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Cops set to charge 5 bitcoin scam suspects
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:28:00 +0700

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) will summon five suspects Friday for questioning in connection with the alleged embezzlement in bitcoin scam which cheated Finnish and Thai investors out of 797 million baht.

What a trade war means for Southeast Asia
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:25:00 +0700

Although it's still early days in the so-called "trade war" between the United States and China, its knock-on effects are already palpable. Both sides have accused each other of unfair trade practices, and both have imposed a series of tit-for-tat tariffs and other protectionist measures that could lead to a runaway retaliatory logic and spiral beyond anyone's control.

Beware the nanny state
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:20:00 +0700

The cabinet made an unwelcome decision on Tuesday that shows its disrespect for freedom, rights and privacy of young people. It approved a draft ministerial regulation curbing the conduct of students as well as where they can go. Containing blanket and broad restrictions, this regulation is prone to be used a tool to control rather than protect students. Ultimately, it will do more harm than good.

All eyes on Lao dam tragedy probe
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:10:00 +0700

In the wake of the tragic collapse last month of an auxiliary dam of the Xe-Pian-Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in southern Laos, the Lao government on Aug 7 announced a major review of hydropower projects across the country.

UTCC survey finds corruption ebbing
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Thailand's corruption situation improved in the first half of the year, thanks in part to the government taking serious action with respect to the temple funds embezzlement scandal and irregularities in an embezzlement-hit welfare fund intended to help poor students.

Raimon Land adds two plots
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

SET-listed developer Raimon Land Plc (RML) will have at least seven prime land plots worth more than 10 billion baht combined for future development of luxury condominiums after the company's board agreed to acquire two plots on Sukhumvit Road from KPN Land Co.

Storm Bebinca an ill omen as dams close to bursting
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Two major dams in Kanchanaburi were almost full Thursday evening, especially Vajiralongkorn dam where more than three times as much water is flowing in as is being discharged, according to the director of the office managing it.

Carabao aims to become top drink in Thailand
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

Carabao Group, the maker of energy drinks under the Carabao Dang and Carabao trademarks, has completed its new 8.7-billion-baht production centre as it looks to tap into the growing energy drinks market at home and abroad.

Ex-monk too ill to show in court
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

The former Phra Buddha Isara was a no-show at the Criminal Court on Thursday. He was due to attend to enter a plea for his role in the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra government protest in 2014.

Showtune songs and all that jazz
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 04:00:00 +0700

At first, it seemed like an unsuitable decision to stage a concert of Pia Douwes, a musical diva from Europe, at the Small Auditorium of Thailand Cultural Centre. But it turned out that the 300-pax space allowed the powerfully-lunged songstress to offer a cozy and intimate night, with a spice of musical variety.

Travel News

Local wisdom in every corner
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:55:00 +0700

After Ban Khok Muang in Buri Ram won the Otop Village Champion award in 2006, village head Prasit Loiprakhon was confident that it would help boost tourism in his community.

Same same but deliciously different
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 07:16:00 +0700

When was the last time you visited Pai?” I asked myself while on a van headed to the small town that sits about halfway between the east end of Road 1095 in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district and its west end in the town of Mae Hong Son. With 1,864 curves along its length of 200km, 1095 is notorious asone of the country’s twistiest roads. A rest stop like Pai is a godsend. Over the years, Pai...

‘Death Railway’ tag debated for World Heritage application
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:24:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI: As Thailand pushes for a notorious railway built by the Japanese military during World War II to become a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site, local people are debating whether the track's widely known name "Death Railway" should be used in the campaign.

Night dinosaur show proving popular in Khon Kaen
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:21:00 +0700

KHON KAEN: Visitors are flocking to a night dinosaur display with light and sound effects in Wiang Kao district.

Myanmar climbers eye treacherous Hkakabo Razi
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:45:00 +0700

HPA-AN, Myanmar: A two-week jungle trek followed by a sheer climb up avalanche-prone slopes to a jagged ridge of icy pinnacles awaits three Myanmar mountaineers planning to take on Hkakabo Razi, a peak so treacherous it has been conquered only once.

Beatles' Indian hideaway comes together, 50 years on
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:45:00 +0700

RISHIKESH, India: Fifty years after the Beatles came to India, the bungalows where the Fab Four lived, the post office where John Lennon sent Yoko Ono postcards and the giggling guru's house are all ruins.

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