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Putin Checkmates Obama after Symbolic Sanctions Manoeuvre

. . MOSCOW – It was one of the most brilliant geopolitical chess moves in over a decade, and it involved doing nothing, according to Eurasia senior analyst Lauren Goodrich. An expert on Russian politics at the intelligence firm Stratfor, Goodrich was referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response, or lack thereof, to the recent […]

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

Mae Sai Police Arrest 5 Suspected Drug Smugglers Posing as Tourists

. . CHIANG RAI – New Years won’t be ringing in happy for a group of five people from Central Thailand after they were arrested in Mae Sai District with 200,000 Methamphetamine Pills destined for Bangkok. The three men and two women, were apprehended after a raid on a hotel room in Mae Sai district […]

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

As Thailand’s New Years Road Toll Rises to 113 deaths, Police Ordered to Take Tough Actions on Drunk Drivers

. . BANGKOK -Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered tough actions on serious traffic violations in order to ensure safety for the people as accidents causing death rose to 113 yesterday. Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said his order came as he was concerned about the safety of the people travelling homes […]

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

Overworked Bus Driver Abandons Bus and Passenger on Route to Chiang Mai

. . KAMPHAENG PHET – 48 Bus passengers, foreign and Thai, were left stranded on the roadside with the driverless bus on Thursday morning after the driver of a Bangkok-Chiang Mai bus abandoned it in mid-journey and walked off in Kamphaeng Phet, complaining he was too tired after working non-stop for several days. Pol Lt […]

December 30th, 2016 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Cop Killer Gunned Down by Police in Mae Chan District of Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – A suspected drug trafficker was shot dead on Friday, a day after he allegedly killed a Chiang Rai police officer who was seeking to take him in for questioning. The suspect was identified as Pornchai Srisawat, 39, of Chiang Rai, said Pol Maj Gen Poonsap Prasertsak, acting chief of Provincial […]

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

27 Drunk Drivers Vehicles Seized on the First Day of Thailand’s New Year Holiday

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s military Junta has already impounded 27 vehicles and seized driving licenses of 87 drivers in the first day of a week-long campaign to lower traffic accidents during the New Year holidays. Spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order Col Sirijan Nga-thong said the campaign themed “No drinking while […]

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

Drive Safely More Dense Fog and Cold Weather Predicted for Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – The Marine Department has reported that Cold weather has caused dense fog that has been making ferry passages between Chiang Khong and Laos on the Mekong difficult due to limited visibility. The weather was so cold that the ferry staff had to sit around the fire between trips to keep […]

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

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