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Floods Hit Thai-Myanmar Border

  MYANMAR – Almost 25,000 people have been evacuated to makeshift camps after floods ravaged eastern Myanmar, an official said Wednesday, as relief teams struggled to reach remote areas inundated by water. Flood waters have risen dramatically after several days of heavy rain in Karen State forcing thousands to flee to nearly 80 relief camps, […]

July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Myanmar’s Chiang Rai-Tarchileik Boarder Crossing Granting Country Wide Visa’s

CHIANG RAI – Myanmar will allow visitors using the border crossings of Tarchileik, Myawady and Kawthaung via Thailand to go anywhere except restricted areas starting in August, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Information. The allowance aims to increase the arrival of foreign travellers. In the announcement, the Ministry of Information stated that […]

July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

American Bobby Carter Stabbed to Death at the Long Horn Saloon in Phuket

PHUKET – Police have arrested three pub musicians who killed an American man and severely injured his son after the two men sang with them but then refused to get off the stage at the Long Horn Saloon in Krabi‚Äôs Muang district early on Wednesday morning. Bobby Carter, 51, was stabbed to death in the […]

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

Lao Hoping the September Opening of Chiang Rai-Lao Friendship Bridge Will Woo Tourists

  CHIANG RAI – The number of Thai tourists visiting Bokeo province is expected to double once construction of the fourth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River in the area is finished this September. Provincial Information, Culture and Tourism Department Director, Mr Somephone Keomany, stated in the Vientiane Times on Monday that works were […]

July 31st, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Falling Tree Kills Mother and Daughter in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – A Mother and Daughter have been killed in Chiang Rai when heavy rain at Doi Wawee in Mae Suai district up rooted a tree, which then toppled onto them as they were walking to a plantation. Flash floods and landslides are raising concern in the northern province of Chiang Rai. The […]

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

Thai Navy Buys S.Korean Frigate for 486 Million USD

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Navy decided on Tuesday to buy a South Korean-made frigate which will cost some 486 million U.S. dollars and be delivered in the next five years. The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, approved the Thai navy’s plan to procure the South Korean frigate with installment pay spreading from next […]

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

Mitsubishi’s Thai Sales Down 24 Percent for April-June

  BANGKOK – Mitsubishi Motors Corp warned on Tuesday of further falls in demand in Thailand, Southeast Asia’s largest car market, after Bangkok ended subsidies for first-time buyers last year. Mitsubishi Motors, which operates three vehicle plants in Thailand, wants to cover the drop in demand by exporting vehicles to other countries within ASEAN and […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Automotive | Read More »

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