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Army Sniper Nicknamed ‘Rambo’ Extradited to the U.S.

  BANGKOK – An elite Army sniper nicknamed ‘Rambo’ who allegedly became a contract killer for drug cartels after he left the military was today extradited to the U.S. after his arrest in Thailand. Joseph Hunter is accused of running an international cartel of hitmen ‘straight from the pages of Tom Clancy’ and plotting to […]

September 28th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Interview with Kyle Nix from Chiang Rai United

Interview with Kyle Nix from Chiang Rai United – Yuki Suzuki   I was pleased to see Chiang Rai United are doing well. Particularly, Kyle Nix is playing excellent performance in the last match against BEC Tero, which he got Man of the match. This time we are interviewing No.22 Kyle Nix from Chiang Rai […]

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in Thai Premier League | Read More »

Education Official Say’s 32,000 Sixth Graders Are Illiterate

  BANGKOK – The Ministry of Education is to renew a drive against illiteracy after national test results revealed the embarrassing fact that tens of thousands of Thai school pupils somehow cannot read or write, according to an official. Dr. Chinnapat Bhumirat, Secretary General of Office of the Basic Education Commission of Thailand, said approximately 64,000 Prathomsuksa […]

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Provinces Inundated‎ by Floods, Thirteen Dead

    BANGKOK  – The flood in Thailand is expected to worsen as heavy rain is forecast to continue until next week, especially around the northern and eastern regions. So far, 13 people have died and a total of 2.45 million of its 65 million population affected. Widespread floods in 2011 killed more than 800 […]

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

British SAS Soldier who Claims that Diana was Murdered ‘Flees to Thailand

  BANGKOK — The British Online News Site Daily Mail has reported that a British Soldier who claims the SAS were involved in a plot to kill Princess Diana has reportedly fled to Thailand in fear of his life. The anonymous soldier is said to be laying low in south-east Asia as police investigators probe […]

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

Karen Refugees in Thailand Wary of Return to Myanmar

  CHIANG RAI — Despite Burma’s political opening in recent years, most of the roughly 130,000 Burmese refugees in Thailand are not expecting to return any time soon. A first-of-its kind U.N. survey of refugees indicates that many remain wary of heading back across the border. A pilot socioeconomic survey commissioned by a United Nations […]

September 27th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand’s Shrimp Indutry Fueling Abuse and Trafficking of Myanmar Migrants

  BANGKOK – Western demand for Thai-produced shrimps is fuelling an epidemic of abuses, including child and forced labour, among Burmese migrants working in the poorly-regulated industry, a new report warned on Thursday. The London-based Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) accused Thailand of using trafficking as an “inherent” part of its economic model in order to […]

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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