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Thailand Embracing a Digital Transformation, Spending Big on IT Infrastructure

. . BANGKOK – Jarit Sidhu, research manager and lead analyst of IDC Thailand, said organisations in Thailand are embracing the dawn of digital transformation with total spending on enterprise IT infrastructure expected to reach 500 billion baht by 2020, says IDC Thailand. The country’s IT infrastructure spending in 2016 is expected to total 400 […]

November 30th, 2016 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Thailand Launches “Don’t Ride if you are Under 15” Safety Program

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre has launched an anti-motorcycling campaign aimed at children under 15 years old to help reduce road accident death rates. Adisak Plitapolkarnpim, director of the centre, said Tuesday children under 15 are banned from riding motorcycles under the Land Traffic Act 1979 but […]

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

Deadly Fire at Girls Dormitory Kills 11 Students in Aladag, Turkey

. . ALADAG – Turkish Authorities imposed a news blackout on a fire in a dormitory at a girls school which killed 12 people in southern Turkey, as an official admitted a fire exit was most probably locked.  The fire blazed through the three-story dormitory housing middle school students in the town of Aladag, in […]

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

Prime Minister Announces Construction of Railway from Phrae to Chiang Khong

. . CHIANG RAI – The Prime Minister said the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) would soon begin the construction of a 323-kilometer railway from Denchai district of Phrae to Chiang Khong district of Chiang Rai after it was shelved 56 years ago. The SRT is expected to convene a meeting next month to discuss […]

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

National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Invites Crown Prince to Become New King of Thailand

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) said in a televised announcement that Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn would be invited to ascend the throne after the cabinet earlier on Tuesday formally asked parliament to begin the process of installing a new monarch. Members of the National Legislative Assembly stood up […]

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

Plane Carrying Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia, Only Six Survive

. . LA UNION – A chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team to the biggest match of its history crashed into a Colombian hillside and broke into pieces, killing 75 people and leaving six survivors, Colombian officials said Tuesday. The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline with roots in Venezuela, […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thai Tour Operators Charged for Scamming Chinese Tourists

. . BANGKOK – Thai prosecutors have charged a string of tour operators with ripping off Chinese tourists, as the kingdom cracks down on scams targeting their most lucrative visitors. China sends more people to Thailand than any other nation and tourism remains one of the few bright spots in the kingdom’s otherwise bleak economy. […]

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

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