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Thailand Suspends Seahorse Trade Amid Conservation Concerns

. . BANGKOK – Thailand, the world’s biggest exporter of seahorses, is suspending trade in the animal because of concern about threats to its wild population. The decision was announced at a meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES. Dr. Amanda Vincent, a seahorse expert […]

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Authorities Crack Down on Migrant Workers as Anti-Immigration Feelings Rise

  . . BANGKOK -  Thailand’s Junta is cracking down on migrant workers from neighboring countries, saying they are “stealing jobs from Thais”, amid fears that anti-immigrant sentiment is rising as Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy stagnates. In an operation led by the Thai labor department, police and troops on Wednesday raided a fresh produce market […]

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s White Temple to Charge Foreigners Entrance Fee, While Thai Citizens are Free

. . CHIANG RAI – Wat Rong Khun ( White Temple) in Phan, Chiang Rai is now preparing to collect entrance fees from foreign tourists, starting in October, 1st 2016. Foreign visitors will now have to pay 50 baht per person for a stroll around the famous Wat Rong Khun, better known among foreigners as […]

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Drivers from China Now Require Driving Test in Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI -The Provincial Land Transport Office in Chiang Rai has now mandated that Chinese tour agents must apply for driving licenses which can be temporarily used for a 30-days time in Thailand. Land Transport Office Director Satawan Manokhrueng said that Chinese visitors to Chiang Rai Province might not be aware of traffic […]

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Prime Minister May Ban Chinese Movie Re-Enacting the Murder of 13 Chinese Sailors in Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Tuesday that the Hong Kong-Chinese action film re-enacting the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River in 2011 by a notorious Myanmar drug kingpin may be banned in Thailand. “I have ordered authorities to check the content of Operation Mekong. If it is […]

September 29th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand’s Justice Minister Say’s Local Administrations Plagued with Corruption

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Justice Minister Paiboon Koomchaya told the Media on Wednesday that local administration organisations throughout the country are plagued with corruption, with both political and permanent officials being the worst of those involved. Gen Paiboon, in his capacity as chairman of the Centre for National Anti-Corruption (CNAC), made the comment at […]

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Pope Francis Condemns Syrian Bombings, Saying Those Responsible Must Answer to God

. VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has publicly denounced the assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying those responsible for the bombings must answer to God. Francis said at his public audience Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square that he’s “united in suffering through prayer and spiritual closeness” to Aleppo’s people. He expressed “deep pain […]

September 28th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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