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Thailand To Recruit 10,000 Foreign Teachers To Boost English Standards Of Thai Kids

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Thailand To Recruit 10,000 Foreign Teachers To Boost English Standards Of Thai Kids

Image: Daily News   Thailand’s education minister has appealed to foreign embassies and other organisations to help him find an extra 3,000 foreign teachers to help schools teach English and other subjects in English.   After a meeting with embassies and other groups Natapol Teepsuwan said that 64 million baht was being spent on the…

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Isolated Light Rains Forecast For Most Of Thailand

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Isolated Light Rains Forecast For Most Of Thailand

  The Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday (February 15) that the westerly trough moving to the North would bring cool to cold weather.     The high pressure over the Northeast and the South China Sea is weakening while the southeasterly wind prevails over the lower Northeast, the East and the Central regions.  …

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Utter Carnage: Two Dead And Three Injured In Buriram Collision And Pile-Up

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Utter Carnage: Two Dead And Three Injured In Buriram Collision And Pile-Up

Picture: Thai Rath   A scene of utter devastation greeted Thamenchai police and rescue services after a car being driven by a Bangkok man collided head on with a municipal authority pick-up on the Buriram to Lampraimat road in Buriram, north east Thailand yesterday evening.   Dead in a Honda was 38 year old Minburi…

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Government Considering Extending Songkran Holidays To Lift Economy

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Government Considering Extending Songkran Holidays To Lift Economy

  The government might extend the Songkran festival to stimulate the national economy.   According to a govemment source, there is a proposal to extend the holidays during the Songkran festival by two days — from April 13-17 — which would enable people to extend their holidays by another two days on Saturday (April 18)…

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Thailand and Guns: Media Mentions Thousands Of Deaths From Gun Violence

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Thailand and Guns: Media Mentions Thousands Of Deaths From Gun Violence

  Thailand’s National News Bureau said on Facebook that recent incidents of violence with guns have prompted questions about Thailand and the gun laws.   They wanted to put the record straight with some facts and statistics. These were expressed in a series of clear slides in English.   They said that Thai gun laws…

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Banks Face Rules On Service Fee Calculation

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Banks Face Rules On Service Fee Calculation

  The Bank of Thailand will introduce guidelines on service fee calculation by all financial institutes in the third quarter this year, said central bank’s assistant governor Thanyanit Niyomkarn, adding that it will lead to fair and reasonable charges.   The guidelines will apply to all service fee types and cover all kinds of customers…

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Wind, Rain And Chill In The Weather Forecast

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Wind, Rain And Chill In The Weather Forecast

  The Thai Meteorological Department has forecast isolated thundershowers and gusting wind for upper Thailand as another high-pressure wave rolls over the Northeast from China and a westerly trough moves through the North starting on Sunday (February 9).   The temperature will drop later in the coming week, it said.   Breakdown by region: Northeast…

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Coronavirus? You Should Be More Worried About Thailand’s Deadly Roads – 1602 Killed So Far In 2020

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Coronavirus? You Should Be More Worried About Thailand’s Deadly Roads – 1602 Killed So Far In 2020

Picture: Daily News   As netizens are gripped by hysteria and paranoia following the recent coronavirus outbreak, what should be a much more pressing concern for people living in Thailand went largely unnoticed across news feeds on Wednesday.   While most sites were publishing page after page of news on the coronavirus, Daily News continued…

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Makha Bucha Day Celebrated February 8

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Makha Bucha Day Celebrated February 8

This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Saturday, February 8. Since it falls on a Saturday, the official Thai holiday will be observed on Monday, February 10, when government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. This holy day commemorates the miraculous event when 1,250 disciples of the Buddha, Gautama…

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Thailand Scraps China Led Project To Blast Open Mekong River

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Thailand Scraps China Led Project To Blast Open Mekong River

Thailand has scrapped a Chinese-led project to blast rapids on the Mekong River that had been opposed by local people and environmental groups, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday.   China initiated a plan to dredge the Mekong River in 2001 to make room for large ships to carry goods from its landlocked southern province of…

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