Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from the last week, Monday, July 10th, 2023, to Sunday, July 16th, 2023.
They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.
Let’s get started and see what the top stories were!
1. Under Construction Lat Krabang Overpass Bridge in Bangkok Collapses, Multiple Fatalities and Injuries Reported
The exact cause of the accident is under investigation.
2. Caretaker Thai PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha Officially Resigns and Retires from Politics
He says he will not be involved in politics at all and plans to enjoy his retirement with his family.
3. Move Forward Party’s Thai PM Candidate Pita Fails First Round of Voting, Second Round Scheduled for July 19th
The party needs at least 375 out of 749 votes from the joint Parliament; however, they could only secure 324 votes on July 13rd. Round two is later this week.
4. Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Postpones His Return to Thailand Indefinitely
Thaksin says he will wait for the political situation with the Thai Prime Minister to settle down.
5. Prime Suspect Olaf Brinkmann in Murder of Hans Peter Mack in Pattaya Facing Possible Death Penalty
Olaf continues to plead his innocence and refuses to speak to police except through his legal team.