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Chatchai Butdee Wows Crowds At London 2012

  Chiangrai Times – A veteran of three AIBA World Boxing Championships, Thailand’s 27-year-old Chatchai Butdee came into his fight against Eker Selcuk of Turkey as the overwhelming Favorited. The Thai southpaw’s speed and agility were just too much for the young Selcuk who could just not deal with the ferocity of his attacks. Selcuk, […]

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Olympics | Read More »

Thai Elephant Stomps Man to Death in Surin Province

  Chiangrai Times – A 50-year-old man has been stomped to death by an elephant in the Muang district of Surin Province on Monday morning, reports said. The attack occurred about 7.30am inside Wat Chumpolsuthawas, about 200 metres from where the prime minister was to offer alms to monks seated on the backs of elephants near the monument […]

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Scot Extradited for Human Trafficking

  Chiangrai Times – John Alty from Scotland has been suspected of running an international human trafficking racket has been deported from Thailand. John Alty, 57, is believed to have masterminded the smuggling of Sri Lankans and Iranians into Australia and New Zealand. The convicted drug trafficker was arrested in May by Thai police acting […]

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Flooding along the Mekong in Chiangrai Province

  Chiangrai Times – Water level has been rising continuously in the Mekong River, Chiang Rai province. More than 1,000 rais of corn fields have been damaged. While Chiang Saen district has warned local people in the area to be on the lookout. Due to China’s releasing of dam water into the Mekong River, the […]

July 31st, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Pimsiri Sirikaew Wins Silver Medal for Thailand

  Chiangrai Times – Pimsiri Sirikaew has earned a 2012 Olympic silver medal on Monday night, with a second Thai barely missing out on bronze. Pimsiri was stuck in sixth place as she came to her last lift in the 19-woman field. But she told officials to add four kilogrammes to the bars, and lifted […]

July 30th, 2012 | Posted in Olympics | Read More »

3 Thai Police Officers Given Death Penalty

Chiangrai Times– A Thai court Monday sentenced three police officers to death for killing a teenager during a much-criticized drug crackdown by the government eight years ago. The officers were found guilty Monday of killing a 17-year-old student in Kalasin province in the northeast in 2004 and moving his body to conceal the cause of […]

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Australian Fund Raiser Andrew Cadigan’s Family Ask for Help

Chiangrai Times -THE family of injured charity walker Andrew Cadigan have been given the tragic news that he has severe and permanent brain damage. The North Avoca 31-year-old known as ‘Cad’ was involved in a motor scooter accident in Thailand last week and is unconscious in a stable condition at Maharaj Hospital, Chiang Mai. It […]

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

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