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New Journalist in Thailand Must Now Pass Government Assessment Test

– BANGKOK – General Kanit Suwannate, chair of the media reform steering committee, said Monday newcomers to media profession will be required to undergo training and pass the KPI (Key Performance Indicators) assessment before they are to be issued with licenses to become journalists under an amended Media Profession Standards and Ethics Promotion Bill. General […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Winners of the 89th Academy Awards

– LOS ANGELES – The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for best picture. Beatty said the best picture was Hollywood musical film “La La Land” when it fact it was the coming-of-age story “Moonlight.” After the mix-up was […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Islamic Militants in Philippine’s Behead 70 Year-Old German Hostage Jurgen Kantner

– MANILA – The Philippine military has verified reports that the Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf has beheaded German National, Mr Jurgen Kantner, 70, in the Indanan area of southern Sulu province on Sunday afternoon. A video released by the brutal Abu Sayyaf group on Monday (Feb 27) afternoon showed Mr Jurgen Kantner, 70, a sailing […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Park Officials Criticised after Asian Black Bear’s Falls from Helicopter in Khao Yai National Park

  – NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Wildlife activists Sunday strongly criticised Khao Yai National Park officials for allowing a rescued Asian black bear to fall to its death from a helicopter during an operation to return it to nature. Thongchai Saengprathum, secretary of the Khao Yai Foundation, said that the officials concerned should face legal action […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Pattaya Police Chief Say’s There is No Such thing as Prostitution in Pattaya

– PATTAYA – On Tuesday, Pattaya City officials, local police units and administrative units of Chon Buri held a press conference on the new policy, Pattaya Happy Zone, which has been immediately implemented with the main purpose of keeping popular areas of Pattaya under control and crime-free. The Happy Zone is being enforced in the […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Despite Pleading Guilty Over Jet-Ski Fatality, Australian Thomas Keating Must Wait 4 Months to Hear Verdict

– PHUKET – 22 Year-old Australian Thomas Keating will be unable to leave Thailand, pending a Thai court hearing on a charge of reckless driving causing the death of his partner Emily Collie in a jet-ski crash, despite Police indicating that given Mr Keating’s early guilty plea his case could be resolved within days. Police said […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Amy Yang Wins Honda LGPA in Pattaya by Five Strokes

 – CHON BURI – South Korea’s Amy Yang swept to victory after a gruelling bout of catch-up thanks to thundery skies in the Honda LGPA at Pattaya’s Siam Country Club on Sunday, the second time she has taken the tournament in the last three seasons. The golfers had to hit marathon sessions when Friday’s second […]

February 26th, 2017 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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