meteorological Department warned on Sunday.

Election Commission chairman's new mission

Ittiporn Boonpracong has assumed the chairmanship of the Election Commission (EC), an agency which will play an important role in organising a general election expected in late February. It will see a transition from the coup-installed…

Thai heroes back with happy smiles

The Thai contingent arrived home from Buenos Aires yesterday after having their most successful campaign at the Youth Olympic Games.

Saturday, Oct 20

THAI pilots told to keep mum about Zurich delay

Thai Airways International has ordered four pilots involved in a flight delay in Zurich last week not to discuss the matter in public.

Prayut: Belgium trip a success

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared his trip to Belgium for the Asia-Europe Meeting a success, with all countries understanding the current situation in Thailand.

Saudis admit Khashoggi is dead and arrest 18

ISTANBUL: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18…

For love of Christ and community

The fight to stop ancestral land being snapped up by industrial developers is never easy, as one Christian community is learning as it looks at ways to fend off what it considers an unwelcome bid to acquire their land in the name of…

Friday, Oct 19

Pornpipat downplays talk of coup

Chief of Defence Forces Pornpipat Benyasri has defended the army chief, who said he would not rule out another military coup, saying this would only be proposed as a final option to deal with political unrest.

Yingluck drops case against 3 former Democrat MPs

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday applied to the Supreme Court to withdraw her defamation case against three former Democrat Party MPs - the same day the court was to deliver final judgement.

THAI 'sorry' passengers forced to vacate seats for crew

The Thai Airways International president has apologised to two passengers forced to give up their first-class seats for two off-duty pilots deadheading from Zurich to Bangkok.

Poor service quality affects airport ranking

Inferior service quality and poor management means that Suvarnabhumi airport is unlikely to be placed among the world's top airports, a seminar was told Thursday.

Thursday, Oct 18

Thaksin confident pro-democracy forces would win election

HONG KONG: An alliance of pro-democracy parties would defeat pro-military parties in the upcoming general election if it is held freely and fairly, ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on Thursday.

SE Asia power plants seen clashing with UN climate goals

Almost 84% of Southeast Asia’s planned and existing fossil fuel power plants are incompatible with future scenarios that avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to a new study from the University of Oxford.

Unicef presents Princess Sirindhorn with award

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has been honoured with a life-time achievement award by the UN agency for children in recognition of her relentless efforts to improve the quality of life of children in Thailand.

Cyberbill outcry puts PM on defensive

A public outcry over fears the draft cybersecurity law will give wider powers to authorities at the expense of individual privacy has led Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to retreat and order a review.