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Prayuth: Opposition still active
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:04:00 +0700

Army chief and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha calls on opposition groups to end all activities against the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) as they would slow down the country's development, and urges all Thais to participate in the reform process.

Colourful jellyfish flood Rayong bay
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:04:00 +0700

Huge numbers of moon jellyfish were floating in Sivika Bay, part of the Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park, near Samet Island, in Phe sub-district of Muang Rayong district, Rayong, on Friday.

A day in photos
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:00 +0700

In today's photo gallery, we feature troubled street vendors, monks lining up for alms, moon jelly fish, a dog feeding two-day-old tiger cubs, a man kissing a Japanese Koi carp, an injured village headman in Pattani, and shanty houses and skyscraper buildings in Jakarta.

Doing students' homework lucrative business
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0700

The Education Ministry is investigating widely advertised "homework" services which complete students' assignments for them at prices starting as low as 50 baht.

Thai woman cleared of Ebola
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0700

A Thai woman recently returned from Ebola-stricken Liberia has been cleared by doctors who determined she did not have the deadly virus.

Widodo court victory ends Indonesia’s most-divisive election
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:27:00 +0700

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo will become Indonesia’s next president after a court rejected his challenger’s allegations of fraud, ending the most divisive leadership contest since the country’s return to democracy.

NLA picks Prayuth as premier
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0700

National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) chief Prayuth Chan-ocha was, as expected, elected by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) as the country's 29th prime minister Thursday.

Saudi recalls envoy 'over NLA seat'
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Saudi Arabia has recalled its most senior diplomat to Thailand after learning the brother of a key suspect in the 1990 murder of Saudi businessman Mohammed al-Ruwaili would be appointed to the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a Saudi embassy source says.

AoT to speed up B24bn airport plan
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) has approved a proposal to speed up construction of a new passenger terminal and monorail system at Suvarnabhumi airport.

Prayuth approval forwarded to King
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0700

The secretariat of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has forwarded the nomination of Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister to the Office of His Majesty′s Principal Private Secretary for a royal command to officially appoint him to the post.

Travel News

A beary big adventure
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:52:00 +0700

Inside a 40m-long dragon boat-shaped building on Beach Road in North Pattaya is the first teddy bear museum in Southeast Asia. Under the concept of “A Journey With The Teddy Bear In Pursuit Of Treasure”, Teddy Island Museum has 12 zones decorated with more than 1,000 stuffed animals under different themes for visitors to enjoy themselves and capture their happy moments with cameras.

Tak Bat Kanom Khrok ceremony
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:50:00 +0700

On Sept 1, the Tak Bat Kanom Khrok ceremony will be performed by Buddhists from 7am to 2.30pm at Wat Kaen Chan Charoen in Bang Khonthi district, Samut Songkhram province.

Myanmar to launch e-visa service
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:00 +0700

Myanmar will officially launch an e-visa service for tourists on Sept 1.

Fear is the mind-killer
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:38:00 +0700

The Indonesian island of Batam, located just 20km south of Singapore, is virtually non-existent on the ordinary tourist maps. But for mountain bikers of the neighbouring city state, it’s a hugely popular destination, thanks to Drak Bike Park.

Vibrancy, charm and fresh fish
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0700

In the southern tip of Thailand, where outbreaks of violence have finally begun to decrease, Narathiwat city, located in the eponymous province, remains a nice, lovely border town.

Morning, night airport express trains cut
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:04:00 +0700

The Airport Rail Link will suspend its early morning and late night express services from Makkasan station to Suvarnabhumi Airport from Sept 1.

Myanmar offers online visa on Sept 1
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:10:00 +0700

Tourists can apply online for Myanmar visa next month as part of a drive to spur the tourism sector.

John test. Please ignore
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:48:00 +0700

John test. Please ignore

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