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Thai Junta Government Considering Lifetime Driving Ban for Drunk Drivers

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Government the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering banning drunk drivers for life as it considers tough new curbs on alcohol consumption, according to a source inside the council. Along with mulling the possibility of banning drunk drivers from driving for life, the source said the NCPO […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Impaired Drivers Risk Vehicle Seizure Over New Year Holiday – Thailand’s Seven Dangerous Days

– CHIANG RAI – The Royal Thai Police have vowed to strictly enforce traffic regulations and are considering impounding vehicles of suspected drunk drivers in attempts to minimize road accidents during the coming New Years Seven Dangerous Day. Thailand’s National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said strict enforcement of the laws is necessary to reduce road […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Put on Your Parka’s Chiang Rai, Temperature Expected to Drop 6-8 Degrees

– CHIANG RAI – The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has predicted next week to be the coldest time of the year with the temperature is expected to drop 6-8 degree Celcius in northern Thailand. TMD director general Wanchai Sakudomchai said during Dec 16-22 the upper part of Thailand will be generally cooler. A temperature drop by […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

US Special Representative on North Korea Says Direct Diplomacy to Resolve N. Korea Crisis

– BANGKOK  – The chief US negotiator for North Korea yesterday, Washington should engage in direct diplomacy with Pyongyang alongside sanctions imposed over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “We should exercise direct diplomacy as well as sanctions. That is our policy, which is based on pressure and engagement, and we do want to engage […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand Battling Drug-Resistant Malaria

  – TRAT – Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge guerrillas, Thailand’s border town of Bo Rai finds itself on the frontline of a new battle against drug-resistant strains of malaria that could frustrate global attempts to stamp out the disease. Malaria killed about 445,000 people last year, more than 90 percent of […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Family to Sue Army Over Cadet Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan’s Death

– BANGKOK – The family of Army cadet Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan is dissatisfied with the conclusions of an investigation into the cause of his death and plans to sue the Army. An investigation into the death of the first-year cadet at Nakhon Nayok’s Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School by an Army committee has been completed […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Over 150,000 Meth Pills Found by Villagers on Roadside in Muang Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – Muang Chiang Rai police were called to San Thung Phatthana Village after a bag containing 158,000 methamphetamine pills was found on a roadside in Muang district on Thursday evening. District chief Prasert Jitpreecheep said it was reported to him by a resident of San Thung Phatthana Village in Moo 1 of […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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