Archive For August 31, 2017

Rainmaking in the Isaan Region

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Rainmaking in the Isaan Region

Surasee Kittimonthon Department director-general  of the Department of Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation said they will carry out rainmaking operations aiming to fill up 10 reservoirs where the water levels are still low. The annoucement was made yesterday – Wednesday (Aug 30). In the Northeast: Lam Takhong Dam in Nakhon Ratchasima will be targeted amongst others countrywide….

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Food Safety Programme in Khon Kaen

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Food Safety Programme in Khon Kaen

A group of 32 participants from Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam are meeting in Khon Kaen to participate in a food safety project titled “Regional Media Training Programme on Communicating Food Safety.” The programme, has been taking place from place from August 28 to September 1, and aims to bolster knowledge of food safety challenges…

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Defendant Released on Bail in Khon Kaen Bar Girl Murder Case

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Defendant Released on Bail in Khon Kaen Bar Girl Murder Case

Khon Kaen Provincial Court has release one defendant today in the Khon Kaen bar girl murder and dismemberment case. Jidarat Promkhun, 21, was the only defendant not charged with murder over the death of karaoke bar worker Warisara Klinjui, 22. The court decided she wasn’t a flight risk and has released on bail, reported The…

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Khon Kaen From the Air

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Khon Kaen From the Air

The advent of camera phones and drones has produced some great aerial footage to local areas and the scale of Khon Kaen city’s development is best seen from the air. We’ve added a couple of short clips today including a great advert for the university. We’ve also included one that compares the nightlife of Bangkok,…

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Heavy Rain Warning – Ubonrat Reservoir Releases Water –

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Heavy Rain Warning – Ubonrat Reservoir Releases Water –

  To prepare for an expected torrential downpour, Ubonrat reservoir in Khon Kaen is releasing water to help the upstream areas cope with run-off in case more rain comes down. The Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to move northwest at about 25km/h through China’s Hainan to upper Vietnam today and tomorrow. It is…

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Phon Provincial Court Indicts Ex-Mayor of Ban Phai.

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Phon Provincial Court Indicts Ex-Mayor of Ban Phai.

You may remember this bizarre case from around this time last year. It was alleged the Ban Phai district ex-Mayor Premsak Phiayura ordered staff to detain and humiliate five journalists, including stripping one of his underwear. Channel 3 reporter Pramote Sribura was one of the five journalist (although not the one told to strip). The employees…

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NE Police Told to Monitor Social Media – Yingluck Flees Country

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NE Police Told to Monitor Social Media – Yingluck Flees Country

Northeastern police were told to monitor social media in the province ahead of an expected judgement on ex pm Yingluck Shinawatra today. But Yingluck, 50, whose family dominated Thai politics for more than 15 years, failed to show up at court for judgment in a case centered on the multi-billion dollar losses incurred by a…

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Suspects Plead Not Guilty

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Suspects Plead Not Guilty

The four suspects in the Khon Kaen Murder trial have pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder. Preeyanuch Nonwangchai, 24, Kawita Ratchada, 25, Apiwan Sattayabundit, 28, and Wasin Namprom, 22,all denied the serious charge,  Nopadol Seedatan, representing the victim’s family, said He said Preeyanuch and Kawita admitted to assaulting Warisara Klinjui, 22, and burying her dismembered body….

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Khon Kaen Murder Case Suspects Charged

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Khon Kaen Murder Case Suspects Charged

Khon Kaen provincial court indicted the four suspects in the Khon Kaen murder and dismemberment case on Tuesday. They were charged with the murder of a karaoke bar worker, concealing her body and also with weapons charges. A fifth suspect was charge only with theft Wichet Saenkham, a provincial public prosecutor, said the indictment came…

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Khon Kaen Airport Upgrade

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Khon Kaen Airport Upgrade

The Department of Airports has allocated significant funding to Khon Kaen Airport. Khon Kaen airport will be upgraded over the next three years. It will get a new terminal that will increase the airport’s passenger handling capacity from 2 million passengers to 5 million a year. About 2.95 billion baht in total will go to…

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