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  • Truck carrying 30,000 bottles of beer rolls over

    Truck carrying 30,000 bottles of beer rolls over

    PHOTO: INN News A 22 wheeler truck has flipped on its side in Chachoengsao, east of Bangkok. The truck was carrying 30,240 bottles of a famous brand of Thai beer

  • Swiss driver faces charges after motorcyclist dies in Rawai

    Swiss driver faces charges after motorcyclist dies in Rawai

    A motorbike driver has died after colliding into the side of a sedan whose driver was a Swiss man in Rawai over the weekend.

  • ASEAN takeaways – 34th Summit in Bangkok

    ASEAN takeaways – 34th Summit in Bangkok

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Time to say goodbye. The leaders, minders, security details, media and staff all head back to the ten ASEAN nations following a non-controversial Bangkok Summit held over the weekend, as well as regional plenaries held last Thursday and Friday. The expensive crockery is being put away, the hundreds of flags neatly folded, the chairs stacked and stored, and right hands having a rest after four days of hand-shaking and regional back-slapping.

  • Polls show Thai voters sick of endless bickering over Cabinet posts

    Polls show Thai voters sick of endless bickering over Cabinet posts

    Exactly three months now since the national election for a new parliament and still no announcement of a parliamentary majority, government or ministries. But two surveys are a strong indication of Thai voter weariness over the drawn-out process of establishing a ministerial Cabinet. A NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration) poll shows most people (46.4%) complain that their elected representatives are focused only on securing ministerial portfolios

  • Thousands throng to Chiang Rai to remember the 1st anniversary of Tham Luang saga

    Thousands throng to Chiang Rai to remember the 1st anniversary of Tham Luang saga

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Thousands of locals plus tourists, along with some of the key players in the search and rescue of 13 Mu Pa (Wild Boar) footballers trapped in the flooded Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, celebrated the first anniversary of the day the team stumbled into the Tham Luang caves setting off the epic drama that followed. On June 23 last year the 13 young men plodded innocently into the mouth of the Tham Luang Cave not knowing that a downpour would trap them inside. Activities around Chiang Rai kicked off with a 10 kilometre mini marathon, a 6 kilometre fun run, plus a 20  and 54 kilometre cycling contest

  • Van driver and nine passengers injured in Songkhla van accident

    Van driver and nine passengers injured in Songkhla van accident

    A passenger van driver and nine passengers have been injured after the vehicle careered off the Asian Highway in Songkhla around lunchtime today. When emergency responders arrived they found the van driver unconscious behind the wheel. All nine passengers had been injured

  • ASEAN’s bid for the 2034 World Cup

    ASEAN’s bid for the 2034 World Cup

    Today’s last day of the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok is considering a proposal, from the foreign ministers of the ten member nations to submit a bid to host the football World Cup in 2034. The only Asian hosts of the World Cup so far have been Japan and South Korea, in 2002. Thailand’s Foreign Minister, Don Pramudwinai, says the proposal to host the tournament was initiated by the football associations of the member countries and was endorsed by ASEAN foreign ministers.

  • Chon Buri provincial government aims to protect Pattaya’s Near Islands

    Chon Buri provincial government aims to protect Pattaya’s Near Islands

    Scuba divers, sea walkers and restaurant boats are poised to face new restrictions as the government aims to protect Pattaya’s islands, Koh Larn, Koh Sak and Koh Krok. The Chonburi Deputy Governor met with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to draft an announcement that would designate the three islands as protected environmental areas. The latest draft will be the third in the past nine years but none of the others have ever been implemented. The deputy governor explained the contents of the draft announcement and promised that meetings and public hearings will be scheduled

  • Myanmar government turns off telecoms in Rhakine State

    Myanmar government turns off telecoms in Rhakine State

    Burmese authorities have ordered telecommunications companies in Myanmar to shut down internet services in the conflict-torn Rhakine State in western Myanmar. Government soldiers (Tatmadaw) are in a long term civil struggle with ‘ethnic rebels’

  • Bangkok driver killed waiting for help at roadside

    Bangkok driver killed waiting for help at roadside

    PHOTOS: The Nation The 35 year old driver of a Honda car, broken down at the side of a Bangkok expressway, has been killed after his car was rear-ended by a Mercedes Benz early this morning. Police arriving at the scene on the Chalongrat Expressway in Wang Thong Lang district, in Bangkok’s north-eastern suburbs, determined that Somkid Yenjai had pulled into the emergency lane, his Honda having problems, and was waiting for help to arrive