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  • So long, farewell – Yingluck says goodbye to Thai politics

    So long, farewell – Yingluck says goodbye to Thai politics

    Former Thai PM, and fugitive, Yingluck Shinawatra is saying she has “washed her hands of Thai politics” because she has suffered enough from her political role in the past. In a Twitter post she denied a report in Thai newspapers that she had personally nominated a former minister to become Pheu Thai party’s candidate for PM in the forthcoming election, saying that the nomination process is an internal matter for the party. Ms Yingluck says that for the time being she has had a lot of work and responsibilities to take care of.

  • Burn baby burn – The Netflix cash strategy to stay on top

    Burn baby burn – The Netflix cash strategy to stay on top

    Netflix, the online TV streaming service, is gaining more viewers in the US and around the world, but is burning through astonishing amounts of cash in producing new content. In 2018 Netflix churned through $3 billion in losses. Negative cash flow that accelerated to $1.3 billion in Q4, more than double the year before

  • Air quality for Thailand – January 21

    Air quality for Thailand – January 21

    Northern Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

  • Weather for January 21

    Weather for January 21

    Bangkok Partly cloudy. High 33C

  • Marine endangered species injured or killed from sea garbage every 68 hours

    Marine endangered species injured or killed from sea garbage every 68 hours

    PHOTO: Thai Whales Over the past year, 129 marine endangered species in Thailand have been injured or killed from sea garbage, which means every 68 hours one of them has been tortured or died from ingesting our rubbish. Marine specialist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says that, based on data from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources over the past year, 129 marine endanger species in Thailand have been injured or died from rubbish floating in our seas. “This number just counts the dead marine species found washed up on our beaches.

  • Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem

    Bangkok smog: Diesel buses and vehicles key problem

    by Wichit Chaitrong “The problem is the estimated 2.5 million diesel-powered trucks and buses still on city roads.” Experts are saying this morning that, given the problems in recent weeks with Bangkok’s smog, the national government’s pursuit of a “low-carbon economy” has fallen short of needs. They are recommending higher taxes on “dirty fuel” and a reduction in the number of vehicles on city streets. Like other countries, Thailand has incorporated the low-carbon economy model in policies, aiming for sustainable development and better public health

  • Chinese tourist drowns off Koh Samet

    Chinese tourist drowns off Koh Samet

    by Achara Wisetsri A 58 year old Chinese tourist, who got into difficulty whilst swimming off Koh Samet on Saturday, has died while being transported to a district hospital. Koh Samet is off the coast of Rayong province, east of Bangkok. Witnesses say he was “battered by waves” in the sea off Sai Kaew Beach. The victim was swimming with a large tour group

  • China edges Thailand out of Asian Cup after penalties

    China edges Thailand out of Asian Cup after penalties

    Thailand has gone down to China 2-1 in last night’s Asian Cup Round-of-16 match, eliminating them from the tournament. The match was decided by a penalty awarded after a foul charged   against Thailand in the 72nd minute.

  • Belarusian ‘Anastasia’ will be in Moscow detention another 3 days

    Belarusian ‘Anastasia’ will be in Moscow detention another 3 days

    Anastasia Vashukevich, aka. Nastya Rybka, the Belarusian model/sex-educator/Instagramer who spent a year in a Thai jail awaiting last week’s Court case, and was then deported, remains in a Moscow jail as of last night after the presiding judge decided to extend her detention by 72 hours. She was arrested at Moscow airport on Thursday after being deported from Thailand on Tuesday night

  • New 500 baht fine for drunk cycling

    New 500 baht fine for drunk cycling

    Up to now drink-driving cyclists have not been included in the laws governing drunk drivers of other vehicles in Thailand. But with the rising popularity of cycling as a fitness trend, that’s about to change with a new 500 baht fine if bought drunk in control of a bike. Drunk bicyclists who are currently immune to litigation because there is no law to make drunk cycling an offence