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Sabotage report 'classified': Prayut
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:46:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted the report on a "network of elements sabotaging the nation" was intended for his eyes only and not for anyone else to see.

Cops find drug bags in Thitima case
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:01:00 +0700

Investigators on Thursday found some medicines, liquid and tablets in bags belonging to the prime suspect, Rachadech Wongthabutr, a 24-year old freelance male model, in connection with the death of Thitima "Lunlabelle" Noraphanpiphat, a 25-year-old commercial presenter.

PM vows to speed up relief funds dispersal
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:46:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to step up the pace of disbursing relief funds to assist flood victims in the Northeast, although he did acknowledge that red tape had slowed down efforts so far.

Anutin backs spray ban
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, on Thursday voiced his strong support for a ban on toxic herbicides paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos -- a stance shared by the Agriculture and Cooperatives and Industry ministries.

Somkid downplays rate role in boosting growth
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Interest rates are less important than confidence as a mechanism for propping up economic growth, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

Police to ask for autopsy results on 'pretty'
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:27:00 +0700

Police investigators will ask for the post-mortem results of Lunlabelle, a young product presenter, and believe they can solve her mysterious death at a male companion’s Bangkok condominium within 48 hours.

Opposition plans no-confidence motion against PM
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:14:00 +0700

The opposition is looking to petition the court and bring a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for ethical violations stemming from his oath blunder, Wan Muhammad Nor Matha, leader of the Prachachat Party, said on Thursday.

'Postman' robs gold shop
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:16:00 +0700

SAMUT PRAKAN: A man in a Thailand Post uniform robbed a gold shop in Bang Phli district of gold necklaces worth 70,000 baht and fled in a Thailand Post van on Thursday.

US Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing 'uncertainties'
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:45:00 +0700

WASHINGTON - The US central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year on Wednesday, and Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell vowed to do whatever is needed to keep the economy growing.

Muslim students rip intel order
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:31:00 +0700

The Muslim Students Federation of Thailand (Mustfeth) on Wednesday petitioned the House committee on law, justice and human rights to look into a Special Branch Bureau (SBB) demand for information on Muslim students, which they say violates the constitution.

Travel News

Amari Pattaya
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:38:00 +0700

With its major transformation completed, Amari Pattaya has strengthened its position as a leader in the resort city. The family-friendly property offers a variety of services designed to please young guests, such as kids’ check-in and spa treatments.

From where we stood
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Standing on the ground, I looked up to the cliff above Phet Pho Thong Cave in Sa Kaeo's Klong Hat district. My trainer and guide, Kosol Thianthong told me that he chose the easiest route for my group to try abseiling. The height is about 10m. It didn't look that high from where we stood.

Learn muay Thai
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched the Awesome Muay Thai guidebook.

Parking spaces for 39,000 cars during barge procession
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:01:00 +0700

The government has made available 39,000 parking spaces in Bangkok for people wanting to watch the royal barge procession next month, according to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

Blue Line's Bang Wa-Lak Song extension to open Saturday
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 14:11:00 +0700

The Blue Line will begin running to its final destination at Lak Song from Saturday, with commuters offered free rides for a week.

Social media makes travel plans for Gen Z: Booking.com survey
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:43:00 +0700

Social media is an integral part of travel for Generation Z, with Instagram the top source of inspiration when picking a destination, according to a new study by Booking.com.

Come and see
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Each weekend, thousands of Thai and foreign travellers visit destinations full of culture and history, serene nature with breathtaking views, cosy accommodation, delicious food and plenty of great shopping opportunities.

Discover Bhutan, your field guide to happiness
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

"Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon," announces our Druk Air pilot, about 15 minutes before we land at Paro International Airport. For passengers like me, in a window seat on the left-hand side of the plane, the trip of a lifetime begins now.

Serenity now
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 04:01:00 +0700

Despite reports warning of tropical storm Podul, my plan to visit Lan Chom Dao, one of Phetchabun province's most scenic camping grounds, at the end of August remained unchanged. Postponing the trip was out of the question, I already had fixed plans for the following weeks. Besides, with a deadline to meet, I couldn't let a storm, not even a typhoon, stop me. It turned out I made the right...

Suan Phung targets outdoorsy tourists
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:58:00 +0700

Suan Phung, a district in Ratchaburi province, is in the spotlight as a new destination for sporting tourism.

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