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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 »

Thailand’s Junta Approves Controversial Coal Power Plant in Krabi

– KRABI – Thailand’s Prime Minister said Friday that the National Energy Policy Committee has approved the construction of an controversial 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the Andaman Sea, despite concerns from environmentalists and local citizens. The plant and an accompanying dock are slated to be built next to an existing oil […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Thailand Presented with 2,000-year-old Tipitaka Written on Palm Leaves from Norway

. BANGKOK – The Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand, Kjetil Paulsen and the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway presented to the Kingdom of Thailand a  2,000-year-old Tipitaka today in Bankok. The Tipitaka was enshrined at Wat Saket in Bangkok last night, with Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Chiwaphruek chairing the ceremony. National […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Admiral Harris Head of U.S. Pacific Command Stresses Democrocy as Cobra Gold Kicks Off in Thailand

. . CHONBURI – Admiral Harry Harris, head of U.S. Pacific Command,the most senior U.S. officer to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup emphasized the importance of restoring democracy on Tuesday as he launched the annual Cobra Gold military exercise. The United States scaled down its presence at Asia’s largest annual multinational military exercise as […]

February 14th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Friend Totals 40 Million Baht Lamborghini Mucielago in Bangkok

. BANGKOK – The driver of a 40 Million Baht Lamborghini Mucielago was uninjured and the two passengers inside were slightly injured when he lost control of the sports car and totaled it in the Lat Phrao district. Sathirawat Kumpiranon, 32, was driving the black Lamborghini Mucielago when he lost control and collided with a […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Miss Thailand Returns to Philippines as Tourism Ambassador

. . PASAY – Miss Thailand 2016 Chalita Suansane on Saturday was back in the Philippine, assuming her new role as a tourism ambassador for Thailand. The 22-year-old beauty queen arrived on Saturday, February 11, and shared her photo on Instagram at the airport with visibly less luggage. Chalita made an appearance at the 24th […]

February 12th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Bank of Thailand Governor Says We Must Brace for a Time of Volatility

. . BANGKOK – Businesses and emerging Asian Countries must brace for a time of volatility by stepping up foreign exchange hedging and lowering their dependence on foreign currencies and financing, Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review on Friday. Thailand recently began talks with Indonesia to […]

February 11th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

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