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28 Year Old Russian Alexey Mikhaylov Falls to His Death in Chiang Mai

  CHIANG MAI – Royal Thai Police have reported that Russian National, Alexey Mikhaylov, 28, died after his fall from the eighth-floor Casa Condo apartment where he lived with his family in downtown Chiang Mai on Thursday night. Alexey Mikhaylov and his family had been staying in the rented premises at Casa Condo on Chotana Road […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

The Tiny Northern Town of Santikhiri “Mae Salong” Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – As the mist rolls over the tiny  village of Santikhiri formerly known as Mae Salong perched on the hills of northern Thailand, it is hard to imagine that this is the same tropical country better known for the humid streets of Bangkok and the sunny beaches of Phuket. But Santikhiri (Mae […]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand’s New 200 Member Senate to be Nominated not Elected

  BANGKOK – A Spokesperson for the 36-person committee, drafting of a new constitution has reported that Thailand’s New 200-Member Senate will be nominated and not directly elected by voters, said a committee appointed by the country’s military rulers, while critics called it a setback for Thai democracy. The new senators will be chosen from […]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

The Mighty Mekong is Almost a Stagnant Pond

  CHIANG RAI – What is happening to the Mekong River, one of the Greatest Rivers in the World? With hundreds of its own endemic fish and many other species, with rainforest drenching its waters with life, the longest river in SE Asia is losing out. The main cause at the moment is simply lack […]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Votes to Restricts Political Demonstrations

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Stacked National Legislative Assembly voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. The law will impose restrictions on the “time, place and manner” of demonstrations but it was not aimed at banning […]

February 26th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to Pursue Retroactive Impeachment Charges Against Abhisit and Suthep

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will pursue retroactive impeachment charges against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban for a crackdown on protesters five years ago, officials confirmed Wednesday. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) voted unanimously late Tuesday to pursue charges against Abhisit and his deputy premier Suthep Thaugsuban for their role in an […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s New Ambassador to Washington Mending Fences

  WASHINGTON –  Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has charged its new ambassador to the United States Pisan Manawapat to quickly mend strained ties with its ally Washington during his time there. In an interview with The Bangkok Post which was published following his confirmation earlier this week, Pisan said that his “two urgent […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

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