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Deputy Prime Minister Proposes New Prison Strictly for Drug Dealers

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung plans to propose a budget to build a prison especially for drug convicts in Si Khiu district of Nakhon Ratchasima province. Mr Chalerm floated the idea yesterday on the “PM Yingluck Meets the People” programme on television Channel 11. He was appearing in place of Prime […]

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

Terengganu Cycling Team Train in Chiang Rai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – It’s  all shaping up well for the Terengganu Cycling Team and leader Harrif Salleh even believes this is the best prepared team he’s been in ahead of the 17th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) on Feb 24-March 4. The squad, under new French coach Sebastien Duclos, are in their […]

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand Strengthens Ties with India

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – India has embarked upon a strategic road that now, apparently, includes Thailand. The January 25 agreement between India and Thailand to expedite trade talks should also make China wary as it marks a continuation of a process begun in 2011 with South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam – all key strategic concerns […]

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Special Report: In Mekong, Chinese murders and Bloody Diplomacy

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A thin line divides tourism, trade and terror in the Golden Triangle, where the lawless borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. In Myanmar, where the jungle banks of the Mekong River vanish into the mist, lies an anarchic realm of drug smugglers, militiamen and pirates on speedboats. “I’m scared to […]

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media | Read More »

Cobra Gold Thailand 2012 to Promote Partnership

    CHIANGRAI TIMES – Cobra Gold, the United States’ longest-standing military exercise in the Pacific, kicks off this weekend, bringing together more than 10,000 members of the U.S. and six other militaries to focus on interoperability and multinational coordination and training. Almost 7,000 U.S. service members, most of them Marines from the 3rd Marine […]

January 26th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

National Thai Elephant Day Celebration on February 3-5

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment prepared to organize the National Thai Elephant Day celebration on February 3-5 in northern Lampang province, National News Bureau of Thailand reported Thursday. The event is aimed at raising public awareness of the elephant conservation and informing people of the importance of elephants in […]

January 26th, 2012 | Posted in News,Tourism News | Read More »

Chilling out in Meng Rai’s City – Chiangrai

  Eager to escape Thailand’s tropical climes, even if only for a short while, many Thais head to Europe in winter, happily donning their thick coats and woolly hats. Those with a smaller budget or who don’t want to sit long hours on the plane can instead opt for Chiang Rai, the kingdom’s northernmost province […]

January 25th, 2012 | Posted in Stories about Chiangrai,Tourism News | Read More »

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