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Loss not unexpected, say small parties as they vow to keep building voter base
Small parties have vowed to continue campaigning and slowly building support after failing to make much of an impression at the ballot box on Sunday.

Police seek Interpol assistance over fugitive South African suspect in murder of Thai businesswoman
As part of an ongoing manhunt for a South African man who allegedly killed a Thai jewellery businesswoman at the weekend, police have contacted Interpol for help in locating the suspect, who has reportedly fled to Hong Kong, Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Surachate Hakparn said on Monday.

Navy chief presides over ritual ceremony for Subhannahong Barge ahead of Royal Coronation

Chiang Mai could open haze refugee centre
Residents of nine northern provinces choking on hazardous air pollution might soon find refuge in Chiang Mai – at a downtown convention centre equipped with air purifiers as well as air conditioners.

Voting orderly, but police wary of post-poll trouble
Police around the country are prosecuting 50 violations of election laws and are monitoring the post-poll situation for further signs of trouble.

Targeted by petition, Chiang Mai governor unveils fresh measures to tackle pollution
CHIANG MAI Governor Supachai Iamsuwan, embattled over a failure to curb smog that has kept his province’s capital on top of the list of the world’s most polluted cities, announced five measures yesterday to tackle forest fires and cropland burning.

Woman jumps to her death on Ramkhamhaeng Road
A 41-year-old woman is believed to have committed suicide by jumping from her 18th-floor flat in Bangkok’s Wattana district on Sunday morning.

Summer storms looming this week
Residents of the upper provinces have been warned that temperatures will soar over the next few days, with storms and gusting winds likely and possibly hailstones too.

Celebrities swap red carpets for polling queues
Celebrities were just like everyone else on Sunday, casting their votes – and of course posting pictures online of themselves at polling stations exercising their democratic right.

Ballot paper confusing, say elderly voters
Senior citizens at some voting centres complained that the ballot paper was confusing and they found it difficult to find their chosen parties.

Voters turn out in big numbers in Central region
A large numbers of voters turned out to cast their ballots in many provinces of the Central region. Queues were formed at several polling stations even before the voting began at 8am in the provinces of Suphan Buri, Pathum Thani, Ang Thong, Phetchaburi and Samut Songkhram.

King urges voters to elect ‘good people’
His Majesty the King on Saturday quoted from a speech delivered by his father, the late King Bhumibol, to urge voters to elect "good people" to rule the country.

Chiang Mai remains most air-polluted city in world
Chiang Mai on Saturday remained the most air-polluted city in the world for the second consecutive day, according to the website.

24-hour alcohol ban for election
Thais go to the polls on Sunday for the first time since 2011, which also means there will be a 24-hour alcohol ban this weekend.

Wild Boars' help recover equipment from Tham Luang cave
Wild Boars coach Aek, and other members from the football squad, helped recover equipment from the Tham Luang cave this week.

Thai police arrest South Korean financial crimes fugitive
Thai immigration police has detained a South Korean man wanted in his own country for financial crimes.

Warning over dangerous smog in Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son is facing dangerous air pollution, with PM2.5 levels reaching a critical level.

Call to improve safety as health officials face threats, assaults
Health officials in Thailand have been subjected to numerous threats and assaults in the past decade while doing their job.

Thais urged to get flu shot
Thais are being urged to get an influenza vaccination as almost 100,000 people have been infected so far this year and at least six have died. 

Acquittal of five policeman in 1990 Saudi murder case upheld
The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted all five defendants, including a former top police chief, of the murder of a Saudi businessman in 1990.

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