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Thai Airways union backs down, supports bankruptcy court-led restructuring

20 May 2020

BANGKOK, May 20 The Thai Airways workers’ union will not oppose the government’s plan to reduce holdings in the airline and petition for restructuring with the bankruptcy court, the union’s president said on Wednesday.

Thailand tourist arrivals may fall by 65% in 2020 due to virus outbreak

11 May 2020

BANGKOK The number of foreign tourists in Thailand may plunge by almost two-thirds to 14 million this year, the lowest level in 14 years, as the coronavirus pandemic hits global travel, estimates from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed on Monday.

Thailand begins mass vaccination of horses to curb African Horse Sickness spread

21 Apr 2020

Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand began vaccinating some 4,000 horses on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the deadly African Horse Sickness (AHS), a disease that only affects horses and other equine animals.

Thai lockdown sparks exodus of 60,000 migrant workers - ministry official

25 Mar 2020

BANGKOK About 60,000 migrant workers living in Thailand have fled the country since authorities shut malls and many businesses at the weekend to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a Thai interior ministry official said on Wednesday. | Video

World’s biggest water fights called off as Southeast Asia scales back New Year

13 Mar 2020

BANGKOK Southeast Asian countries are cancelling or scaling back traditionally boisterous Buddhist New Year celebrations next month, citing the coronavirus pandemic as they call off water-soaked street parties and festivals.

Thai king signs delayed $100 billion budget into law

26 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has signed into law a delayed $100 billion budget for the current fiscal year that aims to revive Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, according to the Royal Gazette.

Thai court dissolves opposition party critical of military rule

21 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday dissolved an opposition political party that has been critical of the military establishment and banned its charismatic leader from politics for 10 years over a loan he gave the party.

Tranquil Thailand's gun culture in spotlight after shooting sprees

19 Feb 2020

BANGKOK Normally serene Thailand has been on edge since a rogue soldier went on the rampage in a northeastern city this month, killing 29 people in a shooting spree that ended in a standoff with police at a shopping mall.

UPDATE 2-General Motors to lay off all 1,500 plant workers in Thailand following sale

19 Feb 2020

BANGKOK, Feb 19 General Motors will begin laying off around 1,500 employees in Thailand in June, after announcing the sale of its production plants in the country, a government official said on Wednesday.

General Motors to lay off all 1,500 plant workers in Thailand following sale

19 Feb 2020

BANGKOK, Feb 19 General Motors will begin laying off around 1,500 employees in Thailand in June, after announcing the sale of its production plants in the country, a government official said on Wednesday.

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