Pheu Thai charter bill may be shelved

Pheu Thai charter bill may be shelved Chuan's adviser says setting up a constitution drafting council is unconstitutional (Bangkok Post file photo) Two opposition parties have voiced concerns after an adviser to the Parliament president said the charter amendment bill proposed by the Pheu Thai Party may not be put…

300kg of ganja seized in Kalasin

300kg of ganja seized in Kalasin Suspected courier arrested after 70km police chase Compressed marijuana weighing 300 kilogrammes is found inside a car following a police chase in Kalasin early Saturday. (Photo: Yuttapong Kamnodnae) KALASIN: A suspected drug courier has been arrested with 300 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana following a…

145 new Covid-19 cases in Chon Buri

Health workers conduct Covid-19 testing at Sap Rung-arun market in Phan Thong district, Chon Buri province, on June 6. (Photo: Chon Buri public health office Facebook page) CHON BURI: Another 145 new coronavirus infections have been reported in Chon Buri, many linked to a cluster at Talad Mai market and…

Saen Saep boat service suspended until Sunday

Commuters, wearing face masks, use boat services along Khlong Saen Saep canal in Bangkok on May 11. The operator temporarily suspended the service on Saturday and Sunday to allow employees to get the second doses of Covid-19 vaccine at Bang Sue Grand Station. (File photo: Somchai Poomlard) The boat service…

New clinic for trans healthcare

Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital is trumpeting the work being done at its new Gender Health Clinic (GHC), one of the first to focus specifically on catering to the needs of the transgender community. In a recent press briefing, Assoc Prof Kasian Panyakhamlert, co-founder of GHC, said the clinic is pioneering new…

32 Covid deaths, 3,667 new cases

Officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration inspect Covid-19 control measures at a construction workers’ camp in Lat Krabang district on Thursday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul) Health authorities reported 32 more Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday and another 3,667 new transmissions, bringing the accumulated toll to 1,609 deaths and the number of…

Karen key to Unesco dream

Next month, Thai delegates will chance their arm again at securing Unesco World Heritage site status for the scandal ridden Kaeng Krachan National Park.The government has been trying since 2015 to have the park -- known as one of the most biodiverse in the country -- bestowed with the prestigious…

Will Prayut call a snap election soon?

Additional vaccine supplies at the end of this week eased hiccups in the state Covid vaccination rollout and gave a political boost to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, leading observers to wonder if the PM might dissolve the House. Chanat Katanyu With vaccination success in sight, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha could be…

State agencies pressured to upgrade

People wearing face masks stroll along the Chong Nonsi Bridge at the Sathon-Narathiwat Ratchanakharin intersection in Bangkok. Thailand needs to accelerate digitalisation among its state agencies to facilitate ease of doing business, while workers need better technical skills to improve the country's competitiveness on the global stage, according to the…