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  • New Year weather around Thailand

    New Year weather around Thailand

    It might be the middle of the annual high season but the ‘high season’ weather isn’t co-operating.

  • 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.

  • 42 die, 400+ injured on Day One of road safety campaign

    42 die, 400+ injured on Day One of road safety campaign

    Forty-two people were killed and 432 injured in 420 road accidents on the very first of the New Year “seven dangerous days” period (December 27-January 2). Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat told a press conference at the Thai RSC that Chiang Mai and Ratchaburi reported the highest number of road accidents with 19 cases each, while Khon Kaen and Lop Buri cited the most fatalities with four deaths each. Chiang Mai had the highest number of casualties with 20 injuries.

  • Fire in Khlong Toei destroys a row of shops

    Fire in Khlong Toei destroys a row of shops

    By Kittipong Maneerit A 3am fire in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei district has destroyed five shops but luckily caused no injuries. Fire-fighters spent an hour extinguishing the blaze that started in the four-room furniture shop next to the disused Pak Nam railway.

  • Thai AirAsia launches new direct flights out of Chiang Rai

    Thai AirAsia launches new direct flights out of Chiang Rai

    AirAsia has confirmed it will launch direct international flights, from Chiang Rai to KL, Macau and Singapore at the end of January, 2019.

  • No deaths in the first day of ‘seven days of danger’ in Phuket

    No deaths in the first day of ‘seven days of danger’ in Phuket

    FILE PHOTO As reports are tallied for the first full day of the ‘Seven Days of Danger’ road and marine safety campaign, no deaths were reported but five people have been injured. According to statistics issued by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket Office the island saw 5 road accidents on Day One of the campaign, resulting in 5 injuries but no deaths

  • Medical marijuana is now legal in Thailand

    Medical marijuana is now legal in Thailand

    • Possession of marijuana and krathom within legal limits will be allowed for treatment of certain diseases, for first aid or in cases of emergency •The committee has the authority to give permission to requests for production, import and export of marijuana A new law that legitimises the use of marijuana for medical purposes has sailed through the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday with overwhelming support. The big picture Under the revised Narcotic Drugs Act, possession of marijuana and krathom within legal limits will be allowed for treatment of certain diseases, for first aid or in cases of emergency.

  • Cabinet passes same-sex marriage bill

    Cabinet passes same-sex marriage bill

    If you’re at least 20 years old, and one of you has Thai nationality, then, as a same-sex couple, you will soon be able to marry in Thailand. The cabinet has approved the civil partnership Bill, paving the way for Thailand to become the first country in Asia to endorse same-sex marriage. The current Bill, approved by the Cabinet yesterday, allows same-sex couples to adopt children, according to Nathporn Chatusripitak, an adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office

  • Imam shot in Christmas Day shooting outside Pattani mosque

    Imam shot in Christmas Day shooting outside Pattani mosque

    An Imam has been shot dead in front of a Pattani mosque today. Police report that the shooting happened in front of Ban Tha Rab Mosque in Muang district and identified the victim as 45 year old Sama-ae Jehma.

  • Toll rises, officials warn of potential for more tsunamis

    Toll rises, officials warn of potential for more tsunamis

    Dateline: Tuesday, December 25, 9am (Local Time) A threat looms of more potentially deadly tsunamis in between the island’s of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia, this according to the country’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency. 5,600 people are now reported as officially displaced