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'Ill-gotten' assets of ex-CIB chief
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:16:00 +0700

National police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang on Wednesday shows reporters valuables seized from sacked Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Pongpat Chayapan. Some of the assets include amulets, necklaces and gold bars. —Thiti Wannamontha

A day in photos
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:38:00 +0700

In today's photo gallery, we feature dead fish, a sea of fog, an elephant on a cold day in Chiang Mai and Rak Thailand leader Chuvit Kamolvisit.

Somyot denies more arrest warrants imminent
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:40:00 +0700

National police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang on Wednesday denied reports that arrest warrants would be issued for at least 40 more police officers linked to former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan’s network.

B50bn govt bond issue to help pay rice debt
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:12:00 +0700

A 50-billion-baht government bond issue was floated through the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) on Wednesday to help cover the losses occurred from the the rice price schemes of previous governments.

Thai women win central bank battle of sexes
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:07:00 +0700

Janet Yellen’s appointment as US Federal Reserve chairwoman this year was hailed as another step toward gender equality. But at Thailand's central bank, women outnumber men among top executives.

The art of Nang Yai
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:10:00 +0700

PM backs Pongpat gang probe
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says police have his full support in their bid to bring down the group headed by former Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) chief Pongpat Chayapan.

Government to give public 'surprise' stimulus
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The government will launch a "surprise" economic stimulus package next year, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says.

PDRC seeks unelected Senate, fewer MPs
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) wants the new charter to abolish the party-list poll system and make the Senate fully appointed, rather than partially elected and partially appointed as it was under the abolished constitution.

CSC launches local tablet brand Wisebook
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Computer System Connection International, a Thai IT chain store operating under the CSC brand, has unveiled the first locally branded tablet powered by the Windows operating system as part of a collaboration with Microsoft and Intel.

Travel News

Chumphon storm spawns waterspout
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:54:00 +0700

CHUMPHON — A waterspout whipped up the coast off this southern province on Tuesday as the weather bureau advised travellers to Koh Tao to check conditions in the Gulf of Thailand.

Legacy of a visionary
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Ayutthaya was not built in a day. Neither was the replica of the city that was cloned from it centuries later.

New law targets inflight offenders
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:51:00 +0700

Lawmakers have enacted a bill aimed at clamping down on inappropriate inflight behaviours.

AirAsia to launch Asean pass
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:26:00 +0700

KUALA LUMPUR — Budget carrier AirAsia said Thursday it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level.

New Year with the hilltribes
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

At the year's end, Doi Tung will turn vibrant with a colourful hilltribe bazaar, cultural performances, a new design for the landscaped Mae Fah Luang Garden and a themed dinner. The official theme of the festival is "Colours of Tribes, Colours of Lives, and Colours of Celebration".

Candlelight show in Chiang Rai
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park in Chiang Rai will host the second Candlelight Museum, an exhibition during which the park will be beautifully illuminated at night by hundreds of candles, from Dec 1-Jan 31.

Wallride on a hill
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

With four currently rideable downhill trails, not counting the one of which the finish point was blocked soon after it was built a year ago and two others which were rarely used and thus have been partly reclaimed by Mother Nature, Khao Hin Lek Fai has more bike tracks than any hill of its size.

New airport
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Koh Phangan Airport is expected to be completed next year. Owned by Kannithi Aviation Company, owner of domestic airline Kan Air, the airport is located in Ban Tai. In May, Ban Tai Municipality approved the plan to built airport facilities on a 52 rai plot. The runway will be 1,100m long and 45m wide to serve aircraft with up to 70 passengers. About 3 rai will be used as a passenger terminal.

Village vibrancy
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Dozens of old bicycles for rent are kept under an elevated wooden house and in the concrete courtyard of Amporn Leesuksam, the village head of Ban Khok, in U Thong district of Suphan Buri.

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