News from Thailand

Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Friday, 4 January 2013

Wage hike 'won't cripple businesses'

4 January 2013 - 09:27 am

The government's blanket enforcement of the 300-baht daily minimum wage will bolster businesses rather than cripple them, Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong says. He said, however, measures to ease impacts from the policy will be tabled before the cabinet next week.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Longest stamp issued to mark AEC (pix)

4 January 2013 - 09:25 am

Thailand Post has launched a commemorative stamp to celebrate Children's Day under the theme of the Asean Economic Community (AEC). Parisa Pananont, marketing communications manager of Thailand Post, said the stamp, which is 124mm long, is the country's longest stamp, followed by the 116mm royal barge Suphannahongsa collection issued in 1997.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Thursday, 3 January 2013

Transsexual attacked, robbed creditor

3 January 2013 - 01:43 pm

CHAIYAPHUM – Police on Thursday arrested a transgender man for attacking an elderly woman he owed money to and stealing her money and gold jewellery.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Workers rally against abrupt factory closure

3 January 2013 - 01:40 pm

Over 200 workers of an underwear-making company in Saraburi came out to protest yesterday against the company's abrupt closure of its factory. The workers say the company is trying to avoid paying the new daily minimum wage rate of 300 baht.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

BoT chief sceptical on fiscal deal

3 January 2013 - 01:38 pm

Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul joined analysts in expressing scepticism over legislation approved by the US Congress yesterday to avert a financial crisis. Although the passage of the bill has helped lift investor sentiment worldwide, the US still faces the challenge of coming up with meaningful reforms in the long run, Mr Prasarn said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

New Year road death toll 365

3 January 2013 - 01:35 pm

A total of 365 people were killed and 3,329 injured in 3,176 road accidents throughout the country over the “seven dangerous days” (Dec 27-Jan 2), Panadda Diskul, deputy permanent secretary for interior, said on Thursday. The road death toll was reported on Wednesday at 332 for the first six days.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Russian tourists robbed in Pattaya

3 January 2013 - 01:33 pm

CHON BURI - Four Russian tourists were robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday morning outside their accommodation complex in Pattaya. Police said the tourists were held up at Corrilb Village, an accommodation complex, in tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri province.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Money lender 'drowned herself'

3 January 2013 - 01:30 pm

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT - An affluent money lender has been found drowned in a fish pond, and her father believes she committed suicide because was distressed at not being able to collect debts owed her.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Wednesday, 2 January 2013

British man killed in countdown party

2 January 2013 - 10:10 am

SURAT THANI - A 23-year-old British tourist was killed by a stray bullet during a fight involving a group of Thai men in a bar at Koh Phangan's Haad Rin Beach early in the morning of New Year's day. Stephen Ashton was with a group of friends and three hundred other tourists in the 2013 countdown party at a pub and restaurant named Zoom Bar when he was shot by a home-made gun shortly after 4am, Pol Col Kittakarn Kramomthong, chief of Koh Phangan station said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

New reefs to protect coasts

2 January 2013 - 10:07 am

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is planning to introduce new artificial reefs to prevent trawlers from encroaching on coastal areas reserved for small-scale local fishermen. Department adviser Sakanand Plathong said a group of fishermen and academics have been working together on the design of the man-made reefs. Once completed, these reefs will serve as barriers to prevent fishing trawlers from illegally operating in the restricted coastal zones.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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