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Three British Tourists in Terrible Accident on Way to Airport

  BANGKOK – A paradise holiday to Thailand has ended in horror when a taxi taking three British women to the airport crashed leaving one of them with a broken back. The crash happened when the taxi, taking the girls to Bangkok Airport for the return flight home, collided with a car which had crossed […]

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Ukrainian Defense Minister to Meet with Thai Military Officials

  BANGKOK— Ukrainian Defense Minister Pavlo Lebedev is on an official visit to Thailand, where he plans to hold talks with his counterpart, Air Chief Marshal Sukampol Suwannathat, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service reported on Wednesday. Lebedev is heading a Ukrainian military delegation. In addition, the defense minister is to meet with Thai Prime […]

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pouring Money into the Bottomless Pit of Corruption in Thailand

  BANGKOK — Recent revelations about massive economic losses resulting from widespread illegal activities in Thailand are alarming indeed, but unfortunately not surprising. The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has cited a figure from Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI), which conducted an annual survey on illegal outflows worldwide to show that Thailand lost around 192 […]

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business,News | Read More »

The Pursuit of Beauty in Thailand, Thais try to be Whiter, Brighter and Bigger

  BANGKOK — From breast-slapping and gold thread face-lifts, to vaginal whitening soaps and olive-oil penis enlargements, image-obsessed Thais are going to ever increasing extremes in the quest for beauty. The colorful self-proclaimed pioneer of breast-slapping says her unusual technique allows clients to boost their bust by at least one bra size without surgery. “This […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Health,News | Read More »

Foreign Asian Students Studying in Thailand have Better English Skills

  CHIANGRAI – In a recent interview Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana of Mae Fah Luang University said Students from other Asian countries are better than their Thai counterparts in English-language proficiency. Mr Wanchai said a great number of foreign students studying at the university in Chiang Rai province were more attentive in class than […]

January 30th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

His Majesty the King has been Asked to Rest

  BANGKOK -His Majesty the King, the world’s longest-serving living monarch has been advised to suspend royal activities for a while after he was diagnosed with a slight fever and experiences fatigue, the Royal Household Bureau said on Tuesday. The medical announcement said His Majesty suffered fevers from time to time during the past week. […]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Graft and Corruption a Great Loss for the Country

  BANGKOK – According to the Nation Newspaper an average of US$6.42 billion (Bt192.6 billion) a year illegally flowed out of Thailand between 2001 and 2010 – and a large portion of this was believed to be earned through corruption, an anti-graft campaign group has said. The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT), citing results of […]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

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