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Thailand to set up National Cyber Security

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, its body- The Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) and Thailand Computer Emergency Response Team (ThaiCert), in cooperation with Symantec Corp will establish a national cyber security system. A memorandum of cooperation (MoC) was signed last week in an attempt to tackling Internet-borne malicious threats and […]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chiranuch Premchaiporn’s Verdict Delayed till May 30th

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who faces up to 20 years in prison, denies allegations that she did not remove 10 online posts perceived as critical of the monarchy quickly enough in 2008. A Bangkok court on Monday postponed giving its verdict in the closely-watched trial of a Thai web editor accused over remarks […]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Jai Norkham Most Likely Won’t be extradited back to Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Jai Norkham, a suspected ethnic Shan drug kingpin with alleged involvement in the killing of 13 Chinese shipping crewmen last year on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai, was arrested in the Lao PDR last week but may not be extradited to face drug charges in Thailand, according to Thailand’s Office […]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Walk on the Dark Side – Hall of Opium Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Worshiped for the sense of euphoria it brings and loathed for the depression that follows as its effects wear off, opium is one of the most addictive drugs known to man. Visitors to the Hall of Opium in Chiang Rai will learn about the drug’s medicinal benefits, its social implications, the […]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai Tours,Tourism News | Read More »

Honing Skills of Young People to Secure Employment

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Twenty-three-year-old Meetee Porsae worked low-paid odd jobs since the tender age of 12 to support her frail parents and two younger sisters, and to help pay for the education of her older brother. Until recently, she did not even know how to read or write. “I never went to school because […]

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Lifestyles,NGO's Chiangrai | Read More »

Thai Abortion laws and Methods Questioned

When abortion is perceived as immoral and illegal, most doctors dare not offer the service and that’s why women need to turn to illegal clinics   CHIANGRAI TIMES – The current law, which criminalizes abortion, and a lack of safe termination methods will cause illegal procedures to increase, a women’s health campaigner says. The death […]

April 28th, 2012 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Ancient Karen Settlement which adheres to Strict Tribal Customs

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A remote Karen village in Tak Thailand has become the subject of public fascination as a place where numerous hermits dwell. Locals worship the hermits, who teach them to refrain from alcohol and gambling, embrace vegetarianism, live a modest life and respect traditional values. Ban Letongkhu village, inhabited by the ethnic […]

April 28th, 2012 | Posted in Lifestyles | Read More »

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