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Late strikes inspire Thailand
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:01:00 +0700

Thailand are on the brink of regaining the Asean title after beating Malaysia 2-0 in the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final last night.

Directly elected PM plan rapped
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

A proposal to directly elect the prime minister and cabinet members has come under heavy criticism from National Reform Council (NRC) members who believe it would cause more problems than it would solve.

Govt pursues lese majeste suspects overseas
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Thailand has asked countries where lese majeste suspects are believed to be hiding to extradite them so they can face legal action, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Wednesday. 

Tourist arrivals eke out 2.5% gain in Nov
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:55:00 +0700

International tourist arrivals in November increased 2.5% from the same month a year earlier, the first month in which anti-government protests began to affect Bangkok.

Behind bars, phone calls don't come cheap
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:12:00 +0700

The economics of today’s cheap mobile phones and virtually free calling don’t apply behind the walls of Thailand’s prisons where a cellphone can cost up to 2.5 million baht and inmates charge calls at the rate of 2,000 baht a minute.

BoT maintains key rate amid global risk
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:11:00 +0700

Thailand kept its key interest rate unchanged for a sixth straight meeting as it gauged the impact of the turmoil in global markets on a struggling economy.

Critics come unglued over '12 values' Line stickers
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:24:00 +0700

The government’s plan to offer stickers on popular mobile-messaging app Line to promote its 12 “core values” for Thais has critics coming unstuck over its 7 million baht price tag.

SET: Nothing unusual behind sell-off
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:20:00 +0700

The Stock Exchange of Thailand says it found no irregularities in Monday's stock plunge as battered Thai shares Tuesday extended their six-day skid.

NACC urges prosecutors to protect witnesses in rice case
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:19:00 +0700

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Tuesday asked the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) to help protect witnesses involved in the probe into former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's role in the rice-pledging scheme.

Negotiators ask Malaysia to find rebels
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:16:00 +0700

The Thai negotiating team has asked Malaysia to find out which insurgency groups remain active in the far South as the government tries to revive stalled peace talks with all rebel factions, rather than favouring only some, a member of the team said. 

Travel News

Winter fair in Phetchaburi
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

From Dec 26 to Dec 28, a winter fair will be held at Mrigadayavan Palace in Phetchaburi province from 8am-6pm. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of King Rama VI's former palace and view the "Three Royal Ladies Of Siam" exhibition on the lives and work of that king's mother, Queen Saovabha Phongsri, his only child Princess Bejraratana Rajsuda and one of his consorts Phra Nang Chao Suvadhana. The...

A mountain palace
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

A tribute to floral Thailand
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Beautiful flowers never fail to fascinate. Besides the country's landscaped gardens, there are many scenic routes and places in Thailand where you can visit to admire floral beauty. Quite often, the flowers in the wilderness or along the roads, look much livelier and impressive than those in neatly trimmed gardens.

Making tracks in the middle of nowhere
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

As a journalist for 25 years, I've travelled to many remote parts of the Kingdom. But rarely have I found myself in a place that made me feel as if I was "in the middle of nowhere". Recently, however, such a feeling surfaced. The cause was nothing else but mountain biking.

Top destinations
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Ao Nang in Krabi has been ranked fourth in the "Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World" by TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice.

Belgium strike cuts air, train links
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:44:00 +0700

BRUSSELS - Both international and domestic air and train links were cut late Sunday in Belgium as a national strike began against the new government's austerity policies, official sources said.

Scenic Pai ways
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The hit Chinese comedy Lost in Thailand (2012) made Chiang Mai a hot destination for tourists from China, and now it is weaving its spell to revive the fortunes of Mae Hong Son province, particularly Pai district.

Taxi fare hike in Bangkok on Saturday
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:44:00 +0700

Starting on Saturday, passengers will have to pay higher taxi fares in the Bangkok area, with the Transport Ministry approving an increase of 8%, later rising to 13%.

Get the best out of the last of 2014
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:35:00 +0700

You may already have one foot out the office door in anticipation of the year-end break. However, there are still many exciting events ahead to close out 2014. Before you skip town or spend your holidays under the covers, check out the fun activities on offer to end the year with a bang. From an interstellar experience to getting in touch with Mother Nature, we’ve got your schedule covered.

JAL offers 7-day free Wi-Fi in Japan
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:29:00 +0700

Japan Airlines (JAL) has joined hands with Wire and Wireless Company (Wi2) to offer overseas passengers free Wi-Fi service access throughout Japan for seven days.

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