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Thai Welfare Fund Whistle-Blowers Put Into Witness Protection

  KHON KAEN – The Public Sector Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) has praised a university student and a former employee of a welfare centre for low-income earners in Khon Kaen for exposing corruption at the centre and provided protection for them. Lt Col Korntip Daroj, acting secretary-general of the PACC, on Tuesday presented certificates to […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

How Low Can You Go – Financial Aid Earmarked for Extreme Poor Embezzled by Thai Officials

– BUENG KAN – Korntip Daroj, acting secretary-general of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), has reported that embezzlement of financial aid intended for the destitute has been uncovered as graft busters expand their investigation in rural provinces, and the corruption appears to be well organized. He said checks on a protection centre for the […]

February 19th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

16th Chinatown Festival Kicks Off in Chiang Mai City

– CHIANG MAI – The 16th Chiang Mai Chinatown Festival was kicked off in Mueang district on Friday with shows highlighting culture of the Chinese community of the northern city. Many tourists from China and Thailand attended the opening ceremony, held at 10:10am at the main grounds in front of Waroros Market on Wichayanon Road. […]

February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Tourism | Read More »

Anti-Junta Demonstration Sprout Up in Chiang Mai for Calling for Early Election

– CHIANG MAI – About 100 students, academics and members of the public rallied in front of Chiang Mai University today (Wednesday) calling for an early election. The demonstrators also issued a statement, calling for the restoration of free expressions and freedom which they said have been suppressed by the junta. They also demanded the […]

February 15th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Chiang Mai Zoo Introduces Three White Tiger Cubs Ahead of Chinese New Year

– CHIANG MAI – The Chiang Mai Night Safari on Tuesday introduced its new additions of three white tiger cubs ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations. The three-month-old cubs were two males named Fufu, or wealth, and Facai, good luck, plus one female, Ping-an, peace, acting zoo director Netnapa Sutthithamdamrong said. The cubs were presented […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Mai University Student Arrested for Stealing Women’s Underwear

– CHIANG MAI – A second-year student attending a Chiang Mai university was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly stealing multiple women’s underpants and bras from several boarding houses in downtown Chiang Mai. Police said Polawat Pothanak, 21, was arrested at his house in Chiang Mai’s Mae On district. Police retrieved many pairs of panties […]

February 9th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Thai School Director Charged With Child Sex Abuse Says He’s a Victim of a “Smear Campaign”

– NAKHON RATCHASIMA – The school director in Thailand’s Northeastern Province of Nakhon Ratchasima who has been accused of having sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student and sexual advances towards a 13 year-old girl is now facing rape charge after the girl’s mother filed complaint with the police that she was raped by the director. […]

February 5th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

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