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Dolphin Parks Under Fire in Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Dolphins have been kept in captivity in Thailand since 1986. The first wild pink dolphin was caught and kept at Laem Singh in Chanthaburi by Mr Vichai Wattanapong, which later became Oasis Sea World. But it wasn’t until recent years that interest in new dolphinaria has developed within Thailand. Several attempts […]

September 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Undertanker Jailed for Hiding Foetuses at a Buddhist Temple

  CHAINGAI TIMES – A court in Thailand on Thursday sentenced an undertaker to 40 months in prison for helping to hide illegally aborted foetuses at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Suthep Chabangbon was convicted by a district court in the capital of concealing 15 of the roughly 2,000 foetuses found last year in the […]

September 29th, 2011 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Thaksin Shinawatra Steps Up, From Afar

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra is taking a more visible role for Thailand and across Asia, stirring renewed tensions between the country’s powerful military and a new government led by the populist tycoon’s sister. During the run-up to July’s national elections, Mr. Thaksin, 64 years old, repeatedly said he would avoid intervening in […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Economy & Business,News | Read More »

Thailand Vaccine the Beginning of the End of AIDS?

Bangkok, Thailand – I have vivid memories of treating patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the nascency of the pandemic in the 1990s. Mostly I recall telling patients they were going to die in a matter of months if they didn’t go on the incredibly difficult drug cocktail doctors were prescribing at that […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Health,Science | Read More »

Corruption is a Serious Problem of Thai Society

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Yingluck and former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva led politicians in a vow against corruption at the rally, hosted by the Coalition Against Corruption which encompasses 30 private organizations including the Stock Exchange of Thailand and the Federation of Thai Industries. The prime minister said before the rally started that corruption is […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Canadians Urged to Help Protect Children from Sex Tourists

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – World Vision Canada used World Tourism Day to remind Canadians to help prevent the abuse happening abroad by reporting the exploitation of children in such countries as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. “Wherever there is poverty and weak protection, children are at risk of sexual exploitation. It happens all over the […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Storm Set to Worsen for Northern Thailand

  In the two provinces of Chiang Rai and Chiang Saen Golden Triangle region, seven districts have been submerged to 1 meter. Disaster agency said Thailand floods on four rivers that affect the lives of 1.5 million people and damaging hundreds of millions of baht. Prime Minister Shinawatra arrived Yingluck province in northeastern Ubon Rachathani […]

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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Learning Thai with Jen
Learning Thai with Jen