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Thailand (/ ˈ t aɪ l æ n d, ˈ t aɪ l ə n d / TY-land, TY-lənd), historically known as Siam (/ s aɪ ˈ æ m, ˈ s aɪ æ m /) and officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia, located at the centre of Mainland Southeast Asia, spanning 513,120 square kilometres (198,120 sq mi), with a population of almost 70 million.
Thailand-based Shinawatra Computer and Communications Co. Ltd. (now InTouch Group) signed a US$100 million contract with Hughes Space and Communications Company Ltd. in 1991 to launch Thailand's first satellite communications project. The first Thaicom satellite was launched on December 17, 1993.
On 13 May 2020, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission's (NBTC) board approved the sequencing of 17 new digital TV channels for education run by the Education Ministry, channels 37-53, along with Thai PBS TV station using a frequency band to run an active learning TV programme on channel 4. These were planned to run on a ...
At least one or two songs on most albums up to the mid-'90s were banned by the government and coverage of the band rarely appeared on government TV and radio stations. Despite this, Carabao is the most popular Thai rock group of all time. Carabao reached cult status long ago and is now one of the most successful legendary rock groups in the world.
Thailand was the first country to report a case outside China, on 13 January 2020. As of 2 April 2022 [update] , the country has reported a cumulative total of 3,684,755 confirmed cases, with 25,318 deaths from the disease, and currently ranked fourth in the number of cases in Southeast Asia , behind Vietnam , Indonesia , and Malaysia .
The Face Men Thailand Season 2 began audition on 9 June 2018 in Yangon, Myanmar and 11 August 2018 at Kantana studio, Bangkok, Thailand. Lukkade Metinee returned as Master Mentor, the very first new role for the show. Moo Asava was reprised his roles as mentor again.
Southern Thailand was the centre of Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism. The Tang monk Yijing stopped at Langkasuka to study Pali grammar and Mahayana during his journey to India around 800. At that time, the kingdoms of Southern Thailand quickly fell under the influences of the Malay kingdom of Srivijaya from Sumatra.
Lèse-majesté (a French term meaning "to do wrong to majesty") in Thailand is a crime according to Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code.It is illegal to defame, insult, or threaten the monarch of Thailand (king, queen, heir-apparent, heir-presumptive, or regent).