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Swiss National Reto Castellazzi Murders Wife Before Killing Himself in Bangkok

  BANGKOK –   Swiss National Reto Castellazzi has shot and killed himself after he shot his wife in the head after a heated argument before turning the gun on himself. Castellazzi had a history of mental illness however he was a former computer engineer. He resigned from his work due to mental illness, and […]

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thailand: Heavy New Penalties for Visa Overstayers Starting August 29

  BANGKOK – Thai Authorities will bar visitors who overstay their visas from returning to Thailand for between one year and a whole decade. The longer the overstay period, the longer will be the re-entry ban. Starting from August 29, the ban will be imposed on any foreigner found to have overstayed his or her […]

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

General Arrested on Suspicion of Extortion in Patpong Red Light District Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Major-General Jenronnarong Detwan has been arrested on suspicion of extortion in a notorious Bangkok red light district, officials said Thursday, in a rare case of authorities prosecuting a member of the military. Major-General Jenronnarong, 56, was arrested by the military early Wednesday at a hotel near the seedy Patpong area charged with […]

July 31st, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Laotian Girl’s Death in Bangkok Sparks Outcry in Lao’s Social Media

– – BANGKOK – The mystery surrounding the death of an 18-year-old Laotian girl falling to her death from an eight-storey apartment room  in Huey Kwang area in Bangkok on July 27  has sparked a public  outcry in Laos with widespread share of a post in the social media calling on the Thai police to […]

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

Taamkru Plans to Fix Thailand’s ‘Disgracefully Bad’ Education System

    BANGKOK  – Thailand ranks eighth out of 10 in Southeast Asia for education. That’s a low bar, considering most of the field are developing nations. This prompted Thai startup Taamkru to embark on a mission to improve, in its own words, the country’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system. Now, the internet company has received […]

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

Thailand Manufacturing Activity Falls for 15th Straight Month

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s economy continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2014, with the country’s growth and manufacturing activity dropping—a scenario that highlights concerns over the junta’s ability to revive consumption and investment hit hard by months of political instability. Thailand’s Finance Ministry reported Wednesday that the local economy shrank 0.3% year-over-year in […]

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

Thailand’s Military Puts High-Speed Trains Back on Agenda

  BANGKOK – Thai military junta, or the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has approved two high- speed train projects intended to link Thailand and southern China, local media reported Wednesday. A 737-km route from northeastern Nong Khai province to Map Ta Phut in eastern Rayong province and a 655-km one from Chiang […]

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

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