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  • We’re in for a bumper Songkran this year

    We’re in for a bumper Songkran this year

    Economists are predicting a bumper Songkran festival this year due to a number of factors. he University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce’s Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting says surveys indicate that Thai new year revellers are showing greater willingness to spend more this year. They estimate there will be 3-5% growth in spending which they predict will bring in 100 billion baht during this year’s holidays from April 12 to 16

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    Merging Thailand’s emergency phone numbers to 191

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  • Arms smuggler or getting ready for a crime? Songkhla resident nabbed in Satun.

    Arms smuggler or getting ready for a crime? Songkhla resident nabbed in Satun.

    PHOTO: Thai PBS A 35 year old resident old has been arrested for being found in possession of a submachine gun and 4,500 rounds of ammunition. He was nabbed at a checkpoint in Satun

  • Nothing to see here… move on. Prawit opens up about wristwatches.

    Nothing to see here… move on. Prawit opens up about wristwatches.

    Up to now Deputy PM and Thai Defence Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, has remained largely silent over ongoing allegations into the many luxury watches adorning his right arm over a series of months. And a flashy diamond ring. But today he says that the wristwatches were lent to him by Patthavart Suksriwong, a wealthy businessman who was his close former classmate at St Gabriel College

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    Border-bound train shot at by suspected militants

    Gunman are reported to have opened fire at a train in Narathiwat last evening (March 31). No passengers have been reported as injured.

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    Sexual harassment isn’t our fault, it’s mens’ – Sirinya “Cindy” Bishop

    A well-known model has launched a social-media campaign to tackle the widespread and erroneous belief that sexual harassment stems from a woman’s choice of clothes.

  • Earth Hour saves power, lowers emissions – Bangkok

    Earth Hour saves power, lowers emissions – Bangkok

    Bangkok saved 2,002 megawatts of electricity as a result of observing the 2018 Earth Hour last night (Saturday). Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkapan Phewngam revealed the results, explaining further that the figures meant savings of 7.9 million baht and the reduction of 1,026 tonnes of carbon monoxide emissions. In the capital, the Earth Hour event was held at Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 with needless electricity bulbs turned off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

  • Soi Dog calls for probe after temple dog poisoning

    Soi Dog calls for probe after temple dog poisoning

    Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) today called for a full investigation into the poisoning of dogs and puppies in front of children at a school and on temple grounds in Nakhon Sri Thammarat province, and called for an end to such atrocities. Video of the killings has gone viral on Facebook, with more than a million views by today. The SDF Director of Animal Welfare, Varaporn Jittanonta, was scheduled to meet with Department of Livestock Development (DLD) officials at their Bangkok headquarters today, to demand an end to such indiscriminate killings.

  • Migrant workers registered with iris scan technology

    Migrant workers registered with iris scan technology

    Five southern coastal provinces with large numbers of migrant workers have pioneered the use of iris scans in the registration procedure, the governor of Samut Nakhon announced today (Monday). Prapas Malakan said labourers on fishing trawlers, at fish and seafood processing factories and at related industrial establishments had undergone the scans in his province and in Samut Prakan, Rayong, Ranong and Pattani. The national government aims to conduct iris scans on 200,000 migrants in 22 coastal provinces, the others being Samut Songkhram, Phetchburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Trat, Chon Buri, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Songkhla, Satun, Narathiwat, Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga

  • Tourism set to rise 18% for this year’s Songkran

    Tourism set to rise 18% for this year’s Songkran

    Songkran is on the way. That means water fights in the main tourist destinations around the country and Thais fleeing the cities and work locations to head back to their homes ‘upcountry’