Myanmar defiant after Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award

YANGON: Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over her indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims.

‘Yaya’, Prayut the most preferred dates on Loy Krathong

With the Loy Krathong festival just two weeks away, superstar Urasaya “Yaya” Sperbund and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have emerged as the people others would most like to go out with that night.

Civil lawsuits lodged for refunds, compensation over troubled Waterfront project in Pattaya

The owner of the Waterfront luxury condominium project in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district is being hit with two civil lawsuits lodged with Pattaya Provincial Court for a combined Bt100 million in refunds and compensation, a lawyer representing 20 buyers of the condo units said on Tuesday.

Sixty flights cancelled at Chiang Mai airport during flying lantern festival

A total of 60 flights will be cancelled at Chiang Mai International Airport during the annual flying-lantern festival from November 21 to 23, the airport deputy director said on Tuesday.

Wall Street dives into the red while oil prices continue to slide

Wall Street crumbled Monday as fears for demand in the tech sector turned into a broader retreat from stocks while oil prices slid to an 11th straight day of losses despite a Saudi offer to limit output.

To pay or not to pay: Deduction of wages under the Labour Protection Act

When an employee causes damage to a company, Thai employers often resort to deducting wages, holiday pay, or overtime payments as a penalty or restitution. Before doing so, the employer should know when it is permissible to do so under Thai law, and the risks they are taking by making improper deductions.

Asian markets tumble as tech, energy firms take a battering

Technology firms led a plunge in Asian markets on Tuesday, tracking a deep sell-off in New York where Apple tumbled on worries about demand for its iPhones, while energy firms were also in free-fall with oil prices.

Sontirat eyes oil palm price slump fixes

The Commerce Ministry will propose several measures aimed at tackling the domestic oil palm price slump to the cabinet on Tuesday, according to minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.

Gold prices fell B50 to B18,900.

Gold prices dropped 50 baht to 18,900.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Tuesday.

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

NEW YORK: An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.

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