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Starting a pandemic exit

Thailand is still posting record numbers of COVID-19 cases these days. But the government is gradually relaxing restrictions, even as some Thais themselves would rather not have some measures eased just yet.

Crypto exchanges seek tax holiday

Local digital exchange operators have requested a two-year tax exemption for cryptocurrency trading, claiming the industry needs more time to generate sustainable growth momentum. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hosted an…

Thailand protests hardcore struggle on

Bangkok The student protest movement that gripped Thailand last year with its taboo-smashing needs for royal reform has generally died down, splintered by infighting and left rudderless by the arrest of numerous key leaders. But…

Phuket opens to all vaccinated tourists

BANGKOK Fully vaccinated travelers from any country can now ebook vacations to tourism haven Phuket, the Thai authorities has announced, under tweaks to a struggling quarantine-free journey scheme. Thailand’s tourism industry has been…

Thai border force arrests 14 Myanmar Migrant

KANCHANABURI, Thailand Fourteen illegal Myanmar migrants are arrested in a border area in Muang district on Thursday morning. A joint patrol of soldiers from the Lat Ya Task Force and native police found the foreigners, seven of whom…

Thailand to plans reopen tourists by October

BANGKOK Thailand is pushing ahead with efforts to open up more regions to visitors by the tip of the year in an effort to revive its battered tourism sector. But there's scepticism about the move because the Covid-19 vaccination rate…

What next for Laos’ growth strategy?

The economic growth trend in Laos started when it first opened to foreign trade and investment in the early 1990s. Three major economic crises have hit Laos since, profoundly affecting the country’s growth strategies. Laos is a…

Timeline: Thailand’s growing protest movement

BANGKOK Protests have been growing in Thailand against the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former junta leader, with some protesters also calling for reforms of King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s monarchy. Below is a timeline of…

Thailand considers reopening plan for tourists

BANGKOK Thailand’s Cabinet has approved in principle a plan to reopen the country to tourists by issuing special renewable 90-day visas and limiting their numbers to 1,200 a month. Deputy Government Spokeswoman Traisulee Traisaranakul…