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Japanese Businessman Plummets to his Death in Chon Buri

  CHON BURI – A Japanese Businessman  Mr. Hendo 37, has reportedly jumped off the balcony of an apartment building in Sri Racha district Chonburi province and plummeted to his death. The incident took place at a condominium in Sri Racha district. At the scene the police found the body of the victim, who was identified as […]

October 29th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Finance Minister Defends Rice Subsidy Scheme

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s finance minister has mounted a strong defence of a much-criticised official rice subsidy scheme, saying it can continue indefinitely even though its multibillion-dollar annual cost is widely seen as undermining confidence in the country’s economy. Kittiratt Na-Ranong said the two-year-old rice-buying programme – which has just been renewed for another year […]

October 29th, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Interior Ministry Issues Winter Blankets to Elderly in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – The Interior Ministry has given out 500 blankets to elderly people in Chiang Rai Province as winter is approaching. Deputy Interior Minister Visarn Techateerawat, along with his team, went to Chiang Rai’s Mae Lao District where the deputy minister chaired the opening ceremony of the renowned Long Boat Racing Festival. Later […]

October 29th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

28 Year Old Woman Arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 7 Kilogrammes of Cocaine

  BANGKOK – Customs officials arrested Piyawan Jitwong, 28 and seized more than 7 kilograms of cocaine, the largest cocaine seizure in Thailand in at least two years, when she arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday morning. The drugs, worth more than 9 million baht, were allegedly found in two pieces of her luggage. Ms […]

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

Former Prime Minister Abhisit Indicted for Killings in 2010 Crackdown

  BANGKOK — The Office of the Attorney-General  in Thailand have indicted former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajivafor his alleged role in the deaths of demonstrators during a 2010 crackdown on anti-government protests. A spokesman for the Attorney General’s office, Mr Nanthasak Poolsuk, said today (Oct 28) that Abhisit Vejjajiva was charged with “causing others to […]

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

Child Trafficking and Prostitution Still Flourishes in Pattaya

PATTAYA – Child prostitution in Pattaya will flourish as long as the number of homeless children – both Thai and foreign – remains high and they continue to be exploited by sex tourists and parents who sell their children into the trade, says Human Help Network Foundation Thailand (HHN) director Kanjanas Memanas. Despite a drop […]

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

North American Hydroponic Marijuana Finds Asian Markets

  HANOI – For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis is just not good enough. As with their Adidas caps, iPhones and Sanskrit tattoos, so with their choice of bud: only foreign will do. Potent marijuana grown indoors in Canada and the United States is easy to […]

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

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