Army enlists flower power
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:51:00 +0700
The army has on Friday spruced up checkpoints close to tourist spots by putting flowers around their bunkers after caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra suggested less intimidating decor would help improve the Thailand's image.
Yingluck issues plea for fairness to charter court
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:30:00 +0700
Embattled caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on independent organisations to ensure justice and fairness when handling cases filed against the government as two new challenges are being forwarded to the Constitution Court.
Thawil wins back position as NSC chief
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:18:00 +0700
Two years after Thawil Pliensri decided to fight for justice and his career in court, he finally will be given back his position as head of the National Security Council (NSC).
Fresh setback for Anwar
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:08:00 +0700
KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian court on Friday sentenced opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after finding the former deputy prime minister guilty of sodomising his aide in 2008.
Fake iPhone charger blamed for death
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:04:00 +0700
An investigation into the case of a man electrocuted in his sleep while holding an iPhone4 plugged into a wall outlet has concluded the charger he used was a fake and shorted out, according to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC).
Pheu Thai attacks Ombudsman-backed petition to void the election
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:19:00 +0700
Pheu Thai has condemned the Office of the Ombudsman's request for the charter court to consider voiding the Feb 2 election, but Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra refrained from denouncing the move.
Air force chief demands action against `Ko Tee'
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:40:00 +0700
Air force chief ACM Prajin Juntong on Friday demanded legal action against Pathum Thani red-shirt leader Wutthipong Kachathamkhun, known as "Ko Tee", who has admitted posting banners that are viewed by the military as promoting separatism.
PM seeks to delay NACC meet again
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:24:00 +0700
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will seek to again postpone a meeting with the ant-graft agency as she needs more time to prepare her defence against alleged irregularities in the rice-pledging scheme, a Pheu Thai Party legal specialist says.
Parents fall into web of confusion
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:21:00 +0700
Two key state education agencies have denied any involvement in spreading school ranking information on the internet, saying it has created a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding among parents and students.
Yingluck pushes for truce talks: Source
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:04:00 +0700
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha to mediate truce talks between the caretaker government and the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), a source says.
Exploring Chon Buri
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:57:00 +0700
The school holidays are coming and the ensuing chaos at home may soon be driving parents to look for a good day out with their family.
Cultural fair in Suphan Buri
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:55:00 +0700
Until tomorrow, “Fostering the Ties of Tai People in Asean” fair will take place at the U Thong National Museum in Suphan Buri, from noon to 4pm.
Otop outlets to open
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:53:00 +0700
The Community Development Department has invested 120 million baht to open three Otop outlets under expressways in Bangkok.
Koh Klang: A world away
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:48:00 +0700
Around this time of the year, many beaches in Krabi start to resemble the photographs of Andreas Gursky — mobbed with tourists. The New York Times recently named the southern province on the Andaman coast one of the “52 places to go in 2014”.
Thais should bend, not break
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:37:00 +0700
Despite years of continuous attempts to instil the desire for a ‘‘new Thai state’’ in its members, the Red Shirts’ recent open threat to separate the North and the Northeast from the Kingdom of Thailand turned out to be a fatal blooper.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:26:00 +0700
The noise made by the engine of the long-tail boat was so familiar that, if I were to close my eyes for a moment, I could easily pretend I was drifting along some quiet stretch of the Chao Phraya. But the river I’m on is actually in southern Vietnam. It’s called the Can Tho, the same name as the province it runs through and its main town, the largest in the Mekong delta.
Free WiFi everywhere at main airports from April
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:12:00 +0700
Free WiFi will be available in all corners of six major airport terminals from April, Airports of Thailand (AoT) Plc said on Wednesday.
Cambodia considers in-flight visa
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:09:00 +0700
PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday his government wants to make it easier for Japanese travellers to visit Cambodia by introducing in-flight processing of tourist visas.