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SPECIAl REPORT: The “Spirit of Roaming” no longer roams at Moken community on Surin Island
Sat, 25 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Plight of ‘sea gypsies’ unending without a push for legislation

Doctors warn of ‘reefer madness’ as people react badly to cannabis medicines
Sat, 25 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

MANY PEOPLE have sought emergency treatment after developing side effects from using marijuana-based medicines, Dr Somsak Akhasilp, director-general of the Department of Medical Services, said on Friday after warning people to beware of the false belief that cannabis can treat any ailment.

Bridge to a healthier future
Sat, 25 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

The Phra Pok Klao Skypark soaring across the Chao Phraya leads a sprawling effort to spruce up Bangkok for its 250th birthday

Thai environmentalists join worldwide climate 'strike'
Fri, 24 May 2019 23:07:08 GMT

Environmentally concerned citizens in Thailand joined climate activists across the world on Friday to campaign for urgent solutions to climate change.

Foreigner charged with using fake passport, thanks to face recognition system
Fri, 24 May 2019 19:05:40 GMT

Immigration police on Friday detained a foreign man for allegedly using a false travel document to travel out of the country at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

  HM the King opens first parliament since 2014 coup
Fri, 24 May 2019 17:34:52 GMT

HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn opened parliament Friday five years after a 2014 coup, stressing the importance of "national security" and "people's well-being" as the junta moves within striking distance of cementing its grip on power.

Cannabis no panacea, FDA cautions users
Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:43 GMT

FOOD AND Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that cannabis is not a magic medicine that can cure all illnesses modern medicine cannot.

School mergers offer students big changes
Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:32 GMT

Last teacher bids goodbye to 79yearold school as pupils shifted to larger

Concerns over Chiang Mai coal project are ‘logically sound’, says engineering academic
Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:19 GMT

AN ENGINEERING ACADEMIC has raised concerns about the potentially serious environmental impacts of an open coal mine planned for Chiang Mai’s Omkoi district.

Locals unite to stop projects in heart of famous rice zone
Fri, 24 May 2019 04:44:06 GMT

LOCAL GROUPS, mostly farmers, are voicing strong opposition to the construction of a sugar factory and connected bagasse-fuelled power plant in the heart of Thung Kula Rong Hai – an area in the Northeast known for its jasmine rice.

Thailand helps Interpol nail child sex predators
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:30:00 GMT

WITH THE help of local authorities, Interpol has managed to nail several predators who sexually exploited children and produced child pornography for online distribution.

Another family grieves mysterious death in Thai army
Thu, 23 May 2019 19:44:01 GMT

THE FAMILY of Private Leuchanont Nantabut, who died at the age of just 22, suspect that he might have been the latest victim of violence inside a Thai military camp.

Retailers face Bt10k fines for overpriced lottery tickets
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Retailers selling lottery tickets for more than the face value can face fines of Bt10,000, according to the amended Government Lottery Office Act.

Crackdown on foreign criminals in full swing
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

THAI POLICE are continuing to take action against foreign criminals that have been using Thailand as a base for illegal operations or as a refuge from the reach of their own authorities.

Business Administration tops list of most sought-after fields in university
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

BUSINESS Administration became the most sought-after field for applicants to the Thai University Central Admission System (TCAS) in the 2019 academic year – surpassing the usually popular Mass Communications and Education fields, which did not come in the top-five list this year.

Mothers of slain Lahu tribesmen sue the Army
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Bt11m sought in compensation after Lower court rules men slain by soldiers

National census finds more people living on streets
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

SINCE THE weakening economy may result in more job losses and an increase in homeless people, the Social Development and Human Security Ministry has decided to conduct a census and work towards improving the quality of their lives.

Milk to be dumped in protest against new rules
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

DAIRY FARMERS are threatening to dump milk in protest over the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry’s new regulations, which they say has affected milk production nationwide and resulted in a surplus of 110 tonnes of milk per day or 3,300 tonnes per month.

Family appeals for help with Korean hospital bills 
Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

The family of a Thai woman who worked illegally in South Korea is campaigning for donations after she fell into a coma following a dental operation.

Some experts can continue working until 70, says Cabinet
Wed, 22 May 2019 20:13:09 GMT

Civil servants working in areas at risk of personnel shortages are to be allowed to postpone their retirements until the age of 70, says Government House.

Travel News

The other side of Bangkok
Sat, 25 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

With fewer visitors but lots of interesting attractions, Thon Buri is the perfect place to spend a day

The water of life
Fri, 03 May 2019 01:00:00 GMT

Kui Buri district in Prachuab Khiri Khan has adopted the late Monarch’s new agricultural theory on land and water management and is keen to show it off

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