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 Thursday, 1 August 2013

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

Police raids on niteries continue

1 August 2013 - 09:18 am

Banglamung civic officials and police descended on entertainment venues on Walking Street and Soi Buakhao in search of illegal drug use, underage drinkers and licence irregularities as the crackdown on booze-driven crime continues apace.

Read the full article at pattayatoday.net

DSI rejects Wirapol in Europe rumours

1 August 2013 - 09:17 am

The Department of Special Investigation(DSI) on Wednesday dismissed rumours that disgraced former monk Wirapol Sukphol has entered Europe, saying the fugitive was still in the United States. Pol Col Songsak Raksaksakul, chief of the DSI's office ...

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

News for Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Baht, bonds fall on growth risk

31 July 2013 - 10:58 am

Thailand's baht headed for a fourth monthly drop, the longest losing streak since 2008, on concern an economic slowdown in China will hurt the Southeast Asian country's exports. A Bank of Thailand report on Wednesday will show ...

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

NSC: political rallies threaten security

31 July 2013 - 10:52 am

Security agencies on Tuesday concluded that political rallies planned to coincide with the reopening of parliament on Thursday could threaten peace, order and security in society, and suggested that the Internal Security Act (ISA) could be enforced in specific areas, if necessary.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Greed jeopardizing tourists' safety, says Racha group

31 July 2013 - 10:50 am

PHUKET: Reckless speedboat captains and tour guides chasing day-trip commissions have been named as the leading culprits jeopardizing tourists’ safety at Koh Racha, a popular day-trip island south of Phuket.

Read the full article at phuketgazette.net

Scientists warn against "hair boom" clean-up appeal

31 July 2013 - 10:47 am

A campaign to collect hair to produce so-called "hair booms" to use as oil absorbers for the Koh Samet slick went viral on social networks yesterday. However, scientists warned that the method could create more trouble than it was worth.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



Gambling debtor is knived

31 July 2013 - 10:45 am

A man stabbed twice in his torso and right arm was found by police groaning on the ground on Soi Wat Tai Hee. Covered in blood, 34-year-old Prawit Klao Kleamng was rushed to Memorial Hospital. Shortly afterwards, Weerapong Chomtawon calmly walked into the medical facility ...

Read the full article at pattayatoday.net

Plodprasop says foreign help needed to contain spill

31 July 2013 - 10:43 am

Deputy PM vows PTTCG "will pay" for Samet spill Thailand is ill-equipped to handle the Rayong oil spill, Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi admitted Tuesday. He also said the government must set up a committee to handle the catastrophe.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Phuket officials seize machinery, halt construction at protected mangroves site

31 July 2013 - 10:41 am

PHUKET: The Phuket Land Office will be called on to answer how three Nor Sor 3 land-use documents came to be issued for “plots” within a protected mangroves site on the outskirts of Phuket Town. Officials from the Royal Forest Department (RFD) yesterday raided a seven-rai site ...

Read the full article at phuketgazette.net

 

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