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Thai Navy Seals Arrested for Involvement in Anti-Government Protests

  BANGKOK – Thai Police on Tuesday arrested two Navy Seals officers who admitted to working as armed guards for the anti-government People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which has staged protests in Bangkok since November. This follows the arrest of three heavily armed Navy Seals on January 16, found in possession of “supporter cards” for […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chinese Behaving Badly, Chiang Mai’s City Residents Say Chinese Tourists a Nuisance

The survey showed 80% of respondents thought Chinese tourists were a nuisance to the community.   CHIANG MAI – A Chiang Mai University’s Social Research Institute survey suggests the city’s residents consider Chinese tourists a nuisance  they could live without. The research institute conduced the survey online using a questionnaire as well as data collected […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Thai Government Heads to United Nations for Help Resolving Politial Crisis

  BANGKOK –  Thailand’s Caretaker foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, heads today to the United Nations looking for solutions to the crisis existing in that country, after the secretary general of that body Ban Ki-Moon called for second time to a dialogue between the parts in conflict. The diplomat said he will make that proposal […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Australian Scientist, Philip Hirsch Leads Mekong’s “Don Sahong Dam” Protest

  LAOS – Australian Scientist and Professor, Philip Hirsch is leading a call for Laos to halt a planned hydro-electric dam on the Mekong River that could damage fish stocks vital to the hundreds of thousands of poor in neighboring Cambodia. Philip Hirsch, a professor at Sydney University’s School of Geo-sciences and the Mekong Research […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Science,Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Commerce Minister Confirms China’s Purchase for 400,000 Tons of Thai Rice

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has confirmed that it is to sell 400,000 tonnes of rice from its stockpiles to China in a deal that will provide funds to help the government pay farmers who have been protesting in Bangkok because a state rice-buying program has run out of money. On Feb. 4, China […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Bus Accident in Prachinburi Tragically Kills, 13 Students, 2 Teachers

  PRACHINBURI –  Tragedy struck in Eastern Thailand Friday when at least 15 people, including 13 children, were killed when a bus carrying students on a trip to the seaside collided with a double decker tour bus. More than 30 others were injured in the Pre-dawn accident in Prachinburi involving the double-decker bus and an […]

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

  BANGKOK –  Seven years after packing his bags and leaving Coventry for a new start in Thailand, Steve Williams could not be happier with his new-found life. Steve Williams was a telegraph advertising rep who swapped the city for the Far East starts own volunteer adventure travel company in Bangkok He has become the […]

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Tourism News,Tourist in the News | Read More »

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