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Thai Women Scammed for Over 100 Million Baht through Facebook

  BANGKOK– At least 100 Thai women have been cheated out of a total of more than 100 million baht through Facebook accounts run by conmen offering marriage and wanting explicit photographs they then used to blackmail them, police said on Friday. Two Trang women filed a complaint with the police, reporting that they have been […]

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

Australian Tourist Condemns Thai Police Injustice

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Thai police have come under criticism again by the international community after an Australian TV show ran a story about a man who lost his girlfriend in an accident and was then allegedly framed by police on Koh Samui. Tragedy in Thailand, an episode of the popular TV show A Current […]

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

Iranians arrested in 300 Million Baht Drug Bust

  PATTAYA – After months of investigation, one of Thailand’s larges drug seizures was conducted in Pattaya yesterday; over three hundred million baht worth of drugs were seized in the sting operation. Senior detectives from the Banglamung police serious crime division, in a combined operation involving Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau, had been tracking one of […]

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

Hermaphrodites Struggle to Become Monk

  BANGKOK – If you are a real Thai Buddhist, you probably know about ‘buat phra’ or becoming a monk for your mother. Since the very old times, Thai people believe that all Thai men have to become a monk when they reach the age of 20 Like many other Thai men,  Kittaphak Duangchai, 30, from […]

November 29th, 2012 | Posted in Lifestyles | Read More »

More than Half a Million in Thailand have HIV/AIDS

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – In Thailand, at least one person becomes HIV-positive every hour, joining a million others who have been infected with the Aids virus in the country over the past two decades. Despite the national campaign launched more than 20 years ago, HIV infections have been growing steadily. The Public Health Ministry estimates […]

November 29th, 2012 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Rohingyas ‘Murdered’ Sailing to Malaysia

  KUALA LUMPUR— When Hussein Juhar, a Rohingya Muslim from Burma’s western Arakan (Rakhine) State, saw the crew of the boat that would smuggle him to Malaysia, he knew he was in trouble. The six men, all armed, were ethnic Arakanese—the very people he was fleeing from. The 30-year-old decided to leave in mid-October after […]

November 28th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

Political Tension Eases in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – The short-lived anti-government rally on Saturday resulted in the injury of 82 people, authorities said on Sunday, while the government is assessing whether to lift a special security law which helped curb the rally turnover. Among those injured in the clashes between Pitak Siam protesters and security officials which involved the use […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in News,Regional News | Read More »

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