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Thailand Goes Global to Woo Tourists

  The Thai Hotels Association (THA) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will kick off a one-month global campaign in December to woo back tourists in the aftermath of the floods. The campaign is set to start from December 15, 2011 until January 15, 2012. At least 50-100 THA members across the country, mostly […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in News,Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand to Stop Selling 91-Octane Gasoline

  Thailand will halt sales of 91-octane gasoline from October 2012 in a bid to reduce its imports of crude and support the domestic renewable biofuel industry, the country’s energy minister said on Wednesday. “This plan will not only create greater opportunity for our farmers who grow biofuel crops, but also help restore the environment […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Economy & Business,News | Read More »

Thailand will Not Oppose Xayaburi Dam

  Thailand will not oppose construction of the Xayaburi dam in Laos but Vientiane must take responsibility if the project causes any environmental damage, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk says. Mr Preecha yesterday said Thailand was treating the project as an internal affair of Laos which Bangkok had no right to interfere in. […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

German Woman Dies after Falling off Elephant

  A 52-year-old German woman has died after falling off an elephant in southern Thailand. Police Capt. Chatchai Nakpaksee says the tourist, Kerstin Kretz Schmar, was riding the elephant with her husband when the accident occurred Tuesday evening in Krabi province. The elephant slipped, and the couple fell to the ground. Kretz Schmar’s husband landed […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai to Assist in Chinese River Boat Policing

  The cabinet has approved a plan for Thai security officers to take part in protecting Chinese cargo boats on the Mekong River from southern China to the northern province of Chiang Rai. Government spokesperson Thitima Chaisaeng said the approval yesterday stemmed from National Security Council secretary-general Wichean Potephosree’s proposal for Thai authorities to take […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand’s AIDS Combat Hindered by Funding

  Thailand has been praised as a rare success story in the war against AIDs. But for Michael Hahn, UNAID’s coordinator in Thailand, it’s an old story: the new one is the stagnant progress with inadequate prevention funding. Thailand has not made much progress in containing AIDS in the past four to five years when […]

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Health,News | Read More »

Thailand says Facebook comments and shares could be prosecuted as insults to monarchy

Facebook users who “share” or “like” content that insults the Thai monarchy are committing a crime, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Anudith Nakornthap said Tuesday. The warning is the latest threat to freedom of expression in Thailand, where authorities have increasingly targeted websites that they claim threaten national security, especially those criticizing the monarchy. […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in News | Read More »

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