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  • Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

    Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

    The Ministry of Industry is proposing to the Thai Cabinet a plan to end sugarcane farmers’ annual burn-off of their plantations before harvesting. The practice is being largely blamed for the north’s smog problems.

  • Body of missing boy found in canal in Phetchburi

    Body of missing boy found in canal in Phetchburi

    The body of a one year old who has been missing for eight days has been found in a canal in Phetchburi today. The body was found floating face down in the klong in Phetchburi early this morning. The male toddler, just over a year old, was reported missing to police in Pakin Kidtalod eight days ago. The mother of ‘Nong Pakin’  has identified the body of her son

  • Hunters injured in Chiang Mai national park shoot-out

    Hunters injured in Chiang Mai national park shoot-out

    Two ethnic Lahu hunters have been injured in a clash with Sri Lanna National Park officials in Chiang Mai over the weekend. The Lahu are one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognised by the People’s Republic of China, where about 720,000 live in Yunnan province, mostly in Lancang Lahu Autonomous County. In Thailand, the Lahu are one of the six main groups categorised as hill tribes

  • Fake news goes viral about ‘death sentence’ for Phuket airport selfies

    Fake news goes viral about ‘death sentence’ for Phuket airport selfies

    International media are going crazy over a completely nonsense story. But, of course, one outlet posts the fake news and the others copy/paste.

  • Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says tourism levels during the Songkran break will be down by 10%, partly due to the northern haze problems. Chiang Mai is one of the country’s most popular Songkran festival locations. Meanwhile, the Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA) says the strong baht is encouraging Thais to travel overseas during this year’s Songkran festival.

  • Woman arrested after stealing 2.3 million baht cash in Phuket

    Woman arrested after stealing 2.3 million baht cash in Phuket

    A woman has been arrested yesterday after stealing more than 2 million baht cash from her victim’s house in Phuket.

  • Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    by Bill Barnett, C9Hotelworks.com Thai developer K.W. Plaza group has unveiled plans for a large-scale mixed-use project called The Beach Plaza on 15 rai, that will have 11 three and four star hotels with a total of 1.490 rooms.

  • 3 metre python hides in toilet. Bites man’s penis.

    3 metre python hides in toilet. Bites man’s penis.

    SOURCE: Pattaya One News Before you read the story, The Thaiger notices that the video used in the Pattaya One story dated today, is dated four month’s ago. Slow news day in Pattaya?

  • Surachate has nothing to say to media in his first public appearance

    Surachate has nothing to say to media in his first public appearance

    Former Immigration Bureau chief Surachate Hakparn, and confidant of Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan, said nothing yesterday about his abrupt transfer to an inactive post at the RTP HQ in Bangkok. In his first public appearance following the transfer order from the national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda back to ‘inactive duties”, Surachate reported to work at the Royal Thai Police headquarters just before lunchtime yesterday. He smiled for the media throng but had little to say

  • Skinny ‘Real-life Dumbo’ filmed at Phuket Zoo performing tricks for tourists

    Skinny ‘Real-life Dumbo’ filmed at Phuket Zoo performing tricks for tourists

    PHOTOS: Moving Animals The Phuket Zoo has again been exposed as a below-standard attraction where the inmates appear to be often mistreated, defying modern international standards and conventions for zoos. A skinny looking baby elephant has been filmed as it was forced to dance and perform tricks for tourists in, what the Mail Online describes as, “heart-breaking footage”.