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Man in northern Thailand found dead under palm tree

A man in the northern Thai province of Phitsanulok was found lying dead under a palm tree this morning. The man’s relatives told police he had left his home early in the morning to tap palm milk, as he did every day. They got worried…

Bangkok to impose tobacco tax for the first time

Bangkok is planning to introduce a tobacco tax of up to 10 satang per cigarette, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (there are 100 satang in a Thai baht). The BMA announced this week that this will be the first time…

Thai youth use online space to criticize government

Thai youth continued to spark protests, using social media and platforms to voice out their criticisms against the government as part of their political awareness. Young Thais are increasingly using the internet and social media to share…

Chiang Rai dams take toll on wildlife, farmers

The Dams in China on the Mekong River have disturbed the traditional flow of the river to downstream areas, affecting farming lands as the river water would cause much more frequent floods during the dry season. Villagers and farmers in…