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Thailand’s Ministry of Education to Drastically Change it’s English Speaking Programs

.  . BANGKOK -  With just one hour of English classes per week in primary schools, it’s no surprise that most Thais have little to no ability to speak the language. The government wants to change that. The Ministry of Education has embarked on a program to ensure that all primary schoolchildren are able to […]

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

Russian May Have Used “Ripper” Malware Program in Thailand ATM Heists

. . BANGKOK – Security researchers have found a sophisticated malware program that may have been used recently by a gang of hackers to steal more than US$350,000 from ATMs in Thailand. A sample of the new malware, dubbed Ripper, was uploaded to the VirusTotal database from an Internet Protocol address in Thailand last week, […]

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

Drunken New Zealander Dies after Fall From Bangkok Balcony

. . BANGKOK – A30-year-old New Zealand man has died when he fell after trying to climb across to an adjacent balcony at the Chillax Resort in Bangkok, Deputy investigator Pol Capt Utai Wangtan from Chanasongkhram Police Station reported. The man has been named by the New Zealands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as New Zealand […]

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

Thailand Cited as ‘Red Alert’ Country for Zika Virus

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Disease Control chief Dr Amnuay Gajeena said yesterday Thailand urgently need to help to control the breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit the Zika virus. Provinces where people with the Zika virus are being treated were also instructed to immediately set up an emergency operations centre to […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Phuket Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Russian Wanted for 12 Million Baht ATM Heist

. . PHUKET – The Phuket provincial court on Monday issued a warrant for the arrest of Russian National Rustam Shambasov, 29, suspected to be among the seven suspects stealing 12 million baht from malware-infected ATMs of state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB) this month. Rustam Shambasov, who has already left the Kingdom arrived from Beijing […]

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

Thai Government Bans Cigarette Smoking in all Meter Taxis

. . BANGKOK -Thailand’s Land Transport Department chief Sanit Promwong has reported that as of September 1st, taxi drivers in Thailand will be banned from smoking in their taxis whether there are passengers or not. Cabbies and the owners of taxis who fail to follow the ban will be liable to fines ranging from 1,000-2,000 […]

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

1,099 Wild Orchids to Returned to Nature in Chiang Rai to Honor of HM the Queen

. CHIANG RAI – The Department of Agricultural Extension has launched a campaign to return wild orchids to nature in honor of Her Majesty the Queen’s seventh birthday cycle on August 12, 2016. Deputy Agricultural Extension Department Director General Olarn Phitak presided over the launching of the campaign at the Agricultural Career Support and Development […]

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

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