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  • ASEAN launches $1 billion investment for green projects

    ASEAN launches $1 billion investment for green projects

    South East Asian governments, the Asian Development Bank and major development financiers have launched a new US$1 billion (32 billion baht) initiative to spur green infrastructure investments across the region. The launch ceremony was witnessed by Thailand’s Minister of Finance  Apisak Tantivorawong and ADB President Takehiko Nakao. Senior officials from ASEAN and private sector partners also joined the ceremony

  • Royal Coronation schedule takes shape

    Royal Coronation schedule takes shape

    His Majesty King Maha Vachiralongkorn has asked that his coronation ceremony should be ‘economical’ and ‘in line with Royal tradition’. The instructions have been forwarded to Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam, head of the coronation organising committee.

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    Malaysian PM receives honorary doctorate from Rangsit University

    PHOTOS: Facebook/Rangsit University Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Rangsit University President Arthit Ourairat during the convocation ceremony on Sunday. – Picture from Rangsit University Facebook Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad has been in Bangkok over the weekend, his second trip to the Kingdom in the past three months.

  • Thai 11 year old wins women’s world drone racing championships

    Thai 11 year old wins women’s world drone racing championships

    Go Wanraya!! An 11 year old Thai girl, Wanraya Wannapong, has won the women’s title in the World Drone Racing Championships held last Sunday in Shenzhen, China. The event is organised by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale

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    Unofficial confirmations that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was aboard crashed helicopter

    FILE PHOTO Although there haven’t been official verifications from authorities, it appears likely that Thai duty free supremo, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was aboard his personal helicopter when it crashed soon after take off following a league match last night, UK time. Two leading media sources have led with news of Mr Srivaddhanaprabha being on the helicopter when it took off

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    Government mobilizes a new war on drugs

    South East Asian governments have declared various ‘wars on drugs’ over recent decades, most notably President Duterte and The Philippines (2016 – 2018) and Thailand’s former PM, Thaksin Shinawatra in 2003. Both of them have had questionable results with rights groups decrying the extrajudicial killings as trampling on basic human rights

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    Thailand’s Seniors are world’s most active Airbnb hosts and guests

    Thailand senior guests have increased 62% year-on-year. Seniors (hosts and guests aged 60+) have been a growing and integral part of the Airbnb community for many years, growing fast in number, earning important extra income, and continuing to be the most-loved of any age group. In addition to hosting, seniors are a burgeoning portion of Airbnb’s guest community, using the power of the platform to go beyond traditional tourist districts and experience local, authentic neighbourhoods

  • Rotary Club of Bangkok and Rotary Thailand celebrate 88th anniversary

    Rotary Club of Bangkok and Rotary Thailand celebrate 88th anniversary

    PHOTO: The Board of Directors and members of the Rotary Club of Bangkok The Rotary Club of Bangkok, the first Rotary Club in Thailand, celebrated its 88 th  anniversary on September 21, 2018 with a major gathering of members and dignitaries from across Asia. Led by Khun Maleeratna Plumchitchom, the current President of the Rotary Club of Bangkok, the anniversary event was hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok

  • Calls to restrict foreign property purchases in Bangkok

    Calls to restrict foreign property purchases in Bangkok


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    Rescuers search for 131 missing persons in Laos flooding

    Laotian rescuers are continuing their search for 131 missing people. They have been missing since Monday’s fracture of the banks of the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower dam causing devastating floods to villages in the southern Laos province of Attapeu. The Laos PM Thongloun Sisoulith says, “Impact of this flooding is enormous.” The Vientiane Times is reporting that the disaster has left 3,060 people homeless. It’s also reporting that those who sought shelters on rooftops and trees have now been rescued by Tuesday evening