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Phuket Police Probe Falling Death of 19 Year Old Finnish Girl

. . PHUKET – Lt Col Sutthichai Thianpho of the Patong Police has told reporters that Police are still trying to determine if the death of 19-year-old Ida Maria Bexar from Finland. Ida Maria Bexar, 19, apparently fell from the rooftop of the Good Dreams Guesthouse onto the roof of a nearby building in the […]

March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Man Arrested at Chiang Rai Airport after Brutally Assaulting Thai Student

. . CHIANG RAI – The boyfriend of a female law student has been arrested after being accused of stubbing out a lit cigarette in her face and viciously kicking her, causing lung injuries and broken ribs, then held her prisoner for two days. Mr. Thanamet Khochornna, 36, was caught at Chiang Rai airport on […]

March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Wall Street Journal Exposes Malaysian Prime Minister’s Lavish Spending

. . KUALA LUMPUR – The Wall Street Journal has uncovered reports that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts were used to purchase $15 million in luxury goods and pay out millions more to political figures ahead of 2013 elections. The Wall Street Journal, citing documents from Malaysian investigators, said the $15 million went […]

March 31st, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thailand’s Junta Bans Outspoken Journalist from Attending World Press Freedom Day Hosted by the United Nation

. . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s distain for the media has reared itself once again,   outspoken journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk has been banned from travelling to Finland to celebrate World Press Freedom Day hosted by the United Nation’s cultural branch, UNESCO, in Helsinki in May. Pravit Rojanaphruk who writes for online outlet Khaosod […]

March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Bomb Attacks in Thailand’s Troubled South Leave One Dead and Dozens Injured

. . PATTANI – Several bombs have gone off in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south killing one person and wounding dozens in a new wave of violence, the military said on Thursday. The blasts were in Pattani, one of three Muslim-majority provinces in largely Buddhist Thailand, near the Malaysian border, on Wednesday and Thursday. Resistance to central […]

March 31st, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Wiang Pa Pao District Facing Water Shortage

. CHIANG RAI -The drought-affected community of Wiang Pa Pao district of Chiang Rai has had to pump up groundwater to feed agricultural crops, using the extra state budget of 5 million baht per subdistrict. Mr Thongchai Thakaew, Chief of San Sali subdistrict, Wiang Pa Pao district said, many natural water sources in Chiang Rai have […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Government Expedites Diversion of Water from Mekong River

    NONG KHAI -Despite concerns from downstream countries like Vietnam, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, four temporary pumps have begun sucking 47 million cubic metres of water out of the Mekong River. Expert from Thailannd’s Royal Irrigation Department Sanya Saengphumphong said the department was conducting studies on how to […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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