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Road Safety in Thailand Should be a Permanent National Agenda

. . BANGKOK – With Songkrans the “Seven Dangerous Days” quickly approaching and the fact that Thailand is ranked second in the world in terms of traffic fatalities the World Health Organisation has recommended that road safety should be on Thailand’s permanent national agenda and not just raised as a seasonal issue during long holidays. […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Political Class War has its Roots in the Classroom

. . BANGKOK – Everyone knows that nurturing children’s brains is good for an economy, in Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional eruptions of violence. For years shoddy teaching in […]

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in Learning,Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau Takes Down Laotian Drug Lord at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

. . BANGKOK – Officers from Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau have arrested Laotian Drug Lord, Xayasana Keopimpha,  just moments after he stepped off a plane, in front of hundreds of tourists and commuters at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Maj. Gen.Suppakit Srichannon, Deputy Commander of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau, said officer from the anti-narcotics police unit said Xayasana […]

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Bangkok Woman Dies Waiting for Ambulance Held Up in “Minor Accident” by Driver Worried about his Insurance Premiums

. . BANGKOK – The National Institute for Emergency Medicine once again on Thursday appealed for public cooperation to provide convenience and passage for emergency ambulances so they can bring patients to hospitals quickly. . The appeal was made by Dr Pumin Silaphan, deputy secretary-general of NIEM, following an incident on Wednesday when a 74 […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Nada Chaiyajit Breaks Education Barriers for Transgender Students in Thailand

. . PHAYAO – Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates – all men – that their graduation certificates were ready. But her college, the University of Phayao in northern Thailand, would not issue her documents because she submitted a photo […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand’s National Office of Buddhism to Prepare Blacklist of Defrocked Monks

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Office of Buddhism plans to prepare a blacklist of monks who were defrocked in order to prevent them from entering monkhood to exploit the yellow saffron,  the Director of the Office of the Secretary-General of the Sangha Supreme Council, Mr Booncherd Kittitharangkoon, said on Wednesday. Once the list is […]

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

Fortune Seekers Flock to Southern Thailand to Pan for Gold

. . PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN –  The Klong Thong waterway that has long attracted gold panners in Bang Saphan district is drawing new fortune seekers after the recent floods exposed fresh deposits of gold – which local residents see as a fitting return for the misery they suffered. Klong Thong in tambon Ron Thong has […]

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

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