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Myanmar Prime Source for the Growing Use of Amphetamines

  Myanmar’s increasing amphetamine production is contributing to the worldwide rise of synthetic drug use, with the Mekong River now a key route for drug...

Newport Ex-Marine Fights for Life in Thailand

CHIANGRAI TIMES - A FORMER Royal Marine from Newport is fighting for his life in a Thai hospital following a road accident. Steven Thomas, 39,...

Thailand Willing to Relinquish its Role as the World’s Biggest Rice Exporter

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Thailand is willing to relinquish its role as the world’s biggest rice exporter as the government prepares to buy grain directly...

Dozens of Crocodiles Escape in Pattaya

  Thai teams on Tuesday captured 22 crocodiles that had escaped from a flooded farm near a popular beach resort and were hunting for more...

Military Ordered Stop labeling Transgender People Mentally il

CHIANGRAI TIMES - The Thai army conscripts adult males over the age of 18 each year. But it historically has disqualified transgender people from...

Top Officals Warn Supporters of Armed Ethnic Groups

  A high-ranking police official in Thailand warned on Monday that the country would take strong action against those who provide support to ethnic armed...

Elephant Injured by Land Mine

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Thai veterinarians say a 22-year-old elephant was wounded after he wandered into neighbouring Myanmar and stepped on a land mine. Soraida Salwala...

Rare Glimpse of the Lives of Forest Monks

CHIANGRAI TIMES - Ajahn Cagino, 43, lives in a cave with two snakes and eight bats. The cave is 2km from the nearest village...

Xayaburi Dam Update

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Conservationists expressed surprise yesterday at the announcement that construction of the Xayaburi dam, on the Mekong River in northern Laos, could...

Royal Barge Procession to Start October 22, 2011

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - One of the grandest spectacles in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Royal Barge Procession on the Chao Phraya – the 'River...

Thai PM take a New Stance on Fighting Drugs

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said the ruling Pheu Thai Party aims to turn 400,000 of the country's 1.2 million drug addicts...

Rice Subsidy Scheme to Push up World Prices

  Thailand’s plan to pay its rice growers far above market rates is expected to push up prices for the staple that feeds almost half...

Thai Teacher Hangs Himself in Lampang Province

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Phayon Udom, 58 a former physical education teacher accused of repeatedly raping one of his young students over a period of...

British Embassy Survey for UK Expats in Thailand

CHIANGRAI TIMES - The British Embassy Bangkok has launched a survey to learn more about the issues affecting retired British nationals living in Thailand. The...

Yingluck Shinawatra Administration Seeks to Reform Education

  Thailand and its ASEAN partners are moving toward a single community by 2015, universities in Thailand have been urged to help increase the potential...

World Bank Asked to Help Study Thailand’s Tax System

CHIANGRAI TIMES _ The issue was raised for discussion during a meeting of Ms. Annette Dixon, a representative from the World Bank, and Finance...

Will China’s Yan Have Convertibility by 2015

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - Davide Cucino, President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), said Chinese officials had told EU business executives...

Thailand’s Female Monks ask for Legal Recognition

  Dhammananda Bhikkhuni grips a wobbly stack of feminine hygiene products and sorts them on a long table. Her followers watch before mimicking her quick...

Northern Thailand Being Hit By Unusually Heavy Rains

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said the worst affected province is Phichit, where 21 people died in floods caused...

US tourist Safety Top Priority for United States Ambassador

  CHIANGRAI TIMES - United States Ambassador Kristie Kenney today affirmed that US tourist safety was among the top priorities of her mission. Ambassador Kenney will...

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