Biography of the Author Saksith Saiyasombut

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Saksith Saiyasombut

Journalist at CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Bangkok residents bundle up as cold spell hits
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    Bangkok residents bundle up as cold spell hits

    Bangkok is currently experiencing a cold spell and people in the Thai capital are enjoying mild temperatures in the mid-20s during the day and as ...
  2. Excessive pesticides found in popular fruits and vegetables in Thailand
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    Excessive pesticides found in popular fruits and vegetables in Thailand

    Health authorities are on high alert after a non-governmental organisation found excessive levels of pesticides in samples of 13 fruits and ...
  3. Bangkok street food eatery earns Michelin star
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    Bangkok street food eatery earns Michelin star

    Jay Fai, named after the 72-year-old proprietor who took over from her father, is located in old Bangkok and features an open-air kitchen known ...
  4. Thai billionaire forms new political party to woo younger voters
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    Thai billionaire forms new political party to woo younger voters

    With his youthful looks and reputation as the scion of Thailand's biggest autoparts group, 39-year-old Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has created a ...
  5. Thailand continues fight against corruption ahead of military coup anniversary
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    Thailand continues fight against corruption ahead of military coup anniversary

    May 22 marks the fourth anniversary of the Thai military coup which saw the overthrow of Yingluck Shinawatra's democratically elected government.
  6. Thai authorities close Maya Bay to protect coral reefs | Video
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    Thai authorities close Maya Bay to protect coral reefs | Video

    Maya Bay, made famous in the movie 'The Beach' that starred Leonardo DiCaprio, will be closed to visitors for four months from Jun 1 to protect ...
  7. EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand: statement
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    EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand: statement

    The European Union will resume political contact "at all levels" with Thailand, its foreign affairs council said on Monday, after putting ...
  8. Operation to rescue boys trapped in Thai cave resumes | Video
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    Operation to rescue boys trapped in Thai cave resumes | Video

    A mission to rescue a group of Thai boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand resumed on Monday (Jul 9), officials said, ...
  9. Maya Bay is closed to tourists from Friday June 1st | Video
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    Maya Bay is closed to tourists from Friday June 1st | Video

    From Friday, Thailand's Maya Bay, made famous in the 2000 movie, "The Beach", will be closed to tourists. The idyllic island cove will be shut ...
  10. Thailand swears in new Cabinet
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    Thailand swears in new Cabinet

    In total there are 10 new faces at the table - most prominently at the Ministries of Agriculture and Energy - while at the same time, nine have to ...