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Bangkok just felt aftershock of Myanmar earthquake

August 24, 2016

Tall buildings in Bangkok may have shaken for a few seconds this evening. That’s because an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude has just struck central Myanmar. Read more
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Police release sketches of three Hua Hin bombing suspects

August 24, 2016

Police released sketches of three suspects in the Hua Hin bombing and arson attacks that left two people dead and 30 injured on August 11 and 12. Read more
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Thais spend 6.4 hours on internet on average

August 24, 2016

There’s nothing Thais like to do more than spend a lazy day surfing the web, and apparently, it seems like that is what everyone else in the country is doing as well. The Electronic Transactions Development Agency has revealed today that Thais spend...
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Bye Buy: Khao San street sellers organize against BMA’s new vendor rules

August 24, 2016

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has said that street vendors on the tourist street will only be allowed to sell Thursday through Sunday from 6pm until midnight. Read more
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Government and private agencies meet about decriminalizing marijuana

August 24, 2016

A new movement by both government and private organizations may lead to the decriminalization of marijuana in the near future for its pain-relief benefits. Read more
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3 ways to have the chillest day ever in Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok

August 24, 2016

We all need some “me time” once in a while. Read more
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‘Fight Club Thailand’ is where you can prove that you’re a real man

August 24, 2016

According to fans of these unsanctioned street fights, beating up a stranger while wearing minimal protective gear is what a real man does. Read more
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Six years later, crash-and-text driver Praewa completes community service

August 24, 2016

The wealthy woman that killed nine people in a car crash in 2010 and never spent a single day in jail, has finally completed her remaining hours of community service. Read more
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Meat Madness: 10 burger joints to compete in ultimate burger showdown at CentralWorld

August 24, 2016

It might be time to go out and get some elastic-waist sweatpants, because Bangkok’s best burger joints are reuniting again at Central World for a beefy showdown on Friday. At the American Burger Festival, hosted by the U.S....
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'Foreigners’ hack THB12 million from Government Savings Bank ATMs

August 24, 2016

The state-run Government Saving Bank has shut down approximately 3,000 of their ATMs after hackers stole THB12 million cash by infecting the system with malware. Read more
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NBTC official finds mobile provider not refunding prepaid SIM balances, shames them online

August 24, 2016

Thanongsak Sukhanin, a director of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), accidentally did some investigating in his off-hours. Read more
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Pattani car blast kills one and wounds 30, officials say unrelated to recent bombings

August 24, 2016

One person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded late last night near a hotel in the southern coastal town of Pattani?less than two weeks after bombings hit the south. Read more
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Junta-appointed senate can propose PM candidates: junta’s lawmakers

August 24, 2016

If the lower house under the junta-backed draft charter cannot find a consensus on who should be Thailand’s elected PM, the junta-appointed senate should have a right to propose Prime Ministerial candidates, said a spokesman of the junta’s...
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Thai ATMs hacked by gang linked to Taiwan theft

August 24, 2016

The hackers made off with at least 12 million baht (US$346,000) by inserting cards installed with malware into multiple cash machines run by Thailand's state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB) in late July.
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Repealing constitution is possible, but will take time: student activists

August 24, 2016

Catherine Yen Amid grim hope, student activists representing various groups have argued civil society can still take concrete steps towards repealing Thailand’s new constitution, even if the amendment process will be hard. ? At a public panel convened...
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Thai junta rules out link between latest bombings and earlier deadly attacks

August 24, 2016

Thailand's military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south this month.
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Thailand reaches 19.5 million trips

August 24, 2016
Thailand reaches 19.5 million trips

BANGKOK, 24 August 2016: Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international visits to Thailand exceeded 19.53 million, an improvement of 11.87% during January to July, this year. Released last week, the ministry’s data showed the country attracted 19,538,190...
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8 junta critics indicted for crimes against state

August 24, 2016

A military prosecutor has officially charged eight people allegedly involved in a Facebook page mocking the Thai junta leader for crimes against the state. The Military Judge Advocate General’s Office on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 indicted eight people...
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Necklaces snatched

August 24, 2016

Engineer Jonsun Ryu, 38, a tourist from Korea reported to the police that his gold necklace was snatched on Naklua Road.  Jonsun said while he was riding a motorcycle, two teenagers approached him and snatched his jewelry worth 30,000...
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One killed, 30 wounded by explosions in southern Thailand: Police

August 24, 2016

The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters on Wednesday. All the casualties were Thais.
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Institutions urged to plug loopholes in identification

August 24, 2016

The Bank of Thailand has exhorted financial institutions to keep a lid on loopholes in transactions to prevent sophisticated online theft.
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Taekwondo coach wants citizenship

August 23, 2016

South Korea's Choi Young Seok may quit as Thailand's taekwondo coach due to citizenship issues.
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Chonsawat may still be released early

August 23, 2016

Former provincial politician Chonsawat Asavahame may be released from prison early next month, while former massage parlour king and firebrand Rak Thailand Party leader Chuvit Kamolvisit will be released next year, says Kobkiat Kasivivat, deputy permanent secretary for justice.
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Police in search of 'disrespectful' tourist who climbed Koh Samui's sacred penis rock

August 23, 2016

Koh Samui authorities are searching for the naughty foreigner who disrespected the entire island by climbing on the sacred penis-shaped rock and posing for a photo. Read more
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Ferry to connect two vacation spots, Pattaya and Hua Hin

August 23, 2016

The East-West Ferry, a proposed government project that will link to link Hua Hin to Pattaya, should be open for rides by 2020. Read more
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Cabinet backs Sino-Thai high-speed railway deal

August 23, 2016
Cabinet backs  Sino-Thai  high-speed  railway deal

AFTER A LONG DELAY, the Sino-Thai high-speed railroad scheme looks set to shift into gear by year-end with Thailand funding all of the civil engineering work.
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ATM hackers steal Bt12m

August 23, 2016
ATM hackers steal Bt12m

THAILAND HAS suffered its first ATM (automatic teller machine) hack, which affected 21 cash machines in Bangkok and other provinces resulting in stolen cash totalling more than Bt12 million, while another 200 ATMs are suspected of having been infected...
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New Phuket Airport terminal to open soon

August 23, 2016
New Phuket Airport terminal to open soon

THE NEW passenger terminal at Phuket International Airport is set to open next month, aiming to become the new gateway into six provinces of southern Thailand.
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Cotton USA expands licensee categories to include Quiescent

August 23, 2016
Cotton USA expands licensee categories to include Quiescent

COTTON USA has expanded its licensee categories to premium sanitary napkins with “Quiescent� manufactured by Aspired Consumer Enterprise in Thailand.
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SFI challenges outlined at seminar

August 23, 2016
SFI challenges outlined at seminar

GLOBAL economic uncertainties, rapid changes in technology and new regulations are the key three challenges confronting specialised financial institutions(SFI), Veerathai Santiprabhob, governor of the Bank of Thailand, said yesterday.
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New Thailand-Bhutan Joint Trade Commission meets today

August 23, 2016
New Thailand-Bhutan Joint Trade Commission meets today

THAILAND AND Bhutan aim to increase bilateral trade and form closer cooperation in investment and tourism through their first Joint Trade Commission.
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London’s Centre Point ‘in demand’ with Thais

August 23, 2016
London’s Centre Point ‘in demand’ with Thais

CENTRE POINT, an exclusive residential and retail development in the heart of London, has grown in popularity with buyers from Thailand. The number of apartments sold to Thai nationals has doubled since the June “Brexit� vote to leave the...
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Shan community groups want Salween dams scrapped

August 23, 2016
Shan community groups want Salween dams scrapped

Representatives of Shan communities have expressed serious concerns on the ongoing plan to construct a series of hydropower dams on the Salween River, saying many areas are still plagued with ongoing fighting between minority groups and the government.
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Probe launched into threat to marine park taskforce man

August 23, 2016
Probe launched into threat to marine park taskforce man

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into a threat made against a member of a marine park taskforce involved in halting massive encroachment in mangrove areas in the South.
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Thai education reforms slammed as ‘expensive and damaging failure’

August 23, 2016
Thai education reforms slammed as ‘expensive and damaging failure’

SIXTEEN YEARS of failure to reform the country's education system have caused Bt1.5 trillion in lost opportunities, Thailand Future Foundation executive chairman Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said yesterday.
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42 Bangkok motorists caught playing Pokemon Go

August 23, 2016
42 Bangkok motorists caught playing Pokemon Go

BANGKOK traffic police arrested 42 motorists on the first day of the “Pokemon Traffic No Go� campaign yesterday.
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