Home » December 31st, 2012 Entries posted on “December, 2012”

“MP of Honour” award Withheld due to a Lack of Suitable Candidates

  BANGKOK – A group of parliamentary journalists have withheld this year’s “MP of Honour” award due to a lack of suitable candidates. They also said they had noted many examples of unprofessional conduct in the House. The journalists, who come from various media outlets and cover the parliament beat, traditionally review MPs’ performance at […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Taxi Driver Returns Bt3 Million Found on City Street

  BANGKOK – Pongsin Jirakulthawornpat, 45, returned the money to the crew of the truck belonging to Brink’s (Thailand) Ltd at Jor Sor 100, an Army-owned traffic radio station. The company started out providing delivery services for the gems and jewellery industry before branching out into cash and security services. Pongsin said his taxi struck […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

His Majesty Urges Compassion for 2013

  BANGKOK – His Majesty the King called on all Thais to extend compassion to one another as a way to lead a happy life in the royal New Year’s greeting card released by Chitralada Palace on Sunday night. Citing the recent flood disaster as a reminder that people often encounter suffering, dangers and obstacles […]

December 31st, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

You’re Never too Old to Learn

  SARABURI –   A 28 Year Old Rice Farmer Boonruang Pohdaeng joined a Prathom 1 (first grade) class earlier this year. She has been so keen to learn what she missed out on as a child. Studying subjects such as Thai language and mathematics at Nongkatat school in Saraburi’s Nong Saeng district. Ms Boonruang said […]

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

Tigers Making a Slow Comeback in Parts of Asia

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Make no mistake. Tigers have gone extinct in Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia and possibly in Korea. The iconic big cats remain endangered with extinction in other parts of their range, including China, Russia, Nepal, India and Thailand, […]

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

Tsunami Warning System Finally Ready, after 8 Years

  PHUKET – According to the National Disaster Warning Centre (NDWC), Thailand now has the best warning system in Southeast Asia, eight years after the Andaman coast was ravaged by a devastating tsunami on Boxing Day in 2004. Before monstrous waves hit Thai shores and killed over 8,000 people in six provinces along the southern […]

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

Anti-Corruption Network Gives Hope to Super-Corrupt Thailand

    BANGKOK – Anti-Corruption Network (ACN) this year has become a key organization that has shed unprecedented light on corruption in Thailand. This group, comprising entities from the public and private sectors, is pushing hard in its campaign against corruption at the corporate and national levels, with the ultimate goal of ensuring fairness to […]

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

Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines
Learning Thai with Jen
Learning Thai with Jen