Environment Study Proves Dams and Sand Mining Destabilizing Mekong Delta »

08:44 pm |   – BANGKOK – The drastic reduction in sediment flow in the Mekong River is threatening the stability of the delta and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its resources,…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Myanmar’s Opium Crops in Decline as Demand for Methamphetamine Increases »

08:09 pm | – BANGKOK  – A “dramatic” drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Golden Triangle is Under Spotlight as illegal Wildlife Trade Hub »

06:36 am | – CHIANG RAI – The World Wildlife Fund says the Golden Triangle – a 367,000-square mile area where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet – has become a “breeding ground for…

Nov 9 2017 / Read More »

Tears Flow Openly at Historic Cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej »

07:34 pm | – BANGKOK – In a national outpouring of grief, Thais across the country turned up late on Thursday night to bid a tearful and final farewell to their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in…

Oct 27 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Thailand PM Tells Media to Lay Off His Deputy PM Over Luxury Watch and Ring »

08:57 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday urged the media not to put pressure on…

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Wins the Number One Spot for the “Worlds Highest” Road Death Rate »

07:40 pm | – BANGKOK – Well it’s not the Guinness Book of World records by the World Atlas website has ranked…

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit to Explain Bling Watch and Ring to Anti-Corruption Commission »

10:06 pm | – BANGKOK – A source close to Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said he is preparing to submit…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Orders Road Safety, Crime Crackdown Ahead of New Year »

07:35 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has instructed authorities nationwide to step up road safety and…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission Demands Clarification from Gen Prawit Over Multi-Million Baht Wristwatch »

07:16 pm | – BANGKOK – The National Anti-Corruption Commission has asked Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon to explain his two items…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Thai Military Court Postpones Decision to Prosecute 84 Year-Old Historian for Questioning 16th-Century Battle »

09:13 pm | – BANGKOK – A military court on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to prosecute a prominent historian and…

Dec 7 2017 / Read More »

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Thailand’s ‘War on Sugar’ Aims to Reduce Obesity and Fatten it’s Coffers »

07:53 pm | – BANGKOK – Faced with rising obesity rates, as well as health care costs that are ballooning nearly as fast as people’s waistlines, the Thai government has introduced an excise tax aimed at nudging beverage makers into making less sugary drinks. Pricier soda and sweet tea is causing grumbles, and it is not just soda…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Renuka Suksukont Captures her First CLPGA Win in Philippines »

07:32 pm | – MANILA – Thailand’s 22 year-old Renuka Suksukont captured her first international title on Saturday when the Thai completed a wire-to-wire victory at the ICTSI Philippine Ladies Masters in Laguna province. The 22-year-old closed with a round of even-par 72 to finish on five-under 211 for a two stroke win. The victory at US$80,000 event,…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai University Unearths Two New Types of Truffle Species in Northern Thailand »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Gastronomes of the world delight. Two new types of truffle have been unearthed in Thailand’s far north, scientists announced on Thursday in what they called a first for Southeast Asia. Researchers at Chiang Mai university said they had identified two brand new species and confirmed that tuber magnatum – the same…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai »

04:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Situated in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai slips under the radar of tourists as the area is not as popular as its neighboring city Chiang Mai. However, Chiang Rai actually offers one-of-a-kind attractions, varying from a majestic white temple to Akha tribe tradition, which cannot be found anywhere else.…

Sep 9 2017 / Read More »

Editor of Bangkok Post Says, Thailand Must Pass English Test »

08:03 am | – BANGKOK – It would not come as a surprise to anybody that the latest English proficiency index showed that Thailand’s standing remained close to where it was a year ago. Thailand was ranked 53rd out of 80 non-native English-speaking countries and territories in the EF English Proficiency Index 2017. This was a slight improvement…

Nov 12 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Thai Police Link Luke Cook to Drug Smuggling and Murder of Australian Hells Angel Wayne Schneider »

08:39 pm | – BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police in Bangkok say they have drawn a connection between the Hell’s Angels gang member arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport on Saturday and the murder…

Dec 12 2017 / Read More »

Funds Raised to Send Irishman Home after Devastating Mountain Bike Crash in Chiang Mai »

10:52 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Family and friends of an Irishman left with life-changing injuries after crashing his bicycle in Chiang Mai need have praised his courage and thanked supporters after…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

63 Year-Old Australian Falls to his Death from Pattaya Hotel »

09:17 pm | – PATTAYA – Pattaya police are investigating the death of a 63 year-old Australian man after he fell to his death from a hotel in the early hours of Monday.…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Pattaya Hells Angel Member Luke Cook Arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Drug Smuggling Charges »

08:51 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau have arrested an Australian and his Thai wife and charged them with smuggling a large amount of crystal methamphetamine into the country, while…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Tourist Police Bust Nigerian Online Romance Scam in Bangkok »

09:51 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourist Police have arrested a Nigerian man for internet fraud, for pretending to be a beautiful female…

Dec 9 2017 / Read More »

Australian Couple’s Holiday from Hell after Motorbike Crash in Phuket, Thailand »

07:49 pm | – PHUKET – A surprise birthday getaway has turned into a “nightmare” for an Australian couple badly injured in a crash in…

Dec 7 2017 / Read More »

29 Year-old Norwegian Busted for Making False Claim About Pattaya Robbery »

09:42 pm | – PATTAYA – A Norwegian tourist Johansen Anton, 29 has confessed to making up a story about being robbed of cash and…

Dec 1 2017 / Read More »

Russian Dies after Falling and Impaling Himself on Metal Spikes of Pattaya Hotel Balcony »

08:56 pm | – CHON BURI – A Russian man has died in Pattaya, Thailand after falling onto metal spikes while trying to climb over…

Dec 1 2017 / Read More »

Thai Court Sentences Israeli to Death for Murder Fellow Countryman in Bangkok »

08:21 pm | – BANGKOK – A court in Thailand Thursday sentenced to death an Israeli former police informant who admitted to murdering another Israeli…

Dec 1 2017 / Read More »

Thai Authorities Seek Japanese Man in 10 Year-Old Rape, Murder Case of Tomoko Kawashita »

07:09 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) plans to seek help from Japanese authorities to hunt down a Japanese man…

Nov 30 2017 / Read More »

French Expat and his Thai Wife Commit Dual Suicide in Udon Thani »

06:25 am | – UDON THANI – A Thai woman and her French Expat husband were found dead side-by-side in a bedroom of their house…

Nov 25 2017 / Read More »

Five Visa Overstays Arrested in Chantaburi Province »

06:22 am | – CHANTABURI – Immigration and the Royal Thai Police in the eastern province of Chanthaburi on Thursday rounded up four Indian nationals…

Nov 24 2017 / Read More »

South Korean and Thai Woman Arrested for Allegedly Forcing Thai Women into Prostitution in South Korea »

07:38 am | – BANGKOK – A South Korean man and a Thai woman have been arrested for alleged involvement in a sex trafficking ring…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

A Briton and her Canadian Friend Found Dead at Cambodian Hostel »

06:58 am | – KAMPOT – A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia. Natalie Seymour,…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

77 Year-Old French National Killed in Road Accident in Petchaburi Province »

05:57 am | – PETCHABURI – Police in Petchaburi Province have confirmed that 77-year-old French National, Joseph Urbansky was killed after he was run over…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Thailand Working with Myanmar and Laos to Stop Cross-Border Haze from Illegal Burning »

08:28 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Natural Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Karnjanarat said yesterday that Thailand is working with Laos and Myanmar to…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

Toon Bodyslam’s Charity Run to Chiang Rai Close to 700-Million-Baht Goal »

07:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Rock star, Athiwara Khongmalai, known among his fans as Toon Bodyslam, is close to achieving his 700-million baht…

Dec 8 2017 / Read More »

Pha MuangTask Force Kills 4 Drug Runners in Firefight »

07:46 pm |   – CHIANG MAI – Four suspected drug traffickers have been shot dead and a huge cache of methamphetamine seized after soldiers…

Dec 6 2017 / Read More »

Provinces Promote Native Rice Strains in New Rice Festival »

10:14 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Deputy Governor Somboon Siriwech chaired the opening of the New Rice Festival in the plaza in front…

Dec 5 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Baht Bus (Songthaew) Rolls Backwards Down a Steep Hill Killing Two Tourists »

08:25 pm | – CHIANG MAI – A songthaew (baht bus) has rolled down a steep slope near a parking lot in Chiang Mai city,…

Dec 5 2017 / Read More »

Four Men from Chiang Rai Busted with 40,000 Meth Pills in Uttaradit »

08:38 pm | – UTTARADIT – Four men from Chiang Rai were arrested with with 40,000 methamphetamine pills in their possession in Tha Pla district…

Dec 4 2017 / Read More »

Digital Transformation Caravan Comes to Central Plaza Chiang Rai »

07:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is holding a roadshow in Chiang Rai, the final stop for…

Dec 2 2017 / Read More »

Provincial Electricity Authority to Reorganize Electrical Cables Around Chiang Rai City »

07:12 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) have announced they will be reorganizing electrical cords and wires in areas around…

Dec 2 2017 / Read More »

As Temperatures Drop a Sea of Mist Blankets Chiang Rai »

06:34 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Dense fog covered Chiang Rai’s downtown area on Friday morning in a rare phenomenon as the temperature in…

Dec 2 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Gears up to Host the 5th Amazing 10 Tribes of Mae Sai Event »

06:43 pm | – CHAING RAI – Mae Sai’s District Chief, Somsak Kanakam and the District Mayor, Sailayon Srisamut today joined President of the Thai-Myanmar…

Nov 30 2017 / Read More »

Seizure From Five Drug Couriers Killed in Chiang Rai Larger than Initially Reported »

09:42 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Drug Suppression Authorities in Chiang Rai have revealed that there was significantly more methamphetamine pills than originally reported, seized from five drug couriers killed during…

Dec 11 2017 / Read More »

Cool Temperatures and Blanketing Fog Hit Chiang Rai »

10:09 pm | – CHIANG RAI – A thick fog settled over Chiang Rai on Saturday morning after the mountaintop temperatures fell to about 10 degrees Celsius. Local residents said rains fell through…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

Pha Muang Task Force Guns Down Five Drug Runners in Chiang Rai’s Mae Pha Luang District »

09:34 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Soldiers from the Pha Muang Task Force have shot and killed five drug traffickers after a clash with soldiers manning the border of Chiang Rai Province…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

Thai Privy Councilor Inspects Royal Projects in Chiang Rai »

09:06 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thai privy councilor Mr. Palakorn Suwannarat has returned to Chiang Rai to inspect the undertaking of a number of royal projects and to deliver a token…

Dec 10 2017 / Read More »

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