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Limited Understanding of Child Sexual Abuse in the South East Asia puts Children at Risk »

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09:41 pm |   BANGKOK – Many adults and children in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam have a limited understanding of what constitutes child sexual abuse and how to prevent it, revealed a new report,…

Jun 8 2014 / Read More »
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Car Bomb Explodes in Yala Killing 3 and Injuring more than 30 »

Firemen trying to stop the flames from spreading at the site where a car bomb exploded outside a hotel at Betong district in Thailand's southern province of Yala on July 25, 2014.

08:24 pm |   YALA – A car bomb exploded on Friday outside a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing three people…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Thai Junta Ready to Kick off “Thailand Happiness Street Festival” »

“Thailand Happiness Street Festival” to be organized in the heart of Bangkok this July 25-26 - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5707240010013#sthash.zE8OgDhZ.dpuf

08:09 pm | - - BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for the “Thailand Happiness Street Festival”…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

Thai Academic Say’s Thailand’s Draft Constitution will Not Restore Democracy »

Kyoto University's Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun

08:02 pm | TOKYO – Kyoto University’s Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun a Thai academic says the military government’s new constitution, signed by the…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »

2014 Interim Charter to Re-Engineer Thai Political Landscape »

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09:21 pm |   BANGKOK – After the 2007 Constitution was torn up two months ago, Thailand was presented with an Interim…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

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  • Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days

    Thailand Visa Overstayers to be put on a Blacklist and Barred from the Country

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  • The architecture of Chiang Rai's White Temple, aka Wat Rong Khun, continues to inspire. Though some of the buildings in the complex were closed to the public after they suffered structural damage during a strong earthquake in early May, tourists continued to flock to the temple. Some wanted to inspect the cracks caused by 6.3-magnitude quake while others were anxious to view the masterpiece painstakingly created by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat after news about the temple's closure spread. Chalermchai has now committed himself to repairing the damage.

    Chiang Rai Shaken Not Shattered, Earthquake Reports Greatly Exaggerated

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  • Last year's inaugural Chiangmai Classic, won by Australia's Scott Hend, also featured an appearance by four-time major winner Ernie Els of South Africa who tied for 14th place.

    Chiangmai’s 2014 Golf Classic Postponed

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  • Indian opium farmers now are harvesting large crops in the country's northern area, a new development in the regional drug problem. (Photo by TNI)

    Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

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    Thailand Crackdown on Visa Runs, Create Headaches for Expats

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  • Chiangrai night market is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk from the bus station.

    Tourism Unaffected in Chiang Rai by the Recent Earthquake

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  • Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam

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  • Steve Williams, from Coventry, who moved to Thailand and started his own volunteering and touring business, Bamboo Project,with his wife Lerdtida and their two-year-old son Tyler

    Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

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    The Hall of Opium an Intoxicating Attraction in Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

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  • Visitors will also be impressed with the romantic atmosphere around the art and culture park as the candles are lit to illuminate the entire premises.

    Mae Fah Luang Park opens Candle Light Museum

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  • Chiang Rai, Thailand. The monastery, founded by former Thai boxing champion Phra Kru Ba Neua Chai who became a Buddhist monk , takes in destitute children, training them in equestrian skills on horses, many of which have been saved from slaughterhouses, and Thai boxing .

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    Nomura Cup First Round Finished at Santiburi Country Club

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Thai Taekwando National Team Coach Choi Young Seok Denies Assaulting Team Athlete Rungravee »

08:44 pm | - - BANGKOK – South Korean coach for the Thai taekwando national team Choi Young Seok broke his silence today denying that he physically assaulted one of the team’s athletes, Ms Rungravee Khurasa, as alleged. Speaking to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency in South Korea, Mr Choi however admitted that he only slightly slapped Rungravee’s…

Jul 17 2014 / Read More »
Speaking to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency in South Korea, Mr Choi however admitted that he only slightly slapped Rungravee’s face and stomach but did not punch her as alleged.

Thailand Travel Shield Insurance May Now be Purchased by Tourists »

08:35 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) on Thursday, to create low-cost insurance schemes for foreign tourists that start at just 650 baht per person. Thawatchai Aranyik, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and OIC secretary-general Prawet Ong-atsitthikun…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
Thailand Travel Shield is between 650 baht and 12,000 baht

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time »

04:09 am |   At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.   CHIANG RAI - If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in…

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At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.

Thailand Visa Overstayers to be put on a Blacklist and Barred from the Country »

08:41 pm |   BANGKOK -  Foreigners in Thailand who overstay their Visa’s will be put on a blacklist and barred from the country for a period after they leave. According to Thaivisa.com reported that it had seen the proposal detailing the tough new measures for foreigners who overstay in Thailand. The Phuket News reported that they received…

Jul 7 2014 / Read More »
Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days

Thai Junta Ready to Kick off “Thailand Happiness Street Festival” »

08:09 pm | - - BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for the “Thailand Happiness Street Festival” to be organized in the heart of Bangkok this July 25-26, hoping to welcome over 200,000 visitors. TAT Governor Thawatchai Aranyik stated that the “Thailand Happiness Street Festival”, which will take place this Friday and Saturday,…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
“Thailand Happiness Street Festival” to be organized in the heart of Bangkok this July 25-26 - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5707240010013#sthash.zE8OgDhZ.dpuf

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Dutch Trafficker and his Thai Wife Assets Seized in Pattaya »

08:26 pm | - - PATTAYA – Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), and local police smashed an international drug trafficking gang led by a notorious Dutch trafficker and his…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

Australian Tourist Adam Sahyoun 31 Found Dead in Phuket Hotel »

Rescue workers took Mr Sahyoun’s body to Vachira Phuket Hospital. Photo: Kritsada Mueanhawong - See more at: http://www.phuketgazette.net/articles/articles/get_article_detail/31253#sthash.SASKdsai.dpuf

09:00 pm |   PHUKET – An Australian tourist Adam Sahyoun was found dead today on the floor of his rooms at the Happy Cottages in…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Thai Government Urged to Drop Libel Case against British Human Rights Defender Andy Hall »

British Human Rights Defende Andy Hall

10:05 pm |   BANGKOK – An international workers’ union has declared the Thai government to be “on trial” in an impending defamation case against…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Cambodia: Sentence Slashed for German Pedophile, Karl Heinz Henning »

Karl Heinz Henning, 67, was convicted after police raided his flat and found four Vietnamese girls aged 10 to 14, as well as the largest pornography collection ever found in Cambodia.

08:56 pm |   PHNOM PENH – A Cambodian appeals court cut a 28-year sentence given to a German pedophile in 2006, angering children’s rights…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Fast Rising Water Levels on Kok River Raises Concerns with Governor Pongsak Wongsamer »

water level from the Kok River continues to increase steadily but has not overflown its banks yet

09:42 pm | CHIANG RAI -Rivers across several communities in northeastern Thailand have overflowed due to the effects of Typhoon Rammasun, which has caused heavy…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai to Set up a Disaster Administration Network »

Road Destroyed by May 16th Earthquake in Chiang Rai

09:18 pm |   CHIANG RAI – People in 16 sub-districts in Chiang Rai Province who suffered through the recent earthquake are setting up a…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Can Expect Heavy Rainfall over the Next Few Days »

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09:12 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand will experience more rainfall over the next few days; people in low lying areas and others in…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »

Truck Driver Busted with B300m in Drugs from Chiang Rai »

Police show truck driver Jan Saengbangsai, 32 (handcuffed), with a large amount of heroin and "ice" in Phitsanulok on Friday. (Photo by Chinnawat Singha)

08:51 pm |   BANGKOK – Pol Lt Gen Worasak Nopsitthiporn, commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 6, told a press conference on Friday that…

Jul 19 2014 / Read More »

Further Quakes in Chiang Rai Cause More Damage »

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07:46 pm |   CHIANG RAI – More Homes were damaged in three recent earthquake aftershocks in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai, including the…

Jul 19 2014 / Read More »
Kyoto University's Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun

Thai Academic Say’s Thailand’s Draft Constitution will Not Restore Democracy »

08:02 pm | TOKYO – Kyoto University’s Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun a Thai academic says the military government’s new constitution, signed by the King on Wednesday, is a ploy to strengthen military rule. Dr…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
Chiang Rai's Mae Suai dam, a bird's-eye view. in May 2014 (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Cracks Found in Chiang Rai Dam, Villagers Fearful of Safety »

09:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Citizens of 17 villages in Mae Suai sub-district of Mae Suai district in Chiang Rai province are in fear after cracks appeared in a local mid-sized…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

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