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Royal Ploughing Day Celebrated

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Royal Ploughing Day Celebrated

  His Majesty the King presided over the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony at the Sanam Luang Palace grounds on Friday to mark the start of the rice planting season.   Following the Ceremony people rushed forward to collect some of the blessed seed rice grain at the end of the event.   This spectacular, cultural…

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Hold up at Seven Eleven In Thalang

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Hold up at Seven Eleven In Thalang

Police in Thailand continue to reenact crimes for prosecution despite humanitarian protests. Capt Kraisorn Boonprasob of Thalang Police provided details of the incident which occurred early yesterday morning. The staff, working the night shift, were caught unaware when the gun slinging robber entered and demanded the money from the till. He chose his moment when…

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Thai Baht Set to stay Strong For Coming Months

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Thai Baht Set to stay Strong For Coming Months

  SET-listed companies posted net profits of 285 billion baht in the first quarter, up 21.4% year-on-year and 42% from the previous quarter, in the wake of improving oil and petrochemical prices. Companies in the consumer products sector continued to do well, according to a Stock Exchange of Thailand statement on Friday. Some 92.4% or…

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Southern Islamic Teacher Suspected of Big C Bombing

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Southern Islamic Teacher Suspected of Big C Bombing

  Southern Islamic teachers and defecting militants are being more closely screened as authorities suspect one of them was involved in the Big C bombing that injured 61 people in  Pattani province last week. The person in question did not attend a full training course, only about half of it. He defected physically, but not…

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Storms Hit Bangkok And Caused Flooding At 25 Locations Around The Capital

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Storms Hit Bangkok And Caused Flooding At 25 Locations Around The Capital

  The governor, however, said due to improvement in efficiency Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) officials managed to tackle flooding in most areas before the morning rush hours at 7am. He said flooding on Sukhumvit Soi 26 was resolved by 8.30am as the area was complicated. “I’ve instructed BMA officials to make preparations to deal with…

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Sex For Promotion To Be Stopped In Thailand

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Sex For Promotion To Be Stopped In Thailand

A government agency has started a program to make sure that state employees are not using prostitutes’ services as gifts for their bosses. Minister of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) Adul Sangsingkeo is working with his team to find ways to stop the practice of liang doo poo sua among government employees. This practice means that…

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Police Keeping Open Mind On Pensioner Found Dead Floating In Nan River

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Police Keeping Open Mind On Pensioner Found Dead Floating In Nan River

They are working on several theories – suicide, accident or foul play. Trevor Roberts, 74, was found floating face up in the river. He had been dead for about two hours. There was a driving license in his pocket, 2,640 baht in cash, a house and car keys for a Mitsubishi. He was wearing a watch…

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Koh Samui International Regatta

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Koh Samui International Regatta

Samui is set to turn on the style as more than 500 sailors head to the Thai tropical island for some fun in the sun at the 16th Samui Regatta, held 20 – 27 May, 2017. Based at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui on Chaweng Beach and with support from the Tourism Authority of Thailand,…

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The Other Stars of Racing at the Buriram International Circuit

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The Other Stars of Racing at the Buriram International Circuit

The people, without whose efforts, we would not be able to enjoy our racing. We have mentioned before our admiration of the efficiency and professional set up at the Buriram circuit by the officials, marshals and medical crews. These people have to be in attendance during the whole weekend of the race events which usually…

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Buriram PTT BRIC Superbikes Championship Round 1.

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Buriram  PTT BRIC Superbikes Championship Round 1.

Canadian Buriram resident Colin Butler did not race this weekend as in Friday’s free practice he got hit by another rider and although unhurt was unable to race as the damage caused to his brand new Kawasaki on its first ever outing could not be repaired in time (Not a happy bunny this weekend). We…

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