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Bureaucrats risk failure, scholar says
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:25:00 +0700

An academic has questioned whether bureaucrats appointed to the new cabinet have the necessary practical skills to take a proactive role in running the country.

Hazing death college probed
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The director of Pathumthani Technical College is facing a disciplinary probe after a 17-year-old student died on Saturday during a hazing ritual in Hua Hin.

Police seek man behind child 'fashion show scam'
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Police are seeking a modelling agency operator after 200 parents complained Monday that they were duped into paying the man in the hope their children could strut on a fashion show catwalk at a Pathum Thani university.

NBTC lets Ch 3 stay on analogue
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Viewers can continue enjoying analogue broadcasts by Channel 3 for free as usual in accordance with the National Council for Peace and Order's (NCPO) May 24 announcement despite fierce protests by digital TV operators.

A day in photos
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0700

In today's photo gallery, we feature flash floods in Phichit, an auction of seized smuggled cars, pedestrians on Asok Montri Road, owls, protesters in Hong Kong and a traditional form of martial arts in India.

Floods in 17 provinces, six dead, one missing
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:11:00 +0700

Heavy rain in many parts of the country had caused floods in 17 provinces, leaving six people dead and one person missing, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chatchai Promlert said on Monday.

Govt House gets costly new look
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0700

The new cabinet will be the first to work in the freshly revamped Government House, which has undergone the largest refurbishment in living memory at the cost of 169 million baht.

Teaching 'future leaders'
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:34:00 +0700

A private Catholic school in Bangkok has a curriculum to educate students intellectually and morally, and produce future leaders. (Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong)

Thailand totters towards waste crisis
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:45:00 +0700

A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis.

Guards, mobiles key to inmates' deals
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:01:00 +0700

Iron bars may limit the freedom of inmates, but they have failed to keep them from carrying on the drug dealing that put them in the facilities in the first place.

Travel News

Thai AirAsia X launches Japan flights
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:49:00 +0700

Tokyo — Thai AirAsia X launched flight services between Bangkok and Japan on Monday amid an increase of Thai tourists coming to the country.

U-tapao prepares for take-off
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:40:00 +0700

The long-awaited chance to turn the Royal Thai Navy's U-tapao airport into a fully fledged commercial airport is becoming a reality.

Rain, rain, you can stay
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:34:00 +0700

The rainy season is usually the period when many Thai mountain bikers, particularly the downhillers, go into hibernation. This year, however, they have two good reasons to hit the muddy trails — the Thailand Gravity Series and the Thailand Enduro Series.

City of 11 gates
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:00 +0700

Situated right in the middle of Isan, the country's northeastern region, 512km from Bangkok by road, Roi Et has been a major settlement for more than 300 years. It was once called Saket Nakhon and referred to as "a large city with 11 gates and 11 vassal cities", but in modern-day terms it would be more accurately described as a medium-sized market town.

Boat floating in Kanchanaburi
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:00 +0700

From Sept 7-9, the "Floating Boats To Drive Away Bad Luck" tradition of the Thai-Mon people will be held in front of the model of Bodh Gaya, one of four of the world's most important and scared Buddhist sites, in Sangkhla Buri district, Kanchanaburi.

A land of plenty
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:00 +0700

Things have changed since my first visit to Farm Chokchai, one of the largest cattle ranches in Southeast Asia, a decade ago.

Arts goes 3D
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:00 +0700

A new Art in Paradise, a 3D art museum, has been opened on the fourth floor of the Esplanade Shopping Mall, Ratchadaphisek Road.

Community and social participation
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:03:09 +0700

Pimalai Resort & Spa gets involved in various activities that not onlybenefit the local community but also relate to environmental issues. Cleaning of the village and the bay is nowadays taking place on a regular basis, ensuring that visitors booking accommodation in one of the few resorts on the bay – including Pimalai – will find a clean and friendly environment.

VietJet adds flight to Ho Chi Minh
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:45:00 +0700

VietJet Air, the no-frills carrier of Vietnam, will boost the frequency of its Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh City route to twice a day on Sept 12.

Japan airports' Wi-Fi allows snooping
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:40:00 +0700

TOKYO - Users of free wireless Internet connections at Japan's Narita, Kansai and Kobe airports are vulnerable to electronic eavesdropping of their e-mail and web browsing, a study by an information and communications specialist showed Tuesday.

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