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  • Day Two: Seven days of danger – National road toll

    Day Two: Seven days of danger – National road toll

    FILE PHOTO An update on the national toll following the second of the annual road campaign days. The death toll from road accidents in the first two days of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of the New Year holidays has risen to 98, while 1,024 others were injured nationwide, the transport minister said today. Transport Minister Akom Termpithayaphaisit told a press conference that on Friday, the second day of seven-day road accident monitoring period, 570 accidents occurred that claimed 56 lives and injured 592 others.

  • UK honours given to British divers for Thai cave rescue

    UK honours given to British divers for Thai cave rescue

    PHOTO: CNN, The Nation The seven British cave divers who took part in the extraordinary Tham Luang cave rescue operation have been awarded during Britain’s traditional  New Year Honours announced Friday. Out of the seven, four received awards of exceptional bravery, three were made Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). The two divers who made first contact with the Wild Boards team and their coach – John Volanthen and Richard Stanton – were awarded the country’s second highest civilian gallantry award, the George Medal

  • “Make the economy better”  – NIDA poll

    “Make the economy better” – NIDA poll

    The December 24-26 National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) poll of 1,252 people across the country over age 18 and of various levels of education and occupations asked what they wanted from the government that will be formed after the election scheduled for late February. More than anything Thais want the government to improve the economy. More than 52 per cent urged that economic problems be resolved, while nearly 21 per cent want the price of farm produce shored up and more agricultural goods to be developed

  • Hundreds of diseased cats & dogs living in Bangkok animal shelter

    Hundreds of diseased cats & dogs living in Bangkok animal shelter

    PHOTOS: Watchdog Thailand Animal rights group Watchdog Thailand have shared photos of dismaying condition in Bangkok’s Prawet animal shelter.

  • Ex-Mitsubishi executives confess to bribing Thai port officials

    Ex-Mitsubishi executives confess to bribing Thai port officials

    PHOTO: Nikkei Asian Review Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems former executives, 63 year old Fuyuhiko Nishikida and 57 year old Yoshiki Tsuji, have confessed to bribing a Thai public servant to ensure smooth treatment of cargo through a southern port of Thailand. This follows the scandal surrounding the construction of a power plant in Thailand in 2013 and allegations made towards the executives in July of this year. Resulting in Mitsubishi striking a plea bargain due to bribery allegations.

  • Suphan Buri Governor believes kidnapping probably the motive – missing two year old

    Suphan Buri Governor believes kidnapping probably the motive – missing two year old

    by Wattanapol Matcha Suphan Buri Governor Nimit Wanchaithanawong has opened up with his personal reflections on the ongoing search saying that he suspected the two year old Burmese boy missing since last Monday was likely kidnapped. Suphan Buri is just north-west of Bangkok. The Governor say he believes the boy has been taken out of the area after a search mission involving 300 people through a 200 rai plantation over the weekend returned empty-handed. The missing boy, Sului Piew, was walking in Suwanwat Moo 9 village in tambon Sa Phang Lan of U-Thong district with his three year old sister eight days ago.

  • Thai business tycoon buys Fortune for $150 million

    Thai business tycoon buys Fortune for $150 million

    Photo: Fortune Chatchaval Jiaravanon, son of the executive chairman of Thailand’s biggest conglomerate (the Charoen Pokphand Group) and part of the richest family in Thailand has bought  Fortune for $150 million (4.8 billion baht).

  • Co-ordinated triple attack at Yala security bases

    Co-ordinated triple attack at Yala security bases

    Insurgents have initiated a triple attack at police and army targets. The attacks took place last night. In a near-simultaneous attack, insurgents in Yala province fired guns at a police station, a civilian defence post and an Army post

  • Orient Express luxury brand announces first hotel in Mahankhon

    Orient Express luxury brand announces first hotel in Mahankhon

    The King Power Mahanakhon Building in Bangkok, Thailand’s tallest, will have the world’s first Orient Express Hotel. At 78 storeys high, the Mahanakhon Building is currently the tallest building in Bangkok, pushing the slightly shorter Baiyoke Tower into second place.

  • Belgian hit-and-run victim urges driver to come forward

    Belgian hit-and-run victim urges driver to come forward

    An elderly Belgian woman has been injured in a hit and run in Chiang Mai and now recovering in the Chiang Mai Hospital. The 78 year old is urging the motorist who injured her to come forward and apologise.