Enviromental Groups Tell Mekong Leaders Lao Dam Evaluation Process Flawed »

Say No to Don Sahong Dam. Mekong communities rally against controversial dam that could doom Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins

08:54 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Nearly 50 environmental groups have written to the leaders of countries along the Mekong River to revamp a regional official evaluation process for the controversial Don Sahong dam project…

Sep 20 2014 / Read More »

Son of Koh Tao Island Chief Denies any Role In Britons Murder »


08:34 pm |   KOH TAO – Warot Tuvichian who is the son of a powerful local administrator on Koh Tao island…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »

Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen Now Say’s Police Will Arrest Suspects in Koh Tao Murder in 2 Days »

Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen has confirmed that they have released the two prime suspects

08:06 pm | Pol Lt-Gen Panya Mamen disclosed that police had narrowed down the number of suspects to about ten who are…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »

Officials Seize 232 Kilograms of Heroin at Tachilek-Chiang Rai Border Crossing »

The heavy truck with a false compartment holding 655 packages of heroin, a total of 232 kilogrammes of the drug

07:36 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In a combined operation Myanmar’s Military and Thailand’s narcotics control police have seized 232 kilograms…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »

Thai Government to Spend 11.2 Billion (USD) to Stimulate Economy »

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Pridiyathorn Devakula, deputy prime minister, insisted the country was headed back to its former annual growth rates of 4 per cent and more, even though a recovery pledged by the generals

07:22 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s military backed government approved plans for stimulus measures worth a combined 364 billion baht ($11.2…

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Thailand Men’s Team Beats Jordan 2-0 to Reach Semi-Finals at Asian Games »

07:45 pm |  - - INCHEON – The Thai national football team yesterday defeated Jordan 2-0 to book a place in the semi-final round of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.At the beginning of the game, Jordan came out really strong, attacking Thailand from left to right. However, Thailand defended well and was able to gain…

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Thailand’s Aging Population Growing, Many Suffering from Chronic Diseases »

08:12 pm | - BANGKOK – Thailand now has almost 10 million aging population with most of them having chronic diseases, according to permanent secretary of Public Health Ministry Dr Narong Sahametapat. Speaking on the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons today,  he  quoted Mahidol University as reporting that were 9.93 million Thai people aged 60 and over this year,…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »
The Department of Health and related agencies surveyed the health of 14,000 aging people in 28 provinces and found that only 5% of them had good health.

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.

Is Dual-Pricing in Thailand Scaring Tourists Away? »

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s tourism industry has been adversely affected by years of street protests, political violence and, recently, martial law imposed by the coup-makers. But the widespread practice of overcharging and double-pricing is also playing a major role in scaring visitors away from Thai shores. Long-term foreign residents and regular visitors to Thailand…

Sep 19 2014 / Read More »
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Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk Comes to Chiang Rai »

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. Photographers of all walks of life and skill…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »

Foreigners in the News

Customs official Djarot Utomo said Peter Naumann, was arrested Friday after he arrived on a flight from Bangkok

German Hans Peter Naumann Arrested in Bali for Transporting Cocaine from Thailand »

03:27 am |     BALI - Indonesian customs said Saturday they have arrested a German Hans Peter Naumann 48, for allegedly trafficking cocaine onto the resort island of Bali. Customs official Djarot Utomo…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Australian Tourist Dwayne House Stabbed with Broken Bottle By 15 Year Old Thai Teen »

Australian tourist Dwayne House lies on the ground in agony after being stabbed in the abdomen with a broken bottle. Photo: Thawit Bilabdullar - See more at: http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Australian-tourist-stabbed-Patong-street-fight-Thai/36030#sthash.W87IKwlT.dpuf

09:27 pm | - - PHUKET – Police are looking to press charges against an Australian tourist Dwayne House and a Thai youth after both…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »

Three Bulgarian Arrested in Phuket for Credit Card Skimming »

Phuket Police reported that Slavchev Tsvetozargev, 44, Nlk Valntinguenadiev, 42, and Yanev Tsvetannetorov, 42 will be held without bail until court proceedings.

08:47 pm |   PHUKET – Three Bulgarian Nationals have been arrested in Phuket for producing and using fake ATM cards and withdrawing about 170,000…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »

Begging German to Be Deported, Police Find him Partying in Pattaya on Donated Money »


08:41 pm |   BANGKOK – The Immigration Office will begin the process of deporting Benjamin Holse a German National  who was found enjoying the…

Sep 26 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Minor Earthquakes Still Effecting Chiang Rai »

Mild Earthquake Hits Chiangrai

09:17 pm |  - - CHIANG RAI – The Seismological Bureau, reports that a minor earthquake shook Chiang Rai’s Mae Suai district this morning.An earthquake…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

49-year-old Chiang Rai Man Arrested For Kidnapping And Extortion »

49 Year old suspect at a Chiang Rai police station. Photo: Weerasak Panyachod

09:17 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – Police in Chiang Rai have arrested a 49 year old man and are searching  for nine others…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Tremors Add to Damage of Historical Site »

Mae Suai Luang Temple in Mae Suai District, more cracks can now be seen at the temple's main building

10:56 pm |  - - CHIANG RAI –  Three earthquakes of magnitudes between 2.5 and 4.8 took place early on Monday in Chiang Rai, causing…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Mekong River Commission Assess Dam Impact on Mekong »


03:41 am |   VIETNAM – The members of the International Mekong River Commission and members from Asian countries, held its first national preliminary consultation…

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Mae Suay District Awoken by 2.7 Tremor »


07:54 pm |   According to an announcement by the Seismological Bureau of the Thai Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the quake was 2.7 on…

Sep 27 2014 / Read More »
The heavy truck with a false compartment holding 655 packages of heroin, a total of 232 kilogrammes of the drug

Officials Seize 232 Kilograms of Heroin at Tachilek-Chiang Rai Border Crossing »

07:36 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In a combined operation Myanmar’s Military and Thailand’s narcotics control police have seized 232 kilograms of heroin in Tachilek border town, just before it was to…

Oct 1 2014 / Read More »
Border trade through the port of Chiang Khong reached Bt8 billion last year

New Industrial Estate Approved for Chiang Khong Chiang Rai »

09:31 pm | CHIANG RAI – The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T) has approved the construction of two new industrial estates in Chiang Rai and Nong Khai Province which are expected to…

Sep 30 2014 / Read More »


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