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Bangkok Police Rally on Right to Self-Defence in Wake of Protests

BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok have demanded that they have the right to protect themselves for their safety in light of confrontation with protesters. The demand for the right of self-defence is specified in a statement issued by a group of 500 policemen who rallied at the Royal Plaza on Monday to voice their frustration […]

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

Third Day of New Year Holiday Sees 161 deaths, 1,390 injuries

  THIALAND – Road accidents on the third of seven Dangerous Days of the New Year holiday have claimed 161 lives, 1,390 injuries. Northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province records most deaths with 12 for drunk driving. As of December 29, the third day of the so-called seven dangerous days, Ministry of Public Health deputy permanent secretary Amnuay […]

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

Thailand’s Army Moves to Allay Coup Fears

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s powerful but politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it might step in to resolve a festering political crisis, while anti-government protesters entrenched positions around Bangkok as they seek to disrupt a February election. The latest round of an all-too-familiar political conflict in Thailand has dragged on for weeks. It […]

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

Fire Leaves Hundreds of Karen Refugees Homeless

  TAK – A ferocious blaze on Friday swept through part of the Mae La camp for Karen refugees in Tha Song Yang district of Tak province, injuring one man. Mae La Refugee Camp officials confirmed that a fire that tore through Zone C of Mae La Refugee camp destroyed as many as 120 houses. […]

December 30th, 2013 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Severe Cold Spell Blankets 36 Provinces

CHIANG RAI – A cold spell has hit most provinces in the northern and northeastern regions with more than 6 million people in particular battling the harsh weather conditions, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on Sunday. Thirty-six provinces have been declared as cold disaster zones, including Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong […]

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

Thailand’s Silent Coup and What it Portends

  BANGKOK – Thailand is once again being convulsed by extreme partisan politics, with the country’s polarisation playing out on Bangkok’s streets. Several people have been killed, and many more have been injured. The sense that Thailand has been through all of this before would have been mildly reassuring were it not for a nagging […]

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

Bus Accident Injures 24 People, Holiday Road Death Toll Hits 86

HAT LAI –  Police said they suspect the driver of a bus travelling from Bangkok-Hat Yai fell asleep while driving, injured 24 people Sunday. The accident happened  near the end of the 579-mile trip from Bangkok to Hat Yai around at 5 a.m. Sunday, the Bangkok Post reported, adding 13 of the injured received treatment […]

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

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