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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cabinet Reshuffle Pinned on Junta Economic Fails

BANGKOK — When deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan was asked by reporters Wednesday if he believed the rumors his job is on the line, he had only one response.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives Thursday at the Da Nang International Airport in Danang, Vietnam. Photo: Na Son Nguyen / Associated Press

Talks on Pacific Trade Pact Resume Without US

DANANG, Vietnam — The Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by President Donald Trump remains in limbo, judging from differing reports on the status of...

Thai Post’s 12 Hilarious Reasons Not to Google Translate Thai

Roast duck sanctuary and sweet-fitting Kayasart. Know ye millet grain?

Japan’s Biggest Discount Chain ‘Donki’ to Open on Ekkamai

BANGKOK — There will soon be no need to ask friends to bring back konnyaku peach jellies from Japan.

Weeboon: Thailand Crowdfunds For Good Causes

BANGKOK — When Nguyen Quoc launched the nation’s first open, donation-based crowdfunding platform earlier this year, he didn’t have to wait long to see it make a difference.
Still image from an Energy Ministry video about saving electricity based on the 'last will and testament' scenes from legendary lakorn classic 'Baan Sai Tong.' Image: Energy Ministry / YouTube

Make a Will or Leave Loved Ones at the Mercy of Thai Law

Culturally, Thais are not really in the habit of making wills to manage and distribute assets after death, preferring to let the law take...

New Welfare Cards a Boost For Rich or Poor?

BANGKOK — For many commuters, 300 baht buys five long-haul BTS rides. For Chum Chompho, it means over a month’s supply of rice, instant...

End of an Era as Hong Kong Stock Trading Floor to Close

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading...

Television Ordered to Restore Full Color

BANGKOK — A week before the cremation of King Bhumibol, the national broadcasting regulator told television stations Thursday to stop stripping the color from...

Digital TV Seeks Relief For Its Expensive Failure

BANGKOK — Regulators agreed Wednesday to lower the fees digital television channels must pay three years after the launched. Not only did the promise of...

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