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Thai Authorities Seize Huge Cache of Methamphetamine Being Transported from Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

– LAMPANG – Police in Northern Thailand seized more than seven million methamphetamine tablets on Saturday following a dramatic car chase, highlighting how drugs continue to pour into the country from the notorious Golden Triangle region. Investigators said three speeding pick-up trucks failed to stop at a checkpoint in norther Lampang province, close to Thailand’s […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Haze Returns to Chiang Rai Despite Burning Ban

– CHIANG RAI – Residents of Chiang Rai Province are already being affected by haze as farmer started burning their fields early prior to the province wide burning ban being enforced on February 17th, 2017. Smog in Chiang Rai has been building up, although the amount of small particulate matter of up to 10 microns […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Say’s Thai Buddhists Should be Ashamed of their Sins

– BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha addressing Thailand on national television this week, reminded Thai’s to follow the teachings of the Lord Buddha and abstain from every form of evil. His comments come after leading his cabinet members to pay a courtesy call on His Holiness Somdet Phra Arayawongsakhatayan. Relayed the message from […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

North Korean Man Arrested in Malaysia in Connection with the Murder of Kim Jong-nam

  – KUALA LUMPUR –  A North Korea man has been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader’s half brother, as a diplomatic row erupted over the body. Saying the first autopsy had been inconclusive, Malaysian authorities said they would perform a second post-mortem to try […]

February 18th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

American Tom Claytor Survives Crash in Chon Buri Province

– CHON BURI – American documentary journalist and pilot Tom Claytor survived a small aircraft crash without a scratch in Chon Buri’s Muang district on Friday afternoon. Claytor was piloting a two-seater aircraft from the Thai Flying Club in Sri Racha district towards the Klong 15 Ongkharak air field in Pathum Thani’s Rangsit area, when […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dutch Child Molester Sentenced to Five Year Jail Term in Cambodia

– SIEM REAP – A Cambodian court has sentended Dutch National Sebastian Reuyl, 44, for five years for sexually abusing children over a decade, after several police probes failed to stop his predatory crimes. The conviction finally ended years of impunity for the child abuser, who once ran an orphanage in the impoverished Southeast Asian […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Thai Junta Cuts Healthcare Effecting 48 Million People Covered by Universal Health Care System

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSC) has expressed concern that cutbacks in the Junta’s budget for free health care from 3,374.70 baht to 3,100 baht per head per year will affect the health service quality in state hospitals. The NHSO is the public organization responsible for administering accessible healthcare for all Thai […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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