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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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Thailand’s Tourism Authority Say’s Thai Values Disappearing Over Greed

Jet Ski Scammers investigated by Police –   BANGKOK – The Bangkok Post is carrying a hard-hitting article on the state of Thailand’s tourism industry, claiming that it needs “a top-to-bottom restructuring from the ministry level down to related departments and the private sector and local communities”. “Obviously Thailand’s charm is still irresistible,” say the […]

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In the first nine months of 2014, tourist arrivals dropped about 10.3 percent from a year earlier, to 17.56 million

Thailand’s September Tourist Arrivals Down 7% From Last Year

In the first nine months of 2014, tourist arrivals dropped about 10.3 percent from a year earlier, to 17.56 million   BANGKOK – The number of tourists arriving in Thailand in September dropped a preliminary 7.0 percent from a year earlier after a drop of 11.9 percent in August, showing the country’s big industry continues […]

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Inheritance tax worries Thailand’s ultra-rich

Sasithorn Ongdee in an op-ed in The Nation: What will happen if the inheritance tax is revived in ways that mean Thais won’t return to “happiness”? Several years ago, one of my cousins was approached by the owner of an orchard to buy some 10 rai of her orchard plantation in Nonthaburi. The reason for […]

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BHMAsia adds Away resort on Thailand’s Gulf coast

BHMAsia has launched a new Away resort at Pranburi, on Thailand’s Gulf coast. The Away Beach Village is a 70-room property which was formerly known as the Beach Village Resort. Travel Daily Media Located three hours’ drive south of Bangkok and 400 metres from the beach, Away Beach Village features a range of studio, one- […]

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Thailand’s Military Government Stops Buying Rice Directly From Farmers

Soldiers inspect rice holding facility in Northern Thialand     CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s military government is changing directions on its agriculture policy, saying it stop buying farm products directly from farmers as state purchases spur overproduction, distort the market and create stockpiles that are difficult to sell. The government will now look at measures […]

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