Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

Mekong Rises Two Metres In A Day, Workers Scramble To Get Out Of The Way

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Mekong Rises Two Metres In A Day, Workers Scramble To Get Out Of The Way

  The Mekong River level in the northeastern province of Nong Khai on Wednesday continued its rapid rise – up two metres in a single day – prompting sand-digging operators and workers on both Thailand and Laos riverbanks to move their machines and sand to higher ground to evade the torrential water.   The situation…

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Tourism: An End To Dual Pricing? Tourism Minister Talks Of Stimulus Measures

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Tourism: An End To Dual Pricing? Tourism Minister Talks Of Stimulus Measures

Picture: Sanook   Thailand could be seeing the beginning of the end to a subject that angers many visitors and residents in the kingdom.   Dual pricing for foreigners and tourists.   Thailand’s new Minister for Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakarn was speaking to Thai reporters about what needs to be done to stimulate the…

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Ministry Targets Cheaper Electricity With ‘Energy For All’ Policy

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Ministry Targets Cheaper Electricity With ‘Energy For All’ Policy

The Ministry of Energy aims to lower the electricity cost to less than Bt3.60 per unit, apart from carrying out several other initiatives, according to Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong .   Speaking at the “Energy Disruption: Thai energy in the age of disruption” seminar organised by Krungthep Turakij newspaper, Sontirat said there was a need…

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Children Drowning: Thailand Still Worst In ASEAN and Twice World Average

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An international conference has been told that despite improvements Thailand’s safety record regarding drowning deaths among children is still the worst in ASEAN.   And the death rate in the kingdom of children up to 15 is TWICE that of the world average.   About 322,000 children have died worldwide from drowning since 2016.  …

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Abundant Rainfall Forecast For Most Parts Of Thailand From Today Until Monday

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Abundant Rainfall Forecast For Most Parts Of Thailand From Today Until Monday

Abundant rainfall, heavy to very heavy in some areas, is forecast over the next 2-3 days for most of the country due to tropical storm ‘WIPHA’.   Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported at 4am today that Wipha was centred about 155kms east of Hanoi over the upper Gulf of Tonkin and is moving west-southwest slowly with…

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3 Bangkok Students Arrested In Connection With Yesterday’s Bomb Blasts

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3 Bangkok Students Arrested In Connection With Yesterday’s Bomb Blasts

  Three Bangkok technical students have been arrested this morning (Saturday) as part of the investigation into the four explosive devices planted in bushes in the middle of Rama 9 Soi 57/1 yesterday. The students were aged 15, 16 and 17. Thai PBS report that the suspects have confessed during initial questioning at Huamark Police Station….

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3 Bangkok Students Arrested In Connection With Yesterday’s Bomb Blasts

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3 Bangkok Students Arrested In Connection With Yesterday’s Bomb Blasts

Three Bangkok technical students have been arrested this morning (Saturday) as part of the investigation into the four explosive devices planted in bushes in the middle of Rama 9 Soi 57/1 yesterday. The students were aged 15, 16 and 17. Thai PBS report that the suspects have confessed during initial questioning at Huamark Police Station. The…

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North, NE Warned Of Heavy Rain As Tropical Storm ‘Wipha’ Moves Closer

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North, NE Warned Of Heavy Rain As Tropical Storm ‘Wipha’ Moves Closer

FILE photo   The Meteorological Department Friday warned residents of the North and Northeast to brace themselves for possible heavy rains from tropical storm Wipha, which is expected to make a landfall in Vietnam Friday.   In the warning issued at 5am Friday, the department said the storm was over the Gulf of Tonkin, Guangxi,…

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Minister’s Speed Proposal Stuns Thailand: Collision At 120 kmph Same As Falling 19 Stories, Says Media

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Minister’s Speed Proposal Stuns Thailand: Collision At 120 kmph Same As Falling 19 Stories, Says Media

Picture: Thai Rath   Influential media Thai Rath has said that Thai society has been “stunned” by proposals from the transport minister to increase speeds up to 120 kilometer per hour on roads of four lanes and up.   Saksayam Chidchob – whose family run a Moto GP racetrack in Buriram – thinks higher speeds will…

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Buri Ram Issues Dengue Alert Amid Worsening Situation

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Buri Ram Issues Dengue Alert Amid Worsening Situation

  The Buri Ram chief public health officer has warned local residents to take urgent measures after a three fold increase in the number of people falling victim to the dengue virus compared to last year.   Dr Withit Sarittheechaikul, the chief public health officer of Buri Ram, said from January to the end of…

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