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News for Friday, 2 August 2013

TAT fact sheet update on oil spill situation

2 August 2013 - 10:53 am

Tourism Authority of Thailand fact sheet on Thailand oil spill situation update of 1 August 2013. A significant improvement has taken place, with the size of oil film decreasing from about 9 square kilometers on July 31 to 5 square kilometers.

Read the full article at khonkaengazette.com

PTT president thought slick under control

2 August 2013 - 10:52 am

"War room" shut down before oil hit Ao Phrao PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC) president Bowon Vongsinudom has admitted he wrongly believed the oil spill off Rayong was under control when he inspected the slick on Sunday.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Dengue outbreak could pass 100,000 mark

2 August 2013 - 10:50 am

Thailand’s Health Ministry has initiated a major campaign nationally for a million volunteers to eradicate mosquitoes in residential areas, schools and temples whilst urging the general public to destroy breeding grounds in or near their homes, ...

Read the full article at pattayatoday.net

12 fires set in far South

2 August 2013 - 10:48 am

At least 12 fires broke out at private businesses in Yala, Songkhla and Pattani provinces early Friday, causing no casualties but raising suspicion of arson by militants. The first blaze was reported to Yala’s Muang police station ...

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



 

News for Thursday, 1 August 2013

Cabinet invokes ISA in capital

1 August 2013 - 09:42 am

Security law imposed to tackle amnesty bill rallies A special cabinet meeting on Wednesday decided to impose the Internal Security Act (ISA) in three districts of Bangkok from today until Aug 10 to cope with rallies planned to coincide with the reopening of parliament.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Bank of Thailand foresees stronger Q3

1 August 2013 - 09:37 am

Thai economic growth in the third quarter will likely expand at a higher pace than in the second quarter, as a gradual recovery in developed economies, particularly the US, can help to raise exports, says a Bank of Thailand official.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thai musicians arrested for murder of American tourist

1 August 2013 - 09:34 am

PHUKET: Three Thai musicians have been arrested for the murder of 51-year-old American tourist Bobby Ray Carter Jr and the assault of his 27-year-old son in Krabi early this morning. According to one of the suspects ...

Read the full article at phuketgazette.net

Father tries to save twin sons from river, current takes one

1 August 2013 - 09:24 am

A three-year-old boy is missing after he was washed away in a flooded river in Chiang Rai's Mae Fa Luang district as his father was rescuing his twin brother from the water. On Tuesday, Daeng Nasai, the father, saw his twin sons ...

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Kaeng Krachan closes waterfall in fear of flooding

1 August 2013 - 09:22 am

The Tourist Service Center of Kaeng Krachan National Park has announced that Pah La-U Waterfall will be temporarily closed to the public due to approaching forest runoffs. The head of the center made known that after days of heavy rains in upstream areas ...

Read the full article at khonkaengazette.com

Spill bigger than it looks, expert warns

1 August 2013 - 09:19 am

An expert yesterday warned of the possible health impacts of the PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) oil spill on aquaculture and swimmers, as he said the slick is bigger than it looks. Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency ...

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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