Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

Government And Media Have Not Handled Excise Tax Rises Very Well

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So finally we know what the rise in excise taxes actually are. However, the lack of information from the government was disappointing to say the least. Too many vague statements did little to reassure people whose livelihoods were going to be affected. Certain elements of the media also need to examine themselves very closely. Some…

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Oli Wine Bar Open Seven Days A Week

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Oli Wine Bar Open Seven Days A Week

As of now Oli Wine Bar in Buriram is open every day of the week. Opening hours are 1pm until 11pm. Daily specials are still on the menu. Bon appetit !

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What Can Thai Football Learn From Japan ?

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What Can Thai Football Learn From Japan ?

Having been in SE Asia for five years now, I have watched a lot of football from various parts of the continent. As a keen follower of Buriram United I have seen many matches both domestically and in the Asian Champions League. Traditionally, Thai teams struggle in the Champions League, particularly against the South Koreans…

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Apology !

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Yesterday we ran an article that said the Prime Minister visited the Chang International Circuit. Due to an “error in translation” and a less than thorough examination of the photos, we failed to notice that the PM was not actually there. We apologise for the error.

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Owner Compensates Small Girl Mauled By His Dog With 300 bht

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Owner Compensates Small Girl Mauled By His Dog With 300 bht

A dog owner went to the hospital to see the four year old girl that his Thai breed dog had savagely mauled. But then left and disappeared after giving her astonished mum just 300 baht for her care. The little girl was attacked by the dog on a visit to a paint factory in Kanchanaburi on Saturday. Her…

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About Two Hundred Extra Immigration Officers Deployed At Bangkok Airports

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About Two Hundred Extra Immigration Officers Deployed At Bangkok Airports

About 200 immigration officials from immigration offices throughout the country have been mobilized and deployed at the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports to cope with increasing number of arrivals. Hundreds of arriving passengers were held up for more than four hours at the immigration checkpoints at Don Mueang airport in the last couple of days…

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Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Urgent Maintenance

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Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Urgent Maintenance

Around 80 percent of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than ten years after the region was struck by a tsunami which caused the deaths of 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Dec….

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Thai League 1 Round-Up And Table

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Thai League 1 Round-Up And Table

Nakhon Ratchasima had a routine 3-0 home win over relegation-haunted Sisaket and Chiang Rai won a close encounter at Thai Port by 2 goals to 1. Rock-bottom Super Power had the cheek to take the lead at Muang Thong but the home side made them pay by rattling in 9 goals, 7 of them coming…

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Thailand Retain King’s Cup After Penalty Shoot-Out Win Over Belarus

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Thailand Retain King’s Cup After Penalty Shoot-Out Win Over Belarus

Thailand won a close encounter with Belarus with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over Belarus. Kawin saved the visitors’ fifth penalty and Siroch held his nerve to fire high into the net to give the War Elephants the win. The game finished 0-0 after ninety minutes and it was a tight affair with neither side…

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Buriram Face Muang Thong In “Match Of The Day”

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Buriram Face Muang Thong In “Match Of The Day”

The eagerly anticipated game between Thailand’s top two teams takes place at the SCG Stadium tonight at 7pm. A win for Buriram would take them seven points clear of their fierce rivals, whilst a win for the home side would leave them only one point behind the current leaders. Buriram have not conceded a goal…

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