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Patpicha Tanakasempipat

Thailand's chemical pesticide ban troubles farmers, industries

01 Jun 2020

BANGKOK Thailand enforced a ban on Monday on two agricultural chemicals widely regarded as toxic to humans, prompting claims from farmers they will face losses, while environmental campaigners welcomed a step towards sustainability.

Plastic piles up in Thailand as pandemic efforts sideline pollution fight

11 May 2020

BANGKOK Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags that Bangkok office worker Nicha Singhanoi hoped would cut back the waste that puts her country among the world's top five choking the oceans with plastic.

Missing Bangkok, Paris tourists omen of global wheat demand collapse

08 May 2020

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK/PARIS In Bangkok's usually bustling Sukhumvit district the coronavirus pandemic has decimated the tourist trade at the restaurant Permruedee Labnongsaeng owns, cutting daily sales to 5% of normal.

Public suicide bid as millions of Thais wait for virus aid

28 Apr 2020

BANGKOK A woman who took rat poison this week outside Thailand's finance ministry over the slow rollout of aid during the coronavirus lockdown was promised on Tuesday she would get her money soon. For millions of other Thais, the waiting continues.

Young Thais join 'Milk Tea Alliance' in online backlash that angers Beijing

15 Apr 2020

BANGKOK Young Thais have banded together to pillory the Chinese embassy in Bangkok over a feud with Thai celebrities, part of a growing online movement to show solidarity with Taiwan and Hong Kong that has annoyed Beijing.

Insta-star wars: China tensions in Southeast Asia flare online

14 Apr 2020

BANGKOK Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai internet model's comments on the coronavirus has set off a storm, uniting pro-democracy campaigners against pro-Beijing cyber-warriors, with insults and mocking memes flying.

Insta-star wars: China tensions in Southeast Asia flare online

14 Apr 2020

BANGKOK, April 14 Social media anger from Chinese nationalists over a Thai internet model's comments has set off a regional storm uniting pro-democracy campaigners against pro-Beijing cyber-warriors, with insults and mocking memes flying back and forth.

Accused of 'piracy', U.S. denies diverting masks bound for Germany

06 Apr 2020

BANGKOK The United States had no knowledge of a shipment of face masks bound for Germany that officials in Berlin have accused it of diverting from an airport in Bangkok, a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Thailand said.

Thai rice prices hit 7-year high on anticipated sales as coronavirus troubles rivals - exporters

02 Apr 2020

BANGKOK, April 2 Thailand's rice prices have reached the highest in seven years due to Thai exporters anticipating more sales, as their main competitors battle domestic coronavirus outbreaks.

Goodbye, green: Bangkok laments park closures in virus battle

02 Apr 2020

BANGKOK For many residents of bustling Bangkok, a daily walk or run through central Lumpini Park is considered a sanity saver, and especially these days as most people remain indoors during the coronavirus outbreak.

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