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Rak Thailand Party leader Chuvit Kamolvisit Tries to Expose Gambling Dens

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Mr Chuvit, an opposition MP has disclosed several illegal gambling dens in Bangkok, told a news conference yesterday gambling den operators have expanded their influence among police, politicians and reporters. “They [gambling den operators] delivered computer laptops to reporters covering the Metropolitan Police Bureau beat but the matter was covered up. […]

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Drug Convicts to be Concentrated in Ratchaburi Prison

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A large number of drug convicts incarcerated at Bangkok’s Bang Kwang maximum-security prison will soon be transferred to Khao Bin prison in Ratchaburi as part of an effort to clamp down on drug dealing inside jails, the Corrections Department said yesterday. Inmates serving time for drug convictions at other major prisons […]

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Thailands Government Gets More Censorship with Twitter

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – In Thailand, where censorship laws are already heavily enforced, the information and communication technology minister, Jeerawan Boonperm, called Twitter’s decision a “welcome development” and said the ministry already received “good co-operation” from internet companies such as Google and Facebook. Twitter announced last week it would permit country-specific censorship of content that […]

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chiangrai’s Phetsuwan Mineral Water Started up with Buddhism Beliefs

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Phetsuwan Mineral Water started up with Buddhism beliefs when a well-known abbot in Phetchaburi pointed out a water source in Chiang Rai’s Wieng Pa Pao area. After being tested in the market for a couple years, the product is now ready to serve the demand of health-conscious consumers. The springs were […]

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Economy & Business,Featured,Health | Read More »

Third Army Adds More Military Patrols Mae Sai Boarder

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Third Army Region Commander Lt-Gen Wanthip Wongwai said drug eradication in Thailand could be achieved if everyone gets involved. He added concerted efforts would help prevent cross-border smuggling of drugs and their distribution within the country. Dealers are expected to try to smuggle in more drugs, according to Lt-Gen Wanthip, since […]

January 29th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Immigration Releases Stateless Family

  CHIANGRAITIMES – Two stateless children being held at Bangkok’s Immigration Detention Centre, their mother and another adult family member were released from Immigration Detention Centre in Bangkok on Friday. The sister and brother, 13-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother, members of an indigenous ethnic group in the mountains of Vietnam, their widowed mother and […]

January 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Parents Concerned about Teens and Full Moon Parties

  CHIANGRAITIMES – It will be a year since Joe Welch went to a full moon party on Thailand’s Phangan Island and never came home. He was 19. His death has had a devastating effect on his family and friends. The passing of any loved one diminishes us, but something surely dies within us when […]

January 28th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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