Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Thailand aims to administer 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine a day

Malaysian National News Agency 26 Sep 2021
BANGKOK, Sept 25 -- Thailand aims to administer up to a ... “Therefore, we hope to administer one million doses a day including giving booster shots to strengthen the wall of defence against the highly contagious COVID-19 variants,” he was quoted saying by Bangkok Post....

Thailand to speed up vaccination of teachers and students

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Sep 2021
WORLD ... BANGKOK, Sept 24 -- Thailand to speed up vaccination of teachers and students in secondary and vocational schools amid plans to reopen educational institutions in November ... “The Education Ministry has coordinated with the Disease Control Department to administer COVID-19 vaccines to teachers,” he was quoted saying by Bangkok Post....

Thailand plans to slash quarantine period

Malaysian National News Agency 24 Sep 2021
BANGKOK, Sept 23 -- Thailand plans to reduce ... The shorter quarantine of visitors would not worsen the (COVID-19) situation as the Phuket Sandbox reopening project proved that visitors did not cause an outbreak but local infections did,” he was quoted saying by Bangkok Post....

AUKUS vs China: Inching Toward War

GlobalResearch 22 Sep 2021
Vietnamese news portal Binh Duong News’ , “Malaysian Navy seizes Vietnamese fishing boats,” and Bangkok Post’s , “3 Malaysian trawlers seized near Satun,” also help illustrate many nations in the region are engaged in heated maritime disputes with often theatrical results – but always avoid actual conflict and are eventually resolved bilaterally....

ACLED Regional Overview – East and Southeast Asia (11-17 September 2021)

Reliefweb 22 Sep 2021
Elsewhere, deadly clashes between the military and local defense groups were reported in Chin state and the Magway region ... Also, four anti-government protest leaders were released on bail last week, while two others remain in detention (Bangkok Post, 15 September 2021). As such, pro-democracy protesters are likely to continue calls for their release....

Bangkok 'taxi graveyard' comes to life with mini-gardens

Jakarta News 20 Sep 2021
In an open-air parking lot in the west of the Thai capital, green shoots fed by ......

Pele 'stable' after suffering breathing difficulties

Beijing News 18 Sep 2021
According to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, where he underwent surgery earlier this month, said that the transfer was a temporary "preventative measure", reported Bangkok Post ... On September 6 the hospital said Pele had undergone surgery for a suspected colon tumour, reported Bangkok Post....

One Health Coordinator for the OIE Sub-Regional Representation for South-East Asia- Bangkok,Thailand

Reliefweb 17 Sep 2021
He will serve as a liaison person between the OIE Bangkok Office and other agencies working on the above topics in the sub-region ... The post is a full-time position based in Bangkok, Thailand. This post requires flexibility to travel internationally on a regular basis, especially within Southeast Asia and long hours in a seated position at a computer....

Thai solar CEO goes Huawei at home

PV Magazine 17 Sep 2021
Cathleen Maleenont has led Thai Solar Energy PCL for more than a decade, steering the company to its position at the forefront of renewables development in the Asia-Pacific region ... Cathleen Maleenont,. CEO, Thai Solar Energy. Image ... In May, The Bangkok Post reported that Thai Solar Energy is also in the process of acquiring two new renewable assets....

ACLED Regional Overview – East and Southeast Asia (4-10 September 2021)

Reliefweb 16 Sep 2021
With Prayut’s ongoing refusal to quit or dissolve parliament (Bangkok Post, 4 September 2021), anti-government demonstrations are likely to intensify in the coming weeks ... The post announced the end of the temporary COVID-19 ceasefire to help contain the spread of the pandemic (Isaranews Agency, 7 September 2021)....

Thailand approves plans to attract one million wealthy foreigners

Malaysian National News Agency 15 Sep 2021
WORLD ... BANGKOK, Sept 14 -- Thailand today approved measures including easing its immigration policies and offering tax benefits to attract 1 million ‘high potential’ foreigners in five years ... Bangkok Post reported that Zuellig Pharma, Moderna's authorised dealer in Thailand, charged 940 baht (RM127) per dose for the vaccine ... .......

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