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British National Shane Looker Sought by Thai Police for Murder

  KANCHANBURI – Pol Lt-Gen VeerapongChuenpakdee, commissioner of the 7th Provincial Police Bureau said the Kanchanaburi Provincial court has issued a warrant for the arrest of 45 Year Old British National Shane Kenneth Looker. Mr Looker is suspected of murdering his Thai girlfriend and stuffing her body in a red luggage which was later dumped […]

January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Ships Grounded on Mekong Awaiting China to Release Water from Jinghong Dam

  CHIANG RAI – After more than 70 vessels ran aground in the Mekong River, Chinese marine department official says China will speed up releasing water from the Jinghong dam China has increased the release of water from the Jinghong dam in Yunnan province from 1,040 cubic metres per second daily to 1,100 cubic metres […]

January 31st, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Close Monitoring Ordered for US Embassy Officials Meeting with Red Shirts, United Front for Democracy

. BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered government officials to closely monitor meetings between a high-ranking US embassy officials with co-leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (Red Shirts) in the north and northeast, Deputy Defence Minister Army Chief Gen Udomdej Sitabutr said today. The reported meetings between the […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Japanese Millionare Mitsutoki Shigeta Awarded Custody

  BANGKOK – Mitsutoki Shigeta, 24, the Japanese Millionare who fathered 12 babies with surrogates in Thailand has been granted paternal rights over three of the babies by the Central Juvenile and Family Court. The court’s chief judge, Suphat Yuthanom, revealed the decision on Wednesday. The decision comes after six surrogate mothers filed a lawsuit against […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Virgin Surgery Promotion Stirs Controversy in Cambodia

  PHNOM PENH – The Cambodian government has ordered a hospital to stop advertising so-called virginity restoration procedures, saying it harms the “morality” of society. A number of Cambodian clinics quietly offer hymenoplasty—a procedure commonly sought after in countries where a woman’s virginity is prized— but Phnom Penh’s Victoria International Hospital is unusual in publicly […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Pre-School May Become Compulsory Under New Charter

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Education Minister Adm Narong Pipatanasaihas said that the new charter could extend compulsory education to cover kindergarten years, to boost children’s competency from an early age. Speaking at an Office of Basic Education (Obec) seminar yesterday, Education Minister Adm Narong Pipatanasai said he backed extending compulsory education from nine years to 11 […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Singha Masters Kicks off at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – The five-million-baht Singha Masters Title Tournament, the 2014 season finale of the All Thailand Golf Tour, tee off today at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai. Veterans Prayad Marksaeng and Thammanoon Srirot will be vying for their fifth Singha Masters title this week. Prayad has won the tournament in 2000, 2003, […]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Sports | Read More »

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