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Thailand to Repair and Overhaul the 1st Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge

– – CHIANG RAI -Thailand is to spend 7 million baht to perform major maintenance on the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, expected to be finished within half a year. The Mae Sai Chief District Officer Somchai Rungsakorn today presided at a seminar on the effect on traffic caused by the period of maintenance on the […]

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

Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom Re-Opens Despite Mauling Australian Tourist

 – – PHUKET – Tiger Kingdom in Phuket has re-opened to the public following the mauling of an Australian man inside one of its enclosures last week. The park had closed for two days after Paul Goudie, 49, from Melbourne, was left needing surgery and dozens of stiches to his stomach and legs after entering […]

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

Human Rights Watch Demands Thai Military Action on Teen’s Death

– – BANGKOK  – A leading human rights organization called Wednesday on Thailand’s government to take action against security forces implicated in the killing of an ethnic Malay Muslim teenager. Human Rights Watch said military and paramilitary units have been involved in the killing of Malay Muslim children in southern Thailand, where an insurgency has […]

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

Philippine Ambassador Visits Chiang Rai Governor at City Hall

– – CHIANG RAI – H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Ambassador and Philippine Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, paid a courtesy call to Chiang Rai Governor Phongsak Wangsamer at Chiang Rai City Hall. The ambassador praised how Chiang Rai has beautiful line of tress and landscapes with flowers along the main roads. During her visit the Governor the […]

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

Dutch Child Molester’s 37 Year Prison Term Upheld by Thailand’s Supreme Court

– – BANGKOK – The Supreme Court in Thailand has upheld a 37-year prison term for 56-year-old Dutch National Willem Gerard Knoppien, convicted of molesting a 12 year old boy in Prachuap Khiri Khan in 2007. The court said another convict, Thanes Bualuang, 37, confessed to taking the 12-year-old boy to see  Willem Gerard Knoppien The 12 […]

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

Thai Immigration Bureau Gets Tough on Foreign Criminals

– – BANGKOK – The Immigration Bureau has announced that it will intercept all foreign nationals who are involved in criminal activities from entering Thailand’s Deep South by stationing police at various immigration checkpoints. Police Major General Warawut Tawechaikarn, the Commander of the Immigration Bureau, declared that the bureau will take precautionary measures to prevent […]

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

Thailand’s PM Allows Second DNA Test for Koh Tao Murder Suspects

– – BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday challenged critics of a police investigation into the murder of two British tourists saying new DNA tests can be done as concern grows that two men arrested (Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun) over the killings might have been framed. Police Spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said […]

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

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