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A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s post-coup ‘reform’ process: Only a few ‘good’ men at the helm

A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP. The “reform” plans by Thailand’s military government continue to take shape. After the establishment of the so-called National Reform Council, a Constitutional Drafting Committee will be created soon. But developments in both groups suggest […]

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Dutch man Willem Gerard Knoppien

Dutch Child Molester’s 37 Year Prison Term Upheld by Thailand’s Supreme Court

Dutch man Willem Gerard Knoppien – – BANGKOK – The Supreme Court in Thailand has upheld a 37-year prison term for 56-year-old Dutch National Willem Gerard Knoppien, convicted of molesting a 12 year old boy in Prachuap Khiri Khan in 2007. The court said another convict, Thanes Bualuang, 37, confessed to taking the 12-year-old boy to see  […]

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Siam Kubota works on reforesting Thailand’s mangrove forests

Firm’s reforestation project aims at planting 10,000 trees in coastal areas Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Business

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Pavilion for Milan Expo showcases Thailand’s foundations

Thai cuisine, muay Thai, Songkran, Thailand’s beautiful temples and nature will be showcased at Expo 2015 in Milan. A preview of the Bt700-million Thai Pavilion, to be displayed at “Universal Exhibition Milano 2015″, was unveiled yesterday on the third floor of CentralPlaza Lat Phrao. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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Thailand’s Junta to Hand Cash to Rubber Farmers

A farmer collecting the white liquid sap of rubber trees a few hours after the trees were bled – – BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-appointed government approved measures to help rubber farmers who have been hit hard by sharp declines in export prices. The decision enables the National Rubber Policy Committee to dispense a one-time cash […]

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‘Learn from Thailand’s failure to win UN seat’

Thailand should learn a lesson from its failed bid to join the UN Human Rights Council, Nirand Pitakwatachara, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, said yesterday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $ 75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand’s national output. – – BANGKOK – Visitor arrivals in Thailand’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry have fallen by 19 percent this year.  That’s a significant drop for […]

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Re-drawing the invisible line: Lèse majesté cases pile under Thailand’s junta

A protester holds a sign against the Thai Criminal Code 112, also known as the lèse majesté law, at a rally in 2011. (Photo: AP) Since the military coup, the number of lèse majesté cases has been rising in Thailand as the chances of the accused grow even slimmer under the junta’s rule. The trial […]

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The projects involve  auction of contracts to build six electric train routes, procure city buses and build new motorways.

Thailand’s Military Government Approves Mega Transport Projects

The projects involve auction of contracts to build six electric train routes, procure city buses and build new motorways. – – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military stacked cabinet yesterday approved the launch of several mass transit projects that it hopes will convince people to turn to public transport services from driving their own cars   in their […]

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The Burmese workers accused of committing the Koh Tao murders at a press conference earlier this month. Pic: AP.

Not saving Thailand’s face: the backlash of police corruption in tourist murders

By James Austin Farrell The Burmese workers accused of committing the Koh Tao murders at a press conference earlier this month. Pic: AP. Confusion looms as to how much the British detectives soon to arrive in Thailand will be directly involved in the investigation of the Koh Tao murders. At first it seemed to be […]

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Golf Classic set to draw stars as Thailand’s richest tournament

The US$ 2-million Thailand Classic will become the Kingdom’s biggest golf event when it tees off at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin from February 12-15 next year. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Thailand’s image improves following Prayut’s Asem summit: survey

Up to 70.4 per cent of community leaders believe Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attending the Asia-Europe Meeting in Italy has helped improve Thailand’s image in the eyes of the international community, the Thai Researchers in Community Happiness Association has found. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Thailand’s First Water Theme Park Opens in Pattaya

Cartoon Network Amazone water park has opened its doors on 3 October, 2014.   CHON BURI  – The highly-anticipated Cartoon Network Amazone water park has opened its doors. This one-of-a-kind and first in the world waterpark boasts 30 world-class water rides and slides, live Cartoon Network entertainment shows, mascot meet and greets, thrills attractions and […]

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Koh Tao is popular for its stunning beaches and diving opportunities. Pic: FBM.

British Foreign Office warns travelers about Thailand’s islands

Koh Tao is popular for its stunning beaches and diving opportunities. Pic: FBM. By Daniel Maxwell Following the brutal murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao last month, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its travel advice to include a warning about the dangers of travelling to Thailand’s island destinations. […]

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Thailand’s first world-class racing circuit makes debut

A life-long dream of many motorsports fans in Thailand was fulfilled last weekend when Chang International Circuit (CIC), the first world-class racing track in the Kingdom, made its debut with the Japanese Super GT and wowed racing enthusiasts around the world. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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