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Suspected Coverup in Thai Army Killing of Teenage Activist in Chiang Mai

  CHIANG MAI – An inquest in Thailand into the death of a teenage ethnic Lahu activist ended today without an answer to a critical question: What happened to the missing security camera footage the army claims justified the shooting? Chaiyaphum Pa-sae, 17, was shot dead on March 17, 2017, by soldiers from the army’s […]

March 17th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

“Privacy Warning” 7-Eleven in Thailand to Start Facial Recognition Scanning of Customers

– CHIANG RAI – People in Chiang Rai who are concerned about their privacy may not want to shop at 7-11 as the company is rolling out facial recognition technology to its 11,000 stores in Thailand. The convenience store chain will use the technology in a number of different ways, including to help identify loyal […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Researchers Funded by NASA Seek Ways to Improve Dams on Mekong River

– CHIANG RAI – Researchers backed by multi-million-dollar grants from NASA are heading to Southeast Asia’s Mekong River region to find ways to improve dams so they are less harmful to people and the environment. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) will spend three years analysing sites in the lower Mekong River basin in Thailand, […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thai Airways Limits Passenger Waist Size for Business Class on It’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

– BANGKOK – Thai Airways International has banned passengers with over 56-inch waistline and passengers with kids on their laps from Business Class seating on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new regulation on oversized passengers was announced by THAI’s Corporate Image and Social Responsibility Division this week. Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI Vice President, Aviation […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Tourism | Read More »

Thailand’s Rolex General Submits “Fourth Letter” Explaining Luxury Watches

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has submitted his fourth, (yes his fourth) written clarification about his expensive wristwatches to the National Anti-Corruption Commission. A well-informed source said that the deputy prime minister had assigned one of his officials to hand over his written clarification to the NACC Thursday […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

U.S. President Donald Trump Boasts how He Lied to Canada’s Prime Minister

– WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump admitted to making up information when he told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the United States has a trade deficit with Canada − even though he had no idea if that was true. Then, he claimed to have subsequently discovered his fib was correct and the United States has […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Expels 23 Russian Diplomats

– LONDON – Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chilly level not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats, severed high-level contacts and vowed both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy. Russia said it would respond soon to […]

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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