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Security Tightened at Chiang Rai Border Towns in Wake of New Years Festivities

. . CHIANG RAI -As tourism numbers in Mae Sai District continue to rise for the Thai New Year, police and military security officials are overseeing the safety of tourists in the Golden Triangle in Chiang Rai Province and looking out for illegal items. The Military and police sectors have both said they have boosted […]

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

Thai Bus Driver Flips Bus Killing 1 Injuring 29, trying to Pickup his Cell Phone

. . KHON KAEN – Pol Capt Pornchai Sangsila of Khon Kaen Highway police station has reported that one passenger has been killed and 28 others injured after the driver of an inter-provincial bus bent down to pick up his mobile phone in the foot-well and lost control of his vehicle. Pol Capt Pornchai Sangsila […]

December 31st, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha Uses “Section 44” to Force Impaired Drivers into “Behavioral Correction” Sessions

. . BANGKOK – Every year tens of thousands are killed on Thailand’s roads, some of the world’s most dangerous – a tragedy that spikes during New Year week. But junta chief Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha says he has had enough. Under an executive order, police and security forces will be able to detain […]

December 31st, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

China Confirms Building Second Air Craft Carrier

. . BEIJING – China confirmed on Thursday it is building a second aircraft carrier to go with an existing one bought second-hand, as neighbors worry about Beijing’s new assertiveness to claims in the South China Sea. Defense Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the carrier had been designed in China and was being built in […]

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

Severe Air Turbulence Injures 21 Passengers on Air Canada Flight from China

. . CALGARY – Twenty one passengers including three children on an Air Canada flight from Shanghai, China have been taken to a Calgary hospital after turbulence caused multiple injuries Wednesday. Flight 88 was en route to Toronto from Shanghai when the airplane encountered violent turbulence and was forced to stop in Calgary to treat the […]

December 31st, 2015 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Belgium Police Arrest Muslims Sympathizers Over New Year’s Attack Plot

. . BRUSSELS – Police in Belgium have detained six people during house searches in Brussels on Thursday as part of an investigation into an alleged plot to carry out an attack in the capital on New Year’s Eve. Authorities on Wednesday called off the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the capital, citing […]

December 31st, 2015 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Shackled and Blindfolded Behind the Walls of Bangkok’s 11th Army Base

. . BANGKOK – When Thai lawyer Winyat Chatmontree was allowed to meet his client, Pratin Chankate, in detention at a Bangkok army base,he was shuffled in blindfolded and shackled by military guards. At their second meeting Pratin Chankate, a former police officer charged with plotting to attack senior government officials who was officially in […]

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

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