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Swede Lief Christer Left Homeless in Bangkok after Being ‘Swindled’ by a Thai Woman

– BANGKOK – Lief Christer worked as a chef in Sweden, but is now forced to beg on the streets in Bangkok Thailand. Images of Mr Lief Christer, 45, sleeping on a footpath in the Soi Nana area went viral online last week, the Bangkok Post reported. Mr Christer had arrived in Thailand in May, hoping […]

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

Premier General Prayuth Chan-ocha Stacks Cabinet with Military Officers

– – BANGKOK – Thailand’s coup leader and newly appointed Premier General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Sunday (Aug 31) received royal endorsement for a Cabinet stacked with soldiers, as the military extended its reach into the kingdom’s politics. Nearly a third of the 32-strong Cabinet are senior military officers. Among them are Prayuth’s close allies and […]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Two Arrested for Distributing Leaflets Demanding Renewed Legal Action Against Abhisit Vejjajiva

  BANGKOK – Thai police today arrested at least two people for distributing leaflets demanding renewed legal action against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then deputy for their roles in a 2010 protest crackdown. Two unnamed people – believed to be relatives of victims of the crackdown four years ago – were charged with defamation […]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha Announces War on Corruption

. BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated strong determination to fight corruption in all his announced eleven reform sectors with assurance that any cabinet minister who under performs will be removed, while explaining the need to have many generals in his cabinet is to deal with certain security matters. Speaking on his weekly […]

August 30th, 2014 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Terry Stark, Founder of Carolina Skiffs, Dead at 68 in Cambodia

  CAMBODIA – US National Terry Stark, a restless genius who never finished high school but invented a simple, every man’s skiff that grew into the nation’s biggest-selling fiberglass boat brand, has died in Cambodia. Terry was 68 It was the last of many places he called home as he pursued a simple but adventurous […]

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

Australian Woman Joanna Sherwell Successfully Adopts Dog from Chiang Mai

  GEELONG -A well traveled pooch has seen more of the world than most canines after his Drysdale adopter decided she couldn’t leave Thailand without him. Joanna Sherwell, a former model, business-owner and life coach, met Sunny at an Elephant Rehabilitation Mission in Chiang Mai where she volunteered before working as manager of the park’s […]

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

Singha Trail Running Festival, Scheduled for September 20

  CHIANG RAI – AMA events and Singha Corporation have announced that the inaugural Singha Trail Running Festival, scheduled for September 20, will be held in the stunning Singha Park located in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The event will be a true ‘catchall’ race, including a comprehensive array of distances – 3km, 10km and 21km […]

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

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