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    Singapore Airlines back on top. Thai Airways in 10th place.

    PHOTO: Flyer Talk Singapore Airlines is back on top after a decade held out of the top airline position by middle-eastern competition. It’s their fourth win since the Skytrax World Airline awards started back in 2001

  • Rain forecast this week, just about everywhere

    Rain forecast this week, just about everywhere

    Northern and north-eastern parts of Thailand will get lots of rain this week with isolated heavy rain forecast for the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and west coast of the South, including Phuket. This is today’s news out of the TMD (Thai Meteorological Department). They say there is a monsoonal trough lying across Myanmar, the upper North of Thailand and Laos with an active low pressure over Tonkin Bay – the body of water bounded by mainland China, Hianan Island and Vietnam

  • Government set to ban trans fats

    Government set to ban trans fats

    The Public Health Ministry is poised to ban the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fat. Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in small amounts in nature but became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats starting in the 1950s for use in margarine , snack food, and packaged baked goods and for frying fast food. Trans fat has been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with increased risk of coronary artery disease , a leading cause of death in Western nations.

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    Four cavers are stateless – “won’t get any special treatment”

    “I understand that society hopes the rescued boys get citizenship. But we have to comply with the law,” Mae Sai district chief Somsak Khanakham said.

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    Boat victims will receive 300,000 baht from Thai Government

    As the search continues off the south-west coast of Phuket for survivors from tour boats that sank yesterday afternoon, Thai officials are already rolling out the PR machine. The Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has already promised that families of the victims of the boat accidents in Phuket will receive 300,000 baht (9,000 USD) each from the Thai government. The numbers of tourists, most of them Chinese, killed are still being tallied by the authorities.

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    Chiang Rai: Border patrol policemen searching cave shafts today

    Officials resumed the search operations for the 13 missing footballers in Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang Cave at 7am. Forestry officials, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation officials, border patrol policemen and officials from other agencies started preparing equipment and foods to survey shafts leading to the cave. Some prepared equipment to climb down a 40 metre deep shaft after they climbed down yesterday to find a chamber with more passages.

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    ‘Clean.’ Overcrowded Krabi prison declared drug-free

    A random inspection at Krabi prison has turned up no drugs. Officers, led by Phang Nga Prison Chief Soonthorn Detrak and Krabi Prison Chief Yingpinyo Morapan, began the search at 4:30pm last Friday.

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    Bank of Thailand braces for trade war fallout

    By Wichit Chaitrong “The trade row has increased the uncertainties for Thailand’s economy because it could have a negative impact on Thai exports, businesses, employment, consumption and investment.” Central bank keeps policy rate unchanged to facilitate growth; forecasts for GDP and export growth revised upwards amid weakening of the baht. Protectionism, stirred by the trade disputes between the United States and China, remains the biggest risk to the Thai economy and was partly responsible for the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) keeping the policy rate unchanged to further accommodate economic growth – this according to the central bank yesterday.

  • Missing Ranong woman found after Saturday’s flash floods

    Missing Ranong woman found after Saturday’s flash floods

    The Thaiger reported about a woman who went missing on Saturday night amongst the torrential rain when the pick-up truck she was in got caught in a flash flood.

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    Krabi to be developed as a ‘Tourism for All’ city

    Relevant tourist and municipal organisations are working together to develop Krabi as a city of ‘Tourism for All’ by developing facilities for the disabled and elderly persons. Today (June 19) officials, led by the Krabi Governor Lt Col ML Kittibodee Prawit, were inspecting a pier at Pak Klong Ji Lard in Muang Krabi where tourists depart on boats to Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Governor Lt Col ML Kittibodee, who is presently in a wheel chair having to wear a splint on his leg (as he had sustained an injuries after a football accident), was a representative of other disabled people for the day.