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Bangkok Hit With the Heaviest Rainfall in More than 30 Years

– BANGKOK – Residents in Bangkok city woke up to knee-deep water and severe flooding after the capital was hit with the heaviest rainfall in more than 30 years. At least 55 major roads were flooded but most had dried up by the late afternoon, Bangkok Post reported. Bangkok authorities urged those with no urgent […]

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

Thai Soldier Shoots and Kills his Wife and then Accidentally Kills Himself in Makro Store in North Eastern Thailand

– UDON THANI – Police in Udon Thani have reported that a Thai soldier has shot and killed his wife in a packed department store after they argued about his alleged adultery, police said on Friday. When police arrived at the the scene they found 41- year-old Sgt-Major 1st class Pichet Chumboonchoo, lying dead on […]

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

Head-on Collision in Southern Thailand Leaves 3 Dead and 4 Badly Injured

– SONGKHLA –  Two women and a girl were killed and four others badly hurt when a pickup truck carrying pineapple residue jumped a road median strip to collide head-on with a multi-purpose vehicle in Rattaphum district on Friday morning. The fatal crash occurred at around 9am on Asia Highway in tambon Khuharat in Songkhla heading to […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Thai Junta to Ban Foreigners Living in Thailand from Owning Guns

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Government the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday passed amendments to the firearms law which ban foreigners living in Thailand from having and using guns and also place controls on fireworks and Bang Fai rockets. The previous version of the Firearms, Bullets, Explosive Objects, Fireworks and Fake Firearms Act did […]

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

Construction of Thai-Chinese High-Speed Railway to Commence in November

– BANGKOK – Transport Minister Termpittayapaisith confirmed on Wednesday that construction of the first stage of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway will definitely begin in November although there is still a problem with an environment impact assessment study. The first stage is a 253-kilometre section between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima. The full project is for the […]

October 12th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business,Regional News | Read More »

Thailand Prepares to Say Farewell to ‘The People’s King’ His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

– BANGKOK – Thailand is putting the finishing touches this month to a lavish five-day funeral ceremony in a final goodbye to its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War II. Many of the hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners are expected to camp for days […]

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

Thailand Regulators to Ban Unregistered Drones to Deal with the Rampant Use

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced on Wednesday that drone owners have been given 90 days from Friday to register their drones. Secretary General Takorn Tantasith of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission said the decision was taken to deal with the rampant use of drones in Thailand, while only […]

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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