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Rock Star Raises Millions For Northeast Hospitals

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Rock Star Raises Millions For Northeast Hospitals

A charity run led by rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalia has scored another success raising more than B40m for eight small hospitals in the Northeast. The latest marathon lasted two days over the past weekend and covered the 187-kilometre distance from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen. More than 20,000 people made donations as the runners…

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From ‘Sawadee’ To ‘Pad Thai’. Who Was Phibun?

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From ‘Sawadee’ To ‘Pad Thai’. Who Was Phibun?

Thai culture is ancient and one can even see evidence of its beautiful bronze-age civilisation in Ban Chiang, near Udon Thani in Isaan, Thailand’s lesser-visited north-east region. But not everything in Thai culture is quite so old. In fact, some major things closely associated with Thailand are relatively recent — and all of them are…

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Immigration Crackdown Sees Thousands Arrested In Northeast Thailand

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Immigration Crackdown Sees Thousands Arrested In Northeast Thailand

More than two thousand foreigners and Thais have been arrested as part of a two week crackdown by Immigration Police in Isaan.   Pol Maj Gen Natthawat Karndee, who heads Immigration Division 4 in northeast Thailand told reporters on Saturday that his officers had arrested a total of 2,274 people during the crackdown which took…

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No More Smoking In Public In Thailand

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No More Smoking In Public In Thailand

Smokers heading outside the front of buildings in Thailand for a quick cigarette will soon be a thing of the past. New laws have been enacted that will shortly come into force. New regulations have been issued by the Department of Public Health which will force smokers to stay well away from public buildings and…

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Buri Ram: Students Went To The House Of “Khun Khru A” For Ya Ba!

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Buri Ram: Students Went To The House Of “Khun Khru A” For Ya Ba!

Arrested teacher “Khru A” points at the evidence   Buri Ram police armed with a search warrant went to the house of a social sciences teacher in the Phut Thai Song district of the north eastern city.   “Khru A” – or Banthit Kaothaisong was arrested along with nearly 2,000 Ya Ba tablets hidden in…

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Udon Thani Joins Rocker Toon Bodyslam’s Charity Run Raising Funds For 8 Northeastern Hospitals

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The charity run “Kao Khon La Kao” by a famous singer Toon Bodyslam will be taking place again on 15-16 June as relay runs from Nong Khai trough Udon Thani to Khon Kaen, with a total distance of 176 kilometers. the charity run is aimed to raise donations for medical equipment purchases at 8 hospitals…

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The Latest In Pest Control: If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them!

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The Latest In Pest Control: If You Can’t Beat Them, Eat Them!

File photo   A northeastern province has come up with a solution for pest control that buys into the Internet meme, “If you can’t beat them, eat them!”   Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul on Monday presided over the launch of an operation to eradicate sucker fish (Hypostomus plecostomus), which are deemed a threat to…

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Sharp Increase In Dengue Infections Continues

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Sharp Increase In Dengue Infections Continues

  The number of people infected by the dengue fever virus has dramatically increased over the past five years, officials said on Tuesday   According to the Bureau of Epidemiology, from January 1 to June 5 this year, more than 26,000 people were infected, with 41 of them succumbing to the disease.   This is…

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PM Prayut Orders Fair Prices For Medicines And Medical Services

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PM Prayut Orders Fair Prices For Medicines And Medical Services

After some private hospitals in Thailand were found to be charging their patients 16,000% higher than the recommended prices, the Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will oversee the issue to alleviate the hardships of patients. The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution is in line with…

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Buriram Round UP Of The Final Day Racing For The Super Series

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Buriram Round UP Of The Final Day Racing For The Super Series

Thailand Super Pickup Round 1 The Pickups got us underway on Sunday at 9am.  this time all of the cars were on the track at the right time and the grid was full.  Car #65 Waris Onrayab in the Bendix SRT – Nitto Header Racing Team Isuzu D-Max led from the start to the flag…

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