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India shuns China’s calls to resume direct flights

Published on 20/06/2024

» NEW DELHI - China is pressing India to restart direct passenger flights after a four-year halt, but New Delhi is resisting as a border dispute continues to weigh on ties between the world’s two most populous countries, officials said.

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Insurance regulator's stand on Covid policies upheld

Business, Published on 19/06/2024

» The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) has won a court ruling against Syn Mun Kong Insurance Plc (SMK), which filed a lawsuit claiming 40 billion baht in damages.

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THAILAND

Senate passes same-sex marriage law

News, Poramet Tangsathaporn, Published on 19/06/2024

» Thailand is set to become the first country in Southeast Asia to recognise same-sex marriage, with its marriage equality law passed in the Senate on Tuesday and now on the way to being promulgated before it is due to take effect in the next few months.

OPINION

Going private in poorer countries

Oped, Published on 19/06/2024

» In recent years, governments in low- and middle-income countries have been experimenting with ways to alleviate the financial burden of high out-of-pocket costs for health care, which account for 40% of households' catastrophic health spending. To ensure universal access, they are gradually shifting away from public provision of health care to publicly funded insurance that covers treatment at private facilities.

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WORLD

China's rich ditch flashy luxury as global sales stall, says Bain

Published on 18/06/2024

» PARIS/MILAN - China's richest people are avoiding flaunting their wealth in favour of more discreet fashion, according to a report published on Tuesday by Bain consultancy that predicted the weakest global luxury market since the height of the pandemic.

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THAILAND

Senate passes landmark bill recognising marriage equality

Published on 18/06/2024

» The Senate passed the final reading of a marriage equality law on Tuesday, paving the way for the country to become the third territory in Asia to recognise same-sex couples after Nepal and Taiwan.

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THAILAND

Thaksin released on bail after arraignment

Online Reporters, Published on 18/06/2024

» The Criminal Court has released former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on bail of 500,000 baht after he was arraigned on lese-majeste and computer crime charges in connection with comments made during an interview in 2015.

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THAILAND

Courts to hear 4 key cases

Published on 17/06/2024

» The political temperature is expected to rise a notch tomorrow (Tuesday) as the Constitutional Court begins its deliberation of three political cases, while the Office of Attorney-General (OAG) is set to indict former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a lese majeste charge.

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THAILAND

PM Srettha off sick with Covid-19

Post Reporters, Published on 17/06/2024

» Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is taking a break after being diagnosed with Covid-19 but is expected back at work on Wednesday, according to the government spokesman.

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WORLD

Hong Kongers told to safeguard against 'flesh-eating' bacteria infection when in Japan

Published on 17/06/2024

» HONG KONG: Infectious disease experts have urged Hong Kongers travelling to Japan to maintain good personal hygiene and proper wound care, after the country logged a record-high number of cases of a potentially deadly disease caused by "flesh-eating" bacteria.