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  • New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    New WHO world road death report – Thailand drops to number 8 but still high

    Thailand’s roads remain some of the deadliest in the world. But the Kingdom has dropped from its previous number two position to number eight, behind a collection of backwater African states and other undeveloped countries. A new report by the World Health Organisation shows that the road safety situation in Thailand hasn’t improved

  • Tobacco giant survey says Thais want smoke-free alternatives

    Tobacco giant survey says Thais want smoke-free alternatives

    Thai people prefer less harmful products to cigarettes, due mainly to health concerns. These are some the results from a new survey on the tobacco industry and providing smoke-free alternatives.

  • 72 year old fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance

    72 year old fined 500 baht for blocking ambulance

    by Preewadi Khunnaklad. PHOTO: The Nation A 72 year old white sedan driver, caught on camera as the person behind the wheel of a car blocking an ambulance on Sukhumvit Road in Chon Buri’s Muang district, has been fined 500 baht as he acknowledged the charge of driving in a manner to block traffic. Muang Chon Buri superintendent Pol Colonel Atinan Nuchanart says that Prawit Boonthaneepakorn, who was accompanied by his daughter and car owner, met the police superintendent to explain his side of the story on Thursday.

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    Luxury watch probe to be wrapped up this month

    The long-running investigation into the scandal surrounding the luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan is to be wrapped up and the findings announced at the end of this month. NACC (National Anti-Corruption Commission) secretary-general Worawit Sukboon says the panel conducting the investigation had already received information from the watch manufacturers about the expensive wristwatches and their serial numbers. He insisted that the probe would be completed within the set timeline which was December

  • “Lift all human rights restrictions” – Amnesty International

    “Lift all human rights restrictions” – Amnesty International

    Amnesty International is calling on the NCPO to end all its restrictions on human rights in Thailand before the next election which has now been confirmed as February 24 following yesterday’s meeting between the Junta and political parties. Amnesty says the Thai authorities must drop all, what it describes as, arbitrary restrictions on human rights and peaceful political activities before the general elections. “As a first step, authorities must fully lift the arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association,” Amnesty said in a statement released on Friday.The international watchdog group’s statement came as the ruling National Council for Peace and Order held a meeting with political parties at the Royal Thai Army Club regarding the upcoming national vote

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    Second major shootout and drug haul in Chiang Rai this week

    A drug suspect has been killed in shootout with soldiers. A drug suspect has been shot dead during a shootout with soldiers in Chiang Rai province.

  • Election date confirmed for February 24 next year

    Election date confirmed for February 24 next year

    PHOTO: Deputy PM Wissanu Kreangam arrives at the Army Club in Bangkok – The Nation Make it a date. February 24 is now the official date of the next Thai general election. The poll date has now been confirmed after years of delays, mis-starts and excuses.

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    No wind for the big boats, but plenty for the smaller ones – VIDEO

    PHOTO: Chanokchon Wangsuk and Piyaporn Khemkaew i n 420 Class Day 5 – Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Conditions were more suitable for water-skiing than sailing on the Andaman Sea off the south-western tip of Phuket on Friday with the lack of wind leaving the large fleet of keelboats and multihulls unable to race. After being almost becalmed for three hours with little or no wind on a glassy sea, officials sent the keelboats and multihulls back to shore and cancelled the day’s racing in the 11 classes of boats.

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    Krabi Police tracking down durian thief

    A hungry thief in Krabi has stolen 10 durians from a shop yesterday with a value of more than 5,000 Baht. The Krabi City Police were notified about the incident at the fruit shop in Mueang Krabi District. Police arrived at the scene to find 38 year old Nittaya Kampueak, the owner of the shop

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    Truck ploughs into a Phitsanulok market killing one person

    PHOTOS: The Nation One person is dead and another hospitalised after a trailer truck ploughed into stalls at a market in Phitsanulok this morning. The 64 year old river Thavorn Noppawan remained at the market in Bang Krathum district until police arrived, but it remains unclear how or why he lost control and swerved into the crowd of shoppers.