PM To Bring ‘Good News’ On M’sia-Thailand Borders Reopening After Official Visit To Bangkok

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s official visit to Thailand this week is expected to bring in some ‘good news’ in regards to the reopening of Malaysia-Thailand borders according to Malaysian ambassador to Thailand, Datuk Jojie Samuel. As reported by national news agency Bernama, Jojie Samuel said that Ismail Sabri’s 3-day visit to Thailand was...

Mekong region sees 224 new species, despite ‘intense threat’: Report

A devil-horned newt, drought-resilient bamboo and a monkey named after a volcano were among 224 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2020, a conservation group said on Wednesday (Jan 26), despite the "intense threat" of habitat loss. A devil-horned newt, drought-resilient bamboo and a monkey named after a volcano were among 224...

Thai Health Expert Says That Omicron Variant May Be The End Of Covid-19

Respiratory expert from Bangkok’s Vichaiyut Hospital Dr Manoon Leechawengongs gave his prediction that the Omicron variant may be an indicator that the dreaded Covid-19 will come to an end in 2022. Taking so social media, Dr Leechawengongs share that the reason why this may be the end of Covid-19 is down to his statement that...

Thailand allows visitors back to Maya Bay, a beach made famous by movie

Tourists visit Maya bay after Thailand reopened its world-famous beach after closing it for more than three years to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of overtourism at Krabi province, Thailand on Jan 3, 2022.Reuters Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo...

Thailand seizes $40m of crystal meth hidden in boxing punch bags

Thai authorities have seized crystal methamphetamine with a street value of almost US$30 million (S$40 million) stuffed inside boxing punch bags bound for Australia, officials said on Thursday (Dec 23). Customs officers inspected the shipment after growing suspicious of the Thai-made training equipment which is not in high demand in Australia, Thai and Australian officials...

‘No absolute monarchy’: Thousands of Thais march for royal reforms

Demonstrators walk together holding placards during a protest against the amendment of the lese majeste law, in Bangkok, Thailand Nov 14, 2021.Reuters file Thousands of Thais took to the streets of the capital on Sunday (Nov 14) demanding reforms of the monarchy, defying a court ruling that such demands are a veiled attempt to overthrow...

Philippines to bar travel from Malaysia, Thailand to curb Delta’s spread

Passengers, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, on June 1, 2021.Reuters The Philippines will ban travellers coming from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent...

Thailand’s rich Covid-19 patients get ‘hospitel’ treatment, as the poor are turned away

Local residents queue for a Covid-19 nasal swab test in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 8, 2021.Reuters In the lobby of Bangkok's Pullman Grande hotel, medical teams clad in full-body protective gear shuttle back and forth, greeting well-heeled coronavirus patients as they arrive by ambulance for treatment. About 250 rooms in the five-star hotel have been repurposed...

‘What is wrong with Indonesia’: Trolls flood Thai couple’s gay wedding photos with death threats in cross-cultural flame war

Suriya Koedsang pictured with his husband Bas at their wedding, in a photo that was uploaded to Facebook.Facebook When Suriya Koedsang uploaded photos of his wedding to Facebook on April 4, the 28-year-old Thai never could have imagined the hate his heartwarming post would soon receive from online trolls in Indonesia. Within days, the pictures of...

Dozens of Thai protesters injured after rally near king’s palace

Riot police beat a protester (C) during anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 20, 2021.Reuters More than 30 civilians and police were injured in anti-government protests in Thailand, an emergency medical centre said on Sunday after police used water cannon, teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the rally the night before. Video circulated on social...