Thailand Wrestles with the Ripple Effects of Cannabis Decriminalisation

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As the fragrant tendrils of cannabis intertwine with the spicy scents of Thailand’s famed street markets, the nation finds itself entwined in a knotty debate over the recent decriminalisation of the much-maligned plant. Only a...

Thai Constitutional Court Clears Pita Limjaroenrat of Media Shareholding Allegations

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National— On January 24th, 2024, Thai national media reported that the Thai Constitutional Court scheduled a hearing to announce a verdict on the case of Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat, the former leader of the Move Forward...

Thai government to set dual accommodation pricing for foreign tourists at similar rates to...

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National - The Thai government is planning to set dual pricing of hotel rooms for foreign tourists at the same rate as the pre-pandemic period as the Covid-19 situation is resolving. Deputy government spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul...

Move Forward Party Leader Announces to Form New Government with Former Opposition Camp

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National — Leader of the Move Forward party Pita Limjaroenrat announced on Monday that his party is ready to form a coalition government with five former opposition parties and one new party, with a total...

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Postpones His Return to Thailand Indefinitely

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National — Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra has postponed his return home in July indefinitely, according to his daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra. Paetongtarn, who is a premier candidate for the Pheu Thai Party, recently...

Thailand’s Strict Alcohol Laws Return to the Forefront After Political Controversy

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National — Thailand has some of the strictest alcohol laws in the world, and one of them is a prohibition on advertising any alcoholic beverage. This law carries a fine of up to 500,000 baht...

PM Calls for Thorough Investigation Into Shooting of Veteran Police Officer

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PRESS RELEASE: BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has expressed deep regret over the fatal shooting of a veteran police officer at a local influential figure’s residence in Nakhon Pathom. The premier affirmed that his government...

Thai Politician Raises Concerns on Nightlife Extensions

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National — Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, a list MP for the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party, advised the government to implement stricter laws before allowing bars to extend their operating hours until 4 AM.Mr. Thanakorn, who is...

Royal Decree: New Thai Prime Minister Appointed, Cabinet Reshuffle Announced

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National— On April 28th, 2024, the Royal Thai Government Gazette Website published a royal command relieving ministers from their positions and appointing new ones. His Royal Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun graciously decreed to appoint Mr....

Thai Democrat Party demanded Cannabis and Hemp Draft Act withdrawal from council’s consideration on...

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Bangkok - The Democrat Party demanded the withdrawal of the Cannabis and Hemp Draft Act, drafted by the draft committee, reasoning that it was a lax law that could cause negative affect to the society. Several...
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