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Four Year Old Girl Raped at Childrens Shelter in Chonburi

  CHON BURI – Banglamung Police have detained Khun Noi a 57-year-old man suspected of raping a four-year-old girl in a Chon Buri children’s shelter but he has denied committing the crime. Investigators say the child was raped on repeated occasions after she was placed in the shelter in June when her mother was detained […]

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

Thai Customs Nab Vietnamese Couple Smuggling 105 kilograms (230 pounds) of Ivory

    BANGKOK – Thai customs officials said Friday they have seized 105 kilograms (230 pounds) of smuggled ivory worth 16 million baht ($500,000) at Bangkok’s international airport. The haul of tusks and ivory beads was headed from Angola to Cambodia when it was found in a routine bag scan Thursday afternoon. The deputy director-general […]

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

Chiang Rai Officials Investigate Complaint by Myanmar Border Merchants

CHIANG RAI – The Thai Army and Police in Chiang Rai convened on Saturday to review Myanmar’s complaint that some Myanmar border merchants were detained by Thai officers and experienced money confiscation when executing financial transactions in Thailand. Police officers in Mae Sai, a border district of the northern province, said all transactions are now […]

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

Officials Respond to Proposal for the Legalisation of Kratom

  BANGKOK – The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) is responding positively to the proposed legalization of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), which is currently on the narcotics list. The ONCB will be meeting with the Food and Drug Administration, the Public Health Ministry and the National Police Office next week to discuss whether kratom […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Thailand’s Baht Poised for its Fifth Monthly Decline

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s economy may not easily pull out of recession, data on factory output suggests, even as a retreat by foreign investors puts further pressure on its financial markets. The fourth straight month of contraction in manufacturing output has raised fresh concerns that a slew of economic data this week will show more […]

August 30th, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

US Rights Group Criticizes Thailand’s Dunkin Donuts Over Ad Campaign

  BANGKOK – A leading human rights group has called on Dunkin’ Donuts to withdraw a “bizarre and racist” advertisement for chocolate doughnuts in Thailand that shows a smiling woman with bright pink lips in blackface makeup. The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Thailand launched a campaign earlier this month for its new “Charcoal Donut” featuring […]

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

More Cross-Border Points Between Myanmar and Thailand

  CHIANG RAI -On August 28, both Myanmar and Thailand open four new checkpoints to both regional and international travellers, a sign of further normalization. Myanmar and Thai citizens, as well as foreign tourists, are allowed since yesterday to pass through four Thai-Myanmar border checkpoints, including Myawady, starting from August 28, according to Burmese immigration […]

August 29th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Northen Thailand | Read More »

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