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Royalist Protester Arrested With Gun After 6 Shot at Rally

BANGKOK — Police on Wednesday said a man was arrested on firearm charges for bringing a handgun and ammo to yesterday’s protest, where at least six people were shot by unidentified assailants.

Economy Shrinks 6.4% in Q3, Gov’t Inks Deal to Borrow From ADB

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's economy improved in the third quarter after the government eased COVID-19 restrictions and then rolling out a series of stimulus measures, said Thailand's economic planning agency on Monday.

Student Accused of ‘Assaulting’ HM Queen Insists on Innocence

BANGKOK — A university student facing life imprisonment for allegedly endangering Her Majesty the Queen wrote an article published in Time magazine insisting that he did nothing wrong.
A file photo of Juthamas Siriwan, left.

Former Tourism Chief Gets 50 Years in Jail for Bribery

BANGKOK — An ex-governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand was sentenced to 50 years in prison on Monday for allegedly accepting bribes from organizers of an international film festival back in the early 2000s.

Travel Guild Wants Gov’t to Waive Quarantine for Chinese Tourists

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) on Thursday submitted an open letter to Thailand's Tourism and Sports Ministry to allow the entry of Chinese tourists by January under the travel bubble scheme.
Military personnel join in the Final Planning Conference of the Cobra Gold joint military exercise on Nov. 6, 2020. Photo: Royal Thai Navy

19 Soldiers Quarantined After Virus Infection Linked to Drill

BANGKOK — The army on Thursday said 19 soldiers were placed under quarantine after they participated in a joint military exercise where a South Korean serviceman later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Grounded by the Pandemic, This Pilot is Now a ‘Grab’ Driver

BANGKOK — Mahesak used to taxi the skies, crisscrossing the globe as a pilot. Today, he’s taxiing the streets of Bangkok as a driver for a ride-hailing application.

Thai Airways Lists Toothpicks, Napkins in 11.11 Sales

BANGKOK — The once-glorious national carrier on Wednesday went onboard with Alibaba’s Single Day sales – the most popular online shopping day of the year – by offering wholesale discounts of its airplane cutlery.

Anutin Rejects Plan to Reduce Quarantine Period for Tourists

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Tuesday reaffirmed that all incoming passengers into Thailand will still need to go through the 14-day mandatory quarantine.
Maria Poonlertlarp Ehren, right, at the Technology Crime Suppression Division on Nov. 10, 2020.

Pageant Queen Activist Files Complaint Over Doctored Anti-King Photo

BANGKOK — A former beauty pageant winner and supporter of the pro-democracy movement went to the police Tuesday to report that a photo of her at a protest was altered to contain messages defaming the monarchy.

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