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Chiang Rai Rangers Capture Six Drug Runners

CHIANG RAI – Paramilitary Rangers on Thursday morning arrested six men and seized 180,000 methamphetamine pills in Muang district, Chiang Rai province. Col Watcharapong Kaewjaeng, commander of Pha Muang’s Special Force 31, said he ordered rangers to keep a close watch on Ban Mae Khao Tom in tambon Thasud after receiving a tip that a large haul of […]

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

Authorities Investigate Death of Liam Whitaker, UK Man Found Dead in Thailand

Investigation launched after Liam whitaker found dead in Thailand   BANGKOK – The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Bangkok has confirmed the death of British National Liam Whitaker in Thailand. Liam Whitaker, a former Helston Community College student, died this month while traveling  Thailand. A spokesman for the FCO said “We were informed of […]

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

Thailands Government Braces for Protests Over Amnesty Bill

  BANGKOK – Thailand braced for mass protests as parliament debated a political amnesty that opponents fear will “whitewash” the past killing of unarmed demonstrators and allow ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return. Critics of the controversial legislation warn that it could unleash a fresh bout of political turmoil in a country rocked by a […]

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

Thailand Plans to Tap Capital Markets for as Much as $15bn

  BANGKOK – Thailand plans to tap the capital markets for as much as $15bn in its biggest international round of debt sales for a decade. The issuance will mark an important test of investor appetite for emerging Asian economies, which are seen by many as vulnerable to a gradual tapering of the US Federal […]

October 31st, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Chiang Rai and Myanmar Authorities Meet to Curb Drug Smuggling

CHIANG RAI – Authorities in Chiang Rai have called on their Myanmar counterparts to help intercept drugs smuggled across the border following a clash between police and drug traffickers in Chiang Rai which killed a commissioned police officer. The issue was raised in the 77th Thai-Myanmar Border Township Committee meeting in Myanmar’s Tachilek border town […]

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

Children Pimping Children out for Sex in Indonesia

  BANDUNG – Chimoy flicks a lighter and draws a long drag until her cheeks collapse on the skinny Dunhill Mild, exhaling a column of smoke. Her no-nonsense, tough-girl attitude projects the confidence of a woman in her 30s, yet she’s only 17. Colorful angel and butterfly tattoos cover her skin, and she wears a […]

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

Stadium Riot Occurs After Pattaya United Loses to Chiang Rai [Video]

  PATTAYA – Thailand’s Pattaya United have announced that the club could be disbanding at the end of the Thailand Premier League (TPL) season. The announcement came after a riot occurred in their last match against Chiangrai United, where Pattaya supporters blocked the stadium for two hours after they were provoked following the award of […]

October 30th, 2013 | Posted in Thai Premier League | Read More »

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