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American Matthew Jason Spurlock, 39, Identified as Chiang Mai Motorcycle Crash Victim

. . CHIANG MAI -Police in Chiang Mai have release the identity of the foreigner who was killed when he crashed a black Suzuki 650cc motorcycle into a construction barrier on Super Highway Road in Central Chiang Mai intersecting with Kham Thiang Market. According to Police Matthew Jason Spurlock, 39 from the United State was riding […]

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

Safety a Concern as Thailand’s Tourism Authority Tries to Attract Quality Tourists

 . . BANGKOK – Thailand needs to do more to keep its tourists safe if it wants to achieve its objective of attracting more high-end travellers, operators say, or it risks losing out to its up-and-coming neighbours. With its palm-fringed beaches, Buddhist culture and racy nightlife, Thailand has been the poster child for Asian tourism […]

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

Gen. Prayuth Gives Army Broader Arrest Powers in New Decree

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military appointed Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has given the military broad new police-like powers to arrest and detain criminal suspects, in an unannounced move that rights groups criticized Wednesday as a recipe for human rights violations. In a decree Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha issued late Tuesday night comes amid […]

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

Myanmar Swears in New President Htin Kyaw

. NAYPYITAW– Members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century. Htin Kyaw, a close friend and confidant of the Nobel peace prize laureate, was hand-picked by her to run […]

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

Jen’s English Tips – How to Disagree

. . How to Disagree: . No. No Way. Bad idea. Forget it. Go to hell. I disagree. That is crazy. When pigs fly. I do not agree. Not on my watch. That is absurd. I beg to differ. When donkeys fly. I do not think so. You can’t be serious Not in my life […]

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

French Diving Instructor, Jean-Francois Louet, Found Dead in Surat Thani

  SURAT THANI – The body of French diving instructor, Jean-Francois Louet, 46, has been found at a plantation in Surat Thani province on after going missing for half a month, Surat Thani police Commander Apichart Boonsriroj told reporters. Police were informed of the body of Jean-Francois Louet, 46, in a banana grove behind Thidamaepra […]

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Junta Apointed Commission Releases New Draft Constitution in Thailand

. BANGKOK – Thailand’s proposed new constitution was unveiled to the public on Tuesday, amid criticism that the charter is undemocratic and gives too much power to the military that staged a coup two years ago. The military government, which had banned criticism of the proposed constitution prior to its release, will hold a public […]

March 29th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

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