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Indigenous Peoples Exploited in Rush for Resources

  Chiangrai Times – Human rights organization Minority Rights Group International says unprecedented demand for natural resources globally, but especially across Asia, is leading to ethnic conflict and displacement of indigenous communities. In its annual report released Thursday, the group says the demand for resources covers such areas as logging and dams, oil, gas or […]

June 30th, 2012 | Posted in Lifestyles | Read More »

Australian Ambassador James Wise Called for Thailand to Protect Tourists

    Chiangrai Times – James Wise the Australian Ambassador to Thailand has called on the Thai Government to clamp down on violence, extortion and scams against foreign tourists on the resort island of Phuket. The call comes after the June 20 stabbing murder of 60-year-old Michelle Smith by a bag-snatcher. Australia’s ambassador to Thailand, […]

June 30th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Two Stupid British Men Trying to Steal ATMs in Chonburi Province

  Chiangrai Times – Two British men who attempted to steal ATMs from three Thai banks in a heist inspired by the Hollywood movie “Fast Five”, have been arrested, police said on Friday. The suspects, identified as Alexander Milbourn, 25, and Shaun Edward Tracy, 34, were caught on Thursday after they and another unidentified Briton, […]

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

Thailand, Cambodia Get Closer to Troop Pullout from Preah Vihear Temple

  Chiangrai Times – Thailand and Cambodia have moved a step forward toward troop withdrawal from the disputed border area surrounding the 11th century Preah Vihear temple, said both sides’ officials on Thursday. Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) and Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC) will hold a talk in Bangkok in the third week of […]

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

Thailands Ombudsmen Propose Harsh New Laws for Foreign Land Ownership

  Chiangrai Times– Thailand’s Ombudsmen are drafting a carrot-and-stick law to protect Thai lands from illegal foreign nominee ownership, while developers and consultants suggest more legal transparency, a longer leasehold period and higher foreigner property taxes to prevent nominees. Ombudsman Siracha Charoenpanij said the new law would comprise punishment for companies offering advice to foreigners on […]

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

PM Presides Over Thailands Destruction of Confiscated Narcotics

  Chiangrai Times – The Royal Thai Police burned more than $225 million of seized drugs – including 21 million amphetamine tablets – as the kingdom ramps up efforts to stem the flow of narcotics in the country. The ceremony, presided over by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, saw 4,000 kilogrammes (four tonnes) of drugs burned, including large […]

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

Thai Student Sentenced to Death in Vietnam

23 Year Old Preeyanooch Phuttharaksa Sentenced to Death   Chiangrai Times– A court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced 23 year old Thai college studenton Tuesday for her role in a methamphetamine ring that spans two continents. Preeyanooch admitted in court that she flew as far as Togo and Benin to help several African men […]

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

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