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Bomb Kills Eight Soldiers in Roadside Blast in Yala

  YALA – Eight soldiers have killed by a roadside bomb in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south, an army spokesman says. Saturday’s attack, one of the single deadliest assaults by rebels on Thai security forces in recent years, ripped through a military truck transporting the soldiers after a night on duty at a base in Krongpinang district […]

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

21 People Die Daily in Thailand from Diabetes

  CHIANG RAI – Thailand currently records about three million diabetes patients with 21 deaths daily, according the public health ministry. Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong said that the diabetes situation in Thailand in the ten years from 2001- 2010 that the number of patients receiving treatment in hospital has increased four times. In 2011, […]

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Health Ministry Stands Firm on Cigarette Packets Warnings

  BANGKOK – Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong insisted that the latest Thai tobacco regulation which requires 85 per cent of space on cigarette packets dedicated to health warning is appropriate.   He was referring to a move by US-based tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris and more than 1,400 Thai retailers to sue the ministry in […]

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Alcohol Abuse on the Rise in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – The number of drinkers in Chiang Rai and other northern provinces is on the rise on an annual basis, raising concerns over growing health and social problems. The House Standing Committee on Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Disabled and the Underprivileged Affairs revealed that six northern provinces, namely Chiang Rai […]

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand Remains on US Human Trafficking Watch list

    BANGKOK  – Thailand remains on the watch list of the US on human trafficking for the fourth time in as many years. According to The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), Asian countries, including Thailand, are homes to some of the worst illegal human traffickers. Thailand is once again placed on the Tier 2 […]

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand to Require Foreign Visitors to Buy Health Insurance

  CHIANG RAI – The Thai government plans to issue a new regulation requiring foreign tourists to buy travel and health insurance before arriving in Thailand. According to the Bangkok Post, various state agencies on Thursday agreed in principle with the Public Health Ministry’s proposal. The ministry made the proposal at a meeting with representatives […]

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Joshua Smits Family Left Guessing after Phuket Tragedy

  PHUKET – The family of a Joshua Smits who died after reportedly leaping from the balcony of a Phuket hotel say they are awaiting answers on the circumstances surrounding his death. According to Embassy officials  Joshua’s family has opted not to travel to Phuket after consulting with the embassy. Joshua  died at Vachira Hospital […]

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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