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  • Port fire damage exceeds 100 million baht

    Port fire damage exceeds 100 million baht

    by Pratch Rujivanarom Thailand Port Authority director Kamolsak Phromprayoon says that losses from the huge fire and chemical spill at Laem Chabang Seaport on Saturday are estimated to be more than 100 million baht, while environmental campaigners are urging authorities to demand compensation from the people responsible for carrying the undisclosed hazardous chemicals.

  • HM The King acknowledges the passing of General Prem

    HM The King acknowledges the passing of General Prem

    PHOTO: Matichon Online HM the King has acknowledged, with great sadness, the loss of General Prem Tinsulanonda, whom he described as a great national benefactor. The announcement said HM the King has agreed to sponsor the funeral rite at Wat Benjamaborpit Dusitwanaram for seven days from today and presented a Royal urn for the late statesman.

  • Motorbike rider dies near Rama 5 bridge in Nonthaburi

    Motorbike rider dies near Rama 5 bridge in Nonthaburi

    PHOTOS: Sanook A motorbike rider has died following an incident near the Rama 5 road bridge in Nonthaburi yesterday. The Honda CBR 650 was unrecognisable following the crash, both wheels had been ripped off in the collision. An orange bike helmet was on the road nearby. The head of the rider was found some distance away. The torso of the rider was also badly injured

  • 77 year old Swede dies from heart attack on beach in Trat

    77 year old Swede dies from heart attack on beach in Trat

    PHOTOS: Khaosod A Swedish man has died after an apparent heart attack whilst swimming at Koh Chang in Trat, in Thailand’s eastern-most province.

  • Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

    Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

    Indonesian police have again fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters who were setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades yesterday as demonstrations over the results of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night. The riots followed the announcement by the General Election Commission confirming that President Joko Widodo had had won the election beating former general Prabowo Subianto, in the April 17 poll.

  • “Cannabis Walk Thailand” heads south on its 268 kilometre march

    “Cannabis Walk Thailand” heads south on its 268 kilometre march

    PHOTO: Thai PBS 11 civic groups set off yesterday from Phichit in northern Thailand embarking on a 268 kilometre “Cannabis Walk Thailand”. It started yesterday at the Wachiraphotiyarn Monastery.

  • The Long March to campaign for fewer restrictions on medical marijuana – VIDEO

    The Long March to campaign for fewer restrictions on medical marijuana – VIDEO

    A new long march, this time to draw attention to fewer limitations on the use of medical marijuana, is setting off from Pichit today in northern Thailand, heading south to Bangkok. Civic groups will set off on their march on the same day the Thai government’s amnesty on marijuana possession comes to an end

  • Game of Thrones: Thirsty actors leave water bottle in shot

    Game of Thrones: Thirsty actors leave water bottle in shot

    Oh my GOT. They’ve done it again. For the second time this season Game of Thrones fans, with eagle-eyes and a trigger finger on the pause button, have spotted another out-of-place-and-time item on screen

  • Thailand’s wet season officially starts tomorrow

    Thailand’s wet season officially starts tomorrow

    The rainy season in Thailand officially starts tomorrow. The Thai Meteorological Department deputy director-general Kornravee Sitthichivaphak says Thailand will see continued rains in most parts of the country from Monday

  • BioThai Foundation says companies growing hemp commercially will create monopoly:

    BioThai Foundation says companies growing hemp commercially will create monopoly:

    “…as of now, only official agencies are allowed to grow hemp in the tribe-development zones in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Tak, Mae Hong Son and Phetchabun provinces.” The Thai government’s plan to let privately-owned companies grow hemp commercially is progressing as part of a three year trial. But, BioThai Foundation says that giving specific companies the right to plant hemp was unfair, adding that farmers should be allowed to grow this cash crop as well. Secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Niyom Termsrisuk, says that the progress of the hemp-plantation initiative in six northern provinces had shown no problems, so far. He added that hemp is good for producing omega-acid rich oil, while hemp fibre can be used for making textiles.