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A hardline royalist protest on Oct. 12, 2020.

3 Senior Policemen Removed for Motorcade Bedlam

BANGKOK — Three police commanders, including an officer who oversaw the crowd control division, were transferred to an inactive post pending investigation on Thursday after a royal motorcade encountered a group of protesters yesterday.
Tourists wait for a ferry on Koh Chang.

Foreign Ministry, Tourism Officials Clash on Pandemic Visas

BANGKOK — Confusion over a special visa program that would allow tourists to visit Thailand during the global coronavirus outbreak continued unabated Monday, with heads of two government departments contradicting each other on even the most fundamental question: has anyone actually applied for it at all?

Driver’s ‘Negligence’ Led to Bus-Train Crash Killing 19

CHACHOENGSAO — Police said Monday that a bus collision with a train that killed 18 people yesterday was likely the fault of the bus driver.
Wesley Barnes, in white hat, during a mediation session at the Koh Chang Police Station on Oct. 8, 2020.

Jailed American Apologizes for Defaming Koh Chang Resort

TRAT — An American on Thursday offered a formal apology to a hotel that accused him of cybercrime for a series of disparaging reviews he wrote online – a complaint that resulted in the expat spending two nights in a police jail.
Patong Beach on Phuket Island is cordoned off from the public on June 8, 2020.

Pandemic Tourist Visas Shelved in Favor of Local Vacationers

BANGKOK — A visa program that would allow foreigners to visit Thailand and bring in the much needed tourism revenues was delayed until later this month for the sake of Thai tourists who wish to vacation without concerns of possible virus outbreak, officials said Thursday.
Lt. Gen. Jaruwat Waisaya shows what he said to be a copy of the Interpol Red Notice for Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya during a press conference on Oct. 7, 2020.

Real or Fake? Cops Show Interpol Notice for ‘Boss Red Bull’

BANGKOK — Police said Wednesday a request for the arrest of the Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya was already issued by...

No Refunds: Gov’t Delays ‘Special Tourist Visas’ 2 Days Before Launch

PHUKET — A special visa that would allow tourists to visit Thailand during the coronavirus pandemic was delayed indefinitely just 48 hours before it was supposed to come into effect.

‘6 Oct’ Exhibit Keeps Alive Painful Memories of Student Massacre

BANGKOK — An exhibition providing a comprehensive retelling of the 1976 massacre of student protesters opened on Tuesday, coinciding with the 44th anniversary of the crackdown.

Interpol Issues New Red Notice for Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol issued a “Red Notice” last week informing member countries that Thailand sought the arrest of a Thai heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune involved in a 2012 traffic accident that killed a police officer, Thai police said Monday.
A researcher shows a vial of the prototype COVID-19 vaccine developed by Thai scientists.

Gov’t to Spend Nearly 3 Bil. Baht to Reserve Coronavirus Vaccines

BANGKOK — The government is placing a reservation for coronavirus vaccines in order to procure them as soon as they are available, a health official said Monday.

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