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Chiang Mai Army Hunts Down ‘Red Buffalo’ T-Shirts

  CHIANG MAI — Military officers in Chiang Mai are scouring every market in the city to search for ‘red buffalo’ t-shirts they say are causing a conflict in society. The controversial t-shirts depict a red buffalo stamping on a cockroach in a symbolic representation of Thailand’s rival political factions. Critics of the Redshirt movement […]

June 29th, 2014 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Thailand’s Immigration Bureau asks Foreign Ministry to Reconsider Decision to Exempt Visa Fees for Tourists from 17 Countries

BANGKOK – The Immigration Bureau will ask the Foreign Ministry to reconsider the decision to exempt visa fees for tourists and travelers from 17 countries. The 17 countries are Australia, England, the United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland,Norway, Israel, United Arab Emitrates, Spain and New Zealand. Immigration commissioner Pol […]

June 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Junta Opens Public Relations Center for Reconciliation in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – A Public Relations Center for reconciliation has been set up in the Northern province of Chiang Rai to promote happiness and peace to the people in line with the policy of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The NCPO has earlier resolved to set up reconciliation centres throughout the […]

June 29th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Did a Fortune-Teller Predict Thailand’s Military Coup?

  CHIANG MAI – In Thailand, the politicians have gone and the public’s been silenced. It is the military men who run the country now. The streets – well they’re peaceful enough – but what the generals possess in firepower, they lack in earthly confidence. A nervous bunch, they take assistance and advice from a […]

June 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Canadian Rev.Kevin Fast Pulls Airbus A320-200 at Don-Muang Airport in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Talk about amazing strength! Rev. Kevin Fast from Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, successfully pulled a giant Airbus A320-200 weighing 55 tons at Don-Muang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, June 27, 2014. He once successfully pulled a giant Globemaster airplane weighing 416,000 lb – the weight of more than 50 African elephants – for 29 ft across […]

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

Chiang Rai Experiences 4.6-Magnitude Quake in Mae Lao District

  CHIANG RAI – An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Chiang Rai province yesterday afternoon, prompting local officials to be on alert for more seismic activities in the region. According to an announcement by the Seismological Bureau of the Thai Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the quake was located 9 kilometers deep […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

4 Absurdly Harmless Acts Now Criminalized by Thailand’s Junta

  BANGKOK — One month ago, after Thailand’s army seized control of the nation, the instructions were quite clear: Praise us or keep your mouth shut. Dissent is now punishable by detention in military-run Thailand. Those who have directly condemned the coup in public have been summoned to military camps for “attitude adjustment.” The army […]

June 27th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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