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  • Protesters demand removal of the court-owned properties on Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

    Protesters demand removal of the court-owned properties on Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai

    The fight over the Doi Suthep houses, deemed illegal several months ago, has taken a new tack over the weekend with an approach to the Department of Agriculture in Chiang Rai to build new offices and housing for judges there.

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    Broken promises – Mong Thongdee still waits, nine years later

    by Thai PBS It was nine years ago when this young stateless boy was the media poster boy for a week with his story and dreams to represent his country in an international paper plane contest.

  • More rain and flood warnings for the north and north-east

    More rain and flood warnings for the north and north-east

    The north-east regions have just been mopping up over the last week and now the TMD (Thai Meteorological Department) are warning that there’s more on the way. Residents in the North and North-east are bracing for more rain with isolated torrential downpours on Wednesday and Thursday (August 15-16) that could trigger flash floods in the region. TMD chief Wanchai Sakudomchai, in a weather warning issued this morning, says a tropical depression over China’s south coast with sustained winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour is on the way.

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    Speedboat explodes into fire in Phang Nga

    A parked speedboat which originated in Phuket has caught fire in Phang Nga today (August 13).

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    Storm damaged houses and shops in Krabi

    Storms arrived with heavy rain in Krabi over the weekend, damaging local houses.

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    Young Muay Thai fighters exposed to irrepairable brain damage

    A swirling kick to the head, followed by some more leaps, direct head punches and dodges. The very Thai sport of Muay Thai is coming under increased examination, especially for younger fighters where evidence is emerging of irrepairable brain damage and developmental issues. Critics say that greedy parents and money is driving many youngsters into a dangerous sporting environment

  • Don’t ride elephants in Thailand – warning to Kiwi tourists

    Don’t ride elephants in Thailand – warning to Kiwi tourists

    by Alex Baird Elephant rides in Thailand are coming under increasing international pressure as stories of abusive training practices reach mainstream news and travel sites. NewsHub reports that New Zealand travellers are being told to steer clear of elephant riding due to the severe abuse the animals face. Intrepid Travel co-founder Geoff Manchester released shocking footage on Sunday – which happens to be World Elephant Day – to show tourists the dark side of elephant riding in Thailand. “A female elephant will be shot and then its baby is captured,” Mr Manchester says.

  • Chalong Police warn of beach thief at Nai Harn

    Chalong Police warn of beach thief at Nai Harn

    Chalong Police are warning about a Nai Harn Beach thief after a tourist’s bag was stolen over the weekend. The Chalong Police were contacted after a Chinese tourist’s bag was stolen at Nai Harn Beach. Police say that the tourist reported that there was three mobile phones, 5,000 baht cash and a passport inside the bag.

  • Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Buying off plan? A few things to consider.

    Many developers offer units and condo “off-plan” for sale at an early stage of the project development, even before the first brick has been laid.

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    Chiang Rai venue chosen to move the buildings for judges on Doi Suthep

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Thai PBS is reporting that judicial administrators have agreed to ask the Agricultural Techniqe Department  in Chiang Rai for the use of a 40-rai plot of their plants research centre to construct new offices and housing tor the Region 5 Appeals Court. The request follows a protracted protest from Chiang Mai residents about the special housing for judges and staff on the slopes of Doi Suthep, a sacred mountain in Chiang Mai