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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to Head the Defence Ministry

  BANGKOK — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday became the first woman to head the kingdom’s defense ministry in a cabinet reshuffle that gives her more influence over the powerful army that ousted her brother. As defence minister Yingluck claims a seat on Thailand’s defence council which appoints army top brass in a nation […]

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Buddhist Monks Rile Thailand’s Faithful

  BANGKOK – About a week after a video of Buddhist monks riding a private jet went viral on YouTube, pictures of monks checking out iPhones and sipping Starbucks coffee in the United States are making waves in Buddhist-majority Thailand. While Buddhist clergy are supposed to shun the worldly life, the latest pictures show monks […]

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Political Reforms Raise Hope for Curbing Opium Production

  MYANMAR – A recent peace initiative in Myanmar’s eastern Shan State could play a key role in poppy eradication in a country which is the world’s second largest opium producer, experts say. “It’s a very important milestone,” Jason Eligh, country manager for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Myanmar, told IRIN […]

June 30th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Belgian Ferdinand Salpdew Stabbed by Enraged Thai Wife

  PHUKET –  According to Phuketwan News in Phuket, Ferdinand Salpdew a Belgian expat who hit his Thai wife in a fit of jealousy was rushed to Patong Hospital in a tuk-tuk after she stabbed him in a revenge attack early today. The Phuketwan reported Ferdinand Salpdew , 62, dripped a trail of blood through […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dengue Spreading Quickly in Chiang Rai over 2,500 Patients Diagnosed with Dengue Fever

  CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s dengue fever situation this year is becoming more serious, with the tropical disease spreading quickly in the country’s north and south. Dr Sura Kunkongkapan, Director of Mae Sai Hospital in Chiang Rai province, said the number of dengue patients in the country has spread quickly and more seriously compared to […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Woman Gets 20 Years for Killing EX with Pesticide-Laced Jägermeister

  SEATTLE – More than six years after a Thai woman killed her ex-boyfriend and poisoned his new female friend with a bottle of pesticide-laced Jägermeister, Janjira “Jenny” Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Smith, 58, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month. Janjira originally from Thailand killed her ex-boyfriend and severely injured […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thai Policeman Charged with Human Trafficking in Rohingya Rape Case

  PHUKET – Thai Policeman Sgt Maj Weerayuth Feuangfu has been charged with trafficking after a Rohingya woman (Narunisa, aged 25) was allegedly lured from a shelter in southern Thailand and subsequently raped by a man from the refugee Muslim minority. It is believed to be the first time a Thai official has been charged […]

June 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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