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Thai Navy Officers Dance in “Gangnam Style”

Thai sailors perform the rodeo-style dance and other hip-shaking moves at their base on the popular tourist island of Phuket, southern Thailand.   BANGKOK – The “Gangnam Style” craze has reached Thailand’s navy, which is among the latest to mimic the globally popular dance video. In a video posted to YouTube, a few dozen smiling […]

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

Overload Conditions for Immigration at Suvarnabhumi Airport

  BANGKOK- Despite having since July new immigration and security channels, passengers’ queues at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport does not seem to diminish. Just in contrary, it takes even more time to clear now immigration. An impression which is confirmed by Pol Maj Gen Natthorn Prosunthorn, Commander of the Immigration Police Division of Suvarnabhumi airport, who […]

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

Google, US Embassy Become Muslim Protest Grounds in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Several hundred Muslims, many waving banners and shouting “execute people who mock Islam”, rallied outside the US embassy and Google offices in Bangkok on Thursday to denounce an anti-Islam film that has sparked global protests. The demonstration saw a brief scuffle as protesters tried to surge towards the United States embassy through […]

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

KNU Peace Puts Thai Border Trade on Alert

  MAE SARIANG, northern Thailand—Driving from the tiny town of Mae Sariang in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand, to a small Thai-Burmese frontier trading point called Mae Sam Leap, construction workers pepper the route. My driver reveals that the Thai authorities are planning another land connection between Mae Sariang and the hill-tribe village of […]

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

12 North Koreans arrested in Chiang Rai

  Chiangrai Times –A group of seven North Koreans – one male, five women and a child – had been caught illegally entering Thailand from the Mekong River at Ban Huay Kiang, a Thai-Lao border village in Tambon Wiang by the Mekong River Peace Keeping Force The Military Patrol then found and arrested a second group of five North […]

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

Trial over Murder of Kiwi Postponed for Third Time

  Chiangrai Times – The trial over the murder of Westport man Charles Jones, scheduled for September 18, has been postponed three times. The 56-year-old New Zealand president of the World Croquet Federation was murdered while on holiday in Thailand just over a year ago. He was on his way home from a world croquet […]

September 26th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai ‘Yellow Shirt’ Founder Cleared of Lese Majeste Charges

  Chiangrai Times – A Bangkok court on Wednesday acquitted the founder of Thailand’s monarchist “Yellow Shirt” protest movement of royal insult charges for repeating excerpts from a speech by a political rival. Sondhi Limthongkul, one of Thailand’s most controversial political figures, had “no intention” of breaching strict lese majeste laws in his 2008 comments, […]

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

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