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Two Foreign 16 Year Old Teenagers Electrocuted at Bangkok Condo Swimming Pool

  BANGKOK – A 16-year-old Iranian and his 16-year-old American friend were electrocuted by leaked current from a lamp pole beside a swimming pool of a Bangkok condominium late Thursday night, police said. The Iranian teenager was identified as Daryush Hosseini and his American friend as Paul Doughenty. Police said they were electrocuted beside the […]

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand’s Anti Coup Protesters Warned of Drastic Action by Military

– – BANGKOK – An anti-coup activist in Thailand has called for a rally to defy the military government’s ban on demonstrations. The Royal Thai Police Thursday warned anti coup protesters to halt their protest immediately or else they will face drastic action. Troops and police are now standing by to begin enforcing laws against […]

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Special Report – Option B: The Blueprint for Thailand’s Military Coup

  CHIANG MAI (Reuters) – On Dec. 27 last year, Thailand’s powerful army chief stood before a crowded news conference and stunned the beleaguered government of Yingluck Shinawatra by saying he would not rule out military intervention to resolve a deteriorating political crisis. General Prayuth Chan-ocha said “the door was neither open nor closed” when […]

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Why Thailand’s SET Shares are Shaking off the Coup

  BANGKOK – Anywhere but Thailand, a military coup combined with an economic contraction might have spurred a stock selloff, but shares there have surprised many analysts with their resilience. “I’m shocked to see how resilient that market has been,” Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, said, adding he has […]

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Chiang Rai Exports Near Bt10 Billion So Far this Year

  CHIANG RAI –  Border trade in Chiang Rai so far has not been affected by the coup, according to Boontham Thipprasong, President of Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce. From January to March 2014, from total exports worth 9.922 billion baht, a breakdown shows exports to Myanmar amounted to 5.219 billion, 2.765 billion to Laos, […]

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Australian, French and Nigerian Nationals Given Tough Sentences in Cambodia

  CAMBODIA – A 19-year-old French woman, a former teacher from Australia and a 23-year-old Nigerian man were each sentenced to between 23 and 27 years in prison after being convicted of heroin trafficking at Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Charlene Savarino, 19, was sentenced to 25 years and fined $12,500; Yoshe Ann Taylor, 41, was […]

May 29th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Military Faces Tough Economic Challenge after Coup

BANGKOK — Thailand’s trade shrank in April and factory output fell for a 13th straight month, data showed Wednesday, underscoring the damage from political unrest and the tough job the new military government faces in reviving the economy. Exports, which account for more than 60 percent of Thai gross domestic product, fell 0.9 percent in […]

May 29th, 2014 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

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