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Thailand Defamation arrests Familiar Territory for Australians

  CHIANGRAI TIMES– Clare Florence, the Brisbane-raised businesswoman facing criminal defamation charges in Thailand, finds herself in a situation not unique to Australians conducting business in Thailand. Ms Florence, who has been working in Thailand for more than 10 years, was arrested at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok  over charges of criminal defamation. The 50-year-old […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

General Sonthi Lobs Explosive Bill into House

  CHIANGRAI TIMES –Today and tomorrow we will hear the war drum beaten through the political landscape, although the masses don’t appear to be in the mood for rallying. Two potentially explosive issues – a change in the lese majeste law and amnesty for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra – happen to be in […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Vesak Day Miracle Celebrations take Place from June 1st to 4th this year.

  CHIANGRAI TIMES– Visitors to Chiang Rai Thailand will be able to mark an important milestone in Buddhist spiritual history when the World Vesak Day Miracle celebrations take place from June 1st to 4th this year. All of the celebrations taking place during the event will be held under the theme of the lotus flower, […]

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

India to Open Road to Myanmar by 2016

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President U Thein Sein have set a deadline of 2016 for trilateral road connectivity, bridging India and Asean countries. Yesterday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President U Thein Sein met in Myanmar to seek a diplomatic relationship that had broken down completely, following the military coup […]

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Burnma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Starts International Tour

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi who won a seat in parliament in historic April by-elections, is expected to meet the Thai prime minister, attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia and meet Burma communities during several days in the country. Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 15 of the past […]

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Australian Business Woman Clare Florence Arrested for Criminal Defamation in Bangkok

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thai Authorities  have confirmed that a Clare Florence a 51-year-old Queensland businesswoman has been arrested in Thailand for criminal defamation and later released on bail. She reportedly faces the prospect of a 12-month prison sentence. Clare Florence, a former NSW chairperson of the Australia Thai Business Council, is on bail in […]

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Salakjit Tiyaphairat to Win Chiang Rai PAO Chair

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Salakjit Tiyaphairat the wife of former House speaker Yongyuth Tiyaphairat was clearly ahead last night to win the election for Chiang Rai provincial administration organisation (PAO) chairman. With 97% of votes counted, Salakjit Tiyaphairat received more than 330,000 votes, leaving her three main opponents far behind. Former PAO head Rattana Chongsutthanamani […]

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

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