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New Industrial Estate Approved for Chiang Khong Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI – The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (I-EA-T) has approved the construction of two new industrial estates in Chiang Rai and Nong Khai Province which are expected to attract 110 billion baht in investment and more than 25,000 jobs. Permanent Secretary for Industry Withoon Simachokedee, in his capacity as the I-EA-T chairman, said […]

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

Minor Earthquakes Still Effecting Chiang Rai

 – – CHIANG RAI – The Seismological Bureau, reports that a minor earthquake shook Chiang Rai’s Mae Suai district this morning.An earthquake measuring 2.7 on Richter scale at a depth of 2 kilometers jolted the district today. The tremor was not felt by residents in the area but the epicenter of the quake was reportedly […]

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

49-year-old Chiang Rai Man Arrested For Kidnapping And Extortion

– – CHIANG RAI – Police in Chiang Rai have arrested a 49 year old man and are searching  for nine others after a Thai woman was kidnapped and ransomed for 210,000 baht earlier this month. The victim was set free after her family paid the ransom. According to a City News Report the incident […]

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

Thai Rail Worker Gets Death Penalty for Rape and Murder of 13-year-old Nong Kaem

  HUA HIN – Former Thai railway worker Wanchai Saengkhao has been sentenced to death for the raping and killing of 13-year-old Nong Kaem on an overnight train in Thailand. An attack that sparked outrage in the Southeast Asian nation and prompted calls for the execution of rapists. The case also raised questions about the safety […]

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

Thailand’s Tourism Minister Suggests Tracking Wristbands for Tourists

  KOH TAO  – Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said on Tuesday that identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers earlier this month that has raised fresh concerns over tourist safety.  Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said she had approached hotels over the idea of handing out wristbands to […]

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

Frustration Grows as Thai Police No Closer to an Arrest in Murder of British Tourists

  KOH TAO  – Thai police investigating the murder of two British tourists said on Sunday that they were no closer to an arrest as frustration grows over the lack of a breakthrough. The bodies of Hanna Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were discovered on Sept. 15 on Koh Tao island, popular with divers […]

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

Thailand’s Army Chief Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Hands over Command of the Army

  BANGKOK –  Thailand’s army chief prime minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, hands over command of the army this week to a trusted ally and steps into civilian politics as head of a government likely to soon face pressure to turn around a sputtering economy. Prayuth, 60, who led a coup in May, presided over a […]

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