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CHIANG RAI - Governor of Chiang Rai Province, Narongsak Osottanakorn, along with 37th Military Circle Commander Maj Gen Buncha Duriyapan, ... response to possible natural disasters, especially involving the forecast summer's thunderstorms in the upper region on Thailand during 7-9 March 2018.
Additionally, the incidence-only model outperformed baseline forecasts in 65 percent of the province-years, and could rank provinces by outbreak risk. In Thailand's 13 health regions as defined by the Thailand Ministry of Public Health, the incidence-only and WIP models performed best in 10 of 13 and 2 of ...

PHITSANULOK - Rescue officials saved a suicidal woman who jumped from a bridge in Phitsanulok into the Nan River early on Tuesday. Officials tried unsuccessfully to convince the distraught woman not to jump from the bridge at 2.50am. However, a rescuer managed to pull the woman from the ...
CHIANG RAI - Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. With 25 million visitors per annum, the country relies heavily on tourism industry. In 2013, the tourism industry contributed 9 percent of the country's annual GDP. This is not surprising as Thailand is one of the top 10 most visited ...
BANGKOK - Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha rowed a boat across a pond dotted with lotus leaves, planted some rice stalks in a field and turned to ... Prayuth was in Nakhon Pathom province last month not to campaign for an election, but to roll out his "Long-lasting Thainess" plan, which involves ...
Then they travelled on a bus to Laos and then by ferry across the Mekong River to Bung Kan province. About 30 North Korean people had been caught after crossing the river from Laos to Bueng Kan this year, according to media reports, around 20 of them last month. They have told police similar stories ...

CHIANG RAI - Deputy provincial governor of CHIANG RAI, Passakorn Boonyalak chaired the official opening of the North's first tourist port, known as the First Chiang Saen Port, which was developed in accordance with the Cabinet resolution on December 12, 2017. The tourist port development plan was ...
Thai police on Monday arrested a group of 10 Russians who were running a sex training class for their compatriots in the seaside town of Pattaya, and have charged them with working in Thailand without permission. "The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) ensures that its marketing strategy and policy to ...
Members of Phuar Chart Thai party wait to summit their documents to register their political party at the Election Commission Office in Bangkok, Thailand, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/Aukkarapon Niyomyat. Thailand has been bitterly divided since a 2006 coup against then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ...
Meanwhile, Thai exports rose steadily with export value in January fetching over US$ 20 billion, or 17.6%, the highest in five years, according to the Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC). The value of Thai exports in January stood at US$20.1 billion, an increase of 17.6% year on year, TNSC reported.
This system is an ancient practice of the Karen (or Pgakenyaw) indigenous people in Hin Lad Nai community, Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, and with it ... Unfortunately, youth are becoming less interested in learning the traditional practice of rotational farming and many Thai are unaware of its existence.
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 ...
Bangkok -Defence Ministry's spokesman Lt-Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanich on Monday that Thailand's "Rolex General" Deputy Prime Minister and Defence ... On Saturday, Thai students with huge banners and caricature puppets delivered the latest satirical swipe at the junta's number two - known as the ...
Chiang Rai - The Taxi OK program has launched in Thailand's Chiang Rai province to accommodate its growing tourism industry with over 200 of the Taxi OK equipped cabs to be operating in the province. Deputy Permanent Secretary for Transport, Somsak Hommuang, and Director-General of the ...
UTHAI THANI A Thai teachers social media post about how he narrowly missed driving over a toddler who had crawled out into the middle of the road has been shared 7,500 times. Schoolteacher Kittithorn Jadaeng said in his facebook post that he spotted the baby as he approached the bend of a road in ...
Chiang Rai - A series of earthquakes and aftershocks hit Myanmar on Saturday and Sunday with their vibrations being felt by people in several districts of Chiang Rai. The Thai Meteorological Department's Seismological Bureau reported that at 4.23 pm on Saturday (Feb 3), an earthquake measured at ...
PHAYAO - Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office Kobsak Pootrakool has visited the northern province of Phayao to open a cultural event in Chiang Kham district. The event, which was aimed at highlighting various aspects of Thai Lue culture, was a collaborative effort by the Thailand Research ...

Graham Briar, who has lived in Thailand for more than a decade, is currently in a hospital in Chiang Rai having been told he needs a triple heart bypass. However, because he does not have health insurance or the minimum 500,000 baht that doctors have told him the surgery will cost, he is at risk of being ...
Chiang Rai - The Kings Romans casino, clearly visible from the Thai side of the Mekong River from the Chiang Rai Golden Triangle area, is allegedly ... Landlocked and impoverished Laos shares a border with Vietnam and Thailand, an important "Golden Triangle" smuggling hub for narcotics and the ...
Bangkok - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan told the media today (Wednesday) that he was ready to resign "if the people do not want me". In his meeting with reporters covering military affairs at the Defence Ministry today, General Prawit who is also the defence ...
Bangkok - Thailand's authorities are continuing to hunt for over 8,000 foreigners who have allegedly overstayed in this country, according to ... that a very large volume of methamphetamine and other drugs have been produced in Myanmar's Shan state and destined to be smuggled into Thai territory.
Bangkok - Thai Junta Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said he needed a little more time in office to prepare the country for a general election, just days after his deputy said a vote planned for this year could be delayed. Prayuth, installed himself as prime minister in August 2014 after ...
Mr Amaury and Mrs Rutjira were arrested at a forest in Wang Chao district of Tak province after 10 days on the run. ... According to Thai PBS Mr Amaury told police at the crime scene that, on the night of Jan 18, the two of them and the victim were travelling in the same car with the Frenchman on the steering ...
Bangkok - Thailand's ruling military junta has filed charges against seven democracy activists for calling for elections and an end to military rule. Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said on Tuesday that the National Council for peace and Order (NCPO) filed a complaint with the ...
Bangkok - Thailand will require anyone buying a SIM card in the country -- a central part of mobile phones -- to register fingerprints or facial scans in a ... for mobile banking," said Prathan Phongthiproek, cybersecurity manager at KPMG Phoomchai Business Advisory, a Thai arm of the global accounting ...
The remarks came as she led diplomats on a visit to the women's Correctional Institute in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, to show how it had applied rules embodying a more gender-sensitive approach. The prison is one of ten in Thailand piloting the "Bangkok Rules", or guidelines for the treatment of ...
Thai political observers say they had anticipated the fresh delay - a time-buying tactic for Prayuth to galvanise more public support to retain power post-election - but the snowballing scandal surrounding a collection of luxury watches belonging to his deputy, General Prawit Wongsuwon, could seriously ...
Bangkok - As part of its balanced approach, Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking further steps to regulate initial coin offerings by expanding current ... The Thai official highlighted the increasing popularity of initial coin offerings with investors and startups from the tech sector.
Chiang Rai - Chiang Rai province hopes to implement an outdoor burning ban from February 17 to April 17 and to organize talks with neighboring Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests and fields. During the period, besides the ...
Chiang Rai province hopes to implement an outdoor burning ban from February 17 to April 17 and to organise talks with neighbouring Laos and Myanmar to ... Nipat praised the work of all parties in tackling haze, which had led to a dramatic drop in the number of hotspots in Chiang Rai from 900 during the ...
Surat Thani - A nine-year-old girl was found dead in her bed on Wednesday morning after being bitten overnight by a cobra also discovered under the blanket. Prapawee Prawat was found dead by grandparents at their home in Chaiya Buri district, police said. Pol Maj Thankorn Meenim of Chaiya Buri ...
Buying a property in far-north Thailand, 100 km from the borders with Laos and Myanmar, is a major shift in direction for a group that was founded on the western beaches of Phuket and has expanded just 120 km north to Khao Yai in the mainland province of Phang Nga. Today, it has six properties; two on ...
Boonrux said the prime minister had nudged the education Ministry to draw up guidelines to reduce the homework burden. -. Bangkok - Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) for a reduction of students' homework load.
Chiang Rai - Thailand's Road Safety Centre has reported it's day six report of Thailand's "7 Dangerous Days" with a total of 375 people killed and 3,612 injured in six days of it's 7-day road safety campaign. On Jan 2, which is the last day of official holidays, 51 people died and 431 others were injured in a ...
Chiang Rai - Third army Chief Lt Gen. Wijak Siribansop has reported that Thailand will cooperate with Myanmar (Burma) and Laos in a campaign against forest fires and field burning in Thailand's north later this month as the three countries brace for the approaching haze. "We cannot carry out prevention ...
Bangkok - Pedophiles hoping to stay under the radar in Thailand are facing tougher scrutiny from a Royal Thai police-led unit tasked with policing sex crimes against children. Up to 180 suspected foreign child sex abusers, regularly visit or live in Pattaya, a city notorious for its seedy nightlife, according to ...
About four or five students were injured after a van taking them to school overturned in Mae Chan district on Wednesday morning (Dec 27). The accident occurred on Phahon Yothin road between Mae Chan-Chiang Rai near the Kiew Thap Yang checkpoint in Tambon Mae Chan, injuring 4-5 boy and girl ...
Singer-turned-charity runner Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai reached Chiang Rai province on Saturday evening, the last province of his marathon run, as donations reached almost one ... As he sustained an injury to his left hand, he and his team decided to stay overnight at the school, Thai media reported.
In a bid to draw more visitors to the province, Boon Rawd Brewery and Singha Park Chiang Rai are organising the Thailand International Jazz Festival 2018 for Feb 2-3 at Singha Park Chiang Rai. "The festival is expected to attract up to 20,000 jazz lovers from Thailand and abroad during the two-day event ...
Bangkok - Thailand's authorities are continuing to hunt for over 8,000 foreigners who have allegedly overstayed in this country, according to ... that a very large volume of methamphetamine and other drugs have been produced in Myanmar's Shan state and destined to be smuggled into Thai territory.
Chiang Mai - 12 Koreans and 2 Thai female tour guides were injured after a tour bus plunged into an irrigation canal in Chiang Mai's Doi Saket district on Thursday, police said. The accident occurred while the tour bus of KCT Company was taking a number of tourists back from a tour of the hot springs in ...
Bangkok - "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" seems to be Uber Technologies' strategy in Thailand. The taxi app company announced Wednesday that it would launch its ride-hailing service in Thailand by collaborating with regulated taxis, whose drivers were once derided by its ...
children look at wreckage from a road accident that happened during Thai New Years "7 Dangerous Days" - 3,919 accidents occurred between Dec 29 and ... Bangkok - Well it's not the Guinness Book of World records by the World Atlas website has ranked Thailand the number one spot in the World for ...
Bangkok - The European Union resolved to restore its political relations with Thailand, revive free trade negotiation and call for the next election in November 2018, Thai news agency (TNA) reported. The resolution announced on Monday came from EU foreign ministers along with demands for human ...
As consumers rapidly accept digitalisation and the government works to transform Thailand into a cashless society. .... Some predict 2018 will be the year of a digital transformation for the Thai telecom and media sectors as the variety of over-the-top (OTT) services and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms grow.
SING BURI - Thirteen passengers and a Thai driver were killed after ... in flames following a car crash in central Thailand early Friday morning.
UDON THANI - A Thai woman and her French Expat husband were ... The note read: "My father has not sent money to Thailand for a long time ...
Chiang Rai - The Chief Ombudsman of Thailand, Gen Viddhavat Rajatanun, has visited Chiang Rai province, delivering school supplies and ...
Ms Jomsap, 55, a former teacher in Sakon Nakhon province whose request for a retrial was rejected by the Supreme Court on Nov 17, is the ...
CHANTABURI - Immigration and the Royal Thai police in the eastern province of Chanthaburi on Thursday rounded up four Indian nationals ...


 

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