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Village Headwoman Fights Off Home Invaders

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Village Headwoman Fights Off Home Invaders

A 43-year-old village headwoman, who woke up to find a gun pointed at her head and was tied up by two men who had invaded her home in Angthong’s Sawengha district early yesterday, managed to untie herself, then grab a hidden gun and shoot and wound the intruders. After receiving a report of a home…

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Time For Some Thai Drivers To Get Into The Habit Of Driving Safely

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Time For Some Thai Drivers To Get Into The Habit Of Driving Safely

No holiday traffic campaign will succeed until year-round discipline is inbred, so start with the kids. A perennial certainty on newspaper front pages ahead of the New Year and Songkran festivities is appeals for improved traffic safety. The pleas are going out again this year amid government pledges that more money will be spent on…

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Corruption Chief Does Not Feel Under Pressure Regarding The Deputy PM’s Watch And Diamond Ring

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Corruption Chief Does Not Feel Under Pressure Regarding The Deputy PM’s Watch And Diamond Ring

National Anti Corruption Commission President Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said yesterday that he feels no pressure to investigate his former boss who has been the subject of public speculation over an unreported wristwatch and diamond ring. Watcharapol said he is waiting for Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan’s response to a demand from the NACC…

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Watch Out For Shooting Stars On December 14

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Watch Out For Shooting Stars On December 14

Thai people will have a chance to view a large number of shooting stars on the night of Thursday, December 14, until the next morning, said Saran Poshyachinda, director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit). Although the Geminid meteor shower can be seen during Dec 4-17 this year, Mr Saran said the…

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Is It Possible For A Thai Bar Girl To Become A Good Partner?

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Is It Possible For A Thai Bar Girl To Become A Good Partner?

The following article is not necessarily the views of the Buriram Times. However, it does raise some pertinent issues for farang men who meet and fall in love with a bar girl. There are many bar girls who deserve our respect and admiration. They have made a difficult choice because they have a family to…

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New Traffic Tickets Come Into Force In The New Year

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New Traffic Tickets Come Into Force In The New Year

Following on from the previous article, new measures are being introduced to try to eliminate police corruption with traffic fines. A new type of traffic ticket, which includes a barcode and an English translation, will come into universal use early next year, police said on Thursday. In addition to impeding corruption, the new tickets allow…

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Deputy Police Inspectors Charged With Alleged Embezzlement Of Traffic Fines

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Deputy Police Inspectors Charged With Alleged Embezzlement Of Traffic Fines

A pair of police deputy inspectors were suspended and placed under investigation on Monday for allegedly embezzling more than 50,000 baht in traffic fines. In another embarrassment for the police force, the news comes on the heels of two other scandals involving cops and their alleged abuse of power in recent days. A police notice…

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Thai Wife And Policeman Lover Get Norwegian Man Deported ?

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Thai Wife And Policeman Lover Get Norwegian Man Deported ?

A 68 year old Norwegian man has gone to Thai media to appeal for justice after he was deported. He claims that his Thai wife – in collusion with a policeman who is her new love interest – framed him by planting a gun at his house. He also believes that he is the victim…

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Police To Use Lie Detector Test To Establish Real Ownership Of Winning Lottery Tickets

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Police To Use Lie Detector Test To Establish Real Ownership Of Winning Lottery Tickets

Police in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province will put two claimants of five winning lottery tickets to a lie detector test today, as a part of an investigation to determine their real owner. The bizarre case — which has gotten a lot of local media attention — started when 62-year-old former police officer Pol. Lt. Jaroon Wimol,…

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Dog Owner Taken Aback By Bill For Washing And Grooming Siberian Husky

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Dog Owner Taken Aback By Bill For Washing And Grooming Siberian Husky

A Facebook Live post by a 32-year-old Chachoengsao man complaining about “Thailand’s most expensive dog bathing fee of Bt2,800” for his Siberian Husky has become a hot topic attracting more than 10,000 comments, nearly 400,000 views and 5,000 shares in 10 hours after he posted it on Thursday evening. Sitthichai Wichitwong said he took his…

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