National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding a draft aimed at reclassifying cannabis as a type 5 illegal narcotic, which would essentially recriminalize cannabis in Thailand. Somsak noted that the majority of...

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Body Found in Sea Near Sarasin Bridge in Thalang

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Thalang - The body of a Thai man was found floating near the Sarasin Bridge in the Mai Khao sub-district on Thursday (June 13th). Police were...

Sea Turtle Stuck in Fishing Net Rescued on Beach in Patong

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Patong – A sea turtle stuck in some fishing nets was rescued on a beach in Patong on Thursday (June 13th). The head of the Patong...

Suspect Arrested with 15,283 Methamphetamine Pills in Rassada

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Rassada – A suspect was arrested in Rassada, Phuket City with 15,283 methamphetamine pills. The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express on Thursday (June 13th)...

Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding...

Cabinet Approved Gesture of WAI as Thailand National Identity

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PRESS RELEASE: The Cabinet approved the gesture of the "wai" as a national identity of Thailand in the greetings and displays of respect category. The resolution...

Thai Constitutional Court Reviews Move Forward Party Dissolution and Prime Minister’s...

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National — On June 12th, 2024, the Thai Constitutional Court held a weekly meeting, addressing cases regarding the alleged subversion of the government by the...

Two Motorbike Riders Apologize in Karon After Viral Road Rage Fight

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Karon – Two motorbike riders were called to a local police station after a viral road rage fighting incident in Karon. A video clip had...

Man Arrested with Gun at Garage in Thalang

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Thalang – A man was arrested with a gun at a garage in Thep Krasattri. The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this...

Man Arrested in Thalang with 141 Methamphetamine Pills

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Thalang – A man was arrested in Sri Sunthorn with 141 methamphetamine pills and 6.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine. The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express...

Five Gamblers Arrested in Patong

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Patong – Five gamblers were arrested at a local gambling den in Patong. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that earlier this week they raided...

Sea Turtle Stuck in Garbage Rescued on Phuket Beach

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Phuket – A sea turtle stuck in some fishing nets was rescued on a beach in Thalang. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told...

Krabi Governor Ensuring Jurassic World 4 Production is Friendly for the...

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Krabi – The Krabi Governor has ensured the Jurassic World 4 film production will not cause a negative effect to the Thai environment. Our previous story: Thailand...

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Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Thailand to Serve as...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, June 3rd, to...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Officers Continue to Crack...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: New Visa Issuance...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, May 27th, to...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Thai Police Crack Down...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Emergency Plane Landing Results...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, May 20th, to...

Phuket’s Biggest Stories From the Past Week: Belgian Loan Shark Arrested,...

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The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area of Phuket from the past week. The...

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Koh Samui to Celebrate Pride Month throughout June

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PRESS RELEASE: Koh Samui is set to celebrate Pride Month with the PRIDE NATION SAMUI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, transforming the island into a vivid display of...

The Discover Phuket PRIDE 2024

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PRESS RELEASE: The "Discover Phuket PRIDE 2024" will open a space for the LGBTQ+ community both local and international. A grand parade will start at the...

Thailand Aims to Boost Economy with Pride Month Events, Targets LGBTQ+...

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National— On May 26th, 2024, Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin emphasized the importance of social diversity regardless of age,...

Thailand to Host 19th International Vesak Day, honors His Majesty the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand is gearing up to host the 19th International Vesak Day, an event that honors His Majesty the King’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary this...

Thailand to Host Pride Nation Samui International Festival

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PRESS RELEASE: Thailand is gearing up to host the “PRIDE NATION SAMUI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL'' at Koh Samui Island next month. The grand celebration is set...

Phuket City of Gastronomy Food Festival is Underway-PHOTO TOUR

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Phuket – The Phuket City of Gastronomy Food Festival 2024, is underway until Tuesday May 14th, at Saphan Hin in Phuket Town. The event was launched...

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Survey Reveals Mixed Opinions on Thailands Proposed Casino Centric Entertainment Complexes

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National — On June 10th, 2024, Mr. Wichian Kaeosombat, Assistant Director at the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting at the University of the Thai...

EZY Airlines to Launch in Southern Thailand

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PRESS RELEASE: Thai aviation company M-Landarch, under the leadership of CEO Dhanee Dharapak, is set to establish EZY Airlines, targeting affluent local travelers in Thailand's...

Thai Government Introduces Destination Thailand Visa for Digital Nomads and Long-Term...

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National— On May 28th, 2024, Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced new visa issuance measures and guidelines to promote tourism and stimulate Thailand’s economy following...

Thailand Aims to Boost Economy with Pride Month Events, Targets LGBTQ+...

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National— On May 26th, 2024, Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced that Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin emphasized the importance of social diversity regardless of age,...

Thai Prime Minister Addresses Cannabis Reclassification Concerns Amidst Coalition Government Tensions

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National— On May 11th, 2024, Mr. Srettha Thavisin, the Thai Prime Minister currently visiting Kanchanaburi, told the public about the rumors that the proposed reclassification...

Thai Prime Minister Outlined Strategy to Transform Thailand into High-Income Economy,...

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has outlined the Thai government's strategy to transform Thailand into a high-income economy, focusing on attracting foreign investment and...

Private Property CEO Unveils Surging Foreign Investment in Thai Real Estate,...

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National— On April 27th, 2024, Mr. Prasert Taedullayasatit, a chief executive of a property business, publicly revealed an overview of the booming real estate market...

Thailand Anticipates Surge in Tourists During Golden Week: Nearly 1 Million...

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National— On April 25th, 2024, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reported a massive number of incoming foreign tourists expected to be visiting Thailand during...

Property: Renovated Bar and Restaurant Available in Patong

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🍹 Phuket - Renovated bar & restaurant in the heart of Patong on Bangla Road. Four-story building with 100 sqm on each floor. Fully...

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Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding...

Cabinet Approved Gesture of WAI as Thailand National Identity

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PRESS RELEASE: The Cabinet approved the gesture of the "wai" as a national identity of Thailand in the greetings and displays of respect category. The resolution...

Thai Constitutional Court Reviews Move Forward Party Dissolution and Prime Minister’s...

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National — On June 12th, 2024, the Thai Constitutional Court held a weekly meeting, addressing cases regarding the alleged subversion of the government by the...

Krabi Governor Ensuring Jurassic World 4 Production is Friendly for the...

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Krabi – The Krabi Governor has ensured the Jurassic World 4 film production will not cause a negative effect to the Thai environment. Our previous story: Thailand...

Survey Reveals Mixed Opinions on Thailands Proposed Casino Centric Entertainment Complexes

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National — On June 10th, 2024, Mr. Wichian Kaeosombat, Assistant Director at the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting at the University of the Thai...

Public Health Ministry Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Reclassification Amid Protests...

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National — At 9:45 AM on June 11th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin addressed a proposal to review ministerial regulations regarding the...

Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Thailand to Serve as...

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Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, June 3rd, to...

Pro Cannabis Activists Mark Two Years of Legalisation, Begin Sit-in at...

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National — On June 9th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and other cannabis advocacy...

Thai Prime Minister Announced to Scrap Controversial 300-Baht Tourism Fee

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PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced the government’s decision to scrap the controversial 300-baht tourism fee, initially proposed last year but faced opposition...

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Majority of Public Feedback So Far on Draft Law Opposes Proposal...

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National — On June 13th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin provided an update on the public consultation held from June 11-25 regarding...

Thai Constitutional Court Reviews Move Forward Party Dissolution and Prime Minister’s...

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National — On June 12th, 2024, the Thai Constitutional Court held a weekly meeting, addressing cases regarding the alleged subversion of the government by the...

Public Health Ministry Seeks Public Input on Cannabis Reclassification Amid Protests...

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National — At 9:45 AM on June 11th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health Somsak Thepsuthin addressed a proposal to review ministerial regulations regarding the...

Pro Cannabis Activists Mark Two Years of Legalisation, Begin Sit-in at...

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National — On June 9th, 2024, Mr. Prasitchai Nunual, the secretary-general of the network for Shaping the Future of Thai Cannabis, and other cannabis advocacy...

Over 100,000 People Allegedly Sign Petition to Re-Criminalize Cannabis Use as...

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National— On June 6th, 2024, Thai Minister of Public Health, Somsak Thepsuthin, addressed the public regarding the controversy over potentially reclassifying cannabis as a type...

Thai Survey Reveals Overall Satisfaction with Government: 44.3 Percent Highly Satisfied,...

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National— On June 4th, 2024, Thai national media reported the results of a six-month public opinion survey on government performance, conducted by the Thai Ministry...

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