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Thailand unemployment reaches 16-365 days high

Unemployment levels in Thailand have topped a 16-year high. The country is hoping the situation will improve with the return of foreign tourists, but alongside the pandemic, the crisis is unlikely to be quickly resolved, as Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports. – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ – Check…

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How will Thailand answer to calls for reform? | Internal Memoir

For the past year, thousands of people in Thailand have been holding protests. They’ve been angry at their government, and the royal family in particular. But a worsening COVID-19 crisis, has once again renewed that anger and led to mass protests on the streets of Bangkok. Many say officials are not doing enough to keep…

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Thailand to sign king’s 69th birthday amid rising criticism

Thursday marks the 69th birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand – one of the richest monarchs in the world. But protests over the past 12 months have called for the monarchy to be more transparent and accountable. Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports from Bangkok, Thailand. – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ – Find us…

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Thailand begins mass vaccination rollout

Thailand’s mass vaccination rollout has begun, after facing delays and criticism for lack of transparency. The government is planning an ambitious campaign to counter the third – and worst – wave of COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok. – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ – Check our…

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Thailand faces worst COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand is facing what appears to be its worst outbreak of COVID-19 so far. This is a blow for the tourism-dependent nation, which was hoping to reopen in time to celebrate its New Year holiday. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from the Thai capital Bangkok. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on…

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Thousands fly for Thailand as Myanmar military bombs border net page

Some 3,000 people from Myanmar’s southeastern Karen state fled to neighbouring Thailand after the military bombed an area held by an ethnic armed group, as Western countries condemned the escalating violence in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. The military launched air raids on five areas in Mutraw district near the eastern border, including a displacement…

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Justice for Thailand’s Disappeared | 101 East

Since 1980, the United Nations has recorded 82 cases of forced disappearances in Thailand. Some people have been found dead, others are never found at all. Fear of government retaliation means families of the disappeared are often left to fight their cases alone. But when the beloved Thai human rights activist Wanchalerm Satsaksit was abducted…

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Are essentially the latest protests in Thailand a sport changer? | Within Yarn

Thailand’s King is facing his biggest challenge since ascending to the throne four years ago. Pro-democracy protesters are demanding curbs on his powers and are calling for the resignation of the Prime Minister, a former army general. Presenter: Imran Khan Guests: Nutta Mahattana – Leader of the ‘We Vote’ movement. Pavin Chachavalpongpun – Kyoto University.…

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Thailand cancels Current Year’s celebrations amid COVID fears

Thailand was looking like one of the success stories of 2020. Despite being the first country outside China to detect COVID-19 infections, it had remarkably low infection rates and fewer than 100 fatalities. A recent surge in COVID-19 cases is prompting authorities to rethink how to welcome the New Year. Thailand has already cancelled large…

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Why is the monarchy in Thailand targeted? | Interior Yarn

They’ve been rallying almost daily for the past month – anti-government protesters led by students are attracting different sectors of Thai society. Their main demand is a change of the entire political system. That includes the resignation of former army general now Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. Some are calling for what has long been unthinkable;…

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